Oldboy Collector’s Edition Boxset DVD Coming Nov 14th

Posted by: Michael
Hide your octopi, Oldboy is coming back for seconds. On November 14th, Tartan Video’s Asia Extreme™ will be unleashing the definitive Oldboy Collector's Edition DVD onto DVD shelves. The first release in Tartan’s "Vengeance Trilogy Collector's Series,” 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 Of” lists in 2005 (including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and The Onion) and currently #118 on IMDB.com’s list of all-time greatest films, Oldboy was the first U.S. release in Tartan and Director Park Chanwook’s "Vengeance Trilogy.”

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 room” 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 tormentor’s tortures have only just begun … 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 Oldboy’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 Korea” at the 2005 Hong Kong Film Awards; "Best Foreign Film” at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards and five "Grand Bell” awards in South Korea, including "Best Director” and "Best Actor”. 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)
OldBoy Review by Michael
9 out of 10 Stars
Old boy is my second foray into foreign films, with Bad Guy being my first one. I gotta say holy crap was this movie good. It was mesmorizing from start to finish. Never thought I would say that about...

OldBoy Review by Hakeem
10 out of 10 Stars
Chan-wook Park's Oldboy has been getting so much praise over the past two years that I thought it would be impossible for it to meet my expectations. Getting "Best Movie of the Year" awards by many mo...
Special DVD features include:


  • Feature Film
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Director and Cinematographer’s Commentary
  • Director and Cast Commentary


  • 5 Behind the Scenes Documentaries:
    • Making the Film – The Cast Remembers (11 mins.)
    • Production Design (13 mins.)
    • The Music Score (17 mins.)
    • CGI Documentary (8 mins.)
    • Flashback (23 mins.)
  • Cast & Crew interviews (41 mins.)
  • 10 Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary (25 mins.)
  • Featurette: ‘Le Grand Prix at Cannes’ (9 mins.)


  • The Autobiography of Oldboy (212 mins.)
  • A video diary from each of the 69 shooting days.


  • Special collector’s edition card featuring an actual film cell from the theatrical 35mm print.
  • The first volume of the Old Boy graphic novel upon which the movie is based. The graphic novel was recently released in North America by Dark Horse Comics.
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.


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