|A Frozen Flower | Ssang-hwa-jeom (2008) Director's Cut 1080p Blu-Ray REMUX|
|KoreanDramaHistoryRomanceBodyguardRoyaltyBisexualityLove TriangleMale NudityDirector's CutEnglish Subtitles|
An historical drama set in Korea during the Koryo dynasty and focused on the gay relationship between a king and his bodyguard.
The King (Joo Jin-mo) of Goryeo is married to a Yuan Dynasty princess (Song Ji-hyo), but they do not have any children. There is constant pressure on the king both from the Yuan emperor and his own counselors to produce a crown prince and ensure the continuity of the royal dynasty. The king's palace guard is composed of thirty six young soldiers, led by military commander Hong-rim (Jo In-sung), who is also the king's lover. The king finally decides to charge him with a strange commission: copulate the queen and beget a child. Hong-rim and the queen are uncomfortable accepting the royal order first, but they finally comply. However, their relationship does not stop at procreation, but genuinely true and intense romance soon blossoms between the two, and in this strong and close intimate relationship there is no place for the king.
While the International release is based on the Theatrical Cut (132 Minutes), in Korea a Director's Cut (143 Minutes) was released. In this version some further plot scenes and a few sex and violence scenes are added. Most of the footages are nice extensions, but they're not necessary for the main plot. That makes one think that these were deleted to tighten the film for the theater.
High Definition BD REMUX of "A Frozen Flower", Original Title "쌍화점 (Ssang-hwa-jeom)", Also Known As "Blood & Flowers"
Spoken Language: Korean (Digital Theater Systems-High Definition Master Audio Surround 5.1)
Subtitle: Select from: None, English, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), or Chinese (Traditional)
Duration: 143 Minutes (Director's Cut) (Approx)
Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen 1080p 32,100kbps
1920 x 1080
Director: Ha Yoo (as Ha Yu)
Writer: Ha Yoo (as Ha Yu)
Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song