Old Boy and more from Tartan Asia Extreme
Tartan Video have sent through this recent press release detailing their plans for Park Chan-wook's Old Boy and additional titles on the Tartan Asia Extreme label...
Having knocked out judges at this year’s Cannes, winning the Grand Prix Du Jury prize and championed by Tarantino, Park Chan-Wook’s startling OLD BOY hits the DVD shelves with full force on 28th February in a two-disc set. Unsettling but ingenious and darkly comic, it’s a revenge movie wrapped in a mystery that twists the nerves at every scene. Following a drunken spree, a businessman is arrested and imprisoned for 15 years, not knowing his crime or who his captors are. Suddenly, he’s released and given three days to discover why he was shut away and who was responsible. A critical and box-office hit, the double disc set includes newly created English subtitles and commentaries with a Tartan exclusive Park Chan-Wook interview and original UK trailer. Be part of this new cool cinema before Hollywood disembowels it.
Park Chan-Wook’s previous film, the brutally uncompromising SYMPATHY FOR MR VENGEANCE is also released in the same month in a COLLECTORS EDITION, remastered with a new Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, new packaging and special features.
Tartan is also shattering the Spring with more Asian Extreme titles which enhance the growing popularity and diversity of films from Korea and Japan. Having built up and international reputation with Ring and Dark Water, Hideo Nakata’s psychological thriller CHAOS tells of the kidnapping of a businessman’s life but as the labyrinthine plot unravels, it becomes clear that things aren’t what they seem. Released in a double-disc set with his TV series CURSE DEATH AND SPIRIT. Keep watching the skies in April for SAVE THE GREEN PLANET, an insanely delirious tale by Korea’s Jang Jun-Hwan about one man’s attempts to uncover an alien plot to conquer the world.
Further thrills and chills come from INTO THE MIRROR in April. Then in May THE ISLE, a hauntingly disturbing love story from director, Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy, and Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring) and the final part of the classic Hong-Kong cop trilogy, INFERNAL AFFAIRS 3. Then catch your breath before the Summer assault begins!
All titles will retail at £19.99rrp