This August, Arrow Video presents a special edition of one of the key films by a giant of cinema, a Korean masterwork in a highly-collectible three-disc edition. As well as featuring a pristine restoration and unmissable extras, the release is beautifully packaged with new artwork and specially commissioned writing.

Park Chan-wook’s brutal, lyrical modern classic of the revenge genre, Oldboy, is often cited as one of the best films of the 2000s and possibly the definitive example of extreme Asian cinema. The masterpiece has been newly mastered in 4K and is presented here in a stunning limited edition three-disc set with a massive array of extras including the feature-length documentary Old Days, three hours of bonus interviews, and a 100 page hardbound book and a fold-out poster; there is also a two-disc set bursting at the seams with extras, and a standard DVD version.

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Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration. Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge whilst also striking up a romance with a young, attractive sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung). He eventually finds his tormentor, but their final encounter will yield yet more unimaginable horrors…

Directed with immense flair by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden) as the second installment of his Vengeance Trilogy, Oldboy blazed a trail at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival where it was lauded by the President of the Jury, director Quentin Tarantino. The film went on to become a huge international smash, blowing audiences minds with its concoction of filmmaking virtuosity, ingenious plotting, violence and pathos. Now, this masterpiece has been newly mastered in 4K and is presented here in a three-disc set with a massive array of extras including the feature-length documentary Old Days, and three hours of bonus interviews.

THREE-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
Original Korean and English soundtracks
Music and effects track
Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
Audio commentary by Film critic Shin Hyung-chul
Audio commentary by Film critic Kim Young-jin
Old Days: An Oldboy Story, acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook’s masterpiece
Old Days Interviews: Looking Back on the Days of Oldboy, Over three hours of extensive recently filmed interviews with the film’s cast and crew
New introduction to the film by director Park Chan-wook
Film Critics on Oldboy, a featurette with Oh Dong-jin, Lee Dong-jin, Darcy Paquet and Chris Fujiwara
Filmmakers on Oldboy, a featurette with Directors Kim Jee-woon and Ryoo Seung-wan
Photographer of Time, an interview with stills photographer Han Se-jun
Autobiography of Oldboy, a three-and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy
Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
Behind the scenes featurettes
Extensive cast and crew interviews
The Making of Oldboy, a lengthy two-part featurette on the film’s production
Le Grand Prix at Cannes, a featurette about the film’s success at the 2004 film festival
“Bring My Love” music video by Starsailor, using clips of the film
Trailers, teasers and TV spots
Image gallery
Double-sided fold-out poster
Limited edition 100-page hardbound book featuring new writing by Simon Abrams, Kat Ellinger, and original reviews
Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin

BLU-RAY TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION: OLDBOY + OLD DAYS

Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo
Original Korean and English soundtracks
Music and effects track
Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
Audio commentary by Film critic Shin Hyung-chul
Audio commentary by Film critic Kim Young-jin
Old Days: An Oldboy Story, acclaimed feature-length 2016 documentary about Park Chan-wook’s masterpiece
New introduction to the film by director Park Chan-wook
Film Critics on Oldboy, a featurette with Oh Dong-jin, Lee Dong-jin, Darcy Paquet and Chris Fujiwara
Filmmakers on Oldboy, a featurette with Directors Kim Jee-woon and Ryoo Seung-wan
Photographer of Time, an interview with stills photographer Han Se-jun
Autobiography of Oldboy, a three-and-a-half-hour video diary of the making of Oldboy
Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
Behind the scenes featurettes
Extensive cast and crew interviews
The Making of Oldboy, a lengthy two-part featurette on the film’s production
Le Grand Prix at Cannes, a featurette about the film’s success at the 2004 film festival
“Bring My Love” music video by Starsailor, using clips of the film
Trailers, teasers and TV spots
Image gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collectors’ booklet with full credits and with new writing by Simon Abrams

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STANDARD DVD EDITION

Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by director Park Chan-wook
Standard Definition presentation
Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo
Original Korean and English soundtracks
Newly translated, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Newly translated English subtitles for the Korean soundtrack
Audio commentary with director Park Chan-wook
Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook and cinematographer Jung Jung-hoon
Audio commentary with Park Chan-wook, and actors Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung
Audio commentary by Film critic Shin Hyung-chul
Audio commentary by Film critic Kim Young-jin
New introduction to the film by director Park Chan-wook
Film Critics on Oldboy, a featurette with Oh Dong-jin, Lee Dong-jin, Darcy Paquet and Chris Fujiwara
Filmmakers on Oldboy, a featurette with Directors Kim Jee-woon and Ryoo Seung-wan
Photographer of Time, an interview with stills photographer Han Se-jun
Interview with director Park Chan-wook
Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
Trailers, teasers and TV spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson

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