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I Saw The Devil

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I Saw The Devil (Blu-Ray Review)

whysoblu.com
13 July 2011
  • Excerpt: There are a lot of revenge films that currently exist out there.  While I am always up for a sweet revenge tale, it does excite me much more when it is a film coming out of South Korea.  Over the course of the past decade, South Korea has continued to prove to me that some of the best, stylish, and most ambitious films are coming out of that area.
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Overall 9
9.4
Actors overall 9
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Audio 9
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Extras 4
3.5

I Saw the Devil (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
27 May 2011
  • Summary: Judge Patrick Bromley saw the devil kissing Santa Claus.
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I Saw The Devil

Sound & Vision Magazine
22 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Choi Min-Sik plays Kyung-chul, a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. The embodiment of pure evil, he has committed horrifying and senselessly cruel serial murders on defenseless victims, successfully eluding capture by the police. On a freezing, snowy night, his latest victim is the beautiful Ju-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancee of elite special agent Soo-hyun.
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I Saw the Devil Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
11 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The Film In 2003, a little film from Korea became a cult classic around the globe; it took a little longer for American viewers to appreciate it, but Oldboy eventually found a receptive audience on our side of the Pacific. The film made director Park Chan-wook a superstar at home (the film was the second installment in his Vengeance Trilogy ) and Choi Min-sik, the most popular Korean actor in the world.
  • Pros: Actors: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Director: Kim Jee-Woon, Format: Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC, Video Resolution: 1080p/24, Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Audio Codec: Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Subtitles: English, English Narrative, English SDH, Spanish, Rated: Not Rated, Region: A, Discs: 1, Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment, DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011, Running Time: 142 Minutes, MSRP: $29.98, Extras: D...
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I Saw The Devil

Rock! Shock! Pop!
11 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Directed by Kim Jee-Woon, 2010’s I Saw The Devil begins when a pretty pregnant woman on her way to help out at an orphanage breaks down at the side of the road. She calls her fiance, a government agent named Kim Soo-hyeon (Lee Byung-hun), who tells her to stay in her car and wait for the tow truck. She agrees but soon a kindly looking stranger, Kyung-chul (Choi Min-Sik), arrives offering to help.
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Audio 7
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Extras 5
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I Saw the Devil (UK - BD RB)

DVD Active
9 May 2011
  • Summary: Chris checks out Optimum's BD release of this Korean feature in a blind review...
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Movie overall 8
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I Saw the Devil Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: I Saw the Devil is a very dark and very violent Korean film that blends style and substance quite well. Yet it isn't easy to recommend because the violence in it is indeed rather overwhelming. Take a look at some of the official trailers and teasers its distributors have released if you wish to see it but are not entirely sure what to expect from it. For the record, Optimum Home Entertainment's Blu-ray contains the uncut version of the film. RECOMMENDED.
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Overall 8
8.2

I Saw The Devil

AV Club
3 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The idea that revenge corrodes the soul of the avenger is an old theme in vigilante movies, perhaps because it’s the only moral route down an exceedingly dark path; otherwise, retribution and lawlessness rule the day. Korean director Park Chan-wook explored this theme thoroughly in a trilogy bookended by 2002’s Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance and 2005’s Lady Vengeance , and epitomized by the 2003 cult smash Oldboy , a mega-revenge tale set to an operatic pitch.
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Fantastic Fest 2010 Review: I Saw the Devil

Brutal as Hell
10 October 2010
  • Excerpt: After his beautiful fiancée Joo-yeon is savagely murdered, Soo-hyun sets out to find the killer and exact his revenge. Luckily for Soo-hyun, his fiancées dad is a detective, and even better – Soo-hyun has been working as a secret agent and has a history in the practical application of physical violence.
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Overall 8
8.0

I Saw The Devil

Empire Online
27 June 2011
  • Conclusion: This gleefully black horror-thriller is a very classy follow-up to The Good, the Bad, the Weird for Kim Jee-Woon.
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