Kim Jee-woon’s ‘A Bittersweet Life’ gets Limited Edition Dual UHD and Blu-ray Box Set on 22nd July 2024

‘Looks terrific… has a confident brutal grace that brings to mind Leone, De Palma and Scorsese’

Philip French, The Observer

‘Byung-hun puts in a star-making performance… hugely enjoyable and beautifully brutal’



‘Tarantino-esque mayhem, messy rebirth and ultra-violent destruction serve to dramatise Sun-woo’s conflicting inner desires as he shadow-boxes with himself as much as taking down everyone else’

Little White Lies

‘Buy this move – it is simply quite fantastic’

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Multi-award-winning director Kim Jee-woon’s (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, I Saw The Devil) ultra-violent Korean neo-noir A Bittersweet Life gets an all-guns-blazing Limited Edition Dual UHD and Blu-ray releasethis summer courtesy of critically acclaimed label Second Sight Films. The brand-new set promises an extensive array of fascinating special features and is slated for release on 22 July 2024 it will also be available in standard editions.

A loyal gangster Sun-woo (Lee Byung-hun I Saw The Devil, The Magnificent Seven),falls foul of his gang when he’s assigned to keep watch over the young mistress of his crime boss. When he’s unable to carry out an order to kill the girlfriend and her new lover, things take an ultra-violent turn.

His boss wants payback, but has he taken on the wrong adversary? After a brutal beating, Sun-woo is hellbent on vengeance and embarks on a vicious rampage of punishment… there will be blood, blood and more blood. As the body count rises, the action ramps up, until the furiously violent mayhem reaches its thunderous crescendo.

A Bittersweet Life Limited Edition Box Set is presented in a stunning rigid slipcase with new artwork by Michael Bolland,accompanied by an in-depth 120-page book. There’s an arsenal of extensive new and archive material, including new commentaries, a making-of featurette, music videos and much more. Read on for the full list.

Life’s what you make it, so make yours A Bittersweet Life with this must-have kick-ass collector’s edition.

Special Features 

  • Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
  • UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
  • New scene specific audio commentary with director Kim Jee-woon and academic Areum Jeong
  • New audio commentary by Pierce Conran and James Marsh
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