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Thursday, March 26, 2015

"The Admiral: Roaring Currents" Thrilling War Epic Available on DVD and Blu-ray April 28

The sea battles are absolutely epic, more realistic and thrilling than John Woo's 2008 "Red Cliff" or even Peter Weir's 2003 "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."- The Los Angeles Times


Oldboy’s CHOI Min-Sik Leads 12 Ships against a Fleet of 330 in
Gripping Hour Long Battle Sequence

Highest Grossing Korean Language Film Ever Released in North America

Los Angeles, CA – March 16, 2015 - South Korea’s thrilling war epic, The Admiral: Roaring Currents, starring international film star CHOI Min-sik (Oldboy, Lucy), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 28, 2015. This stirring naval drama, which chronicles the real-life battle of Myeong-Nyang, includes a gripping, critically acclaimed hour long sea battle sequence.

The Admiral is the brutal retelling of the battle of Myeong-Nyang, the legendary naval conflict that occurred during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1597. On the 16th of September in 1597, Admiral Yi Sun-shin (CHOI Min-sik) was left with only 12 battleships to face an insurmountable fleet of 330 Japanese battleships. This battle and its result is the most well-known conflict in Korean history, as the Japanese military relentlessly charged towards the capital and the nation faced the possibility of losing the war.

Last summer, theater-goers took notice of The Admiral’s high-octane brand of military action when during its theatrical run it became the highest grossing Korean language film ever released in North America. In addition to its strong box office showing in North America, The Admiral made $127 million in ticket sales in South Korea, making it the most watched film in South Korean film history.

The title will retail for $26.98 SRP (DVD) and $29.98 SRP (Blu-ray). Bonus features offered on Blu-ray include an exclusive "The Making of The Admiral: Roaring Currents" video, The Admiral highlights, teaser, and trailer. Bonus features offered on DVD are The Admiral highlights, teaser, and trailer.

The Admiral: Roaring Currents is presented, produced, and distributed by CJ Entertainment.

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