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Joon-ho Bong, the filmmaker behind such indelible films as Memories Of Murder (2003) and Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), will be making his English-language debut next year (2013) with South Korea’s biggest-budgeted transnational co-production ever, Snowpiercer. To satiate yourself till then, you should pick up his instant classic from 2006, The Host, recently released on Blu-ray, which has been transferred beautifully and comes packaged with a variety of special features. But before I go more in-depth about the disc itself, I’ll first say a few things about the film, which I adore.

The Film

There probably isn’t much to say about this one that hasn’t already been said in terms of perfunctory compliments—the film has been lauded with a cornucopia of critical and academic praise—but I will say that, as expressed by the American mortician in the first scene of the film (“Let’s try to be broad-minded about this“), in “broad” terms, »

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