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The Phone (2DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Son Hyun Ju (Actor) | Uhm Ji Won (Actor) | Hwang Bo Ra (Actor) | Bae Sung Woo (Actor)
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First-time director Kim Bong Joo introduces a twist of fantasy in the thriller blockbuster The Phone. Starring Son Hyun Ju (Hide and Seek) and Uhm Ji Won (The Silenced), the film is about a lawyer who gets a second chance to save his murdered wife when he receives a call from the past.

After quitting his job, lawyer Ko Dong Ho (Son Hyun Ju) arranged a dinner with his wife (Uhm Ji Won). Before arriving at the dining place, his wife is involved in a fender bender. Shocked and frightened, she phones Dong Ho who forgot about the date. Having dinner with his colleagues, Dong Ho doesn't answer the phone. It's not until three o'clock in the morning that he realizes that his wife is already dead.

One year after the miserable incident, a phone call allows him to talk to his wife from the past. Can he rewrite history and save his wife from murder?

This edition comes with special features including a behind-the-scenes footage, gallery, poster shooting and trailer.

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Product Title: The Phone (2DVD) (Korea Version) The Phone (2015) (DVD) (雙碟裝) (韓國版) The Phone (2015) (DVD) (双碟装) (韩国版) ザ・フォン (2015) (DVD) (雙碟裝) (韓国版) 더 폰 (2DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: 手機 手机
Artist Name(s): Son Hyun Ju (Actor) | Uhm Ji Won (Actor) | Hwang Bo Ra (Actor) | Bae Sung Woo (Actor) 孫 賢周 (Actor) | 嚴智媛 (Actor) | 黃寶拉 (Actor) | 裴成佑 (Actor) 孙 贤周 (Actor) | 严智媛 (Actor) | 黄宝拉 (Actor) | 裴成佑 (Actor) ソン・ヒョンジュ (Actor) | オム・ジウォン (Actor) | ファン・ボラ (Actor) | ペ・ソンウ (Actor) 손현주 (Actor) | 엄 지원 (Actor) | 황보라 (Actor) | 배성우 (Actor)
Director: Kim Bong Joo Kim Bong Joo Kim Bong Joo キム・ボンジュ 김봉주
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: KD Media
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1049315812

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더 폰 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Wide Screen
*Sound Mix: DOLBY SURROUND 5.1 / 코멘터리
*Extras:
*영화의 시작 (06:00) / 대본 리딩 & 고사 스케치
*3인 3색 출사표 (11:00) / 캐릭터 메이킹
*그 날의 통화 (08:00) / 제작 메이킹
*액션은 전투다 (09:00) / 액션 메이킹
*스틸 갤러리 (02:00)
*포스터 촬영 (06:00)
*CG B&A (01:38)
*예고편 (01:11)

*Director: 김봉주


■ SYNOPSIS

유능한 변호사 고동호는 사회적으로 이슈가 되는 큰 사건들을 해결하면서 명성을 떨치지만 안티들의 협박 편지에 시달리면서 직장을 옮길 결심을 한다. 이제 홀가분한 마음으로 의사인 아내와 저녁 약속을 잡지만 먼저 약속 장소로 향하던 아내는 접촉사고를 당한다.
당황스러운 마음에 남편 고동호에게 전화를 하는 아내 그러나 동호는 직장 동료들과 회식을 하느라 고의적으로 아내의 전화를 받지 않는다.

약속도 어긴 채 새벽 3시가 넘어서야 집으로 돌아온 동호는 아내가 살해된 것을 알고 경악하게 된다. 경찰들이 수사에 나서지만 살인범을 찾아내지 못한다..

아내가 사고를 당한지 1년이 지난 어느 날, 죽은 아내에게서 전화를 직접 받게 되는 동호.
전화는 바로 1년 전 죽기 전 그날 아내에게서 걸려온 전화 임을 알게 되는데…

■ 감상 포인트

드라마에 <시그널>이 있다면 영화는 <더 폰>이 있다
과거로부터 온 전화 그리고 미래를 바꿀 수 있는 기회!

★ 1년 전 사건을 바꿀 수 있는 기회가 온다면?
최근 드라마 <시그널>이 전국민의 사랑을 받는 최고 드라마로 평가 받은 뒤 유사한 소재로 지난 해 개봉된 영화 <더 폰>이 다시 한번 주목을 받고 있다. 발표될 당시 신선한 소재와 이미 충무로에서 정평이 난 시나리오로 여러 감독들이 눈독을 들였던 작품으로 “1년 전 사건을 바꿀 수 있는 기회가 찾아온다면?”이란 설정으로 살해 당한 아내와 통화로 1년 전 끔찍한 사건을 되돌려 미래를 바꾸는 주인공의 고군분투를 담고 있다. 영화 <더 폰>은 드라마 <시그널>과 유사한 설정으로 추격 액션 스릴러의 쾌감을 보다 집중적으로 다룬 작품으로 DVD 출시에 맞춰 드라마 <시그널>과 비교해 보면 재미있는 공통점들을 찾아 볼 수 있다.

■ 악랄한 가해자에서 피해 주인공 당사자로
흥행, 재미를 보장하는 배우 손현주의 <더 폰>

영화 <숨바꼭질>, <악의 연대기>로 흥행 연타에 성공한 손현주가 흥행 연속행진에 나선다. 매 작품마다 깊은 감정 연기와 몸을 사리지 않는 열정으로 깊은 감동을 선사한 그가 스크린 차기작으로 <더 폰>을 선택한 것. 게다가 최근 드라마 <시그널>에서는 악의 정점에 있는 역할을 맡아 피해자였다가 가해자가 된 그의 연기 변신을 지켜볼 수 있다.
또, 대한민국을 대표하는 여배우 엄지원과 대세배우로 떠오른 배성우가 합류해 충무로 최강 캐스팅이 완성되었다. <극장전>, <소원> 등 다양한 장르를 넘나들며 폭넓은 연기 스펙트럼을 펼쳐 온 엄지원은 의문의 괴한에게 살해당한 '고동호'의 아내 '조연수' 역으로 손현주와 환상의 호흡을 선보인다. 그리고 최근 스크린에서 가장 빛나는 조연으로 활햑 중인 배성우는 정체불명의 용의자 '도재현' 역할로 긴장감 넘치는 극의 변주를 이끈다.


■ 도심을 가로지르는 스릴 넘치는 추격 액션
생생한 보너스영상들과 감독 배우들 코멘터리
DVD를 구매해야 하는 충분한 이유!

영화 <더 폰> DVD를 통해 서울 도심 한복판에서 촬영해 더욱 실감나고 스릴 넘치는 추격전을 안방 극장에서 실감나게 관람해 볼 수 있다. 우리 시민들이 매일 이용하는 지하철부터, 광화문, 청계천, 강남대로 등 주변에서 흔히 봐 왔던 일상적인 공간이 순식간에 긴장감 넘치는 추격 스릴러의 배경으로 완벽하게 변신한다.

특히 <더 폰>의 배우들과 제작진들이 입을 모아 최고의 명장면으로 꼽는 연등행렬 장면은 영화의 하이라이트이자 DVD에서도 놓쳐선 안 될 관전 포인트이다. 서울 도심을 가득 메운 인파와 연등 행렬의 화려한 불빛이 안방 스크린 가득 장관을 이룬다.

DVD의 빼놓을 수 없는 매력 보너스 영상 역시 영화 <더 폰>을 구매해서 감상해야 하는 이유 중 하나다. 대본 리딩과 고사 스케치부터 캐릭터 메이킹 영상과 제작 메이킹 영상, 그리고 액션 메이킹 영상까지 영화가 완성되기까지의 뒷이야기가 생생하게 영화 팬들에게 전달된다.

DVD 또 다른 매력 바로 감독과 배우들이 완성된 영화를 보며 제작 뒷이야기를 생생하게 전달하는 코멘터리. 영화 <더 폰> 코멘터리는 김봉주 감독과 주연 배우 손현주, 엄지원, 배성우가 모두 참여해 촬영 당시 상황에 대한 이야기를 디테일하게 들려 준다.
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Professional Review of "The Phone (2DVD) (Korea Version)"

August 1, 2016

Korean writer director Kim Bong-joo makes his debut with The Phone, a high-concept fantasy thriller in which a time-anomaly gives a lawyer the chance to talk to his wife in the past and to try and prevent her from being murdered. Not to be confused with Ahn Byeong-ki's 2002 horror smash Phone, the film is headlined by Son Hyun-ju (Hide and Seek) and Uhm Ji-won (The Silenced), and was somewhat of a surprise hit during the busy season, opening at the top of the box office and going on to pull in more than 1.5 million admissions.

The film opens with Son Hyun-ju as Ko Dong-ho, a lawyer who has just quit his job to take on a high paid position at a pharmaceutical firm. Deciding to go out and celebrate with colleagues, he ignores a call from his wife Yeon-soo (Uhm Ji-won), who ends up in a car accident before going home alone, only to be killed as part of an apparent botched robbery. A year later, and with the police having failed to catch the murderer, Dong-ho lives a miserable life, trying to take care of their young daughter while obsessing over the case and his own guilt. Everything changes when one day he receives a phone call from Yeon-soo, which somehow seems to be coming from the day she died, giving him the chance to try and change events and keep her alive.

While there's nothing terribly original about its premise, recalling Hollywood films like Frequency, The Butterfly Effect and others, The Phone does offer something different to most other Korean blockbusters of recent years, and Kim Bong-joo puts its daft concept to fine use. A thriller very much in the classic Hitchcock style, the film wastes no time in getting down to its many twists and turns, and wisely gets several major revelations out of the way early on, leaving Kim to have fun keeping the viewer guessing. While upon post-credits reflection the plot makes very little sense indeed, being likely to cause brain aneurysms in viewers who waste their time trying to think about it too hard, it hangs together well as it rattles through its paces, Kim keeping things moving fast enough to distract from its many inconsistencies.

A slight lull during the second act aside, it's for the most part tense, breathless stuff, Kim showing a confidence not usually seen in a first time director. The film also benefits from plenty of well-judged action scenes and impressive set piece chases, as well as a fair amount of violence, all of which give it a welcome hard edge and sense of threat. Some sharp editing similarly helps, and the film is intelligently constructed in the way in which it leaps between past and present, Kim allowing conflicts and dangers to overlap and intertwine. Though the film blatantly manipulates the viewer from start to finish, it's done in a clever and entertaining fashion that never frustrates, capped off by a suspenseful last half hour and satisfying ending.

Son Hyun-ju proves a great choice for the male lead, managing the difficult task of turning a lawyer into a sympathetic everyman who it's easy to root for as things get increasingly complicated and deadly – Kim certainly puts his protagonist through the wringer. Uhm Ji-won is also on good form, and the film wins points for at least giving her more to do than being a standard damsel in distress, her efforts to get to the bottom of things and to survive in the past matching those of her husband in the present. Though the two don't share too many scenes together there's a believable dynamic between them, and the film proves yet again that when it comes to producing a gripping thrill-ride, there's no substitute for giving viewers characters they actually care about.

A superior Korean thriller, The Phone stands out from most of the country's recent blockbusters by the rare virtue of being a genre film which gets pretty much everything right. Marking an accomplished debut for Kim Bong-joo, the film offers a slice of highly enjoyable schlock for viewers able to suspend their disbelief for a couple of hours.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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Customer Review of "The Phone (2DVD) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

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May 26, 2018

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Stitched Up In Time Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Back in 2002 Korean ghost movie Phone became a popular addition to the Ringu Set of long dark haired girls with murderously pasty white faces to give the fearful something to worry about. But with the advancement of mobile phone technology, in place of the television screen, the mobile phone became the next sinister device medium along with the Japanese Takashi Miike movie One Missed Call. Now on to 2015 the Korean movie The Phone procures another phenomena satire but with a more serious ‘edge’ (to pardon a popular The Phone brand pun) of where lawyer Dong-Ho (Hyun-joo Son) a man who attempts to save his medical surgeon wife Yeon-Soo (Ji-won Uhm) from murderer Jea-hyun (Seong-woo Bae) who killed his wife one year ago to the present day. The core phenomena an electromagnetic solar storm somehow enabling Dong-Ho’s mobile phone to anomalously connect with his wife’s phone to the exact month and day in 2014, just before she was murdered.

Before in 2014, all was sort of...well. Yeon-Soo a successful surgeon, Dong-Ho a successful lawyer and both living with their daughter Kyeong-rim (Jeong-he No). I say sort of as Socrates in Republic mentions more lawyers and doctors are needed when introducing a society of increasing luxury. But on the fatal day when Dong-ho celebrates with colleagues at a works party and returning home late drunk, finds his wife dead in the house living room after a break in. The police unable to find the killer.

Exactly a year from the tragic day Dong-Ho, after driving his daughter to school, gets a morning call on his smart phone. The voice is of his dead wife Yeon-Soo talking to him as if in a their normal everyday situation (he had been drunk a year ago but didn’t seem to have watched a George A Romero movie then). Dong-Ho believing a sick prank call angrily gets out of his car searching for the caller and after locating a young woman he mistakenly believes to playing tricks (being a lawyer he suspects many a disgruntled enemy), suddenly realises the unreal truth. It is his wife on the other phone and talking about situations that happened on the day just before she was murdered in 2014. So before the tragic evil repeats itself, Dong-Ho in the present franticly warns his wife that a food delivery guy is a murderer and so must not allow him into their house. Such frantic conversations over a mobile network amidst this electrical anomaly happening both ends of 12 months apart. Dong-ho’s hope changing as might Yeon-Soo’s fate in time.
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Precision and the Aftermath Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
With concerning ‘glitches’ in modern technology it seems incredulous that intricate and finally tuned craftsmanship should succumb to banal fault devices. Only recently I read about Alexa disarmingly recording a family member’s private conversation and embarrassingly sending the recording to her employer. If though Alexa’s ‘evil’ laugh wasn’t bad enough. Alexa is a similar name to Resident Evil Code Veronica’s aristocratic bad girl Alexia and that the name Alexia is related to the reading disorder dyslexia. Where someone losing the ability to read words properly the complaint is called alexia. Maybe Alexa had a dyslexic moment relating to the above. Now considering the above and ‘glitchy’ technology if Alexa searched for knowledge about RE’s Alexia (hopefully not in a narcissistic manner) it would be virtuous, after her having sponged up the knowledge of Alexia’s awful use of an ancient virus from a queen ant, ‘to avoid problematic ideas of how to use her good power’. But maybe AI technology is quantum unpredictable and the human inventor pardoned (a.k.a. immune) from synthetic error similar to Pontius Pilate washing his hands. And tech devices can record, monitor, transmit and catalogue like no other.

The Phone however relates to such glitches that effects this intriguing story line. And I suppose a glitch with a good purpose. Similar to recent S Korean thriller movie ‘A Day’ (which I haven’t seen as yet) where the intricate plot device time loops in one day, The Phone puts a husband and wife into contact by the separation of one year in time and of the husband (in the present) trying to avoid his wife getting perceptively re-murdered in the past. The strange anomaly ‘glitch’ of a freak solar storm that obliges the contact medium across time by two smart phones (maybe Thor also the God of electricity is seeking true justice) whereas everyone else's phones periodically crackle, get fuzzy and generally annoy (to stop them talking to themselves in the past maybe). The plot harkens back to movie ‘Ditto’ there a romantic movie over an even larger period of time. But The Phone with its average beginnings does flow into a swift thriller. Its predictable within perpetual flux.

I certainly liked the moody electronic music score by Casker. A pity there doesn’t seem to be a soundtrack CD. The Phone to it’s similar titled ‘sister’ movie of 2002 ghost horror Phone, similarly features two Ji Wons; Ji Won Uhm in this and Ji Won Ha in Phone and Ditto.
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