February 24, 2020
President Trump may not think much of South Korean Oscar-winning movie Parasite, but Disney-owned Hulu does.
The surprise Best Picture winner — the first for a foreign-language film — will be exclusively available to stream in the United States on Hulu beginning April 8. The deal was struck between the SVOD service with 28 million subscribers and the film’s distributor Neon.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This isn’t the first deal between the two companies. Hulu also landed streaming rights in 2017 Neon’s Oscar winner I, Tonya, Three Identical Strangers, The Beach Bum and Honeyland.
Parasite, a dark comedic look at class struggles, gave the film’s director Bong Joon-ho four Oscars (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best International Feature and Best Director).
The film has generated more than $210 million at the box office and is South Korea’s best-ever theatrical performer in ticket sales.
Parasite was released into physical retail channels on Jan. 28 (Jan. 14 on digital) by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. It has been a top digital rental at Redbox throughout February.