Movie Review: THE DIVINE FURY (Blu-ray Combo Pack)

THE DIVINE FURY was directed by Jason Kim and stars Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki and Woo Do-hwan, with special appearances by Choi Woo-shik and Kim Si-eun.

After losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, Yong-hu (Park) abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself. Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted, that is until a mysterious wound appears in the palm of his hand. And he himself in the middle of a dangerous fight against otherworldly evil forces seeking to wreak havoc on the human world.

The story for this South Korean supernatural thriller centers around Yong-hu (Park) who we first meet as a small child when he loses his father. He confides in a young priest who tells him to pray to God to save his father but when he dies anyway Yong-hu loses his faith and is left angry at the priest who was just trying to help. The movie then fast forwards and Yong-hu is now a young man who’s become a successful MMA fighter.

Through an accidental meeting, Yong-hu ends up meeting Father Ahn (Ahn Sung Ki) who goes around performing exorcisms. The two of them hit it off even though Yong-hu’s faith is still absent but the priest befriends the angry young man who ends up helping him fight evil. There’s also something special about Yong-hu that allows him to exorcise the demons from their human hosts. When the sinister force finally reveals itself and injures the priest it’s up to his young partner to go to battle with it and ultimately stop the demon. In the end, this new friendship and triumph over evil finally reignites Yong-hu’s faith in God.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. Each disc features its own individual artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. The picture and sound quality for the standard-definition disc were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, The Divine Fury ended up being a really entertaining demonic chiller that brings these two completely different worlds together. We watch this MMA fighter who’s lost his faith in God team up with a priest as they perform exorcisms on people who are possessed a sinister force. As crazy as this concept sounds it works because this is a really exciting movie and by the end this young man regains his faith which is one of the best things about it. The Divine Fury has a really good story and the cast does a great job with these interesting characters of theirs. There’s also some impressive cinematography and special effects in it! I guess the only gripe I have is that the movie clocks in over 2 hours long and if it would’ve had the fat trimmed off some and edited down to a lean 90 minutes or so then it could’ve been close to an epic watch. Yeah, it’s that good! The Divine Fury will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 19th.

Distributor: Well Go USA

Run Time: 129 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

Blu-ray Audio: Korean and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

DVD Video: Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1)

DVD Audio: Korean and English Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles: English

Special Features: The extras include a making of featurette, behind-the-scenes featurette and trailer.

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