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il Mare: A Love Story
il Mare: A Love Story
List Price: $19.95
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars(based on 6 reviews)
Sales Rank: 4254
Category: DVD

Author: Jung-jae/ji-hyun
Publisher: Tai Seng
Studio: Tai Seng
Manufacturer: Tai Seng
Label: Tai Seng
Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, Ntsc
Languages: Cantonese Chinese (Original Language), English (Unknown), English (Subtitled)
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 96 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.1
Dimensions (in): 7.4 x 4.9 x 0.6

UPC: 601641104241
EAN: 0601641104241
ASIN: B000087F3Z

Release Date: February 11, 2003
Theatrical Release Date: November 30, 1999
Shipping: Eligible for Super Saver Shipping
Availability: Usually ships in 8 to 12 days

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Customer Reviews:   Read 1 more reviews...

5 out of 5 stars Il Mare and The Lake House   June 20, 2006
  3 out of 3 found this review helpful

I watched The Lake House first and Il Mare two days later. Enjoyed both.

My Il Mare is the 3-disk version. Both titles and transfer (1.85:1 Anamorphic) were great .. aside from some translation issues.

My wife and I both enjoyed Il Mare .. and likely would not have enjoyed The Lake House as much as we did if seen second. Moving the story to Chicago, and giving it "star power" did have an effect.

5 out of 5 stars What if the only obstacle was time?   April 24, 2006
  5 out of 5 found this review helpful

Il Mare is a real gem of a find movie from South Korea, if you can find it in the foreign film video section.

Il Mare is "The Sea" in Italian and the love story takes place in a seaside house. A man and a woman live there but are separated by two years. He is in 1997 and she is in 1999 and they correspond through a magical mailbox that crosses time. As their letters continue both try to solve the mystery and see if they can bridge time to meet. It's a beautiful tale of how love can be so perfect yet timing so imperfect. The right person for you is THAT nearby but a flip in the time continum keeps you star-crossed permanently. If you are able to scout it ... look for the Japanese film "Love Letter" which was released in the late 1990's. A similar theme of love, loss, and redemption through letters.

5 out of 5 stars A great Korean movie   March 7, 2006
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

This is one of the best Korean movies to come along in a long time. The spoken Korean is absolutely beautiful and the images are as well. After you see this movie, you will want to lean Korean as well as you will realise how much subtlety there can be in just one or two words.

This is a very literary movie about the power of letters and words and conversations and how they can change your life for ever. Truly wonderful.

1 out of 5 stars Great movie, horrific transfer   November 21, 2005
  7 out of 9 found this review helpful

This review is related to the 'Tai Seng' release of 'Il Mare'. I actually think 'Il Mare' could be one of my top ten favorite Korean Movies but I will have to wait until a watchable version of this film is released on DVD in this country. This release was horrible. Truly atrocious. Do these people watch the DVD's they produce? The screen is stretched, aspects/ratio's anybody. If that wasn't bad enough the gloomy haze of the picture prevents you from enjoying what may or may not have been beautiful scenery of the Korean coastline. If you've ever been victim of one of those bootleg DVD's where the screen is off-kilter and people suddenly start walking in front of the screen, well this isn't any better than that. Still, I watched the movie through and even through the haze & distortion I could discern that I liked the movie but will wait for a watchable version. I know there's a Region 0 Double Disc edition out there but I think that the transfer on that one sucks too. I'm hoping that with the American Remake with Sandra Bullock this lovely little film will get the DVD release it deserves. IE: Watchable. I gave my copy away to a friend at work

5 out of 5 stars I LOVED fav korean movie   October 22, 2005
  1 out of 6 found this review helpful

i've watched it...five times makes me cry each time...go, korean actors! seriously...korean actors...are so good...plot was great! go watch it...PLEASE...! lee hottie, you...

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