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(aka "Innocent Crush" or "Gashi" of "Innocent Thing" of "Ddalgi Wooyoo" or "Thorn")


directed by Tae-gyun Kim
South Korean 201


Joon-ki (Jang Hyuk) was once a former rugby athlete and is currently a popular physical education teacher at an all-girls' high school. His pregnant wife Seo-yeon (Sunwoo Sun) is due to give birth to their first child imminently. Although he's used to playful advances from pubescent students, things take a dangerous turn when Young-eun (Jo Bo-ah) falls hard for her teacher and daringly confesses her feelings for him. Amid growing rumors, he is soon consumed with guilt and attempts to end the relationship. However Young-eun's pure crush slowly turns to obsession. She starts to regard everyone related with Joon-ki as obstacles, and the farther he keeps her away, the bolder her obsession and madness grows.

 Excerpt from Wikipedia located HERE


Theatrical Premiere: April 10th, 2014


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DVD Review: Neuro Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC

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Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:54:48

2.20:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.77 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.


Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 (Korean)
Subtitles English, Traditional Chinese, Malaysian, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Neuro Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Original - 2.20:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2012
Slimp Case

Chapters 12





Lolita-esque Bo-ah Jo plays the doe-eyed nubile, Young-eun, who initially seduces her teacher with careless indifference, eventually daring recklessness... but can't seem to let go in this erotic-hinting thriller conspicuously absent of graphic nudity. The camera loves her and the viewer can offer some sympathy for Jun-ki (played by Hyuk Jang.) But as we've seen so many times in film - the consequences of serendipitous passion can have dire consequences.

It's single-layered, anamorphic and progressive. The film is beautifully shot with some striking sequences of color. The SD, even with a modest bitrate, looks impressive.  I expect the 1080P would improve the image to new levels, but I don't see a BD available. The DVD image is pristinely clean and consistent, with a plenty of depth in the lesser format transfer. 

Lossy Dolby surround in original Korean. The film has only minor separation - and the score by Tae-sung Kim, does a good job - with subtleties adding tension. There are optional English, Chinese or Malaysian subtitles (see sample below) on the NTSC DVD that are a bit - less formal - in translation.

The school-girl seduction-crush angle has plenty of appeal and Bo-ah Jo is hypnotic. I certainly liked the 'build' more than the finale but it had enough enjoyable sequences to give it some merit just don't invest too heavily in this, attractive, bare-bones DVD.

  - Gary Tooze



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