Included in my top 10 of 2010 was Kim Jee-woon’s masterful I Saw the Devil (review), the Korean serial killer thriller that I caught uncut at this past September’s Toronto International Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures acquired the film for release this year, and will let Sundance audience get a taste of the gore this month. The boys at AICN scored an exclusive look at the official one sheet that asks you to “Abandon all compassion.” Don’t you even think about missing this when it hits VOD/theaters/DVD/Blu-ray.
“Lee Byung-hyun (The Good, the Bad and the Weird) stars as Dae-hoon, a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer, captivatingly played by Oldboy’s Choi Min-sik. Vowing revenge, Dae-hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge. From Korean genre master Kim Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad and The Weird and A Tale of Two Sisters) I SAW THE DEVIL is shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished, transcending the police procedural and pushing the boundaries of extreme Asian cinema in surprising and thrilling new ways.”