US "I Saw the Devil" Red-Band Trailer
Korean revenge movies are something I just can't get enough of. They are usually a morality tale taken to an extreme that we just simply don't see in US movies today. There is no doubt that these movies tend to be brutal in ways that disturb the most jaded individuals. The beauty of these films comes in the way that brutality really magnifies the truth that vengeance will only serve to destroy you and the people around you. Faster with Dwayne Johnson touches on this theme, but I seriously doubt that a US studio would ever truly embrace the vengeance genre with this level of abandon. It's why the US remake of Oldboy never got off the ground. Nobody would touch it.
Now, Kim Ji-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters, The Good, The Bad, The Wierd) is unleashing his entry to the genre with I Saw the Devil. A story of a cop who goes after the serial killer who killed his pregnant fiancee, the film has been garnering praise at every festival it plays from TIFF to Sundance to Fantasticfest. Below, you'll find the red-band trailer for the film. Let me give you a word of warning, you may want to skip this if you aren't familiar with Korean revenge films. It's a powerful and disturbing trailer. This one definitely earns the red-band warning. You can also watch the HD version at the IGN link below.