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daisho2004

I Saw The Devil (2011)

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There's a nice torrent for it on ADC (www.asiandvdclub.org) where someone made a custom extended cut on Blu-ray:

http://asiandvdclub.org/details.php?id=49615&hit=1

Here's a description:

This custom disc takes the 142-minute International cut and adds more than 2 minutes of additional footage from the 144-minute Korean cut. I also gathered together all the extras from the US and UK editions in this custom disc. For the custom playlist of extras, each chapter corresponds to one featurette so you can jump around easily.

The International cut, while shorter, has some unique content not seen in the Korean cut, including more gore. It also has tighter editing, which is certainly significant for a movie of this length. Most of the content that is unique to the Korean version does not really add to the story except for the rape scene, which I've added to this 144-minute custom cut.

The total movie runtime for this custom, which includes two different frame rates, is 2:24:31, which extends the International cut by approximately 2min 20s. I also substituted about 14 seconds of the US edition with the parallel scene from the UK edition to deal with a split-edit transition (see below). The original US Magnolia m2ts stream file has not been altered, and the UK Optimum clip has not been reencoded; I used seamless branching to add the extra footage. The movie's chapter points have been mapped to the original positions, so the scene menu functions the same as the retail disc despite the lengthened playtime.

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daisho2004....this news should have you jumping for joy - the Korean Blu-ray edition has been announced with a released date of July 27th, and it has everything you want - the Theatrical & the International cut, along with all the extra's from the original release.

My advice is to pick it up while you can, these First Press Limited Editions never stay in print for long.

http://www.yesasia.com/global/i-saw-the-devil-blu-ray-2-disc-theatrical-international-cut-first/1024562092-0-0-0-en/info.html

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OAB: Sounds good I think, I'll have to pick it up! I already have it on the US BR edition but haven't had time to watch it yet!

OAB: Do you know if The Good, The Bad & The Weird had a release like that on BR?

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OAB: Sounds good I think, I'll have to pick it up! I already have it on the US BR edition but haven't had time to watch it yet!

Agreed, happy to see there's a release that caters to fans needs, the first thought that popped into my head when I saw this release was "Oh, I bet daisho2004 will be the first person to pick this up!"

OAB: Do you know if The Good, The Bad & The Weird had a release like that on BR?

Ha ha....it feels like you & I have had this conversation many times! As I said in the original thread about this movie (posts 43, 48, & 50 - http://www.kungfucinema.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5282&page=5), the only release of the Korean version on Blu-ray is the French one.

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OAB: Sorry Bro I get confused! I'm still keeping the faith alive! I want the uncut version on BR with an all region release!

All I Wanted Was Sharks With Frickin Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads!

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I watched I Saw the Devil tonight. It was good. I think the film could have used some trimming down though. It needed to lose at least 30-40 minutes, that would result in a more relentless feel- something this movie would benefit from as it is very basic.

Some really ponderous scenes weighed it down. Overall, I think it could have been a really brutal 90 minute chase film.

One thing that I liked was the black humour-like when*Spoiler* the forensics guys put the head in a box and then they stumble and the head falls out rolls around-I was cracking up at that.

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OK I watch this again the other from the BR US release, and there were some scenes cut out. There is a sex scene where he is at the Hotel/House with his sicko friend and that wacko chick, and he bangs her over the kitchen sink, now in all honesty if you never scene that scene before than you really aren't missing anything except that that chick has been with them for a while. One key deleted scene I really liked was at the end of the movie when Soo is waiting at the Airport and he sees a young school girl all by herself and this pervert Guy stalking her and following her. Now Soo has been given leave by his Boss and told to lay low he is in hiding wearing glasses and a baseball hat, when the camera zooms in on his face and you can really see he is still confused what he wants to do, but after a minute he grabs his bag and walks towards the escalator to deal with the pervert or that is OH it ends. Now I really wish they had left that scene in the movie it was really good.

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That sex/rape scene gives more screentime to the character otherwise she's too absent from that part of the film, it also reinforce the fact that they are a bunch of f* up people lol! The scene was there when I saw it in Korea.

Btw, the actress who plays the girl is one hot model! :tongue:

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Listen I do agree that they were a bunch of Fucked Up People, but if you didn't see the Korean version thanb it really wasn't a major thing. Unlike the Scenes cutout of The Good, The Bad & The Weird the last 5 minutes were great scenes and should've been left in the movie! I still Fucking Pissed off about that!

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Hey, I saw this a while back on my friends optimum blu-ray disc and think we watched the international version (extreme sadistic violence!) but unfortunately my memory's a bit scatty now and I can't quite remember what scenes I saw and what might have been deleted scenes I watched as extra's (I remember the rape scene).

I've just picked up the region 2 dvd as I don't have blu-ray yet and am wondering what version of the film it contains? Is it the international cut or the korean cut? Anyone know?

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It seems the region 2 dvd is the korean cut in case anyone was wondering. Will have to get myself a blu ray player one day and check out the international cut. Looks ridiculously extreme from the comparisons.

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This site does a pretty good comparison of the 2 versions....I watched the movie on the cinema in Japan, and it was the Korean cut that was shown, so I'm also curious to see the International version having read about the differences....the ironic thing is, it seems that most people on here, although not living in Korea, have only seen the Korean version!

http://wildgrounds.com/2011/04/12/i-saw-the-devil-korean-vs-international-cut/

It seems the region 2 dvd is the korean cut in case anyone was wondering. Will have to get myself a blu ray player one day and check out the international cut. Looks ridiculously extreme from the comparisons.

Both the Korean standard DVD release & Blu-Ray release feature the Korean & International cuts, so those are the best versions to go for in my opinion -

Standard - http://www.yesasia.com/global/i-saw-the-devil-dvd-3-disc-first-press-limited-edition-korea-version/1024202935-0-0-0-en/info.html

Blu-Ray - http://www.yesasia.com/global/i-saw-the-devil-blu-ray-2-disc-theatrical-international-cut-first/1024562092-0-0-0-en/info.html

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I like how it compares both versions, and I myself have seen both. So its kinda hard to say which one is really better, I did like the International Cut better only because of the ending. But I wish that the Asian Market starts to put both versions on DVD so we can choose which version we want to watch!

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But I wish that the Asian Market starts to put both versions on DVD so we can choose which version we want to watch!

I wish Kim Jee-woon would make his mind and deliver only one version instead of two. Ok, with Devil there were a few censorship issues, but most of the differences had nothing to do with censorship. The same thing with his previous film, The Good, The Bad, The Weird. The International version was approximately the same lenght as the Korean version, and the differences had nothing to do with foreign or local audiences. The guy just can't decide what kind of films he wants to release, so he keeps making two version with slightly different music, slightly different editing, slightly different ending, a few scenes added and a few scenes deleted.... Even A Bittersweet Life exists in two versions...

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Both the Korean standard DVD release & Blu-Ray release feature the Korean & International cuts, so those are the best versions to go for in my opinion -

Standard - http://www.yesasia.com/global/i-saw-the-devil-dvd-3-disc-first-press-limited-edition-korea-version/1024202935-0-0-0-en/info.html

Blu-Ray - http://www.yesasia.com/global/i-saw-the-devil-blu-ray-2-disc-theatrical-international-cut-first/1024562092-0-0-0-en/info.html

Thanks One Armed Boxer. Good to know there's the international cut available on dvd.

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Watched this last night on netflicks, was excited to watch two of the finest actors working today, seriously, Lee Byung-hun is one of the best leading men in film today, he oozes charisma in every scene.

The movie itself however fell flat for me, I became increasingly frustrated with every rape and murder Choi Min-sik committed, I'm not sure about the rest of you, but if I happened upon some asshole trying to rape a young teenage girl it would be enough for me to kill the fuck without losing a loved one, I understand what they were trying to go for, but it didn't make much sense, plus the end, what was the point of beheading the guy in front of his family? Especially a young boy who I'm sure had enough problems with an estranged father, not to mention he told him were to find him in the first place.

I understand you wouldn't of had a movie if he just killed him the first time around, and I was glad it didn't turn into an hour long torture porn but really the end left me feeling like he got off easy, not to mention he was getting off on it. Well maybe I'll enjoy the Good-Bad-Weird better.

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I'm not sure about the rest of you, but if I happened upon some asshole trying to rape a young teenage girl it would be enough for me to kill the fuck without losing a loved one

@Tosh: I feel you on this level I'd just wanna blow that Fucker Away! End of Story! But in the movie he just wanted him to suffer! I didn't like that he wasn't in time to help the Nurse right away, but he did get there eventually.

And on another note: Good-Bad-Weird is a great movie but if you can watch it with the extended running time its soo much better! This is why I get pissed off I want both viewing options on my BR!

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Finally caught this one, I believe it was the US domestic release. It had the cut scenes on the disc as a extras. They filled in some small plot holes, I could have done with out the disturbing sex scene, eeeech. Yes, they should have left the original ending on.

Yes it was frustrated to see more innocents get caught up in the killers path but that's a big part of the movie. He wanted revenge but its cost, first to random strangers, eventually the people in his life are in danger.

I loved the dark humor that was thrown in, like the screwdriver and when he tells the nurse not to leave. I feel it had just the right amount of humor, just brief flashes, for such a dark movie. I couldn't help but think of how lame some of the humor was in similar Hong Kong movies.

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I did like the International Cut better only because of the ending.

Yes, they should have left the original ending on.

I'd watched the Korean cut of this a couple of times last year, but finally got around to watching the International cut yesterday. I'm a little confused by the comments though, as both versions had the same ending, I'm curious to know what ending it was you guys saw?

Yes it was frustrated to see more innocents get caught up in the killers path but that's a big part of the movie. He wanted revenge but its cost, first to random strangers, eventually the people in his life are in danger.

It's really refreshing to see comments like this that look past the obvious visceral thrill it provides, to appreciate the bigger picture of what's happening. I agree there's something cathartic about watching Min-sik getting a taste of his own medicine from Byung-hun, but I think the movie is much more about the cost of Byung-hun's actions on himself and those around him, than just the simple concept of taking revenge for the death of a loved one.

As is implied by the title of the movie itself, he's so hell bent on getting revenge for the death of his fiance, that he doesn't stop for a moment to consider the implications of what leaving Min-sik alive means for the other innocent victims he goes after, and ultimately on his fiances family, even after her sister begs him to stop.

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I think that's where its power really lies, in showing how blind revenge can make us, and in the end just as Min-sik ends up murdering the whole family, Byung-hun almost goes one better by leaving Min-sik's equally innocent family with the psychological torment of not only seeing their own family member killed right in front of them, but also to live with the fact that by opening the door it was they that actually killed him.

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I'd watched the Korean cut of this a couple of times last year, but finally got around to watching the International cut yesterday. I'm a little confused by the comments though, as both versions had the same ending, I'm curious to know what ending it was you guys saw?

The dvd I saw ends with Agent Kim walking away from the killers house after the taxi drops off the family. In the extras it shows him getting a new identity and waiting in a bus or ferry stop, which I assume was the uncut ending.

Wow my grammar sucked in that last post.

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