Film distributor 5 Points Pictures has announced the two-disc, special-edition DVD release of PUNCH will be available on February 19, 2013. The film is a coming-of-age story with equal parts humor and humanity. It was directed by by LEE Han (Lover’s Concerto, Almost Love) with performances by YOO Ah-in (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Antique) and KIM Yun-seok (The Thieves, The Chaser), along with KIM Sang-ho (Moss, City Hunter TV), PARK Soo-young (Architecture 101) and Jasmine LEE.
“Punch was one of 2011’s surprise box-office champs – with more than 5.3 million tickets sold in South Korea – and following its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, it went on to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, and Fantasia Film Festival, as well as throughout North America.”
Based upon a best-selling young-adult novel by KIM Ryeo-ryeong, Punch was produced by UBU Film and Another Pictures. It is presented by CJ Entertainment.
5 Points Pictures’ release of PUNCH will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, plus nearly an hour and 15 minutes of translated and subtitled video extras from the South Korean limited-edition releases.
Plot Concept: “During my second year of high school, I met the greatest opponent of my life…”
Wan-deuk (YOO Ah-in, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Antique) is a soft-spoken rebel who has all the makings of an at-risk youth. He comes from a poor family headed by a hunchback father and a stammering uncle. He is a quiet loner, who best expresses himself with his fists. And he has no dreams for the future beyond the day he can escape the watchful eye of his meddling homeroom teacher, Dong-ju… who just happens to live right next door.
Dong-ju (KIM Yun-seok, The Thieves, The Chaser) is no ordinary educator. He speaks bluntly and seems more concerned with the world outside the classroom than school regulations. Dong-ju takes a particular interest in his young neighbor’s life. And one day, he blindsides Wan-deuk with some unexpected information: The mother Wan-deuk never knew is a Filipino immigrant, and she wants to see him…
Includes the feature film – plus over an hour of video extras – all with on/off English subtitles!
PUNCH Two-Disc Special Edition
Original Title: 완득이 / Wan-deuk Yi
- Format: DVD (Region 1)
- Pre-Book: 1/22/2013
- Street Date: 2/19/2013
- Feature Runtime: 107 minutes, exclusive of bonus material.
- Genre: Drama, Comedy
- Suggested Rating: 13+
- Country of Origin: South Korea
- Year: 2011
- Audio: Korean (Dolby Digi tal 5.1)
- Subtitles: On/off English subtitles and English on-screen translations
- Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
- Catalog #: FPDVD1324
- ISBN: 1-57032-738-6
- UPC: 7-42617-1324-2-1
- SRP: $29.99
- Discs: 2