Memories of Murder (Criterion Collection) (Blu Ray) [USA]

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Release Date: April 20, 2021
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Director: Bong Joon-ho
Writer: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-ha, Jae-ho Song, Byun Hee-bong
  • South Korea
  • 2003
  • 131 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Korean
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In his breakthrough second feature, Bong Joon Ho explodes the conventions of the policier with thrillingly subversive, genre-defying results. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes—leading each man on a wrenching, years-long odyssey of failure and frustration that will drive him to the existential edge. Combining a gripping procedural with a vivid social portrait of the everyday absurdity of life under military rule, Bong fashions a haunting journey into ever-deepening darkness that begins as a black-comic satire and ends as a soul-shattering encounter with the abyss.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Kim Hyung Ku and approved by director Bong Joon Ho, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two 2009 commentaries featuring Bong and members of the cast and crew, plus a new commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns
  • New program featuring filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • New interview with Bong about the real-life serial killer who inspired the film
  • Documentary from 2004 on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Bong
  • New program about the use of sound in Bong’s work, featuring film scholar Jeff Smith
  • Incoherence, a 1994 student film by Bong, with a new introduction by the director
  • Teaser, trailer, and TV spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic and novelist Ed Park
    New cover by Greg Ruth
2020 REMASTERED VERSION TRAILER
 
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Jan 31, 2012
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One of my top ten favourite films. Glad to have a Tony Rayns commentary too he does fantastic and focused work on his tracks.