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The Korean Film Archive on YouTube

by Zachary George Najarian-Najafi
http://www.youtube.com/user/KoreanFilm In the world of things great and wonderful, the Korean Film Archive’s YouTube Channel belongs in the highest pantheon. For the past year and a half they have been uploading some essential classics and hidden gems of Korean cinema in high quality, subtitled, ad-free prints. As someone like myself who is finally beginning to explore Korean cinema beyond the modern bloody genre flicks (not that they aren’t fun), this has proven to be an invaluable resource. The giants of Korean cinema are all on here: Kim Ki-young, Hong Sang-soo, Im Kwon-taek, Shin Sang-ok, and many more. Definitely check it out! Not in… Read more

http://www.youtube.com/user/KoreanFilm

In the world of things great and wonderful, the Korean Film Archive’s YouTube Channel belongs in the highest pantheon. For the past year and a half they have been uploading some essential classics and hidden gems of Korean cinema in high quality, subtitled, ad-free prints. As someone like myself who is finally beginning to explore Korean cinema beyond the modern bloody genre flicks (not that they aren’t fun), this has proven to be an invaluable resource. The giants of Korean cinema are all on here: Kim Ki-young, Hong Sang-soo, Im Kwon-taek, Shin Sang-ok, and many more. Definitely check it out!

Not in Database:
-A Bonanza (1961)
-A Dream of Fortune (1961)
-A Splendid Outing (1978)
-A Student Boarder (1966)
-A Woman in the Wall (1969)
-Does Cuckoo Cry at Night? (1980)
-Eoh Wu-dong (1985)
-Evergreen Tree (1961)
-Five Marines (1961)
-Homebound (1967)
-Horse-year Bride (1966)
-Hwang Jin-ie (1986)
-Nameless Stars (1959)
-Our Joyful Young Days (1987)
-Rice (1963)
-Rosy Life (1994)
-Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (1983)
-The Bell Tower (1958)
-The General’s Mustache (1968)
-The Love Marriage (1958)
-The Marriage Life (1992)
-The Midnight Sun (1972)
-The Seaside Village (1965)
-The Starting Point (1967)

Title Differences:
-A Beautiful, but Pleasant Day (1980) is listed as Good Windy Day
-Barefoot Youth (1964) is listed as The Barefooted Young
-Chunhyang (1961) is listed as Seong Chun-hyang
-Fire Woman (1970) is listed as Woman of Fire
-Io Island (1977) is listed as Ieoh Island
-My Mother and Her Gues (1961) is listed as Mother and a Guest
-The Evil Stairs (1964) is listed as The Devil’s Stairs
-The Hand of Fate (1954) is listed as The Hand of Destiny
-People of the Slums (1982) is listed as People of Ko-bang Neighborhood
-Spring in the Korean Peninsula (1941) is listed as Spring of Korean Peninsula
-Yangsan Island (1955) is listed as Yang San Province
-Yeong-ja in Her Prime (1975) is listed as Yeong-ja’s Heydays

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