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The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Sol Kyung Gu (Actor) | Moon So Ri (Actor) | Daniel Henney (Actor) | Ko Chang Seok (Actor)
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The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (Korea Version)
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If James Bond ever gets married, he may become something similar to Sol Kyung Gu's character in The Spy: Undercover Mission, the hilarious espionage comedy from first-time director Yi Seung Jun. Sol stars as Chul Soo, a seemingly ordinary civil service worker that is hiding his true identity of super spy from his wife Young Hee (Moon So Ri). When a bombing rocks the heart of Seoul, Chul Soo is sent to Bangkok to investigate a lead that may solve the case. While on the job, Chul Soo spots Young Hee, who is supposed to be in South Korea, with handsome stranger Ryan (Daniel Henney). Now, Chul Soo isn't just on a mission to save his country, but also his marriage! Packed with laughs and action, The Spy is high-energy entertainment at its best!

This edition includes making of and trailers.

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Product Title: The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (Korea Version) The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (韓國版) The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (韩国版) スパイ (DVD) (韓国版) 스파이 (DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: 間諜 / K先生 间谍 / K先生
Artist Name(s): Sol Kyung Gu (Actor) | Moon So Ri (Actor) | Daniel Henney (Actor) | Ko Chang Seok (Actor) | Ra Mi Ran (Actor) | Jeong In Gi (Actor) | Han Ye Ri (Actor) | Song Jae Ho (Actor) | Kim Ji Yeong (Actor) 薛景求 (Actor) | 文 素利 (Actor) | Daniel Henney (Actor) | 高昌錫 (Actor) | 羅美蘭 (Actor) | 鄭仁基 (Actor) | 金藝里 (Actor) | 宋在河 (Actor) | Kim Ji Yeong (Actor) 薛景求 (Actor) | 文 素利 (Actor) | Daniel Henney (Actor) | 高昌锡 (Actor) | 罗美兰 (Actor) | 郑仁基 (Actor) | 金艺里 (Actor) | 宋在河 (Actor) | Kim Ji Yeong (Actor) ソル・ギョング (Actor) | ムン・ソリ (Actor) | ダニエル・ヘニー (Actor) | コ・チャンソク (Actor) | ラ・ミラン (Actor) | Jeong In Gi (Actor) | ハン・イェリ (Actor) | Song Jae Ho (Actor) | Kim Ji Yeong (Actor) 설 경구 (Actor) | 문 소리 (Actor) | 다니엘 헤니 (Actor) | 고창석 (Actor) | 라미란 (Actor) | 정인기 (Actor) | 김예리 (Actor) | 송재호 (Actor) | 김지영 (Actor)
Release Date: 2014-11-25
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?
Publisher: Art Service
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1034712452

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스파이 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen
*Sound Mix: Dolby Digital 5.1
*Extras:
-철수와 영희(메이킹)
-티져예고편
-예고편

*Director: 이승준

-전국극장 343만명 동원!
-<해운대> 제작진이 만든 초대형 코믹첩보액션의 탄생!
대한민국 초특급 배우들이 선사하는 격이 다른 웃음까지!
-대한민국 최고의 스파이 설경구
남편의 정체를 모르는 마누라 문소리,
위험하게 잘생긴 의문의 사나이 다니엘 헤니!
명품 배우와 매력 터지는 코믹 캐릭터의 환상적 조합!
-고창석, 한예리, 라미란! 말이 필요 없는 최강 시너지로 코믹 에너지 폭발!


Synopsis
영국엔 007, 대한민국에는 김철수!
작전은 완벽했다. 그들이 끼어들기 전까지는!
대한민국 최고의 스파이 김철수(설경구). 하지만 마누라 영희(문소리) 앞에만 서면 쩔쩔 매는 대한민국의 평범한 남편이기도 하다. 아무도 모르게 나랏일을 하는 탓에, 출장을 밥 먹듯이 하는 철수. 하필이면 2세를 만들기 위해 받아 놓은 D-day에 의문의 테러가 발생해, 진상 파악을 위한 태국 출장 명령을 받게 된다. 위험천만한 작전지를 종횡무진하는 철수. 그런데, 그 곳에서 철수의 레이더망에 들어온 건 다름 아닌 마.누.라! 심지어 그녀는 모든 작전지마다 위험하게 잘생긴 의문의 사나이(다니엘 헤니)와 함께 나타나 철수의 애간장을 태운다.
한편, 남편의 정체를 모르는 스튜어디스 영희는 그런 남편 때문에 폭발 직전! 홧김에 비행 스케줄을 바꿔 태국으로 간다. 그곳에서 우연히 만난 꽃미남 라이언과 달콤한 시간을 보내며 철수의 전화도 받지 않고 핑크빛 환상에 빠지는데…
국가의 운명이 왔다갔다하는 절체절명의 상황! 의문의 남자 앞에서 마냥 좋아라 하는 영희 때문에 도대체 작전에 집중이 안 되는 철수! 과연 철수는 나라도 지키고, 마누라도 지킬 수 있을까?
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Professional Review of "The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (Korea Version)"

January 16, 2014

Korean espionage action comedy The Spy: Undercover Operation had a pretty interesting trip to the screen, having originally been set to be directed by Lee Myung Se, known for arty outings like Duelist and Nowhere to Hide for blockbuster producer Yoon Je Kyun, the man behind hits Haeundae, Sector 7 and others. However, Lee and Yoon clashed over the film's (then going by Mr K) direction, the former apparently taking things off at a more esoteric tangent, and the director left the project while in the middle of shooting in Thailand. The reins were handed to first time helmer Yi Seung Jun, who had worked for Yoon several times as assistant director and who got things back on a more commercially friendly track.

In the lead the film stars actor Sol Kyung Gu (Cold Eyes) as Chul Soo, an average businessman who's actually one of the country's top spies, a fact he keeps hidden from his long suffering flight attendant wife Young Hee (Moon So Ri, An Ethics Lesson). After a sinister plot threatens to engulf the Korean peninsula in war, Chul Soo is sent to Thailand to try and track down a missing North Korean nuclear scientist (actress Han Ye Ri, South Bound), only to find Young Hee also in Bangkok and being wooed by a suave stranger called Ryan (Daniel Henney, Korean/American actor model, One Night Surprise), who just happens to be an enemy agent. Poor Chul Soo tries to save the country from disaster, while keeping Young Hee out of Ryan's clutches, which, needless to say soon proves even more complicated than expected.

The whole married spy deceiving his wife plot of The Spy: Undercover Operation has obviously been done many, many times before around the world, and admittedly there's very little here that's new or fresh. However, as a piece of commercial cinema, it's well done and plays to its strengths, offering the kind of genre mishmash so popular in Korea, combining comedy, drama, action and domestic intrigue. Yi Seung Jun does a competent job as director and balances things to generally entertaining effect, making the most of the sillier aspects of the premise and working in some funny set pieces, most of which revolve around misunderstandings and Chul Soo's increasingly manic attempts to keep his identity secret. At the same time, Yi never neglects the action, and wisely throws in plenty of set pieces, some of which are surprisingly violent, and this gives the film at least somewhat of an edge and keeps the audience distracted from its more overly familiar beats. The exotic Thai locations also help, with some nice cinematography and solid, glossy production values providing lots of eye candy.

Ultimately, it's the cast that makes a difference here, Sol Kyung Gu and Moon So Ri giving the audience a likeable lead couple, their real world problems (predominantly the desire to have a baby) keeping them believable and grounded. Though the way things work out is fully predictable, it's a lot of fun watching them bicker and sneak around each other, with Sol and Moon enjoying a genuine chemistry(the two worked together previously on Lee Chang Dong's superb Oasis back in 2002), and even if they are playing roles that aren't exactly challenging, both are on good form and kick the material up a notch - for all the national threat and nuclear danger, their relationship is very much at the centre of the film, and this does give the film a touch of heart. Daniel Henney also does well in a rare villainous role, coming across as impressively evil at times, and while the script makes a bit of misstep in a late stab at making him sympathetic, he's a good foil for the heroes.

Though nothing special, The Spy: Undercover Operation is a decent Korean popcorn flick, and one which does everything it sets out too. While it'd have been more interesting to see how it could have turned out in the hands of Lee Myung Se, it's a couple of hours of perfectly acceptable entertainment, boosted by its trio of big name stars.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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Customer Review of "The Spy: Undercover Operation (DVD) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

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The Spy - Droll And Fierce Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
'The Spy' is a good mix of sappy humour and cold blooded gun shooting fierceness with a decent reworked spy action movie plot. About a kidnapped North Korean female nuclear scientist defector Baek (Ye-ri Han) who is sought after by many 'agencies', especially Ryan (Daniel Henney) and his henchmen for Baek's rare knowledge of nuclear rockets, the S Korean spy agency need spy man Chul Soo (Kyung-Gu Sol) to re-attain Baek pronto, or hell could break loose. The plot isn't dissimilar to the war inducing bomb plot of Bond movie 'Octopussy' (or part Ian Fleming atomic rocket novel 'Moonraker'). But poor old Chul Soo shows here how being married and also having a job being a spy can be difficult bed mates. Chul Soo demand by his flight attendant wife Young-Hee (Si-ri Moon) nagging Chul Soo to spend more time at home and making a baby. Young-hee though doesn't have a clue her husband is a spy, believing him a mere office worker. And even more un-James Bond like is that Chul Soo is low on sperm count and finding it difficult to keep his end up.

But Chul Soo, when sent on his spy mission to Bangkok Thailand to locate Baek, suddenly has worrying concerns when spotting his wife and her new dandy boyfriend - the dangerous Ryan. Young-Hee is literally swept off her feet by the playboy at the Bangkok airport foyer and after a 'why not' decision in having a little quirky affair (Chul Soo being away all the time) decides on a dinner date with Ryan. Chul Soo getting highly concerned about the affair begins to tail his wife amidst his dangerous mission. But Young-hee involved with cold blooded killer Ryan puts her in grave danger.

Although part comedy the serious action is fierce and violent throughout. But the action/humour bits go together well - especially the mass shootout part at a restaurant. There are nevertheless quite humorous moments like Chul Soo's public toilet scene where he relays a 3D X-ray glasses spy image of Ryan's Percy at the porcelain bit (also featured in the movie's trailer). Not good for Chul Soo's ego either. A gadget too far? The action (and there's lots of it) and CGI effects are also far above average, especially near the final, and all in all 'The Spy' does make for a good entertaining yarn. Pity Daniel Henney's playboy assassin Ryan is such a mad cruel bugger, as his JB type suave persona is very good. It's also another nice team up for Kyung-Gu Sol and Si-ri Moon what with their classics of 'Oasis' and 'Peppermint Candy'.
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