The biggest box-office hit of 2008, The Chaser won the prestigious Grand Prize award at the 44th Baeksang Art Awards and brought down the house during its screening at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, the film took home five top prizes at the 45th Daejong Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. In his brilliant directorial and screenwriting debut, helmer Na Hong Jin presents a crime thriller loosely based on a real-life infamous serial killer who murdered more than twenty victims - mostly prostitutes. The Chaser centers on one man's harrowing and inexorable pursuit of an insidious serial killer and the bitter reality of society. Attracting one million theatergoers in its opening week mainly through word of mouth, The Chaser surpassed the 2003 record achieved by its genre's benchmark Memories of Murder. Award-winning veteran Kim Yoon Seok and Ha Jung Woo make brilliant turns playing the chaser and the chased, respectively. Breaking from the pattern of its predecessors, The Chaser sets new standard for Korean thrillers by taking a no-nonsense approach teeming with intense realism and maximum suspense.
Stripped of his badge because of corruption charges, ex-cop Joong Ho (Kim Yoon Seok) now runs an escort service. Though an angel fallen from the grace, Joong Ho stills hangs on to a speck of conscience. The recent surge of mysterious disappearances involving his girls have kept him on his toes. It is not until Mi Jin (Seo Young Hee, Shadows In The Palace) is sent out in response to a patron's call that Joong Ho realizes the phone number of Mi Jin's client matches that of the last call received by all of his missing girls. While frantically searching for Mi Jin, Joong Ho spots Young Min (Ha Jung Woo) whose bloodstains instinctually convince him that he's got the suspect in hand. Nabbing him, Joong Ho brings Young Min to the police, and astoundingly, the suspect confesses to the killings of all the missing prostitutes. Donning a conniving smirk, Young Min hints that Mi Jin could still be alive. Young Min is released due to lack of evidence, but rather than dispatching a search team for the missing captive, the police shift their focus on other issues. Taking the matters to his own hands, Joong Ho begins his relentless chase for the killer.
This edition comes with the following special features:
- Release Date: 2008-07-28
- Language: Korean
- Subtitles: English, Korean
- Country of Origin: South Korea
- Picture Format: NTSC
- Disc Format(s): DVD
- Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan)
- Publisher: Premier Entertainment
- Other Information: 2 DVDs + Booklet
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