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Oldboy Hammers His Way Home

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Oldboy Hammers His Way HomeSpike Lee’s Oldboy (review) has had a really tough time of it on the road to home video, but the flick has made it through relatively unscathed. If you missed it in theatres, now’s your chance to play catch-up!

From the Press Release
Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008) stars as a troubled advertising executive who finds himself kidnapped and held in an inescapable room in the thriller OLDBOY, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet™ March 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In this gritty tale of vengeance from critically-acclaimed director Spike Lee (Inside Man), Joe Doucette (Brolin) is abruptly kidnapped and framed for the murder of his wife. After being held hostage in solitary confinement for 20 years, Doucette is released without explanation and struggles to reacclimate himself until he crosses paths with a caring social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and sets out to find out who imprisoned him. The cast also includes Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Michael Imperioli (The Call), James Ransone (Red Hook Summer), and Pom Klementieff (Sleepless Nights).

Fans can explore the making of the film in two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the Blu-ray and DVD, including “The Making of Oldboy,” detailing the fight choreography in the film, and “Transformation,” taking fans on an in-depth exploration of Doucette’s character. The Blu-ray exclusively features alternate and extended scenes, a short promo spot including clips from the workout video in the film, and “Talking Heads,” an additional featurette providing overview of the OLDBOY story line.

OLDBOY has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality, nudity, and language.

Synopsis:
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. The remake of the cult classic 2003 Korean film of the same name is directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich. The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Nathan Kahane, with Joe Drake, John Powers Middleton, and Peter Schlessel serving as executive producers.

Special Features

  • Two Featurettes:
    – “The Making of Oldboy”
    – “Transformation”

  • Alternate & Extended Scenes (Blu-ray only)
  • “Talking Heads” Featurette (Blu-ray only)
  • Workout Video Promo (Blu-ray only)

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    • Terrorish

      I’m glad to be able to rent this soon! I wasn’t willing to fork over theater ticket prices and I don’t anticipate liking it enough to buy it, but I have been VERY curious about what has been done to it.

    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.