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Oldboy (2003)

Posted: May 20, 2011 in Korean
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Oldboy

Storyline

An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, Oh Dae-Su soon finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for him and is set onto a path of pain and suffering in an attempt to uncover the motive of his mysterious tormentor. –IMDb

Director:

Chan-wook Park

Writers:

Garon Tsuchiya (story), Nobuaki Minegishi(comic)

Stars:

Min-sik ChoiJi-tae Yu and Hye-jeong Kang

Genres:

 Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Taglines:

 End of confrontation, one must die.

Firstly, I would like to inform all the people who watch bollywood movies, I’m sure you’ve watched ‘Zinda’ starring Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham. Yes, this movie Oldboy is the movie, Zinda was so-called inspired from. While I liked the bollywood version(being totally different from all those typical bollywood movies), the original is of top class without all the cliches that Zinda had.

Continue reading and watch the trailer…

I Saw The Devil (2010)

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Foreign Movies, Korean

I Saw the Devil

When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.

Director:

Jee-woon Kim

Writer:

Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)

I’m not much of a Korean Movie guy, but after all the reviews I heard about the movie I had to give it a shot. So I did, couple of weeks ago.

The plot of “I Saw the Devil” revolves around a detective whose beautiful soon-to-be wife is savagely murdered by a vicious psychopath. Devastated cop quickly tracks down the psycho, tortures him a little and lets him free to play his own gruesome catch-and-release game…

Byung-hun Lee(G.I.Joe: Rise of the Cobra) is amazing as the devastated cop filled with rage and anger. You can feel his pain throughout the movie. Min-sik Choi(OldBoy) as the psycopath serial killer is equally brilliant.

Hauntingy beautiful and sickeningly violent thriller from the director of “A Tale of Two Sisters” Jee-woon Kim. From the initial abduction of Dae-hoon’s(Played by Byung-hun Lee) wife, which involves the poor woman being repeatedly smashed over the head with a hammer, to the shocking climax which sees the emotionally shattered secret agent finally putting a very bloody end to his brutal game, the cinematography is gorgeous, the action is hypnotic and the murders are savage and brutal.The plot is extremely dark and demented. You will feel pain,agony and sadness in every inch of your body during “I Saw the Devil”.
I wont recommend this to those who is light at heart and can’t watch heavy violence with lot(lots and lots of) of blood.
I believe the movie has a great remake potential with Hollywood production. I hope the remake(i.e. if made) won’t dissapoint like most of the other remakes.