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Dae Jang Geum V-2

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Dae Jang Geum V-1

Product Information
Region Code: 1
Picture Format: NTSC
Cast: Lee Young Ae, Ji Jin Hee
Release Date: April 20, 2005
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Publisher: YA Entertainment
Number of Episodes: 18 (ep 19-36)
Number of Discs: 6
SRP: $99.99
UPC#: 880604000121

Description

The saga of "The Great Jang Geum" continues in Dae Jang Geum Volume 2 (Episodes 19-36)! An extended historical drama set in 16th century Korea, Dae Jang Geum tells the story of real-life historical figure Jang-Geum, an apprentice cook who rose to untold prominence in the Emperor's Court.

Jang-Geum (Lee Young-Ae of Joint Security Area) continues to endure the daily trials of life in the royal household. The Kitchen Ladies battle over hierarchy and preferential treatment from the Emperor, and the factional struggles over kitchen affairs become vicious - and even murderous! But even in this hostile world, the virtuous Jang-Geum manages to prevail with wisdom, integrity, and love.

During its initial television run, Dae Jang Geum garnered a record 54% ratings share - and the series proved equally popular abroad, too! With amazing plot twists, powerful themes of good vs. evil, and a captivating subplot of forbidden love, it's no surprise that Dae Jang Geum has touched audiences worldwide.

Jang-Geum's story concludes in Dae Jang Geum Volume 3 (Episodes 37-54). All three volumes are beautifully subtitled in both English and Chinese.



Characters

Suh Jang-Geum (Lee Young-Ae)


Suh Jang Geum

Intelligent, beautiful, spontaneous, and endlessly curious, Suh Jang-Geum has overcome many hardships in life through her strong will and patience. After tragically losing her parents at the tender age of 10, she enters the Royal Palace and devotes herself to becoming the best cook in the King's employ. But false incriminations cause her to be driven out of the palace, and to live the life of a servant. Holding onto hope, Jang-Geum learns the medical arts and reenters the palace to become the first female physician to a king (King Jungjong) in the history of the Chosun Dynasty. In the annals of Korean history, she's now known as the "Great Jang-Geum"(Dae Jang Geum).



Min Jung-Ho (Ji Jin-Hee)

Min Jung Ho

An official for the King's judicial administration, Min Jung-Ho helps Jang-Geum from time to time. He eventually transfers to the Royal Protectorate, and grows closer to Jang-Geum. Jung-Ho is an educated man with good looks, as well as fine martial arts skills. Struck with admiration for Jang-Geum's wisdom and passion for, he can't help but to fall in love with her.



Choi Keum-Young (Hong Li-Na)

Choi Keum Young

A court lady of the Royal Kitchen, Choi Keum-Young starts her life in the palace as the niece of the influential Lady Choi. Keum-Young is a beauty filled with ambition as well as arrogance. She possesses a lifelong crush on Min Jung-Ho despite their differences in social status, and continually competes with Jang-Geum to become the best cook in the Royal Palace. Through countless conspiracies of the Choi family, Keum-Young eventually has a fateful reunion with Jang-Geum.




King Jungjong (Lim Ho)

King Jung Dong

The 11th king of the Chosun Dynasty, King Jungjong has a mild but indecisive personality. While executing reformative politics, he meets Jang-Geum and grows to cherish her warm-hearted character and distinguished talents.