The vengeance trilogy [videorecording] / directed by Park Chan-Wook.

Video/Projected medium
Los Angeles : Tartan Video, 2006 .
6 videodiscs (712 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Library of Congress genre(s)
Tartan Asia extreme [More in this series]
Summary note
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance: A deaf-mute needs to raise money for a kidney transplant for his sister's life-saving operation. He kidnaps an wealthy businessman's daughter, but a tragic accident sets both him and the child's father on fateful paths of vengeance.
  • Oldboy: Imprisoned by unknown captors for 15 years for allegedly murdering his wife, a man is inexplicably released and told to figure out who has locked him away. With the help of a young girl, he has 5 days to find the culprit and exact his revenge.
  • Lady Vengeance: Having been a model prisoner in jail where she was serving a sentence for murdering a child, Lee Guem-ja is released for a new start. However, as she starts contacting follow inmates, she plans her revenge on the man who was really responsible for the crime, but newly reunited with her daughter, her actions could either lead to salvation or damnation.
  • Issued together in a slipcase.
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance originally released as a motion picture in 2002; Oldboy originally released as a motion picture in 2003; Lady Vengeance originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Creation/​Production credits
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance: directed by Chan-Wook Park; screenplay by Moo-Young Lee, Jong-Yong Lee, Ridame Park; director of photography, Byung-Il Kim.
  • Oldboy: directed by Chan-Wook Park; screenplay by Jo-Yoon Hwang, Joon-Hyung Im, Chan-Wook Park; cinematography by Jung-Hoon Jung.
  • Lady Vengeance: directed by Chan-Wook Park; music by Young-Wuk Cho; composed by Seung-Hyun Choi; edited by Sang-Bum Kim, Jae-Bum Kim; cinematography, Chung-Hoon Chung; written by Seo-Kyoung Chung, Chan-Wook Park.
System details
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance: Kang-Ho Song, Ha-Kyun Shin, Du-Na Bae, Ji-Eun Lim, Bo-Bae Han, Se-Dong Kim, Dae-Yeon Lee.
  • Oldboy: Min-Sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-Jung Gang.
  • Lady Vengeance: Young-Ae Lee, Min-Sik Choi, Si-Hu Kim, Yea-Young Kwon.
Language note
Each film in Korean with optional English subtitles; dubbed English version of Oldboy also available.
  • Disc 1. Poksu nŭn na ŭi kot = Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (116 min.)
  • disc 2. Special features: Interview with Park Chan-Wook, production featurettes, cast and crew interviews, teasers and trailers (100 min.)
  • disc 3. Oldŭboi = Oldboy (115 min.)
  • disc. 4. Special feature: The autobiography of Oldboy (210 min.)
  • disc 5. Ch'injŏrhan Kŭmjassi = Lady Vengeance (fade-to-white version) (111 min.)
  • disc 6. Special features: The making of Lady Vengeance, deleted secnes, character interviews, Lady Vengeance in Venice, teasers and trailers (60 min.).
Other title(s)
  • Park Chan-Wook's Vengeance trilogy
  • Poksu nŭn na ŭi kot.
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.
  • Oldŭboi.
  • Oldboy.
  • Autobiography of Oldboy.
  • Ch'injŏrhan Kŭmjassi.
  • Lady Vengeance.
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.
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