CTHE Press Release: SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER .... AND SPRING

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    "Sublimely simple, breathtakingly lovely!" *- Mike D'Angelo, Time Out New York

    "****! Stunning to watch and exhilarating to contemplate!" - *David Sterritt, Christian Science
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    Powerfully Picturesque and Timeless Dramatic Fable
    From Respected Korean Filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk

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    SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER .... AND SPRING
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    **Official Selection - *Toronto / Venice / Sundance Film Festivals **
    Debuting September 7 on DVD and VHS

    * * * * Culver City, CA (July 12, *2004) - A critically-acclaimed and exquisitely beautiful film
    capturing the emotional essence of each season, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER ... AND
    SPRING is I must see! an "elegantly simply profound Buddhist fable" (Ty Burr - The Boston
    Globe). *The Official Korean Entry with the 2004 Academy Awards® for Best Foreign Language
    Film, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER ... AND SPRING will premiere on DVD and VHS
    (rental) September 7 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Classics.

    Divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man's life, the film
    is an understated yet prolific and philosophical work of art that was honored as an Official
    Selection at numerous international film festivals including Venice, Toronto, Pusan and
    Sundance. *With the extraordinary attention to visual detail, such as using a different animal
    (dog, rooster, cat, snake) as a motif for each season, writer/director Kim Ki-duk (Samaria) has
    crafted a totally original yet universal story about the human spirit, moving from Innocence,
    through Love and Evil, to Enlightenment and finally to Rebirth.

    Synopsis
    Under the vigilant eyes of Old Monk, Child Monk learns a hard lesson about the nature
    of sorrow when some of his childish games turn cruel. *In the intensity and lushness of summer,
    the monk, now a young man, experiences the power of lust, a desire that will ultimately lead
    him, as an adult, to dark deeds. *With winter, strikingly set on the ice and snow-covered lake, the
    man atones for his past actions, and spring stars the cycle anew. *

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    * * * * Remastered in High Definition
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation
    * * * * Audio: *Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    * * * * Subtitles: *English, French
    * * * * Previews
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Rated R
    Color
    Running Time: 102 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 04127 / UPC Code: 0-43396-04127-1
    VHS Catalog # 04126 / UPC Code: 0-43396-04126-4
    DVD Order Date: 08/05/04
    VHS Order Date: 08/17/04
    SLP: $29.95 DVD; VHS rental
     
  2. Tom Tsai

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    Does anyone know how this one will compare to the R3 Korean version (A/V wise)?
     

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