Starring: Ryoo Seung-Bum, Kim Sa-Rang, Lee Jong-Hyuk
Director: Ha Ki-Ho
Studio: Premier Entertainment (Korea)
Rating: 12 +
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About This DVD
"Radio Dayz" is a feel-good comedy set during the Japanese colonization of Korea in the early 20th century and revolves around a group of radio employees who develop a radio drama that captures the heart of Korean audiences. Ryoo Seung-beom ("Arahan", "Crying Fist") plays a laid-back and resourceful radio producer who decides to hire a writer for a radio drama format. However, the radio drama encounters numerous problems before it succeeds in captivating audiences.
KIM's character envies Hwang Bo-ra's character who has the female lead role in the radio drama. Ko Ah-seong ? the girl captured by the monster in "The Host" ? plays a quirky girl who helps out at the radio station. Lee Jong-hyuk features as a resistance leader who enhances the appeal of the radio drama when he joins to add sound effects. However, as a freedom fighter, he has a hidden agenda at the radio station. Just when everybody is greatly anticipating the finale of the radio drama, the Japanese ban the show.
"Radio Dayz" successfully captures the atmosphere of the old days and the novelty that was radio. The production values are high and feature film debuting director Ha Gi-ho shows talent. The end result is an entertaining film, which could easily charm audiences like the radio show in the film itself. Like "Once upon a Time", "Radio Dayz" is set during the Japanese occupation. Both are also comedy, but vary greatly. "Once upon a Time" offers fast action and adventure, "Radio Dayz" is nicely embodied by RYOO's character: laid-back, inventive and charming. When compared they share some interesting commonalties. Both deal with Korea's independence from Japan, but stay away from overtly nationalistic rhetoric. Funnily they also share a humoristic dynamite scene, even though in "Radio Dayz", it isn't quite dynamite.
Kyoungseong station, the first radio station of Korea established in the 1930s, is given the mission of producing a live serial radio play, “Flames of Love.” Those in charge make an unlikely team: Lloyd, a good-for-nothing producer; Man-cheol, an announcer and Lloyd’s only friend; NOH Bong-al, a writer who never manages to write an ending; K, an independent activist and sound effect technician; Myeong-wol, a former gisaeng; Mari, a jazz singer Mari; and station errand boy Sun-deok. Even amid the ensuing chaos, the play becomes increasingly popular with each passing day. But how will it end up?
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
- Audio Commentary
- Interview with Cast
- Audio Commentary
- Poster Shootings
- Premiere Scenes
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