Old Boy (GN 1 of 8)
Title: Old Boy
Volume: GN 1 / 8
Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: 2006-07-05
Suggested retail price: $10.95
Age rating: 18+
ISBN-10: 1593075685 1593075685
ISBN-13: 9781593075682 9781593075682
Ten years ago, they took him. He doesn't know who. For ten years he has been confined in a private prison. He doesn't know why. For ten years his only contact with the outside world has been a television set and the voices of his jailers. In time, he lost himself. He changed . . . transformed himself into something else . . . something hard . . . something lethal. Suddenly one day, his incarceration ends, again without explanation. He is sedated, stuffed inside a trunk, and dumped in a park. When he awakes, he is free to reclaim what's left of his life . . . and what's left is revenge.
• Old Boy is an intense, bare-knuckled urban thriller in the tradition of Pulp Fiction and Payback and is the manga that inspired the critically acclaimed 2003 film.
• The Oldboy film, directed by Chan-Wook Park, was awarded the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
• Original Japanese format.
• Translated into English for the first time.
• Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
(added on 2006-03-10, modified on 2006-03-10)
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