A new year gift from the Korean Film Archive

KOFA YouTube Channel

Those nice people at the Korean Film Archive have given us a new year gift, in the form of twenty-one English subtitled classic movies newly uploaded to their YouTube channel. At least two of these have been available on subtitled DVD before (Come, Come, Come Upward and Gingko Bed) but I’m assuming these are new, cleaned-up versions.

For me, the priorities to watch are Bae Chang-ho’s Hello God (I’m going through a Bae Chang-ho phase right now), Lee Doo-yong’s The Eunuch (the movie featuring Ahn Sung-ki and Lee Mi-sook that Mark Morris introduced in the Lee Doo-yong masterclass at the LKFF a couple of months ago), Shin Sang-ok’s The Dream (a story that Bae Chang-ho revisited), Kim Soo-yong’s Late Autumn (to see Kim Hye-ja (Mother) in her earlier days) and Kim Yu-jin’s My Dear Keum Hong (to see the musician Kim Su-chol (Whale Hunting) his only other screen appearance of which I’m aware). And of course Im Kwon-taek’s first film, Farewell to the Duman River.

Kim Hye-ja
Kim Hye-ja in Kim Soo-yong’s Late Autumn

Here’s the full list of recent uploads for you to explore:

Bae Chang-hoHello, God (안녕하세요 하나님, 1987)
Choi In-gyuThe Night before Independence Day (독립전야, 1948)
Gwon Cheol-hwiFather and Sons (오부자, 1969)
Ha Gil-jongByung-tae and Young-ja (병태와 영자, 1979)
Hong Eun-wonA Woman Judge (여판사, 1962)
Im Kwon-taekFarewell to the Duman River (두만강아 잘있거라, 1962)
Im Kwon-taekCome Come Come upwards (아제아제바라아제, 1989)
Jeong Jin-wooA Rose with Thorns (The Rose that Swallowed Thorn) (가시를 삼킨 장미, 1979)
Kang Je-gyuGingko Bed (은행나무침대, 1996)
Kim Soo-yongLate Autumn (만추, 1982)
Kim Yu-jinMy Dear Keum Hong (금홍아 금홍아, 1995)
Lee Doo-yongThe Eunuch (내시, 1986)
Lee Hyung-pyoSad Palace Court (비전, 1970)
Lee Jang-hoLee Chang-ho’s Baseball Team (이장호의 외인구단, 1986)
Lee Man-heeThe Wild Flower in the Battlefield (들국화는 피었는데, 1974)
Shin Sang-okThe Dream (꿈, 1955)
Shin Sang-okA Reluctant Prince (강화도령, 1963)
Shin Sang-okThe Eunuch (내시, 1968)
Shin Sang-OkWomen of the Chosun Dynasty (이조 여인 잔혹사, 1969)
Shin Sang-okLady of the Court (궁녀, 1972)
Yu Hyun-mokEven the Clouds Are Drifting (구름은 흘러도, 1959)

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