James Cole Clay has been working as a film critic for the better part of a decade covering new releases, blu ray reviews and the occasional drive-in cult classic. His writing is dedicated to discovering social politics through diverse voices, primarily focusing on Women In Film and LGBTQ cinema.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a Blu-ray combo pack of Bong Joon-Ho’s acclaimed film PARASITE (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital) on Tuesday, January 28. (Available on Digital Now) Fresh Fiction has a Blu-ray copy to give away. Information on how to get yours is below, along with information on the release
The rules are simple: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and full mailing address (Note: U.S. addresses only and no PO boxes). Title your email subject: “PARASITE Giveaway” In the body of the email, which rich person you would eat. Make sure to be creative and descriptive as possible. The giveaway is active now until Monday, February 3rd at noon, central time.
PARASITE synopsis from James Clay’s Review: You can find the entire review here:
“Living in a “semi-basement” under the shanties of Seoul is a way of life for the Ki family. They’ve made a life mooching and relying on their shifty cleverness. Bong opens his film with the family searching for a precious few bars of free Wi-Fi. The father, Ki Taek (Song Kang-ho), tells his family to take their phones across every inch of the apartment and “raise them high!”
The college-aged son and daughter Ki-Woo (Choi Woo-Shik) and Ki-Jung (Park So-Dam) are complaining about life in the basement. They want something more, but they are also comfortable with scavenger life. They engage in schemes like folding pizza boxes for pennies and letting the city’s pest control run-off fill their apartment with gas. There’s no way they’d pay to eradicate a pesky stink bug problem. But if they have to breathe in gas for a few hours, then it’s a worthy compromise.
Ki gets a tip from a friend that the wealthy Park family (Yeo-Jeong Jo and Sun-Kyun Lee) are searching for a new tutor for their teenaged daughter, Da-Hye (Ji-so Jung). Smooth as can be, Ki strolls in, charms the mother of the children (Jo) and lands the job. Most of the film is spent inside the Park’s state of the art modern home. Through the eye-popping images framed by Kyung-Pyo Hong (who worked on last year’s wonderfully shot film BURNING), we are swept up in moments filled with serenity on the verge of disruption.