Just watched Oldboy for the first time as part of the 20th anniversary remaster. What a wild ride; so much goofier and fun than I expected.

Several years ago I bounced off The Matrix pretty hard (due largely to “Seinfeld is Unfunny” syndrome) so I was worried this had enough cultural footprint to go the same way since I had seen the octopus and hallway fight scenes before; but by no means was that the case.

Somehow I’ve managed all these years to have nothing about the rest of the plot spoiled and that gut punch hit just as hard as I expect it did in 2003.

The brief interview with Park Chan-wook after the credits was nice too.
Definitely worth going for both existing fans and anyone like me who hasn’t seen it

  • @[email protected]
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    79 months ago

    I’m gonna go see this tomorrow night for my birthday! Its one of my favorite movies and I saw it long ago, probably like around 2008 and bought the Vengeance trilogy as a result. I love all three movies.

    Never seen it on a big screen though. I’ve very excited that a theater where I live is deciding to play it and right before my birthday.

  • Lycist
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    49 months ago

    Also saw it for the first time last weekend, hell of a movie. Probably one of the best villains I’ve ever seen, dude meticulously had everything worked out.

  • @SubsAndDubs
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    49 months ago

    Such a stunning movie, would love to see it on the big screen.

  • @[email protected]
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    39 months ago

    I had no idea this was rereleased! I was so so angry the first time I watched it. I spent two days ranting and expressing my frustation but slowly that strong emotional reaction turned into the love I now have for the film.

  • Javish
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    19 months ago

    Does anybody know if there’s a plan for a digital or 4K physical re-release?