CJ Entertainment has tabbed June 11 for DVD and Blu-ray editions of filmmaker Chang-min Choo’s blockbuster film of political intrigue, Masquerade.
The ARR comes in at 263 days and domestic ticket sales for this Korean-language import are just under one million dollars (over $150 million internationally).
Plucked from the pages of history during the Joseon Dynasty, Chang-min Choo has spun an obscure historical entry into a delightful, well-paced tale of power and survival. King Gwang-hae (Byung-hun Lee — I Saw the Devil, A Bittersweet Life) is fearful of assassination, so he has his chief counselor, Heo Gyun (Seung-yong Ryoo) recruit a look-alike (also played by Byung-hun Lee) to become the focal point for any attempts on his own life.
When the opposite happens and the real king falls into a coma from poisoning, the inner-court has no choice but to put the peasant in charge (under a tight leash). But once he gets the hang of it — court manners, politics and how things work — he begins to make changes … all for the better!
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