Neon and the Criterion Collection have announced today that Bong Joon Ho‘s films Parasite and Memories of Murder will both be joining the prestigious Criterion Collection.
Parasite just made history as the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, while the crime drama Memories of Murder was released back in 2003.
Neon recently acquired the rights to Memories of Murder and they’re also planning on re-releasing the film into theaters before it comes home from the Criterion Collection.
“Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.”
And in Memories of Murder…
“In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.”
No release dates are available at this time but we’ll keep you posted.