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A Dirty Carnival (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Jo In Sung (Actor) | Nam Gung Min (Actor) | Cheon Ho Jin (Actor) | Lee Bo Young (Actor)
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A Dirty Carnival (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
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When you're a poet, life assumes different shades of gray. After debuting with 2002's eclectic Marriage is a Crazy Thing, poet-turned-director Yoo Ha switched his focus to the dark days of his youth during Park Chung Hee's presidency, mainly characterized by violence, violence, and more violence. From such memories, Once Upon a Time in High School starring Kwon Sang Woo was born. A few years down the road, Yoo is back with A Dirty Carnival, another chapter in what looks to be a violence trilogy.

Byung Doo (Cho In Sung of Something Happened in Bali) is a third-rate gangster roaming the streets. He is disrespected by his juniors in the organization and carries the burden of taking care of his ill mother and two brothers. Even his only source of extra money, a run down arcade room, is stolen by one of his associates under his eyes. But finally luck comes knocking at the door. Mr. Hwang (Chun Ho Jin of All For Love and Crying Fist) offers Byung Doo a deal he can't refuse, a deal that could solve all his problems. But nothing's free in this world...

This two-disc special edition of A Dirty Carnival includes the following special features:
Disc 1:

  • The Film
  • Audio Commentary with Director and Cast
    Disc 2:
  • Making of Documentary
  • Featurette about Violence and Gangster Mentality
  • Action Scenes Making Of
  • Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary
  • Outtakes
  • Promotion (Theatrical Trailer, Poster Shoot, Music Video, Press Screening)
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    Product Title: A Dirty Carnival (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) 卑劣的街頭 (限量特別版) (韓國版) 卑劣的街头 (限量特别版) (韩国版) 卑劣な街 特別限定版DVD (韓国版) 비열한 거리 (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
    Artist Name(s): Jo In Sung (Actor) | Nam Gung Min (Actor) | Cheon Ho Jin (Actor) | Lee Bo Young (Actor) | Lee Jong Hyuk (Actor) | Jin Goo (Actor) 趙寅成 (Actor) | 南 宮珉 (Actor) | 千虎珍 (Actor) | 李甫英 (Actor) | 李 鐘赫 (Actor) | 晉久 (Actor) 赵寅成 (Actor) | 南 宫珉 (Actor) | 千虎珍 (Actor) | 李甫英 (Actor) | 李 钟赫 (Actor) | 晋久 (Actor) チョ・インソン (Actor) | ナムグン・ミン (Actor) | チョン・ホジン (Actor) | イ・ボヨン (Actor) | イ・ジョンヒョク (Actor) | チン・グ (Actor) 조 인성 (Actor) | 남궁민 (Actor) | 천호진 (Actor) | 이보영 (Actor) | 이종혁 (Actor) | 진구 (Actor)
    Director: Yoo Ha 柳河 柳河 ユ・ハ 유하
    Release Date: 2006-11-02
    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: CJ Entertainment
    Other Information: 2 DVDs
    Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004514646

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1
    * Extras :
    1. 비열한 것들의 카니발 - <비열한 거리> 메이킹 다큐멘터리
    2. 폭력성과 조폭성의 탐구 - 비열한 거리의 군상들
    3. 리얼 액션 - 액션장면 메이킹
    인천터널 액션
    서점 액션
    오락실 액션
    고수부지 액션
    봉고차 액션
    4. 삭제장면 - With 유하감독 음성해설 (삭제장면 모음)
    5. Outtakes - 이보영, 조인성 노래방 미공개 장면
    6. 프로모션 - 프로모션 영상모음
    포스터 촬영
    뮤직 비디오 (부활 "노을")

    * Director : 유하

    삼류조폭 병두, 아직 그의 인생은 초라하다!

    삼류조폭조직의 2인자 병두. 조직의 보스와 치고 올라오는 후배들 틈에서 제대로 된 기회한번 잡지 못하는 그는, 조직 내에서도 하는 일이라곤 떼인 돈 받아주기 정도인 별볼일 없는 인생이다. 병든 어머니와 두 동생까지 책임져야 하는 그에게 남은 것은 쓰러져가는 철거촌 집 한 채 뿐. 삶의 무게는 스물아홉 병두의 어깨를 무겁게 짓누른다.

    마침내 찾아온 일생일대의 기회, 이제부터 세상을 가진다!

    어렵사리 따낸 오락실 경영권마저 보스를 대신에 감방에 들어가는 후배에게 뺏긴 병두는 다시 한번 절망에 빠지지만, 그런 그에게도 기회가 온다. 조직의 뒤를 봐주는 황회장이 은밀한 제안을 해온 것. 황회장은 미래를 보장할 테니 자신을 괴롭히는 부장검사를 처리해달라는 부탁을 한다. 병두, 고심 끝에 위험하지만 빠른 길을 선택하기로 한다.

    너는… 내 편 맞지?

    황회장의 손을 잡음으로써 가족들의 생계를 걱정하지 않아도 되게 된 병두는 영화감독이 되어 자신을 자신을 찾아온 동창 민호와의 우정도, 첫사랑 현주와의 사랑도 키워나가며 이제야 인생을 사는 것 같다는 생각을 한다. 그렇게 새로운 삶에 대한 꿈을 키워나가던 어느 날, 병두는 동창 민호에게 그 누구에게도 털어놓지 못했던 속내를 털어놓게 되는데…
    민호야, 너는 내 편 맞지?
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    Professional Review of "A Dirty Carnival (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)"

    September 18, 2006

    Clocking in at two hours and fiften minutes, Yu Ha's A Dirty Carnival is perhaps a little over long, but beyond that it's difficult to find anything negative to say about it. Fans of Yu's previous works, notably Once Upon A Time In High School, are already well aware of the writer-director's gift for creating rich characters and that gift has done nothing but develop and strengthen over the years. Nominally a gangster film but really a lushly realized character drama A Dirty Carnival is blessed with a detailed script, a host of realistic and fully fleshed out characters, and a charismatic and complex lead performance from Jo In-Seong.

    Jo stars as Kim Byung-Doo, a charming low-level gangster creeping up on thirty years of age. His youth rapidly fading, Kim has seemingly been on the cusp of making something of himself for years, his natural charisma making him well respected among his peers while a manipulative boss and string of bad luck has kept him firmly locked into his lowly status. When a wealthy industrialist approaches Kim's boss to eliminate a bothersome criminal prosecutor, Kim sees his long awaited chance to advance and takes it. But all advancement comes with a cost.

    A Dirty Carnival is really two films in one. The hook that will draw people in is the gangster element, the story of the rise and fall of Kim Byung-Doo through the criminal ranks. But running parallel to this story is the story of Kim's family - his sickly mother, studious sister, and aspiring gangster brother - as well as the relationship triangle between Kim, his childhood friend and would-be film director Min-Ho, and his childhood sweetheart Hyun-Joo. There's no question which of these elements is more important to director Yu - the film begins with the relationship element and devotes the bulk of its running time to it - and the real tragedy of the film begins when Kim's two disparate worlds begin to mingle.

    This balancing of elements is strikingly similar to what Yu achieved with Once Upon A Time In High School, his previous film, and it's not hard to see this effort as a logical extension of that film, with this life of crime being a logical end for many of the hardscrabble youth in his earlier film. Again Yu demonstrates an assured hand behind the camera coupled with a strong sense of humanity on the page. A Dirty Carnival has been hailed as one of the finest gangster films to come out of Korea in recent years but that really feels like something of a misnomer. The gang here isn't the point, not at all. The people are. The gang environment simply allows Yu a setting within which to say something about ambition, family, love and betrayal.

    The just released Korean DVD set is typically strong. The feature is given an excellent anamorphic transfer, very crisp and clean. The translation of the English subtitles includes the occasional grammar hiccup but is perfectly serviceable. The second disc of features, as usual for a Korean release, has no subtitling whatsoever making it useful only to Korean speakers.

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    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.5 out of 10 (4)

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    May 20, 2007

    1 people found this review helpful

    Ha-Yu strikes back.. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    From the director of Spirit of Jeet-kune Do, he delivers another violence-themed movie which ends up being a raw & bloody masterpiece. From the excellent package, onto the bonuses, the acting, the cast & the music (Alan Parksons Project!), this is a don't-miss for sure. Grab it while you can!
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    March 3, 2007

    Deserve to win Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    Its a different jo in sung in this film. His first movie that i have ever seen. He won the actor award. Well-deserved. Good movie.
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    November 15, 2006

    Not bad Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
    Although the film is a bit long and tends to drag at times, the overall story about a low-life gangster as he rises above the ranks is always an interesting one. There are a couple sub-plotes involving a woman and an old friend who wants to make a movie to keep things out of the typical Korean gangster flick. They also tried to make it seem more realistic by incorporating sparatic fight scenes. Recommended for fans of the gangster/mob sub-genre.
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    November 12, 2006

    Poetic no more Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
    It's hard to believe this movie is directed by the same director of "Marriage is a Crazy Thing", which is one of my favorite korean movie. I guess for a not-so-special gangster story-line, there is really not much you can do. Even though I wasn't expected much before I watch the film, it is still unexpectedly disappointing.
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