Parasite, this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, will stream exclusively on Hulu starting April 8.
The streaming service made the announcement yesterday on its Twitter customer service page.
Parasite, which is based in South Korea, is the story of a lower class family that tricks a wealthy family into hiring them as their personal assistants. However, the scam backfires when the lower class family encounters an unexpected turn of events once inside the luxurious house.
Directed and co-written by Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Okja), Parasite is an original and clever tale of intrigue, class warfare and Hitchcockian surprises.
Rottentomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews, gives the movie a score of 99 out of a possible 100 based on a survey of 412 critics.
“An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft,” the site states.
Hulu has captured the exclusive rights for Parasite in the subscription Video on Demand category. However, the film is also available for pay-per-view purchases at online sites such as Vudu.
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I don’t understand your preference, for streaming video entity’s over any other media tv delivery platforms. Generally streaming derive television is usually low quality, video even when compared to Over The Air television. Streaming HD video, is often times HD in name only because they may use the HD standard, does not mean true HD, depending on the degree of video compression, that is applied, and is usually over compressed. At a data rate of 2 to 3 megabits per second which is a video compression ratio of over 200 to 1 that means many video elements are simply thrown away. Uncompressed 1080 HD video, has a data rate of about 1.2 gigabytes which is quite a difference, and would result in lower video quality then uncompressed video.
1.2 gigabytes should be 1.2 gigabits