Starring: Jeon Do-Yeon, Lee Hye-Yeong, Jeong Jae-Yeong
Director: Ryu Seung-Wan
Studio: CJ Entertainment
About This DVD
No Blood No Tears, which is a translation of the graphic and gritty Korean expression "pido nunmuldo opsi," colloquial for "no mercy," is the title of Ryu Seung-Wan's second feature film. He spent 2.3 billion won making his movie this time, 40 times as much as the last time, with Joen Do-yeon, who is the most sought-after actress in the film business and Lee Hae-young, who came back to the silver screen after an absence of seven years.
Jeon Do-Yeon stars as an abusing ex-boxer's girlfriend Sujin, who betrays him for money, while Lee is a gangster-turned-taxi-driver, Kyong-son, who's stuck in a financial deadlock.Along with Jeon Do-Yeon and Lee Hye-Yeong, "No Blood" shows off a cast of acclaimed supporting actors, including Baek Il-Seop and Shin Gu. Action director Jeong Du-Hong makes his acting debut here as a character who never speaks. Seeing the most popular action director "act" on the screen as himself, not as a stunt double, is another bonus of watching "No Blood." Jeong Jae-Yeong, as the ex-boxer Puldok _ his "biggest part ever" he said _ shows sincere and hardheaded acting.
The plot unfolds as Sujin schemes to steal a big black duffel bag from an illegal dog-fighting spot inside an abandoned ship, which her boyfriend Puldok manages. So, there's lots of money and lots of desires, and consequently thrilling action, including chases and plot twists. The scenes are abundant with violence viewed from a matter-of-fact attitude. But the movie itself doesn't feel as violent as the lavishly destructive Hollywood blockbusters or now-in-fashion Korean gangster movies, as director Ryu keeps a firm command on his characters with a deep understanding of the marginal lives they lead.
She drives a cab on the nightshift and meets every scum there is. Gyung-sun lives a scanty life day by day, but she used to be a professional safecracker that earned her the nickname, "Leather Jacket." Once she was a hot item, now she's all washed up. On the job, she relieves her fatigue with tonic beverages, and finishes a cigarette with just one drag, but she gets by the day clinging on to the chance that someday she'll meet her only hope in life, her daughter.
But the world doesn't seem to let her have things that easy. She's still haunted by her dark past as this third-rate gangster keeps threatening her to pay back the money her ex-husband ran away with. Then one day she meets a girl named Soo-jin, who is a spitting image of herself back when she had it made. With Soo-jin's help she gets fed up with her dire circumstances, and finally decides to do something about it. To live for tomorrow, she fights the world for a day.
She used to be a round girl for the ring and now she wants to be a famous singer. She carries both a pretty smile and tears in her eyes. Her name's Soo-jin but people mostly remember her as "Sunglass Girl." She lives with her vicious boyfriend, Bulldog, who never leaves her alone and beats on her, especially when he gets drunk. But her inevitable meeting with Gyung-sun emboldens her to take off the sunglasses that is hiding her scar. After waiting and enduring long enough, she stands up to make a complete change in her life. To live for tomorrow, she stands against the world today.
A dog fighting ring that's overflowing with money, power, and desire. The stakes are getting higher and people are getting richer. The gamblers feed off a dog-eats-dog world since as the ring is filled with macho men whose golden years are of the pastime. The money that goes into the pot is something even the slumiest of the slums would love to get their hands on.. The only problem is that Bulldog operates the ring and a ruthless loan shark, named KGB, owns the business. No would ever think of taking the money and running with until Soo-jin and Gyung-sun show up.
|DD 5.1 Surround
|Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
|Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Making Of, Alternative Ending, Theatrical Trailer, Highlight, Interviews, Production Notes, Synopsis, Photo Gallery, Cast and Crews, TV Spots, Music Video
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