WATCH - Oldboy (Three-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition)

[29 November 2006]

By Bill Gibron

PopMatters Contributing Editor

Oldboy (Three-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition) [Tartan Video - $39.95]

As complicated a game of cat and mouse as the cinema has ever seen, Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy stands as a testament to the Nu-Asia genre of film, and South Korea’s domination of same. As part of his brilliant Vengeance Trilogy (including Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance) Park’s middle act marries Western ideas of violence as vindicator with Eastern elements of honor, status and cruelty. In a stunning new three-disc tin box collector’s set from Tartan Video, the process behind this provocative motion picture is laid bare, with the director divulging as many behind the scenes processes as possible to amplify the theme—the purposelessness of payback—of his movie. [Amazon]

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