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Mr. Socrates (Region-3 / 2 DVD Set)
Mr. Socrates (Region-3 / 2 DVD Set)
Mr. Socrates (Region-3 / 2 DVD Set)
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Product Description
Korean Title: "Mr. Socrates"
Starring: Kim Rae-Won, Kang Sin-Il, Lee Jong-Hyeok
Director: Choi Jin-Won
Studio: Enter One
Rating: 18+
Genre: Action

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About This DVD

From writer/director Choi Jin Won (co-director of 1999's Whispering Corridors follow-up Memento Mori) comes Mr. Socrates, an action-packed tale that's already earned comparisons with such hit movies as Infernal Affairs and Old Boy!

The film centers on a lowlife thug named Ku Dong Hyuk (played by Kim Rae Won, star of the romantic comedies My Little Bride and, who seems to possess neither a conscience nor any shred of respect for his fellow human beings. One fateful day, Dong Hyuk finds himself suddenly abducted by a mysterious group of gangsters. Naturally, the young hoodlum is puzzled as to why he's being held captive, and as the ordeal wears on, he begins to undergo a grueling sort of training. But why? Whatever the reason, Dong Hyuk does his best to escape from their clutches, but each time, he fails miserably. The consequences for his actions? More training - but each time, it's harder and more demanding than the last.

So what's the real reason behind his imprisonment? Would you believe that the gang is doing it so he can pass the police qualification exams? That's the premise behind this twisty crime drama in which a good-for-nothing young punk has to become a homicide detective, all thanks to a notorious crime ring's secret connections!

Also featuring performances from Kang Shin Il (Public Enemy 1 and 2), Lee Jong Hyuk (Attack the Gas Station!), Yoon Tae Young (Never to Lose), Oh Kwang Rok (A Bittersweet Life), Park Cheol Min (Blood Rain), Heo Jeong Min (TV's Princess Lulu), and Park Yeong Hoon (director of Innocent Steps and Addicted), Mr. Socrates looks to be a gritty action picture about a decidedly different kind of undercover agent!

Asking his father who is imprisoned in jail for money, threatening a friend who became a murderer by mistake, stealing money from his friends...KU Dong-hyuk (KIM Rae-won) is the worst scumbag you can ever imagine. Living a low-life existence like a street dog, one day, Dong-hyuk gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang. Held captive for no reason, Dong-huk is repeatedly trained by the gang in a secret and inhumane way. Dong-hyuk tries to escape but fails, which makes the training more harsh and cruel than before. After finishing all the training, the gang orders Dong-hyuk to become a police detective as their secret connection.

Audio Format: DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo
Video Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean  
Country Made: Korea 
Region Code: 3
Year Made: 2005 
Running Time: 109 / 81
Special Features: - Making of documentary
- Action scene featurette
- Special effects featurette
- CGI featurette
- Interviews
- Photo gallery
- Music video
- Trailers
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