Why? Just why? That's a question we find ourselves asking a lot lately. And you can officially add the following statement to your "Wow, really?" list - Bong Joon-ho's acclaimed creature feature/family drama The Host has been converted to 3D.
Some interesting news coming in for the sequel to Bong Joon-Ho's critically acclaimed Korean monster mash! Seems as if the creature will be leaping off the screen when the second installment of this budding franchise hits theatres.
When I think modern monster movies, the two names that pop up instantly in my twisted little head are JJ Abrams (Cloverfield, Super 8) and Bong Joon-ho (The Host). Wouldn't it be friggin' insane if these two worked together on a project? Actually ....
The Asian Film Awards turned four years old in 2010, continuing its mission of bringing together the best cinematic talents of Asia. South Korea was the big winner this year with six awards, and Bong Joon-ho's Mother led the pack with three wins of its own.
The 25th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) ran from February 4-14, and two of its winners are films that we've been keeping close tabs on here at Dread Central: Stuart Hazeldine's Exam from the UK and Bong Joon-Ho's Mother from South Korea.
We've all been waiting patiently to get a look at the director of The Host, Bong Joon-Ho's, latest horror film. Good news, kids! The wait is over!
Like lots of you, I consider The Host to be one of my favorite films from the past ten years. I still remember seeing it in theaters, unsure of what to expect, and being drawn into an amazing story with some of the best characters in recent memory (and a really cool creature, too). I'm not convinced that a sequel is necessary, but I'm the guy that would've balked at the Piranha II director making a sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien. So who knows?
Not too long we told you about the ballsy Asian horror movie The Host (review) pulling out all the stops by jumping on every available DVD format right here. Though the news about the film having four different releases come July 24th is old, the cover art for the discs is not. Here is a rundown of what you will be able to find on each disc type:
There is some good news for those of us who were unable to get The Host Limited Complete Edition DVD (review here) because of either the price or the sad fact that we lack a multi-region DVD player.
Well, The Host sure is doing well outside of the US, where it got a decent release instead of just an arthouse run (don’t think I’m complaining; it’s better than nothing) and it was announced via the trades today that the film picked up a total of 4 Asian Film Awards at the recent inaugural event.
In celebration of this weekend’s U.S. release of The Host, Dread Central was invited out to The Orphanage to sit down with Visual FX Supervisor Kevin Rafferty, who discussed the creation of the great Korean beast.
Here’s what you guys have been waiting for: the debut of the domestic trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s monster epic The Host. MSN Movies got their well-manicured hands on said trailer today so wait no longer to give it a look!
You know it. You love it. You want to hug it and squeeze it and make it your own. Some call it "monster," but you?