Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Seoul cinemas provide English subtitles for Korean flicks

Well, only TWO designated theatres will provide the service and they haven’t been selected yet. The service is set to kick off at the end of March 2009.

Foreigners in Seoul, rejoice! The Seoul Metropolitan government will designate two theatres to provide English subtitles for newly-released Korean flicks!

'Hey, is that a rip in the bed cover?'
(Rest assure you won't be getting subtitles like
the above in the designated cinemas :-))

This is excellent news! Orchid and I caught a movie in Seoul last November and we couldn't watch Korean movies since they weren't subtitled. We had to settle for a Hollywood movie instead.

Well, if this service proves to be a success, it will be provided in more cinemas in the city.

Kim Mi-mi of the Cultural Industry Division said: “According to the movie industry, some 15 local movies will be released this year. We plan to provide subtitles for at least 10 movies.”

Ah, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to catch a recently-released, English-subtitled Korean flick in Seoul?

Plan your visit to Seoul after March 2009, friends ;-).

Source: The Korea Times

Watching a movie in Seoul


Vic in Long Beach, CA said...

Really?? Is that at selected theaters, or for certain showings? (-If you know-) That's totally cool. Me and Song Hyo-kyo!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think its a good move since the Korean government plans to spread Hallyu to the world.

Liz said...

It is selected theatres...but two cinemas only for now.

They are currently requesting movie companies to submit their proposals, if I'm not mistaken. They will choose from the pool of cinemas there :-).

RKQS12 said...

TT_TT I wish I coud have that~

-_- Grr...where is the obsessive k-pop lovin' Americans? Then I can see movies instead of waiting for a very, very, VERY long time. >.<

Orchid said...

Yes! Excellent news.

Empress said...

What movie is that clip from?

Anonymous said...

The scene is from Frozen Flower starring Jo Insung and Joo Jinmo.

Empress said...

Thanks Anon!

dwagn said...

Anybody know what happened to this plan? It's now two weeks past the end of March, and I haven't heard about any theaters that are offering English subtitles.


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