JSA: Joint Security Area

Type: New Blu-Ray

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.

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