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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Classic Trailers: OLDBOY (2003)
Wednesday's Classic Film Trailers presents an original of a remake coming out today. Oldboy, directed by Chan-wook Park, is a bloody, meditative and insane piece of violent, art cinema. This film was my introduction into Chan-wook Park's work and Korean cinema in general. A man gets locked away, against his will, for 15 years and is then released having only 5 days to find the person(s) who captured him. Great work. Beautiful cinematography. Gutsy acting from Min-sik Choi. Amazing choreography and fight scenes. And a hammer. Still a great film and the middle film in Park's vengeance trilogy. The first film being Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) and the third being Lady Vengeance (2005). I am interested in seeing what Spike Lee has done with this remake starring Josh Brolin. Really intrigued by the prospect of Lee remaking such a cult favorite. Here is the trailer for the original. Enjoy.