The Fox with Nine Tails

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The Fox with Nine Tails
The Fox with Nine Tails film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
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 dates
  • 23 July 1994 (1994-07-23)
Running time
107 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

The Fox with Nine Tails (Hangul구미호; RRGumiho) 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]


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.



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]


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


  1. ^ a b c "The fox with nine tails (Gumiho)". Korean Movie Database. 1994. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ko So-young". Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Jung Woo-sung". 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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