Oldboy – On 4K Digital Download, DVD, Blu-ray and Ltd Ed 4-Disc Blu-ray

Out on:4K 26th Aug. 2019
Blu-Ray 23rd Sept. 2019
DVD 23rd Sept. 2019

Fast sell:

It’s time to experience extreme vengeance as Park Chan-wook’s sensationally violent masterpiece Oldboy is released with a newly mastered 4K restoration courtesy of Arrow Films.

On 4K Digital Download 26th August and DVD, Blu-ray & Limited Edition 4-disc Blu-ray 23rd September.

Key talent:

Director
Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden, Lady Vengeance)

Cast
Choi Min-sik (I Saw The Devil, Lucy)
Kang Hye-jung (Lady Vengeance)
Yu Ji-tae (The House That Jack Built)

Synopsis:

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...

We like it because:

Often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema, Oldboy is a brutal modern classic of the revenge genre.

Directed with immense 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. The film went on to become an international smash hit, 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 in a four-disc set with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance (the other two films in the Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy) and a massive array of extras, including the feature-length documentary Old Days.

Special Features:

Oldboy 4-disc Limited Edition:

• Four-disc edition featuring Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance and the feature-length documentary Old Days
• Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin
• Limited edition 100-page hardbound book featuring new writing by Simon Abrams, Kat Ellinger, and archival articles
• Double-sided fold-out poster

DISC ONE – OLDBOY

• Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• 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
• “Bring My Love” music video by Starsailor, using clips of the film
• Trailers and teasers
• Image gallery

DISC TWO – OLD DAYS

• Old Days: An Oldboy Story (110 mins), 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

DISC THREE – SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Newly translated English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan
• Screaming for Vengeance, Kim Newman on the Vengeance Trilogy and the tradition of revenge films
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes and cast and crew interviews
• Trailers
• Image gallery

DISC FOUR – LADY VENGEANCE

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of two versions of the film, the original theatrical version and the fade to black and white version
• Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
• Newly translated English subtitles
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook, director of photography Jung Jung-hoon and art director Joh Hwa-seong
• Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook and actress Lee Yeong-ae
• Audio commentary by academic Richard Peña
• Extensive archival making-of featurettes, behind the scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews and deleted scenes
• Trailers
• Image gallery

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Oldboy 2-disc Limited Edition:

• Two-disc edition featuring a new restoration of Oldboy, and Old Days the acclaimed making-of documentary
• Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson
• Fully Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by Simon Abrams and archival articles

DISC ONE – OLDBOY

• Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• 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
• “Bring My Love” music video by Starsailor, using clips of the film
• Trailers and teasers
• Image gallery

DISC TWO – OLD DAYS

• Old Days: An Oldboy Story(110 mins), 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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Oldboy DVD:

• Brand new restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
• Standard Definition presentation
• Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo
• Original Korean and English soundtracks
• 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
• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Extensive cast and crew interviews
• Trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

Editor's Notes:

4K Digital Download will be available on Apple TV and iTunes.

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Arrow Video
Certificate
18
Release date
23rd September, 2019
4K release
26th August, 2019

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Park Chan-wook
Stars
  • Choi Min-sik
  • Kang Hye-jung
  • Yu Ji-tae

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