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Parasite: A Graphic Novel In Storyboards By Bong Joon Ho

So metaphorical: the Palme d’Or and Golden Globe Award-winning, Oscar-nominated film as a graphic novel drawn by Director Bong Joon Ho himself.

In hundreds of mesmerizing illustrations, Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of one of the best films in years and a brand-new way to experience a global phenomenon.

As part of his unique process, Director Bong Joon Ho storyboarded each shot of Parasite: prior to the filming of every scene. Accompanied by the film’s dialog, the storyboards he drew capture the story in its entirety. Director Bong has also written a foreword and provided early concept drawings and photos from the set which take the reader even deeper into the vision that gave rise to this stunning cinematic achievement.

Director Bong’s illustrations share the same illuminating power of his writing and directing. The result is a gorgeous, riveting read and a fresh look at the vertiginous delights and surprises of Bong Joon Ho’s deeply affecting, genre-defying story.

Pre-order the 304 page book HERE. It will be released on May 19, 2020.

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Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite Available Now On Digital; Comes To Blu-ray On January 28

A volatile, symbiotic relationship between the uber-wealthy and the have-nots comes into full display in Parasite, arriving on 4K Ultra HD Digital January 14, 2020 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 28, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and NEON. Proclaimed as “wickedly clever” (GQ) and “the definition of a must-see experience” (The Atlantic), Parasite is a riveting, genre-bending thriller that combines masterful filmmaking with a fresh look at class discrimination, making it “a flat-out masterpiece” (Deadline). Hailed as “the best work yet from master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (Okja, Snowpiercer)” (Awards Circuit), who directed and co-wrote the film alongside Han Jin Won (Okja), fans can now delve deep into the mind of Bong, and the symbolism behind Parasite with an exclusive Q&A bonus feature with the acclaimed director. The captivating Parasite has made history as the first Korean film to be nominated for an Oscar.  It has garnered six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, Best Production Design and Best Editing, a 2020 SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and was the winner of the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.  Additionally, the film has racked up over an astonishing 100 award nominations to date. 

Featuring incredible must-see performances from the entire cast including frequent Bong Joon Ho collaborator Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host), the “wildly entertaining” (New York Times) Parasite, also stars Lee Sun Kyun (A Hard Day, Paju), Cho Yeo Jeong (The Servant, Obsessed), Choi Woo Shik (Okja, Train to Busan), Park So Dam (The Priests, The Silenced), Lee Jung Eun (Okja, The Wailing) and Chang Hyae Jin (Marine Boy, If It Snows on Christmas). Parasite offers a gripping, yet darkly comedic look at class disparities that permeate throughout South Korea, earning an extraordinary 99% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Globally celebrated as “brilliant” (Variety) and “one of the best films of the decade” (Awards Circuit), the film won the coveted Cannes 2019 Palme D’or award and has gone on to win over 80 impressive additional awards to date.

In Parasite, meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth and the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kim’s sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite, “a thriller of extraordinary cunning and emotional force” (LA Times), showcases a modern master at the top of his game.

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