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Kim Yoon Seok (Actor) | Kim Hye Su (Actor) | Jun Ji Hyun (Actor) | Lee Jung Jae (Actor)
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Korea's answer to Ocean's Eleven, The Thieves has turned into the highest-grossing Korean film of all time. Tazza: The High Rollers director Choi Dong Hun's heist film brings together a stunning ensemble cast of Korean and Chinese stars. A-listers Lee Jung Jae, Kim Yoon Seok, Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Hye Su are joined by veteran actress Kim Hae Suk, character actor Oh Dal Soo, rising star Kim Soo Hyun, and Hong Kong actors Simon Yam, Angelica Lee and Derek Tsang for the blockbuster thriller. Shot in Macau, Hong Kong and Korea, the film revolves around ten thieves with different skills and agendas who collaborate and compete to steal a famous diamond from a casino. With its staggering star power and unpredictable, action-packed story, The Thieves is pure cinematic entertainment from beginning to end.

Professional thieves Popeye (Lee Jung Jae), Yenicall (Jeon Ji Hyun), Chewinggum (Kim Hae Suk) and Zampano (Kim Soo Hyun) work together seamlessly to swindle and score hits. Fresh out of prison, Pepsi (Kim Hye Su) also joins the team – just in time for a call from an old friend, Macao Park (Kim Yoon Seok). Former partners Popeye, Pepsi and Macao have a loaded history: a failed job and suspected betrayal a few years ago sent Pepsi to jail and Popeye and Macao their separate ways. Now Macao is rounding up Popeye's crew along with four Hong Kong thieves – Chen (Simon Yam), Andrew (Oh Dal Soo), Julie (Angelica Lee) and Johnny (Derek Kwok) – for one big, elaborate hit at a Macau casino. The target: a diamond worth $20 million.

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Product Title: The Thieves (Blu-ray) (Coffee Book) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) 盜賊門 (Blu-ray) (Coffee Book) (首批限量版) (韓國版) 盗贼门 (Blu-ray) (Coffee Book) (首批限量版) (韩国版) 泥棒たち (Blu-ray) (コピーブック) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 도둑들 (블루레이) (커피북) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Also known as: 神偷大劫案 神偷大劫案
Artist Name(s): Kim Yoon Seok (Actor) | Kim Hye Su (Actor) | Jun Ji Hyun (Actor) | Lee Jung Jae (Actor) | Kim Hae Suk | Oh Dal Soo (Actor) | Kim Soo Hyun (Actor) | Angelica Lee (Actor) | Simon Yam (Actor) | Shin Ha Kyun (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor) 金允錫 (Actor) | 金 慧秀 (Actor) | 全 智賢 (Actor) | 李政宰 (Actor) | 金海淑 | 吳達庶 (Actor) | 金秀賢 (Actor) | 李心潔 (Actor) | 任達華 (Actor) | 申河均 (Actor) | 曾國祥 (Actor) 金允锡 (Actor) | 金 慧秀 (Actor) | 全 智贤 (Actor) | 李政宰 (Actor) | 金海淑 | 吴达庶 (Actor) | 金秀贤 (Actor) | 李心洁 (Actor) | 任达华 (Actor) | 申河均 (Actor) | 曾国祥 (Actor) キム・ユンソク (Actor) | キム・ヘス (Actor) | チョン・ジヒョン (Actor) | イ・ジョンジェ (Actor) | キム・ヘスク | オ・ダルス (Actor) | キム・スヒョン (Actor) | 李心潔(アンジェリカ・リー) (Actor) | 任達華 (サイモン・ヤム) (Actor) | シン・ハギュン (Actor) | 曾國祥(デレク・ツァン) (Actor) 김윤석 (Actor) | 김혜수 (Actor) | 전 지현 (Actor) | 이정재 (Actor) | 김해숙 | 오달수 (Actor) | 김수현 (Actor) | Angelica Lee (Actor) | 임 달화 (Actor) | 신 하균 (Actor) | Derek Tsang (Actor)
Director: Choi Dong Hun 崔東勳 崔东勋 チェ・ドンフン 최동훈
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Place of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition, NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Publisher: KD Media
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1032229887

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도둑들 (블루레이) (커피북) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 1080P High Definition 2.35:1
*Sound Mix: 한국어 5.1 DTS-HD MA / 감독, 배우 코멘터리
*Extras:
감독, 배우 코멘터리: 최동훈 감독, 김윤석, 이정재, 김혜수, 전지현, 오달수, 김해숙
* 프러덕션 메이킹
* CG
* 콘티
* 개봉 현장
* 포토 스토리

*Director: 최동훈


■ 2012년 전국 1300만 관객 돌파 한국영화 사상 최고의 흥행작!

2012년 한국영화 최고의 흥행을 기록한 <도둑들>은 극장 개봉 66일 만에 누적 관객 1300만명을 돌파하여 한국 영화 역사상 최고의 흥행을 기록했다! 대종상 여우조연상, 한국 영화 평론가협회 촬영상 수상을 비롯하여 수많은 국제 영화제 초청, 개막작으로 선정되는 등 그 인기가 한국과 아시아를 넘어 전세계적인 관심을 받고 있다. 한국 영화 역사상 최고의 흥행을 기록한 <도둑들>의 블루레이가 2012년 12월 일 최고의 퀄리티와 뒷이야기를 가득 담긴 보너스 영상들을 가지고 출시된다!

■ 블루에이를 통해서 HD 고화질로 만나는 ‘도둑들’의 아주 특별한 이야기들

<도둑들> 블루레이에는 영화의 촬영 뒷이야기와 배우들의 인터뷰 등을 메이킹 감독이 직접 제작한 다큐멘터리 영화 ‘도둑들 영화를 만들다’가 수록된다. 이미 영화관에서 <도둑들>을 즐긴 관객들에게 촬영 현장 이야기를 전하며 색다른 재미를 선사할 예정이다. 또, 스탭과 제작진이 주인공이 되는 특별한 메이킹 영상이 수록된다. 촬영, 미술, 의상, 무술, 음악, 소품을 담당한 제작진들의 프러덕션 메이킹을 비롯하여 멀티 앵글로 제작되어 콘티와 비교하며 영화를 볼 수 있는 콘티북 영상, CG 장면들, 제작발표회와 시사회현장, 메인, 티저 예고편 등이 수록될 예정이어서 한국 영화 최고 흥행작에 걸맞는 최고 퀄리티의 블루레이가 영화 팬들을 또 한 번 즐겁게 할 예정이다.

■ 줄거리

10인의 도둑, 1개의 다이아몬드! 그들이 움직이기 시작했다!

한 팀으로 활동 중인 한국의 도둑 뽀빠이와 예니콜, 씹던껌, 잠파노. 미술관을 터는데 멋지게 성공한 이들은 뽀빠이의 과거 파트너였던 마카오박이 제안한 홍콩에서의 새로운 계획을 듣게 된다. 여기에 마카오박이 초대하지 않은 손님, 감옥에서 막 출소한 금고털이 팹시가 합류하고 5명은 각자 인생 최고의 반전을 꿈꾸며 홍콩으로 향한다. 홍콩에서 한국 도둑들을 기다리고 있는 4인조 중국도둑 첸, 앤드류, 쥴리, 조니. 최고의 전문가들이 세팅된 가운데 서로에 대한 경계를 늦추지 않는 한국과 중국의 도둑들. 팽팽히 흐르는 긴장감 속에 나타난 마카오박은 마카오 카지노에 숨겨진 희대의 다이아몬드 <태양의 눈물>을 훔치는 계획을 얘기한다. 2천만 달러의 달콤한 제안을 거부할 수 없는 이들은 함께 작업에 착수한다. 그러나, 비밀스런 마카오박과 그런 마카오박의 뒤통수를 노리는 뽀빠이, 배신당한 과거의 기억을 잊지 못하는 팹시와 팀보다 눈 앞의 현찰을 먼저 챙기는 예니콜, 그리고 한국 도둑들을 믿지 않는 첸과 중국 도둑들까지. 훔치기 위해 모였지만 목적은 서로 다른 10인의 도둑들은 서서히 자신만의 플랜을 세우기 시작하는데…
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Professional Review of "The Thieves (Blu-ray) (Coffee Book) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

February 28, 2013

Rarely do event films come as big or as eagerly anticipated as Korean blockbuster The Thieves boasting an amazing ensemble cast of top pan-Asian talent, exotic shooting locales and a heist caper plot which has won comparisons to Steven Soderbergh's popular series. The film was written and directed by Choi Dong Hun, who should really be better known after turning out some of the best Korean cinema of the last few years, including The Big Swindle, Jeon Woo Chi: The Taoist Wizard and the superb Tazza: The High Rollers and who again here takes what could have been a relatively high concept premise and enriches it with engaging characters and multi-layered scheming. The film more than lived up to its billing, emerging as the biggest domestic box office hit of all time (or the second biggest, still falling slightly behind The Host depending on which source you read) with over 12 million admissions, in addition to garnering a long list of nominations at the Grand Bell and Blue Dragon Awards.

The thieves of the title are a group of experienced professionals, led by Popeye (Lee Jung Jae, The Housemaid), backed by the acrobatic Yenicall (Jeon Ji Hyun, My Sassy Girl), veteran Chewinggum (Kim Hae Suk, Mama) and the young but capable Zampano (upcoming star Kim Soo Hyun, recently in the popular television show Dream High), the film opening with them skilfully swindling a rich businessman. Popeye brings them news of a dangerous, though potentially very lucrative score, working with his former partner Macao Park (Kim Yoon Seok, The Yellow Sea) to steal the fabulous Tear of the Sun diamond from a casino in Macau and sell it back to a notoriously vicious criminal called Wei Hong. Joined by the newly released from jail Pepsi (Kim Hye Su, Tazza), who shares a chequered history with Macao and Popeye, the Koreans team up with the Chinese thieves Chen (Simon Yam, Election), Andrew (Oh Dal Soo, Traffickers), Julie (Angelica Lee, The Eye) and Johnny (Derek Tsang, Girl$), and start to plot the hit. Needless to say, things don't go even remotely as planned, and with the police on their trail, the gang find their various allegiances and partnerships sorely tested.

The Ocean's Eleven comparisons are fair enough, as The Thieves certainly aims for the same kind of ensemble caper, mixing together various subplots with equal measures comedy and drama. However, Choi Dong Hun's approach is a little different, and without wishing to give much away, there's less focus on the central heist itself, with the film quickly going off in a variety of other directions. The script is far more character driven, and where Soderbergh went for a hip detachedness from his characters, Choi goes to some lengths to flesh them out and to invest more in their various relationships. This is something he has proved very good at it the past, and though the script doesn't quite have the depth of Tazza, the film does have a certain amount of emotional engagement, and a few surprising and rewarding melodramatic beats. Caring about the characters definitely gives the film more weight, helped by solid acting all round from the cast, in particular the always excellent Kim Yoon Seok, Kim Hye Su and Simon Yam (naturally), with Jeon Ji Hyun throwing in a fun turn.

All of this is mixed very skilfully with a complex plot, and the film certainly has a great deal going on, fairly rushing between its many twists and revelations. Though it can be a bit exhausting at times, Choi does his best to keep the viewer guessing through till the end, and there are some very entertaining surprises and character reversals along the way in fine Hitchcockian style. The script's emotional depth helps to make things all the more suspenseful, and with the comic relief, mostly from Jeon Ji Hyun, thankfully never being over done, the film is for the most part gripping and suspenseful, at least until the final act, Choi switching gears for the last half hour or so and going for all out action. While he does a decent job of throwing in some full on blockbuster set pieces, including a spectacular vertical battle on the side of a building, the bombastic wrap up is somewhat at odds with the rest of the film, and feels a little superfluous. Still, the thrills are well-handled and make good use of what must have been a pretty high budget, and inject a final spurt of pace into what at over two hours is a fairly long film.

This is a relatively minor complaint, and The Thieves is a hugely enjoyable piece of cinema that's well deserving of its success and accolades, confirming Choi Dong Hun as one of the country's top talents. Proof again that commercial entertainment need not be simply dumb fun, it's an intelligent, character rich genre pic with a superb cast and polished direction which comes recommended for all.

by James Mudge – BeyondHollywod.com

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Customer Review of "The Thieves (Blu-ray) (Coffee Book) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (3)

eM
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March 14, 2015

This customer review refers to The Thieves (2012) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Cover Picture not as Shown Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
I enjoyed watching this movie and its HK/Korean cast - Simon Yam is good as always, though I have to admit I bought this for Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun.

Please NOTE: the DVD cover is NOT as shown here, the cover is a photo of Jun Ji Hyun and a photo of Kim Soo Hyun placed side by side. It looks like a Photoshop job.
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December 1, 2014

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Top-notch caper film Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
It's 'dishonor among thieves' in director Choi Dong Hun's sprawling, big-big budget heist thriller, "The Thieves". Bloodthirsty criminal Wei Hong has stolen the ultra-valuable "Tear of the Sun" diamond necklace and stashed it in a Macau casino's safe. Master thief Macao Park (Kim Yoon Seok) develops an audacious plan to steal the necklace from the casino, then sell it back to Wei. To pull off his elaborate scheme, Park pulls together teams of highly trained and experienced crooks from both Korea and Hong Kong. What could possibly go wrong?

But things do begin to go wrong. Thieves being thieves, no one trusts each other and everyone is looking out for their own greedy best interest. One of their number turns out to be an undercover cop. Soon it's every man (and woman) for himself or herself, with cops and killer Wei Hong hot on their trail.

Director Choi's substantial budget is well spent on lush backdrops, astounding action sequences, and a terrific cast. Particularly good are Jeon Ji Hyun as a sharp-tongued acrobat skilled at gaining access to any room in any skyscraping building, Lee Jung Jae as a thoroughly amoral scam artist, and Kim Hye Su as the gang's safecracker, steamy in a form-fitting black dress slit up to here, who can't forget her former love for Macao Park. Choi keeps the story moving at a breakneck clip and laces the film with biting humor.

"The Thieves" makes a great companion piece to Choi's earlier film "Tazza: The High Rollers". What "Tazza" does on an intriguingly intimate scale, "The Thieves" does on the biggest of canvases. Both films are very highly recommended.
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March 11, 2013

This customer review refers to The Thieves (DVD) (3-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
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Chasing the Diamond Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
By restricted exchange methods, no matter if its The Italian Job, Oceans 11 or The Thieves, movie crooks of limited opportunity are driven by theft to accomplish lots of exchangeable objects for large amounts of satisfying materialism; a massive luxurious abode, a lake sized swimming pool and guaranteed profitable real estate (or something that explodes). And a Tears of the Sun diamond would come in nicely to exchange for massive cash and bought happiness, moving away from the socially engineered rat race! But preferably, the spiritually rejuvenating beauty of the natural landscape could alchemically ‘transform’ a chasing-the-money mindset and conforming systems of restriction, into happiness. Well, “The Thieves” endeavour determination of the material (and something a lot more upmarket than two trees and a hammock), as several Korean professional antique lifters led by Popie (Jung-jae Lee) boldly attempt a very tricky theft of obtaining a super expensive diamond necklace (the Sun Tears Orb thingy) from a complex mechanized safe within a high security Macau casino. The Korean theft team also band up with a Chinese racket. But when the thieves successfully reach their target safe, and get busy drilling, micro-camera probing and twisting obstinate safe dials, they’re suddenly tricked by a police sting, causing the nimble fingered to desperately scarper without the gem. Later the gang learn they’ve also been hoodwinked by Popie’s former partner in crime, Macao (Yoon-seok Kim) who successfully nabs the golden gem. Unhappy by betrayal, Popie, Pepsee and Yenicall seek out Macao but end up confronting highly dangerous gun wielding Chinese gangsters in a final action shoot out to obtain the enticing jewel.

“The Thieves” is a familiar HK gangster type with dry humour, gadgets and guns, gritty camaraderie, adrenaline ‘gamer’ action and stealing. The shoot out and Macao’s ‘Bourne’ type outer building run reminded me of video games like F.E.A.R. and Mirrors Edge and with Ji-hyun’s Yenicall doing some Lara Croft ‘Legend’ tower block bits, too. But “The Thieves” (a lighter Tazza) is good with a very nice cast line up. It was great to see a movie with Ji-hyun and Angelica together and Hye-soo as adept safebreaker Pepsee (the safe mechanized bit was quite revealing...lol). Surprised to see Soo-hyun Kim here and getting to snog Ji-hyun; no wonder this was a big hit! But this is a big budget Korean action film, with bells, whistles and things, and pretty darn good, too.
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