STARRING LEE BYUNG-HUN
RELEASES ON AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY and iTUNES
MAY 1, 2018
From “Miss Granny” Director, HWANG Dong-hyuk
CJ Entertainment is releasing “The Fortress,” a period drama featuring popular South Korean actor, LEE Byung-hun, best known for “Magnificent Seven” and “Terminator Genisys” on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes on May 1, 2018. This title played in 18 cities across the U.S. and Canada last Fall. It was the main feature of Korean Film Days at the Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles, and also opened at the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) in London last year. The cost is $14.99 to purchase High Definition (HD), $9.99 to purchase Standard Definition (SD), $4.99 to rent High Definition (HD), and $3.99 to rent Standard Definition (SD).
“The Fortress” is set in 1636, when the Chinese Qing Dynasty has invaded Korea with 150,000 troops. The Korean court flees the capital to take shelter in the Namhan Fortress, located in treacherous mountains outside the city. The Qing army, led by General Yong Gol Dae, quickly surrounds the fortress, leaving the king and the court stranded in a prolonged standoff. For a truce, the Qing general makes a humiliating proposal that they send the Crown Prince out as hostage. Unable to move forward or fight the enemy they are outnumbered by, the people of the fortress start dying from cold and hunger. The king now faces an impossible choice between protecting his people and standing up to those looking to destroy them.
This film is directed by esteemed director HWANG Dong-hyuk (“Miss Granny,” “Silenced,” “My Father”). His 2014 hit Korean comedy, “Miss Granny” (Chinese version) reached $55M in the box office and has been remade for Japan, Vietnam, and several other countries. It was remade in English with Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films and in Spanish with Eugenio Derbez’s 3pas Studios.
HWANG’s new period drama also stars KIM Yoon-seok (“Will You Be There?,” “The Priests,” “Haemoo”), PARK Hae-il (“The Last Princess,” “Eungyo,” “War of the Arrows”) and GO Soo (“The Royal Tailor,” “Way Back Home,” “The Front Line”).
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Launched in 1995, Korea’s #1 film studio, CJ Entertainment, is the film division of CJ Entertainment and Media (CJ E&M) which produces award winning content across an array of genres for theatrical and non-theatrical distribution, television broadcasts, digital download, and interactive gaming portals. To grow its presence in the film industry, CJ Entertainment has aggressively invested, developed, and distributed motion pictures both domestically and abroad. To date, CJ Entertainment has released over 505 titles and three of those titles, “The Admiral” (2014), “Ode To My Father (2014), and “Veteran” (2015), respectively, have gone on to become the top three, highest grossing films in Korean history. Moving into the future, CJ Entertainment seeks to create and popularize original, award winning Korean content across the globe. To that end it has created successful global productions including, 2013’s “A Wedding Invitation” in China, Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer,” starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, and 2014’s “Let Hoi Decide,” which became Vietnam’s highest grossing film of all time. Visit us online at: www.cj-entertainment.com.