Blu-ray, DVD Release: Veteran

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 5, 2016
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.98
Studio: CJ Entertainment


The action-filled (and comedy-tinged) thriller Veteran is the 6th highest grossing film of all time in Korea, tallying some $85 million at the domestic box office.

Hwang Jung-min in Veteran

Hwang Jung-min in Veteran

Directed by Seung-wan Ryoo, Veteran features popular South Korean star Hwang Jung-min (Ode to My Father) as an irascible detective with a conscience who’s out for revenge as he attempts to take down the twisted and virtually untouchable scion of a mega-corporation, Jo Tae-oh (Ah In Yoo, Tough as Iron).

In speaking of the roots of his latest film, Ryoo explained that, “[The movie] is about the world I know and the story about people I know, it was comfortable for me. […] But my feeling comfortable doesn’t mean that the work is easy. It just means that I’m comfortable (working out the troubles). […] I didn’t want the movie to be based on personal revenge, and I want it to show how a person gets justice through the legal system.”

Veteran made its North American debut as an official selection at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and then went on to gross more than $1 million at the U.S. box office.

Ryoo has confirmed that there will be a sequel to Veteran, cleverly titled (at this point) Veteran 2. It’s slated to arrive in 2018.

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