Age of Peace (partially found sci-fi film for Korean pop group H.O.T.; 2000)

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Official poster for the film.

Status: Partially Found

Age of Peace (Hangul:평화의 시대) was a sci-fi film released on July 15th, 2000 with a run-time of 27 minutes.[1] It was South Korea's first 3D movie and had a budget of 6 million dollars. It was created to promote Korean boy group H.O.T. The movie starred the 5 members of the group and pre-debut Dana from the group CSJH The Grace, as well as other actors who play the remaining characters, who are currently unknown.


In 2200 AD, when the Galactic Hundred Years' War came to an end and a peaceful era began, people fell into the "Galaxy Cup", a kind of soccer festival to pray for peace. At the JM344 Space Stadium, the final tournament between Earth representative H.O.T. and star representative Zeus began. When the ground of the stadium is split in two, a huge spaceship-shaped stage rises up, where H.O.T performs the song "OP.T (OPeration Takeover)".[2] The acrobatic live show of H.O.T., a rookie in the world of space soccer and the Earth national team, and the appearance of Team Zeus. Team Zeus is a strong contender for the championship with the highest speed. Haifa, a team born on the planet of a powerful military empire, bounces high in the sky as soon as the match whistle sounds. With a rising ball and a kick from Jaewon, who has excellent ball control skills, the ball belongs to H.O.T. After a breathtaking close match where no one could predict the future, the Zeus team took the lead. Meanwhile, Dana, the beautiful honor of the President of the Earth Federation who is eager to watch the game at the stadium, is in a relationship with Kangta, the star of the H.O.T. team, but after falling for the charms of Graburoa, who speaks of the revival of war, Dana becomes a pitiful hostage. After hearing the sad news that Dana had been kidnapped by his close associate Graburoa, Kangta asked his colleagues to spread the word and boarded a rescue plane. Kangta is faced with having to fight Jungal, a blood-stained evil spirit whose whole body is an extremely toxic arsenal.[3]


The movie was shot for 3 weeks in Japan at Shirogumi Studios, completely in front of green screens. Every visual aspect of was digitized except for the actor's faces. It was directed by a man named Lawrence Lee,[4] also referred to as Lee Won Suk.[5]

Despite the lack of prior acting experience, the members of H.O.T. took no acting lessons before shooting the film.


The movie was first released in Japan in July 2000, then released in Korea to 30 theaters nationwide, including the Megabox COEX theater and possibly the Lotte World Theme Park Theater in Seoul.[6][7] It was later released in Beijing on February 27, 2001.[8] A revised version was later shown at Everland, South Korea's largest theme park, on May 3, 2001.[9]

There was a pre-release event that was attended by the members and music producer, Lee Soo-man, who was disappointed by the movie.

Despite the popularity of the group, the movie did not do well. Many theaters at the time did not have the technology for 3D movies, so it was only shown in theaters with such technology.

An original soundtrack performed by H.O.T. was released alongside the movie, as well as a photo album containing stills from the film, though these stills have yet to surface online.


Trailer for Age of Peace

Music video for H.O.T.'s "OP.T (OPeration Takeover)", that includes scenes from the film.

KBS WORLD TV's interview with two H.O.T.'s members, detailing their experience working on the film (0:00-5:40)

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