Rent The Host (2006)

3.3 of 5 from 237 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
On the banks of the Han River, a crowd gathers to watch an unidentified object hanging onto a bridge. In an instant, the object reveals itself as a terrifying creature, turning the riverbank into a gruesome sea of blood. Amid the chaos, a little girl, Hyun-sea is snatched up by the creature right before her father, Gang-du's eyes. After receiving a mobile phone call from his daughter confirming that she has miraculously survived, the once-ordinary citizen Gang-du and his family decide to wage war against the creature, despite both Korean authorities' and U.S. army's every efforts to stop them.
Combining state of the art visual effects from the team behind Superman Returns, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Sin City with the dark and offbeat humour synonymous with Korean cinema, The Host is one of the most original monster movies to emerge for decades.
Actors:
, , , , , , Dong-ho Lee, , , Martin Lord Cayce, Cristen Cho, , , , , Brian Rhee, ,
Directors:
Voiced By:
Dal-su Oh
Writers:
Joon-Ho Bong, Won-jun Ha
Aka:
Gwoemul
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Korea, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/03/2007
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
Korean
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/11/2007
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English, Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • The Making of The Host with director Bong Joon-Ho
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Designing the Creature
  • Film story boards
  • Puppet Animatronix
  • Gag Reel
  • Memories of the Sewer
  • Special Effects Department
  • Cast Interviews
  • Training the Actors

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Reviews (5) of The Host

The Host - The Host review by AN

Spoiler Alert
10/06/2010

Disappointing. Started well but oh dear, I really began to lose interest after about 40 minutes. Not well-paced, strange tone to the film that I did not think was effective.

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Primeval special effects - The Host review by DC

Spoiler Alert
20/11/2017

Pretty poor to be honest. I may have missed the political references but as a 'monster' movie I couldn't see much of the budget on screen. It was made in 2006 so I guess the level of special effects have moved on. I watched the dubbed version and the sound quality was totally flat - not even sure it was 5.1 sound. One to avoid, for me.

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