Blu-ray release: ‘JSA – Joint Security Area’

By   |  Jan 13, 2021

Arrow Video are bringing the 2000 South Korean mystery thriller ‘JSA – Joint Security Area’ (공동경비구역 JSA) to US, UK and Canadian Blu-ray on January 19, 2021.

Co-written and directed by Park Chan-Wook, the film follows the investigation into a shooting incident at the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. The cast includes Lee Byung-Hun, Song Kang-Ho, Shin Ha-Kyun, Lee Young-Ae, and Kim Tae-Woo.

Synopsis: Gunfire breaks out in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, leaving two North Korean soldiers dead while a wounded South Korean soldier (Lee Byung-hun, The Good, the Bad, the Weird) flees to safety. With the tenuous peace between the two warring nations on a knife-edge, a neutral team of investigators, headed by Swiss Army Major Sophie Jean (Lee Young-ae, Lady Vengeance), is dispatched to question both sides to determine what really happened under cover of darkness out in no-man s land.

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Lossless Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
• Optional English subtitles
• New audio commentary by Simon Ward
• Audio commentary by Park Chan-Wook
• Audio commentary by Park Chan-Wook and cast
• Isolated music and effects track
• Interview with Jasper Sharp
• The JSA Story and Making the Film featurettes
• About JSA – a series of introductions to the film by members of the cast
• Behind the scenes montage
• Opening ceremony footage
• Two music videos: Letter from a Private and Take the Power Back
• Theatrical trailer
• TV spot
• Image gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Colin Murdoch
• Illustrated collector’s booklet [First press only]

‘JSA – Joint Security Area’ is available for pre-order now from and The film is also streaming on the Arrow Video Channel and Arrow Player.

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