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Confession of Murder [Blu-ray] (2012)

Jung Jae-young, Jo Eun-ji, Jang Gwang Choi Won-young , Jeong Byeong-gil  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Jung Jae-young, Jo Eun-ji, Jang Gwang Choi Won-young
  • Directors: Jeong Byeong-gil
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen, Color, Dolby, THX
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Well Go USA
  • DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HRYH52I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,421 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In Korea, murder has a statute of limitations and the time is up on a series of brutal slayings that left Lt. Choi (Jae-yeong Jeong) a broken and obsessed man, with a scarred face from their one encounter. Now, a handsome and beguiling young man has come forward, taking credit for the crimes. As the confessed-killer woos media and wins fans, Choi s rage spins out of control. Is he the killer? Can justice ever be served? And who is the mysterious J, who claims the author may not be the killer after all?

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"The best kind of crazy... one hell of a ride" --Film School Rejects

" entertaining thrill ride... taken to the next level" - --Bloody Disgusting

"Truly incredible car chase of the year" --Badass Digest

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I've been enjoying films out of South Korean for going on two decades now. That isn't to say that I've enjoyed everything that's come out of that great nation; it is to say, however, that I'm far more interested in even their small releases than I am most American-made summer blockbusters. I've said it before, but I'll repeat it in the event that you're just finding my critical voice now: an awful lot of these foreign releases aren't shackled by the studio-enforced creative constraints killing much of the U.S. theatrical scene, and that's a huge benefit.

However, CONFESSION OF MURDER tries to blend those two worlds - create a summer tent-pole-style flick that'll bring in the masses while preserving that which makes Korean cinema its own animal. It succeeds more than it fails, but where it fails it almost veers into cartoon silliness, most of which is limited to the film's big action sequences.

(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and/or characters. If you're the type of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)

After the statute of limitations expires on a particular grisly series of serial murders, a picture perfect young man named Lee (played by Park Shi Hoo) comes forward claiming to have committed all of them except a last one long attributed to the same killer. As his penance, he's chosen to release his memoirs - detailing the highs and lows of these events - as well as make a public apology to the families.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! February 9, 2014
Twists and turns aplenty, and some of the best camera work I've ever seen. This is an action/drama that is fantastic across the board. I had no idea what to expect when it began, but I certainly wasn't expecting one of the best movies of the year. Give it a go; you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Leo
**Spoiler Free**

First off let me say that the actual premise of the movie is fantastic and gripping. Its essentially a Cat and Mouse Mystery Thriller. But who is playing who? So much deception will make you want to know the truth and will be your main reason to even continue watching the film after you see how ridiculously out of place the action scenes are. The action scenes are so out of place in this type of film that I can only blame the Director in his choice of placing them in this type of film. It was like he didnt know what kind of film to portray. The actions scenes seem like something out of Jason Statham Movie (you know what I'm talking about if you seen The Transporter or Crank). They just seem so oddly out of place that they destroy the pacing of the movie. Some action sequences are even unnecessary. A more realistic approach would have made the movie so much better and keep the audience immersed in the plot of the story. All in All, I would recommend a watch so long as you can overlook the action scenes. 3 1/2 Stars.

Better Korean Films to watch:

Old Boy
The man from nowhere
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars got the KR bluray February 12, 2014
By blah^^
i already have the korean bluray a while and watched the movie already twice.

if you love korean thrillers like memories of murder , oldboy , new world and other stuff like that you should defintly check this one out. great story, awesome story twists and really good actors!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cataclysmically appealing April 21, 2014
"Confession of Murder" has a fantastically gripping opening. We see Choi sitting at a restaurant while it pours down rain as he remembers his pursuit of the killer. The camera does some pretty incredible stuff perspective-wise during this foot chase. Like the camera work in "The Raid 2," the camera seems to contort itself to allow full use of dynamic angles while following these two characters. The camera slides underneath a car at one point and even seems to smash through a window as the killer jumps out of one to escape the clutches of a determined Lieutenant Choi.

But the excellent beginning only strengthens the South Korean action thriller's slow but steady building decline. The main storyline of the film is riveting, but there's this entire secondary storyline that nearly ruins everything the film has going for it. Comedy and goofy behavior has no place in a film like this, but writer/director Jung Byung-gil forcefully stuffs as much unwanted absurdity as he can into the film.

A group of the killer's victim's relatives and loved ones gather and pursue a fresh-out-of-prison private investigator to gain revenge on Lee Doo-suk, but unfortunately this ragtag faction of over trained nincompoops only muck up Detective Choi's investigation. Look no further than the unrealistic car chase in the middle of the film which features balancing on the roofs and hoods of multiple cars and hospital gurneys all while barreling down a highway. The blatant green screen shots are beyond preposterous as are the ludicrous actions of a certain knife wielding private dick.

"Confession of Murder" has a captivating primary storyline with superb performances from the short-tempered Jung Jae-young and the overconfident Park Si-hoo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant film from the Koreans, who are the best in world...
Excellent thriller with terrific cast and neat twists. Use of dark comedy and satire walks a fine line with tragedy and pathos but works as only the Koreans can pull off while also... Read more
Published 10 days ago by daisysalter
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Poor quality action.
Published 1 month ago by Cristobal R. Garcia
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 2 months ago by Ken Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I expected something bigger. It's just okay.
Published 2 months ago by AndyJ
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites of the year
If this had been made in Hollywood w/american actors, it would be a huge hit.This is a great movie,well made ,shot ,edited and acted. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shane Detroit
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifically enjoyable...a great ride.
I've been on a great ride with movies I've watched lately. This Korean gem is no exception. A serial killer murders 10 or 11 women, you'll see, after the statute of limitations run... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Russell S
5.0 out of 5 stars Jung Jae-young is excellent as the burnt-out detective
Serial killer confesses to his crimes after statute of limitations expires. Writes bestseller with details of each grisly murder. Read more
Published 3 months ago by MV
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie like watching this
great movie like watching this movie
Published 3 months ago by arthur cheeks
4.0 out of 5 stars Confession of Murder DVD
Confession of Murder is a very good original story.
Published 3 months ago by M. Freeman
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot
I kinda thought this was an action's a murder mystery.... I really liked the entire plot to the movie
Published 3 months ago by JK
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