Edition no. 1054

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Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Audio: Korean 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 2 Discs |  BD-50


  • New audio commentary featuring Bong Joon-ho and critic Tony Rayns
  • Black-and-white version of the film with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
  • Introduction to the black-and-white version by director Bong Joon-ho
  • New conversation between Bong Joon-ho and critic Darcy Pacquet
  • New interviews with director of photography Hong Kyung-pyo, production designer Lee Ha-jun, and editor Yang Jinmo
  • New program about the New Korean Cinema movement featuring Bong Joon-ho and filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy)
  • Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2019 featuring Bong Joon-ho and members of the cast
  • Master class featuring Bong Joon-ho from the 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon, France
  • Storyboard comparison
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Theatrical Trailer for the Black and White version
  • An essay by critic Inkoo Kang

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