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From Kim Jee Woon, the director of The Good, The Bad, The Weird and A Tale of Two Sisters, comes the stylish, ultraviolent gangster flick, A Bittersweet Life! Lee Byung Hun (Joint Security Area) stars as Sun Woo, a unique character with a curious lifestyle – he's not only a valued gang member and the proprietor of a hotel bar, but also the right-hand man to the powerful gang leader, Mr. Kang (Kim Young Chul). When Kang suspects that his beautiful young mistress Hee Soo (Shin Min Ah, Volcano High) might be messing around with another man, he enlists Sun Woo's help to resolve the matter, commanding him to follow her around to see what information he can dig up. Sun Woo's orders are explicit: if he catches Hee Soo cheating, he is to execute her – no ifs ands or buts about it. However, when Sun Woo spies Hee Soo with her boyfriend, he makes a stunning decision, one that will have major consequences for all involved!

Although the hit film Crying Fist barely edged it out for the top spot at the box office, A Bittersweet Life is a success in its own right, hailed by critics as a dazzling neo-noir thriller, chocked full of breathtaking cinematography, intriguing characters, and an ample dosage of violence just for good measure. In addition, Lee Byung Hun earned critical raves for his performance as Sun Woo, a super-cool hitman with motivations all his own. But in the end, will Sun Woo make it out alive? Find out in A Bittersweet Life, a film that highlights the shadowy underbelly of Korean society, a place where the streets are dark with something more than night.

Limited to 1,000 copies, the First Press Coffee Book Edition Blu-ray of A Bittersweet Life comes in special book packaging with four stills. This version includes the Director's Cut of the film and the following bonus features:

  • La Dolce Vita: Interviews
  • Making of A Bittersweet Life
  • Style of A Bittersweet Life
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • The Truth about A Bittersweet Life
  • A Bittersweet Life in Cannes
  • Sweep Sweep
  • Electronic Press Kit


    • Lee Byung Hun (Actor)
    • Kim Young Cheol (Actor)
    • Kim Jee Woon (Actor)
    • Eric Moon (Shinhwa) (Actor)
    • Shin Min Ah (Actor)
    • Hwang Jung Min (Actor)
    • Kim Hae Gon (Actor)
    • Yu Hae Jin (Actor)
    • Jin Goo (Actor)

    • Release Date: 2011-06-21
    • Language: Korean
    • Subtitles: English, Korean
    • Country of Origin: South Korea
    • Picture Format: NTSC
    • Disc Format(s): DVD
    • Region Code: All Region
    • Rating: III
    • Publisher: Contents Zone
    • Other Information: 2-Disc

    Used A Bittersweet Life (DVD) (2-Disc) (Director's Cut) (Korea Version)

    • Product Code: MOVIE
    • Availability: In Stock
    • US$29.99

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