Lady Vengeance - Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Yeong-ae Lee Geum-ja Lee
Min-sik Choi Mr. Baek
Su-hee Go Ma-nyeo
Kang-ho Song
Seung-Shin Lee
Tony Barry StepFather, Australian
Hye-jeong Kang Tv announcer
Yea-young Kwon Jenny
Dae-yeon Lee
Su-gyeong Lim
Anne Cordiner StepMother, Australian
Bu-seon Kim So-young Woo
Byeong-ok Kim Preacher
The third stop in Chan-wook Park's breathless revenge trilogy, Lady Vengeance comes down slightly--just slightly--from the astonishing highs of middle segment Oldboy. Elegant and ultraviolent in equal measures, Lady Vengeance requires rapt attention from the opening moments, as Park unloads his set-up in a jumble of characters and flashbacks. At the center is a doll-faced ex-con named Geum-ja (Yeong-ae Lee), who just spent 13 years in the slammer for killing a little boy. There's much more to her case than the public knows, and Geum-ja has been carefully, quietly preparing for revenge against the man who put her in this situation. We watch those gears turning throughout the movie, but as Lady Vengeance nears its completion it broadens into an even bigger event than Geum-ja expected. Funny and horrifying, Lady Vengeance is as measured as Geum-ja's own preparations, and has a gorgeous sort of logic about it. As impressive as those machinations are to watch, the movie doesn't make as forceful an argument as Oldboy on just how revenge might be as punishing to the revenge-taker as for his target. Lee is a cool heroine, and Min-sik Choi, who did such heroically exhausting service in Oldboy, is here employed as the monster. (The film's title in the U.S., Lady Vengeance, is different from international title Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, a closer tie to the first part of the trilogy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.) --Robert Horton
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Foreign; Mystery; Thriller
Director Chan-wook Park; Chan Wook Park
Producer Young-wuk Cho; Chun-yeong Lee; Tae-Hun Lee
Writer Seo-Gyeong Jeong; Chan-wook Park; Chan Wook Park
Studio Tartan Video
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Audience Rating R
Running Time 112 mins
Movie Release Date 7/29/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 796
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/28/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 842498030240
Release Date 9/26/2006
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks KOREAN: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
· Interview with Director Park Chan-Wook
· The Making of Lady Vengeance
· Audio Commentary by Director Park Chan-Wook
· Audio Commentary by Director, Cinematographer and Art Director
· Audio Commentary by Richard Peña -- Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln · Center, and Associate Professor of Film, Columbia University
· International and U.S. Theatrical Trailers
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