Bong Joon Ho's 2003 Crime Masterpiece 'Memories of Murder' Getting Theatrical Re-Release This Fall

Following the massive success of Bong Joon Ho's Oscar-winning Parasite, Neon has announced it's partnering with Fathom Events to bring the newly-remastered edition of Bong Joon Ho’s 2003 crime masterpiece Memories of Murder to theaters this fall.

The film will be in select theaters nationwide October 19th and October 20th.

The special presentation will include exclusive content plus a post-screening conversation with Bong Joon Ho and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver).

Memories of Murder tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea.

"Marking the first of many successful collaborations between four-time Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in a futile effort to solve the case."

Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year after the real culprit was identified, this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece.

"We are so proud to be partnering with Neon to bring Academy Award winner Bong Joon Ho’s thriller ‘Memories of Murder’ to U.S. audiences for the first time since its original release in 2003," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said in a statement. "Audiences will enjoy seeing the early work of this critically acclaimed director on the big screen."

Bong Joon Ho added, "[This] case is an intertwined web of tragedy and black comedy — the eerie comedy that blooms within the air during the most absurd of times. The film is an uncanny, yet natural, mixture of horror and comedy because we were truly living in such times…I once threw my entire body and soul to create this film, and now my eyes are on how this film will plow through the long tunnel of time as it greets a new chapter in the fall of 2020 in the U.S."

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