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Oldboy is headed again to theaters for its Twentieth Anniversary, and a brand new trailer for the re-release makes it official. Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy might be re-released in theaters with a “restored and remastered” model on August sixteenth. You possibly can try the trailer for it beneath!

This is the synopsis for Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy:

Oh Dae-Su (Choi Min-sik), an obnoxious drunk kidnapped on a wet evening in 1988, wakes up in a wierd, windowless lodge room. Stored beneath lock and key for an unknown motive, Oh Dae-Su’s invisible captors preserve him fed and systematically sedated to avert suicide, offering solely a color tv to preserve him firm. And after fifteen lengthy years in captivity, perplexed Oh Dae-Su finds himself launched. Now, his pitiless abductors encourage Oh Dae-Su to trace down those behind the mysterious kidnapping and at last get his brutal, longed-for revenge on the unknown tormentor. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su a lot that he would deny him a fast and clear dying?

Oldboy was a milestone movie when it was launched in 2003 (primarily based on the manga Previous Boy), which helped Korean cinema really leap shores and achieve a global following. It was successful that paved the way in which to Squid Game and different Korean TV collection and movies to turn out to be massive hits for Netflix and different streaming providers within the 2020s.

The recognition of Oldboy has confirmed to be each enduring (20 years sturdy) and distinctive to Park Chan-wook’s imaginative and prescient. FilmDistrict tried to place out an Oldboy remake ten years after the unique (2013), starring future Marvel stars Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen. The remake was accomplished by the in a position palms of Spike Lee, nevertheless it did not matter: Oldboy (2013) crashed and burned with each critics and American audiences, carrying the grand dishonor of getting one of many lowest openings of all time, in addition to one of many lowest field workplace runs of recent instances, incomes simply $5.2 million worldwide in its whole theatrical run.

In the meantime, the unique Oldboy nonetheless holds up as a significant cult movie favourite. Choi Min-sik’s efficiency as Oh Dae-su included revolutionary highlights for the time of the 2000s, together with the actor consuming a dwell octopus on digital camera, or doing brutal motion/stunt choreography in a one-take hallway combat sequence that may go on to turn out to be a staple of the motion style (see: Netflix’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and so forth.).

Oldboy might be re-released in theaters on August

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