over 1 year
Cinematography is fantastic. An effective use of color pallet to convey mood. Love it
almost 3 years
Horror with some funny bits. Interesting that some have taken it as anti-USA.
over 4 years
The comedy threw me off but I appreciated it.
A well done creature-feature, a movie that shows such a thing is still possible.
almost 6 years
As usual from this director, both comedy & drama are merged together into something unique
over 7 years
Brilliant Korean horror with funny moments. Beautifully shot and interesting story.
almost 8 years
foreign movie, great horror and suspense film, beautifully shot
The Host (괴물, Gwoemul - "Monster") is a 2006 South Korean monster film, which also contains elements of comedy and drama films. The film was directed by Bong Joon-ho, who co-wrote the screenplay, along with Baek Chul-hyun.
Starring in the film as members of an unremarkable family thrust into the middle of extraordinary events were Song Kang-ho, Byeon Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Ko Ah-seong. A combination of blockbuster plot and political commentary, the film also deals with the implications of America's military presence in Korea.
Following the success of the director's work, Memories of Murder, The Host was heavily anticipated. It was released on a record number of screens in its home country on July 27, 2006. By the end of its run on November 8, the film was seen 13 million times, making it the highest grossing South Korean film of all time. The film was released on a limited basis in the United States on March 9, 2007, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD formats on July 24,...