Streaming Sleepers: Jang Hyuk Is THE KILLER, Now On Tubi!
Ui-gang is a retired hitman whose wife takes a trip and leaves him with her friend’s 17-year-old daughter, Yoon-ji. He looks after her when Yoon-ji is in a dangerous situation.
Choi Jae-hoon’s celebrated actioner of 2022 with lead actor Jang Hyuk in The Killer is currently enjoying a physical media release in other territories. It remains to be seen if that will be the case for the U.S., while folks are now welcome to plop in front of their screens at home to catch it on FAST platform, Tubi TV.
I’ve said plenty about this film on social media, in addition to my coverage overall, and thankfully I’m not alone in this film’s reception since last summer. Honestly, I wish this film had a better promotional campaign as it’s Hyuk’s biggest publicity move in the states since us westerners caught wind of him a la MTV’s remix of Volcano High, which I still think needs a re-release of some kind, or a festival special screening.
The Killer is only the latest partnership between Choi and Hyuk after Choi’s directorial debut, The Swordsman, and proves that the pair are as formidable as any actor/filmmaker duo you can think of, and quite frankly, that Hyuk deserves to be a bigger star around these parts. Check it out now on Tubi, or catch it on Digital via Apple TV+, Google Movies and TV, Microsoft, or Amazon.
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