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Oldboy (+Ultraviolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (2013)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Ultraviolet, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: December 31, 2017 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,187 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From director Spike Lee comes this chillingly dark tale of vengeance bursting with unforgettable twists and turns. Kidnapped and kept in solitary confinement for 20 years, Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) has suddenly been set free without a word of explanation. Obsessed with finding those who imprisoned him, Doucett wreaks havoc upon his captors, unaware his freedom is part of a plan and his true punishment's about to begin. Starring Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlito Copley.

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81 of 96 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Remake misses the mark. February 15, 2014
I suggest that you, the viewer, please see the original film first and foremost. The original is breathtaking, beautifully done, and unforgettable. This remake film isn't entirely horrible;however, it's just not even comparable to the artistic excellence of the original film. The original South Korean film is on netflix. It is an experience, and it tells the story in a logical way that the remake waters down, muddies, and jumps over. Visually, the original is sharp and striking, the colors are vivid. The acting captures every facet of feeling, and it's fleshed out with nothing missing in between. The original doesn't leave you wanting more, you'll be taken aback, thinking about it after it's over. You'll feel full, over full. If you're a light-weight, then see the remake. If you're ready to be shocked and wrapped up in a classic film, please don't see the remake. South Korean Original all the way.
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149 of 196 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An unnecessary, sub-par remake. January 25, 2014
After begging for money for months and finally (somehow) ending up with a bloated budget of $30,000,000 to remake a film that originally cost $3,000,000, Spike Lee just swindled a whole lot of people to produce a lazy remake that ended up being a total flop at the box office. There really isn't much more to say about Spike Lee's remake of the classic Korean film "Oldboy," other than the fact that it is a pathetic attempt at a cash grab and the completely unnecessary "Americanization" of a modern foreign classic. This film makes light of the dark and haunting story of Oldboy and even makes some parts that should have been dark and gut-wrenching unintentionally funny. The whole film feels like a goofball attempt to remake Oldboy in terms that a western audience would enjoy, seeing as how the original Oldboy was probably too smart for most western audiences in the first place with its subtlety and a visceral, unflinching script.
As much as I enjoy watching Josh Brolin as an actor, he is barely passable in this film. Brolin barely captures Min-Sik Choi's dark performance in the original. The supporting cast, even with phenomenal actors like Sharlto Copley and Sam Jackson, this film felt lifeless, boring, and an insult to Chan-Wook Park.

Skip this garbage, watch the original, and stop giving Spike Lee money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not great remake April 17, 2014
By JWink
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Oldboy tells the story of Joe (Brolin) who sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years.

Its not that Oldboy is a terrible movie but a remake that just isn't done as well as the original. The story here is a bit muddled and at times falls into a "kill bill-esque" feel with its fight sequences that seem almost silly. The first half of the movie where he is stuck inside the room is slow and lacking much character development or any type of exploration into madness like one would expect from someone stuck 20 years. Brolin is ok as Joe and Samuel Jackson does well as the eccentric type characters that he plays frequently but Jackson's character almost seems out of place here.

The movie was watchable but I just felt that it was missing something that original seemed to have. Sometimes you just don't remake a movie that is done well the first time and it is especially a mistake to make one that is only a few years after the original. If you are a fan of the original you most likely won't like this remake.

This movie is watchable but I will only watch once.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars was better than what it has been rated March 19, 2014
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I read he review's before I watched this movie.....almost all said I was a total waste of time an money. Well I thought it was a very interesting movie , awesome plot, twists n turns throughout the whole movie. Something intriguing all he way till he end. A man spends 20 years locked away never knowing why ??? He has a chance to find the man who was responsible for locking him up. The ending will blow your mind. A truly twisted movie. I would recommend it for anyone who likes these type movies
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Movie Review! - (...) - @tss5078 August 24, 2014
Ever since the success of the Grudge, 10 years ago, American filmmakers have been looking to popular overseas films for original ideas, many times simply remaking them. To many, this seems like a desperation move for original material, but I see it more as a cultural thing. Movies often reflect the society of the country they were made in, and by remaking them in the United States, the story introduces movie lovers to something unique, from a different culture. I personally find this very desirable and have appreciated many of these remakes, even when I didn't love the story. In his latest venture, Spike Lee takes on the Korean classic, Oldboy. This is a film that was remade simply because of how bizarre and shocking the story is. The year is 1993, and Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) isn't a great guy. For some reason, he's drugged and then locked away in a pretty decent looking room without doors or windows, and held there for exactly 20 years. Then, just as suddenly as he was imprisoned, he was released, and goes on a search for answers, in this seemingly new world. Josh Brolin stars and is usually pretty good as an ancillary character, but as the star of a thriller, I was skeptical. As always, he could have shown some more emotion, but he was much better than I thought he'd be. Spike Lee gives him as much help as he can, by giving him a huge cast of supporting actors, all of whom had name recognition. In particular, Samuel L. Jackson playing a psychopath, was very funny, and definitely injected some much needed humor. Oldboy is one of those films where it all comes down to the ending. If you're unfamiliar with the story, I won't say anything other than to tell you, that it is bizarre and twisted, with an ending the likes of which you couldn't possibly have imagined. Even if you start to watch this film and don't really like it, stick with it, because the ending really is that good.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Who complains about the plot of a porno flick?
The plot was preposterous, the acting not too bad, the sets were expensive amateurish, the violence totally gratuitous and fakey, the whole thing a waste of time. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story line and action!!!
Every action movie producer should study this movie!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This movie is messed up. Also an Olsen is nude in it.
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it will twist your mind.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Oh Boy
Prefer the original and less CGI. Also, can we all agree that Sam Jackson has lost his edge and let him finally start making commercials for AARP instead of dressing that poor guy... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Powerful, not you average movie. Hold on for a ride!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I watched it long time ago and liked it, but it got so complicated
I watched it long time ago and liked it, but it got so complicated, that to be honest with you, I cannot remember the details. I'm truly sorry! Read more
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