Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance

DVD - 2006 | Korean
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After being wrongfully convicted of a crime, a young woman is imprisoned for 13 years and forced to give up her daughter. Upon her release, she sets in motion an elaborate plan of retribution, but does not know what is in store.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Tartan Video USA, [2006]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music, Cho Young Wuk ; editors, Kim Sang Bum, Kim Jae Sum ; cinematography, Chung Chung Hoon.
Performers: Lee Young-ae, Choi Min-shik, Oh Gwang-rok, Oh Dal-soo, Kim Si Hu, Kwon Yea Young.
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for strong violent content - some involving children, and some sexuality
Language Note: Korean dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles
UPC: 842498030240
Call Number: DVD FOREIGN L KOREAN

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wongsokguan
Jul 15, 2015

Surreal and violent!

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Nursebob
Dec 18, 2014

In this final chapter of Park Chan-Wook’s loose trilogy revenge is a dish best served piping hot, buffet-style. An unnecessarily convoluted plot is aided in part by an energetic cast, some flashy camerawork and a grandiose score of classical riffs which undermine some of it’s sillier elements. Furthermore the film’s crowning scene, in which a cornered pedophile’s fate is decided by a small mob of outraged parents, is a master stroke of bone-dry humour and wry social commentary. Unfortunately Park seems to fall in love with his vision towards the end and drags the proceedings a few minutes past the point where the final credits should have been rolling. Lack of narrative cohesion and sloppy editing notwithstanding this is still an engaging, if decidedly lightweight, entry in the Revenge genre.

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UnbiddenLove
Oct 28, 2014

A powerhouse, & I see where Quentin Tarentino got some ideas!

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Joezinho82
Oct 22, 2014

One of the coolest movies ever!

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stoneflower
Dec 02, 2012

Whoever enjoyed this should check out the Vengence trilogy. It consists of: old boy, sympathy for mr.vengeance, and lady vengaence.

At first oldboy was my favourite, but i've come to love this one even more after fully understanding it. I had to rematch it a couple times to understand. THe first time I wached it, I was drooling at the beauty of the movie, the second time I payed more attention. Each time I wached it, I noticed things.

Park Chan Wook, I love you dude.

Masterpiece.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Jan 22, 2012

I had hopes for this film to be the first Korean film I've seen to not have a "normal" cinematic plot turn into a disturbing situation. A little more than halfway there I thought I was home-free an then the heroine made a disturbing choice. This movie is brilliantly filmed with excellent acting and certainly a thought-provoking look at revenge and redemption.

macabrescribe May 24, 2011

Lady Vengeance has by far the least impact in Chan-wook Park's revenge saga. However, it is thought-provoking. The titular character is vastly different from the vengeance trilogy's other protagonists. Besides the blatant dissimilarities, Lady Vengeance approaches retribution in a very unique way. The movie's nonlinear stroytelling, though, is very confusing at times.

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allrustyjames
Jan 07, 2010

Great movie about revenge. Great acting too - director is a genius.

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