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YA Entertainment To Release Korean TV Drama “Gourmet” on DVD
Korean Cuisine Takes Front Seat in 2008 Blockbuster K-Drama

San Bruno, CA, July 1, 2008 YA Entertainment, the exclusive licensee and distributor of popular Korean TV drama programming with English subtitles in North America, announces its upcoming release of the blockbuster K-drama title Gourmet on DVD with English subtitles this Holiday season.

Following in the footsteps of the most popular Korean TV drama of all time (based on worldwide sales), “Jewel in the Palace” (a.k.a. Dae Jang Geum), Gourmet’s main storyline focuses on the artistic and colorful dishes of Korean cuisine. The TV drama stars some of the most popular actors in Korea: Kim Rae Won (What Planet Are You From?, My Little Bride, Rooftop Room Cat), Nam Sang Mi (Sweet Spy, Time Between Dog and Wolf), Kim So Yeon (All About Eve), and Kwon Oh Joong (Damo). The 24-episode TV mini-series first debuted in Korea on June 18, 2008, and is scheduled to run until October.

We are thrilled and honored to bring Gourmet to North American audiences on DVD with English subtitles,” said Tom Larsen, President of YA Entertainment. “Gourmet has all the elements that Korean TV drama fans in the US enjoy: dramatic storyline, all-star cast, a focus on a Korean cultural aspect (like food), very high production values, and plenty of roller coaster-like emotions and cliffhangers.”

Gourmet will be released on DVD in two volumes (boxed sets). Each volume will include four discs, with Korean audio and English-language subtitles. YA Entertainment anticipates the DVD release date to be sometime in mid November 2008. YA Entertainment is also arranging for the nationwide cable TV broadcast of Gourmet in the United States.

Discover the beauty and complexity of Korean cuisine in
Gourmet, the 2008 breakthrough drama featuring some of the biggest names in Korean entertainment.

Korean heartthrob Kim Rae Won (What Planet Are You From?, My Little Bride) stars as Sung-Chan, the warm-hearted chef-in-training who loves to cook. In his culinary education, he befriends Jin-Soo (Nam Sang-Mi, Sweet Spy) a headstrong country girl who dreams of becoming a food critic. Although Sung-Chan and Jin-soon don’t get along at first, the two quickly join forces in order to make both their dreams come true.

But life gets complicated for Sung-Chan when his step-father learns of his culinary talents and rethinks the inheritance of the family restaurant, creating a newfound sibling rivalry between him and his step-brother, Kwon Oh Joong (Damo). The two brothers begin an intense culinary battle to become top chef of the family business and to discover for once and for all, whose cuisine will reign supreme?!

About YA Entertainment
YA Entertainment LLC, a home entertainment company, is the exclusive licensee and DVD publisher of popular Korean TV drama programming with English subtitles in North America. The company also provides such value-added services as the creation of packaging, subtitling, DVD authoring, design, and warehousing. The San Bruno, Calif.-based company's DVD collection is available at selected national retail chain stores as well as Amazon.com, YesAsia.com, and over 1,000 independent video and book stores. To become a reseller, contact
[email protected]. For more information, visit www.yaentertainment.com.

Media Contacts:
Katie Flanagan, Marketing Coordinator
YA Entertainment
Tel: 650-952-9180 Ext.106
[email protected]

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