[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.03.06 ~ 2015.03.08 2015/03/09, "The Kingsman"'s reign continues unchallenged… Last weekend British spy flicks "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "The Imitiation Game" ruled at as the country's number one and two, claiming just under a million admission between them. The later lost its footing and fell to third, but Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman" managed to retain its place as Korea's film of choice despite the arrival of Ahn Sang-hoon's period drama, "Empire of Lust",...More
Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2014) 2015/02/14, Source,
"Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island"
Genres: Comedy and Epics
Running Time: 125 min.
Directed by: Kim Seok-yoon
Starring: Kim Myeong-min, Lee Yeon-hee, Oh Dal-soo
Synopsis: In 1795, the nineteenth year of King Jeongjo's reign, a large amount of fake silver is slipped into circulation creating a substantial threat to the economy. Detective Kim Min is assigned the task of investigating the crime ring behind the scheme. He goes undercover in a rural village with his best friend and sidekick, Seok-pil. In the village, the pair meet a girl called Da-hae who asks them to help her find her missing sister. Soon, Da-hae goes missing too, and discolored, bluish corpses of village girls begin to wash up on the shore. Kim Min discovers that these deaths are directly related to the manufacturing operation of counterfeit silver,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Highest Grossing Korean Films of 2011 2011/11/26, Highest Grossing Korean Films of 2011
2011 has produced a range of successful Korean films that have captured the public's imagination, tugged at their heartstrings, caused a few laughs, and asked some serious questions. Although the year is not quite done, the big films of the year have largely had their say at the box office. This week I wanted to take a look at the top domestic films of 2011 and see just what type of films captured the public's interest in 2011,...More
Stars moving to general service channels, celebrity casting success 2011/10/08, Source,
Founded ahead of the year's end, general service channels have been announcing star-studded casts one after another. Recruiting stars is the first stage of attracting attention to newly founded channels, which is a prerequisite for success. Because of this, expending resources to establish star-recruitment power is a natural move. First target: star broadcast TV producer General service channels' first targets were broadcast television entertainment producers. Given the enormous amount of know-how required to create a drama, this meant battling with broadcasters over a short period of time and securing the production talent that would give them the best chance for a successful launch,...More
"Detective K" sold to France, Vietnam at the Hong Kong FILMART 2011/04/05, Source,
France and Vietnam are the latest additions to the list of countries that will show Korean blockbuster film, "Detective K". The deals were sealed at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (FILMART) that took place from March 21 to 24, 2011.
According to Showbox, the film's international distributor and financier, France has acquired full distribution rights while Vietnam acquired theatrical rights,...More
"Detective K" gets DVD release date 2011/04/05, Source,
It looks like Kim Myeong-min fans will soon be able to to watch "Detective K" in the comfort of their own homes!
Showbox, the movie's distributor and financier revealed to MyungMin International that the DVD of the hit movie will be available for purchase in Korea on April 27. The set will come with English subtitles, and is produced and released by KD Media. Other details will be announced soon.,...More
"Detective K" screens at the Hong Kong FILMART 2011/03/21, Source, "Detective K" will be shown at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (FILMART). International distributor Showbox will screen the movie to prospective buyers and distributors on Tuesday, March 22.
The mystery-comedy film that tells about a great detective who solves the secret behind the biggest political scandal in the Joseon dynasty, is South Korea's highest-grossing movie in 2011,...More
"Detective K"'s scores multiple deals at Berlin's film market 2011/03/16, Source, "Detective K" advertisement in Screen Daily at the Berlin Film Festival, Issued on Feb 10, 2011
South Korean comedy-mystery film "Detective K" is generating good business in North America, Europe and Asia.
Showbox, the film's international distributor confirmed that the Kim Seok-yoon - helmed movie closed multiple deals after its market debut at the European Film Market held alongside the Berlin International Film Festival in February this year.Distribution rights have been sold to Germany, which include the movie's release in German-speaking Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Negotiations are underway for other European countries,...More
"Detective K" at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2011/03/09, Source,
South Korea's hit movie "Detective K" will be screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival's 2011 Spring Showcase, which runs from April 1 to 7 in Honolulu.
The comedy-mystery filmed helmed by veteran comedy director Kim Seok-yoon will be shown on April 2 and 7, at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres & IMAX. "Detective K" is one of the four Korean films at the festival, that will feature 30 films from over 10 countries.The final movie line-up can be viewed here,...More
"Detective K" invades the United States 2011/03/02, Source,
Korean hit movie "Detective K" will invade the shores of America! According to Showbox, the film's international distributor, the comedy-mystery movie will premiere in Los Angeles on March 4. On March 11, it will be screened in selected CGV and AMC theaters in the following cities: San Francisco, New Jersey, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, North Wales, Dallas and Hawaii,...More
"Detective K" gets its first international screening in Germany 2011/02/15, Source,
Official international poster released by Showbox at the European Film Marlet 2011
While enjoying its highly successful run at domestic box office, Korean blockbuster, "Detective K" also gets its first international screening. The movie was recently released at the European Film Market (EFM) which runs from February 10 to 18, 2011 in Berlin.
The EFM is one of the most important affairs in the international film industry where film producers, distributors, buyers, financiers, and other industry players gather every year,...More
Korean Movies market share 70%, why? 2011/02/14, Source,
Comedy, thriller and human...it's the fun of choosing!
The start is good. According to the Korean Film Commission Movie Theater Tickets Computer Network, the customer share for Korean movies is 66.8%. That means 2 out of 3 people chose to watch Korean movies. This is thanks to the fact that there are varieties of movies to choose from.,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.02.11~2011.02.13) 2011/02/14, Source, Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.02.11~2011.02.13)"Detective K" isn't going anywhere; Kim Seok-yoon's period comedy has even broken into the international box office top ten in its second week. An impressive accomplishment indeed seeing as it is only showing in Korea at the moment. The film will begin its international showing in March in the US. Detective K has almost double the earnings of its closest rival "Tangled". Keep an eye on this one as it continues to draw in the masses.,...More
"Detective K" entertains 3 million viewers in 2 weeks 2011/02/11, Source,
Korean blockbuster "Detective K" has crossed the 3 million viewer mark just two weeks after its domestic debut.
According to statistics released by the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS), the fusion movie garnered a total of 3,081,533 moviegoers as of February 10th with ticket sales amounting to more than 23 billion won. "Detective K" has been enjoying the top spot in Korean box office since its release on January 27,...More
Actors enliven uncanny period adventure 2011/01/20, Source,
Actors Oh Dal-soo, left, and Kim Myeong-min in a scene from the Joseon-era crime adventure "Detective K"
By Lee Hyo-won
Equipped with an eagle eye and undyingly loyal sidekick, he's something of a Sherlock Holmes storming through 18th-century Korea. But Kim Myeong-min's "Detective K" in the namesake film is often mistaken for a quack - even his mustache serves not so much for stroking gracefully while perusing keen insights, but rather to highlight his offhanded quirks (and perhaps a comical resemblance to Salvator Dali),...More
Taiwan, brace yourself for "Detective K"! 2011/01/11, Source,
Upcoming Korean movie "Detective K" has been sold to Taiwan!
Judy Ahn, Showbox's Head of International Business Department, told MyungMin International that Taiwan's Catchplay has bought the rights to screen the latest Kim Myeong-min flick. However, since the movie is currently in post-production and has not yet been released in Korea, it is still not known when the movie will be shown in Taiwan,...More
Kim Myeong-min promotes "Detective K" 2011/01/02, Source, Kim Myeong-min is all set to start his promotional activities for his new movie, "Detective K".
The activities will kickoff on January 3rd with a Movieweek photoshoot and interview together with Han Ji-min. Other magazines scheduled for the week are Allure (with Han Ji-min) and Bazaar. In addition to the magazine shoots and interviews, he will meet with reporters from online and print media starting January 10th,...More
'Detective K' mixes wit and tradition 2010/12/21, Source,
By Han Sang-hee
Detective mysteries can be compelling in any period, and the new film "Detective K" hopes that adding a bit of "hanbok", Korean dress, and a traditional flair from the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) will win the hearts of viewers.
Starring Kim Myeong-min ("Beethoven Virus", MBC, 2008) and Han Ji-min ("Yi San", MBC, 2008), the period piece brings to screen the smart yet wacky detective Tam-jeong, who is on a special mission for King Jeongjo. He befriends a dog seller played by the talented Oh Dal-soo ("Thirst", 2009) and starts to expose a plot that revolves around the beautiful femme fatale Gaek-ju, played by Han,...More
The Cyber Cultural Content Academy (http://contents.connect.or.kr), operated by the Korea Culture and Content Agency, has invited three well-known producers of Korean sitcom,...More
44th Grand Bell Award Nominations 2007/06/05, Source, One of South Korea's top two annual film awards ceremonies will take place June 8th in the city of Daejeon. The 44th Grand Bell Awards, which is televised nationally, will be accompanied by the week long Daejeon Film Festival which will showcase 66 domestic films including last year's sensational <,...More
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