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Acoustic (DVD) (Korea Version)
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Inspired by Seoul's indie music scene, the youth omnibus Acoustic strings together three stories about aspiring musicians played by some of Korea's top idols. 2AM's Im Seul Ong, CNBLUE's Lee Jong Hyun and Kang Min Hyuk, and popular young actresses Shin Se Kyung (High Kick Through the Roof) and Baek Jin Hee (Bandhobi) are the photogenic dreamers struggling to find their musical break in this wistful film directed by Yoo Sang Hyun.

In "Broccoli", Shin Se Kyung is a guitar-strumming singer-songwriter with a rare disease. Real-life bandmates Lee Jong Hyun and Kang Min Hyuk play bandmates in the film as well in their episode "Bakery Attack". The two friends decide to sell their guitar for money, but everything changes after they meet a very special bakery owner. Im Seul Ong and Baek Jin Hee form a lonely budding couple of the future connected by a song in "Unlock". True to its theme, Acoustic is filled with music and band sound, including songs from the film's young stars.

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Product Title: Acoustic (DVD) (Korea Version) Acoustic (DVD) (韓國版) Acoustic (DVD) (韩国版) アコースティック (DVD) (韓国版) 어쿠스틱 (DVD) (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Im Seul Ong (2AM) (Actor) | Lee Jong Hyun (CNBLUE) (Actor) | Kang Min Hyuk (CNBLUE) (Actor) | Shin Se Kyung (Actor) | Baek Jin Hee (Actor) 任瑟雍 (Actor) | 李宗泫 (CNBLUE) (Actor) | 姜敏赫 (Actor) | 申 世炅 (Actor) | 白珍熙 (Actor) 任瑟雍 (2AM) (Actor) | 李宗泫 (CNBLUE) (Actor) | 姜敏赫 (Actor) | 申 世炅 (Actor) | 白珍熙 (Actor) イム・スロン (Actor) | イ・ジョンヒョン (CNBLUE) (Actor) | カン・ミンヒョク (CNBLUE) (Actor) | シン・セギョン (Actor) | ペク・ジニ (Actor) 임슬옹 (Actor) | 이종현 (Actor) | 강민혁 (Actor) | 신세경 (Actor) | 백진희 (Actor)
Director: Yoo Sang Hun 俞常憲 俞常宪 Yoo Sang Hun 유상헌
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Place of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Publisher: Eos
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023899760

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어쿠스틱 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
*Sound Mix: Dolby digital 5.1,Dolby digital 2.0
*Extras: 예고편

*Director: 유상헌

* 음악이 보이고 마음이 들리는 영화<어쿠스틱>, 최고의 작곡가 “방시혁”O.S.T참여
* 최고의 아이돌 신세경, 임슬옹(2AM), 씨엔블루(이종현,강민혁) 주연!!


● Synopsis
음악을 통해 꿈과 희망, 사랑을 찾아가는 청춘들의 밝고 유쾌한 청춘 음악 영화. EP1.브로콜리의 위험한 고백 (Episode 1. Brocolli'S Dangerous Confession), EP2.빵가게 습격사건 (Episode 2. Bakery Attack), EP3.잠금해제 (Epsiode 3. Unlock)
라면을 먹어야만 살 수 있는 희귀병에 걸린 싱어송라이터 세경(신세경) 음악에 미쳐 죽고 못살지만 너무나도 배고픈 록밴드 보컬&드러머 성원(이종현), 해원(강민혁). 추억의 노래를 간직한 소녀 진희(백진희)와 그녀를 따르는 지후(임슬옹). 두 번 다시 오지 않을… 청춘의 반짝이는 소리… 스무 살의 노래가 지금 시작된다!
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

numinair
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January 25, 2011

2 people found this review helpful

Acoustic and the Machine (part A) Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
“Acoustic” are 3 stories relating to acoustic twangy things with beautiful young dudes from S Korea. First off is “Broccoli” concerning fatally sick Se-Kyung (Se-Kyung Shin) who needs to express her ‘Broccoli’ song. Her ‘sickness’ is temporally neutralised if Se-Kyung eats ramen, but she identifies in a songwriter who’d expressed ‘locked up feelings’ through a song before he died. Liking that dream, Se-Kyung claims back her acoustic guitar from musician friend Ji-Gyu (Jun-il Im), and sets off to vindicate her dis-ease by obtaining a recording contract. Se-Kyung’s ‘Broccoli’ song refers to a love feud between a nasty green ‘broccoli’ and ‘setting free’ her unexpressed love feelings by ‘singing out’ to people; a sort of ‘butterfly transformation catharsis’, to transmute sad emotion into ‘free’ feelings of elation. “Bakery Attack” is CNBlue boys Jong-hyun (as Sung-Won) and Min-hyuk (as Hae-Won) as two struggling musicians with moth infested pockets, getting booted out of a club for playing hard glam rock. This ‘get-outta-here’ scenario breaks Sung-Won’s guitar string, and unable to replace it, asks Hae-Won to sell the guitar to a buyer in town. But Hae-Won passing a bakery shop, spends bus money Sung-Won gave him on tasty pastries instead, and then leaves Sung-Won’s guitar behind in the shop.

Afterwards, Hae-Won, seeing a leggy girl in high heels, gets disorientated (fancy pastries, legs - no wonder!), but finds the buyer without a guitar to sell and infuriates Sung-Won by his pretence. Eventually the boys return to the bakery shop and discover the owner was once in a music band. Later the boys have a ‘dream gig’ with a song about ‘flying high, free’. “Unlock”, is set in a war-infested future, as orphan Jin-hee (Jin-hee Baek) and a bartender watch the ‘vintage’ CN Blue performance on pirate TV. Jin-hee uses a cyborg arm after losing her own from a bomb explosion. She meets Ji-hoo (2AM’s Seul-ong Lim), an acoustic researcher, who after accidentally hitting Jin-hee’s metal arm with a baseball takes an interest in her. Ji-hoo, also an antique technology enthusiast, marvels when he sees Jin-hee’s silver mirror (actually a defunct rare ‘ancient’ iPhone). But the iPhone’s a personal item from Jin-hee’s dead mother and refuses to part with it. Jin-hee using music to block out the dropping bomb sounds, strives Ji-hoo to get the iPhone working. So Ji-hoo and his professor ‘unlock’ the iPhone, revealing treasured digital memories of Jin-hee’s childhood.
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January 25, 2011

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Acoustic and the Machine (part B) Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
“Acoustic” is about guitar musicians, but different from what you might expect. “Broccoli” and “Unlock” are the most unusual episodes, although have light humour and romance (Jin-hee’s barman friend’s neon L-O-V-E sign is cute), but “Bakery Attack” is the episode you’d most expect from this film. Its funny, light and certainly musical, with the CN Blue boys Jong-hyun and Min-hyuk in rocking form. CN Blue fans should love their buffoonery and dry wit (plus their New York Doll’s type glam rock outfits), and their somewhat cool comedy camaraderie. Their ‘TV gig’ song is also very vibrant and ‘rocky’. Should Hae-Won have had a RAyMaN tee though, thinking of Se-Kyung? By the last film “Unlock” I pondered the machine element and also wondered about ‘illness’ and war themes. Certainly there’s a music song aspect, by the tape cassette song both Ji-Woo and Jin-Hee share (and Seul-ong’s final song), but the recurring ‘broccoli’ theme suggests returning to the ‘green’ of life; as opposed to corrosive technologies, toxic disorientation, dividing war and biosphere imbalances. “Acoustic” was surprising, as I did expect, obviously, musicians and everything K-pop, but I found the added ambiguity more interesting. 2AM’s Seul-ong is certainly the charming gent in his concern over Jin-hee’s orphaned situation and “Unlock” is mostly the befitting romance. Jin-hee I also thought looked somewhat like Soo-hee from Wonder Girls. ^^

In “Broccoli” why was Se-Kyung sad though? I wasn’t sure she was physically dying or even in a physical hospital, as surly no hospital would have a picture of a framed ‘inspirational’ green broccoli on the wall, unless she was ‘Se-Kyung in Wonderland’ or secretly in love with the ‘green’ hornet, and I’m sure that her condition was introverted frustration. Se-Kyung though (lil’ miss from K-horror “Cinderella”) is certainly getting more beautiful by each New Year! If you enjoy this film and like acoustic inclusive Korean bands, one album that I’d recommend (as well as ones by CN Blue and 2AM ;) is Plastic People’s Vol 3 “Snap” (which also came with a tote bag on first press). But for “Acoustic” expect something a little unusual, and certainly funny, endearing and musically worthwhile, and plenty of pretty people to please here - that’s a fact. Shame there’s no MV, as this DVD only as 3 short trailers as extras.
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