DVD - 2020 | Korean
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Kim Ki-teak's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park's home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1
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Parasite - Incredible, and I can't do scary! -Mary

I saw this in B&W when it was re-released. It is probably the best movie I have seen a long time. -Margaret

LPL_SarahM Feb 26, 2020

Absolutely deserving of best picture at the Oscars. This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I watched it twice in one day!

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LPL_EricaS Jan 22, 2020

This groundbreaking film was the first non-English language film to ever win an Oscar for Best Picture. The penniless Kim family poses as tutors and domestic servants and slowly insinuates themselves into the lives of the wealthy Parks family. The result is a dark thriller with income inequalit... Read More »

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May 08, 2021

Very well done!!

May 03, 2021

It was well done movie , clever , even realistic and totally korean - with killing scene .. overall very good

Apr 28, 2021

After all of the press coverage and relative excitement around this film, I expected something breathtaking, magnificent, and novel. I enjoyed the costuming, the architecture, and the film techniques (I’m not exactly an expert). It is a good metaphor for all that is about classism, wealth, and socioeconomic differences. The story line was rather hurried and very dark. I understand that this is dark humor, but it is extremely frightening and disturbing. Parasite feels like it could be a good film, but it lacks a “dazzling” quality. It is definitely something I would not watch again (not suitable for young adults/ children). Overall, I enjoyed the aspects which did not pertain to the actual film development.

Apr 02, 2021

A somewhat foolish entertaining flick with a ridiculously convoluted story.
You definitely need a willing suspension of disbelief.

Mar 24, 2021

Some guy mentioned no good Asian directors since kurasawa?! Really? How about Kim ki-duk? The Eel, spring, summer, fall, winter and spring, and other great movies!

Mar 19, 2021

One could consider all of nature as living off its environment; or as all things being mutually supportive.
During my lifetime, there has been growing awareness of the effects of the pyramidical economic structure, the widening gap.
Ruth Rendell's 'A Judgment in Stone' depicted a flashpoint, one possibly more typical. That was made into a film 'La Ceremonie' as well as 'The Housekeeper'.
In general, I expect people do not want to dwell on the dark aspects of their social order; feel uncomfortable considering victimization. Giving films like this an opening.
If I recall, some biblical passage gives an account that God fabricated garments with which disgraced Adam and Eve could wear in their future toiling.
Somewhere down the line people came up with their own Sunday best.

Found the first part of the movie interesting and engaging, if in a fairly dark way, but after the late night family party I was fairly disappointed with the remaining dark slapstick approach of the film.

Feb 20, 2021

Really great movie. Funny, cringe-worthy, shocking, thought-provoking. It's got a little bit of everything for me. And the acting was *chef's kiss*

Feb 12, 2021

I don't have the background to compare this to other Asian films, but I can review it on its own merit. We almost stopped watching this after the first 20 minutes, but I am SO glad we kept with it. It started out as a dark, (almost) documentary. Then it turned into a sort of dramedy, then a horror film. We are still thinking about-and recommending-this movie 10 days after we saw it. You seriously don't know what the heck is going to happen next!

Definitely hang in there for at least 40 minutes. You'll be glad you did.

Jan 27, 2021

Predictable, banal, nothing new. The kind of movie you want to rhapsodize over because we never expect too much from Asian filmakers, post-Kurosawa

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May 11, 2020


May 11, 2020

"If I had all this I would be kinder."

May 11, 2020

"You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned. Look around you. Did you think these people made a plan to sleep in the sports hall with you? But here we are now, sleeping together on the floor. So, there's no need for a plan. You can't go wrong with no plans. We don't need to make a plan for anything. It doesn't matter what will happen next. Even if the country gets destroyed or sold out, nobody cares. Got it?"

Mar 02, 2020

Kim Ki-woo: Dad, today I made a plan - a fundamental plan. I'm going to earn money, a lot of it. University, a career, marriage, those are all fine, but first I'll earn money. When I have money, I'll buy the house. On the day we move in, Mom and I will be in the yard. Because the sunshine is so nice there. All you'll need to do is walk up the stairs. Take care until then. So long.

Feb 14, 2020

Lady are you crazy? If they see that video, Mr. Park and his wife will be so shocked! What did those nice people ever do wrong? Why do this to them?
-Stop right there! Or I'll push the 'send' button.
Honey, this 'send' button is like a missile launcher.
-What do you mean, honey?
If we threaten to push it. those people can't do anything. It's like a North Korean rocket.
She's rich, but still nice.
-Not "rich, but still nice." She's nice because she's rich. Hell, if I had all this money. I'd be nice, too!
Rich people are naive. No resentments. No creases on them.
-It all gets ironed out. Money is an iron. Those creases all get smoothed out.
My wife has no talent for housework. She's bad at cleaning, and her cooking's awful.
-Still, you love her, right?
Of course. I love her. We'll call it love.

Feb 14, 2020

A lot of planning (scheming,) P1 of 2:

Now our Wi-Fi is shut off. What's your plan?
I don't think of this as forgery or crime. I'll go this university next year.
-So you've got a plan!
To extract a woman like that, we need to prepare well.
-Right, we need a plan.
What do we do? This isn't in the plan.
Dad was going on about some plan...
Dad, today I made a plan. A fundamental plan. I'm going to earn money.
A lot of it. University, a career, marriage.

Feb 14, 2020

A lot of planning (scheming,) P2 of 2:

You don't have a plan?
-I just feel comfortable here.
What do we do now, what's our plan?
-I've been wondering... What would Min do in this situation?
Min wouldn't be in this situation!
So nothing happened. You understand? I've got my own plan.
Ki-woo, you know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all.
-No plan.
You know why? If you make a plan, life never works out that way. Look around us. Did these people think, "Let's all spend the night in a gym?" But look now. Everyone's sleeping on the floor, us included. That's why people shouldn't make plans. With no plan, nothing can go wrong. And if something spins out of control, it doesn't matter. Whether you kill someone or betray your country. None of it fucking matters.
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Sexual Content: R-RATING by library for: (SEXUAL CONTEXT, Lots of Casual Sex)

Aug 07, 2020

Violence: R-RATING by library for: (VIOLENCE)

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Mar 02, 2020

Violence: Disturbing violence


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