Bay Area Giveaway: Preview Passes for Korean Horror Film ‘I Saw The Devil’ by Kim Ji-woon

UPDATE 3/2/2010: Congrats to the winners PS and Steve Li!

KIM In-seo in I SAW THE DEVIL, a Magnet Release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

KIM In-seo in I SAW THE DEVIL, a Magnet Release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

I admit it. I’m a scaredy cat, which is why I can’t even watch the trailer I just posted for I Saw The Devil (악마를 보았다). I’m actually kind of getting scared by just typing out the title of the film! But enough about my wussiness!

If you’re the kind of person who is into horror films, or if you already know the work of genre master Kim Ji-woon, who directed A Tale of Two Sisters, you’ll be happy to know that Kim’s latest film– I Saw the Devil— opens in the Bay area on March 11, 2011 at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.

Lee Byung-hyun (The Good, the Bad and the Weird) stars as Dae-hoon, a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer, captivatingly played by Oldboy’sChoi Min-sik. Vowing revenge, Dae-hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge. From Korean genre master KIM Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad and The Weird and A Tale of Two Sisters) I SAW THE DEVIL is shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished, transcending the police procedural and pushing the boundaries of extreme Asian cinema in surprising and thrilling new ways.

This film is not for the squeamish (like me) and has disturbing extreme violence; “For Mature Audiences Only.” The film’s running time is 141 minutes, and is not rated. In Korean; fully subtitled in English.

What are other reviewers saying about this film?

“An unflinching gaze into the heart of pure evil and a perverse genre entertainment par excellence.” – Variety

“One fantastically hypnotic movie. It may be the most hypnotic serial killer story since The Silence of the Lambs, and it’s certainly one of the best thrillers I’ve seen in a few years.” – Fearnet

“Damned if it isn’t riveting from the word ‘go’.” – The Onion

“The textbook definition of an instant cult classic.” – Bloody Disgusting

“9 out of 10. Nothing short of staggering. A cool, confident, and sometimes stunningly beautiful film.” –

If you’re a horror film buff in the Bay Area, why not catch it in the theatres?

Presented by Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing, Landmark Theatres Engagements begin Friday, March 11, 2011:

Want to check it out early, Bay Area folks?

What you could win from Landmark Theatres and 8Asians:
Up to four (4) tickets for a special preview on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:30pm in SF (Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre)!

How do you enter?
All you have to do is to enter your information in this form!

Hurry, the deadline to enter is: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 3pm (Pacific Time)
ONE lucky winner will be selected and contacted that afternoon.

Rules for entering:
1) Please be serious about using the tickets– unused free tix suck!

Prize courtesy of: Landmark Theatres and 8Asians.

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