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Watch: Bong Joon-Ho Visits The Criterion Closet, Gets New Copy Of Movie Park Chan-Wook Never Gave Back & More

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by Kevin Jagernauth
July 9, 2014 9:25 AM
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With "Snowpiercer" now playing, Bong Joon-ho is doing the rounds in support of the film, but he took a few moments while in New York City to stop by The Criterion Collection and do what we've all dreamed of doing—grabbing as many copies of their releases as he can.

As always, it's fun stuff to see what catches the eye of filmmakers, and Bong Joon-Ho is no different. Works by directors as varied as Nagisa Oshima, Yasujiro Ozu, Guillermo Del Toro and Roman Polanski grab his attention, and so too does Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool," which Bong Joon-Ho reveals he loaned to Park Chan-Wook... who never gave it back. That's just bad manners. Watch below. [The Criterion Collection]

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  • bonzob | July 9, 2014 2:00 PMReply

    Ones he grabbed and are in his stack but that he doesn't talk about on camera: Breaking the Waves, Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude.

    On camera discussion: Tess, Tokyo Story, Throne of Blood, Black Orpheus, The Wages of Fear (he already owns it), Picnic at Hanging Rock, Oshima Eclipse Box Set, The Qatsi Trilogy box set, The Devil's Backbone, Medium Cool, Repo Man.

  • Igor | July 9, 2014 11:58 AMReply

    This is fascinating! I'd love to see the list of movies he picked out if it's available. It's a little difficult to see/understand what he's selecting...

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