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The Art of Branding:: Tartan “Asia Extreme” Films

Chi-Yun Shin

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the “Asia Extreme” label of London-based Tartan Films and its relation with recent East Asian horror films. It examines Tartan's marketing strategies and its aspiration to ... More


The Good, the Bad, and the South Korean:: Violence, Morality, and the South Korean Extreme Film

Robert L. Cagle

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the issue of violence in recent South Korean “extreme” films, and focuses on three films: Oldboy (2003), H (2002), and A Bittersweet Life (2005). It questions the simplistic ... More


“Tell the Kitchen That There's Too Much Buchu in the Dumpling”:: Reading Park Chan-wook's “Unknowable” Oldboy

Kyung Hyun Kim

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Park Chan Wook's “vengeance trilogy”: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot, 2002), Oldboy (2003), and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi, 2005). It ... More


Korean Popular Culture and Transcultural Consumption: Globalized Desires between “Ours and Others”1

Sun Jung

in Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028672
eISBN:
9789882207127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028672.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter contextualizes the trajectories of studies on South Korean popular culture and the hybridization dynamics of transculturation on the one hand, and the conceptual background of the ... More


Oldboy, Postmodern Masculinity, and Western Fandom on Film Review Websites: Time between Dog and Wolf

Sun Jung

in Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028672
eISBN:
9789882207127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028672.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses Western cult fandom of the Korean genre film, Oldboy, and describes how postmodern South Korean masculinity is reconstructed through the ambivalent desires of Western ... More


From the Margins to the Mainstream: Asia Extreme in 2004

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines cult Asian cinema in the UK at the very peak of its critical acclaim and commercial success, and the drastically altered context for Asian film reception will be discussed. This ... More


Reinterpreting Revenge: Authorship, Excess and the Critical Reception of Spike Lee’s Oldboy

Daniel Martin

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003) achieved only moderate success on its initial release in South Korea, but upon finding international distribution it attained much greater notoriety, winning a major ... More


Twisted Histories: Park Chan-Wook and the Legacy of Personal Trauma

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses South Korean director Park Chan-wook. Over the last decade very few Korean film directors have made such an impact on the international scene as Park Chan-wook. The key to his ... More


Film Analysis: Oldboy Oldboy 올드보이

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Park Chan-wook's film Oldboy (Oldeuboi, 2003) about a man, Oh Dae-su, who is mysteriously kidnapped and held in isolation for fifteen years without human contact, and with no ... More


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