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The Servant

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Formerly known as Bang-ja Chronicles Bang-ja bumps into the noble Mong-lyong. When Mong-lyong decides to take him under his wing, Bang-ja gets to share a room with the wise, MA. While sharing the room, MA teaches Bang-ja of all the arts of seduction. When strolling the park one day, Mong-lyong meets Chun-hyang, the daughter of the owner of the park, and he instantly falls in love and encourages Bang-ja to arrange a meeting with her. But Bang-ja s feeling for her was also the same and he seeks advice from Ma. Ma tells him of Chun-hyang s real intention to win over Mong-lyong for his social status. Without knowing, Mong-lyong urges for a second meeting with Chun-hyang. Bang-ja s anger towards Mong-lyong for using his nobility to attract her heart triggers his plan to use Ma s art of seduction. Successfully he wins her heart and body, but under the condition that he will help her to get married to Mong-lyong. Everything seems to go as planned but when Mong-lyong finds out their relationship, whole thing is about to go wrong.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Kim Joo-hyeok, Ryoo Seung-beom, Jo Yeo-jeong, Ryoo Hyeon-kyeong
  • Directors: Kim Dae-woo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005B0ZF5E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,948 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An alternate take on the Korean classic 'The Tale of Chunhyang.' Instead of celebrating the love between Yi Mongryong and Chunhyang that transcended class barriers, here Chunhyang is a calculating woman who doesn't hesitate to sacrifice her true love for a chance to marry up. Yi Mongryong is also shown as a vainglorious young man whose devotion to Chunhyang doesn't stem from true love but his sense of superiority and anger at being bested by an inferior man (i.e. Bang-Ja, his servant). Interestingly, Bang-Ja is shown as the most noble, faithful character of them all, in contrast to his original portrait as a sly man whose primary function was to facilitate the budding relationship between his master and Chunhyang. Quite twisted but who knows? Maybe this adaptation is more faithful to how people might have behaved than the idealized portrait in the original classic.
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Its Bang-ja the servant that wins the heart of beautiful Chun Hyang, not the Royal Inspector. Beautifully filmed, sensual love making, tragic betrayals, and still love that prevails though the characters all pay a dear price in the end.
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This is a beautifully made movie of "old" Korea. The costumes alone make the movie worth the watch. I understand it is based on a popular story in Korea, and this movie took some artistic license. Not knowing the original, I just enjoyed it. It is a romance, where two men, one high born, the other his servant, both love and court the same woman. She, of course, loves the servant, but wants to better her life, and schemes for the nobleman. The ending had a twist I didn't expect.

Contains nudity and sex (beautifully done) so may not be appropriate for all viewers.
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It is a beautifully made and wonderfully acted love story. The leading actress is gorgeous and it is worth getting this vid just to watch her. Yes, there is a little bit of sex scenes in the movie. They are not really necessary but I am not complaining.

The story is very straightforward - a guy falls in love with a girl he can't have....gets the girl....BUT in the end.....

A sad but beautiful ending. Not a 'superb' movie but it is still really good.

I like the Concubine more.
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By tigeress2010 on January 25, 2014
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love the story and the characters and actors but i thought the ending was kind of sad though but it still good movie , love the love scenes, oh yeah
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