Mystery Oldboy (2003)

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  1. Kuze

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    Or Oldeuboi is a South Korean crime thriller mental stuff. Thought I'd check it out this weekend. Anyone else who has watched this?

    There's a Japanese manga source and a 2013 English remake.


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    Chan Wook Parks opus. This was THE asian movie back in day. Don't let the weebz wax on about Battle Royale or The Ring. Lies.

    Check the rest of the Revenge trilogy, I Saw The Decvil and Memories Of Murder for similar. Save The Green Planet! pwns them all but is different.
     
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    The themes in this movie were very odd--so good. Many people liked its gore and badassery, but I personally enjoyed the way it handled the idea of revenge and its cause-and-effect.

    Like Snap mentioned, I Saw the Devil is a similar movie and is just as good of a watch. You're in for a good time.
     
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    This is one of the darkest, most disturbing films I've seen. And like StrawHats said it's really the themes and soulcrushingly disturbing final twist that really makes this a film you won't likely forget.

    Also check out Park Chan Wook's latest: Stoker. An equally dark and disturbing but very differs t film. About a family that slowly falls apart and a careful exploration and ultimately deconstruction of the American dream.

    @Oh Snape: Shut up you! Battle Royale is awesome.
     
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    Incidentally I came here to ask about Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, which sounded the most appealing of the three. I figured if I was going to watch three vaguely related films, I might as well do it in order.

    I've actually got all five of these films listed as something to check out, but I'm incredibly bad at just sitting down to watch subtitled stuff. I haven't heard of Save The Green Planet, but the premise sounds sufficiently dumb for me to check it out as well.

    Side-note, I also didn't like Battle Royale, so more power to ya.
     
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    I enjoyed OldBoy when I saw it, but it's not something I've ever felt any great need to revisit.

    Beyond the revenge theme and some shared casting, there's not much to really connect them. I actually thought Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance was the least of the three, but it's still perfectly watchable.
     
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    That's what I figured, but I thought I might as well go with release order since I planned on watching all three of them anyway. Good to know though, thanks.
     
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    Yeah all three have common themes, namely revenge. However I think they're also about redemption and 'letting things go.' Nobody likes a Madara. Park has a knack for dark humour and razer sharp editing as well.

    For the record, I really dug the BR movie, some memorable scenes and shame Kinji Fukasaku died during filming of BR2 as that had some cracking concepts and was ballsy as hell for when it was released.



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    I saw the devil is pretty great. Memories of murder is personally one of my favorite movies. There is just something so unique about it and it manages to portray the atmosphere so well.

    a bittersweet life is another amazing movie.
     
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    While we are at it, Park Chan-wook's new movie The Handmaiden dropped last month.
     
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    Oh thanks for the heads up. I'll defo check it out.
     
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    Handmaiden sounds great.

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    Stoker was beyond creepy in places but tried too hard to be Lynch esque. Also 'I Am A Cyborg, But Its Ok' has one of the most organic relationships I've seen on film.
     
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