Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Revenge Week: Reader's Top 10 Korean Revenge Films

Part of MKC's Revenge Week (July 8-14, 2013).

We began Revenge Week with the MKC's Top 10 Korean Revenge Films and now as the feature comes to an end, here is the Top 10, as voted by you! Thanks to all who took part and if you leave a comment with your favorites, we may still just include them in the list. ;)

I don't think the top 5 will surprise anyone but I was, dare I say, a little disappointed that Bedevilled ranked so low. In fact, were it not for a last minute vote it wouldn't have cracked the top 10. Alas, The Housemaid (1960) also had a poor showing, with only one vote.

MKC Readers' Top 10 Korean Revenge Films

1. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003) - 15 Votes

2. I Saw the Devil (Kim Jee-woo, 2010) - 13 Votes

=3. Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook, 2005) - 11 Votes

=3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park Chan-wook, 2002) - 11 Votes

5. A Bittersweet Life (Kim Jee-woon, 2005) - 9 Votes

6. The Chaser (Na Hong-jin, 2008) - 8 Votes

7. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003) - 7 Votes

=8. Mother (Bong Joon-ho, 2009) - 6 Votes

=8. The Yellow Sea (Na Hong-jin, 2010) - 6 Votes

=10. A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim Jee-woon, 2003) - 5 Votes

=10. Bedevilled (Jang Cheol-soo, 2010) - 5 Votes

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