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?
Now this is just flat-out disturbing. Bong Joon-ho just finished work on The Host after well over two years of hard work getting the look of the monster just right and balancing a horror story with a family drama, and now Universal’s going to come along and muck it all up. Like they always do.
So the predominant question that’s been on Asian cinemephiles’ lips for the past year or so is "When the hell do I get to see The Host?" Finally, we have an answer. January 29th, 2007... This is the word from Magnolia Pictures (via Bloody Disgusting), though it was not specified if it will be theatrical (damn well better) or straight to DVD.
Just when I thought that my Friday evening websurfing would be fairly routine, my wandering eyes settled on some interesting information about a certain creature that’s been cashing in and terrorizing audiences throughout Korea as well as on a successful festival run.
While we all eagerly await news as to when Magnolia will unleash Bong Joon-ho’s highly anticipated monster movie The Host here in the U.S., some American producers have already begun circling the project with "remake" in their eyes.