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I Saw The Devil (2011)

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This sounds like it is going to be really good.

Magnet Releasing, announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Kim Ji-Woon’s (‘The Good, The Bad and The Weird’) I Saw The Devil at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished, I Saw The Devil stars Lee Byung-hyun as Dae-hoon, a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer, played by Oldboy’s Choi Min-sik. Vowing revenge, Dae-hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge.

"I SAW THE DEVIL is one of the most riveting and unrelenting films I've ever seen. It is an undisputable masterpiece," said Magnet SVP Tom Quinn. "Unparalleled in it's brutality, Kim Jeewoon deftly takes the serial killer thriller to new, profoundly disturbing heights. It's hard to imagine curating a genre label that didn't include this remarkable achievement."

Magnet will release I SAW THE DEVIL theatrically in first quarter 2011.

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Just watched the trailer for this, these two actors are at the top of their games, looking forward to this, the dude from Chud gave it a great review.

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Damn this one was pretty brutal, jumped out of my seat a couple times... This should be classified as a horror movie and a good one at that.. I can't imagine what the uncut version would be like, crazy stuff man!!!

i liked it alot, directing & acting great!

I think Choi Min-shik has potential to claim the sick-psyhco role from Anthony Wong.

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Watched last night. A+ until the last 30 mins or so then it turns into "out of convienence" and "predictable" type plotting. Still it didnt make me enjoy the ending any less. overall score of A

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I got to check this out on the big screen yesterday...and all I can say is wow, what a movie! It`s becoming increasingly clear to me that Kim Ji-woon is incapable of making a bad movie, no matter what genre he turns his hand to, but especially when he`s teamed with Lee Byung-hun.

`I Saw the Devil` works on the same visceral level as `The Good. The Bad. The Weird`, but for those that want to, there is also more to read into as was the case with `A Bittersweet Life`.

The movie is a brutal ride from start to finish, and definitely not for the squeamish, but it never strays into the territory of `torture porn`, with the story and characters always being front and center.

Along the way Ji-woon throwns in subtle nods to David Lynch`s `Blue Velvet` and Park Chan-wooks `OldBoy`...and yeah I would completely agree with sifu iron perm that Choi Min-sik seems to be channeling Anthony Wong`s performance in `Ebola Syndrome` by the end of the movie...completely unhinged.

Lee Byun-hun is also in top form as usual, portraying the emotions of grieving for the loss of a loved one balanced with the unstoppable anger to get revenge perfectly...there are similar themes being explored here as in Park Chan-wooks Vengeance trilogy, particularly `Sympathy for Mr Vengeance`.

All in all I would say this is a must-see movie, and further proof that the Korean movie industry is back on top as the leading country for quality Asian movies after a brief period of quiet. If Kim Ji-woon does decide to go ahead with his English language debut `Max & the Junkmen` (a re-make of the French movie `Max et les Ferrailleurs`) for his next movie, I hope it will be up the same standard as his Korean output.

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Yeah, i saw that.

Sorry, I always feel like an R1 release for a strong movie warrants its own thread. Hopefully I don't come across like a spammer.

In future, I'll start to use "main" threads, if available.

Mods: Feel free to move or delete. =D

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All in all I would say this is a must-see movie, and further proof that the Koream movie industry is back on top as the leading country for quality Asian movies after a brief period of quiet. If Kim Ji-woon does decide to go ahead with his English language debut `Max & the Junkmen` (a re-make of the French movie `Max et les Ferrailleurs`) for his next movie, I hope it will be up the same standard as his Korean output.

I would put Korean Cinema on my top Asian movie industry as well...

1. S. Korea

2. Japan

3. Thailand

4. Hong Kong/China- where are you guys???? what happen?? they use to be the king of Asia???

5. Indonesia and others

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