Tomorrow Well Go USA Entertainment will release Park Hoon-Jeong’s gritty, violent mob thriller New World on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The international box office hit centers on Korea’s largest crime organization, “Goldmoon,” as it begins to expand its reach. As a result, the Chief of Police (Min-sik Choi) orders an undercover cop (Lee Jeong-jae) to participate in project New World, designed to bring down the notorious crime organization.
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More about New World
Director Park Hoon-Jeong’s (The Showdown) critically-acclaimed, international box office hit New World debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital July 23rd from Well Go USA Entertainment. As Korea’s biggest crime organization “Goldmoon” expands its power, the Police Chief (Min-sik Choi) orders his undercover cop (Lee Jeong-jae) to participate in project New World, designed to bring down the notorious crime organization. The undercover cop faces a difficult decision: follow the Chief’s orders or maintain his loyalty to “Goldmoon.” Bonus materials include the behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of New World” and a photo gallery.
The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead, leaving his top two lieutenants. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called “New World.” The boss’ right hand man, Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae), has been a deep-cover operative for 8 years, closely watched by Police Chief Kang (Choi Min-sik). With a baby on the way and living in mortal fear of being exposed as a mole, Ja-sung is torn between his duty and honor as a cop, and the fiercely loyal gang members who will follow him to hell and back. Using inside information from Ja-sung to damage the relationship between the two feuding contenders, suspicions grow that a traitor lives in their ranks. Ruthless Jung (Hwang Jun-min) escalates the game by hiring hackers to search the police database. As the stakes climb higher and a guaranteed gangland bloodbath among those that remain, Ja-sung makes a final, shocking decision no one could have predicted.
Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won’s acclaimed 1997 film Our Twisted Hero. In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han Seok-gyu. 1997 marked his return to motion pictures, with a role as a tough-talking police investigator in Song Neung-han’s No. 3. His biggest role came in 1999, when he was cast in Korea’s most successful film ever, Swiri. His portrayal of a North Korean agent garnered him much praise and a Best Actor Award from the 1999 domestic Grand Bell Awards. After starring in a theater production of Hamlet in spring of 1999, Choi took on the role of a husband who discovers his wife’s infidelity in Happy End, and in early 2001 starred as a third-rate gangster opposite Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung in the acclaimed Failan. In 2003 he starred in the now classic Oldboy.