Oldboy (2004)

oldboy

This week on Alcohollywood, we delve into the seedy underbelly of Korean cinema with Chan-wook Park’s critically acclaimed revenge thriller Oldboy! Listen in as Jared and Clint discuss metaphor, the financial means of maniacal villains, and the difference between man and beast. Oh, Dae-su, what will you do next?

(Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for the film contained within.)

THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Soo-ah’s Shame

oldboy cocktail2 parts sake (sweet to medium-dry recommended)

1 part blackberry brandy

3 parts carrot juice

dash of ground ginger

Shake well and pour over ice.

DRINKING RULES FOR OLDBOY:

  1. Whenever time is mentioned (in dialogue or on clocks/watches)
  2. Anytime Oh Dae-su asks a question
  3. Every time the color red is dominant in the scene (in clothing, walls, decor, etc.)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Mi-do says, “I love you, Dae-su!”

Theme song: “Live Oak” by A Giraffe – Check out their album Under a Table here!

Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages, subscribe, leave a comment or suggest a new film for us to cover!

Tune in next week when we check out Otto Preminger’s 1944 noir classic Laura!

LISTEN HERE OR DOWNLOAD

Liked it? Take a second to support Alcohollywood on Patreon!

About Alcohollywood Staff

The film staff of the film website/podcast Alcohollywood.

2 thoughts on “Oldboy (2004)

  1. Sake is Japanese, Oldboy is Korean – we drink Soju over here!

    To be fair though, if you made people drink that over and over you’d be responsible for a lot of vomiting!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *