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AICN has your first look at the poster for the great Korean flick I SAW THE DEVIL!

Published at: Jan. 14, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the debut of the US poster for Kim Jee-woon's brilliant cat and mouse serial killer thriller I SAW THE DEVIL.

We don't see films like this stateside... the closest I can compare it to is SEVEN, but the energy is radically different in pacing and subject matter. It is about hunting a serial killer, but the hunter decides he likes playing with his catch. It's brutal, intense and just plain old awesome.

Jee-woon's previous feature, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD was fantastic also. This dude knows what he's doing and if you're at Sundance you can catch the film there. If not, you can see the flick in its US release beginning March 4th.

 

 

Dig it? I think it's sharp, but I also have my mad love for the movie knocking around my brain.

-Quint
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  • Jan. 14, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Nice! I dig that poster very much.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Asian horror is, in general, kicking ass all over the place.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Ooooh... "Abandon All Compassion!"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Just noticed the dark red tagline! That's pretty god-damned clever. (god-damned... get it?)

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Seven, or Se7en, or whatever

    by ConeSpinner

    Funny this film is brought up. Just yesterday that episode of Tosh.0 was on where he reenacts that scene from Seven w/the head in the box. I started laughing my ass off, but my girlfriend didn't get it. "It's ripping on a scene from "Seven"", I said. "Never seen it", she said. So my question is this: Do I break up with her on principle or just enjoy the fact that I get to watch this movie w/someone who has never seen it before? (I am leaning towards breaking up w/her on principle)

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Conespinner: Unless she gives INCREDIBLE head...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...it's over, dude.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    buıqnɹʇsıp uoıʇɐɯɹoɟuı ɟo ʞɔɐן ǝɥʇ puıɟ ı

    by lostboytexas

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    ɑӀʂօ

    by lostboytexas

    ì'ѵҽ ժҽϲìժҽժ էօ մքցɾɑժҽ ʍվʂҽӀƒ էօ ɑ ʂքҽϲìɑӀ ƒօղէ. ҽղյօվ վօմɾ ҌӀɑղժղҽʂʂ, աօɾʍʂ!

  • Awesome movie, watched this the other night and brutal is only the half of it. Again where can I get the jacket Byung Hun Lee wears?

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Re: movies, girlfriends

    by WriteForTheEdit

    This all reminded me that I had a girlfriend in college who had never seen "Psycho" AND didn't know the twist ending. I was flabbergasted. Didn't last.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Do yourself a favor

    by bullitt411

    See this movie as soon as you can. Easily one of the best movies of the past year. Not for the squeamish, but superior a story and acting.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Woon = Korean Gold

    by quintana007

    Lets hope hollywood keeps its fingers off this guy.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Something actually Jizz-worthy

    by Willbraham

    I loved the good, the bad, the weird. south Korean filmmakers are some of the most daring and interesting to see at the moment. It's like they took my favorite 1980's R-rated films, dipped them in neon, and then paced it like a manga. Awesome! These guys should be making the AKIRA adaptation, NO DOUBT! Especially the dude who made Thirst. Fanboy dreamgasm

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I Saw The Devil is an excellent film

    by Dr Gregory House

    The leads give Oscar-worthy performances.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Fuck yeah.

    by fettitular

    I can't wait to see this damn flick... Oldboy was one of the best film of the decade, without a doubt. Korea has been puttin' out some pretty fuckin' quality films lately...

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 6:14 a.m. CST

    A Bittersweet Life.

    by Knuckleduster

    Kim Jee-woon is a fucking master.

  • Or is it Min-Sik Choi? I've seen it both ways.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    She should break up with you...

    by moviemenace

    for finding Tosh0 funny.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Ugh...

    by Garth

    This is NOT a great movie. At all. Unless you don't care about likeable characters, consistent characters, smart characters or well plotted movies. If that's the case then yeah, I guess it's brilliant.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    I saw the Devil at TIFF '10

    by trumaine

    I haven't seen The Good, The Bad and The Weird, but this movie is great. Comparisons to movies like Oldboy are justified. This is a revenge movie gone sideways. I think I remember something about it originally being banned in Korea for being "an affront to humanity". I was stunned this film wasn't in the midnight madness lineup. You really need to see this film with the right crowd to truly enjoy it.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    A Bittersweet Life Was Also all sorts of fantastic.

    by Bearclaw

    You gotta love Korea.