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KK Family List - Worldwide Release!
Back in the late 90's, Taejoon Lee (star of Ktown Chronicles), set out on a major film project titled KK Family List, co-starring with famous Korean actor, Hyun Joon Shin.
The film told the story of two "1.5 generation" Korean-American brothers, who struggled to find their place in American society and turned to the hardcore gang life for their own security and to offer their community protection from neighboring ethnic gangs in the Los Angeles area.
In 1997, the film celebrated it's first (and only) wide theatrical release in South Korea and was very well received by the Korean public, media and critics. Due to a complex set of issues, the film was never released in the United States, although Korean copies circulated through out Korean communities in the US, making it an instant cult classic.
For the first time ever, KK Family List is being released world wide through the internet, free of charge!
View Film & Synopsis: Watch K.K. Family List
Hyung: K-Town Chronicles is LIVE!
Growing up in Los Angeles as Korean-American, Tae has seen rough times, but he has always had the legacy of the Hwarang as an anchor and foundation to see him through.
But not all of the young Korean-Americans have had this foundation to see them through the challenges of growing up in an alien culture. Tae at one point begins to associate with a young, misled and unruly street punk named Ed-K.
In Korean Culture, only men of the same age can be friends. Otherwise, the older of the two assumes the title and responsibility as Hyung (Big Brother). The only exception is if the younger man challenges and defeats the older in a fight to submission.
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Ed-K, unwilling to yield to Tae and acknowledge him as his big brother, challenges him to a fight to gain his respect and earn the title of Hyung. Ed-K loses the fight and therefore yields to Tae. Tae accepts the title of 'Big Brother'.
Tae thinks that in order to be of greater service to his people and not bring shame to his father and his legacy, he must cut his ties with the family and Hwa Rang Do.
His ultimate goal is to lead Ed-K to this right path. But in doing so, he finds himself being drawn by Ed-K into a dark world where consequences are an afterthought, and life is lived by the moment.
Tae must now risk losing everything, including his life or abandon his honor and commitment to Ed-K, so that he may live.
To view more trailers and preview clips, visit our Hyung Media Page.
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Get All 3 Episodes on DVD for FREE!
Hyung: The K-Town Chronicles is now on DVD and you can get a copy FREE, delivered straigh to your doorstep. Click here to learn how: Get Your Free Hyung DVD!
Hyung is divided into 3 episodes, which chronicles the different phases of the developing relationship between Tae and Ed-K, their growth and the violence they encounter together. The film was released to the world in Oct. 2008 and is now available for your viewing pleasure.