46

Tamra DVD will contain 21 episodes

Good news for Tamra the Island fans: Not only is the mania trendy-sageuk series getting a director’s cut DVD set, it’s been announced that the DVD set will have an extra episode.

The drama had been planned for 20 episodes (and filmed months in advance) before MBC cut it down to 16 episodes due to low ratings despite fan fervor and general praise. That sparked massive fan outcry and an extended campaign first to save the series, then to release a full DVD set with the unaired episodes. The former failed, but the latter was successful. As a result, beginning with Episode 11, the production had to quickly edit down the remaining ten episodes into six, leaving a lot of material on the cutting room floor.

The DVD is good news for fans who felt that emotions changed too quickly in the broadcast version, since a lot of development was omitted for time. In particular, the box set promises to show Park Kyu’s (Im Joo-hwan) management of the port opening and its problems with “much more detailed development.”

In total, it will contain an extra episode’s worth of material from its original plan. Group Eight CEO Song Byung-joon explained on November 10, “After editing the complete series, the DVD came to 21 parts. … The video editing is complete, and now the sound editing is being worked on.” Note that this does not mean there is additional material after the series’ end; it means that when the material was re-edited into its originally planned components, they came to an extra hour’s worth.

The DVD set will release in early December. The full series will also be re-broadcast next year on cable television, beginning in March.

Via Herald Biz

RELATED POSTS

Tags:

46

Required fields are marked *

JB, this post has made my entire day! Thank you so much. If it wasn't for your amazing blog, I would have never encountered Tamra through your early recaps and the great word-of-mouth from the Islanders.

This is a wonderful drama, so full of heart and amazing performances from its young and up-and-coming cast. I have my wad of cash ready to plunk down and buy this baby! 21 episodes, it's more than I expected, this made me even happier than watching YB episode 11 today. ;-)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is the BEST news! My credit card is primed and ready...Merry Christmas to me! :-D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is wonderful news! I loved Tamra although I never finished it after it got cut, I did not want to 'destroy' the original story. Soon I will finally be able to watch it!
This really made my day. :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yay! This is such great news for fans like me who cut themselves off after episode ten rather that watch the over-condensed episodes. This is what we've been waiting for!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hmm...they displeased the fans by cutting the series short and now they're going to make them pay to watch it? I guess that's good marketing strategy.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

That's great news! I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I see I'm not far behind my sisters in saying - HURRAH!!! This made my day! :D

What a pleasant surprise that it's going to have 21 episodes rather than 20.
That's very unusual, indeed, but I'm not complaining at all....I'm thrilled! Deeper exploration of the character and plot development...and more PARK KYU -> YES, PLEASE! Teehee, I feel like a kid who's just walked into a candy store the size of Costco. :P

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@5,
The production company had no power over the broadcast station's decision to cut the series. The prodco is the one who was ultimately shafted, because it was their time and money poured into the drama, and they got cut short. They're doing the fans a favor by putting out the full series on DVD, as fans had requested, without the cuts mandated by the broadcast station.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I see that the charter members and the President of Team Park Kyu had a GOOD morning today...he he. I can sooo see @langdon813 smiling away . Wow, what a Merry Christmas for you this year ;)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

hello to my fellow Islanders~!!! *waves* Thanks JB for the news - can't wait to buy this.. Merry Christmas indeedy!!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

YAY ! I'm so excited for this ! I'm definitely going to buy this when it comes out...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hurrah! This makes me very happy indeed. I hope the YA Entertainment version will have the same 21 episodes ^^

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oooooh, everyone from Team Park Kyu is here (well, except for my simplesim-moni, any anyone else I missed?) - it's either like our TPK radars went off all at once (I wish), or else we live at DB (guilty as charged).

We need to do a marathon of the 21-ep DVD set as a team, no?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I have never bought a Korean Drama DVD, so please do not blame me for my question, please:)

Do those DVD's have english subs ?
Or will Tamna have english subs ?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@Madita

That depends from where you get the dvds. Several official boxsets, particularly those released for the US market, DO have English subs and the quality is pretty good. Just be careful cos there are some dodgy websites that might sell pirated dvds with awful subs.

I suggest you check http://www.yesasia.com http://www.dvdasian.com or, say, Amazon.com for legit dvds (if you buy at yesasia, they usually have several boxsets of the same drama, released for different markets. Carefully read the info about each set for many versions might not have Eng subs. It's all written there though). You can find MBC's official dvds for the US market at http://www.mbcdvd.com. Oh and http://hanbooks.com/ sells dvds as well, but I've only bought books from them

Another thing you might want to check carefully. The dvds region.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hurrah! I stopped at episode 7 and made a decision to watch the series in its entirety when the DVD came out. This makes me very happy. Now I can finally finish the series the way it was meant to be watched. Plus, I know what i want for Christmas as well :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Wow, did not realize how tall he is until now. She's like half his size. OMO

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@14,

I read some of the articles on the DVD production, I searched through some of the likely online stores looking for whether the Director's Cut will have english subs, but I wasn't able to find whether it will or not.

However, there are a few things to note:

1. It is very likely that English subs will be included.

2. It is very unlikely that you will be able to find the Director's Cut DVD set with a north american region code (Region 1). So, if you do go out and get this, make sure you have a DVD that is region-free or at least plays Region 3 (for Korea) DVDs.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

yay!! i hope the 21-episode dvd will have eng subs!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is very good news!! I only watched the first few episodes of Tamra and meant to continue when there were more subs available, then the whole slaughter happened and I decided to wait for the DVDs. Sounds like they had a lot of good material since it amounted to more than the original 20 episodes! Can't wait!

I have to say 2009 has been a much better year for kdrama than 2008. There are a few real gems from this year; Return of Iljimae, Story of a Man, You're Beautiful and City Hall (which I am watching right now). I am also enjoying Iris (but have to admit it's entirely because of LBH ^_^).

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The 21 episode dvd this article talks about is the director's cut version (R-3, no English subtitle) for people who've prepaid for the DVD. I'm not sure if the same director's cut dvd will go out in the market for purchase at the same time this dvd comes out, but I'm sure it will be available in the market eventually.

As for the US version DVD with English subtitle, someone from Soompi thread emailed YA Entertainment and received an email back from them stating that they have contracted with Group Eight to produce Tamra dvd and they were discussing the details at the time. According to the email, the US version DVD will be released sometime in March and it didn't state how many episodes the dvd would have. I suggest contacting them for further details.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Even if i have to watch without subs! I am happy!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is good news...

I watched this drama without much expectation and was surprised in a good way. GREAT acting and superb cinematography.

Hope I'd be able to watch the complete 21 episodes.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This is great news! Yeah! Hopefully the DVD gets imported to my country. :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I hope the R-3 has Eng subs. I fear that when it trickles down to YA the quality will not be the same.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@ockoala

I'm here, my sweet ockoala. Team Park Kyu Group Hug!!! What marvelous news!!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!! Thank you JB for this awesome news!!!!
Can't wait for 21 eps! Is it December yet?

Hoping the official release has english subs too...the BOF set I bought off a korean website came with pretty decent English subs... but any subs are fine...but if i have to buy a set with no subs first... I'll do it wilingly!!! ^0^

Ha ha... are applications to Team Park Kyu open by any chance?:)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@ 28 hana

"Ha ha… are applications to Team Park Kyu open by any chance?:)"

Team Park Kyu is open enrollment, baby! I just joined last week, better late than never, I say.

No rules: but the dream come true of Team Park Kyu members would be if we can do a Team Park Kyu Group Hug!!! (hi simplesim-moni), with Im Joo-hwan sandwiched between us members.

Oh, and I'm remiss if I don't send kudos to Seo Woo for her fantastic portrayal of Beo-jin. It's not her fault that Beo-jin is.....well, Beo-jin. But she conveyed that all Beo-jin-ness completely, she owned it.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh no!!! No english subs for December launch?? Although the anticipation is killing me, but without subs i cannot fully appreciate this awesome drama, i NEED to understand every single conversation they have. I guess i have to constraint myself a little longer to buy it, waiting for the english subs. Oh the torture!!!! :( T_T I hope some kind soul in viikii would help me with this. They said they want to sub the uncut version too if the videos are available. I just hope the subbers not too busy with other project when it comes.... :(

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I will set sail soon to Tamra.... While waiting for the new YB episode, I got some JGS fix by watching the movie Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do. The movie is so so but, you know what, Im Joo-hwan almost stole the show in his supporting role!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

JB, thank you, thank you, thank you for the WONDERFUL news! Woke up this morning to see such great news. :-) Sorry, forgot to thank you in my mad haste to post as I was rushing off to work.

Hi ockoala, sending you my virtual Hug (for the other side of the world)! Yes, let’s do a team marathon of the 21-ep DVD. I live at DB (guilty as charged) too. Catch up with you soon at our OT home.

@eclipse , Oh no!!! No english subs for December launch?? There goes the marathon viewing as me too need to understand every single word they say to enjoy. I tried to rewatch by trying to remember from viikii but it's so frustrating.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

High five! 21 precious DVD. And more Park Kyu. I'll be right here waiting for you.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Most awesome news!!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@ epyc

Woo hoo, so excited you're gonna journey to Tamra (its akin to our stay in Inju, but satisfying on a completely different level).

Team Park Kyu: I know we probably would all love 5 deleted episodes worth of material which includes only PK moments (well, I know I do), but realizing that its probably not going to happen. So, I hope for the following instead:

1. More moments of PK's mom, dad and little sis - I adore the family unit.
2. More moments of Geut-boon, PK's rival in diving and love (tee hee, in her mind only, of course).
3 I want the final 2 episodes, at least, to be all set in Tamra.
4. Lastly, I want a freakin proposal and wedding!!!

I think I'm being too greedy.....

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oops, I mean Beo-jin (BJ's) mom, dad and little sister. If I see anymore of PK's mom, if better only involve another smack down from BJ or her mom. I type PK so often, it just happened by accidently, my bad.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@ockoala

Bwahahaha....i`m surprise at first when you mention PK`s mom. Wow she has a fans after all! :) lol

Yeah i`m with you, especially the last one, proposal and A wedding!!! I wonder do PK&BJ still live together with BJ family, either in BJ little house or they all moved to a new house for the new Governor after that?? It would be so funny if they all still living under the same roof!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

wow! 21 episode for director-cut dvd. i wonder all director-cut dvd does have extended episode?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks JB for the news. I will buy the DVD's if YA is selling them. I will not buy them from MBC. I will not give them my money for what they did to this drama. I hope everyone will do the same.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@ 39 WINNIE
I think the money from the sales of the DVD not went to MBC pocket. But it goes to the production house who made this wonderful drama. The only money MBC had is only came from the ads when it`s on air. That`s why rating is such a big deal for them. So i hope the selling is really good so that MBC can regret the decision they made...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I just love this drama. Its fantastic. I dont know why they cut it down to 16.Its the best dtama I watched sinc the Gong!. Scenery is great and acting skills apart for William are very good. please let us know when we can watch the 21 part series.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

yes, this is a very great dram....can't be compared to other kdrama.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

a very great drama............

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ooopppssss....i think that MBC has really pissed off from the complaints posted by the fans of tamra the island.....check out the episodes of Tamna @ youtube...DRAma fever in behalf of MBC,forbid all the videos.......disgusting!!!!!!!!!
it's just 2 days ago when i last watched them,and now they are all gone...

I'll just hope that the DVD will be out immediately,so that the fans like us won't disappoint about the stupid decision of MBC..

is there anyone from the Philippines here?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

to my fellow filipinos out there!!!!!!!!! please let's promote to ABS or GMA to air this drama....for sure this Drama will be loved by filipinos....

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hi, I looked everywhere for the 21 episode dvd set, but can't find them anywhere, even the popular asian sites . I even checked YesAsia, the official MBC site, and even Amazon. NADA! Where is it??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to order it now~! ;o; Please anyone who has ordered it already (with ENG/subs), please direct me to where I can get it right now. Thank you. =) ANd i hope it has English subbies. hee! =)

In case this info is helpoful, am from the U.S.

I need an actual site that carries it for sure. Not guesses, not what IF's.

Hope you all can help. THANK YOU! ^o^/

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Currently Airing

Prime-Time Shows This Week
Monday-Tuesday (May 25-26) Wednesday-Thursday (May 27-28) Weekend (May 29-31)