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    It would be a sin to reveal too much about this riveting and bizarre thriller from Korean director Chan Wook Park, except to say that it's about a man named Dae-Su (Choi Min-Sik) who is locked in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing his captor's motives. When he is finally released, Dae Su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and strangeness. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls for an attractive sushi chef (Gang Hye-Jung), who feeds him live octopus and who may or may not be involved with the bizarre mystery. This is all served up in a striking palette of purples and dark reds; oozing with post-neo-noir style, and stuffed with insanely malicious twists and turns. Choi Min-Sik is terrific in the lead, counterbalancing over-the-top hysterics with deadpan cool to run the gamut of Asian antihero traits. There are intense fight scenes (Dae Su's favorite weapon is a hammer), look-away moments of torture and self-mutilation, sex, and gallons of black humor. Not for the squeamish, but for those seeking something wholly original and daring, this cinematic entree is alive--it's hard to imagine a better slice of psycho-shock sensationalism.

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    UPC 842498050040
    Studio Palisades Tartan/Kino Lorber
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama/Suspense/Thriller/Foreign Video - Korean
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.25 lbs
    Stars Bo-Kyeong Kim, Yoo Ji-tae, Choi Min-Sik
    Directors Chan Wook Park
    Country of Origin United States

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