Bong Joon Ho

Parasite

Parasite

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—become entwined in a dangerous relationship 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 an undeniable 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 best picture.

Film Info

  • Bong Joon Ho
  • South Korea
  • 2019
  • 131 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • Korean
  • Spine #1054

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung Pyo, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns
  • Black-and-white version of the film, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack and a new introduction by Bong
  • New conversation between Bong and critic Darcy Paquet
  • New interviews with Hong, production designer Lee 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 from the 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon, France
  • Storyboard comparison
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Inkoo Kang

New design by Nessim Higson, based on the original theatrical poster by Kim Sang-man

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Special Features

  • New 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung Pyo, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns
  • Black-and-white version of the film, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack and a new introduction by Bong
  • New conversation between Bong and critic Darcy Paquet
  • New interviews with Hong, production designer Lee 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 from the 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon, France
  • Storyboard comparison
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Inkoo Kang

New design by Nessim Higson, based on the original theatrical poster by Kim Sang-man

Parasite
Cast
Song Kang Ho
Kim Ki-taek
Lee Sun Kyun
Park Dong-ik
Cho Yeo Jeong
Yeon-kyo
Choi Woo Shik
Ki-woo
Park So Dam
Ki-jung
Lee Jung Eun
Moon-gwang
Chang Hyae Jin
Chung-sook
Jung Ziso
Da-hye
Jung Hyeon Jun
Da-song
Park Myung Hoon
Geun-se
Credits
Director
Bong Joon Ho
Story by
Bong Joon Ho
Screenplay by
Bong Joon Ho
Screenplay by
Han Jin Won
Produced by
Kwak Sin Ae
Produced by
Moon Yang Kwon
Produced by
Bong Joon Ho
Executive producer
Miky Lee
Director of photography
Hong Kyung Pyo
Production designer
Lee Ha Jun
Costume designer
Choi Se Yeon
Makeup and hair designer
Kim Seo Young
Music by
Jung Jae II
Edited by
Yang Jinmo
Visual-effects supervisor
Hong Jeong Ho
Sound supervisor
Choi Tae Young
Sound-effects designer
Kang Hye Young