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Thank you @rubie for starting this thread. I will always watch just about anything with Lee Byung Hun and Ha Jung Woo.  So I look forward to this new project.   @Warren Lauzon, of course

Yes, this movie really deserves the recognition... be it the producers, directors, actors, etc. Plenty of hard work and dedication.   And you're right! With this movie being sold to other co

December 30, 2019   Box Office: Annual ticket sales break record with over 224 million. 'Extreme Job,' Disney movies attract viewers to movie houses   The local box office recorde

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note1.gif ASHFALL Vlive December 4 at 9 p.m. (Korea Standard)


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November 30, 2019


November Movie Star Brand Reputation Rankings Announced


Source: Soompi by E. Cha



November Movie Star Brand Reputation Rankings Announced


The Korean Business Research Institute has revealed this month’s brand reputation rankings for film actors!


The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community awareness indexes of 50 popular movie stars, using big data collected from October 29 to November 30.




Lee Young Ae, the star of the new crime thriller “Bring Me Home,” topped this month’s list with a brand reputation index of 8,046,382. High-ranking phrases in the actress’s keyword analysis included “Bring Me Home,” “age,” and “mom,” while her highest-ranking related terms included “return” and “appear.”


Gong Yoo took second place in the rankings with a brand reputation index of 5,276,458, while Kim Eung Soo followed in third place with a total index of 4,502,991.


Actress Gong Hyo Jin came in at a close fourth with a brand reputation index of 4,309,452, while Lee Jung Jae rounded out the top five with a score of 4,302,448 for November.



Check out this month’s top 30 below!


1. Lee Young Ae
2. Gong Yoo
3. Kim Eung Soo
4. Gong Hyo Jin
5. Lee Jung Jae
6. Jo Yeo Jeong
7. Honey Lee
8. Kwon Sang Woo
9. Lee Byung Hun
10. Ma Dong Seok

11. Jo Jin Woong
12. Moon So Ri
13. Ha Jung Woo
14. Kim Hye Soo
15. Yoo Jae Myung
16. Heo Sung Tae
17. Oh Jung Se
18. Park Seo Joon
19. Moon Geun Young
20. Hyun Bin
21. Yoon Kye Sang
22. Jeon Hye Jin
23. Kim Hee Ae
24. Lee Sun Gyun
25. Jang Hyuk
26. Son Ye Jin
27. Ryu Jun Yeol
28. Jang Dong Gun
29. Kim Hee Won
30. Kim Nam Gil

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Science Youtube 'Science Cookie'

Everything about Baekdusan volcanic eruption! 

All about Volcanic eruptions! 


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December 2, 2019


Upcoming Film “Ashfall” Releases Striking Main Poster + Confirms Premiere Date


Source: Soompi by J. Lim




Upcoming film “Ashfall” (also known as “Baekdusan”) has set its premiere date and released the official main poster featuring Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo, Ma Dong Seok, Jeon Hye Jin, and Suzy.


“Ashfall” will tell the story of a group of people who set out to stop the final eruption of Mount Baekdu, which would be strong enough to swallow both North and South Korea.


The new poster shows the five main characters as they face the dangers in front of them.


Lee Byung Hun plays Rhee Jun Pyung, a first class North Korean army officer who has been sent to aid in the secret mission to stop the eruption. Joining forces with him is Ha Jung Woo’s character Jo In Chang, the captain of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team in South Korea.


At their side is Ma Dong Seok playing Kang Bong Rae, a geology professor who has specialized his studies on the eruption of Mount Baekdu, and Jeon Hye Jin as Jeon Yoo Kyung, who is in charge of the operations. Suzy will play the role of Choi Ji Young, who is on the ground in the city as the situation dissolves into chaos.


With the tagline, “We have to stop the final eruption,” anticipation is rising to see if the team will be able to pull off a mission that seems impossible. With a strong cast and an interesting concept of Mount Baekdu erupting, “Ashfall” is set to make its premiere in theaters on December 19.


Source (1) // CJ Entertainment


Overcoming the cold of winter with 'Baekdusan'!

#Ashfall at the end of the year


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December 3, 2019


Dictator’s assassination, volcanic eruptions at Paektusan coming to big screens soon


By Yoon Min-sik The Korea Herald

While South Korea’s box office is dominated by Disney’s “Frozen 2” at the moment, the competition is expected to get fierce later this month and early next month, when a number of local tent-pole films hit the theater.


The producers of “The Man Standing Next” confirmed Tuesday that the film -- inspired by the true story of the assassination of a former Korean president -- will open next month.


Starring Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min and Kwak Do-won, the film is based on real-life events that took place in the 40 days leading up to the assassination of former President Park Chung-hee. 




“The Man Standing Next” (Showbox)

Showbox, the film’s distributor, released photos of both Lees as their respective characters in their office, another photo of a man standing in front of a tank, and one of Kwak speaking in what appears to be a courtroom -- possibly at the trial of the character inspired by Kim Jae-gyu, Park’s confidant-turned-assassin.


Lee Byung-hun plays this controversial figure, who remains the subject of conflicting theories, and Lee Sung-min plays the man who reigned over the country for 18 years. The film is directed by Woo Min-ho, the mind behind the acclaimed criminal drama “Inside Men.”


Another Lee Byung-hun film will be screened in theaters later this month. “Ashfall,” starring Lee and Ha Jung-woo, will hit the theaters Dec. 19, according to CJ ENM.


The film, also starring Ma Dong-suk (Don Lee), Jeon Hye-jin and Bae Su-zy -- better known as K-pop star Suzy -- is about what happens when multiple volcanic eruptions occur at Paektusan and a group of people from North and South Korea must join forces to stop the annihilation of the Korean Peninsula.


Lee plays an operative from the North, Ha plays an explosive ordinance disposal operative from the South, and Ma plays a geologist. All three characters play a critical role in a plan to stop the final explosion that will wipe out everyone on both sides.


It is directed by Lee Hae-jun, the veteran screenwriter and director at the helm of the 2009 film “Castaway on the Moon.”


Another major player, Lotte Entertainment, is expected to announce a release date soon for “Forbidden Dreams,” starring Choi Min-sik and Han Suk-kyu. The film is set to hit the theaters in December, and the specific date is widely expected to fall in the last week of the month.


The film is set in the Joseon era and tells the story of King Sejong (Han) and scientist and engineer Jang Yeong-sil (Choi). It focuses on the relationship between the two men of science and on what may have happened after Jang’s name vanished from the records, following his downfall due to a famous blunder that caused injury to the king.

By Yoon Min-sik



Source: CJ Entertainment


typewriter.gif Breaking News Exploding Baekdusan Volcano! 7.8 magnitude earthquake






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Ask "Naver" anything! 
Naver Voice Search "Mt. Baekdusan Release Date"
Ask and let's go see Mt. Baekdu!

[Event Duration] 12/5 (Thu) ~ 12/17 (Tue)

#Day of Mount Baekdu Mountain #Naver_Voice Search
#Lee Byung Hun #Ha Jong Woo
#December 19



searchdoc.gifMDS excerpt from full article at HanCinema.net (15 Years in the Industry - Go Ah-sung, Kim Ah-joong, Ma Dong-seok, Lee Seung-gi and Jo Jung-suk)


- An unexpected start, Ma Dong-seok




Ma Dong-seok began as a musical actor in America, but he officially debuted in Korea in 2004. He starred in the movie "Dance With The Wind" and in "The Moonlight of Seoul", which opened all doors for him in Korea in 2008. Unlike today, he actually looked very fresh when he was a rookie.


Then Ma Dong-seok left a deep impression with the audience in 2012, when he filmed "Neighbors". The 2016 film "Train to Busan" made him famous in foreign countries too. Ma Dong-seok managed to make it to Hollywood and is filming a Marvel Studios film called "The Eternals". He's coming back with Korean films "Start-Up" and "Ashfall" in December.


Source: CJ Entertainment


Finally released Mt. Baekdu Main Trailer

“You must stop the last explosion” 

@Summon your friends and leave your comments in the comments.
Baekdusan Get a ticket!

Application Period: 12/5 (Thu) ~ 12/10 (Tue)
Prize: Baekdusan Tickets (2 per person)

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December 4, 2019


"Ashfall" Arrives in An Awkward Political Environment


By William Schwartz on HanCinema.net




On December 19th "Ashfall" will be released at the domestic South Korean box office. The major film will take place among the backdrop of an erupting volcano, the titular "Ashfall", and will feature a united task force featuring North Koreans and South Koreans who attempt to deal with the task.


This aspect of the production may be awkward in the current political environment, where North Korea is snubbing South Korea at the backdrop of nuclear negotiations with the United States.


North Korea has always been present in South Korean film. However, the portrayal of the country has come a long way since the generally antagonistic portrayal in "Shiri". More recent movies have emphasized cooperation between North and South Korea, as "Confidential Assignment" and "Steel Rain" went on to become box office hits even as their portrayal of North Korea as a generally sinister government remained largely unchanged.


"Ashfall" is a natural extension of that optimism. But as talks between the two Koreas have not panned out in the real world the movie may suffer from apparent discordance with reality. "The Spy Gone North" and the upcoming "Ashfall" have evaded the problem of clashing with the real world by depicting historical events with the more generally optimistic tone that is the prevailing mood.


However this may all mean little in terms of box office. "The Spy Gone North" underperformed relative to "Confidential Assignment" and "Steel Rain", even as the former film was more highly lauded. As is usually the case, genre standards will probably prove more critical to the success of "Ashfall", even if the drama's production during a more optimistic phase of negotiations will likely be reflected once the movie's theaters.


Written by William Schwartz


Behind-the-scene captures from CJ Entertainment


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December 6, 2019


ASHFALL Trailer Blows Up Korea


by Peter Martin ScreenAnarchy



You say "ridiculous," I say "awesome," let's call the whole thing Ashfall.


Heading to theaters in Asia beginning on December 19 -- hitting Hong Kong on January 1, 2020 -- from CJ Entertainment, Ashfall looks to be a big-spectacle type of thing. The synopsis reads: "Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000', a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain. ... located on the Chinese-North Korean border. Armed with the threat of imminent eruptions, a team of uniquely trained professionals from South and North Korea unite.


Together, they must join forces and attempt to prevent a catastrophic disaster threatening the Korean Peninsula."


Lee Byung-Hun, Ha Jung-woo, Jeon Hye-jin, Ma Dong-seok, and Suzy Bae star; Kim Byung-seo and Lee Hae-jun wrote and directed. This is truly a film that I need to see to believe.



Photos: bin1453


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December 7, 2019


Watch: Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo, Suzy, And More Face Disaster In “Ashfall” Film Trailer

Source: Soompi by J. K


Watch: Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo, Suzy, And More Face Disaster In “Ashfall” Film Trailer

The much-anticipated film “Ashfall” (also known as “Baekdusan”) has released a thrilling first trailer!


The action movie follows what happens after a volcano on Mount Baekdu erupts, leading to pandemonium over fear of a final eruption that could wipe out both North and South Korea. A team of people set out to stop the terrible disaster from happening.


“Ashfall” stars Lee Byung Hun as a North Korean army officer, Ha Jung Woo as the captain of South Korea’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, Ma Dong Seok as a geology professor who’s studied the potential eruption of Mount Baekdu for years, Jeon Hye Jin as the person planning their operation, and Suzy as Ha Jung Woo’s wife who’s on the ground in the city during the chaos.


The trailer shows the extent of the destruction caused by earthquakes after the eruptions of Mount Baekdu, with news reports announcing that the latest eruption could be the biggest in recorded history.


Ha Jung Woo races his car over a mountain of the wreckage of the city, Ma Dong Seok tries to work despite the intense shaking caused by a quake, Jeon Hye Jin is shocked while taking shelter under a desk, and Suzy looks in fear from her car at a huge approaching wave. Ha Jung Woo then witnesses the collapse of an enormous building.


A team of soldiers including Ha Jung Woo goes to fetch Lee Byung Hun’s character Lee Joon Pyeong, who’s described as a very dangerous person, and the team is told not to let their guard down in front of him. They discover him in an underground jail cell, looking as though he’s been there for a very long time, with long hair and a long beard. “A bunch of babies are here,” he says. Ha Jung Woo whispers to another soldier, “He looks different than his photos.”


Now with a haircut and a shorter beard, Lee Byung Hun tells someone over the phone that very interesting guys came for him. He’s then in handcuffs as he and Ha Jung Woo hide from gunfire, and he surprises Ha Jung Woo when he says, “Give me a gun.” Once he’s got the gun, he skillfully takes out their enemies. “We make a surprisingly good team,” he then tells a shocked Ha Jung Woo.


In another scene, Lee Byung Hun asks, “Do you really believe that such an absurd plan will actually work?” Ma Dong Seok assures someone, “If it’s not too late, we can stop Mount Baekdu.”


Watch the intense trailer below!



“Ashfall” hits theaters in Korea on December 19.


Source: @SKtelecom // T World


Lee Byung Hun X Ha Jung Woo Starring Film 'Baekdu Mountain' Premiere Application Event (~ 12/11) Lottery tickets will be given to 5,000 people (1 person, 2 tickets). 



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Published in December 10, 2019 by CJ Entertainment Official


12/16 (Mon) Let's Gather at Lotte World Tower! 
For Baekdusan Red Carpet Showcase


If you want to get the fan service of all the actors,
Please comment on the fan service you want to receive!

Example: [Lee Byung Hun] Please show me the set of 3 hearts!


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Lee Jun Pyung VS Jo In Chang emoticons :blush:

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