14 November 2012 10:53 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

First things first, apologies for the delay with the latest iteration of this article detailing the best of the Korean New Wave. Let’s get back into this Korean article. In which we look at the Korean new wave, from the nastier and more misogynistic movies from Korea’s provocative director Kim Ki-Duk to musicals, Korean musicals are something of a unreal proposition. Now without any further preamble or distractions, here is part two of the look into the work of Joon Ho-Bong.

The Host

Directed by Joon-ho Bong

Written by Joon-Ho Bong, Jun-Won Hah and Chul-Hyun Baek

2006, South Korea

The Monster Movie was a huge icon of the 1950s and 1960s, now not so much. Most movies of this distinction have been distilled into pure horror films, more interested in the violence and the gore in the man vs. nature situation than anything subversive that the lost genre was renowned for. »

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