Betrayed and butchered... But vengeance will be theirs. Enter the stunning fantasy world of Mid-Heaven in the magical action epic from the team behind the spectacular 'The Warrior'. Featuring some of the most jaw-dropping kung fu action captured on film DEMON EMPIRE is a visual treat and includes incredible designs by the Academy Award-winning team behind Kurosawa's 'Ran' 'Hero' and 'House Of Flying Daggers'. In the limbo world between Heaven and Earth a fearsome demon lord readies his unholy forces for the time when the gates to the human realm will be shattered. As the prophesised hour draws near the demon hordes hunt a beautiful angel who has the power to prevent their destiny from being fulfilled. Only a wandering human warrior (Jung Woo-sung 'The Good The Bad The Weird') who's become trapped in Mid-Heaven and his magical demon-killing sword stand in their way.
A whole continent was glued to the small screen when the hit South Korean television series IRIS made its prime time premiere! And now British viewers can experience the 2010 motion picture adaptation of this balls-to-the-wall action thriller in beautiful HD!! Featuring performances from Seoul superstars Lee Byung-hun (A BITTERSWEET LIFE), Jung Joon-ho (ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY) and T. O. P (the sex symbol rapper from Kpop chart toppers Big Bang), this rough edged tale of North vs. South military stand offs and a secret agency of bad ass license-to-kill fighters who have Kim Jong-un quaking is timely and terrific. As we all face nuclear annihilation in the Trump/ Pyongyang showdown at least enjoy the heart thumping fun of IRIS before the world comes to a crippling conclusion!
Sympathy For Mr Vengeance (2002): A deaf mute worker saves all his money for his sister who requires a kidney transplant. He has the wrong blood type to be able to donate one of his kidneys so he arranges a trade with a group of organ dealers: one of his kidneys and 10 million won in return for their finding a kidney for his sister. They renege but a legitimate kidney becomes available for transplant. Unfortunately he no longer has the 10 million won required for the hospital to perform the operation. He and his girlfriend a terrorist seeking to change how the poor are treated in Korea kidnap his former boss's daughter. But events spiral quickly out of control... Oldboy (2003): Taken without reason. Imprisoned for 15 years. Released without reason. 5 days to seek the truth... One day in 1988 ordinary white collar worker Oh Dae-soo (Choi Min-sik) is kidnapped and incarcerated in a private makeshift prison cell dressed up like a cheap hotel room. With only a TV for company Dae-soo makes numerous attempts to escape and to commit suicide but they all end up in failure. All the while Dae-soo asks himself what made a man hate him so much enough to imprison him in solitary confinement with no explanation. While suffering from his near-madness Dae-soo becomes shocked when he watches the news and hears that his beloved wife was brutally murdered. At this very moment Dae-soo swears to take revenge on the man who destroyed his happy life. 15 years on and without a word of warning Dae-soo is released. Given a new set of clothes a mobile phone and the attentions of curious sushi waitress Mido Dae-soo begins to track down his enemy only to find he may be the pawn in a much bigger game which is only just beginning. Taunting Dae-soo the culprit gives him just 5 days to catch and kill his captor or Mido will die... Based on Japanese manga of the same name by Minegishi Nobuaki and Tsuchiya Garon winner of the Jury Grand Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and winner of 5 Grand Bell awards in Korea (including Best Film for Park Chan-wook and Best Actor for Choi Min-sik) Old Boy is a masterfully inventive revenge thriller complete with blackly comedic moments. Lady Vengeance (2005): The cinematic flair and narrative surprises that marked Park Chan-Wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy continue in this third and concluding part of the director's thematically-linked trilogy of revenge. Intense and inventive the film follows the progress of beautiful impassive Lee Geum-ja (Lee Young-Ae) after she's released from prison having served 13 years for the kidnap and murder of a young boy. Once on the outside she hooks up with some former cellmates a preacher who thinks she's an angel the detective who originally arrested her and the daughter she gave up for adoption gathering around her all the people needed to carry out an elaborate plan of revenge. Her target is kindergarten teacher Mr. Baek (Oldboy star Choi Min-Sik) while her weapon(s)-of-choice are unexpected and highly personal. This is striking and ghoulishly entertaining stuff a highwire act poised between horror tragedy comedy and exploitation. With the aid of Oldboy Director of Photography Jeong Joeng-Hun who employs some neat tricks and brings a vibrant beauty to the dark proceedings Park ensures there's never a dull moment.
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