NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

"The Host" US DVD in for the Full Treatment

2007/08/13 Source

Related movies/dramas

Magnolia studio calls Bong Joon-ho a "critically acclaimed visionary director" and "The Host" "the talk of the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival". Magnolia lives up to its praise of the film with multiple DVD, HD and Blue Ray editions full of special features for the North American (region 1) market.

The special features of the region 1 editions include a commentary track in English by BONG himself. Other extras give an insight to various stages of the films development and how BONG inventively shaped the film. The special features also help non-Koreans understand the film in relation to the Korean society and politics, to which "The Host" has many allusions.

The quality treatment of the North American DVD of "The Host" makes clear the high expectations of Magnolia. "The Host" has been praised by critics world-wide; garnered lots of excitement at film festivals, including festivals in North America; and the US theatrical release was also successful.

Korean films that are released in the West are often very bare with only the film itself and perhaps the poster and/or a trailer. International fans work around it by ordering the original Korean DVD from Internet stores, but Korean DVDs have only foreign subtitles for the feature film and rarely for the extras.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

HD DVD Collector's Edition (US) (En Sub)

Blu-ray DVD Collector's Edition (US) (En Sub)

DVD (US) (En Sub)

DVD Collector's Edition (US) (En Sub)

Source :

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License""The Host" US DVD in for the Full Treatment"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news
  • CHENG Chang-ho's Hong Kong Classic Re-released
    2007/08/13 (Source)
    The Korean CHENG Chang-ho was a major director in the 60s and 70s Hong Kong film scene as a director for the famous Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest studios. His 1972 "King Boxer" is re-introduced on DVD and the commentary track features Quentin Tarantino, among others.

    CHENG's "King Boxer" is a,...

  • Bae Doona second photo book, '... Tokyo Play'
    2007/08/13 (Source)
    Bae Doona who debuted as a photographer last year will release another photo album. "Doona's Toky,...More

  • Park Jin-young Makes Comeback as Singer
    2007/08/13 (Source)
    Singer Park Jin-young, who has been known as a music producer for quite some time, will make a comeback in November with his seventh album.

    A person from JYP Entertainment said in a recent phone interview with E-Daily SPN that Park is recording his new album in the United States and will release ,...

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations