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  • BLOOD AND TIES Bows in North America
  • by Pierce Conran /  Nov 05, 2013
  • THE BERLIN FILE Infiltrates Home Market
     

    CJ Enterainment’s new thriller Blood and Ties (a.k.a. Accomplices) began its limited North American run on November 1st. The film, starring SON Ye-jin and KIM Kap-su, was originally released on October 24th in Korea and has to date accrued 1.37 million admissions.  
     
    Blood and Ties is currently playing at the CGV Cinema in Los Angeles and will expand to Vancouver, New York, Atlanta, Honolulu and Toronto on November 8th. The thriller follows a budding journalist who suspects that her doting father may have murdered a child 15 years ago.  
      
    Meanwhile, RYOO Seung-wan’s The Berlin File is making its way back to America following a brief theatrical run earlier this year. Distributor CJ Entertainment America announced that it will distribute the film on the home market starting on Christmas Eve.  Acclaimed action director RYOO, who previously helmed City of Violence (2006) and The Unjust (2010), armed with a USD 10 million budget and an enticing cast featuring HA Jung-woo, HAN Suk-kyu, JUN Ji-hyun and RYOO Seung-bum, delivered a high octane espionage thriller, which, after accruing just over seven million admissions, became Korea’s most successful action film. 
     
    To be released on December 24th, the DVD of the film for the North American market will feature deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette. CJ Entertainment has been stepping up its home market releases of late, having added titles such as The Tower, Black Eagle (a.k.a. R2B: Return to Base or Soar into the Sun), Masquerade and A Werewolf Boy this year. Other titles that are expected to be released on DVD in North America soon include Fists of Legend and The Flu.
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