Korean Blockbuster WOOCHI The Demon Slayer Makes North American Debut

March 7, 2013 by  
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Press Release:


WOOCHI The Demon Slayer

A Major Motion Picture from the celebrated action-director Choi Dong-Hoon (Tazza: The High Rollers)


Non-stop action and amazing stunts by renowned choreographer Doo-hong Jung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Good The Bad & The Weird)





WoochiDiscover the movie that delivered one of the biggest box-office openings in Korean Cinema history.  On April 9, 2013 prepare yourself for mind-blowing thrills and non-stop action as Shout! Factory, in collaboration with CJ Entertainment and United Pictures, introduces WOOCHI The Demon Slayer on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray and DVD editions offer English and Korean audio tracks, English subtitles and revealing bonus content.  This highly anticipated North American home entertainment release is priced to own at $26.97 SRP for Blu-ray; the DVD has a suggested retail price of $19.97.

Pre-order available now at Amazon.com







This fantasy-action blockbuster based on a Korean folktale broke all box-office records in Korea in 2009.  Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined, womanizing wizard unjustly accused of the death of his master, is trapped inside an ancient scroll until he is set free in 2009 by the wizards that imprisoned him to help fight against evil goblins that have taken over present-day Korea.  The only problem is that Woo-chi is more interested in his new modern home – and the women of Korea –  than becoming a hero. Will he be the savior of mankind?


WOOCHI The Demon Slayer BLU-RAY and DVD Special Features:

  • “Making-of” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Production Featurettes
  • The Magic Of CGI
  • And More…



 WOOCHI The Demon Slayer BLU-RAY

Street Date: April 9, 2013

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)

Audio: Korean: Korean: DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1. English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English

2009/Color/115 minutes/NOT RATED (contains adult-themes, violence)


WOOCHI The Demon Slayer DVD

Street Date: April 9, 2013

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)

Audio: Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1; English: Dolby Digital Stereo

Subtitles: English

2009/Color/115 minutes/NOT RATED (contains adult-themes, violence)


WOOCHI The Demon Slayer  (2009) Film Production Details

CJ Entertainment, United Pictures,  Zip Cinema

Directed by Choi Dong-Hoon

Starring Gang Dong-Won, Kim Yoon-Suk, Lim Soo-Jung, Yoo Hae-Jin

Producer Lee Eugene

Executive Producers Katherin Kim and Lee Tae Hun

Music by Jang Young-Kyu

Editing by Shin Min-Kyung

Production Design by Cho Hwa-Sung

Cinematography by Choi Young-Hwan

Recording by Lee Ho-Won

Lighting by Kim Sung- Kwan


About CJ E&M

CJ E&M is one of Asia’s leading entertainment and media companies and a total content provider encompassing broadcast networks and original programs, film production and distribution, music performances and distribution, and interactive game publishing and portals. Since 1995, CJ E&M has been the cornerstone of the Korean entertainment industry and leading its growing influence around the globe. Through its array of theatrical films, network of premiere multiplex cinemas, wide selection of video and DVD titles, the company provides an outstanding entertainment experience and is becoming a world-class entertainment group. For more information about CJ E&M, visit en.cjenm.com

 About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com