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
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)
- Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)
- Release Date: 2011-08-26
- Language: Korean
- Subtitles: English, Japanese, Korean
- Country of Origin: South Korea
- Picture Format: [HD] High Definition, NTSC
- Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio
- Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
- Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
- Rating: III
- Publisher: Contents Zone
- Other Information: 1-Disc
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