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Hulu celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with new Asian film releases


May, 2013





New Asian film titles have been added to Hulu 
in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.


Hulu's Chinese, Japanese and Korean libraries now include:


Korean Titles:

Korean Dramas: Launching are My Sassy Girl (dir. Jae-Young Kwaek), 200 Pounds Beauty (Young-Hwa Kim), and action drama Crying Fist (Seung-Wan Ryoo with Oldboy’s Min-Sik Choi).
Korean Cannes Selections: HahahaVirgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (Sang-Soo Hong), and A Brand New Life (Ounie Lecomte).


Additionally, the famed Oldboy trilogy is available on Hulu Plus until June 30th. The sci-fi cult classic is about a man determined to find his kidnapper who imprisoned him for 15 years. The film has been recognized at numerous festivals, and took home the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes in 2004.  Enter the world of director Chan-Wook Park with Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance.


Chinese Titles

Chinese dramas, such as Love In a Puff (Ho-Cheung Pang), The Soul Of Bread (Pin-Chuan Kao), and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Johnnie To) make their Hulu debut in the Chinese film category as well.


Japanese Titles: Criterion Collection features masterpieces by Akira KurosawaMasaki Koboyashi and Nagisa Oshima, among many others. New Criterion titles never before seen on DVD are coming exclusively to Hulu soon, so stay tuned.


To find Asian films at Hulu, you can go to its categorized playlists, such as New Asian Films on HuluChinese or Korean Dramas and A Beginner’s Guide to Korean Dramas.