Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Ju-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state.
Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.
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|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800)
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|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800)
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||March 4th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures, released as I Saw the Devil|
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||Serial Killer, Revenge, Corrupt Cops, Kidnap, Torture Porn, Foreign Language, Voiceover/Narration, Police Procedural, Sex Crimes, Cannibalism|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||Republic of Korea|
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May 9th, 2011
While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack.
May 8th, 2011
I Saw the Devil is the latest film from Jee-woon Kim, who previously made the critically acclaimed films A Tale of Two Sisters and The Good, The Bad, and The Weird. Given his track record with critics, expectations on this film are quite high.
March 8th, 2011
Red State started its box office run over the weekend, sort of. It played at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City at a special engagement, bringing in $161,590 for one showing. However, with ticket prices at $54, it's hardly a regular showing, so some are saying it shouldn't count. There is an argument to be made that people were paying for the Q&A with Kevin Smith and it is more accurate to consider this part of his popular speaking tour. That said, Dreamgirls also started with a premium showing at higher that usual prices and that counted. Given the number of tickets sold, even if they cost the average amount, it still would have earned $30,000, which would have still led the way on the Per Theater Chart. The only real competition was from Happythankyoumoreplease, which opened with an average of $17,532 in two theaters.
March 4th, 2011
There are a few releases of note this week, some because of their strong reviews (Uncle Boonmee); some because of the unusual distribution route (Red State); some because of the actor-turned-director (Happythankyoumoreplease). Overall, there should be something for everyone.
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