(aka ''Barking Dogs Never Bite or 'Flandersui gae')

directed by Joon-ho Bong
South Korea 2000

 

A comedy drama that is light on drama but still full of sharp and interesting observations about life with a Korean flavor. Directed by first time director BONG Jun-ho and starring LEE Sung-jae (Public Enemy) and my favorite Korean actress Bae Doo-na (Take Care Of My Cat, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance). The story involves living on a gray faceless housing block, annoying yapping dogs, one man's mission to get a peaceful nights sleep and an estate clerk to right the wrongs of the world (well in her neighborhood anyway).

The Koreans have a black sense of humor especially when dogs are involved, it pulls no punches and its fresh to watch because it doesn't hold back. The female lead (Bae Doo-na) and her rotund friend are a riot to watch and they provide all the biggest laughs. A great little movie with an ending that makes you feel good about our mundane existence which we all share no matter where you live in the world. 

Highly Recommended.

 

Kin Ho

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 DVD REVIEW: Spectrum DVD  Region 3 

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Distribution Spectrum Region 3 - NTSC 
Runtime 1:49:36  minutes
Video

1.85:1.00 Letterboxed WideScreen 16X9 enhanced
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Bit-rate: 7.58 bps

 

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

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Audio Korean Dolby Digital 2.0 and Dolby Digital 5.1 
Subtitles English (removable)
Features
Barking Dogs Never Bite
 
Released by Spectrum DVD
Korean R3 (Only)
NTSC Colour
109 Mins
 
OAR 1.85:1 Anamorphic
DVD-9 ( One side, two layers )
English Subs 
 
Extras
- Cast and Director Bios (Korean Only)
- Audio Commentary (No Subs)
- Interview With Bae Doo-na (No Subs)
- Storyboard of Key Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Highlight (Preview Of Movie)
- Music Video
- OST
 
A relatively clean print with subdued colors but solid blacks. The DD5.1 sound is also clear with a good jazz soundtrack. No real Complaints.





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