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Old Boy 4/5
Finally, another film with an edge to it!

Old Boy is being remade by Hollywood and I suspect it will be successful. You wonder why this seemingly ordinary guy was locked up in solitary confinement for exactly 15 years…

After being released from an apartment-styled lockup, our hero finds himself being handed a call phone and book in order for his captor to provide him with clues to his captor’s identity. Along the way, he falls in love with a beautiful young chef who takes in this seemingly homeless stranger, who agrees to help him figure out the mystery of his captor and imprisonment.

hammer time

The answer will disturb some people, but if you enjoy suprises that cross moral boundaries, you may enjoy this subtitled Japanese psychological thriller. It’s more than just an ultra-violent, raw revenge film. And you’ll learn a new use for the ordinary household hammer.


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Almost weekly, Triniman catches new movies, and adds one or two CDs to his collection. Due to time constraints, he blogs about only 5% of the CDs, books and DVDs that he purchases. Holed up in the geographic centre of North America, the cultural mecca of Canada, and the sunniest city north of the 49th, Winnipeg, Triniman blogs a bit when he's not swatting mosquitoes, shoveling snow or golfing.
  • Just for your correction, it’s a Korean film, not Japanese film.

    And I was floored by the suprise of this film. Shocking and disturbing but in a good way.

  • Yes, I knew it was Korean, but due to a mental slip up, I said it was Japanese.

    When Hollywood remakes it, I really wonder how well it will go over in the US. Some people will call for it to be banned, I bet.

  • buddy, it’s a korean film

    it’s based on japanese comic….but korean film…