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Oldboy - Single DVD edition
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Oldboy

A brand new 4K restoration of Park Chan-wook's modern classic. Back in UK cinemas from August 2.

STANDARD DVD EDITION

Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema, Oldboy is a brutal, lyrical modern classic of the revenge genre.

Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge whilst also striking up a romance with a young, attractive sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung). He eventually finds his tormentor, but their final encounter will yield yet more unimaginable horrors...

Directed with immense flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden) as the second instalment of his Vengeance Trilogy, Oldboy blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino. The film went on to become a huge international smash, blowing audiences minds with its concoction of filmmaking virtuosity, ingenious plotting, pathos and violence. Now, this masterpiece has been newly remastered and is presented here with an array of extras.

Production Year: 2003
Region Code: 2
UK Rating: 18
Running Time: 120
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Korean / English
Subtitles: English
Audio: 5.1 / 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Park Chan-wook
Cast Choi Min-sik
Cast Yu Ji-tae
Cast Kang Hye-jeong

DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
  • Standard Definition presentation
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo
  • Original Korean and English soundtracks
  • Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
  • Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
  • Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
  • Audio commentary by Film critic Shin Hyung-chul
  • Audio commentary by Film critic Kim Young-jin
  • New introduction to the film by director Park Chan-wook
  • Film Critics on Oldboy, featurette with Oh Dong-jin, Lee Dong-jin, Darcy Paquet and Chris Fujiwara
  • Filmmakers on Oldboy, featurette with Directors Kim Jee-woon and Ryoo Seung-wan
  • Photographer of Time, an interview with stills photographer Han Se-jun
  • Interview with director Park Chan-wook
  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
  • Trailers, teasers and TV spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

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