[Translation] [OSEN] JYJ’s daily life documentary ‘The Day’: First day of opening crowded with more than 4000 people… “gratify one’s senses”
Spoilers if you are going to watch ‘The Day’
JYJ 일상다큐 '더데이', 개봉첫날 북새통 4천명↑.."오감만족"
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OSEN Choi Nayoung Reporter
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The theater district was crowded on the opening day of JYJ’s daily life documentary ‘The Day’ with contents that gratify fans’ five senses and stage greeting events.
On 23rd, ‘The Day’ opened in 19 screens of Lotte Cinema and collected more than 4200 audiences. ‘The Day’ was originally made with a cable channel QTV as the JYJ’s documentary for TV program. The broadcast on television of the finished documentary was canceled by QTV and ended up opening at the Lotte Cinema after many twists and turns. ‘The Day’ was edited into 90 minutes as a fan service.
The parking lot, the entrance and adjacent streets of Lotte Cinema near Hongik University, one of places where there were stage greetings, was overcrowded with both Korean and international fans. There had been a notice for controlling visitor access at the entrance of the building. The Theater only allowed people with tickets to enter the theater in order to prevent congestion.
JYJ members thrilled fans by having extra unexpected stage greetings apart from already planned stage greetings. They not only greeted fans and introduced the movie, but also informed their recent states and had questions and answers time. The audiences expressed the stage greeting was almost like a fan meeting.
Members had stage greetings unexpectedly at Cinemas in Gungook Univ. and Sillim. Fans, who saw members suddenly appearing at the end of movie, expressed they were extremely lucky. The insiders stated “because fans loved the surprise event, members felt extremely happy as well.”
During the stage greeting, Jaejoong guided communication between the audiences by saying “we also felt new watching a one-year-old video. How is JYJ that you guys know?”, Junsu sang a verse of musical and Yoochun acted a scene from drama ‘The Rooftop Prince.’
The film showed members’ daily life containing their dreams, friends, families, stage, behind the stage and other contents that fans cannot usually see. The members’ commentary made the film with daily documentary fresh.
The film contained not only the original video, but also a little box showing JYJ recording the commentary. Thus, fans who own the normal DVD can watch additional elements.
There is nothing special in ‘The Day.’ The film contains trivial daily life of JYJ celebrating birthday party, visiting their families and spending their holidays with them, playing a bet while playing Ping-Pong with friends, visiting their favorite restaurants, and going to a pension and etc. It is ‘the [special] Day’ to members when they can do ordinary activities. Although people might consider this a normal life, the audience are moved as members, finally, recover their composures and happily spend time with people around them.
In the film, members talk about food they love to eat, their parents, and their inner thoughts to each other. There are many funny stories spread throughout the movie. These stories include: Junsu was prodigy at playing the janggu (a Korean traditional musical instrument) when he was young, Jaejoong had three birthday parties when he was born, Yoochun is not interested in dressing up unlike his meticulous younger brother Yoohwan.
There are many scenes with members eating food, which make the audience hungry. Moreover, there is a behind story that members ended up ordering food while they were recording the commentary watching the film as well.
One audience in her thirties (residence in Korea) who watched the movie stated “although I am a fan, I have got to know more about members. I laughed a lot due to funny commentary by three members. Few scenes touched me and made me cry as well. I feel like I saw a record of members’ 1 year and both my eyes and ears were satisfied during 90 minutes.”