Old boys

Over at Alex on Film I’ve been watching the two versions of Oldboy: the Korean original and the 2013 American remake (where the title was changed to Old Boy).

I’m still scratching my  head as to why anyone would want to remake Oldboy. It’s a great movie, but so weird and idiosyncratic  I don’t see how anyone could have thought a Hollywood version was going to work. In the event, Spike Lee’s version doesn’t have any of the visual inventiveness and grotesque imagination of the original.

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