Both Versions of Oldboy Are Now Streaming on Netflix

If you were looking to systematically tear through both films, going scene by scene to see exactly where the U.S. remake fell short, here’s your chance:

This is Chan-wook Park’s original Oldboy. It was an amazing reinvention of the modern revenge film. If you haven’t seen either version yet, please start here:

Original Oldboy

For completionists, here is Spike Lee’s 2013 Oldboy remake starring Josh Brolin. It has its moments. At the very least, it is worth watching to satisfy your curiosity.

New Oldboy

I swear that this is not one of those times where movie nerds are claiming that the original is superior for false “hipster” reasons. If you haven’t seen the first Oldboy, I highly recommend it.