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The host [DVD videorecording] / Chungeorahm Film ; Showbox/Mediaplex ; produced by Yong-bae Choi ; written by Chul-hyun Baek, Joon-ho Bong, Jun-won Ha ; directed by Joon-ho Bong.

Contributor(s): Choi, Yong-bae | Baek, Chul-hyun | Pong, Chun-ho, 1969- | Ha, Jun-won | Song, Kang-ho, 1967- | Byeon, Hie-bong | Park, Hae-il | Bae, Du-na | Ko, Ah-sung | Wilson, Scott, 1942- | Chungeorahm Film (Firm) | Showbox (Firm) | Mediaplex (Firm) | Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2007]Edition: Special ed.Description: 2 videodiscs (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Gwoemul [DVD videorecording].Subject(s): Formaldehyde -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Water -- Pollution -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Monsters -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Fathers and daughters -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Korea (South) -- Drama | Formaldehyde -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Water pollution -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Monsters -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Father-daughter relationship -- Korea (South) -- Drama | Korea (South) -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Horror films. | DVDs for the hearing impaired. | Horror -- Feature. | Family -- Feature. | Feature films. | Horror films.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Production Credits: Director of photography, Hyung-ku Kim ; editor, Seon Min Kim ; music, Byung-woo Lee ; production designer, Seong-hie Ryu ; visual effects supervisor, Kevin Rafferty.
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Du-na Bae, Ah-sung Ko, Scott Wilson.Summary: In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks. Gang-du and Hyun-Seo are chased by the beast. Hie-bong tries valiantly to save his daughter, but the beast soon captures her and drags her away. They receive a call from the daughter's cell phone and try to rescue her from the large monster.
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DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.

Dubbed English dialogue; closed-captioned.

Title from container.

Kang-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Hae-il Park, Du-na Bae, Ah-sung Ko, Scott Wilson.

Director of photography, Hyung-ku Kim ; editor, Seon Min Kim ; music, Byung-woo Lee ; production designer, Seong-hie Ryu ; visual effects supervisor, Kevin Rafferty.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

MPAA rating: R; for creature violence and langauge.

In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks. Gang-du and Hyun-Seo are chased by the beast. Hie-bong tries valiantly to save his daughter, but the beast soon captures her and drags her away. They receive a call from the daughter's cell phone and try to rescue her from the large monster.

Special features: Deleted scenes; gag reel.

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