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A Day (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Kim Myung Min (Actor) | Byun Yo Han (Actor) | Yoo Jae Myung (Actor) | Shin Hye Sun (Actor)
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Kim Myung Min (V.I.P) and Byun Yo Han (Will You Be There?) risk their lives to break a time-loop curse in the suspense thriller A Day. The mystery actioner had its international premiere at the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival, where rookie director Jo Sun Ho won the Bronze Audience Award in the Best Asian Feature Film category. The Handmaiden's child star Jo Eun Hyung, Yoo Jae Myung (The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale) and Shin Hye Sun (My Golden Life) take supporting roles in the film.

Famous surgeon Kim Joon Young (Kim Myung Min) returns to Korea after an overseas trip. On his way to meet his young daughter Eun Jung (Jo Eun Hyung), he witnesses her being hit by a taxi. However, he finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. He tries different ways to rescue Eun Jung but he still can't stop the accident from happening. Meanwhile, ambulance driver Lee Min Chul (Byun Yo Han), who lost his wife in the same accident, is also trapped in the same time loop. To save their loved ones, the two desperate men team up to uncover the secret behind the bizarre situation.

This edition comes with special features including commentary, making-of and trailers.

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Product Title: A Day (DVD) (Korea Version) A Day (DVD) (韓國版) A Day (DVD) (韩国版) エンドレス 繰り返される悪夢 (DVD) (韓国版) 하루 (DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: 一天 一天
Artist Name(s): Kim Myung Min (Actor) | Byun Yo Han (Actor) | Yoo Jae Myung (Actor) | Shin Hye Sun (Actor) | Kim Hyung Bum (Actor) | Lim Ji Gyu (Actor) | Jo Eun Hyung (Actor) | Jang Dae Woong (Actor) 金明民 (Actor) | 卞耀漢 (Actor) | Yoo Jae Myung (Actor) | 申 惠善 (Actor) | 金 亨範 (Actor) | Lim Ji Gyu (Actor) | Jo Eun Hyung (Actor) | Jang Dae Woong (Actor) 金明民 (Actor) | 卞耀汉 (Actor) | Yoo Jae Myung (Actor) | 申 惠善 (Actor) | 金 亨范 (Actor) | Lim Ji Gyu (Actor) | Jo Eun Hyung (Actor) | Jang Dae Woong (Actor) キム・ミョンミン (Actor) | ピョン・ヨハン (Actor) | Yoo Jae Myung (Actor) | Shin Hye Sun (Actor) | Kim Hyung Bum (Actor) | イム・ジギュ (Actor) | Jo Eun Hyung (Actor) | Jang Dae Woong (Actor) 김 명민 (Actor) | 변요한 (Actor) | 유재명 (Actor) | 신 혜선 (Actor) | 김 형범 (Actor) | 임지규 (Actor) | 조 은형 (Actor) | 장 대웅 (Actor)
Director: Jo Sun Ho Jo Sun Ho Jo Sun Ho チョ・ソンホ 조 선호
Writer: Jo Sun Ho Jo Sun Ho Jo Sun Ho チョ・ソンホ 조 선호
Release Date: 2018-03-15
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: Injoingan
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1064992116

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하루 (DVD) (한국판)

*Sound mix: 한국어 돌비 디지털 5.1
*Screen format: Anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1
*Extras:
- Commentary by 조선호 감독, 김명민, 변요한, 유재명, 조은형
- 기나긴 하루 (메이킹 필름)
- 무한반복 촬영기
- 매력 본능 방출
- 캐릭터 예고편
- 티저 예고편
- 메인 예고편

*Director: 조선호

전쟁의 성자라 불리는 의사 ‘준영’(김명민)은 딸의 생일 날 약속 장소로 향하던 중,
대형 교통 사고 현장에서 죽어있는 딸 ‘은정’(조은형)을 발견한다.
충격도 잠시, 다시 눈을 떴을 때 그는 딸의 사고 2시간 전으로 돌아가 있다.
어떻게 해서든 그 날의 사고를 막으려 하지만 결과는 바뀌지 않고

매일 딸이 죽는 지옥 같은 하루를 반복하던 어느 날,
‘준영’ 앞에 그처럼 사고로 아내를 잃은 그 날을 반복하고 있다는 남자 ‘민철’(변요한)이 나타난다.

“당신 뭐야? 다 똑같은데 왜 당신만 달라?”

이유도 모른 채 끔찍한 사고의 시간 속에 갇힌 두 사람은 힘을 합쳐
하루의 끝을 바꾸기로 하지만 어떻게 해도 죽음은 막지 못한다.
사랑하는 이의 죽음을 매일 눈 앞에서 지켜볼 수 밖에 없어 절망하는 두 사람 앞에
자신이 ‘준영’의 딸을 죽인 범인이라고 말하는 의문의 남자가 나타난다.
‘준영’과 ‘민철’은 이 사고가 단순한 사고가 아니라 다른 비밀이 숨겨져 있음을 깨닫는데……

살려야 한다! 하루를 바꿔서라도!
두 남자의 처절한 사투가 시작된다.
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YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "A Day (DVD) (Korea Version)"

May 31, 2018

The Groundhog Day-style premise of having a protagonist stuck in a time-loop and reliving the same period over and over again until they figure out why they're trapped has proved a universally popular one, with the same gambit being used by directors from countries around the world, in different genres and with different budget levels. A Day is the latest from Korea, marking the debut of writer-director Jo Sun-ho, and starring Kim Myung-min (V.I.P.) as the unfortunate man in question, trying desperately to figure out how to save his young daughter from getting hit by a taxi. A fast-paced and tricky thriller, the film has gone down well at international festivals, premiering at the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival, where it won the Bronze Audience Award in the Best Asian Feature Film category, and winning a Special Mention at Fantasporto in 2018.

The film opens with famous surgeon Kim Joon-young (Kim Myung-min) returning from an overseas trip doing charity work, heading from the airport to meet his young daughter Eun-jung (Jo Eun-hyung, The Handmaiden), who he hasn’t exactly been the best of fathers to. Driving to meet her, he comes across a traffic accident, and is horrified to discover that she has been hit by a taxi and killed. Before he can do anything else, he wakes up, finding himself back on the plane as it lands, and though he rushes to try and save Eun-jung, he fails, and ends up back on the plane yet again. Repeating the same cycle over and over without managing to keep her from being hit by a taxi, Kim is at a loss, until he meets ambulance driver Lee Min-chul (Byun Yo-han, Will You Be There?), who seems to be similarly stuck, and the two men team up to try and solve the puzzle.

With films like A Day, where the viewer essentially knows that the protagonist will keep going through the same events until they find the key, execution is everything, as is the degree to which the writer and director are able to suspend disbelief and generate tension through repetition. Thankfully, Jo Sun-ho seems very aware of this, and gets down to business immediately, doing a fantastically efficient and gripping job of getting the ball rolling – surprisingly, and pleasingly, Kim doesn’t spend a whole act refusing to believe his situation, and takes only a couple of whirls on the merry-go-round to accept what's going on. Jo's sense of pacing is excellent, and he keeps the revelations coming thick and fast without ever overplaying his hand, and the film as a whole is tightly constructed and reasonably consistent. There's enough action to distract from the parts which don't make sense, and with the film clocking in at a lean ninety minutes, the viewer isn't given much time to dwell upon its imponderables as it builds towards a satisfying conclusion.

For a first time writer and director, Jo shows real confidence, and the film is well-directed and looks great, making the most of its budget and limited locations. Jo also gets good performances from both Kim Myung-min and Byun Yo-han, whose bonding is believable despite their surreal situation, and who manage to add a few emotional notes to their escalating desperation – matters are perhaps helped by the fact that the two starred together in the drama series Six Flying Dragons back in 2015. Indeed, a few plot holes aside, the only area where the film perhaps falls down is with the soundtrack, which never really fits, getting far too sappy in places and detracting from the tension.

This is a minor criticism, however, and A Day is a highly-accomplished debut for Jo Sun-ho, and one of the better time-loop films from the last few years. Taut, fast-moving and intelligently intricate, it's a fun and entertaining film which benefits considerably from its short running time, something which sets it apart from most other Korean thrillers of late, which have needlessly tended towards the two hours plus mark.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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