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Friday, July 2, 2010

Mother, Barking Dogs Never Bite and The Bong Joon-Ho Collection - Arriving July 20th

Magnolia Home Entertainment Presents A Sensational Triple Feature From Acclaimed Korean Director Bong Joon-Ho When THE BONG JOON-HO COLLECTION Arrives On DVD July 20, Including The Host, Mother And Barking Dogs Never Bite

Directorial Debut, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Also Available As A Single DVD As Well As Mother Available On Blu-ray Disc And DVD July 20

Showcasing Bong Joon-Ho’s diverse cinematic talents, THE BONG JOON-HO COLLECTION includes the monster hit The Host, the intense thriller Mother and the Slam Dance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee Barking Dogs Never Bite.  This three film collection includes the 2-disc Collector’s Edition of The Host, which is loaded with bonus material.

The highest grossing South Korean film of all time, The Host is “a knockout monster movie” (People) that is a “terrific hybrid-genre fantasy and a seriously scary freakout” (New York Times).  Boasting state-of-the-art special effects from the digital wizards at Weta Workshop (King Kong, Lord of The Rings) and The Orphanage (Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Sin City), The Host thrusts a normal, multi-generational family into the middle of an extraordinary event, fusing poignant character drama with the larger-than-life conventions of a classic creature feature for a thrilling and startlingly emotional result. 

An official selection of numerous film festivals including Cannes and winner of three Asian Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Screenwriter, Mother is a “must-see marvel” (Entertainment Weekly), a masterpiece of suspense and a unique murder mystery about a mother’s primal love for her child.  When Mother’s son is convicted of murder thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, she immediately undertakes her own investigation to clear her son’s name and steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.

Part comedy and part biting social satire, Bong Joon-Ho demonstrates a wicked sense of humor in the “darkly funny” ( Barking Dogs Never Bite, his feature length directorial debut.  When an unemployed grad student can no longer stand the constantly yapping dog in his apartment complex, he resorts to drastic measures. In a fit of exasperation, he takes extreme action to deal with his tormentor, an action that will come to haunt him.  Meanwhile, a young woman working at the apartment complex decides to investigate the matter after she starts receiving notices from the tenants about missing dogs.

Director Of The Host Delivers A New Masterpiece Of Suspense When MOTHER Debuts On Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 20 From Magnolia Home Entertainment

Official Selection Of Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, AFI FEST and Toronto Film Festival

Winner Of Three Asian Film Awards, Including Best Film, Best Actress And Best Screenwriter

“An absolutely phenomenal film.”
- Wall Street Journal

“Thrilling. Breathtaking. A must-see marvel.”
- Entertainment Weekly

Mother is a devoted single parent to her simple-minded 27-year-old son, Do-joon. His foolish and sometimes dangerous behavior is often a source of anxiety to her. While walking home drunk one night, Do-joon follows a school girl for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. When she is found dead the next morning in an abandoned building, Do-joon is accused and quickly convicted of her murder thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force. His mother refuses to believe her beloved son is guilty and immediately undertakes her own investigation to find the girl’s killer. In her obsessive quest to clear her son’s name, she steps into a world of unimaginable chaos and shocking revelations.

A unique murder mystery about a mother’s primal love for her son, director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Memories of Murder) delivers “a dazzlingly multifaceted epic of stunning surprise” (Los Angeles Times) that confirms him as “one of world cinema’s most versatile and arresting talents” (The Onion).

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