Parasite On Amazon Prime

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After conquering the Oscars, Parasiteis setting its sights on streaming. It was only a matter of time before director Bong Joon-ho's latest (and arguably greatest) movie landed online somewhere, and now we finally know exactly when and where the movie will be available to stream online.

Parasite releases on Hulu on April 8 (sorry Netflix fans). That means we're just a little over a month away from watching the South Korean thriller from the comfort of our own homes. In the meantime, here's a little more info on why exactly Parasite is going to Hulu instead of Netflix or HBO, plus a guide to catching up on Bong's previous movies while you wait.

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So... will Parasite get a Netflix release date?

Amazon Prime Video has announced that Bong Joon-ho’s Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite is coming to the streaming service this month. Read more: Parasite review: Bong Joon-ho’s darkly comic. This title may not be available to watch from your location. Go to to see the video catalog in United States. 8.6 2 h 6 min 2019 X-Ray 16+ The Kims - mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung - are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement.

Not anytime soon, though I understand why you might think that's where the movie would end up.

After all, Bong's worked with the streaming giant before. His previous movie, Okja, was even a Netflix original. Snowpiercer also ended up on the streaming platform after a troubled theatrical release. (That's why Bong stuck with Netflix for Okja.)

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Explaining Parasite's Hulu release date


That's right, Hulu. Earlier this month I predicted that the Disney-owned streaming giant would score exclusive streaming rights to Parasite. It turned out I was right about the platform but slightly wrong about the exact release date.

Hulu has historically landed first rights to Neon's biggest movies, including I, Tonya and Ingrid Goes West. Ingrid Goes West released in theaters on August 25, 2017 and hit Hulu on Jan 25, 2018 (that's five months later). I, Tonya released in theaters on December 8, 2017 and hit Hulu on May 31, 2018 (that's roughly a six months wait).

By comparison, Parasite hit theaters on October 5, 2019. So it made sense to expect its Hulu release date in late February or early March. However, after its success at the Oscars and the likelihood of an extended theatrical release, it makes sense that the movie isn't going to streaming until early April instead.

Side note: Does this mean Park So-dam is a Disney Princess now?

What about HBO or Amazon?

HBO may have scored the rights to a Parasite remake (or is it a sequel?) from Bong and Adam McKay, but that deal clearly didn't include the rights to the original movie.

Finally, you can rent Parasite right now on Amazon for six bucks, but don't expect the movie to land on either of these streaming services anytime soon.

Parasite Amazon Prime: Parasite is an Oscar-winning Korean film, directed by “Bong Joon-ho.”. Bong Joon-ho is also the writer of Parasite.

Overall, Parasite won four “92nd Academy Awards,” including Best Director, Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay award.

Parasite launched on May 30, 2019, a year ago all around the world, and January 31 here in India.

The Parasite will be available on March 27 on India’s best streaming service, “Amazon Prime.”.

On Amazon Prime, it will be available in its original Korean language. But to get more and more audience attention, they dubbed it in Hindi with, also, English subtitles.

It became the first main Korean film to win the Oscar award. However, more significantly, it was the first film entirely not in the English language to catch the top prize (Oscar).

Past champs, 1988 “epic biopic (1988)”, “The Last Emperor” and “crime drama Slumdog Millionaire (2008)”, had the greater part of their dialogues in other than English, however not so much.

The film is a sarcastic look at classism and enterprises. And how the two have prompted a broadening financial divergence. Those significant thoughts are enclosed by what is basically a standard thriller package.

Because in this movie, a low-income family worms its way into the place of a wealthy family.

Story of the “Parasite”:

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The Kims, his mother “Chung-sook” and father “Ki-taek,” and their young grown-up child “Ki-charm” and girl “Ki-jung” are the main characters.

They belong to a poor family living in a ratty and squeezed half-basement apartment in a bustling lower regular workers’ business locale of Seoul.


Without knowing it, they, particularly Mr. and his Mrs. Kim, indeed smell of neediness. “Ki-charm” is the person who dreams of escaping from this poverty full life by going to college.

Regardless of not having that advanced degree, Ki-charm is prescribed for a generously compensated mentoring work, producing any expectations of average pay.

Conveying the desires for his family on his shoulders, Ki-charm heads to the home of Mr. Park, the house of a worldwide IT firm. It is at this house Ki-charm meets Yeon-gyo, the delightful youngster of the house.

Be that as it may, behind this gathering, a relentless series of incidents lies in pause.

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