Blu-ray Release: A Taxi Driver

Blu-ray Release Date: April 17, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $22.27
Studio: Well Go USA

A Taxi Driver, which represented South Korea as its official entry in the 2018 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category, debuts next week courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment.

In this true story set in 1980, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with the citizens, led by a determined group of college students, rising up to demand freedom. What began as an easy fare becomes a life-or-death struggle in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in the history of modern South Korea.

Directed by Jang Hoon (The Front Line), the fifth-highest-grossing domestic film (unrated) of all time in South Korea stars Song Kang-Ho (Snowpiercer), Thomas Kretschmann (Stalingrad), Yoo Hai-Jin (Pirates) and Ryu Jun-Yeol (The King).

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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.