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The King and I Vol. 1
The King and I Vol 1
Actors: Oh Man Suk, Goo Hye Sun, Ko Joo Won
Director: Kim Jae Hyung
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
UR     2008     21hr 0min

Discover the complex and epic history of Korea in the groundbreaking TV miniseries The King and I! — In the Josun dynasty of 180 B.C., politics and a strict social hierarchy govern over all of ancient Korea. When the curren...  more »

     
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Actors: Oh Man Suk, Goo Hye Sun, Ko Joo Won
Director: Kim Jae Hyung
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Drama, Miniseries
Studio: YA Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 21hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 7
SwapaDVD Credits: 7
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Korean, English

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Movie Reviews

Another winning mini-series of feudal Korea
Gerard D. Launay | Berkeley, California | 02/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Those who have been enthralled by the Korean costume drama "Dae Jang Geum" (quite frankly one of the most stimulating mini-series ever produced), will be delighted with the web of stories arising out of 15th century Korea. Again we see magnificent productions of the feudal court with its intricate political reversals, love triangles, revenge, jealousy, and ambition.

What makes this series different is that it focuses on the Department of Eunochs, particularly one very intelligent yet ruthless head of the Department - Lord Jo - who engineers a "change of era" by poisoning the king when the young, ego driven, yet inexperienced monarch threatens to cancel the eunochs' opportunity - as a class - to wed partners or adopt children.

The story follows the intricate political moves of Lord Jo, his adoption of a son, and the attempts to protect the Korean monarchy from corrupt ministers.

While no Korean miniseries is going to rival "Dae Jang Geum", I did find this series to be consistently entertaining, better, let's say, than "Damo" - another series about feudal Korea. Go for it.

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