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Oldboy (Chan-wook Park - 2003)


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Fucking hell, I never normally get this from seeing movies, but the scene with the octopus really made me want to vomit, I mean, my stomach actually felt sick.

Is it really common practice in Korea to eat them alive? Really, I couldn’t give a fine fuck about the animal cruelty aspect of it, but it was the grossest thing I’ve ever seen on film, along with the shit eating in Salo. Just horrible.



Oldboy is still the coolest movie I’ve seen this year though. If there’s any justice it will do very well


#2

yes, the movie kicks fucking ass, but the scene was kinda sick , you’re right. hehe


#3

Today I have seen the movie. Awesome! I can’t find words in this moment, absolutely astonishing piece of modern moviemaking.



About the scene: I don’t thought it was hard to watch. It wasn’t very extreme or sick, I don’t understand what you mean. Bringing the guys’ teeth out with a hammer was much harder, but I don’t think OLDBOY is a very gory or brutal movie. Its today’s standart in violence.


#4

i didn’t have a problem watching that scene either.

I dunno why, but i think it’s different from person to person.

If i was eating a hot dog and you tell me that there’s shit in it just to make my stomach feel bad, damn, i wouldn’t have a problem with that. i would enjoy it even more to piss you off :wink:

however, i don’t think the violence in this movie is main thing.

i actually don’t really remember them cause i paid too much attention on other things.

Park Chan Wook said once that the violence is not the thing about this movie and in my case, he was right.

don’t just watch movies because people tell you "hey man, that’s the most violent movie i’ve seen. check it out"

i think that’s kinda stupid.

ok, i’m going too much off topic here so i’ll stop.


#5

[quote=“clown”]
i think that’s kinda stupid.
[/quote]

Indeed! I hate it when people watch movies because of silly things like violence. Oldboy is art in its true sense :slight_smile:


#6

thank got, its not miramax:



http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=5383





and look at that:



http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=18455


#7

interview w/ director of Oldboy

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#8

Damn, this movie looks fucking awesome



http://www.cinemas-online.co.uk/trailers/OLDBOY_FF.mov


#9

go and watch it.

The remake’s already in work, should come out 2006.

you got 2 years left to watch the original :slight_smile:


#10

When does this come out in the U.S.? Not sure if I should buy this or wait


#11

[quote=“IL_Buono”]
When does this come out in the U.S.? Not sure if I should buy this or wait
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its out in german theaters now. i think Kino or Tartan picked it for the US



imdb.com has no release date for the US. that sucks


#12

October 15th

That’s the release date for UK

hey, wait, it’s already 21th…

what’re doing here?

GOOOOOOOOOOO! :smiley:


#13

I live in the U.S., buddy


#14

i wasn’t talking to you, buddy.

i was talking to all the guys here from the uk


#15

Well since nobody in this thread is from the U.K., I thought you were talking to me, buddy


#16

[quote=“Stacks”]
Fucking hell, I never normally get this from seeing movies, but the scene with the octopus really made me want to vomit, I mean, my stomach actually felt sick.

Is it really common practice in Korea to eat them alive? Really, I couldn’t give a fine fuck about the animal cruelty aspect of it, but it was the grossest thing I’ve ever seen on film, along with the shit eating in Salo. Just horrible.



Oldboy is still the coolest movie I’ve seen this year though. If there’s any justice it will do very well
[/quote]

Haha it wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be, but it was a little nausiating I guess. I can usually handle extreme stuff like that, so the octopus scene didn’t really bother me that much. I’ve actually only watched about 40 minutes of the movie (just paused it a couple minutes ago because i’m starting to get tired), but so far it is pretty awesome. I just hope that I haven’t guessed one of the main twists correctly, because I always do that and end up being a bit disappointed because I already know what’s going to happen.


#17

Yep…I was right about the twist. Still an awesome movie though.


#18

There are 2 new dvd for oldboy. The first one is Korean Ultimate Edition which includes 2 bonus discs and a soundtrack cd. It’s all packed in a handmade copper box. The price pretty unbelievable, about 100$.

Here is more info about extras and pics: http://www.koreandvds.com/dvddetail.html?id=19912



The second release is a normal price Final Edition which includes the first two discs from Ultimate Edition. I don’t know if extras are subbed or not.



What’s interesting besides all new extras is that these dvds have new, remastered and totally different looking transfer. The difference to old dvd is huge. And it’s not even sure which one is closer to what the director originally wanted the film to look.

Here’s a comparison review: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare7/oldboy.htm


#19

yesasia already shipped mine ultimate edition,

just waiting for it to come here :slight_smile:







anyone who saw oldboy will love this boxset :slight_smile:


#20

OMG, how much did you pay it??

And I thought the box shaped like the elevator doors was cool.