It’s time to experience extreme vengeance as Park Chan-wook’s sensationally violent masterpiece Oldboy, releases again on the big screen with a newly mastered 4K restoration, on the 2nd August, courtesy of Arrow Films.
OLDBOY is released in select cinemas 2nd August, and 4K digital download 26th August 2019, courtesy of Arrow Video.
Opening with an amazing first person fight scene where the central character Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin from Chan-wook Park’s terrific Thirst) shoots, knives and punches her way through a whole host of hoods, South Korean director Byung-gil Jung sets the tone and pace of his amazing action flick all before we see the title card.
The newly crowned queen of grip-lit, Katerina Diamond, is back with a new novel The Secret and we where very interested to discover that while not writing crime novels she likes nothing more than a Korean horror thriller so we asked her to share three of her favourites with us.
You may know Korean director Park Chan-wook from his vengeance trilogy, Mr, Lady and, uh, Boy* and have high expectations for his first English language feature, Stoker. You may also presume it’s about vampires, based on knowing nothing but the title, or maybe that was just me.
Already billed as Taken meets Oldboy, The Man From Nowhere is the second feature from Jeong-beom Lee (Cruel Winter Blues), the writer-director hailed as Korea’s answer to Takeshi Kitano (Zatoichi; Sonatine; Boiling Point).