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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

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

 

directed by Tae-gyun Kim
South Korean 201
4

 

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

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Theatrical Premiere: April 10th, 2014

 

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DVD Review: Neuro Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC

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Neuro Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:54:48
Video

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.

Bitrate

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

 

 

 

Comments

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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