BELIEVER Blu-ray Review

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Police Detective Won-ho is going up against the largest drug cartel in Asia. The cartel is controlled by a man named Mr. Lee but no one know what he looks like. Because of his anonymity, there are other dealers out there using his name and claiming to be him. One day, when Won-ho is approached by a woman named Oh Yeon-ok, who has recently survived an explosion intended to kill her. She leads the team to the site and they find a man who ends up being in Lee’s gang. He is taken to the hospital and Won-ho discovers that he wants revenge on the man who put him here.

This is one of those plots that can keep going on and begin to reveal too much. BELIEVER is directed by Hae-yeong Lee and this is a really good film. It has the revenge element and some intense drama.


The video is a 1080p AVC presentation. The images are clean with a look like they are from a digital source. Objects are smooth and defined. The tone changes from warm colors to cool from scene to scene but when done, they are consistent. The darker scenes have pretty good contrasting and solid blacks. Details are high in even the most trivial scenes and injuries look excellent.


The audio is a Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. There are some hard-hitting effects with great explosions. The ambient sounds fill the channels for a more immersive feel. The LFEs are deep when needed from some of the effects. Dialogue is clean and well prioritized.



Disc Details
2-disc set w/ 1 Blu-ray and 1 DVD

Running Time
124 mins

Edition Ratings
Not Rated

Region Coding
Region A

Video Resolution
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio Mixes
Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Korean Dolby Digital 2.0



BELIEVER is a really good cop-drama and it has some grit to it. There are a lot of moments where the revenge drives the movie and, here, its a good thing. The Blu-ray has a really nice audio and video transfer. There is only a trailer included for the extras. I say that anything good that you may have heard about this movie is true so make sure to check it out.

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