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K-TV series lead actor Bae Young-jun ("Winter Sonata", "Hotelier") makes his movie debut in "Untold scandal" that unfolds a sexual tale set in 18th century Korea. The provocative acting of protagonists Bae Young-jun and Jeon Do-youn gives a boost to the film to achieve five-day Korea debut of 1.12 million of attendance.

Developed from the French novel "Dangerous Liaisons" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, "Untold scandal" tells a tale about a talented playboy Cho Won (Bae Young-jun) trying to seduce Madam Suk (Jeon Do-youn) who has been defending her chastity for 9 years. But after all, all he tries to do is instigated by his first love – his aunt Madam Jo (Lee Mi-sook).

This big-selling film has also set a number of new records in Korean film industry, including best weekend box office, most online pre-order and most theater pre-order. Despite its compelling sexual tale, director Lee Jae-young also makes an effort to detail the relationship of the characters, making the movie well-balanced with sexual spice and dramatic elements.

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Product Title: Scandal 挑情寶鑑 (韓國版) 挑情宝鑑 (韩国版) スキャンダル (韓国版) 스캔들
Artist Name(s): Jeon Do Yeon | Lee Mi Sook | Bae Yong Joon 全 度妍 | 李美淑 | 裴 勇俊 全 度妍 | 李美淑 | 裴 勇俊 チョン・ドヨン | イ・ミスク | ペ・ヨンジュン 전 도연 | 이 미숙 | 배 용준
Release Date: 2005-04-28
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Place of Origin: South Korea
Disc Format(s): VCD
Rating: III
Duration: 124 (mins)
Publisher: CD Plus
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003999599

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* Extra :
- O.S.T
- NG장면
- 부가영상

요부와 바람둥이의 정절녀 무너뜨리기

1. 작업 전야 - 선수들, 서로를 알아 보다
겉으로는 세도가의 정부인으로 살아가며 남자들을 유혹하는 이중 생활을 영위하는 조씨 부인. 한편, 과거에 급제했으나 관직을 마다한 채, 뭇 여인에 탐닉하고 시/서/화를 즐기는 이단아 조원. 말 못 할 첫 사랑의 상대이자 사촌 지간인 둘은 은밀한 사랑 게임의 동업자다.

2. 작업 개시- 바람둥이,요부의 제안을 받아들이다
어느 날 조씨 부인은 남편의 소실 자리인 어린 소옥을 범해줄 것을 조원에게 제시하지만 조원의 목표는 9년간 수절하여 열녀문까지 하사 받은 숙부인 정씨로 정해진 상황! 조씨 부인은 조원이 성공하면 자신을 허하겠다는 미끼를 던지고 조원은 내기를 수락하는데...

3.작업 진행- 고생 끝 열매가 더 달다고 그 누가 말했던가?
갈고 닦은 실력과 술수를 총동원하여 숙부인 유혹 작업에 나선 조원. 하지만, 나라에서 금한 천주학을 접하고 서민을 돕는 등 강한 신념으로 살아가는 숙부인의 저항은 예상 외로 완강하고, 그럴수록 조원의 전의는 더욱 불타오르는데...
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Professional Review of "Scandal"

March 10, 2008

This professional review refers to Untold Scandal (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version)
Literature saturated with love and sex has always been dwelt upon with great relish across all ages and in all countries. Many of them have also become an irresistible theme for movies like China's Golden Lotus, The Lover from France, and Thailand's Jan Dara.

Adapted from the French novel Dangerous Liaisons, Untold Scandal sets the story in ancient Korea. Bae Yong-jun, the acclaimed Korean TV hunk, makes his movie debut as a classic playboy Cho Won who has always had a crush on his married aunt Madam Jo (Lee Mi-sook). The ambiguous relation between these two becomes more complicated when the concubine (Lee So-yeon) and Madam Suk (Jeon Do-youn) come into the scene. In order to attract the attention of Madam Jo, Cho Won seeks to seduce Madam Suk who has always been defending her chastity.

Great expectations have long been cultivated before this movie hit the market mostly because of the surprisingly bold attempt Bae Yong-jun made. Getting rid of his tender love image in the TV drama Winter Sonata, Bae chooses to appear on the silver screen for the first time in an erotic movie where he even has to show his bottom. Sexual as the movie may seem (and there are a number of arousing love scenes), Untold Scandal actually reveals the long buried desires for love among Cho Won, Madam Jo and Madam Suk.

The three leading characters all suffer from the pain derived from forbidden love. Cho Won is a typical good-for-nothing wealthy playboy who spends all of his time and money hanging out with women. His love for his married aunt Madam Jo makes him desperate enough to do anything. His mere lust for Madam Suk later turns out to be his true love but it is just too late when he realizes it. Madam Suk is also a victim of forbidden love. Chastity is what she endeavors to protect but to destroy it results in true love. Madam Jo is manipulative enough to make her men bear all of her love and hatred. She flirts with those pampered sons in the neighborhood, she fools with Cho Won by feigning indifference and she casts evil spells on her husband and the concubine. However, she later loses it all: she stirs up the scandal but in the end she has to lie on the bed she makes. Her too high self-esteem drives her to strive for honor and splendor at the expense of true love. Finally, all she preserves is nothing but her old age and rotten beauty.

Bae Yong-jun expresses his playboy character at great lengths together with the licentious performance given by Lee Mi-sook. The trollop Lee plays is successful to steal the thunder of the other leading actress Jeon Do-youn. Despite appearing in more scenes, Jeon seems to be acting a bit uneasy in her interaction with Bae Yong-jun. Director Lee Jae-young has put a lot of effort on bringing the well-bred circles in 18th-century Korea back to life. With the delicate garden views, the splendid costume and the undisguised dialogues, the high society where scandals and gossips are all around appears right in front of us.

In ancient times, information was mostly spread through written words on papers. The wide circulation of the scandal in this movie however reminds the reviewer of the power of the Internet nowadays. Gossip, which is what media is good at creating, can just be one sharp knife. It can kill the truth and also true feelings. The director of Untold Scandal always has a magical touch on this kind of topics and his productions Asako in Ruby Shoes (2002) and Untold Scandal (2004) even though representing two completely different centuries, carry the same message: Love always means dying for one another and the relationship between love and lust is even more appealing to people leading them to break with conventions and challenge taboos.

Reviewed by garden (Hong Kong)

Translated by Holly (Hong Kong)

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Customer Review of "Scandal"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (40)

Kevin Kennedy
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August 11, 2007

This customer review refers to Untold Scandal (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Freshly told familiar story Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
"Untold Scandal" is a Korean version of the French novel, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", previously seen on screen in the American films "Valmont" and "Dangerous Liaisons". Of the three films, this is my favorite.

All three feature terrific performances by outstanding casts. All three are beautifully filmed and lavishly mounted productions. But only this Korean version, by straying from the novel's ending, provides a conclusion that touches the viewer's heart.

Special mention must be made of the performance given by Jeon Do Yeon. In another actress's hands, her role might have seemed wooden. Miss Jeon brings her repressed character to sympathetic life.

"Untold Scandal" is very highly recommended for a mature audience.
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March 21, 2007

This customer review refers to Untold Scandal (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version)
ok Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
Started off very slow and a little boring until Bae seduced Lady Sook. I don't know why Bae wanted to do this sort of film but the sex scene had been handled tastefully. It was somewhat surprising and very unusual near the end. The very ending did drag on slightly but the whole story was wrapped up satisfactorily without loose ends. Well done.
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April 3, 2006

This customer review refers to Untold Scandal (DVD) (DTS) (Hong Kong Version)
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perfect cast !! perfect movie !! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
bae yong jun's range as an actor is truly amazing... i loved him in WINTER SONATA but i've come to respect him even more after watching this movie... was such a pleasure to watch the beautiful subtlety of his acting! the other actresses were great as well, and of course i adored the sumptuous setting and the beautiful sceneries... this is the third version of "les liaisons dangereuses" that i've watched and is by far the best one. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
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July 12, 2005

This customer review refers to The Untold Scandal Limited Edition (Taiwan Version)
3 people found this review helpful

Not Mr. Bae 's Best Film Customer Review Rated Bad 3 - 3 out of 10
Tue, July 12, 2005

This movie was loosely based on a French screen play
originally and had been adapted to an American movie
years ago with ok result. So the concept of making it
an Asian one was questionable to begin with.
The costumes and scenes were beautiful. That was
basically it. The story was boring to say the
least. The actress Lee Mi Sook did an excellent job
for her role. The other younger actress was a
complete miscast unfortunately, so was Mr. Bae.
I am a big fan of Bae Yong Joon. I was disappointed
seeing him in this movie. He should not be in
costume farce like this one which limited his
acting potential and he does not look nearly as
attracive. He is much better suited playing
a modern guy with his glasses on, always.
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May 26, 2005

2 people found this review helpful

Scandal Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
The costumes, music, and scenery were sumptious. The actors sublime. This was a very moving film, exploring trust, betrayal and redemption. Watching this film was a breath of fresh air! Having visited Korea, it expanded my intrest in, and appreciation of an historical, majestic country. Thank you.
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