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Blu-ray Disc Spotlight: Mother & Tazza: The High Rollers [South Korea]

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Mother & Tajja: More Upcoming Korean Blu-ray Discs from CJ Entertainment in December

After some rumors about even more Korean Blu-ray Disc releases came up in several forums with the announcement of the Memories of Murder Blu-ray Disc, the Korean based retailer K2DVD.com now lists these two mentioned releases.
Bong Joon-Ho’s drama Mother and the 2006 gangster/gambling comedy Tajja (Tazza) – The War of Flower [IMDb] will be released by CJ Entertainment with English subtitles on December 31, 2009. K2DVD lists both releases as Region A, but CJ Entertainments Blu-ray releases have been region free so far. Package-wise, CJ will stick with the proven and tested simple digipak in a sleeve.

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Blu-ray Disc Spotlight: Memories of Murder [South Korea]

Memories of Murder – CJ Entertainment

Region: ABC
Video: AVC 1080p 23,976fps
Audio: Korean DTS HD MA 7.1
Subtitles: English, Korean

Memories of Murders @ Asian Blu-ray Guide


Bong Joon-Ho’s Memories of Murder on Blu-ray Disc

Looks like the Korean distributors are sloooowly waking up from their sleep when it comes to release domestic films on Blu-ray Disc on their own instead of letting the International licensees spread the big Korean wave in high definition. While many International films are already available in Korea on Blu-ray Disc, only four domestic films (The Host, Taegukgi (Brotherhood), Welcome to Dongmakgol and The Good, The Bad, The Weird) have been released in Korea for the format. Now CJ Entertainment announced to heighten this sad number by releasing Bong Joon-Ho’s 2003 thriller Memories of Murder on December 10, 2009. According to MadMad.co.kr, the Blu-ray Disc release will include English subtitles, just as expected from a Korean distributor. Package wise, the special edition BD looks a lot like CJ Entertainments technically pretty much perfect The Good, The Bad, The Weird release that only suffers from not including the longer Korean cut. Let’s hope CJ will keep up the good work and stays away from those nasty region codes…[Thanks to
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Teaser Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Mother

Fresh (and this time highly official) from the Korean website, the first teaser trailer for Mother, the latest work of The Host and Memories of Murder director Bong Joon-ho.
Mother is about a widowed old woman who wants to prove the innocence of her 28-years old son who is the prime suspect of a brutal murder.

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Tokyo! New US trailer says 愛してる!

On several sites across the net, the new US trailer for Tokyo! has popped up. The film omnibus consists of the three segments Interior Design, Shaking Tokyo and Merde from directors Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Bong Joon-ho (Memories of Murder, The Host) and Leos Carax (Pola X), all taking place in the Japanese capital. And while Tokyo! has already been shown on some festival, I just had to post this amazing looking trailer, especially since it’s available in glorious HD over at Apple.

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Casting News von der Remake Front

/film berichtet, daß Mark Protosevich für das Drehbuch des Smithbergschen OldBoy Remakes im Gespräch ist. Zu seinen bisherigen Arbeiten zählen unter anderem die Skripte von The Cell, Poseidon und I am Legend.

Auch beim Remake von Joon-ho Bongs Monsterdrama The Host tut sich einiges. Laut Variety wird sich Produzent Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean Reihe) bei Universal dem Werk annehmen. Für die Regie wurde Werbe- und Musikvideoregisseur Fredrik Bond verpflichtet, der das Drehbuch von Mark Poirier entsprechend umsetzen soll.