Oldboy (2003) | Fri 13 Dec | 9.15pm
Every month Phoenix presents CINEMA BIZARRE - a weekend late screening of the weird and wonderful. From hard-to-find cult films and pulp-horrors, to whacked-out trippy westerns and more recent curios; films you've always wanted to see but never had the chance - we’re going to show the lot!
Oldboy (Oldeuboi)/ 18
Showing: Fri 13 Dec, 9.15pm - BOOK TICKETS
Dir: Chan-wook Park
Cast: Min-sik Choi
South Korea | 2003 | 2hrs | subtitled
After taking a break for a couple of months to make way for Frightarama and Zombie Day, Cinema Bizarre returns with Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy.
This thrilling and disturbing blood-soaked revenge tale has been shocking audiences for a decade, and with Spike Lee’s (inferior?) remake also coming out this month we thought it would be the perfect chance to screen the original cult classic on the big screen.
Mysteriously imprisoned in a dingy room for 15 years with only a TV for company, oafish Korean business-man Oh Dae-Su is suddenly released and sets about unleashing his ferocious vengeance!
Beautifully shot, bursting with ideas and crammed full of set-pieces that burn themselves into your mind - Oh Dae-Su wading into a corridor full of bad guys like a carpenter gutting a room is particularly memorable - Oldboy is a masterpiece.