Here are some maps to get an idea of the location...
KOFIC Namyangju Studios in Yangsu-ri. I was told this is where they shot many dramas and movies. We parked and walked around the complex admiring the sets.
Joint Security Area" where parts of the film were shot at the "border house" near the DMZ. But really it was on a set here in this film park.
The blue structures are the mock conference rooms with the mock "freedom house", I believe. Recently due to the Cheonan disaster the real JSA area is closed for tourists. I suppose one could come to this park to get a feel for it but really it doesn't express the political tensions.
For one there are cardboard soldiers that you can stand behind and pose with. I admit it was fun to take part in this and watch others enjoy themselves, but I couldn't help but feel a little at odds with the whole thing.
We moved on and took in the Outdoor sets of Traditional villages.
Walking through this set made me feel like I was within the Japanese movie Rashomon. These were the sets of "The Duelist", which was meant to be a traditional market place and red-light district.
Moving along we walked up a hill to the set of "Strokes of Fire".
We headed back downhill towards an underground museum of Korean film making, or as the brochure calls it, "Affiliation Center for Movie."
I swear there is a "D" at the end of that. Going inside things become dimmer and much cooler.
There were many rooms and galleries where you could do hands on movie-making stuff or just look at sets and movie memorabilia. The first room we went into was a "Blue-screen" type activity room, where you could play in front of a blue-screen where an image was pasted into it.
Here we pretended to dangle off a cliff.
We moved on to more rooms...
Old movie posters~
A courtroom set for the for those law movies. I believe this was a real set as you could obviously see the walls were movable and a camera track was set up above.
That brings us to the end of my tour of the KOFIC studios. Like I said earlier I was super tired on this day and was starting to run out of steam. We rested on a bench outside and then moved on for dinner. I will post the lovely dinner and river pictures later on.