Hey everybody, the Korean cinema blogathon adventures continue here on Varied Celluloid with my review for the latest “buzzworthy” title that is currently making the rounds. It can be a bit divisive, but I find much to love with this tale of serial killers and avenging police officers! Read on and discover I Saw the Devil!

The Plot: Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik, of Old Boy fame) is a sadistic serial killer who stalks the highways at night looking for fresh female victims. Out film begins with him finding a victim whose car has broke down on the side of the road, and we watch as he captures and ultimately kills the young woman. Unknown to Kyung-chul this young woman also happens to be the fiance of Kim Soo-hyeon (Lee Byung-hun, The Good, The Bad and The Weird), a special agent and general tough-guy. Soo-hyeon is soon on the hunt for Kyung-chul, but he doesn’t just want to kill the mass murderer. He wants to make him suffer. To do this, he will hunt him down and wound him for every attempt he makes at a new victim. He will butcher him at every turn until the killer simply can not stand the violence any more. Will Soo-hyeon succeed, or will Kyung-chul prove that his sadism can far outweigh that of this mad-detective?