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    JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA Blu-ray Coming From Arrow Video in January

    Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. ©Myung Films

    One People, Two Countries, Every Life on Earth at Stake
    Source: Arrow Films, MVD Entertainment Group
    Special Thanks to James Flower and Clint Weiler

    Blu-ray cover art, courtesy of MVD Entertainment. ©Myung Films

    On January 19, Arrow Video will release a deluxe Blu-ray edition of JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA (공동경비구역 JSA, Gongdong Gyeongbi Guyeok Jeieseuei, 2000), the award winning South Korean thriller from the director of OLDBOY.

    Before OLDBOY, before THE HANDMAIDEN, visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook helmed this gripping tale of deceit, misunderstanding and the senselessness of war. Gunfire breaks out in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, leaving two North Korean soldiers dead while a wounded South Korean soldier (Lee Byung-hun, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) flees to safety. With the tenuous peace between the two warring nations on a knife-edge, a neutral team of investigators, headed by Swiss Army Major Sophie Jean (Lee Young-ae, LADY VENGEANCE), is dispatched to question both sides to determine what really happened under cover of darkness out in no-man’s land.

    The recipient of multiple accolades, including Best Film at South Korea’s 2001 Grand Bell Awards, JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA showcases Park’s iconic style in an embryonic form, and demonstrates that humanity and common purpose can be found in the most unlikely places.


    Discs: 1
    Duration: 110 Minutes
    Language: Korean
    Subtitles: English
    Audio: 5.1 / 2.0
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    US Release Date: January 19, 2021
    SKU: AV334
    UPC: 760137446989
    Region Code: 0
    SRP: $39.95

    UK Release Date: January 18, 2021
    BD Cat No: FCD2105
    BD Barcode: 5027035022741
    UK Rating: 15
    Region Code: B
    RRP: £24.99


    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    • Original lossless Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
    • Optional English subtitles
    • New audio commentary by writer and critic Simon Ward
    • Isolated music and effects track
    • Newly recorded video interview with Asian cinema expert Jasper Sharp
    • The JSA Story and Making the Film, two archival featurettes on the film’s production
    • About JSA, a series of archival introductions to the film by members of the cast
    • Behind the scenes montage
    • Opening ceremony footage
    • Two music videos: “Letter from a Private” and “Take the Power Back”
    • Theatrical trailer
    • TV spot
    • Image gallery
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch
    • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Kieran Fisher

    Photo courtesy of Arrow Films. ©Myung Films

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