New Release: The Man From Nowhere DVD and Blu-ray

South Korea’s highest-grossing film of 2010, the acclaimed action-filled crime thriller The Man From Nowhere, arrived on DVD and Blu-ray from Well Go USA on March 8, 2011.

Directed by Lee Jeong-Beom (Cruel Winter Blues), the movie revolves around ex-special agent Tae-sik Cha (Bin Won), whose only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi (Kim Sae-Ron), who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong (Kim Yyo-Seo), smuggles drugs from a crime syndicate and entrusts Tae-sik with the product, without letting him know of her nefarious dealings.

But the syndicate finds out about her smuggling and kidnaps both Hyo-jeong and So-mi, promising to release them if Tae-sik makes a delivery. Crosses and double-crosses ensue, resulting in a rising body count and the growing rage of Tae-sik, who must prepare for a battle of epic proportions.

The Man From Nowhere grossed $45 million in its native country and enjoyed a limited release in theaters in the fall of 2010 in a dozen top North American markets, where it grossed nearly $750,000.

No special features are on the DVD and Blu-ray, which carry the suggested retail prices of $24.98 and $26.98, respectively.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.