THE HOST Comes to Region 1 DVD
Following a limited stateside theatrical run, the international hit THE HOST will arrive on Region 1 DVD this July 24. Distributor Magnolia Home Entertainment will be releasing the film in a Standard Edition, a 2-Disc Collector’s Edition, and both Blu-Ray and HD DVDs.
The Standard DVD comes with the movie (running time:119 minutes), presented in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Audio options include the original Korean (with English subtitles) and a new English dub track, both in 5.1 Dolby Digital. The extras are deleted scenes and a feature length audio commentary with Director Bong Joon-ho. The suggested retail price is $ 26.98.
For a mere $3.00 more, the 2-Disc Collector’s Edition includes everything from the Standard version plus a second DVD of supplemental material. Extras include the documentary “The Making of THE HOST with Director Bong Joon-ho”; featurettes on Designing the Creature, Puppet Animatronics, Memories of the Sewer, Film Departments, Special Effects and Sound Effects, and Training the Actors; the actor audition tapes; film storyboards; a gag reel; and more. SRP: $29.98.
THE HOST will also be released on Blu-Ray and HD DVD. Extra features (if any) tba. The SRP is $34.98 each.
For more on THE HOST, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- AFM /AFI FEST REPORT #4: THE HOST
- THE HOST Press Notes and Director’s Interview
- THE HOST (Gwoemul, 2006) US Trailers
- THE HOST: An Interview with Animation Supervisor Webster Colcord