memories of murder re-release

Bong Joon-Ho‘s 2003 film Memories of Murder is getting a high-profile re-release from Neon, the company that distributed his award-winning Parasite. The mystery-thriller has been digitally remastered and will head to theaters for two nights in October. After that, the film is set to head to Blu-ray as part of the Criterion Collection. A Memories of Murder re-release trailer can be seen below.

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parasite criterion collection

#BongHive, assemble! Fresh off the filmmaker’s big Oscar win comes news that Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite and Memories of Murder are both headed to the Criterion Collection. Parasite, which just won Best Picture, was recently given a pretty bare-bones Blu-ray release, while Memories of Murder has never had a U.S. Blu-ray – until now. Neon, who distributed Parasite, also snapped up the rights to Bong’s 2003 film, and plan on re-releasing it in theaters before it arrives on Blu-ray.

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New Bong Joon-ho movie

Parasite is one of the year’s most acclaimed films, and everyone wants to know: what will director Bong Joon-ho do next? According to the man himself, he’s planning two different movies: an English-language drama based on a true story and a Korean horror-action film. In addition to that, Parasite distributor Neon has snapped up the rights to Bong’s 2003 film Memories of Murder, and plans to re-release it in theaters.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Vox Lux

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

Has this ever happened to you: you sit down on the couch (or bean bag chair) with your significant other, staring at a blank TV screen. “What shall we watch, my love?” your SO asks. “I dunno, how about security camera footage of an old warehouse?” you suggest. “No, we watched that last weekend,” SO replies. “I want something new. But there are so many options! How can we possibly choose?” “I don’t know,” you shrug. “I guess we should just go to bed. If only Chris Evangelista had been born, then he could offer us some suggestions.”

Oh, did I forget to mention this story takes place in an alternate universe where I was never born? Anyway, lucky for you, I do exist in this universe. And I’ve compiled a whole slew of great titles you can stream right this second. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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best foreign movies and tv streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)

There’s nothing like a foreign movie to keep you cozy on these cold November nights. This week’s Pop Culture Imports compiles more of the best foreign movies and TV streaming now, including a few underrated flicks from renowned filmmakers like Bong Joon-Ho’s Memories of Murder, Jet Li’s Fearless, and a Chilean character drama from the director of Fantastic Woman. Joining them is the Che Guevara biopic starring Gael García Bernal as well as a pitch-black Icelandic dramedy.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s see the best foreign movies and TV streaming now.

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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino has recorded a list of his top 20 favorite films which have been released over the last 17 years. What’s so special about the last 17 years, or the year 1992? That was the year Tarantino became a filmmaker.

Films on Tarantino’s list include Battle Royale, Anything Else, Audition, Blade, Boogie Nights, Dazed & Confused, Dogville, Fight Club, Fridays, The Host, The Insider, Joint Security Area, Lost In Translation, The Matrix, Memories of Murder, Police Story 3, Shaun of the Dead, Speed, Team America, and Unbreakable. It think it’s interesting that Tarantino mentions that The Matrix sequels ruined the mythology, enough to push the first film off the top of his list. Watch the full list after the jump, complete with commentary from Tarantino himself .

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