TMR 024 – Oldboy

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Oldboy (2003) d. Chan-wook Park Starring: Min-sik Choi Ji-tae Yu Hye-jeong Kang

Oldboy (2003)

d. Chan-wook Park

Starring:
Min-sik Choi
Ji-tae Yu
Hye-jeong Kang

This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan take on the roles of Oedipus and Sophocles as they regress deep into their subconscious to cope with the brutal realities of Seoul’s gritty underbelly. Steve comes to terms with his unquenchable thirst for revenge, Ryan double checks his list of those he has wrongs, and they both conclude that eating a live octopus might be a one way ticket to Elder God hell.

Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he’s abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company. And then, suddenly released, he is invited to track down his jailor with a denouement that is simply stunning.

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Oldboy (2003) d. Chan-wook Park Starring: Min-sik Choi Ji-tae Yu Hye-jeong Kang

Things discussed in the show:

Seoul, South Korea

BrooklynSaoirse Ronan, Nick Hornby

The Big ShortChristian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

The Revenant, Room

30 RockDean Winters

The Raid 2

American Crime Story: O.J. SimpsonJohn Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. (Snow Dogs, Boat Trip), David Schwimmer

Ryan MurphyNip/Tuck, American Horror Story, Glee

The Crow

Battle Royale

The Happiness of the Katakuris, The Host

The hallway fight scene

Un Chien AndalouLuis Buñuel, Salvador Dali

Blue VelvetDavid Lynch

The octopus scene – Octopus and their alien DNA

H.P. Lovecraft

The Count of Monte Christo

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Lars Von TrierThe Element of Crime, Dancer in the Dark

Oedipus, Sophocles

Oldboy (2013)Josh Brolin, Spike Lee

Oldboy soundtrack

Look Who’s Talking

Stoker

The Rocketeer, Beauty and the Beast, The Black Cauldron

Next week: The Sword in the Stone

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