Amazon Prime Video has turned into a bit of a tease on Twitter, since the last couple of days. It has been teasing viewers with loaded hints that it keeps dropping on its official Twitter handle. The hints are juicy and exciting, all because they point towards a thrilling promise – the most-awaited digital premiere of any movie in recent times. And of course, that movie happens to be South Korean director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.
Since Amazon Prime Video began dropping those hints, which aren’t really hard to decipher, fans of the Korean language film have gone crazy with anticipation regarding the date of release. But alas, Amazon Prime Video holding tight to that information. As a matter of fact, it has not even put out any official announcement about Parasite premiering on its platform soon.
It all started innocuously enough. A couple of days ago, Amazon Prime Video posted Parasite director Bong Joon Ho’s now famous quote on appreciating more movies once you go beyond the 1-inch barrier of subtitles. Twitterati simply took it as a content delivery entity sharing on its platform a valuable quote of a content doyen. Check out the tweet below, and you’ll know what we’re talking about –
“once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films”— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) March 14, 2020
– bong joon ho, director, parasite
But then all hell broke loose when the next day, Amazon Prime Video posted something written in Morse Code. On closer inspection, and with a little help from Google of course, followers guessed what the post read. It read….’Parasite’! If that wasn’t hint enough, then what was? Check out the Morse coded tweet below –
.–. .- .-. .- … .. – .— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) March 14, 2020
Finally, Amazon Prime Video took the cake today in posting blatantly obvious hints to the impending arrival of the most-awaited movie on their platform. In a tweet it posted today on its Twitter, it shared a Google page giving the meaning of the word ‘Parasite’. Is that a glaring hint? Or is that not a glaring hint? Check it out below –
Well, looking at all those tweets, what do you think Amazon Prime Video intends to tell us? Even the densest person would get it that the hints obviously mean Bong Joon Ho has finally settled on Amazon Prime Video as the streaming partner for its multiple-Oscar winning film, Parasite.
Whether the movie will have a worldwide digital premiere on Amazon Prime Video, or only in the Asia-Pacific region, remains to be seen. Prime Video USA has no mention of Parasite on its Twitter timeline — none whatsoever. So it seems, we in India are in for a special privilege.
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