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Whistle Blower (DVD) (2-Disc) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version)
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The 2014 blockbuster Whistle Blower is inspired by the real-life scandal of Hwang Woo Suk, a once leading figure in the field of stem cell research who was exposed in 2005 of fabricating his findings on human stem cell cloning. Directed by Lim Soon Rye (Forever the Moment), the tense investigative thriller recounts the shocking story from the perspective of a researcher and a news producer – played by rising star Yoo Yeon Seok (Answer Me 1994) and award-winning actor Park Hae Il (A Muse) – who dared to blow the whistle in a contentious world in which both truth and deception come at heavy prices.

After announcing that he has successfully cloned human embryo stem cells, Lee Jang Hwan (Lee Kyung Young, Kundo: Age of the Rampant) becomes the toast of the town, celebrated by the media, scientific community and general public for his pioneering work. Then one day, news program producer Yoon Min Cheol (Park Hae Il) receives an anonymous tip about Lee Jang Hwan's unethical practices. The source is researcher Shim Min Ho (Yoo Yeon Seok), who had previously worked with Lee. Teaming up tentatively, Yoon and Shim face the uphill battle of uncovering an unpopular truth to the world.

This edition includes commentary, making-of features, character videos, trailer and other extras.

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Product Title: Whistle Blower (DVD) (2-Disc) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Whistle Blower (DVD) (雙碟裝) (普通版) (韓國版) Whistle Blower (DVD) (双碟装) (普通版) (韩国版) 情報提供者 (DVD) (雙碟裝) (普通版) (韓国版) 제보자 (DVD) (2디스크) (일반판) (한국판)
Also known as: 舉報者 举报者
Artist Name(s): Lee Kyung Young (Actor) | Park Hae Il (Actor) | Yim Soon Rye | Song Ha Yoon | Ryu Hyun Kyung (Actor) | Park Won Sang | Yoo Yeon Seok (Actor) | Lee Seung Joon 李璟榮 (Actor) | 朴 海日 (Actor) | 任順禮 | 宋昰昀 (金星) | 柳賢靜 (Actor) | 朴翁尚 | 柳演錫 (Actor) | Lee Seung Joon 李璟荣 (Actor) | 朴 海日 (Actor) | 任顺礼 | 宋昰昀 (金星) | 柳贤静 (Actor) | 朴翁尚 | 柳演锡 (Actor) | Lee Seung Joon イ・キョンヨン (Actor) | パク・ヘイル (Actor) | イム・スンレ | ソン・ハユン | リュ・ヒョンギョン (Actor) | パク・ウォンサン | ユ・ヨンソク (Actor) | イ・スンジュン 이 경영 (Actor) | 박 해일 (Actor) | 임순례 | 송하윤 (김별) | 류현경 (Actor) | 박원상 | 유연석 (Actor) | 이승준
Release Date: 2015-06-10
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Place 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: Video Travel
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1041869538

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제보자 (DVD) (2디스크) (일반판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Wide Screen
*Sound Mix: Dolby Digital 5.1/2.0
*Extras:
* 박해일의 취재파일(13분39초)
* 유연석의 양심선언(8분16초)
* 이경영의 논문조작(9분13초)
* 시민들의 분노(2분28초)
* 제보자 탄생비화(4분18초)
* PD추적(1분11초)
* 미공개 하이라이트(3분07초)
* 캐릭터 영상(3분52초)
* 국민 추천 영상(1분39초)
* 본 예고편(1분21초)

*Director: 임순례

* 대한민국을 뒤흔든 줄기세포 조작 스캔들의 실체를 파헤치는 진실추적극 <제보자>!
* 박해일-유연석-이경영! 대한민국 대표 배우들의 압도적이고 강렬한 연기 앙상블!
* <더 테러 라이브>의 음악, <괴물>의 편집, <명량>의 조명! 충무로 최고의 드림팀이 뭉쳤다!'

줄거리


제가 줄기세포를 연구하는 이유는 난치병 환자들에게 희망이 되기 위해서 입니다.
세계 최초로 인간배아줄기세포 추출에 성공한‘이장환’ 박사의 연구 결과가 국민적인 관심사로 떠오르고 있는 가운데 PD추적 ‘윤민철’ PD는 익명의 제보자로부터 한 통의 전화를 받게 된다.

전 아무런 증거도 없습니다. 그래도 제 말을 믿으시겠습니까?
얼마 전까지 ‘이장환’ 박사와 함께 줄기세포 연구를 해오던 ‘심민호’ 팀장은‘윤민철’ PD에게 논문이 조작되었다는 사실과 함께 줄기세포 실험 과정에서 벌어진 비윤리적 행위에 대해 양심 선언하게 된다.

이 방송 꼭 내보낼겁니다.
제보자의 증언 하나만을 믿고 사건에 뛰어든 ‘윤민철’ PD는‘이장환’ 박사를 비판하는 것은 국익에 반하는 것이라는 여론과 언론의 거센 항의에 한계를 느끼게 되고, 결국 방송이 나가지 못하게 되는 위기에 처하게 되는데…


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

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May 8, 2015

This customer review refers to Whistle Blower (2014) (DVD) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
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A media search for truth Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Dr Jang Hwan Lee (Kyung Young Lee) is a leading voice in human stem cell research and unveils that he has cloned human embryo stem cells to an audience of students. A step towards bio manufacturing artificial human organs such as hearts, livers spleens etc. But when news producer Min Cheol (Hae Il Park) comes in contact with one of Dr Lee's a ex-lab researcher technicians Min-ho Sim (Yeon Seok Yoo), the latter reveals that none of Dr Lee's stem cell clones are actually viable. That no fully cloned cells were produced, but only illegally received ovum cells derivative from artificial insemination. Min-ho as his personal reasons for regret in Dr Lee as his own daughter is sick needing such crucial life changing discoveries and his wife Hyeon-kyeong (Mi-hyeon Kim) is also one of Dr Lee's technicians. Pursuing the facts about the highly revered Dr Lee's stem cell research, news producer Min Cheol faces one the biggest challenges in his life. Not only can he be sure if ex-lab technician Min-ho is telling the true facts about the fake cloned cells, but that due to public awareness of Dr Lee's past work -- Min Cheol could be, as well as his colleagues, quickly vilified by Dr Lee's supporters who by public opinion hang on to hope that the stem cell research will aid human life and bolster nationalistic pride.

Although crucially inspired from true events, 'Whistle Blower' is deemed a fictitious story plot. An investigative type, the story esteems an heroic stance in TV media news producer Min Cheol's endeavour to unearth the truth of what lies beneath Dr Lee's 'dodgy' stem cell research, after a tip off. The nature of Dr Lee himself - a man projecting an amiable temperament with a sympathetic disposition to the level that he himself seems to be the one being undermined by negative media forces trying to bring him down. The crux here is, is such stem cell research genuine and sincere? Or dangerous? After all what is the point in endeavouring human scientific research if it isn't going to benefit all human health. But 'Whistle Blower' reflects a media happening within commercial filmic fiction, of where medical hope and discovery to the masses is a theatrical pitch masquerading as strategic clinical deception.
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Whistle within the noise of the crowd Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
When there are big medical or scientific discoveries of innovation, negative scandal seems to follow. The main thrust to this specific fabricated stem cell media situation (or other big media sensationalism) is emotional sensitivity feedback - to those needing imminent medical help, medical bio geneticists who strive hard to cure dis-eases and a confused mass public who just don't know what the heck sometimes to believe. All people who fare respect and truth in the projection screen media priorities of money, fame, politics and glory. Or fair game?

For South Koreans the stem cell cloning scandal would have been a blow to personal and unified pride (although cloning/tampering with human DNA is another way to just control things on a metaphysical level), that truth about stem cell research was fabricated. Although this is a fiction story, mundanely was it deadline pressure to deliver the genetic goods that weakened Dr Lee's judgment to distort medical discovery? Not much here is given about Dr Lee's inner sanctum other than his possible lies and deception. Not that should cause the beating of the breast for the good people of SK, as its widely accepted SK does much good things that are enjoyed/respected around the world. And guilt ingestion and projection is the worst way to fester dis-ease and cajole cynicism. But fabrication of truth about such important medical research is unethical anywhere it may be researched. For me stem cell research, albeit a crucial scientific life line for those living in hope, is still a fix it patch instead of locating the true sources of detrimental effects on the microscopic human. Why is there much diabetes and cancer about? There surely is a macroscopic common cause. Radiation or ill thinking? As modern humans we are getting more out of touch with the already well 'designed' biosphere of natural order that is industrially pressured. But maybe one day the natural human condition will strangely cure itself onwards. The human cells no longer stressed, distorted, limited and compressed - a different future for the macroscopic human.

For a controversial type movie its good food for thought and the weighing up of things, especially media news, new invention and possible manipulation. Good performance, too, from the charismatic Kyung Yong Lee and Hae Il Park. Lately I've also noticed certain S Korean DVDS have gold star autograph editions, and this edition I received was autographed by Hae Il. Thank you :D
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