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200 Pounds Beauty (Blu-ray) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Blu-ray Region A

Kim Ah Joong (Actor) | Ju Jin Mo (Actor) | Kim Yong Hwa (Director)
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Lighthearted, witty, and bitingly funny, surprise box office hit 200 Pounds Beauty has become Korea's highest grossing romantic comedy. Based on a Japanese comic by Suzuki Yumiko, the film revolves on a topic all too familiar in Korea: plastic surgery. Kim Ki Duk previously covered plastic surgery in Time, but director Kim Yong Hwa takes a decidedly different spin with the scalpel in the crowd-pleasing 200 Pounds Beauty. Poking fun at society's obsession with appearances and, ironically, disdain for plastic beauty, the film made an overnight star out of lead Kim Ah Jung (When Romance Meets Destiny), whose sassy, yet vulnerable performance earned her the Best Actress and Most Popular Actress trophies at the 44th Daejong Awards. Starring opposite the breakthrough newcomer as her romantic interest is Ju Jin Mo (Musa). Even the film's award-winning soundtrack has become a big hit, particularly Kim Ah Jung's rendition of Maria. Is beauty more than skin deep? Find out in Korea's newest comedy sensation 200 Pounds Beauty!

As the ghost singer for pop idol Ammy and a popular phone sex partner, the bright and lovable Kang Hanna (Kim Ah Jung) attracts everyone with her beautiful voice. But in real life, she is overlooked and made fun of because of her obesity. She secretly likes manager Sang Jun (Ju Jin Mo), but does not have the courage to tell him. When a malicious joke leaves her humiliated and heartbroken, Hanna makes a drastic decision: full-body plastic surgery. One year later, a slim and drop-dead gorgeous Hanna (now going by Jenny) saunters into auditions, and easily wins over Sang Jun with her beautiful looks and voice. With her newfound beauty, Hanna gets everything she's ever wanted, including fame and love. But what will everyone think when they discover her true identity, and the secret behind her transformation?

Director Kim Yong Hwa has a keen sense for bringing comedy out of a seemingly tragic premise, and delivering it all with resounding commercial appeal. His previous comedy Oh! Brothers was about the bonding between two estranged brothers, one of whom has a rare physical disability. This time Kim addresses a different kind of physical imperfection. In portraying a society in which looks determine status, but plastic surgery invites criticism, Kim twists a painful reality into a comical situation, letting the social commentary underlie, but never overtake the film. 200 Pounds Beauty is first and foremost a romantic comedy, but one with a deceptively intelligent core.

This edition comes with the following special features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director, Kim Ah Jung, and Ju Jin Mo
  • Audio Commentary with Director, Cinematographer, Music Director, Art Director, and Producer
  • Birth of a Beauty (Making Of)
  • Gift of My Life (Interview with Director)
  • Interview with Main Cast
  • Maria (Interview with Music Director & Kim Ah Jung Vocal Lessons)
  • Special Makeup Featurette
  • Making Space (Interview with Art Director & Production Documentary)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Advanced Screening and Premiere Footage
  • Five Million Admissions Celebration Party
  • 34, 24, 34 (Poster Shoot)
  • Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot
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    Product Title: 200 Pounds Beauty (Blu-ray) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) 醜女大翻身 (Blu-ray) (限量版) (韓國版) 丑女大翻身 (Blu-ray) (限量版) (韩国版) カンナさん大成功です!(美女はつらいの) (Blu-ray) (限定版) (韓国版) 미녀는 괴로워 (블루레이) (커피북) (한정판) (한국판)
    Artist Name(s): Kim Ah Joong (Actor) | Ju Jin Mo (Actor) 金亞中 (Actor) | 朱鎮模 (Actor) 金亚中 (Actor) | 朱镇模 (Actor) キム・アジュン (Actor) | チュ・ジンモ (Actor) 김아중 (Actor) | 주 진모 (Actor)
    Director: Kim Yong Hwa 金龍華 金龙华 キム・ヨンファ 김용화
    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: 2011-12-22
    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: Art Service
    Other Information: 1-Disc
    Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1025889375

    Product Information

    미녀는 괴로워 (블루레이) (커피북) (한정판) (한국판)

    *Screen Format: 2.35 : 1, 1080P, AVC
    *Sound Mix: DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 (48Khz- 24bit)
    *Extras:
    -Commentary by 김용화 감독, 김아중, 주진모
    -Commentary by 김용화 감독, 촬영감독 박현철, 음악감독 이재학, 미술감독 장근영, 프로듀서 유재형
    D라인
    -미녀 탄생기 (메이킹 필름)
    -내인생의 선물 (감독 인터뷰)
    -인생의 전환점 (배우 인터뷰)
    -‘마리아~’ (음악감독 인터뷰)
    -탄생 D라인 (특수분장)
    -공간창조 (미술감독 인터뷰)
    -숨겨진 살들 (삭제 장면)
    S라인
    -미녀 방문기 (시사회 현장)
    -34, 24, 34 (포스터 촬영 현장)
    -미녀는 즐거워! (500만 돌파 기념 파티)
    -뮤직비디오
    -티저 예고편
    -극장용 예고편

    *Director: 김용화

    -개봉 5주년 기념! [미녀는괴로워] 블루레이 리마스터링 에디션 출시!
    -초회한정 커피북
    -660만 관객 사랑하는 그녀
    -군살없이 웃겨주는 S라인 코미디
    -인기절정 원작만화 + 김용화 감독의 연출력
    -1999년 국내에 번역, 30여만 권이 판매된 베스트셀러 만화 “미녀는괴로워”


    Synopsis
    그녀의 S라인 뒤에 숨겨진 살 떨리는 비밀 | 그녀의 푸짐한 매력에 빠져들다 | 완전 어이상실 | 군살은 없다! 비밀은 있다?

    169cm, 95kg. K-1이나 씨름판에 나가도 거뜬할 체격을 가진, 그러나 한 남자에게 사랑받고 싶은 여린 마음의 소유자 한나(김아중 분). 신이 그녀에게 허락한 유일한 선물인 천상의 목소리로 가수를 꿈꾸지만 미녀 가수 ‘아미’의 립싱크에 대신 노래를 불러주는 ‘얼굴 없는 가수’ 신세다. 생계를 위해 밤에는 ‘폰팅 알바’까지 뛰어야 한다. 쉴 틈 없이 혹사당하는 목. 그러나 정작 가장 괴로운 건 그녀의 마음이다. ‘아미’의 음반 프로듀서이며 자신의 음악성을 인정해준 유일한 사람 한상준(주진모 분)을 남몰래 사랑하게 된 것. 짝사랑에 몸달아하던 그녀, 드디어 꿈에 그리던 그의 생일파티에 초대받고 들뜬 마음으로 한껏 멋을 부리고 나타나는데... 그런데 그날 밤 이후 거대한 그녀가 흔적도 없이 사라졌다?!

    169cm, 48kg. 뽀샵으로 그려도 힘든 완벽한 S라인 몸매의 소유자 ‘제니’. ‘한나’가 흔적도 없이 사라져 음반활동을 중단하게 된 ‘아미’의 공백을 멋지게 메꾸어 줄 상준에게는 그야말로 구세주다. 교통사고 당한 사람이 넋을 놓고 쳐다보다가 병원가기를 잊을 만큼 황홀한 미모의 그녀는 고맙게도 노래실력까지 사라진 ‘한나’ 만큼 돼주신다. 그러나 떨이로 파는 생선에 환장하고, 넘어진 자장면 배달부의 빈 그릇을 친절히 주워주며, 예쁘다는 말에 눈물까지 글썽이며 감동하고, 남이 먹다 남긴 것도 거침없이 주워 먹는 등 희한한 엽기행각을 벌인다. 이상하리 만큼 착한 미녀 제니! 이 모든 상황을 의혹과 질투의 눈으로 바라보는 라이벌 ‘아미’. 점점 자신의 입지를 위협하는 제니의 존재에 위기감을 느끼고, 독특한 미녀 제니의 뒷조사를 감행한다. 과연 그녀의 S라인 뒤에 숨겨진 살 떨리는 비밀은 무엇일까?

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    Professional Review of "200 Pounds Beauty (Blu-ray) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

    May 14, 2007

    This professional review refers to 200 Pounds Beauty (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)
    It is one of the great truths of cinema that fat suits are comedy gold, something which surely stands director Kim Yong Hwa's 200 Pounds Beauty in good stead from the start, as does the fact that it deals with the ever topical subject of plastic surgery and its place in modern Korea. Taking the concepts of personal makeover and obsession with appearances to a wacky extreme, the film manages to work in not only comedy, but also some surprisingly eloquent social commentary, all wrapped up with the expected romance and melodrama. The combination proved to be a successful one, and the film certainly struck a cord with Korean audiences, emerging not only as one of the top ten domestic box office hits of all time, but also as the country's highest grossing romantic comedy ever.

    The film follows Hanna (actress Kim Ah Jung, recently in When Romance Meets Destiny), a friendly though unfortunately obese woman who works as a ghost singer for untalented pop idol Ammy and who secretly yearns for the heart of manager Sang Jun (Ju Jin Mo, also in Musa). After a cruel joke leaves her self-esteem in tatters, poor Hanna undergoes drastic plastic surgery and reemerges a year later, completely transformed into the svelte, almost unrecognisable Jenny. Pursuing a singing career in her own right, rather ironically being marketed as a natural beauty, and working her way into the affections of the curiously blank Sang, everything seems to be going well, until the suspicious Ammy begins digging into her past.

    Although much of the humour in 200 Pounds Beauty stems from embarrassment gags, the film is surprisingly free of the kind of cruel weight-related slapstick at the expense of the protagonist that might have been expected. Instead, director Kim plays mainly upon the ways in which Hanna retains her pre-surgery mannerisms and shyness, and the fact that she is clearly not the sharpest tool in the box. Most of the jokes hit home, and the proceedings are amusing throughout, with a few odd subplots helping to give a somewhat eccentric air, such as her sideline as a phone sex worker or her poor, crazy old father who is shamelessly wheeled out every now and then for a quick shot of hilariously misplaced cheap sentiment.

    Whilst more in the way of fat suit action might not have gone astray, this does allow for a little more character development, and the film benefits from the fact that Hanna is a likeable enough figure whose naivete is charming rather than annoying. As such the viewer comes to care for her and support her, if not in the rather redundant quest for the hand of the determinedly uncommunicative Sang, then at least in her efforts to get her life in order and to find some kind of peace with herself. Certainly, the film works better as a personal journey than as a romance, with life lessons a-plenty on the menu, and ultimately emerges as being more about Hanna learning to love herself than the floppy fringed dullard.

    Director Kim tackles in a deceptively light-hearted manner some fairly complex subjects, and the film not only explores the ways in which people are treated differently according to their appearance, but also the inherent hypocrisy and double standards of a society which encourages the pursuit of beauty yet criticises the methods taken by those not necessarily naturally blessed, with plastic surgery never being either demonised or wholly condoned. Despite some surprisingly bitter themes lurking in the background of obsession, self loathing and suicide, the overall message which eventually emerges is a plea for tolerance and acceptance, and as such the film does have an upbeat, life-affirming feel.

    This is echoed in Kim's direction, which is colourful and energetic, though mercifully free of the kind of visual gimmickry which is often seen in such films, and he allows the story to play out in a pleasingly unforced manner, accompanied by a fitting soundtrack of bouncy pop songs. On the downside, the film is a little too long, especially since the plot plays out exactly as expected, with the initial joys of transformation giving way to Hanna undergoing personality changes and turning her back on her old life and friends, right through to the inevitable identity crisis and climatic emotional outpouring.

    Still, this doesn't prevent 200 Pounds Beauty from being a great deal of fun, and the film stands as one of the best romantic comedies from Korea in recent years. Offering an effective and thoughtful mix of laughs and social commentary, it should manage to win over even viewers who are not normally fans of the form.

    by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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    Customer Review of "200 Pounds Beauty (Blu-ray) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.1 out of 10 (24)

    flapjack
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    August 17, 2008

    This customer review refers to 200 Pounds Beauty (2006) (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
    -She's a Beautiful Girl- Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    "200 Pounds Beauty" tells the story of a girl who may look beautiful on the outside, but still lacks that self-esteem and the confidence in herself that no amount of surgery can give you...! It explores the harsh reality of the stereotypical attitude towards fat people - giving it an entertaining yet sympathetic edge as we get to know "Jenna/Hanna" in both lights...A story which truly explores the llife of a woman, who just wants to be loved for who she is...!

    A fantastic movie with a great soundtrack. Kim Ah-Joong proves that she is not only a brilliant actress but a super singer as well!!!~
    And the guy ain't half bad either! ;)
    Recommended! A definite good buy ~
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    Maly
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    June 5, 2008

    This customer review refers to 200 Pounds Beauty (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)
    AWESOME!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    I was bored and needed a good movie to watch -- I came across this one. The title seemed interesting and caught my attention. It was a very touching movie and got me crying towards the end. Probably one of the better Korean movies out there.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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    May 18, 2008

    This customer review refers to 200 Pounds Beauty (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)
    2 people found this review helpful

    Both good and bad. Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
    This movie is both good and bad. It points out a truth in life. it's all about looking good, that's how you get free things in life, which is kind of true. Have you ever seen an ugly person on stage?

    However it's sad that life is like this, also coming from Korea where many people care too much about how they look. Also the subject "platic sugery" something Korea is fameous for of doing well!
    Still as it shows in the end!? She wasn't happy since she wasn't herself anymore. She looked good and people liked her.. but isn't people supposed to like you because you are you?! Isn't that how you say?!

    The movie makes you laugh at the same time, as you get angy and think what kind of crap is this!?
    But in all it shows how life in todays society is and probably will be in the future as well.
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    April 23, 2008

    This customer review refers to 200 Pounds Beauty (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version)
    It was FUN Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    After watching "200 pounds Beauty", I decided to introduce the movie to my friends. It was a gesture they really appreciated as everyone agreed: IT WAS FUN WATCHING THE MOVIE. The story also makes us realize that Beauty is always within. We do not need to looking stunningly attractive and sexy to make people like us. It is always the character in the person that eventually make one more beautiful each day. Now that there is a plan for a sequel, we just can't wait....
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    cuddley bear
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    November 11, 2007

    This customer review refers to 200 Pounds Beauty (VCD) (Korea Version)
    good Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    A very enjoyable film. She is very emotional, cries easily and very pretty, but she should have dumped the producer boy friend.
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