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Parasite = Gisaengchung

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Director-approved DVD special edition.


In Korean, with English subtitles.


Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, Park So-Dam.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2020]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (131 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: R; language, some violence and sexual content.


A zeitgeist-defining sensation that distilled a global reckoning over class inequality into a tour de force of pop-cinema subversion, Bong Joon Ho's genre-scrambling black-comic thriller confirms his status as one of the world's foremost filmmakers. Two families in Seoul--one barely scraping by in a dank semibasement in a low-lying neighborhood, the other living in luxury in a modern architectural marvel overlooking the city--find themselves on a collision course that will lay bare the dark contradictions of capitalism with shocking ferocity. A bravura showcase for its director's meticulously constructed set pieces, bolstered by a brilliant ensemble cast and stunning production design, Parasite cemented the New Korean Cinema as a full-fledged international force when it swept almost every major prize from Cannes to the Academy Awards, where it made history as the first non-English-language film to win the Oscar for best picture.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.

Special features: New 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung-pyo ; new audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns ; new conversation between Bong and critic Darcy Paquet ; new interviews with Hong, Le Ha-jun, and editor Yang Jinmo ; new program about the New Korean Cinema movement featuring Bong and filmmaker Park Chan-wook ; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2019 featuring Bong and members of the cast ; master class featuring Bong form the 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon, France ; storyboard comparison ; trailers.

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