Il Mare

directed by Hyun-seung Lee
Korea 2000

"The most obvious standout aspect of "Il Mare" are the time-constrained interactions between Eun-joo and Sung-hyun's, which result in a number of gee-whiz moments and thought-provoking scenes, such as the film's ending, which is heart-wrenching, uplifting, and mind-blowing at the same time. However, what makes "Il Mare" so memorable is the well-told love story at its core. Without resorting to overt melodrama, director Lee Hyun-seung chronicles the blossoming romance between his two protagonists and how their regrets of the past threaten to tear them apart, brought to life by the natural performances of the two leads."

Excerpt from Anthony Leong's Reviews at MediaCircus located HERE

 

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DVD Comparison

Spectrum (Korea) Region 0- NTSC vs. Edco Films (HK) R0 - NTSC vs. 

Shochiku Home Video (Japan) Region 2- NTSC

Special thanks to Kin Ho  for the Spectrum and Edco Screen Caps 

(Spectrum (Korea) left, Edco (HK) centre, Shochiku (Japan) right)

DVD Box Covers

   

  

Distribution Spectrum (Korea) 
Region 0 encoded (NTSC)
Edco Films ( Hong Kong )
Region 0 (NTSC)
Shochiku Home Video (Japan)
Region 2 encoded (NTSC)
Runtime 1:35:57 min 1:35:54 min 1:35:54min
Video

1.66:1 Letterboxed 

WideScreen 
Average Bitrate: 4.39 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.78:1 Letterboxed WideScreen 
Average Bitrate: 6.2
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Widescreen 1.85:1

Anamorphic

Average Bitrate: 9.14
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

 

 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Korean Region 0

 

Bitrate:

HK

Bit rate Japan

Audio Korean Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0

Korean Dolby Digital 5.1

Korean Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, None Traditional Chinese, English, None Japanese Subtitles, NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Features Distributor:
Spectrum

Dual-Layered 

Video-Sourced

Extras:
Movie Stories

Trailers

Distributor:
Edko Films Ltd

Dual-Layered 

Video-Sourced

Extras:

 

Released By Shochiku Home Video

Dual-Layered (7.57 Gb)

Measured Active Picture Area Aspect Ratio ~1.88:1

16:9 Enhanced

Film-Sourced

Optional

Extras:

- Cast/Staff Info (Text Only)

- Production Notes (Text Only)

- 2 Trailers (Film-Sourced, 16:9 Enhanced)


DVD Release Date: ?
Keep Case
Chapters: 8
DVD Release Date: 12/27/2001
Keep Case
Chapters: 8
DVD Release Date: 01/21/2002
Transparent  Keep Case
Chapters: 16



DVD Menu
(Spectrum (Korea) top left, Edco (HK) top right, Shochiku (Japan) bottom)

  

 


Film Captures

(Spectrum (Korea) top, Edco (HK) centre, Shochiku (Japan) bottom)
Capture#1


(Spectrum (Korea) top, Edco (HK) centre, Shochiku (Japan) bottom)
Capture#2



(Spectrum (Korea) top, Edco (HK) centre, Shochiku (Japan) bottom)

Capture#3



(Spectrum (Korea) top, Edco (HK) centre, Shochiku (Japan) bottom)

Capture#4


(Spectrum (Korea) top, Edco (HK) centre, Shochiku (Japan) bottom)
Capture#5


Report Card:

Image:

Shochiku R2 - Japan

Sound:

 

Extras: Shochiku R2 - Japan
Menu: Shochiku R2 - Japan
DVD Box Covers

   

  

Distribution Spectrum (Korea) 
Region 0 encoded (NTSC)
Edco Films ( Hong Kong )
Region 0 (NTSC)
Shochiku Home Video (Japan)
Region 2 encoded (NTSC)

 

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