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Comedic favorite Cha Tae Hyun (My Sassy Girl) stars in the surprise box-office hit Scandal Makers (a.k.a. Speedy Scandal), Korea's highest-grossing comedy of all time. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Kang Hyung Chul and produced by A.P.T. director Ahn Byung Ki, Scandal Makers serves up hearty laughter with the story of a former pop idol who enters panic mode when he discovers he may have a teen daughter. Mixing family sitcom laughs with winking jabs at the entertainment industry, the film is the perfect vehicle for Cha Tae Hyun to flex his comedic muscles and hapless faces. Adding to the fun are breakthrough actress Park Bo Young (Our School E.T.), who won Best Newcomer Actress at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards, and adorable scene-stealing child actor Hwang Suk Hyun, whose priceless facial expressions had moviegoers up in stitches. Already picked up for a Hollywood remake, Scandal Makers collected over eight million admissions during its amazing run from December 2008 to spring 2009 to become one of Korea's biggest hits of all time.

Thirty-something former pop singer Hyun Su (Cha Tae Hyun) is now a popular radio DJ who spends too much time reminiscing about his idol past. He's got plenty more to occupy his mind though when Jung Nam (Park Bo Young) shows up claiming to be his daughter. What's more, she's brought along a mischievous little boy, Ki Dong (Hwang Suk Hyun), whom she claims to be her son. In the blink of an eye, Hyun Su has become a father and a grandfather. His career is over if the media catches scent of this!

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Product Title: Scandal Makers (VCD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 極速緋聞 (VCD) (中英文字幕) (香港版) 极速绯闻 (VCD) (中英文字幕) (香港版) 過速スキャンダル (香港版) Scandal Makers (VCD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: スピードオーバー・スキャンダル
Artist Name(s): Cha Tae Hyun (Actor) | Park Bo Young (Actor) | Hwang Suk Hyun (Actor) | Hwang Woo Seul Hye 車太鉉 (Actor) | 朴寶英 (Actor) | 王晢鉉 (Actor) | 黃雨瑟惠 车太铉 (Actor) | 朴宝英 (Actor) | 王晢铉 (Actor) | 黄雨瑟惠 チャ・テヒョン (Actor) | パク・ボヨン (Actor) | ワン・ソクヒョン (Actor) | ファンウ・スルヘ 차 태현 (Actor) | 박보영 (Actor) | 왕석현 (Actor) | 황우슬혜
Director: Kang Hyung Chul 姜炯徹 姜炯彻 カン・ヒョンチョル 강형철
Release Date: 2009-08-24
Language: Cantonese, Korean
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: South Korea
Disc Format(s): VCD
Duration: 109 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Other Information: 2VCDs
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1021062579

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Director: Kang Hyung-chul

Hyun-soo Nam (CHA Tae-hyun) was once an idol star with millions of teenage girl fans. Now in his mid-thirties, he is still popular as the DJ of the number one hit radio show. But one day, Jung-nam, Hwang, pretending to be a faithful listener of this show who wrote in her father! Not only that, she has a son! Jung-nam stalks Hyun-soo at his home and the station, his perfect life about to crumble to pieces. To make matters worse, he gets caught up in a scandal with Jung-nam. Hyun-soo does what he can to salvage his celebrity image but he faces too many hurdles to stop Jung-nam and her son from taking over his life. It boils down to one last show to test whether he is fit to be a true star.
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Professional Review of "Scandal Makers (VCD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

July 3, 2009

This professional review refers to Scandal Makers (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
The Scandal Makers broke box office records in Korea, and after seeing the film it's hard to fault audiences for spending their box-office dollars. An enjoyable comedy made for popular appeal, Scandal Makers features many commercial elements: a likable and proven leading man, a young and photogenic leading lady, a sitcom-worthy premise, family-friendly laughs and – perhaps most important of all - an adorable little kid. Director-screenwriter Kang Hyoung-Chul has made a film for the masses, but Scandal Makers earns its "thumbs up" for more than just the obvious - it's got a solid script and smart direction, too. The adorable little kid still helps a lot, though.

Cha Tae-Hyun (My Sassy Girl) stars as Hyun-Su, a former TV actor turned popular radio personality. Hyun-Su's ratings rise when he counsels a single mother over the airwaves to seek out her long-lost father and show up on his doorstep with her young son. Despite his advice, Hyun-Su pities the unsuspecting grandfather because he's an avowed player and happy with the single life. Too bad that he's actually the unsuspecting grandfather; single mother Jung-Nam (Park Bo-Young) is his daughter from his ninth grade affair with an older woman, and Jung-Nam was pretty young herself when she conceived her son Ki-Dong (Wang Seok-Hyun). Together, the combined age of the three generations barely cracks 60. Planned Parenthood would have a fit.

Scandals can spell doom for popular personalities, and with his star currently on the rise, Hyun-Su would like to avoid bad publicity. However, Jung-Nam forces her way into his home and life, demanding shelter in exchange for her silence. Meanwhile, she pursues her dream of becoming a singer, and coincidentally Hyun-Su's radio show is hosting a singing competition. Jung-Nam soon shows up at Hyun-Su's studio to audition, while Hyun-Su fumes in the background and little Ki-Dong heads off to school. Hyun-Su lightens up a bit when he develops a crush on Ki-Dong's babelicious teacher (Hwangwoo Seulhae) and recruits young Ki-Dong to be his assistant matchmaker. Predictably, bonds develop between the three, but conflict isn't far off, either. Besides the omnipresent threat of scandal, there's the simple trial of adjustment. Can Hyun-Su finally give up his swinging bachelor ways for a three-generation household?

Spoiler alert! Of course he can, but like all commercial movies in our modern "seen-that-before" film consumption culture, the trick to a quality film isn't really what happens, but how. In that, Scandal Makers does its job exceptionally, moving at an entertaining pace and developing its story well. There's some convenience going on, but director Kang makes good use of all his characters and situations. There are no extraneous parts here; every element that's introduced returns in a welcome and appropriate fashion. Also, the filmmakers shows restraint, choosing not to lean on sappy montages or out-of-nowhere plot devices to grab the audience. There's a third act dip into drama, but by then the characters have endeared themselves to the audience - and hey, it's only drama, not melodrama. Simply for not going over the top, the filmmakers receive extra points.

The performances help quite a bit. Cha Tae-Hyun is dependable as the older-than-he-looks Hyun-Su, and nineteen year-old Park Bo-Young has the makings of a real star. However, little Wang Seok-Hyun steals the show; his curly-haired Ki-Dong is cute and precocious, and doesn't become annoying despite possessing a loaded character trait like sleepwalking. Ki-Dong's sleepwalking hook is milked for a couple of gags, but - in yet another moment of restraint - that's all the focus it gets: just a couple of gags. Kang Hyoung-Chul reportedly went through numerous screenplay drafts before the film finally entered production, and the final result seems well-thought and complete. The Scandal Makers never strays far from convention, but it seems to relish its commercial status, giving audiences what they want in a polished, smart and enjoyable fashion. If only all commercial films could be as agreeable.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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Customer Review of "Scandal Makers (VCD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (5)

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September 30, 2009

Very Good! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I like Cha Tae Hyun a lot because he is a good actor. I'm really glad that I bought this VCD version because the video quality is surprisingly excellent. If you don't want to spend a whole lot on a movie that you are not sure of, try this version. It is well worth it because it is an enjoyable comedy. I wouldn't say it is perfect. I like the cute little boy who plays Cha Tae Hyun's grandson and Park Bo Young who plays his daughter. Btw, Cha Tae Hyun is not bad as a singer, but I'm glad that he has turned into a famous actor. :)
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September 17, 2009

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1 people found this review helpful

Fabulous Comedy Drama Hit Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
As an ex-silver trouser pop star Hyun Su succumbs to being a local radio station 'celebrity' DJ, whose main forte is talk shows with low ratings. Hyun Su though boosts those pesky ratings by regularly reading letters over the airwaves from a single mother Jung Nam (Bo Young Park), who with her young son desperately needs to see her estranged father again. With strong encouragement from Hyun Su, his positive encouragement leads both girl and son to appear un-announced at the doorstep of Hyun Su’s plush apartment, dropping a bomb shell that HE is actually Jung Nam’s father. With a big classic Tae Hyun Cha shocked face at such a revelation, especially as it’s the same time Hyun Su is expecting a hot date to appear, he suddenly remembers a relationship in his youth that would have produced such an offspring. Reluctantly Hyun Su accommodates his two new ‘house guests’ and then decides to get a DNA test to clarify if Jung Nam is actually his daughter. So he bundles them over to a dog surgery where Hyun Su’s old rock band drummer mate makes a DNA test, which proves 100% positive; Jung Nam is his daughter. Fearing an embarrassing scandal, he lets Jang Nam and her son live with him and promises to help Jung Nam become a singer if she keeps mum. But Jung Nam only dreams of reconciling with the father she never knew and enters a pop singer talent competition at Hyun Su’s radio station as a means of expressing the love to her father she feels she cannot reveal.

This is a brilliant blend of drama comedy romp and the importance of family values, of how important a parent is to a child. With incredible quick fire visuals and comedy, its pure family entertainment. Tae Chae’s well-timed satire is on form and Bo Young Park as his single mum daughter is brilliant (I was convinced by her talent after “The ESP Couple”) and the lad Suk Hyun Hwang as Ki Dong’s son is so funny cute by his facial reactions and subtle gestures. He even keeps beating Hyun Su at playing cards and tries to fix a date with a nursery assistant Hyun Su falls in love with. Watching the scene at the nursery where Hyun Su and Ki Dong become infatuated and mesmerized by a nursery assistant and a young schoolgirl respectively is a gem. Fascinatingly this is a ‘Toilet Pictures’ film also produced by Byung Ki Ahn who previously directed horror films like “Phone” and “Apt” and amazing to see how he’s contributed to a different genre and a massive hit. Buy without hesitation children.
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August 14, 2009

This customer review refers to Scandal Makers (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Just might be the perfect date movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Every once in a while you come across a movie in which everything fits together beautifully. "Scandal Makers" is just such a film. Its success begins with an ingenious premise -- a 30-something womanizing failed-pop-star-turned-radio-host is shocked when a teenaged girl shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his daughter ... and she has a son in tow, thus turning the childish playboy into an instant granddad!

Cha Tae Hyun is brilliant as the irresponsible celebrity unwilling to accept his abrupt change in circumstances. Park Bo Young is equally good as the spunky daughter-with-a-dream. Hwang Suk Hyun is an adorable little tyke and Hwangwoo Seul Hye is appealing as the boy's kindergarten teacher.

The film's clever premise is fleshed out brilliantly with a script that offers lots of humor while effectively tugging at the viewer's heart strings and allowing its characters to develop in a natural, unforced manner. "Scandal Makers" is darn near flawless -- I recommend it highly for a perfect evening of light entertainment.
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July 14, 2009

This customer review refers to Scandal Makers (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
2 people found this review helpful

Awesome movie. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Best Korean movie I've seen in years. This movie made me laugh, cry, happy, and mad!
Going into the theaters to watch this movie, I had NO IDEA what this movie was about.
All I know was that Cha Tae Hyun was in it.
When I came out, the one thought in my head was that I needed to buy the DVD when it comes out. It's just so good. Although Cha Tae Hyun is one of the best in Korea, I think Park Bo Young outshined him in this movie. Her acting was superb. That one scene just made my heartache, I almost wanted to get up and help her myself. Storyline was great, I just wish they made the movie longer.
A must buy for all Korean movie lovers.
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luc
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July 5, 2009

This customer review refers to Scandal Makers (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Great Film! Very entertaining! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I wasn't too sure what to expectd of the film after watching the trailer but went ahead and ordered it from
YA, base on all of the hype (and ticket sales in korea). I didn't think Cha Tae Hyun still had anything left in him, after a bunch of bad films, but he definitely came back with this one. Park Bo Young did an excellent job in the film as well. The film has already been picked up by a US company in plans for doing a remake. The Director that is on the remake project commented "It's very entertaining and very universal." After watching the film, I know what he meant now, and yes it's a very entertaining. I highly recommend to watch this film before the remake - so many bad remakes (e.g. My Sassy Girl), although with this one they might be able to pull this one off.
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