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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kim Ki-young DVDs Coming!

Great news -- the Korean Film Archive is finally putting out a 4-DVD box set of Kim Ki-young's movies. It's about time!


Kim, of course, is one of Korea's most famous directors from the 1960s, most notably for his 1960 thriller THE HOUSEMAID (which also featured a young Ahn Sung-ki).

The box set will feature GOREOJANG, PROMISES, CHUNGNYEO and, best of all (imho), I-EOH ISLAND.

Now, you may notice that Kim's best-known film, THE HOUSEMAID, is not included in the box set. But do not fear -- I was told today that THE HOUSEMAID is going to be released very soon on its own.

You might also like to know that the Korean Film Archive's screening room in Sangam-dong is in the middle of a Kim Ki-young retrospective, with most of the films being shown with English subtitles.

If you want to learn more about Kim Ki-young, Seoul Selection published a book about the great director recently. You can order a copy here.

2 comments:

oranckay said...

Can I have one?

Anonymous said...

Outstanding news! This is a fabulous event for Korean film.