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Source: Blu-ray.com / Novamedia

Joint Security Area Steelbook 

1) Pre-order date/time: 28th Aug, 2015 10AM (Korea Time, UTC+9)
2) Release date/time: 25th Sep, 2015
3) Price & Print run (Total print run = 4K) 
- Full slip: 2,000 copies, numbered : $ 36.99
- Lenticular slip : 1,000 copies, numbered : $ 37.99
- Magnet Lenticular slip : 1,000 copies, numbered : $ 37.99
- Continuity book : $ 1.00 (around 300page)
- One click package : 200 copies, $111 (As same numbered Full slip + Lenticular slip + Magnet Lenticular Slip)
One click pre-order gift : 1x continuity book.
4) Package details
- 2D blu-ray disc (4k Remastering)
* Subtitles : English, Chinese1,2, Korean
* Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1ch, Commentary(DIRECTOR & ACTOR), Commentary(CAST & STAFF)
* Special Features (around 90mins)
- 36 pages booklet (English, Korean)
- 6x postcard
- 5x art card

Thank you.
Novamedia

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October 1, 2015

'Joint Security Area' (JSA) 15th Anniversary Upgraded Release

Source: Naver (Google-translate)

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The highly-acclaimed and award-winning Korean movie 'Joint Security Area (JSA)' produced in 2000 will release a re-mastered upgraded version in occasion of its15th Anniversary on October 15.

The digital (Dolby Atmos) re-mastering and mixing system will feature a more realistic sound and clearer picture of the classic movie by Director Park Chan Wook with main actors Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, Lee Young Ae, Shin Ha Kyun and Kim Tae Woo..

A commemorative poster bearing the anniversary opening date have also been released. 

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October 4, 2015

‘JSA’ to return to cinemas

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Award-winning military film “Joint Security Area” will return with upgraded sound and sharper resolution at Myung Film Art Center in Paju, a city located just south of the truce village Panmunjeom on the 38th parallel, from Oct. 15. 

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(Myung Film)

The military drama flick featuring heart wrenching cross-border friendship, will come revamped with Dolby Atmos advanced sound mixing and 4K resolution, delivering a rich state-of-the-art experience. 

When it first released in 2000, the movie stayed atop the box office rankings for nine consecutive weeks, amassing over 5.8 million moviegoers. 

With a star cast of leading actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun and Lee Young-ae, it was later invited to Berlin International Film Festival, and won awards at France’s Deauville Asian Film Festival and Korea’s Blue Dragon Film Awards.

The remastered version will screen at Myung Film Art Center every weekend from Oct. 17. More movie houses will be added afterward. 

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By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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October 5. 2015

New poster for the upcoming re-release of the Korean movie 'JSA - Joint Security Area'

Source: Hancinema.net

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Added new poster for the upcoming re-release of the Korean movie "JSA - Joint Security Area" (2000)

Directed by Park Chan-wook

With Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-ho, Kim Tae-woo, Sin Ha-gyoon, Lee Han-wi,...

Synopsis

A firefight occurs at the "Bridge of No Return" in the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone), and two North Korean soldiers are killed. The North claims that the incident was a flagrant attack by the South Koreans, while the South claims that one of their soldiers was kidnapped. In order to solve the dispute, the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission) dispatches half-Korean half-Swiss Army Intelligence Bureau officer, Major Sophie E. Jean. With no cooperation from either side, the case appears to be unsolvable. However, Major Jean discovers that the number of bullets fired from the pistols and the number found at the scene differ by one, and she begins to dig deeper into the backgrounds of the soldiers involved. Subsequently she finds out about an encounter previous to the firefight when North Korean soldiers saved a South Korean soldier from a mine. The story unravels to reveal a friendship developing among the soldiers. On the night of the firefight…

International Film Festivals

   2005    Cinemanila International Film Festival , KOREAN FOCUS
   2006    Paris Cinema , New Korean Cinemas
   2004    Las Palmas De Gran Canaria International film festival ,
   2002    Newport Beach Film Festival ,
   2001    Berlin International Film Festival ,
   2001    Moscow International Film Festival ,
   2001    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ,
   2001    Deauville Pan Asian Film Festival ,
   2001    Udine Far East Film Festival ,
   2001    Seattle International Film Festival ,
   2001    Fantasia Film Festival ,
   2001    Melbourne International Film Festival ,
   2001    Durban International Film Festival,
   2001    Stockhom International Film Festival

Original release date in Korea : 2000/09/09
Re-release date in Korea : 2015/10/15

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October 8, 2015

15th Anniversary:

Behind-the-scene JSA captures of Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun & Lee Young Ae Released

Source: MBN Star

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After 15 years, anticipating the upcoming 15th Anniversary release of 'Joint Security Area', past movie stills of actors Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun and Lee Young Ae have been released. Along with the world-acclaimed Director Park Chan Wook, the cast of JSA have continued to lead the South Korean movie industry with more excellent work.

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October 19, 2015

Remastered Version of 'Joint Security Area' Released

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

The remastered version of "Joint Security Area" was released last weekend, 15 year after the film first came out. 

The original film has been converted to a digital format, improving the sound and picture quality.

The movie revolves around the death of two North Korean soldiers in the demilitarized zone. When it first hit cinemas in 2000, it received acclaim from movie fans and critiques alike.

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Park Chan-wook, known for "Old Boy" and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," directed the film, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Lee Young-ae and Shin Ha-kyun.

It is being screened at the art center operated by Myung Film, the producer of the film, in Paju, Gyeonggi Province every weekend with more venues coming soon.

Published on October 14, 2015 by Inventiver Magazine

15th Anniversary: Joint Security Area (JSA) Special Video

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October 20, 2015

Choco Pie adds weight, chocolate for same price

Source: The Korea Times

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Orion is giving customers more Choco Pie for their money.

The company will increase the weight of its long-running product 11.4 percent, to 39 grams from 35 grams, without increasing the price.

An Orion spokesman said the company decided to return the savings from improved packaging to customers. Orion reduced packaging ink use by 88 tons in March.

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"This weight increase will increase the production cost by around 3 billion won," he said.

The company said it also will increase the product's chocolate content.

Orion has reduced the packaging of its 21 products and increased the weight of eight since November. This was after consumers turned their backs on snacks made by domestic firms because they believed packaging had exaggerated product quantity.

The Choco Pie also is a favorite at the inter-Korean industrial park of Gaeseong. Packets of the snack were visible among packages South Korean separated family members of the 1950-1953 Korean War took to Mount Geumgang for the inter-Korean reunion starting Tuesday. 

ejb@koreatimes.co.kr,

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October 30, 2015

Classic films get another shot in Korean theaters

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Classics are worth revisiting for they still manage to resonate with present-day audiences.

That is why re-releasing old films has become a trend in Korean cinemas over the past few years.

Recently, a number of popular older movies are making a comeback, up to 30 years after their original release. 

One blast from the past is the legendary romance flick by Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

Anybody who has experienced the pain of lost love can remember shedding a few tears while watching this film, which depicts a heart-wrenching love story between Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet).

The previously inseparable couple now can’t even stand to eat at the same table. Hurt and disappointed, Clementine decides to erase her memories of Joel. Feeling betrayed, Joel also decides to have his memories altered, only to realize he wants to keep those memories, no matter how painful they may be.

The film is revisiting the Korean audience to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release here.

Also joining the re-release club are the first and second installments of the hit “Back to the Future” series.

The sensational ’80s sci-fi movies are about the time-traveling adventures of a teenage boy named Marty (Michael J. Fox) in a time machine invented by Dr. Brown (Christopher Lloyd).

To commemorate the date of Oct. 21, 2015, which is when Marty arrives in the future in the second movie, digitally remastered versions of “Back to the Future” (1985) and “Back to the Future Part II” (1989) were released worldwide last week.

Amid the buzz about what director Robert Zemeckis got right and wrong about the future, the films are enjoying a surprising level of success.

Since they opened in Korean theaters on Oct. 21, the movies have collected 20,000 ticket admissions as of Tuesday. 

Local mystery thriller “Joint Security Area” (2000), one of the early works of star director Park Chan-wook, has also been re-released for its 15th anniversary after digital remastering. 

Starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Lee Young-ae and Shin Ha-kyun, the film revolves around the mysterious death of a North Korean soldier in the demilitarized zone. 

Due to the better-than-expected response from audiences, production company Myung Films has decided to continue screening the film at its headquarters in Paju, Gyeonggi, through the end of the year. 

BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

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March 29, 2016

Four uniform-clad Korean actresses

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Lee Young-ae (9ers Entertainment, from left), Kim Hye-soo (tvN), Kim Ji-won (KBS 2TV) and Ha Ji-won (MBC)

A number of Korean stars have seen their popularity increase after taking on military and police roles, and The K-pop Herald has identified four actresses who won audiences over in uniform, including the most recent roles of detective Cha Soo-hyun (Kim Hye-soo) in tvN’s “Signal” and 1st Lt. Yoon Myung-joo (Kim Ji-won) in KBS 2TV’s “Descendants of the Sun.”

1. Lee Young-ae (Maj. Sophie E. Jean) at "Joint Security Area" (2000)

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Actress Lee Young-ae starred in the classic film “Joint Security Area.” Taking the role of Swiss Army Maj. Sophie E. Jean, who carryies out an investigation into a gunfire incident that broke out in the Joint Security Area between North and South Korea, she keps a cool attitude while questioning those allegedly involved in the incident, including South Korean soldier Lee Soo-hyeok (Lee Byung-hun) and North Korean soldier Oh Kyung-pil (Song Kang-ho). The military uniform Maj. Jean wore represents her mental state.

2. Ha Ji-won (Kim Hyang-ah) at "The King: Two Hearts" (2012)

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Acterss Ha Ji-won acted as North Korean military officer Kim Hyang-ah in MBC miniseries “The King: Two Hearts.” She costarred with Lee Seung-gi, who played a South Korean prince who met the North Korean officer in a junior officer competition. Ha and Lee fell in love with each other after the drama. 

3. Kim Hye-soo (Cha Soo-hyun) at "Signal" (2016)

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Actress Kim Hye-soo played police officer Cha Soo-hyun in tvN’s crime series “Signal.” Kim acted both the young Cha, a rank-and-file police officer in the 1980s, and an older Cha, who a detective in the present. The junior version of Cha wore a police uniform, while the senior Cha put on a leather. 

4. Kim Ji-won (1st. Lt. Yoon Myung-joo) at "Descendants of the Sun" (2016)

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(KBS 2TV)

Actress Kim Ji-won plays 1st Lt. Yoon Myung-joo in the phenomenal drama series “Descendants of the Sun” Not only did her military combat uniform add to her stardom, but having her hair cut short also contributed to her change of image. Her character is so attractive that even Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) compliments her, saying that even women “fetishize uniforms” during an episode. Sgt. Maj. Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo) has a crush on the junior officer. 

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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