There are 2 major time periods where film censorship strongly impacted on the growth of the film industry in South Korea, namely, the period during Colonial Korea which was under Japanese Rule (Japanese occupation) and the period when the film industry were under heavily surveillance from the new military regime.Film was first introduced during the Chosun dynasty (1897–1910) and it gained popularity along with superfluous positive outcomes from its viewers.

And also, films that deterred war related objective or praised America were prohibited.

The film censorship laws such as the Motion Picture Censorship Regulation and the Chosun Motion Picture Law were introduced during the Colonial Period.

The history of Korean movies has lasted for over a hundred years, since the very first movie was played; but it hasn’t ever been free from government censorship.

In 1907, the inspector general made the security law, which stated that anything that is performed in public can be regulated and controlled by the government.

As a result, it could be the great introduction of Western culture and high technology as well.

However, when Japan took over the country, they started to take control of the film industry by establishing film censorship regulations which prohibited to make scenes that might damage image of the Japanese Empire.

However, Park’s main purpose was to safeguard antigovernment issues played in the movie more so than supporting the film industry.

Elements of MPPC: 1) License system 2) Import quotas to set a limitation on how many films to be produced 3) Strong censorship.

And when Korea was under Japanese rule, censorship was more strongly regulated than ever before.

The Governor-General of Korea made an activity regulation committee in 1920 and performance regulation rules in 1922.

They stated that he described the North Korean Army as good and cool.