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It's Hammer Time As OLDBOY Returns To Cinemas [New Trailer/Poster]

Park Chan-wook's shocking thriller returns to the big screen in August.

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Offering the sort of extreme thrills that couldn't be found in western movies, Korean cinema experienced a surge in popularity in the 2000s. Perhaps the defining movie of the period is Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, which shocked viewers with its outrageously choreographed violence and an unforgettable twist.

Ahead of a new blu-ray release later in the year, Arrow Films are bringing Oldboy back to UK cinemas on August 2nd with a newly mastered 4K restoration.

Check out Arrow's new trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Based on the Japanese manga of the same name, the film tells the horrific tale of Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a businessman who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a grim hotel room-like cell for 15 years, without knowing his captor or the reason for his incarceration.

Eventually released, he learns of his wife’s murder and embarks on a quest for revenge whilst also striking up a romance with a young, attractive sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung). He eventually finds his tormentor, but their final encounter will yield yet more unimaginable horrors...