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Order You’re Beautiful director’s cut DVD
by | December 14, 2009 | 143 Comments

You’re Beautiful is putting out a director’s cut DVD, and it’s available for overseas fans to purchase (preorder). The set will have English subtitles and is available as a limited version.

The production company has gone out of its way to make this available to overseas fans, but apparently order numbers are surprisingly low — I suspect it’s because information is hard to come by. (Also, the shopping site admittedly looks a little sketch, but I just ordered and it seems legit.)

The DVD set will be released around February. The episodes will include previously deleted scenes; set also includes interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes looks. For full information, check out http://minamdvd.wordpress.com/preorder-information/.

For US residents:

Price: USD $120. It is only available for order from Innolife. Preorder here. Credit card required.

  1. Click the shopping cart.
  2. Select “next” under the non-members button.
  3. Fill out your name, address, and contact info. (Check the box under “receiver” if billing and shipping address are the same.) Click “next.”
  4. Enter credit card information. Click next for confirmation page.

After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email from “paygate.” You should also receive a confirmation email from Innolife. When the DVD becomes available (as this is a preorder), you may have to pay additional postage. The DVD weight/size is not determined yet, so the postage fee is not fixed.

For residents in Korea or Japan, there is a different process. Please check the MinamDVD site for info.

Via minamdvd.wordpress.com


143 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. liion

    I’ve read it will contain 20 eps! sigh, if only i had the money..

  2. belleza

    “I’ve read it will contain 20 eps! sigh, if only i had the money..”

    Still 16 episodes, just longer. Apparently Shin Woo has a storyline that didn’t involve standing around to witness GMN/HTK love??? 😉

  3. nea:notoriousnoona

    Thanks for the info. I was very skeptical but with this new info and your encouragement I went ahead and purchased!

    Thanks 😉 I feel more at ease.

  4. ladychick

    Hi Javabeans,

    I heard about this DVD from soompi but the Innolife website looks rather dodgy plus I cant read chinese/korean/japanese.

    A couple of questions if you could help answer:

    I live in Australia, so which website should I use to order the DVD?

    Also, if the preorder number is so low and they decide they wont produce the dvd anymore, would we get the refund?

    I really like You’re Beautiful but U$120 + unknown postage from a dodgy website is quite a high risk investment for me!


  5. Samsooki

    Innolife is a legit site.

    However, JB, if you could put in large block text that the Region Code has not yet been confirmed with respect to the UNITED STATES (at least, not on the innolife website)?

    (i.e.,you pay $100+ for this wonderful boxset, and then you find out that you can only watch it on your computer…. because your DVD player is restricted to Region 1….)

    FYI: US/Canada is Region 1. Australia/NZ is part of Region 4, and the YB boxset is, as far as has been confirmed, multi-region to include Region 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  6. Ana

    I’m SO tempted to buy this:-)

  7. Elena

    oh, I cannot afford 120.00 for this, so sad.

    I bought a DVD with sub once and the subs were for a different movie… i tried to get my money back and was told that I opened the product, therefore was not entitled to a refund. Duh ! then how did I know that the subs were for another movie? and I wanted another movie with the correct subs, not a refund… but didn’t get either.

    Now, there is no way I will pay 120.00 – for me is a crap shoot!

  8. codenameblue

    I’m in region 2 and don’t have multi-region dvd player. That’s the reason I’m hesitant to purchase one. And another thing, our credit card is deducted right away when we preorder, not when the goods are ready to be shipped. I’m so tempted to buy one ‘tough.

  9. Two Cents

    With my utmost faith in Javabean’s recommendations, I went ahead and ordered the DVD set. I must say, the site really is rather **SKETCH**. I got the printed receipt in my email and I thought the below was rather hilarious, if not somewhat fitting for this site:

    Sales Slip
    Peculiar Business Number :


  10. 10 Samsooki

    @7 Elena –

    Sorry you went through that!

    Buying DVD from overseas is, at a minimum, something that requires some amount of protection by the buyer:

    1. Do your research. Find out what the authentic boxset looks like. Find out which websites are legit, and which ones sell bootlegs.

    If the boxset you are trying to purchase doesn’t look like the authentic boxset, then chances are, what you are buying is bootleg. Bootleg means that you could be buying crap. It could be a blank set of DVDs. You could be buying stuff that has viruses that will plague your computer if you load it on your hard disk. You could be buying something that has terrible subtitles, with all sorts of grammatical and spelling errors, nonsensical words. And, you could be buying bootlegs where they stole subtitles from volunteer fan-subbers.

    2. If you buy a DVD overseas, through the internet, if you can, use Paypal. But not every place accepts Paypal, and, Paypal itself can be hacked.

    3. At some point, however, you will come down to a buying decision. And when you get there, whether you use a direct credit card method or a credit card linked through Paypal (never never never never never ever link your checking account through Paypal, ever), use a credit card that you specifically have obtained for this purpose.

    Apply for a credit card. Make the limit on the credit card no more than $150. Don’t use it for anything else other than buying stuff online / overseas. Don’t link it to anything else. Then, use that card for Paypal and/or to make purchases.


    With these pre-cautionary steps, you can be pretty secure in knowing that you have limited your potential liability and you can shop more safely. And, if you ever want to cancel that credit card in the future, you won’t affect your credit because your limit was so small, it couldn’t possibly negative affect your credit one way or another.

  11. 11 Leiloo

    Hi Dramabeans
    thanks for finally posting this info, i cant wait to get my DVD
    it may be pricey but its soooo gonna be worth it

  12. 12 kaedejun

    woo hoo! thanks for posting up this info. it’s been circulating for a long time at soompi – i myself waited around trying to see if it was for real and not a hoax – until i REALLY couldn’t take it anymore and just bought it!

    it’s risky to buy it without confirmed information (which really came out more recently) but i’m glad it does exist!

    and thanks to your site, i think word will spread faster!!

    ** one minor thing – i converted the korean won amount on my own, and it’s a lot less than 120 USD. but they’re charging overseas buyers the flat rate of 120, plus additional shipping costs. I think it’s kinda unfair that they’re doing that – but maybe they’re keeping inflation/production costs in mind!? either way – i wish it weren’t 120!!

  13. 13 Sere

    If the price wasn’t 120USD, then I’d probably buy it. I really, really liked YaB, but 120USD + international shipping fees? It’s just too much, imho. This is like City Hall DVDs all over again. 🙁

  14. 14 Alison

    $120??? oooo i can’t afford that as much as i would like to.

  15. 15 otk

    Why is SBS always putting a higher price on there boxsets comparing it to MBC’s or YA’s ?Like… Cain & Abel and Brilliant Legacy were both extremely pricy for the amount of episodes they contained. Also Family’s Honour has 54 eps and is 200$ (WITH NOT BTS or Extras) while MBC’s East Of Eden (with extras) was only $120!
    And EoE was much more popular …

    But in this case….aren’t young adults the one who are mostlikely targetted to buy the dvd of YRB (In Korea) -why so pricy? In any case I’ll buy it.

  16. 16 Geneva

    I would so so so buy it if I had ANY MONEY AT ALL. Wahhhhh. 🙁 🙁 I would also buy the Pig-Rabbit. Oh, to be rich and frivolous. *cries* When I finally do have the money, chances are it won’t be available anymore. Sigh. Thanks for letting us know anyway..

  17. 17 Thorpey

    Yes, Javabeans could you indicate if this is a region free DVD . Since English subtitles are already confirmed available. The only thing stopping me is the Region code.

  18. 18 sue

    ahhhhhhhhh i don’t know if i liked this drama enough to watch it all over again (i really did not like the ending) though i suppose i’d like it better if i saw the full picture :3 from $120…………….x__X

  19. 19 rubyred19

    Isn’t this different from the recently announced 20 episodes D-Cut DVD? At least I thought so because those were mentioned in news articles to be released in January, while this one is to be released in February.

  20. 20 Icarusfalls

    Can’t afford it!! I’m a college student.. which equals to perpetual poverty!!

  21. 21 butterball

    I live in Australia and have ordered. I guess pre-ordering like this is still new to a lot of people? (I have done so before, depositing $$ with a personal shopper to get the pre-released limited makeup stuff from the US).

    Cannot wait to get this box set!

  22. 22 Elisabeth

    The site really doesn’t look very legal and 120$ or 82 € is quite alot of money for something like this in my opinion, but I ordered it anyway.
    I’m from Belgium in Europe, kind of the middle of nowhere, hopefully they’ll find the adress.
    The series was so good and I am really looking forward for the extras etc. Does anyone know if the extras have english subs too? I’ve only heard it’s certain for the episodes.

  23. 23 anjell

    I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    but right now…i’m still weighing the pros and cons…. it’s quite pricy but I can’t get enough of YAB…T.T

  24. 24 Song Yuri

    Awww, sooo expensive! D:

  25. 25 Rachel

    $120?! Are you kidding me? There’s no way I’m spending that much for a set of DVDs. Crap, I might as well buy that fancy iPod I’ve been eyeing. It’s cheaper!

  26. 26 lidge_fan


    Are you certain that it’s unsafe to link a checking account to Paypal? I remember reading (maybe Yahoo news?) that Paypal uses the same encryption method that the US military uses, meaning that it should be very, very safe. I’m not saying it’s 100% foolproof, but I don’t think hacking into Paypal is an easy thing.

    Well, it’s not like I can afford this DVD set anyway! (SIGH!!!) 🙁
    I really, really, REALLY want the pig-rabbit though!

  27. 27 bern;

    dahh. so tempted to buy… but $120… I mean, i already knew drama dvd boxsets were expensive. and i have the money, but i dont have a job… so it’s just slowly depleting the money left in my bank..

  28. 28 sunandmoon

    I don’t think the price is that bad. All TV series on DVD tend to be expensive. For example, one season of Rome (an American TV series) is $60 for 10 episodes. Since YB has 20 episodes, $120 seems reasonable.

    However, what *is* stopping me from ordering the YB DVD is the uncertainty of whether I’ll be able to play it on my Region 1 DVD player. Is there any new information about this? The last I heard, only Regions 3, 4, 5, and 6 have been confirmed.

    Gosh, I really hate region codes. 🙁

  29. 29 butterball

    Via soompi:

    The Hong sisters are moving on from You’re Beautiful

    Although there are a lot of requests for YAB season 2, the Hog sisters said “It is hard to have season 2 in place since you need the old cast, director, a production company and a broadcaster to commit. These things are not easily organised”.

    According to the Hong sisters “We are escaping from You’re Beautiful world to another world like Shin Hye. If we dwell into the YAB vibe for too long, it is hard to concentrate on our work. It is not that we are trying hard to forget, but we are preparing ourselves to create a more exciting world”.

    The Hong sisters also mentioned about their next project. It took them 1.5 years from Hong Gil Dong to YAB. At the moment, they are working on the script titled “My girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox”. They have finished the outline of the script and characters’ relationship. The drama is scheduled to premiere in summer 2010.

  30. 30 Linh

    120 bucks plus postage? this is somewhat TOOO crazy!

  31. 31 samsooki

    @lidge_fan –

    Are you certain that it’s unsafe to link a checking account to Paypal? I remember reading (maybe Yahoo news?) that Paypal uses the same encryption method that the US military uses, meaning that it should be very, very safe. I’m not saying it’s 100% foolproof, but I don’t think hacking into Paypal is an easy thing.

    Well, put it this way. Last month, I got an email resolving my claim against a fraudulent purchase done through my paypal account. My paypal account was hacked, and while I got my money back ($150), it took a couple of emails, several phone calls, cancelling the card associated with my paypal account, suspending my paypal account until further notice, etc.

    Now, imagine if it was your checking account that was linked, rather than a credit card.

    Now, imagine what would happen if some criminal drained your checking account without you knowing for a few days, and then it took a couple of weeks for you to get your money back. What happens to all of your auto-pays? Your direct debits? Do you know how much of a headache it would be, if your checking account had to be frozen and you had a half-dozen or more auto-pay direct debits associated with it?

  32. 32 Anonymous

    Hmm – I guess I can see why the pre-orders would be fairly low. The unset shipping cost is a first flag for me. Shipping internationally isn’t cheap and if it’s not set – it sounds like it definitely would be higher than expected. The fact that it charges your CC before it actually ships is an issue with me. I think most US retailers will not actually charge you until the item ships, but they do ding your credit with $1 temporarily – just to check if it’s legit and working. I think that largest issue for me is price. It’s not that I don’t have $120 to spend, but when I think of everything else – then I realize, there are a lot of other things I’ve been wanting to get and held back. I would consider $40 for a 16 episode series, but definitely not $120+ international shipping. Then again, when I have stepped away from the hype – I realized that I don’t really love it as much as I thought and certainly not more than other series in which I haven’t shelled out a lot of money to get.

    I’m thinking – with all those fans out there who gave a lot of gifts to support the series/cast – couldn’t they take that money and spent it on the DVDs to also show their support?

    @ #25 Rachel – I was thinking the same thing — I have been eyeing the ipod touch or any ipod since mine was stolen last year, and I haven’t replaced it. I’m using a ghetto $10 mp3 player. To think that a YB DVD would cost me just as much as a nice ipod is crazy.

  33. 33 Rika

    Director’s cut would be so kool, but I’m happy with my $22 YB dvd…. I love it and very happy with the subs…

  34. 34 Geneva

    “Director’s cut would be so kool, but I’m happy with my $22 YB dvd…. I love it and very happy with the subs…”

    Where on earth did you get that? O.o

  35. 35 otk

    My research regarding SBS’s dvds and region codes.

    EnE Media (DVDs: Brilliant Legacy and Iljimae) releases DVDs to Region 3 ONLY/

    -while Beauty Touch USA and SBS Production (DVDs: Family’s Honor, Cain and Abel, Ja Myung Go) releases to 1 and sometimes 3,4,5.

    All You need to do is find out which studio is release YAB on dvd 🙂 Then your answer is mostlikely there. You can also buy the cheapest dvd which is mostly region free! These ones always work even if they don’t supoort Hi-Res.

    *Please note that the SBS Production (since only Ja myung Go has it on Hanbooks) label might vary. If it is SBS Production Studio -you’ll need to wait for more info.

    @ Geneva…This person might be referring to the bootlegged copy of YAB from Taiwan with the QQ label. These dvds have such crappy subs..errrrr eitther that or this person bought another type of fake on ebay.

  36. 36 raahmose

    OK now that I know you are endorsing it, i’ll go ahead and order my copy.
    I feel better knowing that you feel it is legit.
    I heard the DVD will contain extra 110 minutes which were cut out from the drama.
    That would extend the drama to 18 episodes.

  37. 37 Anonymous

    Can anyone who order confirmed that your CC will be charged automatically when you preorder at Innolife? As from my previous experience with sites like Amazon, they don’t charge until the item is shipped. I have never bought from Innolife before….

  38. 38 pink-spoon

    Hi DB,
    Thank you very much for running this story. One of the reasons for a slow international response for DVD sales is due to poor advertising.
    I appreciate you running the story and letting fans know about this opportunity. There are a lot of viewers who visit your website and trust your news.
    Your endorsement will definitely help with the DVD sales.
    A big thank you from your fans and also fans of YAB for supporting the drama.
    Wish you continued success.

  39. 39 bliss

    Thanks javabeans! I was going to email you about this since I wasn’t sure if Innolife was legit or not. But when I saw this post, I went ahead and got it. I just hope the DVD will play on Region 1 or else I’m screwed. But I’m pretty positive that this is worth it :p

  40. 40 Lumi

    Earlier this month, YA Entertainment announced that it’s in negotitions to secure the rightsts for You”re Beautiful and should be released sometime in 2010.

  41. 41 Lisa

    There is no way I’d pay $120 for crap subtitles. I have never, ever ordered a box set and gotten good quality subtitles. I’ve ordered 4 and I’ll never order another one again. Downloads from aja-aja and subs from withs2 for me!

    With that said, I pray someone uploads the deleted scenes!!

  42. 42 nixxochick

    wow i REALLY want this but for $120 i think i might just have to pass 🙁

  43. 43 sukispop

    JB, thanks very much for posting this. Getting your endorsement of the Innolife website means a LOT for many of us. Thank you.

    While I do think that your article will certainly help to boost sales for this dvd set, I’m not sure I’d bet that sales will exceed(or even meet) the production company’s expectations. As others have already mentioned, there are considerable stumbling blocks for would-be buyers:

    1) PRICE. $120, plus the yet-to-be-determined international shipping charge, is still a LOT of money for many of us, especially in this economy. Those of us who have purchased drama dvd sets, before, are accustomed to paying fairly high prices for these sets…BUT…$120+ is still a very high price for 16 episode dvd set, even with the director’s cut bonus material. I would imagine that the standard dvd set will probably come in at around the $65-$75 range. That’s a big difference, and I think this will prove to be the biggest stumbling block, or flat out deal breaker, for many.

    2) Website. Even with your verification as to the legitimacy and reliability of the Innolife website, many would-be buyers will still balk at submitting their credit card information to a site that, honestly, still looks very…uhm…questionable. All of the consumer protection conditioning over the years have made us very leery.

    3) Player Region Code. That the production company has yet to verify what region code player this dvd set will be compatible with is a big deal. If it’s region code 1, then pretty much everyone in the US and Canada will be able to breathe freely. But, if it turns out to be region free, then many of us will be forced to view the dvd set on our computers, instead of our home theater dvd player. That makes a big difference in the level of enjoyment that we’ll be able to get out of the dvd set.

    I had a lot of reservations about taking the plunge and placing an order for this $120+ limited production director’s cut dvd set of You’re Beautiful…but, I did take both a leap of faith and the plunge, and plunked my credit card down.
    Thank you, JB, for making me feel a LOT more confident about my preorder purchase.

  44. 44 D

    You’re Beautiful reopen my kdrama addiction…I need to support it! Especially since this DVD is going to come with so much goodies! I don’t mind the $120, but if I didn’t like this drama so much, $120 would be a bit ridiculous. But sometimes you need to spoil yourself. 😀

  45. 45 Jane

    I loved this show, but I’ll never understand why a 16 episode show costs $120. I know there must be some additional cost for licensing abroad and getting it subbed, but that is ridiculous.

    Not just this show, but almost any decent drama boxed set, by setting such a high prices it’s almost like they are trying to encourage fans to buy pirated versions (or just download it). Especially because my experience in the past with boxed sets I have purchased is that the subs are low quality compared with those available by fan-subbers. By low quality I mean that they contain many grammatical errors and sometimes pure nonsense sentences. I’m talking quality boxed sets, not some cheap burned DVD with a bootleg cover.

    I’m not trying to discourage others but merely to relate the reasons why I, a huge drama fan and sufficiently financially solvent to purchase said DVDs, will not be purchasing them. I’m not trying to whine, I am trying to communicate my concerns as a drama consumer.

  46. 46 Show2007

    Thanks JB for providing this information. I agreed with most people mentioned above. $120 is not too bad (as long as the quality is good and I CAN PLAY it on my DVD not just on PC). I went to the website and I really don’t have much confidence plus the shipping charges is a bit ridiculous. I think I am going to wait and see and rather buy it through a more safe site such as yesasia.

  47. 47 BellaMafia

    WANTED :
    A very nice person who can buy me this DVD!
    Reply or email me, either one will do.. 🙂
    And I’ll be your forever slave

    Oh.. the last sentence is not true though..

  48. 48 jackie

    argh. i hope someone uploads everything in the DVD online. hehe.

  49. 49 Issa

    Aw man $120? I’m sorry but that’s just too much to pay for a DVD plus unknown shipping costs. I have experience ordering Kpop/Jpop stuff and dramas online, and shipping costs can be BRUTAL. I once tried to order a photobook that cost $55 and the shipping was $40. So yeah.

    Just a suggestion guys, if you really want this but you’re concerned about the price, wait for info about the shipping so there wouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises.

  50. 50 Nom_Kitteh

    @49: Thank you. I was waiting for someone to relate some recent personal experience with shipping costs from Korea, and your post really has made a difference…I think…wait, I don’t know…

    I am perfectly comfortable with paying $120 for the special Director’s cut DVD set. After all, apart from contributions to WITHS2, Viikii, Megaupload premium service, and…I think aja…, I pretty much got to watch the drama for free. (Now that I think about it, payments to fan services, etc., can add up and get steep 🙂 ) . However, not a single penny of mine went to the actual actors, writers, producers, crew, and now producers of the DVD set, so $120 is a reasonable contribution for all the joys it brought me (wait, I did buy the OST — I wonder if the actors got a cut of that since they sang the songs…). Damn — I have already spent a lot of money on this drama…But still…

    Also, I am okay with the site (innolife). It has a versign secured connection logo on it. I am assuming that it is a legitimate sign proving the credit card and personal info will be encrypted. So, again, clear on that.

    I have a region-free/all region DVD player (if you are a fan of Asian shows, a region-free DVD player is a must), so no problem there.

    But the lack of even the most basic range for shipping costs worries me. Why on earth can they not list a general base price or range of prices for shipping? It cannot be that difficult to calculate: North America, $X-$X2, Europe $Y-$Y2, etc., would alleviate some of the concerns there. Some of these companies in Asia kill you on shipping and handling.

    Now I realize that the people YAB are not evil so they probably will charge a reasonable rate of $10-$15, but what if they don’t?…

    On the other hand, maybe paying $40 on shipping is not unreasonable because they would be including photo books and other goodies…

    /rambling over


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