widescreen, DTS- ES, 5.1
No review here, sorry, but when i had a film
shop i didn't always have the time for writing such.
But when i'm updating my South Korean Film page (now in 2015 november) i can see that Bong Joon-ho (born in 1969)
really is a GREAT director and only has created popular Hits and films liked by cineaste audiences alike. That's rare.
He takes his time in doing this with about 3 years between each of his films.
His debut feature Barking Dogs Never
Bite was a film everyone liked in 2000 and his follow up Memories
of Murder in
2003 was also a Hit everywhere and one of the best korean crime-dramas ever. Most koreans knew about the murders
and wanted to see the film, and i will never forget the film's ending with Song Kang-ho returning to the crime site and ....
No, no spoiler here because this ending was POWERFUL indeed.
His third film was made, yet again 3 years later,
in 2006 with the also international Super Hit The Host, i
it was shown here in Sweden on Cinema even, something very rare for a korean film in the Hollywoodified Sweden.
I Loved this wonderful creature horror then and i still do, it's a great film (and not just because my beloved Bae-Doo-na
is in it) with it's comedy, the strange octopus-like creature and the actors. The Korean Godzilla.
Then in 2009 his best film yet, the Masterpiece
Mother. Wow! What a crime drama that was.
After that we had to wait 4 years for Great Bongs international debut with the 2013 sci-fi dystopy Snowpiercer, who for
sure were the best of the korean maestro directors international feature film debuts, as Kim Je-woon's "Tofu Western"
effort Stunk and Park Chan Wook's Stoker was pretty bad also (even though some like it).
So, next year it has been 3 years again and maybe Bong will give us another great film again. Bong Jooh-ho - Great man.
And .... he sure did, with the great "Okja" in 2017 and with the even greater and world wide hailed "Parasite" in 2019.