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Press Release Well Go U.S.A. Press Release: Burning (Blu-ray)

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    “Burning' is a mesmerizing drama of rage, confusion and thwarted desire”
    ~ Justin Chang, LOS ANGELES TIMES

    “Burning is one of the year’s best movies.” ~ Chris Evangelista, /FILM

    “a gripping, unnerving, noir-style mystery” ~ Alissa Wilkinson, VOX

    “A thriller like no other you’ll see this year.” ~ Pierce Conran, SCREEN ANARCHY
    Certified “Fresh” with a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

    BURNING

    On Digital January 29
    On Blu-ray Combo & DVD March 5

    Directed by Lee Chang-dong and Starring Steven Yeun

    Featuring a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette


    PLANO, TEXAS (January 23, 2019) – One of the year’s most acclaimed films and South Korea’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2019 Academy Awards®, BURNING debuts on digital January 29 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD March 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Based on the short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami, BURNING is a psychological tale of all-consuming jealousy that tells the story of three individuals and a mystery that shows no one is truly as they seem. The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive score of 95% and an average score of 8.7 from over 100 outlets. A special bonus is the behind-the-scenes featurette “About the Characters” where viewers will take a deep dive into the characters in BURNING and the actors who portray them. The film stars Steven Yeun (Okja, “The Walking Dead”), Ah-in Yoo (“Six Flying Dragons”) and Jong-seo Jun making her big screen debut.

    Synopsis:
    BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibilities, and Ben (Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead,” Sorry To Bother You), a wealthy and sophisticated young man who returns with her from a recent trip. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

    Country of Origin: South Korea

    BURNING has a runtime of approximately 148 minutes and is not rated.


    Blu-ray Combo Pack DVD
    Catalog #: WGU03061B Catalog #: WGU03059D
    UPC Code: 810348030610 UPC Code: 81034803030597
    Pre-Order Date: 1/29/2019 Pre-Order Date: 1/29/2019
    SLP: $29.98 SLP: $24.98

    Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.





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    Recently saw Burning on Blu. Excellent & well plotted film. I found it disturbing, without being excessively bloody or violent.

    The isolation/alienation Jong-su felt while "socializing" with Hae-mi, Ben, and Ben's friends was palatable & unsettling. It was extremely obvious he felt like a fish out of water, and was only doing this so he could be in close proximity to Hae-mi. He obviously had 0 in common with Ben & his wealthy life/life-style.

    A lot of questions that remained unanswered throughout the film:

    -Did Hae-mi really have a cat named "Boil", or was she making it up? You never saw one in her apartment, even after she called for it. But, many cats are notoriously jittery/moody - so I can see why it wouldn't have come out to her, even if it had been there. However - at one point Jong-su noticed that the kitty litter box underneath the bed had been used - indicating that there was a cat in the apartment...at least some of the time.

    Going along with this, how did Ben come to own a cat named "Boil", which was the name his allegedly stray cat answered to....unless it was Hae-mi's cat?!

    -What was Ben talking about when he insisted that he "burned greenhouses", when there was 0 evidence of this?! It seems obvious he was lying....but, I agree it was probably a metaphor for something else.

    -Where did Ben get his money? He was obviously wealthy with an expensive car, an expensive & finely furnished apartment, etc. - but was vague when asked what he did for a living. Jong-su contemptuously/jealously called him "Gatsby", an obvious reference to the title character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel "The Great Gatsby" (1925); Gatsby was a millionaire, but may have very well become wealthy illegally (bootlegging, etc.)

    Did Ben kill Hae-mi? If so, why did he seem genuinely surprised that she wasn't with Jong-su (at the end). If he had done her in he wouldn't have expected to see her. That being said...he may have been "playing dumb" to throw off Jong-su, since he had told Ben that Hae-mi was with him.

    Going along with this, why did Hae-mi disappear, without letting anyone know she was leaving - including her friends, parents, and landlord?! Was she killed by Ben or someone else? Was she kidnapped? If not, a possible explanation was that she "skipped town" due to her outstanding debts - which were mentioned by her mother at one point in the film.

    In any case, the film's numerous ambiguous elements are what made it so interesting.
     

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