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Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Coming To Blu-Ray DVD March 4th

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by Sergio
January 23, 2014 4:24 PM
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O.K. I confess. I actually liked Spike Lee’s version of Oldboy. Needless to say, it didn’t come close to Chan-wook Park’s original version, but on the whole, I thought it worked fairly well.

Of course, I’m in a very small select group when I say that, and even more so considering that practically no one saw it, since the film was a huge bust at the box office. But I have to give credit to Spike for trying to do something different, and far from what is usually expected from him.

So if you missed it, since it was pretty much in and out of theaters in a week, you can finally see it for yourself when it comes out on blu-ray DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on March 4th.

Unfortunately, the DVD will not contain Spike’s original 140 minute cut, just the theatrical 105 minute version, nor will it have any commentaries on it. But it will include some alternative and deleted scenes along with two featurettes: "The Making of Oldboy" and "Transformation."

And in case you’re interested, Park’s version is available on both standard and Blu-ray DVD as well, in case you’re curious to watch both of them and compare.

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7 Comments

  • Jocelyn Lynette | February 5, 2014 3:18 PMReply

    I think that both the '93 original & the 20yr anniversary remake of "Oldboy" are both spectacular & unfortunately will be overlooked like the original Korean jewel has been for the last 20 years. I strongly suggest watching the original first. When watching the remake, keep in mind that there had to be some more differences made because in the original it is a Korean movie & The remake is obviously American. Please give both movies The chance that they deserve

  • Dankwa Brooks | January 28, 2014 5:00 PMReply

    "O.K. I confess. I actually liked Spike Lee’s version of Oldboy. Needless to say, it didn’t come close to Chan-wook Park’s original version, but on the whole, I thought it worked fairly well." I COMPLETELY AGREE

    "Unfortunately, the DVD will not contain Spike’s original 140 minute cut, just the theatrical 105 minute version, nor will it have any commentaries on it." WELL THAT PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEES THAT I *WILL NOT* BE BUYING THE BLURAY...and I would have had it included Spike's Director's Cut.

    As I said on Facebook with some filmmaker friends, this film is getting dissed for all the wrong reasons. The source material is kind of too weird for western audiences as a whole and as far as foreign film remakes I've seen way worse.

  • Dankwa Brooks | January 28, 2014 5:09 PM

    Was browsing for more info and came across this "Saw this two days ago at a midnight screening and loved it. I didn't see the original Korean version, so I had nothing to compare this to. I personally thought it was great."

  • CrazyxCrazy | January 23, 2014 8:22 PMReply

    there letting this shit out on bluray LMFAO

  • Ed | January 23, 2014 6:14 PMReply

    Just take my word for it: movie was not good, no matter how long the cut was. If you saw 10 minutes of it, then you saw 210 minutes of it. Spike was in over his head.

  • Daryl | January 23, 2014 4:54 PMReply

    I was hoping for the original version, to see Spike Lee real vision for the film, unfortunately were left with the studio interference version. Maybe one day Spike's real take on oldboy will see the light of day.

  • miktal | January 24, 2014 5:08 AM

    Yeah, I agree

    Spike`s judgement on what should or shouldn't be in a film has been suspect for quite a few years now, so I cant see how a longer cut is going to save this. It simply didn't need an English version. Simple as that.

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