DVD Release: The Concubine (2012)

DVD Release Date: Nov. 9, 2021
Price: DVD $19.89
Studio: MPI

Directed by South Korea’s Kim Dae-Seung, the 2012 historical drama-romance The Concubine is set during the early Joseon Dynasty in Korea.

In the story, Hwa-yeon, a minister’s daughter and Kwon-yoo, a commoner are deeply in love. Yet, when Hwa-yeon is ordered to the royal palace to become the King’s concubine, she and Kwon-yoo attempt to lee. They are intercepted by Hwa-yeon’s father and his men who threaten to kill Kwon-yoo. To save her one true love, Hwayeon agrees to go to the palace as instructed.

Five years later, Hwa-yeon is the mother of the heir to the throne when the King dies. After his death, the King’s step-mother uses her power to appoint her biological son Sung-won as the successor. Now that he must procreate in order to produce an heir to the throne, he can have any woman he wants except Hwa-yeon … which pushes both of them into a dangerous chess game of lust, sex and power.

Special features in MPI’s Special Collector’s Media Book edition include the following:

  • Special collector’s media book packaging
  • Two-disc set
  • Original trailer
  • 24-page booklet featuring director/actor profiles and photos

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.