5 POINTS PICTURES Announces the August 2013
Special-Edition DVD Release of THE HAPPY LIFE
Drama directed by LEE Joon-ik and starring
JUNG Jin-young, KIM Yun-seok, KIM Sang-ho & JANG Keun-suk
to feature new English-language subtitles & translated video extras.

GRIMES, Iowa, April 24, 2013 – Film distributor 5 Points Pictures is pleased to announce the two-disc, special-edition DVD release of THE HAPPY LIFE will be available on August 20, 2013.

Directed by LEE Joon-ik (Blades of Blood, The King and the Clown), The Happy Life is a comedy-tinged drama starring acclaimed actors JUNG Jin-young (The King and the Clown, Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield), KIM Yun-seok (The Thieves, Punch) and KIM Sang-ho (Moss, City Hunter TV), as well as actor-singer JANG Keun-suk (You’re Beautiful TV, Hong Gil-Dong TV).

Additionally, The Happy Life features a script from Lee’s frequent collaborator CHOI Suk-hwan (Radio Star, The King and the Clown) and a soundtrack composed and curated by prolific music directors LEE Byung-hoon (Finding Mr. Destiny, The Yellow Sea) and BANG Jun-seok (Radio Star, Crying Fist).

The Happy Life was produced by Achim Pictures, Inc. in association with Tiger Pictures. It is presented by CJ Entertainment.

Best Supporting Actor: Kim Sang-ho
Best Music: Lee Byung-hoon
2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards

Best New Actor: Jang Keun-suk
2008 Paeksang Arts Awards

Best Music: Bang Jun-seok
2007 Korean Film Awards

Nominee, Best Film
Nominee, Best Director: Lee Joon-ik
Nominee, Best New Actor: Jang Keun-suk
Additional Nominations: Best Production, Editing, Music and Sound Effects
2008 Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards

5 Points Pictures’ release of The Happy Life will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, plus more than 90 minutes of translated and subtitled video extras from the out-of-print South Korean limited-edition release.

Visit www.5pointspictures.com for more information about The Happy Life, to sign up for 5 Points Pictures’ newsletter and press release lists, or to inquire about retail opportunities.


A Comedic Drama From Director LEE Joon-ik (Blades of Blood, The King and the Clown)

The members of Active Volcano once burned with a passion for the rock’n’roll life, but with graduation and the responsibilities of adulthood, the college bandmates eventually drifted apart…

Now in their forties, none of their lives have gone according to plan. Lead guitarist Ki-young (JUNG Jin-young, The King and the Clown) receives an allowance from his wife and attitude from his teenage daughter. Underemployed bass guitarist Sung-wook (KIM Yun-seok, The Thieves) works day and night to finance his overachieving wife’s academic goals for their two young sons. And drummer Hyuk-soo (KIM Sang-ho, Moss) owns a used car dealership to provide for his wife and children, who have relocated to Canada – without him.

The three friends reconnect at the memorial service for their lead singer, Sang-woo. Ki-young takes Sang-woo’s death hard, and it sparks his determination to reunite the band. With Sang-woo’s son (JANG Keun-suk, You’re Beautiful TV) stepping into his father’s role as vocalist, can the members of Active Volcano take the stage once again?

Includes the feature film and more than 90 minutes of video extras, all with on/off English subtitles!

THE HAPPY LIFE Two-Disc Special Edition
Original Title: Jeulgu woon Insaeng
Format: DVD (Region 1)
Pre-Book: 7/23/2013
Street Date: 8/20/2013

Feature Runtime: 112 minutes, exclusive of bonus material.
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Suggested Rating: 13+

Country of Origin: South Korea
Year: 2007

Audio: Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: On/off English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: FPDVD1332
ISBN: 1-57032-747-5
UPC: 7-42617-1332-2-0
SRP: $29.99

Discs: 2
Case Quantity: 30

The Birth of Active Volcano: Pre-Production, The Making of The Happy Life, cast discussion, The Music of The Happy Life, behind the scenes at the rock festival, premiere event and concert, poster shoot, original South Korean trailers, cast and crew bios and liner notes, plus 5 Points Pictures trailers.

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5 Points Pictures is the live-action film distribution arm of Right Stuf, Inc., a firm with 25 years of experience in marketing Asian entertainment to English-speaking audiences, via online retailer RightStuf.com and anime specialty label Nozomi Entertainment. 5 Points Pictures is dedicated to acquiring, introducing and distributing an eclectic array of live-action programming to North American audiences who demand both quality presentation and premier content. For more information, visit www.5pointspictures.com.


Edited by Alison Roberts (04/24/13 04:21 PM)
Alison L. Roberts - Director of Marketing & Communications, Right Stuf, Inc. (www.rightstuf.com)