DVD RC0 (playable in all DVD-players), NTSC
Director: Lee Byung-Hun
Cast: Lee Young-Ae, Ji Jin-Hee, Yang Mi-Gyung
Running time: approx. 800 minutes
Released: 2003 [Korea]
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese, English
Features: Episodes 1-18 on 6 DVDs,
Dolby Digital 2.0
Distributor: YA Entertainment 2005
During its original run in Korea, MBC's Dae Jang Geum TV mini-series achieved an amazing 54% ratings share, the highest viewer rating in Korean television history.
A historical drama based on a true story, Dae Jang Geum tells the tale of Jang-Geum, the first woman to become the King's personal physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young Jang-Geum (Lee Young-Ae of JSA and One Fine Spring Day) strives to learn the secrets of Korean cooking and medicine in order to cure The King of his various ailments. Facing tremendous odds, palace intrigue, and politics, she works her way to the top of the royal court with remarkable determination and wisdom.