BONG JOON HO DIRECTS AND CO-WRITES ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED, POIGNANT AND DARINGLY HUMOROUS FILMS OF THE YEAR
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD JANUARY 28, 2020
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
A volatile, symbiotic relationship between the uber-wealthy and the have-nots comes into full display in PARASITE, arriving on Blu-ray™ and DVD on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Proclaimed as “wickedly clever” (GQ) and “the definition of a must-see experience” (The Atlantic), PARASITE is a riveting, genre-bending thriller that combines masterful filmmaking with a fresh look at class discrimination, making it “a flat-out masterpiece” (Deadline). Hailed as “the best work yet from master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer)” (AwardsCircuit), who directed and co-wrote the film alongside Han Jin Won (Okja), fans can now delve deep into the mind of Bong, and the symbolism behind PARASITE with an exclusive Q&A bonus feature with the acclaimed director. The captivating PARASITE has made history as the first Korean film to be nominated for an Oscar®. It has garnered six Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, Best Production Design and Best Editing, a 2020 SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and was the winner of the 2020 Golden Globe® for Best Foreign Film. Additionally, the film has racked up over an astonishing 100 award nominations to date.
Featuring incredible must-see performances from the entire cast including frequent Bong Joon Ho collaborator Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, TheHost), the “wildly entertaining” (New York Times) PARASITE, also stars Lee Sun Kyun (A Hard Day, Paju), Cho Yeo Jeong (The Servant, Obsessed), Choi Woo Shik (Okja, Train to Busan), Park So Dam (The Priests, The Silenced), Lee Jung Eun (Okja, The Wailing) and Chang Hyae Jin (Marine Boy, If It Snows on Christmas). PARASITEoffers a gripping, yet darkly comedic look at class disparities that permeate throughout South Korea, earning an extraordinary 99% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes®. Globally celebrated as “brilliant” (Variety) and “one of the best films of the decade” (Awards Circuit), the film won the coveted Cannes 2019 Palme D’or award and has gone on to win over 80 impressive additional awards to date.
In PARASITE, meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth and the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kim’s sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE, “a thriller of extraordinary cunning and emotional force” (LA Times), showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
| BLU-RAYTM & DVD BONUS FEATURES:
Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho
PARASITE will be available on Blu-rayTM and DVD.
Cast: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So
Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin
Story By: Bong Joon Ho
Screenplay By: Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Produced By: Kwak Sin Ae, Moon Yang Kwon, Bong Joon Ho
Executive Producer: Miky Lee
Co-Executive Producer: Heo Min Heoi
Financing Executive: Im Myung Kyoon
Co-Financing Executive: Lee Son Young
Producer: Jang Young Hwan
Directory of Photography: Hong Kyung Pyo
Production Designer: Lee Ha Jun
Costume Designer: Choi Se Yeon
Make-Up & Hair Designer: Kim Seo Young
Music By: Jung Jae Il
Edited By: Yang Jinmo
Visual Effects Supervisor: Hong Jeong Ho
Sound Supervisor: Choi Tae Young
Sound Effects Supervisor: Kang Hye Young
Special Effects By: Jung Do Ahn, Park Kyung Soo
Special Make-Up By: Kwak Tae Yong, Hwang Hyo Kyun
Stunt Coordinator: Yoo Sang Sub
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho