The Fox with Nine Tails
|The Fox with Nine Tails|
|Directed by||Park Heon-su|
|Produced by||Shin Chul
|Written by||Park Heon-su|
|Music by||Lee Dong-jun|
|Editing by||Park Soon-duk|
|Release date(s)||23 July 1994|
|Running time||107 min.|
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. 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).
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.
- Ko So-young ... Harah
- Jung Woo-sung ... Hyuk
- Dokko Young-jae
- Bang Eun-hee
- Lee Ki-young
- Lee Gun-hee
- Seo Gi-ung
- Kwon Hae-hyo
- Ahn Seok-hwan
- So Il-seop
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. The opening scenes of the film depicting hell used approximately 200 extras, with the set costing in the region of ₩100,000,000 ($125,000).
The Fox with Nine Tails was released on 23 July 1994.
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