[HanCinema's News] "Exhuma" Begins Streaming on South Korean Digital Platforms

On April 22nd, "Exhuma" became available to watch in South Korea via Video On Demand platforms. Shortly thereafter, on April 23rd the film's distributor Showbox expressed a stern warning to users against illegal file sharing, claiming that they were closely monitoring such activity. The release of "Exhuma" digitally at all is somewhat surprising, as the occult horror film is still in South Korean theaters, and even led the South Korean box office on April 22nd.


Showbox's hand may have been forced on this by piracy adjacent to the film's release on the film festival circuit. Another possible consideration is that Showbox's holdback policies on streaming releases prevent other regions from having official digital releases until South Korea releases the relevant title to its own platforms. In many markets, "Exhuma" will likely be more viable for streaming release rather than theatrical release.

In any event, give the popularity of "Exhuma" it is unsurprising that Showbox is aggressive in making threats against illegal downloaders. "Exhuma" has earned 11,798,651 admissions in South Korean theaters. This article has been corrected from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that "Exhuma" has been released digitally in regions aside from South Korea.

Written by William Schwartz


"Exhuma" is directed by Jang Jae-hyeon, and features Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hae-jin, Lee Do-hyun, Kim Jae-chul, Kim Min-jun. Release date in Korea: 2024/02/22.