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The City of Violence [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8543169
  • Release Date: 09/04/2007
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features

    • Disc 1:
    • Feature audio commentary by director and star Ryoo Seung-Wan
    • Bloopers reel
    • Trailer gallery
    • Widescreen - enhanced for 16x9 television
    • Languages: Korean Dolby 5.1, Korean DTS, English Dolby 5.1
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
    • Disc 2:
    • Deleted and alternate scenes
    • Blow by Blow: a behind-the-scenes exploration of the action sequences from The City of Violence
    • Two Against the Rest: the making of The City of Violence
    • 5 behin-the-scenes featurettes on the production of The City of Violence
    • Interview and commentary on the movie's action sequences with action director and star Jung Doo-Hung
    • Interviews with the caast of The City of Violence
    • And much more


    The City of Violence
    Martial-arts pro Jeong Du-hong stars as Jeong Tae-su in notorious Korean action director Ryoo Seung-wan's The City of Violence (aka Jakpae). A former punk and brawler-turned-police detective, Tae-su returns to his hometown for the funeral of a buddy, Wang-jae (Ahn Gil-gang). Once there, he reconnects with members of the "old gang," including the tough but loyal fighter Ryoo Seok-hwan (played by the director) and the gang leader, Jang Pil-ho. Tae-su suspects foul play in Wang-jae's death, and instinctively ties it to Pil-ho, now a scuzzy slimeball with a massive inferiority complex and hordes of armed men. His instincts, it seems, are correct -- Pil-ho indeed had Wang-jae rubbed out. Thus, Tae-su and Seok-hwan ultimately take on Pil-ho at an abandoned Korean restaurant, fighting myriads of his henchmen with bare knuckles, blades, and Korean martial arts, and accompanied by a rousing Leone-style score. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Jeong Du-hong
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      Lee Beom-su - Pil-ho
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      Ryu Seung-wan - Sukhwhan
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      Jung Doo-hong - Tae-soo

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must-see for action fans!


      Absolutely stunning action movie. The style, the dialog and humor, the energy level that was held throughout... and of course two leads who throw themselves into any large crowd and deliver beatdown after beatdown. Their reactions to every threat they encounter are perfect. This was refreshing and a big surprise. Now I must admit I just rented the movie, but will eventually buy it. The rental is of the same release, but only contained the first disk, so I can't comment on the extras. But, at least for Asian films, the transfer looked fine and the subtitles were of course not perfect but still good. Actually, this is probably one of those movies where you won't even need subtitles to know what's going on and enjoy the best moments.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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