I know I’ve seen that hideous, Korean-stomping beast before…Oh, right. 2006′s acclaimed monster movie from Bong Joon-Ho, “The Host”. You think I’d remember something like that. Well, now the monster is back for more since they don’t really kick back and decide it’s time to retire. The first image from the film has arrived online and since the film has become a cult sensation, I imagine you might want to check the image out after the jump.
Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to director Bong Joon-Ho’s “Mother”, which debuted at Cannes earlier this year to stellar reviews. If you know who Bong Joon-Ho (“The Host”) is then this news should make you very happy because A) You should be anticipating this movie already and B) This means that you won’t have to order that South Korean import DVD anytime soon. Now, if you don’t know who Bong Joon-Ho is then you are seriously missing out on one of the best directors who is working right now. You can read more about “Mother” and why you should be excited for this one when you hit the jump.
Millions of people dwell in what is perhaps the world’s most high-tech, dense and modern metropolis. “Tokyo!”, a collection of three independent films, treats us to a fantastic and surprising journey into the hearts and minds of compelling characters in the urban environment.
This production is captivating from the opening menu screen’s electric artificiality and high energy hum, setting the stage for the journey ahead. The framework is established for themes of loneliness and the struggle to connect with humanity and society. Although these themes may recur in urban societies globally, each segment in this collection is uniquely shaped by Japanese culture. Each is distinctly Tokyo. M review of the film is after the jump: