Bong Joon-ho Update: Criterion Hosts A Parasite, Remembers Murder

Four-time Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon-ho continues his current streak of success and recognition as Criterion announces that two of his films, Parasite and Memories of Murder will be getting special editions in their esteemed cinema collection.

Memories of Murder (2003) was Bong Joon-ho’s second feature film (following his directorial debut, 2000’s Barking Dogs Never Bite), and it follows a pair of Korean detectives with *extremely* differing views/approaches when it comes to criminals/suspects, trying to solve a series of brutal serial-murders.

Last year’s Parasite has won multiple awards across the globe for its genre-bending story of a poor family scheming to infiltrate a rich family’s household (with decidedly mixed results).
The film is also a box-office success, earning over $171 million worldwide on a production budget of $11 million.

Criterion is also running hot lately, with its new streaming service (The Criterion Channel) launching on April 8 in the US and Canada.