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(aka "Ogamdo")

 

directed by Hyuk Byun (segment "His Concern"), Jin-ho Hur (segment "I'm Here"), Kyu-dong Min (segment "The End and the Beginning"), Ki-hwan Oh (segment "Believe in the Moment"), Yong-sik Yu (segment "33rd Man")

South Korea 2009

Five Senses of Eros is a 2009 South Korean omnibus film with five short films depicting love and desire, but in different styles and genres. The five directors are all graduates of the Korean Academy of Film Arts.

His Concern
A man is attracted by the woman sitting across from him on a train ride to Busan. He gets off the train after her, even though it's not his stop. He gets her phone number. A few days later the man plans to meet the woman for the second time.


I'm Right Here
Hye-rim waits for her husband, while hiding, to give him a surprise. Hyeon-woo always worries about his wife being left alone at home. But Hye-rim worries more about Hyeon-woo because he will be left alone soon.

The 33rd Man
On the set of a movie, newbie actress Mi-jin and senior actress Hwa-ran are having difficulties because of their stubborn and demanding director. The charismatic Hwa-ran transforms Mi-jin into a sexy vixen to seduce him.

In My End Is My Beginning
Jung-ha's husband Jae-in has just died in a car accident. She then discovers that he was having an affair with her old high school friend Na-ru. Na-ru comes to Jung-ha and asks to live with her, promising to atone through unconditional devotion.

Believe in the Moment
Three couples are all high school students and close friends. None of the couples are certain about their relationships, so they decide to exchange partners for 24 hours.

Excerpt from Wikipedia located HERE

Poster

Theatrical Premiere: July 9th, 2009

 

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DVD Review: Asian Media Rights - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution

Asian Media Rights

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 2:08:43
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.11 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 (Korean)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Asian Media Rights

1. His Concern [27:27]
2. I'm Right Here [21:16]
3. The 33rd Man [25:02]
4. In My End Is My Beginning [28:01]
5. Believe In The Moment [27:04]

Aspect Ratio:
Original - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
 Trailer (1:03)

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2012
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Chapters 5

 

 

 

Comments

Five Senses of Eros is a, kind of, South Korean Red Shoes Diaries-esque erotic teaser. The sexual content is not extensive, is tasteful with not much in the way of graphic content. It's more focused on modern relationships and desire but remains sexy with a lot of innuendo. I liked the content coming from five different directors utilizing an appealing fusion of genres and/or styles. Themes deal with infidelity, flirtations, intimacy with work colleagues, lesbianism, maturity etc.

It's dual-layered, anamorphic and progressive in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and looks reasonably strong for SD. It's clear and consistent, with a shade of depth and acceptable colors. There is a bit of teal-leaning but generally a strong image for this format. 

Lossy Dolby surround track in the original Korean-language. The film has mild separation - in a few scenes. There is some score music and a piece called Seduction Song performed by Gyu-ri Kim and the sound is consistent but unremarkable. There are optional English (SDH), yellow, subtitles (see sample below) on the NTSC DVD.

Only a trailer as an extra.

Five Senses of Eros is not something I can recommend. It tends to cover too much, spreading itself thin, with comedy, a bit of horror, obviously eroticism - but is far more romance with the nudity of the marketing, title and posters being a salacious come-on that doesn't deliver. It's both sexy and a bit stylish but, unsatisfying and hollow - none of the five parts evolve enough to embrace the characters or narrative. Only if you can get under $10 for a superficial viewing...

  - Gary Tooze

 



 

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