two brothers are separated and
their mother killed as they try
to flee North Korea, the younger never
forgives his older brothers perceived
abandonment; reinforced when he
discovers he has become a hardened
criminal in A Better Tomorrow 2012...
A BIG-BUDGET REMAKE OF JOHN WOO'S career-defining A Better Tomorrow,
Asian cinema's A Better Tomorrow 2012 is a tale of two brothers who have
been apart for some years as a result of being separated while fleeing North
Korea to the safety of South Korea.
Younger brother Kim Cheol (Kang-woo Kim) sees his mother beaten to death and
is taken into custody. When he finally makes it to South Korea, he is to find
that older brother Kim Hyeok (Joo Jin-mo) has become a high-ranking mobster.
A Better Tomorrow
2012… fast-paced with
one hell of a kick
repeatedly refuses to see his brother as he cannot forgive him for abandoning
him, little realising that Hyeok has been haunted by being forced to leave him
to his fate and has been desperately trying to find him.
Hyeok and his closest friend, fellow mobster Lee Yeong-chun (Seung-heon Song)
are trying to complete a deal with arch-villain Tae Min (Han Sun Jo), but it
soon becomes apparent they have been set up. Hyeok is arrested by the Police
and spends time in prison while his friend escapes to takes revenge on Tae Min's
men at great cost to himself.
Three years later Hyeok comes out of prison and travels back to Busan. He seeks
out Lee Yeong-chun, who suffered bullet wounds that have left him crippled.
By now, Cheol has become a policeman and still refuses to acknowledge his brother.
But Tae Min is still a force to be reckoned with and the brothers are still
on opposite sides of the law when all hell breaks loose…
With blistering set pieces and stunning fight sequences, the explosive action
film A Better Tomorrow 2012 is a big budget remake of John Woo's career-defining
A Better Tomorrow. A must-see for fans of action and Asian cinema (and
the talented Woo), the movie is fast-paced with one hell of a kick.
A Better Tomorrow 2012 also features: Kyeong-yeong Lee as Lt Park; Ji-yeong
Kim as Aunt; Hae-gon Kim as President Jeong; and Hyeong-jun Lim as Detective
Original Screenplay is by John Woo (who is also an Executive Producer), Hung-ka
Chan and Suk-wah Leuing; Adaptation is by Hyo-seok Kim, Taek-kyung Lee, Geun-mo
Choi and Hae-gon Kim; Producers are Daisuke "Dais" Myachi and Hyung-jun Park;
Original Music by Jae-jin Lee; Cinematography by Jong-do Kim; and Directed by
Brothers… Enemies… Killers: the director
of Red Cliff, Mission Impossible 2 and Face Off, John Woo's
A Better Tomorrow 2012 is released by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on 11 June 2012. Running Time: 124 Minutes |
RRP: DVD £12.99; Blu-ray £19.99; 3D Blu-ray £19.99 | Barcode: DVD 5060192811841;
Blu-ray 5060192811902; 3D Blu-ray 5060192811858 | Catalogue Number: DVD LBF020;
Blu-ray LBF024; 3D Blu-ray LBF021.
Character Intro: Cast Interviews | The Making Of | Interview With Song Hae-sung
and John Woo | Original Trailer | Trailer.
"A Better Tomorrow 2012… fast-paced with one hell of a kick" Maggie