Bong Joon Ho film Parasite on Blu-ray in January

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The critically-acclaimed 2019 Bong Joon Ho directed film Parasite is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 28th via Universal. The film, from South Korea and nominated for 6 Oscars (including Best Picture), stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, and Chang Hyae Jin. At the time of writing this, the film carries a 99% rating and is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Korean audio with English and French subtitles on a BD-50 disc. The film will come with a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is listed below.

  • Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

NOMINATED FOR A HISTORIC SIX ACADEMY AWARDS® AND
WINNER OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD® FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM

PARASITE

BONG JOON HO DIRECTS AND CO-WRITES ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED,
POIGNANT AND DARINGLY HUMOROUS FILMS OF THE YEAR

AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD DIGITAL NOW
BLU-RAY
 AND DVD JANUARY 28, 2020
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT & NEON

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR” – FORBES

Universal City, California, January 14, 2020 – A volatile, symbiotic relationship between the uber-wealthy and the have-nots comes into full display in PARASITE, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and NEON. 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 (OkjaSnowpiercer)” (Awards Circuit), 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 (SnowpiercerThe Host), the “wildly entertaining” (New York TimesPARASITE, also stars Lee Sun Kyun (A Hard DayPaju), Cho Yeo Jeong (The ServantObsessed), Choi Woo Shik (OkjaTrain to Busan), Park So Dam (The PriestsThe Silenced), Lee Jung Eun (OkjaThe Wailing) and Chang Hyae Jin (Marine BoyIf It Snows on Christmas). PARASITE offers 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-RAY™️, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:

  • Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho

 

PARASITE will be available on Blu-ray™️, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray™️ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

 

FILMMAKERS:
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

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: January 28, 2020
Selection Number: 36209462 (US) / 36211072 (CDN)
Layers: BD- 50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2:39:1
Rating: Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content
Languages/Sound: Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH
Run Time: 2 Hours and 12 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: January 28, 2020
Selection Number: 36209461(US) / 36211071 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2:39:1
Rating: Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content
Languages/Sound: Korean Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: English SDH
Run Time: 2 Hours and 12 Minutes

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