By using our website, you accept and agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  
Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Pacemaker (DVD) (Malaysia Version) DVD Region 3

Ahn Sung Ki (Actor) | Kim Myung Min (Actor) | Go Ara (Actor) | Choi Tae Joon
Our Price: US$19.99
Availability: Usually ships within 1 to 2 days
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This product will not be shipped to Hong Kong.
Sign in to rate and write review
No Rating Available

YesAsia Editorial Description

In marathon running, a pacemaker is the supporting runner who leads during the first section of a long-distance event to set the pace for the main runner. The pacemaker plays a great tactical role for his team but cannot be the champion himself. Directed by Kim Dal Jung, the human drama Pacemaker follows the tireless footsteps of a runner who was forced to give up his dreams, but would not give up on running. Acclaimed actor Kim Myung Min (Detective K) adds yet another inspiring performance to his filmography as the eponymous hero. The legendary Ahn Sung Ki co-stars as his coach, while popular actress Go Ara (Dance Subaru) plays a pole vaulter.

After Man Ho's (Kim Myung Min) career as a marathon runner was cut short by a leg injury, he continued to run as a pacemaker. The years have not been kind to Man Ho, as he is now in debt and struggles to make ends meet working at his friend's restaurant. Man Ho's former coach (Ahn Sung Ki) shows up one day, inviting him to be the pacemaker for the national team and possibly run in the 2012 Olympics. Returning to the track at his age and with his history of injuries, Man Ho has much to overcome and much to sacrifice for the sake of Korea's gold medal dreams. For Man Ho, this is the chance of a lifetime, but he wants to run again on his own terms and complete the whole race, not just the first 30km.

© 2012-2020 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Pacemaker (DVD) (Malaysia Version) 領跑人 (DVD) (馬來西亞版) 领跑人 (DVD) (马来西亚版) Pacemaker (DVD) (Malaysia Version) 페이스 메이커
Artist Name(s): Ahn Sung Ki (Actor) | Kim Myung Min (Actor) | Go Ara (Actor) | Choi Tae Joon 安聖基 (Actor) | 金明民 (Actor) | 高雅娜 (Actor) | 崔泰俊 安圣基 (Actor) | 金明民 (Actor) | 高雅娜 (Actor) | 崔泰俊 アン・ソンギ (Actor) | キム・ミョンミン (Actor) | Ara(コ・アラ) (Actor) | チェ・テジュン 안 성기 (Actor) | 김 명민 (Actor) | 고 아라 (Actor) | 최태준
Release Date: 2012-11-08
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Malay
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: PMP Entertainment (M) SDN. BHD.
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1031992034

Product Information

After Man-ho's (Kim Myong-min) career as a marathon runner was cut short by a leg injury, he continued to run as a pacemaker. The years have not been kind to Man-ho, as he is now in debt and struggles to make ends meet working at his friend's restaurant. Man-ho's former coach Sung-il (Ahn Seong-kee) shows up one day, inviting him to be the pacemaker for the national team and possibly run in the 2012 Olympics. Returning to the track at his age and with his history of injuries, Man-ho has much to overcome and much to sacrifice for the sake of Korea's gold medal dreams. For Man-ho, this is the chance of a lifetime, but he wants to run again on his own terms and complete the whole race, not just the first 30km.
Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Pacemaker (DVD) (Malaysia Version)"

Customers who bought "Pacemaker (DVD) (Malaysia Version)" also bought

Search Keywords

The following keywords are associated with this product. Please click on a keyword to search for similar items.

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Professional Review of "Pacemaker (DVD) (Malaysia Version)"

May 22, 2012

This professional review refers to Pacemaker (DVD) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
Pacemaker is a Korean underdog sports story, this time revolving around the titular runner, a support athlete who helps to set the pace in long distance events during the first section of the race. The lead role is played by popular and award winning actor Kim Myung Min (Detective K), as a down trodden, aging sportsman whose own career was blighted by injury, who is given a second chance at fulfilling his dreams. With support from acclaimed top talent Ahn Sung Ki, the film also features a few younger faces in actress Go Ara (Dance Subaru) and television actor Choi Tae Joon.

Kim Myung Min stars as Man Ho, a former marathon runner whose life is going nowhere, struggling with debt and working as a delivery driver for a friend's restaurant. Man Ho is offered a return to running by national coach and his former mentor (Ahn Sung Ki), who asks him to act as pacemaker for a new up and coming athlete, the country's big hope for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics. Despite his advanced years and injuries, Man Ho agrees, and finds his old energy coming back, pushing him to fight for the right to run the whole race for himself.

The inspirational sports underdog story is arguably amongst the most predictable of film genres, and so with an outing like Pacemaker it's the journey rather than the destination which is most important. On this score, director Kim Dal Jung does a very solid job, managing to get the viewer to connect with Man Ho and care about his quest, and the film has a pleasantly humanistic air. Although everything about the film is undeniably familiar to a fault, it's well crafted and efficiently told, ticking all of the right boxes and moving along at a decent pace. Kim Myung Min has proven time and time again that he is one of Korea's most talented and versatile actors, and is on great form here, with a nuanced performance very different to his recent turns in Detective K and Man of Vendetta, making Man Ho not only likeable and sympathetic, but also believable. Whilst there's nothing complicated in the least, he's a protagonist easy to root for and get behind as he takes on the usual rivalries and career threatening injuries, and this helps the film in attaining the vital feel good factor as it heads towards its inevitable though rewarding conclusion.

Though the plot itself does initially feel a bit odd given that the London Olympics haven't actually happened yet, the setting is still a nice and topical touch, and the London locations add a bit of glamour. It's to Kim's credit that the film comes across as a semi-convincing real life tale, partly due to it being surprisingly quite gritty in its own way, with a realistic approach to sport and the tactics of running, the whole pacemaker role making for an interesting angle. Ahn Sung Ki's ruthless taskmaster of a coach similarly helps with this, the always welcome veteran actor adding a touch of gravitas in his supporting role. This tough edge distracts somewhat from the film playing out exactly as expected, and though the running and action scenes aren't particularly tense, they're exciting enough and do inject a few thrills along the way.

Rather like its protagonist, this really does sum up Pacemaker quite neatly, as a film which jogs along happily at its own pace, making for engaging and competently made entertainment for those looking for a sports underdog story. This is definitely the key here, as whilst viewers expecting anything original or innovative may be disappointed, the film performs perfectly well for the genre, and delivers a heart warming story of a man struggling against sporting adversity.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Browse Other Related Categories

The Battle of Jangsari Ashfall Swing Kids The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale Jesters: The Game Changers Miss and Mrs Cops Extreme Job
  • Region & Language: Hong Kong United States - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.