Oldboy Collectorâ€™s Edition Boxset DVD Coming Nov 14thPosted by: Michael Hide your octopi, Oldboy is coming back for seconds. On November 14th, Tartan Videoâ€™s Asia Extremeâ„¢ will be unleashing the definitive Oldboy Collector's Edition DVD onto DVD shelves. The first release in Tartanâ€™s "Vengeance Trilogy Collector's Series,â€ this three-disc set will include over 350 minutes of bonus material, plus three cast & crew commentaries, an exclusive film cell from the 35mm reel and the first volume of the Old Boy graphic novel on which the film is based. Featured on over 50 "Best Ofâ€ lists in 2005 (including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and The Onion) and currently #118 on IMDB.comâ€™s list of all-time greatest films, Oldboy was the first U.S. release in Tartan and Director Park Chanwookâ€™s "Vengeance Trilogy.â€
Based on the Japanese graphic novel of the same name, Oldboy concerns Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), an average family man who is kidnapped and imprisoned in a "hotel roomâ€ for 15 years without explanation. With no human interaction, his only company is the television where he sees he has been framed for the murder of his wife. Suddenly released, Oh Dae-su struggles to unravel the bizarre and twisting mystery of his imprisonment and seek revenge. But he soon realizes that his tormentorâ€™s tortures have only just begun â€¦ An anglicized remake of Oldboy is currently in the works from Vertigo Entertainment and Universal Pictures. No cast has been announced but Russell Crowe, Nicholas Cage and Tom Jane have all been rumored for the film.
Both of the other films in the Vengeance Trilogy have been released theatrically by Tartan Films as well. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is currently available on DVD and Lady Vengeance, in which Oldboyâ€™s Choi Min-sik also stars, will be available on DVD September 26th. Directed by the acclaimed Park Chanwook, Oldboy was the winner of the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; "Best Asian Film, South Koreaâ€ at the 2005 Hong Kong Film Awards; "Best Foreign Filmâ€ at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards and five "Grand Bellâ€ awards in South Korea, including "Best Directorâ€ and "Best Actorâ€. It was also nominated for a 2006 Saturn Award for Best Action/Adventure film. You not sure just how good this movie is? Check out two of our reviews. (Hakeem's is particularly good)
Special DVD features include:
INCLUDED IN METAL CASE
The DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen. The Korean-language track can be viewed in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS 5.1 Surround Sound (either with English or Spanish subtitles). An English-language track is also available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.