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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite

A volatile, symbiotic relationship between the uber-wealthy and the have-nots comes into full display in Parasite, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Neon. Proclaimed as “wickedly clever” (GQ) and “the definition of a must-see experience” (The Atlantic) ,PARASITEis a riveting, genre-bending thriller that combines masterful filmmaking with a fresh look at class discrimination, making it “a flat-out masterpiece” (Deadline). Hailed as “the best work yet from master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho” (Awards Circuit), who directed and co-wrote the film alongside Han Jin Won (Okja), fans can now delve deep into the mind of Bong, and the symbolism behind Parasite with an exclusive Q&a bonus feature with the acclaimed director. The captivating Parasite has made history as the first Korean film to be nominated for an Oscar®.It has garnered six Oscar®nominations including Best Picture,
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Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite Out Now on 4K Ultra HD Digital, Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on January 28th

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Included on several of our Favorites of 2019 lists on Daily Dead, and nominated for six Oscars, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is one of the most buzzed-about films from last year, and if you missed it in theaters or you want to watch it again and again, you won't have to wait long, because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Neon are bringing the movie to 4K Ultra HD Digital on January 14th, followed by a Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release on January 28th:

From the Press Release: Universal City, California, January 14, 2020 – A volatile, symbiotic relationship between the uber-wealthy and the have-nots comes into full display in Parasite, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Neon. Proclaimed as “wickedly clever” (GQ) and “the definition of a must-see experience” (The Atlantic), Parasite is a riveting, genre-bending thriller that
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Film Review: The Divine Fury (2019) by Kim Joo-hwan Screening at Fantasia 2019

Following the immense success of “Midnight Runners”, which went on to become the 6th highest grossing film of 2017 in South Korea, big things were expected from its director Kim Joo-hwan’s follow-up film. Talks of a sequel to the hit buddy-cop action comedy were rife, but the news that he would instead be shifting gears to make a horror film with Park Seo-joon, one of his two leads from “Midnight Runners”, surprised many. Two years down the line, we have “The Divine Fury” from Kim, which has been chosen as the Closing Film for the 2019 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival.

The Divine Fury” is screening at Fantasia International Film Festival

Yong-hoo was raised by a single father to be a God-fearing devout Christian boy, who believed that prayers could solve any problem and cure any illness. But when his policeman father dies despite his sincere prayers, he gets
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Spackman Buys Korean Film Producer Simplex

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Spackman Entertainment is to buy Simplex Films, the Korean early-stage production company behind the upcoming period comedy movie “Jesters: The Game Changers.”

Spackman, an investment group with a clutch of Korean film and production businesses, has agreed a $2.43 million (S$3.3 million) all-share purchase price for Simplex. It says the acquisition will expand its film production capacity and strengthen the performance of its film production businesses.

Simplex is headed by Lim Ji-young, previously a VP of the Korean Producers Guild and 2014 winner of Korea’s best female producer award. Her credits include “Demi Human,” Deranged” and “Miss Granny.” The company’s upcoming slate includes: “A Bolt From The Blue,” a remake of a 2014 Japanese comedy; “Irrevocable Promise”; “Our Superstar K”; “Happy Murder”; “Girl Crush”; and “Temptation.”

Directed by Kim Joon-ho, “Jesters” stars Cho Jin-woong (“The Spy Gone North”) and Son Hyun-joo (“Ordinary Person”). The period comedy about a gang of clowns who manipulate rumors,
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Netflix Adds Six Korean Content Titles To Singapore Offerings

Fans of K-drama in Singapore will soon have a new lineup from Netflix’s ensemble of Hallyu’s best content this summer and fall seasons.

“There’s just so much love for Korean content in this region, especially in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Netflix started adding Korean titles three years ago, and we’ve seen how that has attracted new audiences who are discovering the Netflix viewing experience for their k-drama viewing,” said Minyoung Kim, director of content, Korea, Netflix. “Fan favorites like Korean Odyssey, Something in the Rain, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim are all part of our growing library and today, we are pleased to be working with Korean talent and creators on the second season of original titles like Kingdom and My First First Love.”

Since 2018, Netflix’s library of Korean content includes popular romantic comedies like Romance Is My Bonus Book to thrillers like Memories of the Alhambra.
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Netflix launches six Korean originals, including ‘Designated Survivor’ remake

New titles include political drama Chief Of Staff and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, adapted from the Us TV series.

Netflix is launching five new Korean-language original series and one movie as it ramps up production in one of the region’s hottest TV drama markets.

New productions include Chief Of Staff, about the world of political aides, and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, an adaptation of the popular Us TV series.

Starring Lee Jung-jae and Shin Min-ah, Chief Of Staff is directed by Kwak Jung-hwan (Ms Hammurabi) and written by Lee Dae-il (Life On Mars). It begins a global rollout on June 14.

Set
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Netflix launches six Korean original drama series

New titles include political drama Chief Of Staff and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, adapted from the Us TV series.

Netflix is launching six new Korean-language original series as it ramps up production in one of the region’s hottest TV drama markets.

New productions include Chief Of Staff, about the world of political aides, and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, an adaptation of the popular Us TV series.

Starring Lee Jung-jae and Shin Min-ah, Chief Of Staff is directed by Kwak Jung-hwan (Ms Hammurabi) and written by Lee Dae-il (Life On Mars). It begins a global rollout on June 14.

Set to launch on
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Trailer for Upcoming Korean Film “A Resistance” by Jo Min-ho

Another year, another film about the Japanese occupation of Korea. A very delicate subject for a lot of people, most films that are based on it are met with mixed reactions. Director Jo Min-ho’s film “A Resistance” focuses on the female prisoners of war.

Synopsis

17-year-old Yu Gwan-sun participates in the Korean independence movement. The country is under the rule of Japan, which annexed the country in 1910. Yu Gwan-Sun is arrested and sent to Seodaemun Prison. There, she is tortured, but she does not yield her will to her oppressors.

The film stars Ko Ah-sung in the central role of Yu Gwan-sun as well as Kim Sae-byuk and Jeong Ha-dam is supporting roles. It releases in South Korea on February 27th, 2019.
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Film Review: Fukuoka (2019) by Zhang Lu

Zhang Lu, who began his career with the short film “Eleven” (2000), is already an established director. His second feature “Grain in Ear” (2005) won the Acid award at Cannes and he attended the Berlin International Film Festivals two times before with his films “Desert Dream” (2007) and “Dooman River” (2011). Zhang Lu was also part of the jury of Busan International Film Festival in 2016. His latest film, “Fukuoka” tells us about love triangles, ghosts and the ambiguity of language.

Hae-hyo and Jea-moon were very good pals in college, eventually going their separate ways after falling in love with the same girl. They have not seen or heard from each other ever since. As time passes and Jea-moon approaches middle age, the memory of his college life becomes ever more refreshed, and begins to haunt him more and more frequently. At this moment, a strange girl, So-dam, not only intrudes into his quiet second-hand bookstore,
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Trailer for Upcoming Korean film “Sabaha” by Jang Jae-hyun

After spending two films as the God of Death in both the “Along With the Gods” films, Lee Jung-jae is back to take on the occult and dubious churches in Director Jang Jae-hyun’s latest film “Sabaha”.

Synopsis

This film revolves around a minister, played by Lee Jung-jae who investigates corruption within dubious, emerging churches.

While not much else is known about the story of the film, it is worth noting that director Jang Jae-hyun’s last feature “The Priests” dealt with the practises of exorcism. While Kim Yoon-seok and Kang Dong-won graced that film, Jang has gathered another superstar in Lee Jung-jae for “Sabaha”, as well as an impressive supporting cast of Park Jung-min, Jung Jin-young, Jin Jeon-kyu as well as teenage actress Lee Jae-in. The occult mystery thriller is expected in Korean cinemas on February 20th, 2019.
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Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Starts Shooting (Exclusive)

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Starts Shooting (Exclusive)
South Korea’s top filmmaker, Bong Joon-ho has begun shooting “Parasite,” his first film since “Okja” which was backed by Netflix and debuted in competition last year in Cannes. It stars Song Kang-ho, Korea’s leading character actor.

The film is a drama about a family of four, in which each member has unique characteristics. Bong says that, despite the title, the film does not include either parasites or alien creatures.

Production started on Sunday. “The film had been originally scheduled to start shooting in our studio on May 25, but was pushed back slightly,” a spokesperson from Goyang Aqua Studio, an outfit that specializes in underwater shooting, told Variety on Wednesday.

After shooting “Snowpiercer” and “Okja” largely in English, the film is Bong’s first Korean-language title since his 2009 “Mother.” He has reassembled production elements from “Mother.” Barunson E&A is on board as producer. Cj Entertainment is set as the Korean distributor.
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Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – Asian Film Presence

Thirty four Asian films will be screen during the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival here is the complete list.

Created in 1983 the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifff) focus on horror, thriller, and science fiction films. This year the festival will take place from March 29th until April 10th in the city of Brussels (Belgium). This year thirty four Asian movies will be presented during the festival. This year South Korean movies are predominant as there will be thirteen Korean films. Some of the highlights are Baahubali: The Beginning (S.S. Rajamouli), Veteran (Seung-wan Ryoo), Memories of the Sword (Park Heung-sik), Tag (Sion Sono), The Deal (Son Yong-Ho) and The Priests (Jae-hyun Jang).

Asian Movies

Arahan by Ryoo Seung-Wan – South Korea | 2004

Assassination Classroom by Eiichiro Hasumi – Japan | 2015

Assassination Classroom: The Graduation by Eiichiro Hasumi – Japan | 2016

Attack on the Lederhosen Zombies by Dominik Hartl – Australia | 2016

Baahubali: The Beginning by S.S. Rajamouli – India
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