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Posters and trailer for Hot Blooded Youth
by | January 4, 2014 | 52 Comments

This turned out to be more of a comedy than I expected, not that I’m complaining of course. The trailer for Park Bo-young and Lee Jong-seok’s ’80s youth movie Hot Blooded Youth shows a light, quirky bent to the story of a gangster girl who laments that the ladies’ man on campus doesn’t see her as a woman, while he in turn runs from her, constantly terrified that she’ll beat him up because he doesn’t like her. Cute.

Lee Jong-seok plays the “legendary Casanova” who takes after his smooth-talking father (Kwon Hae-hyo, Goddess of Marriage) and can get any girl he wants, as we see at the start of the trailer. Park Bo-young is the loyal gangster who rules the school and gets greeted with bows at the waist like she’s a little mob boss in the making. She asks Lee Jong-seok why he doesn’t woo her, and he jumps back in fear, saying that she’s Kim Young-kwang’s girl, the bad boy gangster who loves her from afar.

The arrival of Seoul transfer student Lee Se-young shakes things up when she coolly rebuffs the hero for the first time in his life, making him crazy with determination to win her over. Meanwhile the fact that Park Bo-young likes him puts him on Kim Young-kwang’s bad side, and so she steps up to protect the pretty boy who can’t fight for himself. Ha, how else is the gangster girl going to win him over?

I’m especially looking forward to Park Bo-young’s badass transformation as a foul-mouthed, head-butting tough girl with swagger. The 1980s hair (so bad and yet so good), the thick country accents, the small-town high school angst and unrequited loves — it should make for a winning combination. Plus, I just love the reversal of the hero quaking in fear and flinching every time the heroine takes a step closer to him, like he’s afraid she’ll bruise his pretty face. What a hilarious departure from all the rebellious teenage gangsters Lee Jong-seok plays in dramaland.

Hot Blooded Youth hits theaters January 23.

Via WowTV


52 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. snow_white

    Cute. Cute. Cute. 🙂

  2. RenaLoh

    Omo I can’t wait for this!! I hope they screen the movie in Singapore! I watch lee Jong seok last movie, no breathing too and I wasn’t disappointed at all! Hope this movie delivers too 🙂

    • 2.1 Carol

      Uau, que legal! Deve ser legal morar na Asia. É praticamente impossível esse filme passar aqui no Brasil. Raramente isso acontece, só em festivais mesmo e olhe,lá. De qualquer forma onde eu moro não tem cinema mesmo. O jeito é torcer por um link de download ou assistir online…

      • 2.1.1 Lixie

        Hi Carol! Nice to see another brazilian around here! I wish we had more korean movies in the cinemas too! 🙂

      • 2.1.2 Nanda

        Sei bem como é isso! Gostaria de ser fluente em coreano o mais rápido possível, mas é tão difícil!!! 🙁

    • 2.2 AJ

      ugh, wish No Breathing was online with english subs 🙁

  3. manda

    this looks fun! will be watching for sure..<3

  4. ty

    words cant even describe how much i want to watch this.. love both the leads and the premise <3

  5. milkmustache

    Eeep, so excited for this! I love both Park Bo-young and Lee Jong-seok, so it’s gonna be a treat for me to see them together in the same project. And this looks like it’s going to be funny, so that’s a plus too! 🙂

  6. damianna

    lol at the guys’ hair and bell bottom pants! this looks to be fun and the fact that it’s in the 80’s makes it even cuter.

    lee bo young’s character is gonna be fantastic.

    • 6.1 damianna

      *gasp* it’s park bo young! oh my…

  7. CFLH

    why is this not a drama??? waaah!!! i’m excited but it would take forever with the subtitles. meh.

  8. pitch

    gimme NOW

  9. NocturnalReader

    This is the kind of movie that I like to watch. Plus, it’s Bo Young!

  10. 10 canxi

    Looks great!

  11. 11 anniemo

    Oh, the rollerskating! I’m dying.

  12. 12 pogo

    rebellious teenage gangsters

    Nope, gf, that’s his bestie Kim Woo-bin who usually plays those.

    But it is nice to see our new puppy playing a high school student who’s chickenshit scared, unlike his characters in High Kick 3, School and IHYV.

  13. 13 maldita

    Park Boyoung is gonna kill me with her awesomeness here. I just know it. Sorry, Lee Jongsuk, but Park Boyoung is my reason for wanting to see this. Can’t wait to see this movie.

  14. 14 Whatsthescenario

    Can’t wait!!!

  15. 15 mysterious

    I am also looking forward to this movie. Lee Jong-seok and Park Bo-young look like they are going to be hilarious in this. It’s such a departure from LJS’s tough guy roles in School and IHYV.

    Side note: Park Bo-young’s sidekick (in the video and 2nd photo) looks like Jun Soo-jin from School 2013 and Heirs.

    • 15.1 Molly

      That is Jun Soo-jin! 🙂

  16. 16 Mia

    I love Park Bo young! So excited for this! But since this is a movie, it will take a while before I get to watch it, and much more until it’s subbed 🙁
    Still rooting for this movie though!

  17. 17 redfox

    oh the 1980ies. I wonder how they were different in Korea? was it anything like my 1980ies? probably not. although I dont think tacky fashion could be escaped anyuwhere… still the eighties were great. except for the Chornobyl …

  18. 18 lalala

    Lee Se Young! I hope to see more roles from her..

  19. 19 Sadie

    this is totally daebak^^ my ‘to watch’ list just keeps getting longer with all these awesome unreleased movies…and how much do i love that park boyoung makes the guys cower? heehee^^

  20. 20 astromantic

    Lee Jong-seok’s hair makes him look so greasy…

    I love it.

  21. 21 crazedlu


  22. 22 Aya

    omg.omg.omg! Gahhh.. I can’t wait!!

  23. 23 cheekbones

    Omg, Lee Jong-suk looks so cheesy (in appearance and in personality), I can’t help giggling. This looks a fun movie !

  24. 24 haruka

    I’ve always thought Lee Se-young kinda look alike if not similar with Park Bo-young. Pleasant surprised that they actually cast them both for this movie. I’m totally on board for this crack.

  25. 25 kooriyuki

    totally reminds me of Sunny!!

    Can’t wait for this! At least it’s going to be released soon *stares at the previous post*

  26. 26 niKai

    ohmy. this actually looks like jolly good fun. i wasn’t interested before. now i’m in.

  27. 27 Yvonne

    I can’t wait for this! It’s hilarious and the clip I saw with LJS dancing in his underwear had me rolling in laughter! Greasy LJS is daebak!

  28. 28 Mari

    Park Bo young going back to her saucy roots like in Speedy Scandal but with old school twist. Btw, her sidekick is gorgeous! And I think Kim Young Kwang is next to do big things (following model buddies Woobin and Jongsuk) after his military service ends!!

    Aside: Seriously! What’s up with the model-actors recently! They’re all have growing acting chops and so much godly hotness. Sung Joon, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk, Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Young Kwang, and Hong Jong Hyun. And they’re all best buddies. It’s like the new generation of So Jisub, Hyun Bin, Song Seung Hun, Kang Dong Wan peeps… @.@

  29. 29 eetsuko

    Am I the only one who’s going to watch this for Kim Youngkwang? He was so sweet when he guested in the Happy Together variety show that I just love that this time he’s going to turn into a wild, rowdy gangster bad boy.

    • 29.1 Mari

      Oh My God!! I’ve secretly replayed that episode more than twice to see his shy smiles!!!! He’s like the birth child of Lee Seung Gi and Jung Gyu Woon (Doctor Champ, History of a Salary Man). You should watch him in Infinity Challenge the Milan model episode!!

  30. 30 nheony

    Super cute trailer. I can’t wait!

  31. 31 watashiwachiaki


    I’m so excited to see this…….or I mean, to download via torrent hahaha! =P

    and pls excuse my silliness… but I so envy Park Bo Young..she gets to do a movie with Lee Jong Suk and Song Joong Ki hahahaha!!! =D

  32. 32 Carinne

    Waiting to watch this one and Campus Confidential starring Bolin Chen and Ivy Chen. Two must watch movies this year. Both are funny.

    • 32.1 charmcasy

      znt that a taiwanese show?? coz i know ivy chen since i watched skip beat!

  33. 33 SillySunShine

    I like her! Glad she’s doing more movies.

  34. 34 aly

    ljs gave him and pby a really low score in terms on chemistry because he said they hadn’t gotten close whilst filming, when really he should have realised that it’s all about the acting. your closeness off camera, or lack thereof, doesn’t really make a huge difference if you have the acting chops. they look really good together, and i can already tell that i’m gonna love her character.

    and i was hoping someone would mention kim young kwang because that boy has had my attention ever since white christmas . and then i cried a bucket full after watching him in brown eyed souls new song “you”, and replayed it more than i dare count.

    here’s the vid
    it’s seriously touching, so i hope you guys watch it and get back to me. beautiful acting.

    sad he’s enlisted but i was really hoping he had some projects lined up for us fans, so yay!!!

    can’t wait for this movie. a sure hit. fighting!!!!

  35. 35 Megan

    Kim Young Kwang’s hair. I just can’t.

  36. 36 Innit

    But in the 80’s everyone wore oversized t-shirts. School uniforms too.

  37. 37 Elvira

    Park Bo Young a.k.a. national cute little sister who always plays sweet girl is now playing as legendary eonni jjang???
    Oh, I should really watch this.
    Kim Young Kwang’s hair reminds me of Sakuragi Hanamichi from anime Slam Dunk, but when I remember again, both of the anime and this movie are set during the 80’s. So, well…




  38. 38 Dramafan100

    I am LJS fan girl so, it is my duty to comment. The impression that I get from the trailers is that it is comedic and I am looking forward to it.

    Go Lee Jong Suk!

  39. 39 Perrie

    This looks so fun!!
    For a second, in that first picture I got kim Yeong Kwang and Joo sang wook confused….am I the only one who sees it?

  40. 40 Beng

    i love the poster. they are all leaning towards their right, hahaha. I hope i would be able to watch this movie =)

  41. 41 charmcasy

    honestly 4 sum reasons i juz love these kinda story plots where there z sum kinda role reversal! hopin’ to see sum cute funny n adorable scenes!! fightin’ 🙂

  42. 42 a.

    the hair is so bad i love it i can’t wait to watch

  43. 43 drama-girl

    aah i wanna see it does anyone know where can i watc this é_é

  44. 44 nanako

    This movie is simply hilarious and LJS owned the show! It’s almost tiresome to watch Park Bo Young but LJS was like the gush of wind in hot summer. His comic expressions was spot on and the director has great comic timing. Go for a good laugh!

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