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Directed by Park Chan-wook
Screenplay by Park Chan-wook , Lim Joon-hyung, Hwang Jo-yun
Based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi
Starring Choi Min-sik, Kang Hye-jung, and Yu Ji-tae
An Arrow Video limited theatrical release event (UK)
(All images courtesy Arrow Video)
First, a couple questions.
Do you live in England?
Do you love classics of the Asian Extreme school?
Congratulations! Come August 2, you’ll have a chance to go see OLDBOY the way it was meant to be seen; on the big screen with a theater of fellow fans.
Here’s the trailer for the limited release –
Next week, lucky movie fans in the UK have the chance to experience a classic of Asian Extreme cinema as Park Chan-wok’s 2003 revenge classic OLDBOY comes to UK theaters August 2 in a new 4K restoration, followed by digital download availability on August 26.To make US fans even more jealous, Arrow’s releasing this baby on Region B Bluray August 23.
Why should you see OLDBOY on the silver screen, snap up the download and/or bluray if you have the chance? Seeing a mainstream classic like GONE WITH THE WIND, THE WIZARD OF OZ, or CASABLANCA is a chance to recapture a bit of what movie audiences of each movie’s era felt; that excitement and wonder of a first run viewing.
Seeing a genre classic back on the big screen, be it a 70’s landmark like THE EXORCIST, or a more recent film like OLDBOY, gives you the chance to experience all the visceral thrills with an audience of fellow fans. Horror movies make for the best communal experience, and OLDBOY, (the middle movie in Park’s “Vengeance Trilogy“), is nothing if not horror-adjacent with its themes of loss, revenge, punishment, and tragedy.
I’ll have to content myself with my precious 2006 three disc DVD set from the late, lamented Tartan Video, and envy my fellow Asian Extreme fans across the pond.
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