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Hong Kong Cinema in Korea: Its Prosperity and Decay

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In the early 1990s, Hong Kong movies were imported more expensively into Korea than those from Hollywood. For instance, in 1992, an average price of 74 films from Hong Kong was $164,000, while an average price of 160 films from Hollywood was $113,000.1 Hong Kong movies have been an outstanding alternative for Hollywood's films, at the same time, a threatening competitor to domestic ones.

Keywords: Hong Kong cinema; South Korea; cultural impacts; future; industrial impacts; popularity

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Temple University

Publication date: 1998-03-01

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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