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Head (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

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Head (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
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Directed by Jo Woon, the aptly titled Head is indeed about a head - a stolen head that unwittingly throws two siblings into a fight for their lives. Park Ye Jin (Fortune Salon) is the heroine of this quirky, fast-paced thriller, which mixes media mayhem and gallows humor into its tale of murder, dismembering, and kidnapping. Ryu Deok Hwan (Private Eye) co-stars as the kidnapped brother, Baek Yoon Shik (Tazza: The High Rollers) as the cold killer, g.o.d's Danny Ahn (Crazy Waiting) as the reporter friend, and Oh Dal Soo (Detective K) as the original owner of the Head that starts off this whole manic chase.

After famed scientist Kim Sang Chul (Oh Dal Soo) commits suicide, his head mysteriously goes missing. Meanwhile, mouthy courier Hong Jae (Ryu Deok Hwan) opens a package he shouldn't have, discovers the head inside, and almost gets killed escaping the package's sender, mortician-cum-executor Baek Jung (Baek Yoon Shik). At the request of his scoop-hungry reporter sister Hong Joo (Park Ye Jin), Hong Jae stashes the head and goes home, only to get nabbed by Baek Jung. Hong Joo has the head in an icebox, Baek Jung has her brother in a cold room waiting to be dissected. The shocking truth behind the crimes unfold as the two face off in a wild battle of wits.

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Product Title: Head (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Head (DVD) (首批限量版) (韓國版) Head (DVD) (首批限量版) (韩国版) ヘッド (DVD) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 헤드 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Park Ye Jin (Actor) | Baek Yoon Shik (Actor) | Ryu Deok Hwan | Oh Dal Soo | Danny Ahn 朴藝珍 (Actor) | 白允植 (Actor) | 柳德煥 | 吳達庶 | Danny Ahn 朴艺珍 (Actor) | 白允植 (Actor) | 柳德焕 | 吴达庶 | Danny Ahn パク・イェジン (Actor) | ペク・ユンシク (Actor) | リュ・ドクファン | オ・ダルス | デニー・アン 박 예진 (Actor) | 백윤식 (Actor) | 류덕환 | 오달수 | 대니 안
Release Date: 2011-09-16
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?
Rating: III
Publisher: Eos
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024911747

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헤드 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
*Sound Mix: Dolby digital 5.1
*Extras: 예고편

*Director: 조운

* 사라진 머리……제한 시간 24시간, 납치된 동생을 구하라!!
* 열혈여기자로 변신한 박예진의 화끈한 추격액션!<헤드>
* 박예진,백윤식,오달수,데니안,류던환등 초호화 캐스팅!!
* 자살한 천재 의학자의 머리가 실종되는 사건이 발생한 뒤, 우연히 그 머리를 배달하다가 납치된 남동생을 구하기 위해 사투를 벌이는 열혈 여기자의 종횡 무진 추격전을 다룬 액션영화


● Synopsis
줄기세포의 권위자이자 세계적인 천재의학자 김상철 박사(오달수)가 자살하고 그의 머리가 사라지는 기상천외한 사건이 발생한다. 퀵서비스맨 홍제(류덕환)는 김박사의 머리를 배달하던 중 백정(백윤식)에게 납치되고 홍제의 누나인 홍주(박예진)는 남동생을 구하기 위해 백정과 한판대결을 벌인다! 백정을 추격해갈수록 김박사의 머리를 둘러싼 거대한 배후세력의 정체가 드러나고 점점 위험에 빠지게 되는 홍주. 천방지축 막무가내지만 의협심 강한 열혈 사회부 기자인 그녀는 과연 납치된 동생을 구하고 그토록 원하던 특종도 잡을 수 있을까?
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September 27, 2011

Head in a Box
Korean thriller Head begins with the rather surreal image of a corpse turning up at the mortuary with a watermelon where its head should be. The body is of a brilliant scientist (Oh Dal Soo) who committed suicide, and his head turns out to be in the bleeding delivery box of courier Hong Jae (Ryu Deok Hwan), who really shouldn't have opened the package this time. Before the shocked youth can digest what's going on, he gets called back to the office, where the package's sender Baek Jung (Baek Yoon Shik) is waiting to kill him. After narrowly escaping death, he calls his reporter sister Hong Joo (Park Ye Jin), who immediately smells a story and asks him to hold onto the head. Hong Jae hides the head and walks right back into the hands of Baek Jung. Armed with the head, Hong Joo goes on a desperate one-woman mission to save her brother, and uncover the crime ring behind the mess.

Despite the rising stakes and rolling heads, Head isn't an emotional downer like most of the other saving-family Korean crime dramas out there. Writer-director Jo Woon livens up the potentially grisly proceedings with a streak of wry, wacky humor that gets you laughing even when people are facing deadly situations. Hong Jae and Hong Joo are two normal people thrown into an extraordinary pickle, but they take the fight for their lives in stride. Hong Jae finds time to mouth off even while half naked and covered in butcher cut marks, and Hong Joo throws caution to the wind remarkably early on. They don't spend too much time feeling sorry for themselves, and hence the audience doesn't have too, either.

Ryu Deok Hwan pretty much has these types of roles down pat, while Park Ye Jin gets to pull out her against-type Family Outing spunk. Baek Yoon Shik is even better as the cold professional killer determined to finish his job - but worried that his wife will found out what he's up to. Oh Dal Soo also clocks impressive mileage with his limited screentime playing two characters, both equally strange. Danny Ahn is the obvious weakest link in the cast as the newscaster friend, but just his random casting alone is odd enough to fit the movie's tone.

There's a Jang Jin-like tone to Head in the way it mashes together drama, comedy, satire, and car accidents. Jo Woon also integrates a media angle into the story that pays off well. Like the crime at hand, the film is a bit strange and messy, and the dots don't always connect smoothly, but it's brisk and entertaining the whole way through. And you get to see Oh Dal Soo's head in a box.
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