If you enjoy the neon-saturated excesses of John Wick, this offering is the perfect entry point into the wonderful world of South Korean action cinema.
At its pinnacle stands Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Thirst), and The Villainess’ director Jung Byung-gil has been an exemplary student, utillising Park’s 2005 thriller Lady Vengeance as the thematic underpinning – a blood-soaked contemplation on settling scores at all costs.
Kim Ok-vin plays Sook-hee, the titular transgressor and mob enforcer who’s in full blown assassin mode. Sook-hee is caught by the police though, and offered her freedom following ten years of service.
What follows are twists, turns and a lot of ultraviolence, dispensed by the deadliest bride since Tarantino’s Kill Bill.
Release Date: 13 December 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung
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