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Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Sunday, the Gangwon Film Commission (GFC) announced that it will recruit participants for an upcoming film tour. The so-called ‘Visiting Film Tour’ is an event that offers various cultural experiences, including watching classic films and a movie talk program in areas where movie viewing facilities are unavailable. In [...]

Presales of ‘Captain Marvel’ Tickets Reach 100,000 in S. Korea

Presales of ‘Captain Marvel’ Tickets Reach 100,000 in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — “Captain Marvel” is gearing up for one of the strongest-ever openings for any of Marvel’s solo superhero movies in South Korea. According to data from the Korean Film Council, the superhero movie already surpassed 100,000 in the number of presold tickets on Wednesday morning with six days left before [...]

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Reaches 9 Million Views in S. Korea, Surpassing “Iron Man”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Reaches 9 Million Views in S. Korea, Surpassing “Iron Man”

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a music film depicting the lives of Freddy Mercury and the legendary band Queen, has broken the 9-million-viewer milestone in South Korea. 20th Century Fox Korea, the distributor of the film, announced on Friday that the movie had attracted a total of 9,002,239 spectators as of the [...]

Smoking Scenes in Movies Increase Teenage Smoking Rate

Smoking Scenes in Movies Increase Teenage Smoking Rate

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is one of the countries with the highest percentage of smokers in the world. More than 40 percent of South Korean adults smoke cigarettes. The South Korean government has come up with various measures, including raising cigarette prices and requiring cigarette packages to feature graphic warning images [...]

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops S. Korean Movie Charts

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops S. Korean Movie Charts

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bohemian Rhapsody” has topped the South Korean box office two weeks after its grand opening. The musical film about the legendary rock band Queen and its lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, attracted 118,954 moviegoers on Tuesday, beating out “Intimate Strangers”, a South Korean movie, to top the movie charts. The [...]

S. Korean-Chinese Film Co-Production Called off amid THAAD Spat

S. Korean-Chinese Film Co-Production Called off amid THAAD Spat

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korea-Chinese film co-production project starring Korean actor Ha Jung-woo has been canceled apparently in the fallout from China’s anger over the planned deployment of a U.S. missile defense system known as THAAD in South Korea, the actor’s talent agency said Wednesday.  “Ha was scheduled to film the [...]