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Black-and-white Version of ‘Parasite’ to Hit S. Korean Theaters Next Month

Black-and-white Version of ‘Parasite’ to Hit S. Korean Theaters Next Month

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A black-and-white version of Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” will be presented in South Korea next month, the film’s production house said Wednesday. The new version will premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which begins Wednesday (local time), and hits South Korean screens in late February, according to [...]

‘Parasite’ Wins Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes

‘Parasite’ Wins Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy “Parasite” was named best foreign language film at the U.S. Golden Globe Awards on Monday (Korean time). In a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, “Parasite” won the honor, outclassing “The Farewell” by Lulu Wang, “Pain and Glory” by Pedro Almodovar, [...]

‘Parasite’ Biggest Commercial Success Among Foreign Films in North America This Year

‘Parasite’ Biggest Commercial Success Among Foreign Films in North America This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cannes-winning Korean film “Parasite” has garnered more than US$11 million in revenue in North America, becoming the most commercially successful foreign language title of this year so far, industry data showed Monday. The film’s revenue from the one-month period since its North American release on Oct. 11 till [...]

Netflix’s ‘The King’ Rekindles Debate over its Theatrical Release Policy

Netflix’s ‘The King’ Rekindles Debate over its Theatrical Release Policy

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As Netflix’s upcoming film “The King” hit South Korean screens this week, the global media giant’s theatrical release plans have again emerged as a hot potato in the local cinema market. Megabox, one of the three biggest multiplexes along with CGV and Lotte Cinema, said Tuesday that it would [...]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Racks Up US$1.3 mln over Weekend in U.S.

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Racks Up US$1.3 mln over Weekend in U.S.

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Cannes-winning black comedy “Parasite” racked up nearly US$1.3 million over the weekend in the United States, industry data showed Monday. Directed by eclectic South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, the film, released stateside on Oct. 11, ranked 11th at the U.S. box office during the Friday-Sunday period, with a cumulative [...]

Film on ’80s Serial Murder Regains Attention with Identification of Key Suspect

Film on ’80s Serial Murder Regains Attention with Identification of Key Suspect

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A serial rape and murder case that gripped South Korea in the 1980s was so mysterious and ghastly that it has inspired a host of TV shows and movies, including, most notably, a feature film by Cannes-winning director Bong Joon-ho. “Memories of Murder,” released in 2003, was then-novice director [...]