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The Resource The host : Gwoemul, [presented by Chungeorahm Film, Showbox/Mediaplex Inc. ; a Chungeorahm Film production ; producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho]

The host : Gwoemul, [presented by Chungeorahm Film, Showbox/Mediaplex Inc. ; a Chungeorahm Film production ; producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho]

Label
The host : Gwoemul
Title
The host
Title remainder
Gwoemul
Statement of responsibility
[presented by Chungeorahm Film, Showbox/Mediaplex Inc. ; a Chungeorahm Film production ; 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
Composer
Director
Director of photography
Film editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • kor
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • 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
BNG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, 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
Audio options in Korean or English, with subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
G96 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-
  • 1974-
  • 1976-
  • 1967-
  • 1942-
  • 1977-
  • 1979-
  • 1992-
  • 1942-
  • 1960-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pong, Chun-ho
  • Paek, Chʻŏl-hyŏn
  • Ha, Jun-won
  • Choi, Yong-bae
  • Song, Kang-ho
  • Byeon, Hie-bong
  • Park, Hae-il
  • Pae, Tu-na
  • Ko, Ah-sung
  • Wilson, Scott
  • Kim, Hyung-ku
  • Kim, Sun-Min
  • Yi, Pyŏng-u
  • Chungeorahm Film (Firm)
  • Syobaksŭ (Firm)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
119
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Water
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Water pollution
  • Monsters
  • Father-daughter relationship
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Monsters
  • Water
  • Han River (Korea)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
Technique
live action
Label
The host : Gwoemul, [presented by Chungeorahm Film, Showbox/Mediaplex Inc. ; a Chungeorahm Film production ; producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Duration of motion picture: 119 min. "4 hours of special features"--Container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Disc one: deleted scenes, director Bong Joon-ho reflections, commentary with director Bong Joon-ho ; Disc two: making of The Host with director Bong Joon-ho, storyboards, memories of the sewer, set design, physical special effects, sound effects, designing the creature, puppet animatronix, animating the creature, the crew: production & visual effects, casting tapes, cast interviews, actor training, gag reel, cast & crew goodbye
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The Host [and special features] -- disc 2. Special features
Control code
666915
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Collector's edition, widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 876964000994
  • 8769640009997
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 10091
  • 10099
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o159936097
  • (OCoLC)159936097
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The host : Gwoemul, [presented by Chungeorahm Film, Showbox/Mediaplex Inc. ; a Chungeorahm Film production ; producer, Choi Yong-bae ; original story, Bong Joon-Ho ; screenplay, Bong Joon-Ho, Hah Joon-Won, Baek Chul-Hyun ; directed by Bong Joon-Ho]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Duration of motion picture: 119 min. "4 hours of special features"--Container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Disc one: deleted scenes, director Bong Joon-ho reflections, commentary with director Bong Joon-ho ; Disc two: making of The Host with director Bong Joon-ho, storyboards, memories of the sewer, set design, physical special effects, sound effects, designing the creature, puppet animatronix, animating the creature, the crew: production & visual effects, casting tapes, cast interviews, actor training, gag reel, cast & crew goodbye
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The Host [and special features] -- disc 2. Special features
Control code
666915
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Collector's edition, widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 876964000994
  • 8769640009997
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 10091
  • 10099
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o159936097
  • (OCoLC)159936097
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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