BoA – Eat You Up [PV + MV]

Friday, 24 October, 2008 at 14:17 4 comments

Here’s are the promotional / music videos for BoA new single, Eat You Up.

This is the awesome Asian Version by Korean director Cha Eun Taek

And here is the crappy American Version by director Diane Martel


Ok, so I finally watched both videos and… (from previously posted comment)

I watched the Asian (Cha Eun Taek) version first and thought it matched BoA’s more edgy style quite nicely. I do agree she could’ve done something with that disaster of a wardrobe but, I could tell they were trying to make her appear more “street” since her and her gang were busting into a fancy-pants ballet hall. The dancing in amazing and there’s tons of great shots and camera movements. The momentum kept building up towards the end when more and more things (glass mostly) keep exploding or falling apart. So cool! All the special effects were nice, including the chandelier which was close to looking real. The colors in the video are very lush with great lighting, especially on BoA’s young face. Her overall look was younger in this one when compared to recent Japanese PV’s. The part in the rain at the end is so hot and does sorta remind me of Step It Up 2 The Streets. huh.

Next, I watched the American (Diane Martel) version. (On a side note, his version was directed by a female in contrast to the other video being directed by a male. huh) This version starts out with a long “American intro to BoA” bit, which is nicely done. I love montage of past PV’s- though sadly, I didn’t recognize some of them…^^; ) The zooming shot from the night cityscape into the building was quite cool. After that though, the video loses a little steam. The somewhat colorful “flashy” intro for the first few secs of the song before the lyrics begin, it quite interesting looking; well done. However, the jump to daytime BoA dancing in a desert(?) with a huge moon and snow blowing is well…crap. I mean WTF?! Who would dance with a wind blowing that strongly and when does the moon get that huge? It’s CRAP! BoA’s outfit it very street; love the pants! Her other outfit it a sleek black dress that makes her look sexy, though I’m not so feeling the hair of her make-up; they could have done much better. hahahaha! Ok ok, looking in he window at smexi BoA is cool, but the whole “bouncing” moon thing is super cheesy. >.< After the first chorus the wind stops and we can clearly see the snow for the first time. OMG it’s really snowing out there! I mean, crap, it doesn’t snow like that in Alaska usually (or at least, not being from a cold place, a have trouble comprehended that much snow; and also, wouldn’t it be cold out?) While the snow provides a cool looking background, the fact that NO one gets now on them… it’s so obviously green screen and that hurts. :/ Most annoying to me is how the editor tosses the cuts together. Not only do they not match the beat of the song in any pleasing way, they are so damn random that it gives me a headache trying to follow and enjoy the video; basically, it takes away from the song which is exactly what we DON’T want to do! Even more amazing is how the video seems to grow MORE fake and MORE intolerable as it goes on! <_:(


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Darawr  |  Monday, 27 October, 2008 at 3:10

    I like the korean version more. I agree with what you said about how out of place the american version was. I was wondering about that myself about the snow in the desert. And what was the gigantic moon about? hehehe.. maybe BoA wasn’t on planet Earth but Mars? :/ Maybe it snows in the desert there!! DEE-DEE-DEE.. JK JK I can’t wait to see the actual american single cd and hold it in my hands. :D Wouldn’t that me so cool?

    P.S. Babe, I think you need to fix your page. I see a green box in the center of your blog.

  • 2. Ty_Sylicus  |  Tuesday, 28 October, 2008 at 15:05

    haha yeah. BoA’s MV is so stupid crayz! >:P
    YEAH OMG I know! We’ll both get a copy of her single and album. Go BoA!

    …I don’t see a green box. O.o?

  • 3. vagoo  |  Saturday, 1 November, 2008 at 15:04

    Think I said this to Dara hmm.. Anyway I think the US version look very cheap to be honest. University students here can make a better quality video, that looks more real.

  • 4. Ty_Sylicus  |  Tuesday, 4 November, 2008 at 18:37

    I agree! The US version is just SOOO crappy. >_>


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