Bad Guy
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Bad Guy

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Director: Kim Ki-duk

Cast: Jo Jae-hyeon, Seo Weon

     
 

A pair of unlikely lovers experience the harrowing realities of Seoul's red-light district as South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk's dark and erotic drama arrives on DVD stateside courtesy of Life Size Entertainment. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offers audio rendered in Korean Dolby Digital 5.1 and Korean Dolby Digital Stereo with optional… See more details below

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A pair of unlikely lovers experience the harrowing realities of Seoul's red-light district as South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk's dark and erotic drama arrives on DVD stateside courtesy of Life Size Entertainment. The feature is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and offers audio rendered in Korean Dolby Digital 5.1 and Korean Dolby Digital Stereo with optional English subtitles. Since details on Kim can be difficult to come by in the U.S., fans of the filmmaker will no doubt appreciate the inclusion of an interview with the director on this release, with musical photo montages and a peek behind the scenes rounding out the bonus materials accessible on this DVD.

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Kim Ki-duk, one of the most original Korean directors to emerge in the 1990s, makes films that are both brutal and dreamlike. He most well-known films, such as The Isle and Address Unknown, mix visual poetry with cruel, unflinching violence. Bad Guy, his most popular film to date, ups the ante by depicting, in excruciating detail, the physical and psychological degradation of a young woman (Seo Weon) forced into prostitution by the street thug who becomes infatuated with her. The thug, Han-ki (Jo Jae-hyeon), is mute. The only language he speaks is violence, and the film seems to imply that watching Sun-hwa's transformation from ordinary student to ruined streetwalker is a twisted form of love. Kim spares nothing in his depiction of the brutality inflicted on her. Han-ki watches her endure the abuse of clients and her madame through a one-way mirror until a kind of Stockholm Syndrome develops and she comes to need him almost as much as he needs her. Bad Guy is, needless to say, a disturbing film, made all the more disturbing by Kim's refined aesthetic sense, which makes it difficult to dismiss as an exercise in transgressive naughtiness. Its images stick, and depending on the viewer, its ending can be read as either uneasily poignant or outrageously offensive.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
UPC:
0880215100999
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lifesize Ent.
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Interview with director; Musical photo montages; Behind the scenes

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [5:52]
2. Chapter 2 [6:02]
3. Chapter 3 [5:58]
4. Chapter 4 [5:40]
5. Chapter 5 [5:15]
6. Chapter 6 [3:51]
7. Chapter 7 [7:36]
8. Chapter 8 [5:44]
9. Chapter 9 [4:26]
10. Chapter 10 [4:42]
11. Chapter 11 [5:45]
12. Chapter 12 [4:58]
13. Chapter 13 [4:13]
14. Chapter 14 [3:59]
15. Chapter 15 [5:34]
16. Chapter 16 [4:25]
17. Chapter 17 [5:01]
18. Chapter 18 [5:21]
19. Chapter 19 [5:28]
20. Chapter 20 [2:14]

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