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‘Illang’ available on VOD three weeks after release

  • Published : Aug 15, 2018 - 15:45
  • Updated : Aug 15, 2018 - 15:45

Major blockbuster film “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” is now available on video-on-demand platforms only three weeks after its box office release.

The film cost a whopping 16 billion won ($14 million) in production, but its ticket sales did not meet up to expectations. According to the Korean Film Council, “Illang” has sold about 890,000 tickets since its release on July 25, far from reaching its breakeven point of 6 million tickets.

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The cast of “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” (Yonhap)
“Illang” can now be viewed on Internet Protocol TV and cable TV channels.

Directed by veteran filmmaker Kim Jee-woon, “Illang” was initially highly anticipated for its unique setting, extravagant visuals and top-class cast including Kang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo and Jung Woo-sung.

However, moviegoers have pointed out the film’s weak storyline, resulting in negative reviews.

By Park Jin-won (jpark13@heraldcorp.com)