Details About the 친절한 금자씨 (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance) DVD
How long did we wait... but it's finally here. Park Chan-Wook and Co. are in the process of adding their finishing touches to the upcoming DVD release of 친절한 금자씨 (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance), Park's final installment of his trilogy of vengeance. There's good news and bad news.
Good news first: both versions of the film will be available in the two discs set: the full colour version, and the one which will gradually turn into black and white. Extra features look quite juicy as well. There will be three separate commentary tracks: one with director Park Chan-Wook, DP Jung Jung-Hoon and production designer Jo Hwa-Sung; another will feature Park and star Lee Young-Ae, and a final one will be a solo commentary by Film2.0's Kim Young-Jin. They also said that they plan to record a commentary with foreign critics, although no more details were announced about that. The commentary recording started today in Shinsa-Dong, and after that marketing will begin.
Extra features? 2 and a half hours worth, entitled 'Revenge and Mercy'. They will feature interviews with director, cast and crew, an extensive making of documentary and deleted scenes. They'll also add a short film of about 10-20 minutes, featuring young people who desire to become film directors.
Audio will be DD5.1 and DTS, with English and Korean subtitles. And even more important, considering the current state the Korean DVD market is in, Park (who's a big DVD aficionado) announced the price will be in line with other releases, and they won't repeat the 올드보이 (Oldboy) UE debacle. So no SE, LE, UE, FE.. but just this, and the boxset including the entire trilogy, which will release early next year.
The bad news? The fact we'll have to wait for mid December to get this bad boy. Looks like a nice Christmas gift, too.