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War of the Arrows (Blu-ray + DVD) (Steelbook) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Blu-ray Region A, DVD Region 3

Park Hae Il (Actor) | Moon Chae Won | Park Ki Woong (Actor) | Ryu Seung Ryong (Actor)
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War of the Arrows (Blu-ray + DVD) (Steelbook) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
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Korea's biggest film of 2011, the period epic War of the Arrows is set in the 17th century during the second Manchu invasion of Joseon Korea. Park Hae Il (The Host) won Best Actor at the Daejong and Blue Dragon Film Awards for his sharp portrayal of the lone archer who risks everything to save his sister, played by television starlet Moon Chae Won (The Princess' Man) who has picked up many Best New Actress awards. Directed by Kim Han Min (Paradise Murdered), War of the Arrows turns up the tension for a fast-paced period actioner filled with thrilling chase scenes and a relentless flurry of arrows. The acclaimed blockbuster also co-stars Kim Moo Yeol (Romantic Heaven) as Moon Chae Won's husband, Park Ki Woong (My Tutor Friend 2) as a Manchu prince, and Blue Dragon Best Supporting Actor Ryu Seung Ryong (The Front Line) as the leader of the Manchurian archers.

Raised by his late father's friend, Nam Yi (Park Hae Il) has no hope for a better station in life due to his family background, and spends most of his time in the mountains hunting and honing his archery skills. On the day of his younger sister Ja In's (Moon Chae Won) wedding, a Manchurian legion raids the village and captures many of the villagers as slaves including Ja In. With his bow in hand, Nam Yi sets out into no man's land to take down the Manchurian archers and rescue his sister.

This edition comes with the Theatrical Cut (122min) of the film on Blu-ray, a Bonus DVD with the extended cut (128min) of the film, as well as making-of, music, art direction and CG featurettes, trailers, and other special features.

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Product Title: War of the Arrows (Blu-ray + DVD) (Steelbook) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) 最終兵器:弓 (Blu-ray + DVD) (鐵盒裝) (首批限量版) (韓國版) 最终兵器:弓 (Blu-ray + DVD) (铁盒装) (首批限量版) (韩国版) 神弓-KAMIYUMI- (Blu-ray+DVD) (スチールブック版) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 최종병기 활 (1블루레이 +1DVD) (스틸북) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Park Hae Il (Actor) | Moon Chae Won | Park Ki Woong (Actor) | Ryu Seung Ryong (Actor) | Kim Moo Yeol | Otani Ryohei 朴 海日 (Actor) | 文彩媛 | 朴基雄 (Actor) | 柳承龍 (Actor) | 金 武烈 | 大谷亮平 朴 海日 (Actor) | 文彩媛 | 朴基雄 (Actor) | 柳承龙 (Actor) | 金 武烈 | 大谷亮平 パク・ヘイル (Actor) | ムン・チェウォン | パク・キウン (Actor) | リュ・スンリョン (Actor) | キム・ムヨル | 大谷亮平 박 해일 (Actor) | 문채원 | 박기웅 (Actor) | 류 승룡 (Actor) | 김무열 | 오타니 료헤이
Director: Kim Han Min 金韓民 金韩民 キム・ハンミ 김한민
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Place of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition, NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: III
Publisher: Art Service
Other Information: 1Blu-ray + 1DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030344706

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최종병기 활 (1블루레이 +1DVD) (스틸북) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 1080P AVC
*Sound Mix: DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 (48khz/24bit)
-Commentary by 김한민 감독, 박해일, 류승룡, 김무열, 문채원, 김구택, 오타니 료헤이
-Commentary by 김한민 감독, 김태성 촬영감독, 장춘섭 미술감독, 한영우 CG감독, 정세교 조감독, 김지홍 제작실장
-활, 活 (메이킹)
-북방의 소리 : 음악
-사운드 믹싱 : 믹싱 + 사운드 믹싱 매트릭스 (DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1)
-날 것 : 미술
-티져 (HD)
-예고편 (HD)

*Director: 김한민

■ 초회 한정 스틸북 케이스
1BD(극장판, 부가영상) + 1 DVD (확장판)

-한국영화 최초 스틸북 케이스
-2011년 한국영화 최고 흥행작! 블록버스터의 최강자 [최종병기 활]
-제 48회 대종상영화제 4관왕!
남우주연상, 신인여우상, 영상기술상, 음향기술상 4개부문 최다수상
-뜨거운 열정과 최첨단의 기술이 살린 활 액션!
-심장을 꿰뚫는 대한민국 최초 활 액션
-[극락도 살인사건]에 이어 2연타 노리는 김한민 감독-박해일 콤비!
-국적을 초월하는 풍성한 캐스팅! 노련미와 신선미의 흥미로운 조합

50만 포로가 끌려간 병자호란,
치열했던 전쟁의 한 복판에 역사가 기록하지 못한 위대한 신궁이 있었다.

역적의 자손이자 조선 최고의 신궁 남이. 유일한 피붙이인 누이 자인의 행복만을 바라며 살아간다. 어렵사리 맞이한 자인의 혼인날, 가장 행복한 순간에 청나라 정예부대(니루)의 습격으로 자인과 신랑 서군이 포로로 잡혀가고 만다. 남이는 자인을 구하기 위해 아버지가 남겨준 활에 의지해 청군의 심장부로 거침없이 전진한다.

귀신과도 같은 솜씨로 청나라 정예부대(니루)를 하나 둘씩 처치하는 남이, 한 발 한 발 청군의 본거지로 접근해간다. 남이의 신묘한 활 솜씨를 알아챈 청의 명장 쥬신타는 왕자 도르곤과 부하들을 지키기 위해 남이를 추격하기 시작한다. 날아오는 방향을 예측할 수 없는 곡사를 사용하는 남이와 무시무시한 파괴력을 가진 육량시를 사용하는 쥬신타, 가장 소중한 것을 지키기 위한 사상 최대 활의 전쟁을 시작한다.

적의 심장을 뚫지 못하면 내가 죽는다!
운명을 건 사상 최대 활의 전쟁이 시작된다!
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January 31, 2012

This professional review refers to War of the Arrows (DVD) (3-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
War of the Arrows (also known as Arrow, the Ultimate Weapon) is a period set Korean blockbuster revolving around battling archers and the 17th century second Manchu invasion of Korea. The film was directed by Kim Han Min, previously responsible for the offbeat mystery Paradise Murdered and attempts to offer something a little different to the usual historical epics by notching up the tension and aiming for more of a focus on action. The film was a massive success at the box office, emerging as the biggest domestic hit of last year, and also brought home a slew of accolades, with Park Hae Il (The Host) winning Best Actor at the Daejong and Blue Dragon Film Awards, Moon Chae Won (The Princess' Man) winning Best New Actress and Ryu Seung Ryong (The Front Line) claiming Best Supporting Actor.

The film kicks off in the early 17th century with a young boy called Nam Yi and his sister Ja In fleeing for their lives when their father is accused of being a traitor and killed. Leaping forward some years to 1636, the two have been raised by a friend of the family, Nam Yi (Park Hae Il) grown to be a hunter and skilled archer, highly protective of Ja In. Unfortunately, as the second Manchurian invasion of Korea begins, on her the eve of her wedding to her childhood sweetheart (Kim Moo Yeol, Romantic Heaven) their village is massacred by the evil Prince Dorgon (Park Ki Woong, My Tutor Friend 2), and she and many of the other inhabitants are captured as slaves. Ignoring the law that bans citizens from crossing border into enemy territory, Nam Yi heads off to rescue her, pursued by Dorgon's head archer (Ryu Seung Ryong) and his team of crack bowmen.

It doesn't take long to realise that War of the Arrows is an action film first and a historical drama a very far second, Kim Han Min making this clear from the heart pounding opening, the young children being chased by vicious dogs before being saved at the last second by a hail of arrows. After the initial first act exposition, the film is basically a series of chase sequences through a primal, rugged landscape, with very little in the way of filler material. The thrills are pretty much non stop, and on this score it's easy enough to see why it has been compared to Mel Gibson Apocalypto with some fairly similar setups and the same sense of breathless pacing.

The film is however very much its own beast, with Kim having clearly put a great deal of thought into its depiction and use of arrows as a primary weapon. As well as making for some excellent scenes of sniping, the film has a very effective use of sound in this respect, the whistling of arrows and the taut pulling back of bows helping to really bring things to life. Kim's direction is gritty rather than the usual period costume gloss, with some well judged shaky camera work making the pursuit even more frenetic. The many set pieces are all impressively staged and make good use of the landscape as an obstacle course of sorts, with Nam Yi having to navigate his way through all manner of natural barriers, resulting in one particularly impressive scene involving the crossing of a gorge under arrow fire. There's a definite hard edge throughout, and the film is frequently violent and bloody, emphasising the deadliness of the bow as a weapon and again underlining Kim's determination to produce a work of intensity and realism.

Crucially, though simple, the narrative is effective and shows a respectable amount of attention to historical detail without becoming too dry. This pleasing sense of economy is also true of the characters, who despite being to a large extent defined by their actions are all interesting and engaging, the ongoing battle between the archers being a cat and mouse struggle that's as much psychological as it is physical. This is in part thanks to some effective acting across the board, especially from Park Hae Il and Ryu Seung Ryong, who both do an excellent job without having much dialogue. Kim's stripped down approach also brings with it the not inconsiderable benefit of eschewing the usual melodrama that often blights such films, ensuring that the fast paced excitement is never dragged down by needless forced tears and emoting.

War of the Arrows definitely stands out from the overcrowded playing field of Korean period films, and is one of the very few which works on a number of levels. A well made, tense and gripping thriller, it's a film which deserves its success and should be enjoyed even by those fed up with the genre.

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May 2, 2012

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Jumong Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Like the god of the bow and arrow. whether it can bend and curve the way Nam Yi can control his weapons. It's definitely more convincing than curving bullets. Reminding me also a bit of apocalypto. It's a race to save his sister while fighting his enemies who are trying to capture him or rather kill him.

A piece of history + action packed = learning made fun without knowing
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April 8, 2012

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Sad history of Korea Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Every country has shameful moments in its history and Korea is no exception. The Chosun dynasty of Korea got invaded, ass-kicked, defeated and humiliated by the Chung dynasty of China. A half million Korean people were dragged to China as slaves. Of course, the Korean king and his palace couldn't do a thing about it. They even didn't try to save them. I was so pissed off watching this. Of course, the main character guy does amazing things to save his sister but he is a just fictional character. I think every Asian country can relate to this movie because it talks about our not-so-glorious past and normal people who had to stand up and fight to death because the country was in shamble.
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March 11, 2012

This customer review refers to War of the Arrows (2011) (DVD) (US Version)
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great action Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i love watching period movies. if you you enjoy a full packed action movie, then one is just right for you. its a sorry of siblings who lost their name because of the father being branded as a traitor. grew up with a friends family and eventually the sister is supposed to marry the son of the family's friend until they were invaded.

Sad ending though but overall , super like!
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