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Oldboy Viral Video Welcomes You to Hotel

Oldboy Viral Video Welcomes You to Hotel
A wall of TV screens? A cracked mirror? Dumplings? Anyone that has seen Chan-Wook Park’s Oldboy or read Garon Tsuchiya’s manga will probably be able to make sense of ‘some’ of what is shown in the latest viral video for Spike Lee’s Oldboy. The film’s US distributor, FilmDistrict, has released a rather cryptic video titled Preparing Your Stay. The short clip is a montage of somewhat random footage, which just so happens to make for telling... 

Poster and Trailer for Spike Lee’s Oldboy

Poster and Trailer for Spike Lee’s Oldboy
The marketing has begun on Spike’s Lee Oldboy, with FilmDistrict having released a poster and a trailer. This version of Oldboy follows Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin), an advertising executive who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in a private prison. Upon being released he sets out to discover who had him imprisoned and why. An adaptation of the manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi, it’s very clear from both the trailer and the poster... 

Spike Lee’s Oldboy Gets Teaser Poster

Spike Lee’s Oldboy Gets Teaser Poster
For the movie buffs out there, it has been a growing concern that Park Chan Wook‘s classic movie Oldboy would be getting an American remake. Well now a teaser poster has been released showing an iconic part of the movie. With Spike Lee as the new director, the film was shot last year and stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, and Josh Brolin.  For those who don’t know, the original movie was part of Park Chan Wook‘s ‘Vengeance’... 

Stoker Review

Stoker Review
To most casual movie-going audiences, the name Park Chan-wook may not garner recognition. To the initiated, they will know Park Chan-wook as the director of the Vengeance Trilogy, a collection of three movies of similar themes Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Oldboy is probably the most well known of the three, a film loosely based on the manga of the same name that is a masterpiece of Korean cinema. More recently,... 

FilmDistrict to distribute Spike Lee’s Oldboy in the US

FilmDistrict to distribute Spike Lee’s Oldboy in the US
It was back in July last year when Spike Lee became attached to direct an English language adaptation of Oldboy. Now comes news from the Toronto Film Festival (where Lee is screening his Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25), which reveals that FilmDistrict have acquired the rights to distribute Lee’s Oldboy in the US. Whether you like it or not, this film is definitely happening, with shooting to commence later this month in Georgia. While this news... 

Spike Lee to Direct Remake of Oldboy?

Spike Lee to Direct Remake of Oldboy?
According to Twitch comes news that Spike Lee is in talks to direct a remake of the Korean revenge thriller Oldboy with Mandate Pictures. As the director of Malcolm X, Summer of Sam and Inside Man, he could be just the man needed to bring a fresh spin on the revenge story.  Talks of an American remake have been circulating during the last few years, with directors such as Justin Lin, Matthew Vaughn and Danny Boyle having been approached to helm... 

Confessions review

Confessions review
REVENGE films are a staple part of movie-making in the Far East. Some are great – Oldboy and I Saw The Devil – but every now and then one is released that throws a spanner in the works. Up until now, with such a film blood and gore is expected. However, Tetsuya Nakashima‘s dramatic thriller-cum-horror needs neither of those things. It relies on heart-wrenching performances, stunning camera work and, most of all, brilliant twists... 
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