This May 2023, Prime Video continues to beef up its library with new Asian content. Here are the Korean, Japanese, and Filipino movies and series to watch out for on Prime Video Philippines this month.
‘Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938’
In “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938,” Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) unexpectedly finds himself summoned to the year 1938. He sees some familiar faces including his brother Lee Rang (Kim Bum) with whom he has a very different relationship in the present day. Lee Yeon seeks a way to return to the present but meets some old friends who may turn out to be foes. His efforts to go back to his loved ones in present time proves to be a challenge as he deals with forces determined to take away everyone he loves.
“Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938,” the second season of the fantasy K-drama “Tale of the Nine-Tailed,” is a prequel to the first season.
‘The Legend & Butterfly’
“The Legend & Butterfly” is a fictionalized story of the life and love life of Oda Nobunaga, a 15th century Japanese leader known as the first “Great Unifier” of Japan.
In the movie, Oda Nobunaga (Takuya Kimura) marries Lady No (Haruka Ayase), who wants him dead. But when her father dies, he gives her a reason to live again, and when in a predicament, she listens to his doubts. Together, they win the Okehazama battle and the unification of Japan becomes their dream. However, he’s turned into a “Demon King” and the Honno-ji Incident is imminent. What did they really dream of during their 30 years together?
‘Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan’
Cast: Joshua Garcia
When: May 18, 2023
The film “Ang mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan” is based on the book of the same title by the popular Filipino author known as Bob Ong.
The story revolves around Galo (Joshua Garcia), a college student in an unnamed university in Manila, and his journal entries that he writes for one of his college instructors. In the entries, he describes how his everyday situations turn into scary situations, how he uncovers various mysteries and horrors, and how he gets deeply involved in these mysteries and horrors and, in the end, cannot escape them.
When: May 22, 2023
Sugimoto and Asirpa’s new journey begins! The new series opens with a struggle for survival over the stolen gold that was taken from the Ainu. The ‘get rich or die trying’ struggle continues, with the action heating up once more on the northern stage. As the adventure unfolds, we can’t keep our eyes off the prize!
Also new on Prime Video this May 2023 are the American biographical sports drama movie “AIR” and the season 2 of British cooking program “James May: Oh Cook!”
Country: United States
Cast: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina
When: May 12, 2023
From award-winning director Ben Affleck, “AIR” reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.
‘James May: Oh Cook’ Season 2
Country: United Kingdom
Cast: James May
When: May 24, 2023
James May is not a chef. But that’s the whole point: you don’t need to be a brilliant cook to make delicious food. Transporting us to the Far East, the Med, and the local pub – all from the comfort of a home economist’s kitchen – he’ll knock up delicious recipes that you can actually make yourself, with ingredients you can actually buy. And all without the usual television cooking format trickery.
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