If you don’t know (and, let’s be honest, you probably don’t), Moss is a Korean movie directed by Kang Woo-suk, and it’s really, really good. It’s been available on Netflix Instant for a while now, but I’m one of those people who still really likes having physical things. And special features. I like those too. So lucky for me, 5 Points Pictures has seen it fit to put out a special edition DVD of Moss, with bonus features and, even more exciting, a new translation.
Most of the Korean films I see and review (especially if they aren’t getting a wide release) have at least a few moments where I wonder if anyone proofread the subtitles, and Moss was no exception. So the idea of a new translation excites me greatly. For all I know, it will be like seeing a completely different movie.
Unfortunately, it’s not being released until August, but at least it gives me something to look forward to.
More information and the official press release can be found after the jump.
5 POINTS PICTURES Announces the August 2012
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.
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.
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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.