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September 11, 2020

Special Report: Oldboy (2003)

Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, John Atom

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we're looking at Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (2003). Based loosely on the manga by and , the film tells the tale of Oh-Dae-Su (Choi Min-sik), a salaryman who gets abducted and held in a cell for 15 years. Just as he's abducted without explanation he's freed just the same. From there the film becomes a mystery where Oh-Dae-Su tries to find not just who abducted him but why.

John Atom and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss the original manga, the 2006 Indian remake Zinda, the 2013 Spike Lee version, and the Brian DePalma film Obsession (1976).

Listen/Download Now:

Buy the Oldboy manga
Buy Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy
Buy Spike Lee's Oldboy
Buy Zinda on DVD
Watch Zinda on Amazon Prime
Buy Obsession
Read about the controversy over the Oldboy remake poster
Read 13 Movies that Deserve a Director's Cut on Blu-ray by Mike McGranaghan

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1 comment:

  1. I have really been soaking up Czechtember&thank God I share my birthday with a cool cat like BrianDePalma!It's his birthday as you posted this&Obsession is underrated Paul Schrader scripting as well,but Mike sooner than later you'll get around to RepoMan&Weird Science I hope:)....