Continuing to please me (which is clearly the goal of all Asian film distributors) with the release of titles I genuinely enjoy, 5 Points Pictures recently sent out the solicitation notice for Korean mystery thriller Moss
. The 2-disc, special-edition U.S. DVD release is set for August 21, 2012 and will feature upgraded English translations and 90 minutes of extras.
I'm always crazy about special features, so whenever I see that a release will include a totally separate disc of bonus material, my collector radar starts going a little crazy.
Special features: “The Making of Moss,” “The Beginning of the Story – The Comic Behind the Story,” art and set design documentary (“The Birth of the Village”), make-up and effects featurette (“Come Out to the Real World”), poster shoot video, original South Korean teaser and trailer, cast and director bios, and 5 Points Pictures trailers.
Looks like a pretty packed set of extra goodies!
And if you're a performance devotee, Moss' cast includes quite a few big-name leading and character actors like Jung Jae-young
, Park Hae-il
, Yoo Hae-jin
, and Kim Sang-ho
. Top that off with direction by Kang Woo-suk
, and you've got a film with a formidable pedigree.
5 POINTS PICTURES Announces the August 2012Trailer:
Special-Edition DVD Release of MOSS
Mystery-thriller from Director KANG Woo-suk to include
new English subtitles & almost 90 minutes of translated video extras.
GRIMES, Iowa, April 25, 2012 – Film distributor 5 Points Pictures is pleased to announce the two-disc, special-edition DVD release of MOSS will be available on August 21, 2012.
Also known as Iggi (이끼), this critically acclaimed, box-office smash features direction by KANG Woo-suk (Public Enemy films, Silmido), plus an all-star cast including JUNG Jae-young (The Divine Weapon, Silmido, Castaway on the Moon), PARK Hae-il (War of the Arrows, The Host, Memories of Murder), YOO Hae-jin (Public Enemy, Tazza: The High Rollers, The King and the Clown), YOO Sun (Black House, The Uninvited, Gabi), KIM Sang-ho (City Hunter TV, Blades of Blood, Woochi), KIM Jun-bae (Modern Boy, Cruel Winter Blues), and YOO Joon-sang (The Day He Arrives; Hahaha).
Based on the award-winning web comic by YOON Tae-ho (2007 Korea Cartoon Awards, 2008 Bucheon Cartoon Awards), Moss was produced by Cinema Service and Let’s Film. It is presented by CJ Entertainment.
Best Director: Kang Woo-suk ▪ Best Actor: Jung Jae-young
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Hae-jin
2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best Director: Kang Woo-suk
Best Cinematography ▪ Best Art Design ▪ Best Sound Effects
2010 Daejong Film Awards
Best Picture (Daesang)
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Joon-sang ▪ Directing Award: Kang Woo-suk
Cinematography Award ▪ Lighting Award ▪ Music Award ▪ Editing Award
18th Icheon Chunsa Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor: Yoo Hae-jin
2010 Korean Film Awards
5 Points Pictures’ release of Moss will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, plus almost 90 minutes of translated video extras from the South Korean limited-edition release.
Visit www.5pointspictures.com for more information about Moss, to sign up for 5 Points Pictures’ newsletter and press release lists, or to inquire about retail opportunities.
A mystery-thriller from KANG Woo-suk, the director of the PUBLIC ENEMY films!
Hae-guk (PARK Hae-il, War of the Arrows) receives word that his estranged father has passed away, so he travels to the remote village where the older man lived to attend the funeral. However, when Hae-guk starts asking questions about his father’s life – and unexplained death – the residents and their charismatic Chief (JUNG Jae-young, The Divine Weapon) exchange mysterious looks and seem anxious to rush him out of their village. Something isn’t right, and Hae-guk is determined to uncover the truth...at any cost!
Includes the feature film – plus almost 90 minutes of video extras – all with on/off English subtitles!
MOSS Two-Disc Special Edition
Original Title: Iggi, 이끼
Format: DVD (Region 1)
Street Date: 8/21/2012
Feature Runtime: 163 minutes, exclusive of bonus material.
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Drama
Suggested Rating: 17+
Country of Origin: South Korea
Year of Production: 2010
Audio: Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: On/off English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: FPDVD1224
Case Quantity: 30
“The Making of Moss,” “The Beginning of the Story – The Comic Behind the Story,” art and set design documentary (“The Birth of the Village”), make-up and effects featurette (“Come Out to the Real World”), poster shoot video, original South Korean teaser and trailer, cast and director bios, and 5 Points Pictures trailers.
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Moss © 2010 CJ Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
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ABOUT 5 POINTS PICTURES
5 Points Pictures is the live-action film distribution arm of Right Stuf, Inc., a firm with 25 years of experience in marketing Asian entertainment to English-speaking audiences, via online retailer RightStuf.com and anime specialty label Nozomi Entertainment. 5 Points Pictures is dedicated to acquiring, introducing and distributing an eclectic array of live-action programming to North American audiences who demand both quality presentation and premier content. For more information, visit www.5pointspictures.com.