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