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Memories Of Murder (2003) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Kim Sang Kyung | Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Bong Joon Ho (Director)
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A brutal serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to two very different homicide detectives to catch him in Memories of Murder, a riveting police procedural from Bong Joon Ho, director of The Host and Mother. Based on an actual series of events that began in 1986, the film centers on a rural cop named Park Do Mang (Song Kang Ho, from The Host and Thirst) and his tense partnership with Inspector Suh Tae Yoon (Kim Sang Kyung, Turning Gate), a big city detective fresh from Seoul.

Detective Park, who'd much rather spend his time beating confessions out of suspects than be forced to do any actual detective work, mocks Suh, telling him that real Korean cops "investigate with their feet," not their intellect. But as the bodies begin to pile up, the two realize they have to reconcile their differences to stop the killer before he strikes again. However, with numerous leads that seemingly go nowhere, is there any chance they'll catch their man and finally put him behind bars? Or will their unceasing quest for justice actually push these heroes to their absolute breaking point?

Unravel the truth in Memories of Murder, winner of Best Film, Best Director (Bong Joon Ho) and Best Actor (Song Kang Ho) at South Korea's Grand Bell Awards! Featuring performances by Kim Roi Ra, Song Jae Ho, Park No Shik, and Byun Hee Bong, this is one gripping crime thriller that's more than just another whodunit!

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Product Title: Memories Of Murder (2003) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 殺人回憶 (2003) (DVD) (香港版) 杀人回忆 (2003) (DVD) (香港版) 殺人の追憶 (Memories of Murder, サリニ チュオク) (DTS版) (海外版) Memories Of Murder (2003) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Kim Sang Kyung | Song Kang Ho (Actor) 金相慶 | 宋 康昊 (Actor) 金相庆 | 宋 康昊 (Actor) キム・サンギョン | ソン・ガンホ (Actor) 김 상경 | 송 강호 (Actor)
Director: Bong Joon Ho 奉 俊昊 奉 俊昊 ポン・ジュノ 봉준호
Release Date: 2004-05-13
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: DTS Digital Surround
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 131 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 90 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003427719

Product Information

* DVD Type : DVD-9
* Screen Format : 16:9
* Sound Mix : DTS
* Extras:
- Theatrical Trailer
 電影預告
- Behind The Scenes
 幕後花絮
- TV Spot
 電視廣告
- Photo Gallery
 相片集
- Cast And Crew filmographies
 演員及導演介紹


導演:奉俊昊
Director: Bong Joon-ho

  韓國市郊接連發生姦殺案,警方成立專案小組,由當地探員朴度文和漢城特派幹探蘇大原聯手追查。朴一直堅信第六感,憑直覺嚴刑拷問鎮上的壞蛋;蘇則整理及分析所有資料,抽絲剝繭,找尋線索。兩人查案手法南轅北轍,合作時發生不少磨擦。在鍥而不拾的追查下,他們發現這個摧花殺手鍾情在雨天,對身穿紅衣的女子下手……

  本片是2003年韓國第一賣座電影,總入場人數高達五百二十萬;本片亦獲得多項電影獎項,包括韓國電影大獎最佳電影、最佳導演、最佳男主角、最佳編劇、最佳剪接、最佳攝影;韓大鐘獎最佳電影、最佳導演、最佳男主角等。

  Based on the true story of the first serial killings in Korea.

  The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered, and similar crimes continue to occur. A special task force, joined by a detective from Seoul and local officer, is hence set up. In spite of the divergent investigation style, detectives find out that women wearing-red on rainy day as the victim's profile. They try to set up a trap to forestall another murder. The next day, however, yet another woman is found murdered - with an umbrella speared through her pubis
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Professional Review of "Memories Of Murder (2003) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

April 17, 2008

A suprisingly powerful film from the director of the amusing Barking Dogs Never Bite, this film about a serial killer has the tone of Se7en but without the weirdness. More importantly, Memories of Murder has addressed the debate about integrity in police methods with the greatest effectiveness since Orson Welles made Touch of Evil. Song Kang-ho (JSA, The Foul King) is, as always, dynamite as the cop who is obsessed with this case.

Every Korean who sees this film knows, even if I didn't, that this is based on a true story (and from what I can tell is scrupulously faithful to the real events), so there's no reason for you not to know (even if I didn't). The interplay between the city cop and the country cops is well-balanced, and the pacing is sleekly maintained to keep you on the edge of your seat as it works the thriller atmosphere and keeping an aura of authenticity.

Not just the best Korean film of the year, or the best film of the PIFAN festival (though it actually didn't appear in the festival program), but one of the great films of 2003. Certainly the best Korean film since JSA and ... enough superlatives already... this is a ripper and not to be missed if you get the chance!

10 unsolved crimes out of 10

by Russell Edwards
formerly the Reviews Editor for Empire Australia - heroic-cinema.com"

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Customer Review of "Memories Of Murder (2003) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (22)

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July 17, 2007

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Superb Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This is one of the best detective unsolved story i have ever seen. Up to the end, it will really leave you thinking you did it. The storyline is good. Worth watching.
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April 9, 2007

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tailored for western market Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
This film seems to be promising in the beginning but you'll soon find that it is just like watching another of those Hollywood movie with sex and violence as its theme. What a waste of time.
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December 18, 2006

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Fantastic! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This film is classy, gripping, wonderfully acted, illustrates superb cinematography and is one of the very best movies of its genre....not only in Korea, but the world. I am gradually introducing my friends to the glory that is Korean cinema because at the moment they are missing out on loads of fabulous gems...this film is no exception. Highly recommended!
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November 13, 2006

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A monumental achievement! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This review is actually based on the 2-Disc Korean Edition. Regardless, you should see this film in whatever format necessary.

With Memories of Murder, Bong Joon-Ho (continuing his winning streak with The Host) has crafted one of the most effective thrillers in recent memory. Based on true accounts of Korea's first documented serial killer, Memories of Murder follows two detectives (Song Kang-Ho and Kim Sang-Kyung) during a culturally tumultuous time in South Korea's history as they try to solve a series of murders. Bong rightly decides not to offer a proposed solution (i.e., identifying a killer), but instead focuses on a series of red herrings, culminating in a heartbreaking ending shot that implicates everyone who sees the film. Unlike more mainstream serial killer films like Silence of the Lambs and Seven (both good films in their own right), Memories of Murder does not dwell on a crazed individual on the fringes of society, but instead alludes to an individual who is so ordinary, he cannot be described. What is truly scary is that most killers are not Hannibal Lecter-esque. They are ordinary people that we might see on the street.

See this film by any means necessary. Aside from a relentlessly disturbing atmosphere and score, Bong Joon-Ho and the whole cast did a fantastic job in treating the subject matter with respect and restraint, while never undermining the severity of the events.
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October 14, 2005

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NO.1 KOREAN MOVIE !!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
For me this is the most enjoyable korean movie you can see, based on true events (very accurately too) of serial killings that went on for many years and at a time when the government didn't have any recources to offer the policemen on the case, it shows how the officers involved had very little experience with serial killings, one of them trying to get any criminal he can find to confess, another who resorts to beating the suspects and a new policeman on the case who introduces the idea of using psychology to catch the killer. It concentrates very heavily on the characters of the film and is very funny at times due to the streak of dark humour, it also has a very realistic feel that puts you there, so unless you are an action junkie who has no time for depth, if there is only one korean movie you get to see you have to see memories of murder. (English viewer)
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