Untold Scandal

Directed by E J-Yong

Year: 2003
Running Time: 124
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean w English Subtitles [audio]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Untold Scandal

Cast
Bae Yong-Jun
Lee Mi-Sook
GeJeon Do-yeon
Cho Hyeon-jae

Crew
Directed by E J-Yong


Combining bold erotica, historical detail, and eloquent tragedy, Untold Scandal roots Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 19th Century Korea. Previously set in pre-revolutionary France (Dangerous Liaisons) and in a wealthy New York prep school (Cruel Intentions), this version of the timeless Gallic tale of treachery, lust, and sacrifice may even be the best of the lot(The Los Angeles Times).

Elegant, courtly, and sexually voracious young Lord Jo-wons (Bae Yon-jun) public life of idle nobility masks a not-so-private life of unending sexual conquest. Challenged by his equally debauched cousin Lady Cho (Lee Mi-suk) to seduce a teenage virgin (Lee Soh-yeon) threatening Chos household kingdom, Jo-won accepts on condition that Cho surrender herself to him if he succeeds. But the real target of Jo-wons rapacious charm and ardor becomes Lady Sook (Jeon Do-yeon), a stunningly attractive, pious widow known as the gate of chastity. As Untold Scandal Machiavellian intrigue heats up, Jo-wons boast that "I have room for only one person in my heart" may prove his undoing.

Full of "startling beauty" (L. A. Weekly), Untold Scandal maps the labyrinth of the soul as surely as it details the pleasures of the flesh. Its glossy evocation of the decadence and hypocrisy of the Chosun Dynasty, Korea's Victorian age, broke box office records in South Korea. After the US release, Untold Scandal's stunning costumes and art direction, lush landscapes, and beautifully framed and lighted sequences (The New York Post) were declared"a major feat" (The New York Times).

Reviews

"A viciously purring comedy of sexual conquest." - Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

"It's a ten course treat for the eyes and ears...An elegant, witty game of seduction." - Derek Elley, Variety



Awards

  • Official Selection, Montreal and Los Angeles Film Festivals and New York's New Directors/New Films

Interested in bringing Untold Scandal to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Untold Scandal may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 9:37pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Andrey Zvyagintsev's The Banishment Blu-ray' @KinoLorber'' https://t.co/Zi26SZvRqB' Our REVIEW:' https://t.co/LmXdtz3gFf' Sumptuou…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 9:36pm
RT' @MarcFusion': A few more from my' @KinoLorber'' @KLStudioClassic' haul' https://t.co/bMfONgqmGQ'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 9:36pm
RT' @StampShelley': Could not agree more! CAUGHT IN A CABARET will be included in the PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS set I’m curating for' @…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 9:35pm
Fritz Lang's THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW is a suspense-laden, gripping thriller with the logic and plausibility of a ni…' https://t.co/ZVn75IyhUa'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 11:09am
@cadenmgardner If you haven't already, fill out this form with as much detail as you can so we can locate your orde…' https://t.co/oqwfh1GoDe'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 11:07am
RT' @MarcFusion': A couple picks up from the' @KinoLorber'' @KLStudioClassic' sale, still going with insane prices' https://t.co/fj15bI1Uqe'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 9:25am
"Nothing is black and white in Xavier Legrand’s heart-pounding domestic thriller." –' @Indiewire' CUSTODY opens Frid…' https://t.co/VC04G59CYT'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 24 2018 at 9:07am
Final days of our BIGGEST. SALE. EVER. Save 50-70% on our entire collection, every brand on our site! Free shipping…' https://t.co/DYyf0KLsOF'
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 23 2018 at 5:49pm
RT' @media_marshall': What a beautiful, touching doc THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA was. A wonderful tribute to a town that can be both fiercely evange…
'@KinoLorber' on Jun. 23 2018 at 2:20pm
@Manimeconquest You're welcome! Couldn't do it without people like you who appreciate these films. 💕
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com