Ah man, I've already got this on DVD, Bluray, 4k iTunes and now you're making me buy it on 4K disc as well?!?
I can’t find A Bittersweet Life on BR anywhere. I have the original R3 DVD Director’s Cut, but when I tried to watch it recently, the NTSC picture was just too poor to persevere with. I have the R2 standard DVD edition, but it really does need a decent BR/4K BR release. As for the 4K Oldboy, I feel the need to flex the plastic!Pre-ordered this and cannot wait to watch it again. Wish someone would take the time to do a great transfer of A Bittersweet Life.
That single take corridor fight, whilst ambitious and commendable, looks utterly ridiculous. It's more like ballet class at an asylum.
Hordes of bad guys lining up taking it in turns to get hit. It's well choreographed, I suppose, but it never looks even remotely convincing...
Classic film though! That octopus' acting is particularly method...
Lined up waiting to be hit from both sides though...(?) Anyway, fair enough, I wish I could see ithroigh your eyes. When I watched it again last year I was just surprised at how 'naff' it looked. Admirable in its ambition though, no arguing there.I've watched it maybe a dozen times in the last 3 months, it's utterly iconic.
I personally don't find it ridiculous in the least bit.
It's in a corridor, of course people are going to be lined up, and who wants to be the first to get hit by a hammer?!Even so he repeatedly gets set upon throughout the fight and has to shove them all back, which he can do because they are in... yes, a corridor.
It's only towards the end where he gets behind them all and can take them as they come to him and, even then, they get past him and he has to move pretty quickly whilst also looking understandably and realistically exhausted.
Perhaps it's just the fact that nobody shoots corridor scenes like this that makes it look unusual.