The Host Blu-ray

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About The Host Blu-ray

In The Host Collector's Edition, Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo (Ko A-sung), who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank with a delivery, he notices that a large crowd of people has gathered, taking pictures and talking about something hanging from the Han River Bridge.

The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly to bedlam when a terrifying creature climbs up onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat people. Gang-du and his daughter run for their lives, but suddenly the thing grabs Hyun-seo and disappears back into the river. The government announces that the thing apparently is the Host of an unidentified virus. Having feared the worst, Gang-du receives a phone call from his daughter who is frightened, but very much alive. Gang-du makes plans to infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han River to rescue his daughter from the clutches of the horrifying Host...

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Commentary with Director Bong Joon-Ho, Making of the Host, Storyboards, Memories of the Sewer Set Design, Physical Special Effects Sound Effects, Designing the Creature, Animating the Creature, Production and Visual Effects, Casting Tapes, Cast Interviews, Actor Training, Gag Reel, Cast and Crew Goodbye.

Spoken Languages: Korean, English, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: MAGNOLIA
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Korean
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 119
  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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One of the Best Recent Monster Films, Period

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This record breaking, internationally acclaimed film is, frankly, fully deserving of its accolades. It hits all the right notes in all the right places, juggling horror, comedy, satire, sociopolitical commentary, and drama in an impressive balancing act that many have tried and few have succeeded at.

The film is well written, directed, and acted, and has rather good effects and creature design - even if you don't like CGI in general, it just seems to work here.

At the story's core is a drama detailing how one family deals with a horrific situation when the rest of the world doesn't seem to care. But it has some nice surprises throughout, particularly the first appearance of the monster.

The Blu-ray itself looks and sounds wonderful, and is packed with plenty of behind-the-scenes extra on a level usually reserved for bigger American films.

All told, this is a virtual must-have for almost anyone interested.