Starring: Bae Yong-Joon, Son Ye-Jin, Ryu Seung-Su
Director: Heo Jin-Ho
Studio: Enter One
About This DVD
Love, betrayal and guilt are some of the feelings movies are particularly adept at conjuring, but things get tricky when the three elements are lumped together solely for one big star. How do you evoke the inner life of a deeply troubled man and his equally distressed, secret lover when what the audiences want is just an innocent smile of the star actor?
"April Snow," directed by Heo Jin-ho, adopts the same melodrama formula of "Winter Sonata," a runaway television hit series that touched off the boom for Korean pop culture, and, more importantly, catapulted actor Bae Yong-joon into almost mythical fame in Asia. The original Korean title of the movie is "Oechul," roughly translating into "Outing." Its English title "April Snow," however, is much more closely related to the movie's core idea. In Korea, it's quite rare to see snow falling in April, so the title suggests a hopeful message that something miraculous might soothe an ill-fated couple and consummate their Forbidden Love.
The movie starts with In-su (Bae Yong-joon) heading for Samcheok, a seaside city on the east coast in Korea, upon hearing the news of his wife Su-jin's (Im Sang-hyo) car accident. As his wife undergoes an operation in a hospital along with Kyung-ho (Ryoo Seung-soo) who was also in the accident with her, there he meets Kyung-ho's wife Seo-young (Son Ye-jin).
While Su-jin and Kyung-ho struggle to regain consciousness due to serious injuries, In-su and Seo-young find out their respective spouses had an extramarital affair together.
The trusted love falls apart, and feelings of betrayal and anger set in for both In-su and Seo-young. Somewhat predictably, the two characters, who struggle with sadness and pain, begin to form an emotional bond as they start their long-term stay at a local motel to attend to their respective spouses.
Kang Ta, Shin Hye-sung and Lee Ji-hoon record O.S.T. for "April Snow"
Project group “S,” comprising three individual artists -- Kang Ta, Sin Hye-seong and Lee Ji-hoon, have recorded the original soundtrack of the movie “April Snow,” starring Bae Yong-joon. The three teamed up again after releasing S’s first album entitled “I Swear” in September 2003.
A brand new song by S to be included in the O.S.T. album of “April Snow” is called “Breath.” Written by Kang in the pop ballad genre, this lyrical song accentuates the passionate extramarital relationship between the movie’s two main characters played by Bae and Son Ye-jin. Kang says he tried to fully convey through the song the impression he received after watching an edited version of the movie.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Special Features:||- Commentary by Director &
- Making of
- Interview with Director and Casts
- NG Collections
- Music Video
- TV Spot
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