Writer/director Lee Jeong-Beom, the Korean filmmaker who gave us The Man From Nowhere in 2010 is back with his latest thriller, No Tears for the Dead. On Feb. 17 both DVD and Blu-ray editions will be heading to the domestic home entertainment courtesy of CJ Entertainment America.
Gon (Jang Dong-Gun — The Warrior's Way, Dangerous Liaisons, etc.) is a professional killer — working both sides of the Pacific, who has been stateside since being kissed off by his mother upon arrival years earlier. Raised as killer … a mob tool.
When his latest “contract” goes awry, his employers “suggest” that he clean up the mess by returning to Seoul and take care of a certain “loose end.”
The mess? A young girl was caught in the crossfire and killed (children getting whacked tends to raise hell with the public). The “loose end,” that would be the girl’s mother, Mo-Gyeong (Kim Min-hee — The Sword with No Name, Helpless, etc.) and Gon is dispatched to take care of her.
No Tears for the Dead would be a very short movie if Gon actually followed orders and put a bullet in Mo-Gyeong’s head. Instead, he has a change of heart and becomes her protector … and if you don’t think that starts World War III with his employers, then you haven’t seen a Lee Jeong-Beom film! WOW! If you demand action, then No Tears for the Dead delivers that in spades!!
Bonus features include two viewing options — the original Korean-language version or an English-dubbed presentation — commentary by writer/director Lee Jeong-Beom and a making-of featurette.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU are deleted scenes, interviews with cast members and a featurette titled “Action Highlights.”