The Resource The host : Gwoemul, Showbox, a Mediaplex company ; Ch'ŏngŏram, Chungeorahm Film ; [producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho], (videorecording)

The host : Gwoemul, Showbox, a Mediaplex company ; Ch'ŏngŏram, Chungeorahm Film ; [producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho], (videorecording)

Label
The host : Gwoemul
Title
The host
Title remainder
Gwoemul
Statement of responsibility
Showbox, a Mediaplex company ; Ch'ŏngŏram, Chungeorahm Film ; [producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho]
Title variation
Gwoemul
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • kor
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • kor
  • kor
Summary
In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks. Gang-du and Hyun-Seo are chased by the beast. Hie-bong tries valiantly to save his daughter, but the beast soon captures her and drags her away. They receive a call from the daughter's cell phone and try to rescue her from the large monster
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Hyung-ku Kim ; editor, Seon Min Kim ; music, Byung-woo Lee ; production designer, Seong-hie Ryu ; visual effects supervisor, Kevin Rafferty
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for creature violence and language
Language note
Korean and dubbed English soundtracks with optional English or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.H6
LC item number
H678 2007
PerformerNote
Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Du-na Bae, Ah-sung Ko, Scott Wilson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1976-
  • 1974-
  • 1942-
  • 1977-
  • 1979-
  • 1992-
  • 1942-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pong, Chun-ho
  • Choi, Yong-bae
  • Ha, Jun-won
  • Paek, Chʻŏl-hyŏn
  • Song, Kang-ho
  • Byeon, Hie-bong
  • Park, Hae-il
  • Pae, Tu-na
  • Ko, Ah-sung
  • Wilson, Scott
  • Kim, Hyung-ku
  • Kim, Seon-min
  • Yi, Pyŏng-u
  • Ch'ŏngŏram (Firm)
  • Syobaksŭ (Firm)
  • Mediaplex (Firm)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
119
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Han River (Korea)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Water
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Working class families
  • Korea (South)
  • Agua
  • Monstruos
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The host : Gwoemul, Showbox, a Mediaplex company ; Ch'ŏngŏram, Chungeorahm Film ; [producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho], (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Statement of responsibility partially from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: commentary with director Bong Joon-Ho; "Making of The host" with director Bong Joon-Ho; deleted scenes; four featurettes on the creature: designing the creature, animating the creature, puppet animatronix, and bringing the creature to life; cast interviews; actor training; gag reel; Korean theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn164620359
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed. ; Blu-ray version.
Extent
1 Blu-ray Disc (ca. 119 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
876964001007
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
10100
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)164620359
System details
Blu-ray Disc; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; PCM 5.1 surround, DTS-HD surround, or Dolby digital 5.1; 1080 High Definition ; this Blu-Ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
The host : Gwoemul, Showbox, a Mediaplex company ; Ch'ŏngŏram, Chungeorahm Film ; [producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho], (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Statement of responsibility partially from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: commentary with director Bong Joon-Ho; "Making of The host" with director Bong Joon-Ho; deleted scenes; four featurettes on the creature: designing the creature, animating the creature, puppet animatronix, and bringing the creature to life; cast interviews; actor training; gag reel; Korean theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn164620359
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed. ; Blu-ray version.
Extent
1 Blu-ray Disc (ca. 119 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
876964001007
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
10100
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)164620359
System details
Blu-ray Disc; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; PCM 5.1 surround, DTS-HD surround, or Dolby digital 5.1; 1080 High Definition ; this Blu-Ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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