Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has now officially announced and detailed their multi-Academy Award nominated film ‘Parasite’ directed and co-written by Bong Joon Ho. The acclaimed film is now available to […]
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has now officially announced and detailed their multi-Academy Award nominated film ‘Parasite’ directed and co-written by Bong Joon Ho. The acclaimed film is now available to own on Digital and will arrive home on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28, 2020. Continue on below to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings, disc specs and more, plus front and rear artwork for both physical releases and a home entertainment trailer.
NOMINATED FOR A HISTORIC SIX ACADEMY AWARDS® AND
WINNER OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD® FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM
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 (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-RAY™️, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:
Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho
PARASITE will be available on Blu-ray™️, DVD and Digital.
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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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