Friday, 7 December 2007

Bae Yong-joon's drama hits the big screen in Japan

Top Korean wave star Bae Yong-joon (35) sure has the "Ajumma Power" in him. All 500 seats at a cinema in Shinjuku, Tokyo were taken up by women of all ages, there to watch "Taewangsasingi" (The Four Guardian Gods of the King) a.k.a. The Legend.

Ajumma Power: Japanese fans waiting for
Bae Yong-joon outside a shooting location

Well, Liz blogged about The Legend getting big screen treatment back in October, now we have the details.

The series has already been broadcast on Japan's cable TV since Dec 3 and will be screened for all on Japan's national network, NHK TV next year. Yet, some 20,000 fans of Bae are willing to fork out money to see the drama in a theater!

The price? W20,000 (around USD22) for a ticket.

The 24-episode drama will be screened in 12 two-hour "movies" on the big screen. Those who have seen the first installment were reportedly mesmerized by the drama's scale and CGI effects. Some even mentioned that the CGI is on par with The Lord of the Rings. Watching a drama of epic proportions like The Legend is definitely more exciting on the big screen.

Source & Pic credit: Digital Chosunilbo

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ladida said...

wow, those fans must really, REALLY luv him..$22(USD)/show..heck, a few years ago, when tix price jumped to nearly $9, I wasn't exactly thrilled. Well, for those who's willing to spend that kind of moolah for the next 12 weeks, I hope the films are shown in IMAX quality for ultimate 3D movie experience

Anon 2 said...

Naturally. He's awesome.

Clammy said...

AH HA! I just finished watching this series and the CGI is on par with Lord of the Rings the BOOKS not the movies!!! The CG is pretty bad. But the series was very good and you end up getting very attached to the characters.

Anonymous said...

hey im 18 and i was also there lining wit the ajumma....uhuhuhuh thank god i have younger friends with me...
and if its for him ill do


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