The Fox with Nine Tails

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The Fox with Nine Tails
The Fox with Nine Tails film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gumiho
McCune–Reischauer Kumiho
Directed by Park Heon-su
Produced by Shin Chul
Yu Hyeok-ju
Ha Gwang-hwi
Written by Park Heon-su
Starring Ko So-young
Jung Woo-sung
Music by Lee Dong-jun
Cinematography Ku Jung-mo
Edited by Park Soon-duk
Distributed by ShinCine Communications
Release date(s)
  • July 23, 1994 (1994-07-23)
Running time 107 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

The Fox with Nine Tails (Hangul: 구미호; RR: Gumiho) is a 1994 South Korean film, and was the feature debut of director Park Heon-su.[1] It was also the film debut of lead actors Ko So-young and Jung Woo-sung, who would later star together in Beat (1997) and Love (1999).[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Harah is a kumiho in the guise of a beautiful young woman, who desperately desires to become human. She falls in love with a charming taxi driver, Hyuk, and tries to use him to achieve her goal. But an agent from hell has been sent to track down and destroy her.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The Fox with Nine Tails was the first Korean film to use computer-generated imagery, and it foreshadowed other changes in the Korean film industry by pioneering the fantasy genre and using chaebol funds from the Byuksan Group to cover the budget.[4] The opening scenes of the film depicting hell used approximately 200 extras, with the set costing in the region of ₩100,000,000 (US$125,000).[1]

Release[edit]

The Fox with Nine Tails was released on July 24, 1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The fox with nine tails (Gumiho)". Korean Movie Database. 1994. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ko So-young". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Jung Woo-sung". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Advances in Visual Technology", Introduction to Korean Film pp. 369. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 28 December 2008.[dead link]

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