Memories of Murder (Criterion Collection) (Blu Ray) [USA]

Jun 4, 2015
Release Date: April 20, 2021
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Director: Bong Joon-ho
Writer: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-ha, Jae-ho Song, Byun Hee-bong
  • South Korea
  • 2003
  • 131 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Korean

In his breakthrough second feature, Bong Joon Ho explodes the conventions of the policier with thrillingly subversive, genre-defying results. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song Kang Ho as the local officer who reluctantly joins forces with a seasoned Seoul detective (Kim Sang Kyung) to investigate the crimes—leading each man on a wrenching, years-long odyssey of failure and frustration that will drive him to the existential edge. Combining a gripping procedural with a vivid social portrait of the everyday absurdity of life under military rule, Bong fashions a haunting journey into ever-deepening darkness that begins as a black-comic satire and ends as a soul-shattering encounter with the abyss.



  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Kim Hyung Ku and approved by director Bong Joon Ho, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two 2009 commentaries featuring Bong and members of the cast and crew, plus a new commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns
  • New program featuring filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • New interview with Bong about the real-life serial killer who inspired the film
  • Documentary from 2004 on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Bong
  • New program about the use of sound in Bong’s work, featuring film scholar Jeff Smith
  • Incoherence, a 1994 student film by Bong, with a new introduction by the director
  • Teaser, trailer, and TV spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic and novelist Ed Park
    New cover by Greg Ruth
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| Vampyr |
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Nov 26, 2017
It won't be, Curzon already released it late last year. The also released Parasite which is why we never got the Criterion for that either.

Darn. But it seems Finland is getting it's own release from Futurefilm, nice ...

Don't like Curzon release.
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Jan 31, 2012
One of my top ten favourite films. Glad to have a Tony Rayns commentary too he does fantastic and focused work on his tracks.