($Hong Sang-soo)'s bittersweet comedy-drama about two men and their alcohol-fueled attempts to reconnect with a woman they loved but treated badly years before gets an appreciative North American DVD release in this edition from New Yorker Video. Woman is the Future of Man (aka Yeojaneun Namjaeui Miraeda) has been given a widescreen transfer to disc, letterboxed at 1.78:1 on conventional televisions and enhanced for anamorphic play on 16x9 monitors. The subtle color schemes of Kim Hyeong-gu's cinematography are beautifully rendered, and the picture is crisp and well detailed throughout, making this transfer a pleasure to watch. The audio has been mastered in two formats, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, and both mixes sound superb, deftly balancing brightness and resonance. The dialogue is in Korean, with optional subtitles in English; unfortunately, the white titles aren't always easy to read against the lighter onscreen images, through this problem fortunately doesn't occur often. As a bonus, this edition features an on-screen introduction from award-winning director Martin Scorsese, who speaks of his enthusiasm for the new Korean cinema in general and Sang-soo's films in particular. The disc also includes four theatrical trailers (two for the Korean release, two for the film's French run), interviews with principle cast members Yu Ji-tae, Kim Tae-woo and Seong Hyeon-ah (who discuss Sang-soo's unusual style of working with actors and the challenges of playing a drunk scene while actually drinking), and a thirty-eight minute documentary on the making of the film. Hong Sang-soo is becoming one of the most important figures in contemporary Asian cinema, and this DVD treats Woman Is The Future Of Man with the respect his work deserves; both fans and neophytes will find it well worth their time.