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Release Date: March 9th, 2007

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2007

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Careless American military personnel dump chemicals into South Korea's Han River. Several years later, a creature emerges from the tainted waters and sinks its ravenous jaws into local residents. When the creature abducts their daughter (Ah-sung Ko), a vendor (Song Kang-ho) and his family decide that they are the only ones who can save her.

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae, Ah-sung Ko, David Joseph Anselmo, Spencer Jay Kim, Scott Wilson

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Production Co: Nick Wechsler, Silver Reel, Chockstone Pictures

Distributors: Magnolia Films

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  • A great piece of filmmaking and a legitimate science-fiction/horror classic. show more

  • A wonderful, witty mix of horror and social satire, The Host takes its simple, time-tested premise - menacing creature terrorizes the populace - and runs with it. show more

  • Bong has pulled together a multilayered horror-drama that works more often than not. The film gets back on track after a clumsy middle section that's too long and finishes strong, and Bong fans, horror fans and Asiaphiles are likely to be thoroughly satisfied. show more

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