Excerpt: This film is alot of things, long, gory, violent and shocking, whats not to like? It comes in at a healthy 2+ hours, which does not seem too long when you watching it, the way the story unfolds between the two main pretagonists is outstanding, given the recent success of Korean cinema and hollywoods recent resurgence in remakes it is only a matter of time before this gets the treatment.
Excerpt: I've read some horrible reviews on IMDB, too long, too violent, stupid story? but then again I read bad reviews for his 2005 effort "A Bittersweet Life". Possible the best film of 2005. Maybe some viewers just don't get it. I Saw the Devil is violent and does run 144 odd min, but is worth every min. Brilliantly acted and the directing awesome as usual. I now realize I own 6 of Jee-woon Kim films and every year I await news of his next project.
Conclusion: A local magazine where I live was touting this as the new movie from Chan Wook Park. Wrong. It does, however, feature the lead from Old Boy. I Saw The Devil really is a cracking movie. Graphic and gripping, it twists and turns after a fairly standard initial 30 mins or so. I would put this film alongside any of the top Korean genre flicks. Blu-ray is excellent. Picture 10, audio 9. Enjoy!!
Conclusion: This is a masterpiece of a film, one of the most amazing action serial killer movies ever made, A very dark and disturbing film about a diabolical murderer who preys on girls, he makes the mistake of killing the soon to be wife of an elite special agent who starts to track him down for his own brutal revenge, the movie is shot beautifully with great direction and has some insane scenes of brutal and extremely graphic gore!
Conclusion: Revenge is a dish best served cold, and as the Korean's have proved once again there's only one place to witness such a dish and that isn't Hollywood! Within minutes you're already into the story, and despite knowing who the killer is, there's still nothing but tension and suspense throughout this rollercoaster ride. The action is brutal and gore-filled but feels within the realms of reality, enough to make you see "The Devil" inside.
Conclusion: I Saw The Devil is a must see, get it on Blu-Ray for the best experience! The picture is absoulutely wonderful! The acting by both the central characters is award worthy and Lee Byung-Hun and Choi Min Sik are awesome! Grotesque but equallyt good! Check it out!
Conclusion: Wow the asian film industry really knows how to school hollywood. Yeah i saw the devil is one of the best thrillers i have seen since seven. This kicks hollywoods ass all round the horror block and thensome. A must see.