Lee Min Ho’s Pachinko Announces Theater Release

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Apple TV+’s Pachinko, which stars Lee Min Ho, Kim Min Ha, Youn Yuh Jung, and more, is set to reach a wider audience.

The platform is teaming up with Lotte Cinema to commemorate the success of the novel-based tv show.

Pachinko Episodes 1 to 3 Scheduled to Release in Theaters

According to a local media outlet, the eight-part episode series will be released on the big screen.

While Pachinko originally premiered via Apple TV+, the audience would get a chance to watch episodes 1 to 3 at the Lotte Cinema World Tower at 2 pm on May 21.

As reported, a representative from Lotte Cinema added that this is to allow the public to witness the “elegant visual beauty of Pachinko,” which has been receiving tremendous praise globally.

Following the announcement, viewers may apply for the preview event on the Lotte Cinema website.

In addition, as part of the treat, selected winners will get a chance to receive a 3-month subscription from Apple TV+.

Is Pachinko Worth Watching?

Directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon, Pachinko is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name, penned by Min Jin Lee.

It follows the story of Korean immigrants through the eyes of Sunja.

Set in the 1990s, a beautiful Korean woman had an unplanned pregnancy that brought shame to their family,

Deserted by her lover, who has a family back in Japan, Sunja was saved by a minister after he offered her marriage and promised to bring her to Japan and start a new life.

Viewers witnessed the female character’s bravery and faith despite the obstacles that came her way. Apart from this, Pachinko also illustrates judgment, war, and love, which were portrayed beautifully, thanks to the cast members’ stellar performance.

Playing the role of teenage Sunja is South Korean newcomer Kim Min Ha while Academy Award winner Young Yuj Jung portrays the older version.

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho took the viewers’ breath away after portraying a surprising character. Far from his usual roles in K-drama, the Hallyu star delivered a stunning portrayal of the enigmatic wealthy fish broker Ko Hansu.

Joining the star-studded Pachinko cast includes Jin Ha as Solomon Baek, Japanese–New Zealander actress Anna Sawai and more.

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Apple TV+ Confirms Pachinko Season 2

After the TV+ series aired its first three episodes, Pachinko received a wave of the overwhelming response from viewers and critics.

Per Rotten Tomatoes, Lee Min Ho and Kim Min Ha’s K-drama scored 98 percent on the Tomatometer while 95 percent on the audience score.

Due to this, the streaming platform officially confirmed that Pachinko would return for season 2.

Ahead of its season finale, the series creator, writer, showrunner, and executive producer, Soo Hugh, expressed deep gratitude for “being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this indomitable family.”

As obtained by Soompi, the Pachinko creator said that it is “an honor to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew,” which basically means the Apple TV+ series will make a comeback.

As fans look forward to the highly anticipated sequel, the series creator did not reveal hints, including cast members who will reprise their roles.

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