oh i realise the 'but' made it seems like i was complaining that it's unrealistic, but that wasn't my intention. i'd just, for some reason, had a bit of a scan through the IMDB board after watching it, and it seemed like the only criticisms people have of it were the fact that it's unrealistic and nobody would ever go to such lengths to get revenge etc...completely missing the point of course
but i just thought i'd acknowledge that in case anyone else complained about the same thing.
apparently the remake isn't going to happen, the director didn't think he'd be able to do a good enough job. he has my respect for that.
i know i keep going on about the soundtrack but honestly it gives me chills. gah i sent the DVD back, i'm going to have to buy it soon.
Japanese? It's South Korean!
edit: here's another part of the soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxsJND6YaJk
the scene where they get in the lift (the final image in this video) is amazing too. just those few seconds.
Oh, the IMDB...That explains it
No remake? JOY!!"
There's some fantastic news!
Which director said that ? It's nice to at last hear of one who has some respect for the originals.
Yes it is Korean, but it does seem to me that the majority of the remakes-up until recently-were of Japanese films. And the possibility of an Oldboy one seemed to mark a new dark chapter in film plagerism.
Thank goodness something is safe though!!
I loved the timing of that lift door opening, so funny!
Did you guess what the "twist" would be at the end? A mate of mine-in fact most people I've met who've seen it-say they saw it coming...But I'm not so sure...I reckon they're just trying to be a bit cool about it, I thought it was quite well hidden.