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Ruler of Your Own World R(All) YA Entertainment

Posted: Mar 23rd, '07, 22:02
by sabriyahm
RULER OF YOUR OWN WORLD A.K.A. AS YOU WISH FROM YA ENTERTAINMENT
Wiki:http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ruler_of_Your_Own_World
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Region Code: ALL
Picture Format: NTSC
Cast: Yang Dong Geun, Lee Na Young
Release Date: March 24, 2005
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Publisher: YA Entertainment
Number of Episodes: 20
Number of Discs: 7
UPC#: 880604000107

This is a 7 DVD box set with 3 episodes per disc. The last disc is just 2 episodes w/Extras. It comes with English subtitles only and Korean audio only. These are Region 1 discs

Subtitles = They are complete, grammatically correct with no noticable errors or ommissions. Letters that people are reading are often translated but signs are not. (I don't speak Korean so accuracy I can not judge)

Music Subtitles = In an incomprehensible decision insert songs are frequently subtitled but Opening and Closing Songs are not. Also insert songs are only subtitled when no one is speaking. If there is a conversation and music is playing in the background; the subtiles for the song will appear in any pauses in the conversation (Not on the top of the screen). It can be very ackward but if no one is speaking they flow rather well.

Video Display = The picture is 4:3. I think this was how it was originally displayed on TV.

Video Quality = The picture quality was excellent.

Audio = Audio quality was excellent and consistant.

Extras = Includes a reference guide with cultural notes about the names, traditions and places in ROYOW. (Stuff like did you know it's traditional to eat white tofu when you get out of jail in Korea) It was interesting to read. The last disc has the first episode of DAMO. There are no specials related to ROYOW on any of the discs.


Overall this is a good quality release. I was annoyed at the music subtitling sometimes because it can be distracting. However my main concern is always picture and subtitle quality and in that I had no complaints (Though I didn't like the show). I give this version a B+

Posted: Apr 4th, '07, 18:07
by Annessa
Thanks for the review! I always enjoy reading others' opinions on these drama releases. :D

i have this set too... i am a huge fan of Lee Na Young, but she hasn't been in a tv drama since Ireland, and has since moved onto film... I started collecting as much of her work as possible. Yang Dong Geun is a very talented actor as well... seems underrated especially amongst overseas fans, because he's not your typical pretty boy. at the time (this was from 2002, i believe), i thought it was a relatively good drama. but if you've seen so many melodramas with the terminal illness plot before watching this, yeah, i don't think it would be very enjoyable.

I didn't watch the entire dvd set, only because I had already seen the drama before I purchased it. I don't know why I buy these, I guess for the sake of collecting. this is an older release, one of the earlier ones from YA. i can't exactly comment on the subtitle quality, but from the first couple discs, it is accurate with little to no errors in spelling and grammar... translation is very good, from the little Korean I do understand.

Posted: Apr 18th, '07, 13:46
by sabriyahm
Annessa wrote:Thanks for the review! I always enjoy reading others' opinions on these drama releases. :D

i have this set too... i am a huge fan of Lee Na Young, but she hasn't been in a tv drama since Ireland, and has since moved onto film... I started collecting as much of her work as possible. Yang Dong Geun is a very talented actor as well... seems underrated especially amongst overseas fans, because he's not your typical pretty boy. at the time (this was from 2002, i believe), i thought it was a relatively good drama. but if you've seen so many melodramas with the terminal illness plot before watching this, yeah, i don't think it would be very enjoyable.

I didn't watch the entire dvd set, only because I had already seen the drama before I purchased it. I don't know why I buy these, I guess for the sake of collecting. this is an older release, one of the earlier ones from YA. i can't exactly comment on the subtitle quality, but from the first couple discs, it is accurate with little to no errors in spelling and grammar... translation is very good, from the little Korean I do understand.
It wasn't enjoyable to me. I did not mention in my review since it's only of the set but I hated this show. I couldn't even finish it. Though I did make it to episode 15. It's one of the worst Kdrama I have ever scene. But they made a good set of it :thumleft:

Posted: Apr 18th, '07, 14:05
by kobe23
You actually did mention in your review that you didn't like the show, but why did you buy it if it's one of the worst k-dramas you've ever seen?

Posted: Apr 18th, '07, 20:20
by sabriyahm
kobe23 wrote:You actually did mention in your review that you didn't like the show, but why did you buy it if it's one of the worst k-dramas you've ever seen?
I'd never seen it. I bought it to watch it. People seem to love it, go figure and I thought it was a safe buy. Once it was licensed and removed I felt morally obligated to purchase it if I wanted to see it. I know I could still get it from Clubbox, which I do use but I don't download anything I can buy. Or I should say anything I could buy that will have watchable subtitles. Not commenting on what others do, just my own personal rule.