With all the talk about octopuses this week around BPP HQ, I thought back to a striking scene from one of my favorite films, Oldboy, part of Park Chan-wook's revenge trilogy. I recommended Oldboy to my parents, and after watching it they no longer watch anything I tell them to, maybe because of the violence, probably because of the octopus scene. If you are at all squeamish, be done with this post and head elsewhere. Otherwise, proceed.
Here's the scene:
It seemed so real, but I always wondered if he really ate a live octopus. Turns out he did. If the above clip made you squirm, this one will have you wishing you had eight arms with which to cover your eyes.