Park Chan-wook's Oldboy is a firm "must watch" film for any film fan, a modern cinematic classic and a definitive example of Asia extreme cinema.
Presented here in 4k UHD (restored from the original camera negative) by Arrow Video on this 2-disc blu ray set.
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 (JSA, 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, violence and pathos. Now, this masterpiece has been restored in 4K and is presented here with the feature-length documentary Old Days, and a massive array of extras.
4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY CONTENTS
Two-disc edition featuring a new restoration of Oldboy on 4K UHD Blu-ray, and the acclaimed making-of documentary Old Days on Blu-ray
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
DISC ONE – OLDBOY (4K UHD BLU-RAY)
Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
Original Korean and English soundtracks
Music and effects track
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
New audio commentary with critic Jasper Sharp and writer Simon Ward
Out of the Past, new video appreciation by Asian film expert Tony Rayns
Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
Behind the scenes featurettes
Extensive cast and crew interviews
Trailers and teasers
DISC TWO - OLD DAYS (BLU-RAY)
Old Days: An Oldboy Story, the acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook's masterpiece
Autobiography of Oldboy, a three-and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy
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