Starring: Ryu Deok-Hwan, Baek Yun-Sik, Kim Yun-Seok
Director: Lee Hae-Young, Lee Hae Jun
Studio: CJ Entertainment
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About This DVD
Most young boys dream of becoming a pilot, a police officer, a baseball player, or the like, but Oh Dong Gu (Ryu Duk Hwan) is a bit different. His lifetime dream is to become Madonna! Or at least a superstar like her. The problem, of course, is that he's a teenage boy, so to pay for his sex change he needs a lot of money. Lady Luck knocks at the door in the form of a ssireum (traditional Korean wrestling) contest, the answer to all his dilemmas. Just ten years ago, a subject like this would have raised huge controversies, but Lee Hae Joon and Lee Hae Young focused on comedy and quirky characters in writing and directing their debut Like a Virgin.
With long careers spent writing in all sorts of genres - from comedies (Kick The Moon) and coming of age (Conduct Zero) to modern wuxia (Arahan) and melodrama (Au Revoir, UFO) - Lee Hae Joon and Lee Hae Young show their creativity hasn't waned by starting their directorial careers with an innovative and irreverent comedy. Other than casting super talented veterans like Baek Yoon Shik (Save The Green Planet) and Kim Yoon Seok (Tazza), the film banks on young Ryu Deok Hwan (the youngest North Korean soldier in Welcome To Dongmakgol), who gained over 20kg for the role. There's even a cameo from Japanese star Kusanagi Tsuyoshi of the popular group SMAP, as a Japanese teacher who Oh Dong Gu bears a crush on! One of the most unique films of the year, Like a Virgin was a critical success and won Lee Hae Joon and Lee Hae Young the Best New Director Award at the 5th Korean Film Awards.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1, DD 2.0|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)|
- Two Audio Commentary
- About Writer & Director
- Behind Story
- Shooting Scenes
- Making Film
- Deleted & Alternate Scenes by Commentary
- Teaser Trailer
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