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Can the cruelties of war destroy the ties of BROTHERHOOD?

The full impact of brotherly love is shown in this touching Korean blockbuster that teams up superstars Jang Dong Gun and Won Bin. Its tale revolves around two brothers who are enlisted in the army by force during the outbreak of the Korean War in the 50's. Jang Dong Gun makes every effort to excel in his duties in order to achieve an early release from the military services for his younger brother (Won Bin). Unaware of his older brother's good intentions, the misunderstandings between the two involuntary soldiers keep on accumulating until the younger brother unintentionally comes across an un-posted letter to his family and makes a fateful decision ...

Breaking a new record in the history of Korean movies, BROTHERHOOD devoured a production cost of $12.8 million. However, the expenses seem to have paid off well as it continued to become a week-long nationwide success selling no less than two million tickets in merely five days.

This version comes with special features including

  • Making of: In search for the locations/ Getting ready for shooting/ Special effects/ Artisans in the movie/ Behind the scenes plus more.
  • Casts and staff interviews: With director Kang Jae Gyu, Jang Dong Gun and Won Bin among others.
  • Trailers
  • TV spots

    Take a Glimpse at the "TAEGUKGI" trailer.

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    Product Title: BROTHERHOOD Premium Edition (Japan Version) 太極旗飄揚:生死有情 (BROTHERHOOD) Premium Edition (日本版) 太极旗飘扬:生死有情 (BROTHERHOOD) Premium Edition (日本版) ブラザーフッド プレミアム・エディション プレミアム・エディション BROTHERHOOD Premium Edition (Japan Version)
    Artist Name(s): Jang Dong Gun | Won Bin | Lee Dong June | Gong Hyung Jin | Kang Je Gyu | Choi Min Sik | Kim Su Ro | Lee Eun Joo 張東健 | 元斌 | Lee Dong June | 孔炯軫 | 姜帝圭 | 崔岷植 | 金秀路 | 李恩宙 张东健 | 元斌 | Lee Dong June | 孔炯轸 | 姜帝圭 | 崔岷植 | 金秀路 | 李恩宙 チャン・ドンゴン | ウォンビン | イ・ドンジュン | コン・ヒョンジン | カン・ジェギュ | イ・ソンフン | チェ・ミンシク | キム・スロ | イ・ウンジュ 장 동건 | 원 빈 | 이 동준 | 공 형진 | 강제규 | 최 민식 | 김 수로 | 이 은주
    Director: Kang Je Gyu 姜帝圭 姜帝圭 カン・ジェギュ 강제규
    Release Date: 2004-11-05
    Publisher Product Code: GNBF-7090
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
    Publisher: Universal Pictures Japan
    Other Information: 2DVDs
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003799584

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    [アーティスト/ キャスト]
    カン・ジェギュ (監督、脚本、企画) / イ・ソンフン (制作) / イ・ドンジュン (音楽) / チャン・ドンゴン / ウォンビン / イ・ウンジュ / コン・ヒョンジン / チェ・ミンシク


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    Professional Review of "BROTHERHOOD Premium Edition (Japan Version)"

    June 8, 2007

    This professional review refers to TAEGUKGI : The Brotherhood of War
    Nearly five years after the release of his blockbuster hit Shiri, Kang Je-Gyu returns to the director’s chair with Taegukgi, the big-budget war epic that took the Korean box office by storm in 2004. Taking its title from the South Korean flag, the film details the story of two brothers who find themselves swept up by the tide of war.

    Believing that the future of the family lies with his younger sibling, the simple cobbler Lee Jin-Tae (Jang Dong-Gun) works out a deal with his superior officer: if he wins the Medal of Honor, his brother Jin-Seok (Won Bin) gets sent home. But for Jin-Tae to take home the medal, he starts volunteering for increasingly dangerous missions, much to the confusion of his younger brother. Even worse, Jin-Tae’s noble aim soon corrupts him, as he begins loving the idea of playing the hero a little too much. Eventually, his promotion to sergeant, the parties thrown in his honor, and the interviews with the media seem to go to Jin-Tae’s head. And as a result of this newfound fame, he starts to exhibit an apparent lack of regard for the fiancée (Lee Eun-Ju) he left back home. This change in behavior causes a rift between the brothers, one that will have dramatic consequences for both their lives as history’s “Forgotten War” heats up.

    Shot in a style that is strongly reminiscent of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, Taegukgi goes to great lengths to show the horrors of war in graphic fashion. Limbs get blown off, booby-trapped bodies explode, and surprise attacks abound, creating a strong sense that anyone (well, anyone except the leads, of course) can die at any moment. And while the jerky shooting style may put off some viewers, I found that the technique works well in highlighting the chaotic nature of battle, effectively inserting the audiences into the frontlines right along with its protagonists.

    Could the film have done some things better? Certainly. The frame story involving scenes set in the present does add a touch of historical gravitas to the proceedings, but in some ways, I found that it works against the suspense of the narrative: it would be nice to worry about who will die, not just why or how. And yes, there’s a high melodrama quotient in the film, but fans of Korean cinema will likely already be familiar with this convention and accept it as is.

    And really, the film isn’t a mindless affair, but a surprisingly nuanced, complicated picture of the Korean War. Certainly, one could argue that the depictions of the North Koreans and the Chinese are exceedingly unflattering, but the way in which the film’s “heroes” are portrayed goes a long way in balancing things out. As we follow the South Korean forces, we watch their descent into darkness, as their brutality soon turns into out-and-out war crimes Although in many ways, Taegukgi is earmarked as a commercial crowdpleaser, I found that it had a little more substance than most popcorn films in telling its tale of two warring ideologies and the common people destroyed by it.

    By Calvin McMillin

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    Customer Review of "BROTHERHOOD Premium Edition (Japan Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (7)
    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.7 out of 10 (80)

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    January 6, 2011

    This customer review refers to Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War (DVD) (Special Edition) (US Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    Holy cheeseburger Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This movie is definitely a great one. The battle scenes are phenomenal and as realistic as I could imagine. And this...the sorrow is spread throughout the whole movie. I teared up and then cried on the second time watching this. Also, wounds are not hidden. You will see people's hands blown off and blood spurting from a wound. This has the action, sorrow, gore, and plot of a fantastic movie. I quite enjoyed it.
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    February 8, 2008

    This customer review refers to TAEGUKGI : The Brotherhood of War (DVD) (Korea Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    Best War Movie Ever Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This is the best war movie ever and as you can see, i purcased the last original version of this dvd. The cover looked sleet and nice. I would have to say this movie is one of the best korean war ever. Totally recommended.
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    February 8, 2008

    This customer review refers to BROTHERHOOD STANDARD EDITION (Japan Version)
    its a good movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    I thought this movie was pretty woo bin had this illness and had to go to war with his older brother and his older rother rwill do any thing to sent woo bin back home....
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    November 2, 2007

    This customer review refers to Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2-Disc Set, Special Edition) (US Version)
    1 people found this review helpful

    Powerful Korean war film Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    "Tae Guk Gi" is a powerful depiction of the dehumanizing effects of war. Its presentation of battle scenes is realistic and very graphic. Its visual and storytelling styles are quite similar to the look and feel of the great HBO series "Band of Brothers". In addition, the acting by the film's huge cast is superb. Jang Dong-Kun and Won Bin, playing the brothers at the film's center, are particularly good.

    Unfortunately, the filmmakers are a bit too manipulative in their approach. For example, early in the film we see a happy family scene that concludes with one of the brothers telling the other that he wished every day could be like this one. As seasoned movie viewers, we know that their lives are about to be turned upside down ... and, of course, they are in the film's very next scene.

    Similarly, as the end of the film approaches, we see a series of extraordinary coincidences. First, the two brothers who now are deep inside North Korea, stumble upon a young man who had been their next-door neighbor in Seoul, but was impressed into the North Korean army. Then, after being away from home for many months, the younger brother returns home just in time to see his brother's fiance arrested for being a Communist sympathizer. Then, just as the fiance is facing a firing squad, the older brother returns from the battlefield to intervene. But the ultimate coincidence occurs near the end when the two brothers, now fighting on opposing sides, on a battlefield with thousands upon thousands of troops, somehow meet each other.

    For me, all these coincidences became too much; they strained my credulity too far. As a consequence, the emotional impact of the film's climax was undercut. Nonetheless, for its extraordinary depiction of war and its fine performances, I recommend "Tae Guk Gi" very highly.
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    April 2, 2007

    This customer review refers to Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2-Disc Set, Special Edition) (US Version)
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    JANG DONG GUN and TAE GUK GI Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    I am not a Korean and do not understand Korean languages, cultures or history. However, I am very impressed and feel deeply proud of this nation South Korea, after watching this movie.
    A great movie forever lives in one's memory. Doctor Zhivago, Gone With The Wind, Godfather and many many others. As for me, Tae Guk Gi falls onto this category. There are tons of good movies from time to time, fun to watch but they tend to slip away from your mind easily.
    So many talented professionals who all look like they were born in postwar years 1950's worked so hard together for one same goal - to make Tae Guk Gi a success, there's no turning back. Congratulations ! You all succeed. Not only just made a movie, but made history for generations to see internationally.
    For those who cried out harsh criticism like unrealistic endings, too violence, nothing but bloodshed. Please do take a minute to listen to Director Kang Je-Gyu, Producers Hana Lee, Sung Hoon Lee and Professor Park's interviews which were included in the Bonus Disc. You will find all your answers there. Nutrition label at back of Hershey chocolates, minor flaw, no big deal.
    How I know this movie ? JANG DONG GUN. A name to be recognized worldwide not just a good looking handsome face, muscular body frame but rather one who knows his crafts well. A skilled and gifted actor. Give him a camera angle and command "Action" and he will deliver and brings life to the character. His intense emotions and facial expressions are so powerful, lines to him seem like unnecessary. I hate to compare him with any other actors. But I have to. He has the same star quality as Russell Crowe ( I mean only the acting part ). The only difference is one is from down under, one is from South Korea. Chow Yun Fat, sorry about that, even though I am also from Hong Kong.
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