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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2012/09/13 - Featuring Performances by K-Pop Superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee & f(x), on DVD & Blu-ray November 6th - IAmK-Pop.com / CJEnt.co.kr.
CJ Entertainment has announced an online sweepstakes, broad-based social networking campaign and national advertising and public relations program in support of the Nov. 6th release, I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden, exploding on DVD (4 discs) and Blu-ray (1 disc).
Once outside the mainstream American music spotlight, K-pop is now a sensation not only on the U.S. scene but globally, led by such enormously popular acts as SMTOWN superstars KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x). Included in I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden is the full-length, sold-out 2011 U.S. concert (approx. 2 ¾ hours) at one of the world’s most-hallowed music arenas and a feature-length documentary (approx. 2 hours) highlighted by exclusive, backstage footage. Plus special features (approx. 45 minutes).
Consumers can enter online at iamk-pop.com and prizes will be awarded to 70 lucky winners: Blu-rays, DVDs and limited-edition collectibles, including such I AM: SMTOWN merchandise as: iPhone cases (a special case the SMTOWN performers use … not for sale on a retail basis), fabric posters autographed by a K-pop artist, t-shirts, pop-ups, photo notebooks and buttons.
The sweepstakes will be heavily promoted online and Tumblr (iamk-pop.tumblr.com). Consumers will automatically receive multiple entries into the sweepstakes by liking I AM on Facebook or by following and/or re-tweeting on Twitter. In addition, the release and sweepstakes is being promoted by a national advertising and public relations program.
The sweepstakes begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 12:01 am. and ends Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 11:59 pm. Consumers must be 13 years of age or older to enter (Full rules and regulations online).
About I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
I AM: SMTOWN ventures behind the scenes, providing intimate and unprecedented access to these mega-hit acts – doe-eyed girl groups, high-octane boy bands, provocative solo artists and swaggering duos – sharing their personal memories and backstage antics, as well as never-before-seen peeks at youthful audition tapes.
Pulling influences from techno, hip-hop, rap, R&B and top-40, the I AM: SMTOWN U.S. tour is highlighted by effervescent music; high-energy performances with a dance pop sensibility; teasing choreography; trend-setting high fashion; and elaborate, futuristic staging.
A must for any fan! And if you haven’t already been hit by hallyu (Korean wave, a term coined to describe the rapidly expanding, international popularity of South Korean culture and food), you will be after experiencing the no-boundaries music of SMTOWN.
I AM: SMTOWN (Korean with English subtitles) is presented in widescreen 16x9 (aspect ratio: 2:35.1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital. Special features include “SMTOWN in New York” featurette; “What’s Your Color?” featurette (SMTOWN artists reveal their favorite colors); “D-day With TVXQ!” (interview with the band); “Dear Family” music video; “Making Of” music video; and trailers.
About CJ Entertainment America
Launched in 2005, CJ Entertainment America (CJ Ent.Am) is the U.S. arm of Asia’s premier entertainment company and Korea’s #1 filmmaker and distributor, CJ Entertainment & Media (CJ E&M). Since 1995, CJ E&M (cjent.co.kr) has provided original, award-winning content – across an array of genres, including drama, comedy, action, sci-fi/horror and special interest – for theatrical, television, DVD, digital download, interactive game publishing/portals and music. A prominent investor in entertainment co-ventures in overseas markets (including 1492 Pictures, DreamWorks and IMAX in the U.S.), CJ E&M also develops and operates 200 premium multiplex theater sites under the CGV Cinemas banner (including a flagship site in Los Angeles) and is a leading concert promoter, helping establish “K-pop” as a successful world music genre. The cornerstone of the Korean entertainment industry – boasting the country’s largest and most significant library, with hundreds of films – CJ E&M is also a singular presence throughout Asia, Europe and in the States and a key force in popularizing contemporary Korean and Pan-Asian cinema around the world. Top films include The Man From Nowhere; The Good, the Bad, the Weird; A Bittersweet Life; Joint Security Area; and the Vengeance trilogy, to name a few.
I AM: SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
CJ Entertainment America
DVD (4 Discs) / Blu-ray (1 Disc)
Language: Korean With English Subtitles
Not Rated (Recommended for Ages 13+)
Formats: DVD & Blu-ray
Running Time: Approx. 4 ¾ Hours (Plus Approx. 45 Minutes Special Features)
Suggested Retail Price: DVD – $24.98 / Blu-ray – $29.98
Pre-Order Date: October 2, 2012
Street Date: November 6, 2012
Catalog #: DVD – 406CJ / Blu-ray – 405CJ
UPC Code: DVD – #851339004067 / Blu-ray – #851339004050