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The biggest Korean film of the year comes to DVD! Released in July 2006, Bong Joon Ho's monster film The Host ripped through the box office like a force of nature. Breaking every record on the book, The Host became the first Korean film to sell 13 million tickets, surpassing the all-time record held by King and The Clown. It topped the box office for five consecutive weeks, writing a new page in Korean cinema history. Perhaps the only thing more impressive than its box office record is the score of awards the film has picked up. The Host won Best Film and Best Supporting Actor at the 27th Blue Dragon Awards, Best Film at the 43rd Baeksang Awards, Best Director at the 44th Daejong Awards, Best Film and Best Director at the 5th Korean Awards, and Best Film and Best Actor at the 1st Asian Film Awards, amongst many other accolades.

Although monster films have a strong tradition in Japan and the U.S., they're typically relegated to bargain bins in Korea. When Bong Joon Ho, the critically acclaimed director of smash hit Memories of Murder, announced he was making a monster movie, the film industry was unsure of how to react. But this was the film Bong was always meant to make. Bong rounded together an illustrious cast led by Song Kang Ho (JSA), Byun Hee Bong (Crying Fist), Bae Du Na (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), and Park Hae Il (Rules of Dating). Meanwhile, a monstrous budget and state-of-the-art CG technology gave birth to the proverbial beast. The result: The Host not only conquered the box office, it garnered almost universal acclaim, winning over critics and moviegoers alike from Cannes to Korea. More than just a creature feature, The Host delves into a raw, suspenseful world of unspeakable horrors, politics, conflicts, and emotions in one family's relentless fight against the monster that rose from the Han River.

Gang Du's (Song Kang Ho) family is the epitome of dysfunctional. His brother Nam Il (Park Hae Il) is a cursing, molotov-throwing unemployed college graduate; his sister Nam Joo (Bae Du Na) is a professional archer with self-esteem issues. Gang Du spends his days running a snack stall near the Han River, and his only hope, indeed the family's hope, is on the shoulders of his daughter, Hyun Seo (Ko Ah Sung). Unbeknownst to everyone, however, a horrible monster has been growing in the polluted waters of Han River, and it snatches Hyun Seo from their life. Unable to get any help from the authorities, the family is determined to get Hyun Seo back on their own, no matter what it takes.

This three-disc limited edition comes with a script book, Lee Byung Woo's award-winning OST CD, and over 6 hours of special features:
Disc 1

  • The Film
  • Audio Commentary with Director and Actors
  • Audio Commentary with Director
  • Audio Commentary with Staff
    Disc 2
  • Wake Up Monster!: Creative process, the monster's birth, script featurette
  • At Hee Bong's: Character Introduction
  • Cartoon Monster: An animation video of the most important scenes made using continuity storyboards and audio from the film
  • Hunter Training: Bae Du Na's Archery training, Byun Hee Bong and Song Kang Ho's Shoot training
  • Physical Special Effects: Test Scenes, Interview with the assistant director, Agent Yellow experiments, molotov, action tests and more
  • Treasure Hunting: Auditions for Go Ah Sung and Lee Dong Ho
  • Still Gallery
  • Quick Supple: Go Ah Sung and Her Classmates
  • Monster Creator: Director Sketch, WETA Production Process Making Of
  • Production Process: Previsuals, Behind the Scenes, Meetings with Kevin Rafferty, Production Diary, The Orphanage visit
  • The Monster Dresses Up: 5 Animatics sequences with different audio choices (only music, only special effects, completed film, etc.)
  • Monster DEGARI (head): Interview with John Cox and Animatics making of for the monster's head
  • Gag: The Orphanage Special Video
  • Kevin Rafferty's Korean Diary
  • Why did it do that?: Director Bong picks all the scenes involving the monster and explains its reactions
  • Monster gallery: Monster Image Sketch, 3D Images
    Disc 3
  • Memories of drain
  • Bong Tae Il: Director Bong Acts out scenes in advance, Monitoring and more
  • Fly, Run, Fall, Crying and Laugh: Actor 'Suffering' Series + Hurting the monster
  • Cloudy Masks: Scenes involving Park No Shik, Im Pil Sung, Kim Roi Ha, Go Su Hee, Lee Jae Yong, Yoon Je Moon, Yoo Yeon Su, Anchor, Doctors, Scott Wilson
  • Film School
  • Other Actors and Directors at the Shoot
  • The worst moments of the shoot
  • Find Willy: Kim Min Seok and other staff members in the film
  • Quick Supple 2
  • Girl Monster
  • Still Gallery
  • Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary
  • The Monster's Sound: Oh Dal Su voice recording
  • Director Bong's 'I Apologize To'
  • Han River Love Song: OST Recording, Interview with Music Director Lee Byung Woo - Another OST: Listening music with Director Lee - Music Video - Quick Supple 3
  • Screen Outing: Meeting with Viewers: Production Meeting, Press VIP Screening, Interview with Viewers
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    Technical Information

    Product Title: The Host DTS (Limited Edition Gift Set)(Korea Version) 韓流怪嚇禮品套裝 (DTS 限量版) (韓國版) 韩流怪吓礼品套装 (DTS 限量版) (韩国版) グエムル - 漢江の怪物 - 限定ギフトセット DTS(韓国版) 괴물 Gift Set Host 디지팩 한정판 DTS
    Artist Name(s): Song Kang Ho | Bae Du Na | Park Hae Il | Bong Joon Ho 宋 康昊 | 裴斗娜 | 朴 海日 | 奉 俊昊 宋 康昊 | 裴斗娜 | 朴 海日 | 奉 俊昊 ソン・ガンホ | ペ・ドゥナ | パク・ヘイル | ポン・ジュノ 송 강호 | 배 두나 | 박 해일 | 봉준호
    Release Date: 2007-01-12
    Language: Korean
    Subtitles: English, Korean
    Country of Origin: South Korea
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
    Publisher: KD MEDIA
    Other Information: 3 DVDs + OST
    Package Weight: 1050 (g)
    Shipment Unit: 6 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004538807

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 EX / DTS-ES
    * Extras :
    ○ DISC 1
    - 감독 배우 음성해설 Director and Actor's Commentary
    - 감독 음성해설 Director's Commentary
    - 스탭 코멘터리 Staff's Commentary
    - 시작 장애인용 음성해설(Visually Impaired Track)

    ○ DISC 2
    괴물 탄생(Scenario Developing)
    - 괴물, 깨어나라
    - 현서네 가족(캐릭터 소개)
    - 카툰 괴물
    - 사냥꾼 훈련기
    - 물리적인 특수효과
    - 보석 찾기 (고아성, 이동호, 오디션)
    - 뉴스 속보
    - 사전작업 스틸 갤러리(Preproduction Still Gallery)
    - 퀵서플1: 고아성과 헷갈린 여학생

    괴물제작
    - 괴물 조물주
    - 괴물 웨타 원정기
    - 괴물 제작 과정
    - 괴물! 옷을 입다
    - 괴물 Degar!
    - 괴물의 하루
    - 케빈 레퍼티의 '한국생활기'
    - 괴물은 왜그랬을까
    - 괴물소리
    - 괴물 갤러리 (Creature Still Gallery)
    - 퀵서플2 : 박정기와 백도빈

    ○ DISC 3
    한강질주
    - 하수구의 추억
    - 봉태일
    - 날고 달리고 빠지고 울고, 그리고 웃다
    - 가려진 마스크
    - 현장 전문가
    - 이제는 말할 수 있다.
    - 괴물을 기다리는 사람들.
    - 한강 화풀이
    - 윌리를 찾아라.
    - 퀵서플3: 괴물녀
    - 현장 촬영 스틸 캘러리(Production Still Gallery)

    삼켜버린 장면

    봉감독의 '사과합니다'

    한강찬가
    - 음악 제작과정
    - 또하나의 OST
    - 뮤직비디오 : 한강찬가

    스크린외출
    - 국내 관객과의 만남
    - 해외 나들이
    - 영국평론가 토니 레인즈 인터뷰
    - 예고편
    - 포스터 갤러리(Poster Gallery)
    - 퀵서플: 뚱뚱남 뚱게바라 오디션

    영화를 마치며 (Ending Story)

    Sink & Rise
    - 감독 단편영화 Director's Short Film
    - 인트로 인터뷰

    DVD 크레딧

    * Director : 봉준호

    봉준호 감독, 꿈의 프로젝트로 괴물 영화에 도전한다!

    화성연쇄살인 사건을 소재로 영화적인 재미뿐만 아니라 사회적, 감정적 파장을 일으키며 하나의 신드롬까지 형성한 <살인의 추억>. 그 이후 봉준호 감독은 누구도 상상하지 못한 괴물 영화에 도전한다. 고등학교 때 우연히 목격한 ‘한강교각을 오르는 괴물’을 영화화하리라 생각했던 그 꿈을 지금 실현하려고 하는 것이다.

    오래 전부터 영화로 만들고 싶었다는, 단순하지만 무엇보다도 순수한 열정에서 시작된 영화 <괴물> . 봉준호 감독이 3년간 한강 둔치 및 다리 곳곳을 직접 발로 뛰면서 완성한 시나리오는 그 자체만으로 일본에 판매(320만불 미니멈 개런티, 150만불 투자, 토탈 470만불의 계약을 성사)되기도 하였으며, 그동안 한국영화에서는 볼 수 없었던 탄탄한 구성과 치밀한 스토리 속에서 개성 넘치는 캐릭터의 조합과 섬세한 대사가 돋보인다. 괴물영화라는, 한국에서는 낯선 장르지만 누구나 유쾌하게 즐길 수 있는 오락영화를 봉준호 감독이 어떤 모습으로 담아낼지 귀추가 주목된다.

    <살인의 추억>팀 다시 뭉쳤다.

    2003년 <살인의 추억>을 만들어냈던 배우와 스탭들이 영화 <괴물>을 위해 다시 뭉쳤다. 한국영화 최고의 배우로 손꼽히는 송강호, 제2의 전성기를 맞은 변희봉, 항상 새로운 연기를 선보이는 박해일, 매력적인 연기를 펼치는 배두나. 그리고 김뢰하, 박노식, 윤제문, 고수희 등 개성 넘치는 연기파 조연 배우들의 출연만으로도 화제다. 봉준호 감독과 전작에서 호흡을 맞춰왔던 이들은 한국영화계에서 가장 신뢰 받고 있는 배우들이며, 연기에 대한 무한한 열정과 에너지를 지닌 최고의 배우들이다. 한편, 국내최고의 김형구 촬영감독, 이강산?정영민 조명감독, 류성희 미술감독, 이병우 음악감독이 모두 봉준호 감독에 대한 절대적인 신뢰를 기반으로 영화 <괴물>에 의기투합하였다. 2003년 <살인의 추억>을 만들어냈던 이들의 만남은 그 자체만으로도 관객을 설레이게 한다. 최고의 배우들과 스탭진의 작업만으로도 큰 기대를 안겨주는 영화 <괴물>은 2006년 최고의 영화가 될 것이다.

    한국 영화 장르의 역사를 다시 쓴다!

    괴물이 등장하는 영화는 전세계적으로 꾸준히 사랑을 받으며‘Creature movie’라는 하나의 장르로 자리매김, 원초적인 흥분과 영화적 긴장을 듬뿍 안겨주며 매니아층을 형성하기도 하였다.
    그러나 한국 영화에서는 60~70년대 공포영화의 소재로 몇몇 괴물이 등장하는 영화가 있었을 뿐, ‘괴물 영화’라는 장르를 찾아보기 힘들었다. 이는‘괴물’이라는 실재하지 않는 생명체를 새롭게 창조해서 표현해야 하는데 전문적인 기술, 자본, 완성도 높은 시나리오가 부족했기 때문이다. 그래서 오랜 기간 한국영화에서‘괴물 영화’라는 장르는 그 누구도 쉽게 손댈 수 없는 금기시되는 영역으로 남아있었다.

    그러나 2006년 드디어 이 금기시 되어왔던 장르의 벽이 영화 <괴물>에 의해 무너진다. 영화 <괴물>은 새로운 생명체인 ‘괴물’을 창조하여, 영화 속에서 완벽하게 구현해 낼 뿐만 아니라, 그 동안 괴물 영화에 대한 불신을 안겨주는 요소였던 상상력과 표현력의 한계를 모두 뛰어넘는다.
    2006년 영화 <괴물>을 통해 관객은 새로운 시각적 충격과 영화적 재미를 느낄 수 있을 것이다.

    햇살 가득한 평화로운 한강 둔치

    아버지(변희봉)가 운영하는 한강매점, 늘어지게 낮잠 자던 강두(송강호)는 잠결에 들리는 ‘아빠’라는 소리에 벌떡 일어난다. 올해 중학생이 된 딸 현서(고아성)가 잔뜩 화가 나있다. 꺼내놓기도 창피한 오래된 핸드폰과 학부모 참관 수업에 술 냄새 풍기며 온 삼촌(박해일)때문이다. 강두는 고민 끝에 비밀리에 모아 온 동전이 가득 담긴 컵라면 그릇을 꺼내 보인다. 그러나 현서는 시큰둥할 뿐, 막 시작된 고모(배두나)의 전국체전 양궁경기에 몰두해 버린다.

    눈 앞에서 내 딸을 잃었다

    한강 둔치로 오징어 배달을 나간 강두, 우연히 웅성웅성 모여있는 사람들 속에서 특이한 광경을 목격하게 된다. 생전 보도 못한 무언가가 한강다리에 매달려 움직이는 것이다. 사람들은 마냥 신기해하며 핸드폰, 디카로 정신없이 찍어댄다. 그러나 그것도 잠시… 정체를 알 수 없는 괴물은
    둔치 위로 올라와 사람들을 거침없이 깔아뭉개고, 무차별로 물어뜯기 시작한다. 순식간에 아수라장으로 돌변하는 한강변. 강두도 뒤늦게 딸 현서를 데리고 정신없이 도망가지만, 비명을 지르며 흩어지는 사람들 속에서, 꼭 잡았던 현서의 손을 놓치고 만다. 그 순간 괴물은 기다렸다는 듯이 현서를 낚아채 유유히 한강으로 사라진다.

    가족의 사투가 시작된다

    갑작스런 괴물의 출현으로 한강은 모두 폐쇄되고, 도시 전체는 마비된다. 하루아침에 집과 생계, 그리고 가장 소중한 현서까지 모든 것을 잃게 된 강두 가족…돈도 없고 빽도 없는 그들은 아무도 도와주지 않지만, 위험구역으로 선포된 한강 어딘가에 있을 현서를 찾아 나선다.
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    November 24, 2006

    This professional review refers to The Host (DTS) (Limited Edition)(Korea Version)
    Asian monster movies live with The Host. Director Bong Joon-Ho (Memories of Murder) delivers this year's finest commercial vehicle, a polished creature feature that manages to be thrilling, funny, and sometimes even moving. That's a tall order for any film, not to mention one that seems to derive its inspiration from Japanese monster movies and Hollywood blockbusters. Aping someone else's formula is frequently a recipe for disaster, but The Host triumphs by taking a well-worn premise and doing the unexpected with it. Bong Joon-Ho manages humanity (if not heart) with his monster movie, and serves up just as much fun as he does fright. The result is a movie that seems as fresh and unique as it is an obvious spawn of kaiju films from years past. Good game, Bong Joon-Ho.

    The Host goes for the throat almost immediately. After a few short groundwork-laying interludes, the titular creature makes its presence known. Part slug, part Stan Winston creation, and all ugly, it's first seen suspended from a bridge above the Han River by a group of onlookers including dopey Kang-Du (Song Kang-Ho), a single parent slacker who works at a snack shop run by his father Hee-Bong (Byeon Hee-Bong). After the onlookers throw trash at the creature's submerged form, it shows up on the riverbank, sending everything and everyone into chaos. It runs over civilians, trashes vehicles, and starts to chew up a person or two. Kang-Du tries to play hero briefly, but soon does the smart thing: he flees with daughter Hyun-Seo (Ko Ah-Seong) in tow. But due to a major miscommunication, Hyun-Seo gets captured; the creature grabs her with its tail, whereupon she gets dragged underwater leaving Kang-Du a shell-shocked mess of a man.

    But Kang-Du's problems are just beginning. With Hyun-Seo presumed dead, he and his family, including unemployed brother Nam-Il (Park Hae-Il) and amateur archer Nam-Ju (Bae Doo-Na), are soon detained in a hospital by the Korean government, who suspect that the family - and anyone else who gained exposure to the creature - is carrying a deadly virus. Kang-Du is under exceptional observation because he actually got some creature blood on him, but he and his family soon get super-restless of their containment. The reason: Kang-Du gets a cell phone call from Hyun-Seo, who describes that she's trapped underground in the sewers by the creature. That's all the motivation Kang-Du and his family needs; they instigate a hospital break and load up to whup some mutated amphibian ass. Once out, they search for Hyun-Seo, encountering despair, dodgy military bureaucracy, laughable teamwork, and more than a few sly swipes at the troubled times we live in. Oh yes, they also fight the monster.

    The Host earns points for scaling down the cliches. There are no flag-waving displays of Korea's military might as they mobilize to take down the creature. In fact, there's no flag-waving at all. Bong Joon-Ho goes out of his way to tweak the political and cultural climate, serving up minor-to-major barbs on the media, the Korean government, student counterculture, recent Asian health crises, and - most obvious of all - the good 'ol United States of America. As revealed early in the picture, the creature's mutation is due to the dumping of gallons of formaldehyde into the Han River, an action instigated by a smarmy American coroner dispensing orders to a Korean subordinate. The scene is based on a real-life event that actually occurred in Korean back in 2000. Bong Joon-Ho and company simply appropriate the incident, turning it into the cause of their fictional beast and thumbing their nose at Uncle Sam at the same time.

    Americans also get roasted mercilessly in numerous scenes depicting the gross duplicity of their military and government. However, the Korean government doesn't come off looking that good either. In fact, almost nobody does, except perhaps Hyun-Seo, who displays an intelligence and bravery not marred by the stunted emotions of adulthood. In some of the best scenes in the film, Hyun-Seo tries to escape from the clutches of the beast while protecting a fellow prisoner, an orphaned boy (Lee Dong-Ho) who got kidnapped along with his older brother. But her game attempts reveal the beast's unexpected intelligence, leading to the frightening prospect of The Host not actually following convention. You know the drill in monster movies: the dog doesn't die, kids don't die, and only old people and smarmy bastards bite it. The script does fulfill some of those cliches, but it also subverts many others, and carries a sense of mortal peril at each and every turn. In The Host, nobody seems safe, and it's that sense of the unexpected that allows the film to thrill and unnerve as it does.

    The film is funny too, the satirical nods being as blackly funny as they are obvious in their source. Many moments that carry the expectation of pathos turn into comic farce instead, especially an early scene where the family explodes in overdone histrionics over the supposedly dead Hyun-Seo. The cast is uniformly excellent, each revealing their characters as innately flawed and yet ultimately admirable -- though they're not really the most sympathetic bunch on the planet. The main characters are damaged goods who bicker and behave uselessly, but still manage to find that ounce of strength or bravery that marks them as human, if not actually exceptional. Despite all the clever satire, the ultimate feeling of The Host seems to be one of dogged, against-all-odds human survival. Basically, nobody is going to help you, you may not be that capable, and you may even fail. But if you struggle hard enough to survive, then maybe your next meal is all the reward you'll need. That message may not be glamorous, but there's a human honesty to it that lasts beyond the end credits.

    But forget the inspirational mumbo-jumbo. Does the film thrill with a good old fashioned man versus monster matchup? Yes, it does -- though that's also where The Host partially falters. There aren't actually many clashes with the beast in the film, and there's certainly little that matches the kinetic chaos of the opening creature attack. The monster itself is fun to watch onscreen, and seems to react with an almost recognizable emotion. Frankly, given the creature's intelligence, it deserves more, um, character development than the film allows. But the monster never really gets its due. At the film's climax, we get more satire involving biological agents and crappy law enforcement, and we also get a man vs. beast match-up that only surpasses Hollywood because they don't go for the mega-mega happy ending. But these are minor quibbles. Overall, The Host is as impressive and admirable as you could ever expect a movie of its sort to be. It's paced exceptionally well, and delivers an odd mix of humor, melancholy, and CGI-assisted blockbuster panache. It's hard to give that sort of filmmaking a name, but Bong Joon-Ho does it with substance and style to spare. Maybe we'll just call it "good".

    by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

    October 12, 2006

    It may still be too early to say, as other reviews have yet to roll in, but I have a feeling that Bong Joon Ho's The Host will be this year's Sha Po Lang - at least as far as the Twitch crew is concerned. And suffice to say, this review will be yet another singing the movie's praises. Simply put, The Host is a rock-solid genre film filled with scares and (perhaps more importantly) laughs, a decent amount of political and social commentary, solid visual effects, and last but not least, strong characters whose plight is instantly involving.

    Park Gang Du (Song Kang Ho) is the rather dim-witted proprietor of a food stall along the banks of the picturesque Han River. He's not a bad guy, just a little slow on the uptake, and very lazy - something his father constantly berates him about. The only thing that Gang Du really cares about is his teenage daughter Hyun Seo, who really can't stand her old man. Life seems relatively normal - until a giant mutant salamander emerges from the river and begins wreaking havoc. In the ensuing chaos, Gang Du loses track of Hyun Seo, only to see the creature snag her with its tail before plunging back into the river.

    The Korean government, under pressure from the U.S. military and fearful that the monster might be the harbinger of some virus, immediately locks everything down and moves everyone who was at the river to a containment facility. Gang Du and the remainder of his family - his father, brother (a student protester turned alcoholic salaryman), and sister (a world-class archer) - are constantly given the runaround by the authorities, who are frankly bungling the whole case and don't really give a damn about anything except saving their own skins. All hope seems lost until Gang Du receives a faint cellphone call from Hyun Seo, who apparently survived and is trapped in a sewer somewhere along the Han.

    The authorities prove to be no help whatsoever, and so the family - a motley crew, to say the least - decides to take matters into their own hands and rescue Hyun Seo. Meanwhile, the Americans and the WHO have decided to take over the Koreans' attempt at containment, bringing in a new super-weapon that may destroy the monster... and much, much more.

    The Host is currently breaking all manner of box office records in South Korea, and it's easy to see why. It's big, loud, and has plenty of flash. The monster effects are quite good, but are not absolutely perfect - which actually adds to the appeal of the film. There's something about the way the monster moves about on the screen, the way its various tentacles and orifices function that doesn't seem biologically feasible, but it looks really damn cool and creepy, and that's all that really matters.

    The movie has several great "jump out of your seat" moments, and Bong Joon Ho (whose previous film, Memories of Murder, also won great acclaim) is great at setting up tension and delivering the shocks. The scene where the monster emerges from the river is fantastically done. Unlike most monster movies, which keep the monster's true appearance under wraps until the final reel, The Host shows the beastie wreaking havoc early on, and in broad daylight to boot - something that genre conventions say you never do, but it works brilliantly here, ramping up the tension right away and delivering the same old shocks in a new manner.

    Of course, no decent horror/monster film should be without subtext, and The Host is no different. There are plenty of jabs at the military, specifically the American military. The movie's opening scenes depict hazardous chemicals being dumped into the river at an American military officer's behest, which references an actual event that took place in 2000. However, the Korean authorities are depicted as bumbling, inept, and insensitive, refusing to track down even the slightest of leads in order to save face.

    Directly opposing that is the Gang Du's family. In the outset of the film, they can barely stand each other and are about as dysfunctional as it gets. The only thing that they have in common is Hyun Seo, and when she's taken away from them, they begin putting aside differences and band together. The movie goes to great lengths to flesh out these characters, giving us just enough back-story for all of them that we actually care for them when they begin drawing lines and making plans to take down the beast, as well as giving all of the characters "hero" moments that allow them to shine.

    It's a simple thing, really, but so many genre films neglect the human element of the story and instead choose to focus on the monsters, carnage, explosions, and other gratuitous elements, with often-deleterious results. The Host's incredibly strong focus on the family element gives the film a depth that no effects budget could ever achieve, injecting an already solid genre film with plenty of humor, heroism, pathos, tragedy, and thrills.

    by Todd Brown - Twitchfilm.net

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    Sergio
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    February 20, 2008

    This customer review refers to The Host (DTS) (Limited Edition)(Korea Version)
    Excellent package, but... Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
    Yes, the movie is all that: just a little bit of the monster, more enphasis on the familiar drama (Cloverfield anyone?), great cast and a story that kind of drags during the second half - plus the most innacurate use of Agent Orange on a movie, but that's to be expected (well, if you can accept that chemicals dumped into the Han River gave birth to a nesting monster, you can believe ANYTHING).

    This special edition is a marvel to be seen, but there is a SERIOUS catch: you better hone your korean-speaking skills, cause none, and I mean NONE of the extras are subtitled in English!
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    May 14, 2007

    This customer review refers to The Host (DTS) (Limited Edition)(Korea Version)
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    HELLO HOLLYWOOD Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
    This movie has loopholes. but after you get past them, you would realize that this is almost as good as what you see in hollywood films. The thriller and the science-fiction all held this film together. Try see this.
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    February 15, 2007

    This customer review refers to The Host (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
    Just OK Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
    The first half was good. The 2nd half was terrible. Why didn't the govt go out to look for the creature. Why was the family treated as a criminal? Shouldn't the creature be the main target? Bad plot toward the end of the movie.
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    January 6, 2007

    super dooper Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    I have never enjoyed a korean action sci-fi before until i found this film. This film is real great from the minute you started it up to the last. Get a copy and i assure you will not regret it.
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    December 29, 2006

    This customer review refers to The Host (DTS) (Limited Edition)(Korea Version)
    Good Monster Action Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    A surprisingly good monster film. Very good style, story and acting. The monster looked a bit fake at times, but that's no big deal.
    Overall, definately as good as people say.
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