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Pandora (2DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Jung Jin Young (Actor) | Kim Nam Gil (Actor) | Kim Young Ae (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyun (Actor)
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Deranged director Park Jung Woo opens the Pandora's box of government impotence in a nuclear-themed disaster blockbuster that reminds of the 2011 deadly earthquake disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Park levies severe criticism of the Korean government's nuclear energy policy through the tragic story of a nuclear plant worker played by Kim Nam Gil (The Shameless), who strives to survive in a nuclear catastrophe along with his friends and family, played by Jung Jin Young (Time Renegades), Kim Young Ae (Cart), Moon Jung Hee (Cart), child star Bae Gang Yoo and Kim Joo Hyun (Modern Farmer). Lee Kyung Young (Inside Men) co-stars as a corrupt Prime Minister and Kim Myung Min (Proof of Innocence) as an incompetent President.

Jae Hyuk's (Kim Nam Gil) father and elder brother worked in a nuclear plant and eventually died of radiation. Despite bitter opposition from his mother (Kim Young Ae) and girlfriend (Kim Joo Hyun), Jae Hyuk is forced to work in the station as well. One day, a massive explosion occurs after an earthquake. Since the government doesn't have a contingency plan to save the victims, Jae Hyuk and his co-workers decide to return to the power station to prevent another explosion.

This edition comes with special features including making-of, character video, deleted scenes and additional video.

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Product Title: Pandora (2DVD) (Korea Version) Pandora (DVD) (雙碟裝) (韓國版) Pandora (DVD) (双碟装) (韩国版) パンドラ (DVD) (雙碟裝) (韓国版) 판도라 (2DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: 潘朵拉 潘朵拉
Artist Name(s): Jung Jin Young (Actor) | Kim Nam Gil (Actor) | Kim Young Ae (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyun (Actor) | Lee Kyung Young (Actor) | Kim Myung Min (Actor) | Kang Shin Il (Actor) | Moon Jung Hee (Actor) | Kim Dae Myung (Actor) 鄭進永 (Actor) | 金南佶 (Actor) | 金英愛 (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyun (Actor) | 李璟榮 (Actor) | 金明民 (Actor) | 姜信一 (Actor) | 文晶熙 (Actor) | Kim Dae Myung (Actor) 郑进永 (Actor) | 金南佶 (Actor) | 金英爱 (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyun (Actor) | 李璟荣 (Actor) | 金明民 (Actor) | 姜信一 (Actor) | 文晶熙 (Actor) | Kim Dae Myung (Actor) チョン・ジニョン (Actor) | キム・ナムギル (Actor) | キム・ヨンエ (Actor) | キム・ジュヒョン (Actor) | イ・キョンヨン (Actor) | キム・ミョンミン (Actor) | カン・シニル (Actor) | ムン・ジョンヒ (Actor) | Kim Dae Myung (Actor) 정진영 (Actor) | 김남길 (이한) (Actor) | 김영애 (Actor) | 김주현 (Actor) | 이 경영 (Actor) | 김 명민 (Actor) | 강신일 (Actor) | 문정희 (Actor) | 김대명 (Actor)
Director: Park Jeong Woo 朴正祐 朴正佑 パク・ジョンウ 박정우
Release Date: 2017-05-30
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: FNC Add Culture
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1058003016

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판도라 (2DVD) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widscreen
*Sound Mix: 한국어 돌비디지털 5.1

*Director: 박정우

동네 한량 같은 재혁과 그 친구들은 원자력발전소에서 일하고 있지만, 언젠가는 이 동네를 떠나려는 마음을 먹고 있는 사람들이다. 어느 날, 역대 최대 규모의 강진에 이어 원자력 폭발 사고까지 예고 없이 찾아온 초유의 재난 앞에 한반도는 일대 혼란에 휩싸이고 믿고 있던 컨트롤 타워마저 사정없이 흔들린다.
방사능 유출의 공포는 점차 극에 달하고 최악의 사태를 유발할 2차 폭발의 위험을 막기 위해 발전소 직원인 ‘재혁’과 그의 동료들은 목숨 건 사투를 시작하는데…!


<부산행>을 잇는 초대형 재난 블록버스터!
누구도 겪은 적 없는 대한민국 초유의 원전 재난!
영화 <판도라>는 역대 최대 규모의 강진에 이어 한반도를 위협하는 원전사고까지, 예고 없이 찾아온 대한민국 초유의 재난 속에서 최악의 사태를 막기 위한 평범한 사람들의 사투를 그린 작품이다.
원전을 소재로 한 최초의 재난 블록버스터로 긴박한 스토리와 초대형 스케일, 그리고 뜨거운 감동과 휴머니즘을 담아냈다. 천만 관객을 동원한 <부산행>, 700만 관객을 돌파한 <터널> 등 2016년은 어느 때보다 재난 블록버스터의 활약이 두드러진 한 해였다. <판도라>는 차별화된 소재로 2016년 초대형 재난 블록버스터의 대미를 장식할 만큼 소재의 참신성과 박정우 감독의 감각을 인정받았다.

제21회 부산국제영화제 아시아 필름마켓에서도 해외 바이어들로부터 뜨거운 반응을 이끌어낸 <판도라>가 2017년 드디어 영화의 뒷이야기들을 가득 담아 DVD로 출시된다.

<판도라> DVD는 2.35:1 아나몰픽 와이드 스크린에 한국어 5.1 채널과 감독과 주연배우들이 모두 함께 참석한 음성해설 오디오 더빙이 수록되어 있다.
프리프로덕션 메이킹 영상인 ‘불씨’부터 캐릭터 메이킹 영상 ‘평범한 사람들’, 삭제 장면, ‘사태 속 사투’로 수록된 제작 메이킹까지 영화 본편만큼이나 흥미롭고 재미있는 부가 영상들은 영화 <판도라> DVD에서 모두 만나볼 수 있다.
또한, 초도 생산 한정으로 감독과 배우들의 친필 싸인 속지가 랜덤으로 증정되어 더욱 소장가치를 더한다.

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YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "Pandora (2DVD) (Korea Version)"

June 19, 2017

Korean writer director Park Jung-woo follows up his 2012 virus thriller Deranged with another disaster-themed blockbuster in Pandora, convincingly depicting the devastating impact of a nuclear accident on everyday people. Inviting parallels with the 2011 nuclear and earthquake Fukushima disaster in Japan, the film is a markedly anti-authoritarian piece, Park offering a scathing portrayal of government incompetence and corruption.

Kim Nam-gil (The Shameless) headlines as Jae-hyuk, a man who works in the local nuclear plant despite his father and brother having both died from radiation poisoning, much to the dismay of his mother (Kim Young-ae, Cart) and long-suffering girlfriend Yeon-joo (Kim Joo-hyun, Modern Farmer). It’s clear that corners are being cut when it comes to plant maintenance and safety, the warnings of Jae-hyuk’s colleague Pyung-Sub (Jung Jin-young, Time Renegades) falling on wilfully deaf ears, and after an earthquake strikes the region an explosion results in a massive radiation leak, putting the local population at risk. When the government, led by ruthless the Prime Minister (Lee Kyung Young, Inside Men) and a nice but essentially useless President (Kim Myung Min, Proof of Innocence) prove unwilling or unable to help, it’s down to Jae-hyuk and his fellow workers to put their lives on the line.

Coming so soon after Fukushima and being a commercial blockbuster, there was always going to be a danger of Pandora being crass or in bad taste, not least due to the excesses which so many Korean disaster films are given to. Thankfully, with Park Jung-woo at the helm the film bucks this trend, and though it does inevitably have its moments of melodrama, is far more grounded than the vast majority of its peers, and benefits greatly from being possessed of a sharp and deeply cynical social conscience. Though there's spectacle here and set pieces, the film is generally subdued and grim, with far more of a focus on the human elements of the story, following a small group of well-fleshed out characters rather than the usual ensemble cast of doomed big name stars and their pets. As he showed with his early works Attack the Gas Station and Jail Breakers, Park is an accomplished storyteller, and one who doesn't always take the most obvious route, and while Pandora is fairly predictable, it’s at least believable, if depressingly so. The solid character writing and earnest acting by the unflashy cast help to make the film tense in a doom-laden way, and its hard edge makes it really quite shocking in places, Park never shying away from showing the horrors of radiation in graphic detail.

Thematically, Pandora is similar to Park's Deranged, a film which definitely deserves to be better known, and like recent hits The Tunnel and Train to Busan is relentlessly critical of the government and ruling elite, the characters of the Prime Minister and President making for a bleakly believable double act – the film is certainly well-timed, given recent political events in Korea. Even when they and their lackeys are finally galvanised into doing something practical about the unfolding disaster they’re marked by uselessness and self-motivation, and Park uses this not so much to glorify the struggle of the common people as to paint a picture of a society rife with corruption and with its boot placed firmly on their backs. At the same time, the film never loses sight of its humanity and never descends into a mere rant, its characters and plot remaining equally important as its themes.

This isn't to say that the film is perfect, and Park unfortunately lets it go on a good half hour too long, the two hours and twenty minute running time being in definite need of some judicious trimming. While not exactly bloated in the way that others of its can be, the film’s few dips into melodrama do stand out uncomfortably from its more realistic and dour elements, and though its teary ending is undoubtedly moving, it is dragged out a little too long.

Still, these are relatively minor criticisms, and Pandora is unquestionably one of the better big-budget Korean disaster films of recent years, and a welcome return from the feisty Park Jung-woo after being away for a few years. It's also a very important film, as is hammered home by the end credit titles, which inform the viewer that Korea currently has some 24 nuclear plans in nine cities, and that even after the Fukushima disaster, the government is pushing ahead with plans to build another 10 – food for thought indeed.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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