Lee Min-jae’s directing debut, The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale, was some of the most delightful Korean genrefare to emerge last summer, and I encourage you to read my review to catch up.
In the meantime, Arrow Video is finally picking up on the pic, retitled Zombie For Sale, with an announcement as of last week, and pre-orders up and running via Arrow UK, Amazon UK, DiabolikDVD in the U.S., and Unobstructed View in Canada.
Tune in for dates listed at each website. Below are the listed specs for the film’s July release on Blu-Ray in the U.S.:
“An infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema where Train to Busan, The Quiet Family and Warm Bodies collide to create a memorable rom-zom-com from first time director Lee Min-jae.
When the illegal human experiments of Korea’s biggest Pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their “undead” test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family – a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passers-by to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalised and full of life! The family then hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong…
With a cabbage-munching zombie who prefers ketchup over blood, and a dysfunctional family that gives the Kim family of Parasite a run for their money, Zombie for Sale will warm the deadest of hearts and breathe some new life into the zombie genre.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
– High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
– Original uncompressed Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA options
– Newly-translated English subtitles
– Brand new audio commentary with filmmakers and critics Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin
– Q&A with director Lee Min-jae from a 2019 screening at Asian Pop-Up Cinema in Chicago, moderated by film critic and author Darcy Paquet
– Eat Together, Kill Together: The Family-in-Peril Comedy – brand new video essay by critic and producer Pierce Conran exploring Korea’s unique social satires
– Making-Of Featurette
– Behind-the-Scenes footage
– Original Trailer
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Mike Lee-Graham