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Wonderful Days
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.4 out of 10 (26)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (31)

YesAsia Editorial Description

The hugely ambitious Korean sci-fi animation film "Wonderful Day" made with a colossal budget of nearly 13 billion Korean won is the most expensive Korean futuristic drama ever made seeking nothing less than to transform the creative and commercial animation landscape.

In the film, the Earth has deteriorated into a murky hell due to an environmental disaster by the year 2142. An elite race of humans has built a floating, fortified city called Ecoban that converts the surrounding pollution into energy. Meanwhile, hordes of downtrodden survivors subsist outside the city in sprawling hovels under perpetually dark and cloudy skies. Threatened by falling pollution, the Ecoban leadership hatches the dastardly plan of wrecking the world beyond the city to secure energy. The story expounds on the love triangle of three characters - Ecoban security officer Jay, resistance fighter Shua and Ecoban security chief Simon - as they struggle to find happiness on their stormy planet.

Fusing traditional 2-D animation, 3-D computer animation, miniatures and live action photography of rain or fog, the pioneering melange of technology used in "Wonderful Days" generates an uncanny, stimulating atmosphere with a depth and weight never before seen in Korean animation. The groundbreaking imagery aside, "Wonderful Days" cleverly combines elements of action and romance while exploring a philosophical and emotional terrain. Vaguely religious references from both Buddhism and Christianity enhance the solemn and apocalyptic mood without being overly didactic.

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Product Title: Wonderful Days 美好日子 又名:晴空戰士 (韓國版) 美好日子 又名:晴空战士 (韩国版) Wonderful Days(ワンダフルデイズ)(DVD) (韓国版) 원더풀 데이즈
Artist Name(s): Animation 動畫 动画 アニメーション 만화영화
Release Date: 2003-09-06
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Place 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: Bitwin (KR)
Other Information: 2 Disc
Package Weight: 190 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002870671

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미래를 바꿀 운명의 판타지가 시작된다!
에너지 전쟁 이후 생존자들은 남태평양에 오염된 공기와 물을 에너지원으로 한 인공지능 도시 에코반을 건설한다. 난민들이 속속 몰려들지만 에코반의 권력자들은 방사능에 오염된 그들을 받아들이지 않는다. 난민들은 에코반 근처에 터전을 마련하고, 마르라 이름을 짓는다. 에코반이 건설된 지 100년 후 인공지능도시 에코반의 심장부 델로스 타워에 누군가 침입한다. 에코반 경비대원 제이는 그가 첫사랑 수하임을 알게 된다.에너지 전쟁 이후 생존자들은 남태평양에 오염된 공기와 물을 에너지원으로 한 인공지능 도시 에코반을 건설한다. 난민들이 속속 몰려들지만 에코반의 권력자들은 방사능에 오염된 그들을 받아들이지 않는다. 난민들은 에코반 근처에 터전을 마련하고, 마르라 이름을 짓는다. 에코반이 건설된 지 100년 후 인공지능도시 에코반의 심장부 델로스 타워에 누군가 침입한다. 에코반 경비대원 제이는 그가 첫사랑 수하임을 알게된다.하늘은 잿빛이 아니라 푸른 빛이라고, 언젠가 꼭 푸른 하늘을 보여주고 싶다고 말했던 수하. 그러나 갑자기 에코반을 떠났고 사람들은 모두 그가 죽었다고 했다. 기다렸던 첫사랑을 적으로 만난 제이는 혼란에 휩싸이고 제이를 사랑하는 경비대장 시몬 역시 수하의 존재를 알게된다.대기가 맑아지면서 에코반의 에너지원도 점차 줄어든다. 위기를 느낀 에코반은 마르 전체를 불태워 자신들의 생존을 위한 에너지를 충전하려고 하고 나날이 가혹해지는 에코반의 억압으로 마르인들의 분노도 격앙된다. 두 도시의 대립이 첨예해지는 가운데 수하의 생존을 알게 된 시몬은 에코반과 제이를 지키기 위해 수하를 제거하려고 하는데...

Special Features
Disc 1
* 음성해설 (김문생 감독 외 )

Disc 2
* 아름다운 이야기(DVD를 위한 메이킹 다큐멘터리)
* Director's Note (7년간의 제작 비하인드 스토리)
* Music Video (뮤직 비디오)
* Theatrical Trailer (극장 예고편)
* Visual Story (사진모음)
* Crew (제작진 소개)
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Customer Review of "Wonderful Days"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.4 out of 10 (26)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (31)

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September 19, 2006

This customer review refers to Wonderful Days Limited Original Edition
You must buy this! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is the uncut version of "Wonderful Days". The animation is superb and the story is complex as deals with how society adapted to a polluted world and lost its humanity in the process. Human relationships mirror the relationship with the environment.

The video transfer is superb. The rain and water effects in this title were godly. The audio (Dolby version) is also wonderful.

Lots of love went into making this movie and it is shown with all the extras that come with this edition, including the menus.

A definite "must have" for any animation collection.
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April 22, 2006

This customer review refers to Wonderful Days Limited Original Edition
Excellent movie ^_^ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I loved this movie so much I had to grab the limited edition and the soundtrack. I know another person who wrote a review had trouble with the l.edition with a 2 second skip, but I took the chance and bought it and it was fine.

So for the bit extra I recommend this one! The extra stuff is all in Korean without subbies to help you out, but you can still appreciate all the work they show you without translation. The movie itself has the extra scenes in it, and sometimes explains things a bit better because of that.

Wont jabber on too long, good buy, must see movie. Shame it couldn't come to theatres worldwide. *cries*
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January 4, 2006

The only review that matters!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
[Animation:] The animation is truly ground-breaking. A perfect combination of 2D, 3D, & real-life miniatures mixed seamlessly to deliver a world you have to see to believe. [Sound & Subtitles:] The sound effects are spectacular & the music is as beautiful as the visuals. This DVD supports DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1. The English subtitles are excellent, no grammatical errors here. [Story & Characters:]First of all there aren't any plot holes. The story is told in a way a spider weaves a web, except this time, the spider starts from the outside & works its way into the center. The story is one about hope & the passion that the characters share in a time of desperate need. The story is more clear than confusing. [Packaging & Extras:]The DVD case is held inside an attractive holographic casing. Disc 1 -Unless you are very fluent in Korean the commentary track is useless. Disc 2 - If you can read Korean & understand it very fluently, this disc has plenty to offer. If your like me and can't speak or read any Asian language this disc still has extras like a massive gallery slideshow which features concept art, sketches, etc. It also has some promotional material such as various "Wonderful Days" trailers, music video, stills. I highly recommend this to any animation buff or casual.
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Anonymous

May 11, 2005

This customer review refers to Wonderful Days Limited Original Edition
Excellent Movie - Flawed L.O.E. Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Everything about this movie is great. The only thing that was lacking is the story line but given the circumstances the writers did a good job with what they had to work with.

The only reason why I returned the Limited Original Edition was because it has a manufacture's defect. It is near the end about an hour into it when the Kid gets hurt. The movie skips for 2 seconds. While it is not a big deal it is distracting enough to take away from the movie. So I bought the regular limited edition instead free of the defect. I hope they fix this problem.
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Anonymous

May 1, 2005

A great Anime.. may lack a plot Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
An amazing DVD. The Animation is good but can lack fluid smooth moments. The moment I heard about this Korean Anime I checked it out. Reviews and such told me a great anime but lacks a plot.I bought and watched it and it was amazing. The plot needs a little work and the motions aren't always fluid but let's face it nothing is perfect. Koreans CAN make anime.
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