One of my very favorite movies of last year makes its way to home video courtesy of MUBI. South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s brilliant “Decision to Leave” may be the acclaimed filmmakers very best film to date. It’s his first film since 2016’s “The Handmaiden”, and what a return it is. And despite the inexplicable snub at this year’s Academy Awards, the movie earned him the Best Director prize at Cannes and has received awards from critics groups all around the globe. Perfectly cast, deftly written, sumptuously shot, and masterfully directed, “Decision to Leave” is sublime cinema. Read my full review of the film HERE.
This new Blu-ray edition of “Decision to Leave” hit shelves February 14, 2023. See below for a full synopsis and breakdown of the bonus features.
Runtime: 139 Minutes
Director: Park Chan-wook
Starring: Tang Wei, Park Hae-il, Lee Jung-hyun, Go Kyung-pyo, Kim Shin-young, Jung Yi-seo, Jung Young-Sook, Park Jeong-min, Yoo Seung-mok, Seo Hyun-woo, Teo Yoo, Ho Min-si, Jeong Ha-dam
What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession? Winner of Cannes Best Director in 2022, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights. When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.
- Introduction with Park Hae-il and Tang Wei
- New York Film Festival Talks: Park Chan-wook
- Interview with Director Park Chan-wook
- “Moments of Decision to Leave” Behind the Scenes Featurette
- Behind the Scenes in Cannes
- VFX Reel
ASPECT RATIO – 2.39:1
STANDARD – 1080/23.976P
AUDIO – 5.1 / 2.0 DTS-HD MA, Audio Description DD (English)
REGION CODE – A
LANGUAGE – Korean, Mandarin
SUBTITLES – English, English SDH
MEDIA FORMAT – NTSC, Widescreen
Oh, I’d like to have that in my Blu-Ray collection. In fact, I need a box set of Park’s films on Blu-Ray. Come on Criterion! Arrow! Lock that shit up!
I was sooo thrilled that they put it out on Blu-ray. Such an incredible movie.
Great news! I want to dive in to Park’s films more. Maybe I can rent this?
Not sure about renting. I’m guessing it streams on MUBI.