Available on Bluray this Tuesday from director Lee Jeong-Beom and CJ Entertainment is the tale that has NO TEARS FOR THE DEAD.
Hit-man Gon (Jang Dong-gun) has been sent on a score that goes wrong when he accidentally kills a young girl. Going on a bender to try and forget, he learns the hit isn’t over.
Now, the contract extends to the young girl’s mother Mogyeong (Kim Min-hee). Believing she has information that can ruin the organization, Gon is sent to Korea to finish the job.
Once there, he realizes who Mogyeong is and struggles with keeping her alive or saving his own life.
FINAL WORD: Dong-gun as Gon has all the right moves playing this role. He has the remarkable ability to make the viewer feel bad for him – and he’s a hit man! Every bit of emotion shows on Dong-gun’s face and that makes his performance one that stands out. The action sequences are quick and deadly and the character of Gon takes a hit and keeps moving forward.
Min-hee as Mogyeong is a woman who is rightly distraught. Losing her young daughter she is wracked with guilt and pain. Once it is clear that she has something Gon’s boss wants, her survival instincts kick in with a hit-man saving her every step of the way.
Each of the characters in the film brings added action to the film. Brian Tee will be seen in the upcoming anticipated blockbuster JURASSIC WORLD and Kim Hee-won is in one of my favorite films MY WAY.
Director Jeong-beom is also responsible for the 2010 highest grossing Korean film THE MAN FROM NOWHERE with Won Bin and Kim Sae-ron.
CJ Entertainment brings Asia’s premier entertainment brings content to theatres, television, DVD, digital download and more. Some of their tops films are THE MAN FROM NOWHERE; THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD; and the VEGANCE trilogy. For more of what they have to offer go to www.cj-entertainment.com.
Other cast include: Brian Tee as Chaoz, Jun-seong Kim as John Lee, Jeon Bae-soo as Detective Jang, Lee Young-ran as Ok-soon, Anthony Dilio as Juan and Alexander Wraith as Alvaro.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give NO TEARS FOR THE DEAD three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. The final scene between Gon and Mogyeong is definitely intense and surprising. That’s what I truly enjoy about martial arts films that bring a solid story line and NO TEARS FOR THE DEAD does absolutely that.
The Bluray includes features The Making of No Tears for the Dead featurette, Director’s Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Brian Tee Interview, Character Spot: Mogyeong & Gon, Behind the Scene and Action Highlights.
The bonus extras on the Bluray are definitely something to experience and give an insight to the characters that I hadn’t considered myself. Take time to watch them all!
In the end – his past changes everything!