"I Saw the Devil
" was finally released in theaters Thursday after several painful raps by the Korea Media Ratings Board (KMRB) for, among other things, serial killers with a knack for mutilating bodies and a taste for human flesh.
Director Kim Ji-woon
argues that reality is often stranger than fiction, and that the nauseating cruelty depicted in his latest thriller can never quite catch up with real life, especially with the KMRB chopping off a good seven minutes of the film. "It's like sushi with a little less wasabi. The savory texture of the fish is still there but with a little less tang", Kim told reporters about the censored version of "I Saw the Devil
", Wednesday in Seoul.