I was surprised to hear the news, and
very very sad.
YAE does have good quality English sub-titles. I bought my first K-drama, Damo, from them plus other items. They also sell Region 2 and Region 3 DVDs plus minis. But they are expensive. I was somewhat frustrated because sometimes, the dramas or movies were only available on Region 2 or Region 3 DVDs. But their prices for TV dramas range from $70-$199. They have Seodongyo in 3 volumes for about $99 each. Dae Jang Geum's set was $249. I thought they had Jumong already (volume I with only 20 episodes) but when I checked again, I could not find it.
In Hawaii, K-dramas are very very popular. During my visit over the Christmas holidays, I found the major discount stores selling K-dramas like Glass Slipper, volume I, Stairway to Heaven, etc. Costco Hawaii, Wal-Mart Hawaii and Don Quioxte (formerly known as Daiei) were selling these for "volumes" for about $69. Sales tax in Hawaii is 4-5% on all products. KBS has an office there and they do sell their dramas like Winter Sonata. They sometimes have sales and it is cheaper that $69. Was it $20-30? I am not really sure since I had gotten it as a gift.
Another alternative for me has been e-bay. I got Emperor of the Sea (Haesin) that way for $35 and My Lovely Sam-Soon. But these were probably made elsewhere. You have to be careful since not all sellers speak English. I had a problem with a Region 3 DVD when the ad said All Region. PayPal is able to help, but only sometimes. The translations aren't always perfect, but it was less expensive.. Check out your neighborhood Chinatown stores. I did get Seodongyo there, but the English subtitles were truly horrible. Still, I was able to follow along, and so...
Jumong has already been erased from this site
but a few of fortunate few
who had already gotten ep 28-29 are still ul to the 40 or so who were in the midst of dl when all this happened. Jumong is selling overseas for the Chinese market, with DVDs for episodes 1-36, but without English subtitles. Sigh! It was fun while it lasted...
Anyways, thank you
fansubbers for all your hard work! It was very much appreciated
by all of us.