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Homicide detective Ko Gun Su (Lee Seon Gyun) just lost his mother and his team is under internal investigation at work. While driving back from his mother's funeral, he accidentally runs over a man on a remote country road. Ko hides the body in his own mother's coffin. A few days later, he is shocked to come across the victim's profile in another ongoing case, which may eventually lead back to him and his desperate cover-up. Before Ko can figure out what's going on, detective Park Chang Min (Jo Jin Woong, Hwayi: A Monster Boy) suddenly appears to threaten him. Park knows the truth – and he wants the body back.
This edition includes commentary, deleted scenes, Cannes footage, VIP premiere, trailer and other special features.
|Product Title:||A Hard Day (Blu-ray) (Korea Version) 黑仔刑警 (Blu-ray) (韓國版) 黑仔刑警 (Blu-ray) (韩国版) 最後まで行く (Blu-ray) (韓国版) 끝까지 간다 (블루레이) (한국판)|
|Also known as:||走向盡頭 / 非常警探 走向尽头 / 非常警探|
|Artist Name(s):||Lee Sun Kyun (Actor) | Jo Jin Woong (Actor) | Kim Dong Young (Actor) | Shin Dong Mi (Actor) | Park Bo Gum 李善均 (Actor) | 趙震雄 (Actor) | Kim Dong Young (Actor) | Shin Dong Mi (Actor) | 朴寶劍 李善均 (Actor) | 赵震雄 (Actor) | Kim Dong Young (Actor) | Shin Dong Mi (Actor) | 朴宝剑 イ・ソンギュン (Actor) | チョ・ウォンジュン (Actor) | キム・ドンヨン (Actor) | シン・ドンミ (Actor) | パク・ボゴム 이선균 (Actor) | 조진웅 (Actor) | 김동영 (Actor) | 신동미 (Actor) | 박보검|
|Director:||Kim Seong Hun 金成勛 金成勋 キム･ソンフン 김성훈|
|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?|
|Place of Origin:||South Korea|
|Picture Format:||[HD] High Definition, NTSC What is it?|
|Sound Information:||DTS-HD Master Audio|
|Screen Resolution:||1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1037528199|
*Screen Format: 1080P High Definition 2.35::1
*Sound Mix: 한국어 5.1 DTS-HD MA Audio / 코멘터리
김성훈 감독, 이선균, 조진웅, 신정근, 정만식, 신동미
* 시각 장애우를 위한 음성 해설
- 나쁜 놈 VS 더 나쁜 놈 (8:00)
- 끝까지 보여준다 (15:00)
- 삭제 장면 (23:27)
- #06 - #34 - #46 - #50 - #63 - #64 - #69 - #72
- 칸느로 간다 (4:00)
- VIP 시사회 (4:00)
- 예고편 (1:43)
■ 치밀한 스토리와 꽉 짜여진 긴장감 만점의 스릴러!
심장이 쫄깃! 끝까지 들어다 놨다 <끝가지 간다> 블루레이 출시
예상치 못한 교통사고, 현장에는 아무도 없다. 증거만 사라진다면 누구에게도 들키지 않는 상황. 그 유일한 증거가 차에 치인 시체뿐이고, 이를 숨기기만 한다면 사고 자체를 은폐할 수 있다. 그렇다면 시체를 완벽히 숨길 수 있는 방법은 무엇일까? 시체가 있어 마땅한 곳, 바로 관 속이라면 완벽한 은폐가 가능하지 않을까? <끝까지 간다>는 바로 이런 신선한 발상에서 시작해 이 모든 계획을 보기 좋게 뒤통수 치는 예측불허의 전개로 숨막히는 긴장감을 일으키며 제67회 칸 영화제 ‘감독 주간’에 입성하고 블라디보스톡 영화제 개막작으로 호평을 받은 2014년 최고의 작품 중 한 편이다.
영화 <끝까지 간다>가 블루레이로 출시 된다. 감독, 배우들이 이야기 하는 영화 뒷이야기 ‘끝장’ 코멘터리와 캐릭터 영상을 담은 ‘나쁜 놈 VS 더 나쁜 놈’ 제작 메이킹 영상인 ‘끝까지 보여준다’와 총 25분에 달하는 풍부한 ‘삭제 장면’ 칸느에 초청받은 스케치 영상을 담은 ‘칸느로 간다’와 ‘VIP 시사회 현장’, ‘예고편’이 수록되어 풍성한 블루레이 보너스 영상으로 영화가 가진 매력을 100% 발휘한다. 볼거리가 가득한 <끝까지 간다> 블루레이는 2014년 놓쳐서는 안 될 웰메이드 범죄, 스릴러 액션 영화로 고화질, 고음질의 블루레이로 영화의 모든 것이 담긴 보너스 영상과 함께 안방 극장의 초절정 범죄 스릴러, 액션을 보여준다!
까칠한 가해자와 위협적인 목격자가 만났다!
어머니의 장례식 날, 급한 연락을 받고 경찰서로 향하던 형사 ‘고건수’(이선균). 아내의 이혼 통보와 갑작스런 내사 소식까지… 스트레스 폭발 직전의 감정 상태로 어두운 밤길을 달리던 건수는 실수로 사람을 치는 사고를 일으킨다. 순간 당황한 건수는 시체를 자신의 차 트렁크에 싣고 장례식장으로 향한다. 되돌릴 수 없는 상황! 어떻게든 이 상황을 모면해야 하는 건수는 누구도 찾을 수 없는 곳, 바로 어머니의 관 속에 시체를 숨긴다.
장례를 마치고 경찰서로 돌아온 건수는 하필이면 자신이 저지른 뺑소니 사건에 대한 수사를 맡게 된다. 그리고 사건의 모든 것을 알고 있다는 목격자인 것 같은 의문의 전화를 받게 된다. 그 목격자는 바로 형사 박창민(조진웅)으로 뺑소니 사고로 사망한 이광민의 시체를 자기 눈 앞에 데려다 놓으라며 계속해서 협박을 하고… 수소문 끝에 박창민의 마약과 돈을 이광민이 가지고 있었다는 사실을 알게 된다. 박창민이 그토록 이광민의 시체를 원했던 이유는 마약과 돈이 들어있는 금고 열쇠가 이광민 몸 안에 있기 때문이다.
이제 이광민의 시체를 박창민 앞으로 가져가야 할 상황! 고건수는 이 상황을 어떻게 헤쳐나갈 것인가? 되돌릴 수 없다면 끝까지 간다!
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Professional Review of "A Hard Day (Blu-ray) (Korea Version)"
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Korean writer director Kim Seong Hun returns with A Hard Day, his first film since the offbeat 2006 comedy drama How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men. A dark, twisting thriller, the film is a change of pace for the second time helmer, and despite a lack of big name stars was somewhat of a sleeper hit at the domestic box office, pulling in over 3 million admissions after having premiered at the Director's Fortnight of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Actor Lee Seon Gyun, a Hong Sang Soo regular who recently featured in the likes of Our Sunhi and Nobody's Daughter Haewon, headlines as corrupt homicide detective Ko Gun Su, under investigation by internal affairs for his misbehaviour. As the title suggests, Ko does indeed have a very bad day through the course of the film, which opens with him running over and killing a man while driving to his mother's funeral on a dark and stormy night. After somehow managing to hide the body in his poor mother's coffin, he thinks his worries are over, until he starts getting threatening calls from a man claiming to have witnessed the event, and learns that his victim was in fact a wanted criminal. Desperately trying to cover things up, Ko lot worsens when the voice on the phone is revealed to be that of detective Park Chang Min (Jo Jin Woong, Hwayi: A Monster Boy), who has his own sinister motivations for getting his hands on the corpse.
The above synopsis only really serves to set in motion an increasingly complex and deadly chain of events, and A Hard Day is a film which it's best to go into knowing as little as possible. While there's nothing new here, Kim Seong Hun drawing heavily on familiar genre tropes, as well as a wide variety of other films, in particular the works of the Coen Brother and Hitchcock, it's an unpredictable tale, with plenty of unexpected reversals and surprises. This is mainly due to a sharp script, which Kim apparently spent several years perfecting, and which expertly suspends disbelief, keeping the viewer guessing and ensuring the film is both coherent and taut throughout despite frequently falling back on manipulative coincidences. Although upon reflection it doesn't make too much sense, the film is a huge amount of fun and a wonderfully tense ride while it lasts, thanks in no small part to a pitch black streak of cruel humour - indeed, the film arguably works best as an ever-escalating comedy of errors, never giving the viewer or its amusingly tortured protagonist a moment's rest. Clocking in at nearly two hours, it's a touch on the long side, though Kim works in enough violence and flashes of well-choreographed action alongside the creatively cruel laughs, ensuring that the pace never slackens, and there's a pleasing lack of the usual melodrama or filler material.
It also helps that Ko Gun Su serves as an interesting protagonist, and that the film never tries to crudely shoehorn in any redemptive character arc or any cheap doubt as to his guilt - much of the film's suspense comes directly from the fact that his ever-intensifying mess is entirely of his own making. Lee Seon Gyun is excellent in the lead role, and does a great job of making Ko somehow likeable despite his endless list of flaws, and Kim's script successfully strikes the difficult balance of making it highly enjoyable watching him squirm while at the same time hoping he'll somehow wriggle his way out of the dire situation. Jo Jin Woong is also excellent as the villainous Park, exuding over the top menace and unpredictable pantomime evil, and the film gets a great deal of mileage out of the battle and shifting power struggle between its two combatants. Though this might not sound like too glamorous a selling point for the film, the effort Kim has obviously put into his script really shines through, and reminds the viewer again of the importance of good writing, a fact sadly lost on so many filmmakers.
Certainly, it's this which gives A Hard Day a lift, and boosts it from being a solid genre entry to something more special, as well as a breathless couple of hours of mean-spirited fun. Hopefully marking a more permanent return for the clearly talented Kim Seong Hun, there's plenty here to impress, and the film is well-deserving of the cult status it seems to be quietly achieving.
by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com
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December 18, 2014
The concept of A Hard Day is summed up fairly well by its simple title; a "hero" (more on those quotation marks later) runs into a series of bad luck that eventually snowballs into catastrophe. A story like this has been done so many times that it qualifies to be its own genre, but one thing sets A Hard Day apart from its genre counterparts: a mean sense of humor.
It's the night of his mother's funeral, but detective Ko Gun Su (Lee Seon Gyun) has something else on his mind: a sudden raid on his team from internal affairs. On the way back to the police station, Gun Su accidentally runs over and kills a man on a dark road. After getting rid of the body in the nick of time (in an absurd but nail-biting sequence), Gun Su receives a blackmail call from a mystery man who claims to have seen the crash. The man wants the body back, and he's willing to put Gun Su through hell for it.
With a morally reprehensible human being as the protagonist, the joy of A Hard Day comes from the thrill of the ride rather than its outcome. The audience doesn't have to sympathize with Gun Su or care about his survival to enjoy the consistently inventive script by writer/director Kim Seong Hun. Like looking at a well-built set of dominos or moving through a haunted house, the fun is in anticipating what Kim can come up with to get Gun Su out of trouble. Kim's script isn't clever in the traditional way. Instead, its brilliance lies in Kim's ability to generate suspense, shock and humor, as well as the way he carefully balances the three things – sometimes within the same scene.
For a film about corrupt cops committing and covering up heinous crimes, A Hard Day is a surprisingly effective crowd-pleaser thanks to its dark humor. None of the film's major characters can be considered good, but part of the humor comes from the audience knowing that the anti-hero deserves to have all his plans go wrong (and some of them do in spectacular fashion) and that he deserves to get his comeuppance. A Hard Day taps into the audiences' cynical side, daring them to have a good time through such a dark story.
A Hard Day can be described as a film that emphasizes form over content. It offers nothing new in the latter, but it does so many things right in the former that it reminds us the importance of good filmmaking craft. There are many great, original stories out there waiting to be told. However, judging by A Hard Day's box office success in Korea, it appears that audiences sometimes just want familiar stories that are told well.
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