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Parasite/Bd - Criterion Collection - Blu-Ray

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Bong Joon Ho’s brilliant, wickedly entertaining international smash hit, in a supplement packed edition 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. DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung Pyo, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack New audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns Black-and-white version of the film with a new introduction by Bong, and Dolby Atmos soundtrack 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 (Oldboy) 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 CRITERION COLLECTION: PARASITE (2019)