Tartan Asia Extreme distributed some of the most important Asian cinema titles in the 2000's, and some of their DVDs are now available on the Terracotta store.
Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema, Oldboy tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, without knowing his captor. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge which will yield yet more unimaginable horrors...
Directed with flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), Oldboy blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino.
Single disc version
Director: Park Chan-wook
Cast: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
Genre: Revenge thriller
Language: Korean (with English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Runtime: 120 minutes