This is a review of the US blu-ray (which is region free, the extras disc however comes on a regular region 1 DVD).
This is one of the best movies to come out of Korea over the last 5 years or so (of which there have been quite a few).
Guy gets imprisoned for 15 years without knowing anything of his captor or the reasoning behind his incarceration.
He is then let out and has just 5 days to seek vengeance on whoever was behind his abduction.
Brilliantly shot and directed with a superb leading man in Choi Min-Sik. Plenty of twists and turns and some very bleak and pretty sickening scenes, which wouldn't lend itself very easily to the supposed Hollywood remake (i hope it doesn't get made).
The Blu-ray transfer is a definite step-up from the DVD that i had. There is fair bit of grain and isn't as sharp as i was hoping for but decent nevertheless.
Sound is very good. Korean DTS HD master audio 7.1and DD-EX 5.1.
The bonus disc is also very good and is choc-full of interesting tidbits.
This is a must watch movie for anyone that wants an edgy non-hollywood production. Even if you aren't a fan of foreign movies it should certainly be tasted.