In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Don Lee showed his gentle side – caring as a member of the “Eternals’ around Angelina Jolie, brewed beer with his saliva and indulged in cooking and baking. On the other hand, the actor is known to fans of South Korean cinema as a superstar of action cinema and genre hits – such as “Train To Busan”.. And even if you’ve been following Don Lee’s career for a while, there’s no reason to be critical of those who first discovered him through Marvel.
Then whenever international superstars open up a new audience for themselves through a Hollywood gig, this also has advantages for old fans. Because this is always a reason for studios to finally submit titles that have not been imported so far – as is the case now: Five years after its South Korean premiere, the action thriller “The Outlaws” has made it to Germany. The Cop-Actioner is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, as a limited Mediabook and as VOD.
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In addition to a booklet, the limited media book for “The Outlaws” contains two Blu-ray discs: one contains the film, the second contains three making-ofs for the South Korean thriller, each lasting almost 30 minutes.
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The police in Seoul are struggling to keep the local gangs’ criminal activities at bay. Only the resolute policeman Ma Seok-do (Don Lee) easily accepts this challenge. The secret of his success: Whenever possible, he treats the gangs with respect. These harmonious times are coming to a violent end when Chinese crime boss Jang Chen (Kyesang Yoon) shows up and claims sole power over Seoul’s poor districts. Soon, Ma Seok-do finds himself in the crosshairs of this new player and his superiors. When his family also has to fear for their lives, he completely sheds his coolness…
By no means all films that come onto the German market with a few years’ delay, after one of the stars has meanwhile gained fame in this country, are still worth mentioning. But “The Outlaws” does not belong in this category of “lower catalog goods”: In South Korea, the thriller received very positive reviews from the press, and it was also a record-breaking box office hit with $52 million in box office earnings – so a sequel has already been produced in the meantime. As soon as this makes its way to Germany, you will of course find out here at DashFUN.
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