The “telecinema” project is a Japan-Korea joint production (Japan’s Asahi TV and Korea’s SBS) where each 120-minute made for TV movies will be aired on television in Korea (via SBS) and in cinemas in Japan. In Korea, they will be aired in two one-hour episodes. Hence, you get the term tele-cinema! Staying true to it being a joint-venture, each installment has a Korean producer and Japanese screenwriter.
It has been reported that there will be a total of ten projects which make up the Telecinema omnibus, and some of them staring famous boy band group members namely TVXQ‘s Hero Jaejoong, and Big Bang‘s TOP and Seung-ri. Now, i’m sure you’ve caught whiff of those! Other famous stars involved are Kang Ji-hwan, Kim Ha-neul, Lee Ji-ah, Ahn Jae-wook, Kang Hye Jung and Daniel Henney.
The Tele Cinema episodes / films will be aired simultaneously in both countries.
The below (though not comprehensive) is a list of projects under the TeleCinema omnibus.
1. Heaven’s Postman ( 천국의 우편 배달부 )
Alternative title: Heaven’s Mail Deliverer
TVXQ’s Hero delivers spooky messages in Heaven’s Postman
Producer: Lee Hyung Min
Screenwriter: Kitagawa Eriko
A mysterious messenger who has the ability to travel between this world, and the afterworld. Shin Jae Joon was involved in an accident and subsequently went into a coma. Now, his spirit has the ability to travel back and forth between this world and the afterworld. He meets Jo Ha Na as she is trying to send her boyfriend a letter. Ha Na however, is the only person who can see Jae Joon. Eerie.
Hero Jaejoong as Shin Jae Joon
Han Hyo Joo as Jo Ha Na
Kim Chang Wan
2. A Dream Comes True ( 돌맹이의 꿈 )
Alternative title: A Stone’s Dream
Producer: Jang Yong Woo
Screenwriter: Nakazono Miho
Cha In Pyo
Kim Hyo Jin
3. Triangle ( 트라이앵글 )
Alternative titles: Triangle Love, Triangle Bell
Ahn Jae Wook teams up with
Kang Hye Jung (Tablo’s gal) in Triangle
Producer: Ji Young Soo
Screenwriter: Ozaki Masaya
Ahn Jae Wook
Kang Hye Jung
Lee Soo Kyung
4. After Wedding Banquet ( 결혼식후에 )
Alternative title: After The Wedding Ceremony
Producer: Kim Yoon Chul
Screenwriter: Yokota Rie
Bae Soo Bin
Shin Sung Woo
5. The Fool That I Love ( 내 사랑 못난이 )
Alternative title: My Love, Ugly Duckling
Producer: Lee Jang Soo
Screenwriter: Ooishi Shizuka
Wang So Jung is an ugly duckling who works in a wildlife magazine department. She meets a pretty boy, however, the man is so visually impaired that he believes that So Jung is a beauty.
Lee Ji Ah as Wang So Jung
Kang Ji Hwan
6. Paradise ( 낙원 )
Producer: Lee Jang Soo
Screenwriter: Okada Yoshikazu
Kim Ha Neul
Ji Jin Hee
7. 19 Years Old ( 나의 19세 )
Alternative titles: I’m 19, My 19 Years
Seung Ri, Heo Yi Jae and TOP in 19
Producer: Hwang In Roe
Screenwriter: Inoue Yumiko
Cha Eun Young helps two teenagers, Seo Jung Hoon and Park Min Seo, investigate homicide cases after the both of them escaped from a police station.
Heo Yi Jae as Cha Eun Young
T.O.P as Seo Jung Hoon
Seung Ri as Park Min Seo
I hope they package these movies into DVD format so that the rest of the world get to enjoy them.