Full Details, Cover Art For Magnolia’s ‘The Host’

Today Magnolia provided us with the cover art and full specs for their release of the Korean smash hit The Host on DVD July 24. A creature emerges from the Han River’s shores for a feeding frenzy upon onlookers. When a young girl is snatched in the melee, her family set off to recover her from the monster that the government claims to be a host of an unidentified virus. Read on for details.


Crazily funny and wildly entertaining” (Premiere Magazine), THE HOST is a “terrific hybrid-genre fantasy and a seriously scary freakout” (The New York Times). Magnolia Home Entertainment unleashes this spectacular monster movie on DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD July 24. Thrusting a normal, multi-generational family into the middle of an extraordinary event, THE HOST fuses poignant character drama with the larger-than-life conventions of a classic creature feature for a fresh, thrilling and startlingly emotional result “on a par with JAWS” (Ain’t It Cool News). Boasting state-of-the-art special effects from the digital wizards at Weta Workshop (King Kong, Lord Of The Rings) and The Orphanage (Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire, Sin City), THE HOST maintains its humanity – and darkly comic ingenuity – by never losing sight of its offbeat core: the trials of an unremarkable family pitted against a larger-than-life mutant monster. The talk of the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival and the latest film from critically acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho (Barking Dogs Never Bite, Memories Of Murder), “the most original, exhilaratingly scary-funny monster movie in many a season” (LA Weekly) quickly became the highest grossing South Korean film of all time, earning an unprecedented $93 million at the Korean box office…a truly remarkable figure, considering that the country is home to 45 million people. “Destined to become a cult classic” (Instinct Magazine), THE HOST will be available as a standard DVD priced at $26.98 with deleted scenes and commentary by Director Bong Joon-Ho; a two-disc Collector’s Edition priced at $29.98 loaded with four hours of incredible special features; and a HD DVD and Blu-ray version, priced at $34.98, each with bonus materials.

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Bonus Material:

Standard DVD:

· Deleted Scenes
· Director Bong Joon-Ho film reflections

Two Disc Collector’s Edition (DVD):

Disc One
· Deleted Scenes
· Director Bong Joon-Ho film reflections
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
· And Much More

HD DVD/Blu-ray Collector’s Editions:

· Making of the Host with Director Bong Joon-Ho
· Storyboards
· Memories of the Sewer
· Physical Special Effects
· Designing the Creature
· Puppet Animatronix
· Animating The Creature
· The Family: Main Cast Interviews
· Training the Actors
· Gag Reel
· Deleted Scenes
· Korean Trailer

 
Source: Magnolia