I Saw the Devil details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Chun Ho-Jin, Oh San-Ha, Choi Moo-Seong, Kim Yoon-Seo, Kim In-Seo, Chun Kook-Haun, Byung-hun Lee, Gook-hwan Jeon, Ho-Jin Jeon, San-ha Oh, Yoon-seo Kim|
|Directors:||Ji-woon Kim, Kim Jee-Woon|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Horror - Comedy, Zombies, Thriller - Action/Adventure, World Cinema|
|Original title||Akmareul boatda|
|Collections:||Awesome Asian Films, Exclusive!, Exclusives, HD Films, HD Horror, HD Horror Movies, Ledge of Your Seat, LOVEFiLM Exclusives|
I Saw the Devil
|2hrs 18 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Amazing stuff.By Szamanka (5 reviews) from London , 04 Apr 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The only way to describe 'I Saw the Devil' would be to describe it as the Lawrence of Arabia of serial killer movies, an epic of envelope-pushing ultra-violence that manages to trump Oldboy as the new classic of South Korean filmmaking.
I challenge anyone to give up on this one once it gets started, as it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go for the lengthy running time. Those familiar with 'A Bittersweet Life' or 'A Tale of Two Sisters' will know the style of director (Kim Jee-Woon), and be prepared for explosive and traumatic action scenes, unexpected plot developments, and snippets of black humour - I Saw the Devil takes these elements and boosts the whole concoction to a frenzied extreme. This film was censored for violence in Korea upon release:- those familar with korean film will know that this is no mean feat.
The comparison with Se7en is understandable, but this film has a more heightened sense of tragedy, and more interesting characters within.
Approach with caution, but approach nonetheless.
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edge of the seat !!!By a customer , 17 Oct 2012never reviewed anything in my life but had to on this one !!! amazing edge of your seat stuff here !!! if you complain about the subtitles then perhaps you should stick to shrek ???
fans of old boy will love this
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Sick n CleverBy doodar1 (1 review) from London , 14 Oct 2012love korean and foreign movies this was a good example very interesting concept revenge gets given a new meaning sick twisted and all that great stuff a movie should have
Thought provoking!By Lucylemonpip (33 reviews) , 13 Oct 2012Excellent movie, even if it is subtitled! Great story-line, tense at times, brilliant acting. It was often brutal, but then these things do happen in true life.
It made me wonder if indeed revenge is sweet, or whether it is actually damaging to the person seeking it. It showed that even the most brutal and unrepenting of people can still have something that they themselves actually care about, whilst professing to have nothing that can touch them. I think, therefore, that maybe revenge is better done quickly, such that the person seeking revenge doesn't end up even more damaged than they were by the perpetrator's initial actions. An eye for any eye, yes, but not at any price.
Brillant FilmBy a customer , 10 Oct 2012brilliant a must watch, loved the gore and the acting was superb! Couldnt take my eyes away from start to finish!
Very Sick... But equally good!By DBG-S (3 reviews) , 08 Oct 2012Without a doubt, one of the sickest films I've ever seen, but still... Very good. Origina storyline and well cast.