New UK Trailer for Black & White Version of Bong Joon-Ho's 'Parasite'

July 10, 2020
Source: Empire

Parasite B&W Trailer

"See Parasite, the historic phenomenon, in a brand new light." Curzon has released a new official UK trailer for the black & version of Parasite that has been touring around festivals since late last year. The beloved Best Picture winner was given a special B&W edition, overseen by Bong Joon-ho, and it has been playing mostly at film festivals. Forrest Cardamenis wrote a report here from IFFR earlier this year about watching it again this way. And it sounds like it makes a bit of a difference in the viewing experience. An unemployed, impoverished Korean family works their way into the home of the wealthy and glamorous Parks, until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. The film stars Song Kang-ho (Bong's usual lead from Memories of Murder, The Host, Snowpiercer) with Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jang Hye-jin, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, plus Park Seo-joon. I still totally love this film and I am happy it continues to play.

Here's the new UK trailer for the black & white edition of Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, direct from YouTube:

Parasite B&W Poster

You can watch the first teaser trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite here, and the other full US trailer here.

Revolves around Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his unemployed family as they take a peculiar interest in the Park family, which leads them to get entangled in an unexpected incident. Parasite is directed by visionary Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, of the films Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja previously. The screenplay is also written by Bong Joon-ho. Produced by Kwak Sin-ae and Jang Young-hwan. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it won the Palme d'Or top prize (read our review). CJ Entertainment released the film in Korean cinemas in June earlier this summer. Neon released Parasite in US theaters last fall, and it opened in the UK earlier this year. This alt B&W version has been touring festivals already. Parasite: Black-And-White Edition is set to launch in the UK starting July 24th.

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Craziness of its own. And no, I prefer color ...

shiboleth on Jul 10, 2020


Yea, me too. Especially a film like this that was very well done with the color photography and production design, etc. To each his own I guess. I'll concede the black and white looks good, but after having seen it in color I've no interest. Besides, I don't see any aesthetic reason to present it in black and white other than the gimmick of it. Cheers, shiboleth.

thespiritbo on Jul 11, 2020


I don't see that reason either. It looks when something get its fair share of attention some extra aesthetic requirements are in order. Or not. But as you said, to each his own. Of course, they could also invest in making some other good films. Cheers back, Bo!

shiboleth on Jul 11, 2020

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