By Animaven on May 24, 2012No comments
Film distributor 5 Points Pictures is pleased to announce the two-disc, special-edition DVD release of TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS will be available on September 18, 2012.
This popular and critically acclaimed drama about master gamblers (“tazza”) and the games they play features direction from CHOI Dong-hoon (The Thieves, The Big Swindle, Woochi) and an all-star cast including CHO Seung-woo (The Sword With No Name, Marathon), KIM Hye-soo (The Thieves, Modern Boy), BAEK Yoon-sik (The Taste of Money, The Big Swindle), YOO Hae-jin (Moss, Public Enemy), and KIM Yun-seok (The Chaser, Punch).
Based on the comic illustrated by HUH Young-man and written by KIM Se-young, Tazza was produced by Sidus FNH and Charm Films. It is presented by CJ Entertainment and IM Pictures.
Grand Prize (Daesang) and Best Director: Choi Dong-hoon
2007 Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Actress: Kim Hye-soo
2006 Blue Dragon Awards ▪ 2006 Chunsa Film Art Awards
2007 Korea Visual Arts Festival
Best Supporting Actor: Kim Yun-seok
2007 Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards
Jury Award - Best Feature ▪ Best Director: Choi Dong-hoon
Jury Award - Best Actor: Cho Seung-woo ▪ Jury Award - Best Actress: Kim Hye-soo
2007 Newport Beach Film Festival
Jury Prize - Best Feature Film
2007 Philadelphia Film Festival
5 Points Pictures’ release of Tazza: The High Rollers will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, plus approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes of translated and subtitled video extras from the South Korean limited-edition releases.
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About TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS
From the Director of The Thieves and The Big Swindle!
After losing his entire savings in an illegal, backroom card game, Goni (CHO Seung-woo, The Sword With No Name) discovers it was all a set up – he was swindled by professional gamblers. Enraged and desperate, he sets out to get his money back by any means necessary.
Impressed by the young man’s determination, veteran gambler Mr. Pyeong (BAEK Yoon-sik, The Taste of Money) takes Goni on as his apprentice and teaches him all there is to know about hwatu, a card game also known as “The War of Flowers.”
Now Goni is ready to make his debut in an underworld where the stakes are high and the rules are few: To win, you must be ruthless. The hand must be quicker than the eye. No game is safe. And there are no friends for life, just as there are no enemies for life.
Includes the feature film – plus almost 2 hours and 50 minutes of video extras – all with on/off English subtitles!
TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS Two-Disc Special Edition
Original Title: Tajja, 타짜, The War of Flowers
Format: DVD (Region 1)
Street Date: 9/18/2012
Feature Runtime: 140 minutes, exclusive of bonus material.
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Suggested Rating: 17+
Country of Origin: South Korea
Year of Production: 2006
Audio: Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: On/off English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
Catalog #: FPDVD1226
Case Quantity: 30
Tazza: Comic vs. Movie, Adaptation of the Comic, The Making of Tazza: The High Rollers, staff and cast interviews, character discussion by the cast and crew, documentary about action sequences, Hwatu Explained, deleted and alternate scenes (with on/off director commentary), promotional footage, plus 5 Points Pictures trailers.