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Park Chan-Wook's Thirst DVD £3.99 @Play.com

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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
A priest becomes a vampire... another man's wife is coveted... a deadly seduction triggers murder. Thirst is the new film from director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). Already a boxoffice smash in Korea, Thirst was honored with the Prix du Jury [Jury Prize] at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival. Continuing his explorations of human existence in extreme circumstances, the director spins a tale that he conceived and then developed over several years with co-screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung.

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives - but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith is further strained when a childhood friend's wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
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#1
This is a must see Korean film one of my all time favourites.
#2
I wanted to check out this one for a while. I rate the Vengeance triology very highly and I enjoyed I'm a Cyborg, saw The Cut the other day and that was some bizarre stuff, quite amusing.
#3
coconuts
I wanted to check out this one for a while. I rate the Vengeance triology very highly and I enjoyed I'm a Cyborg, saw The Cut the other day and that was some bizarre stuff, quite amusing.


I can`t compare this to vengeance trilogy as i have not got round to watching them yet. I`m a Cyborg was brilliant. I watch Thirst about once a month i like it that much.

Never heard of The Cut.... just googled it ...will get it.

Have you seen Hansel & Gretel (Korean ), Spider Forest (Korean ) or Love Exposure (Japan ) more of my favourites.
#4
Thanks, will order this
#5
great film
#6
I just watched this last night - very good film (though I'll never play the recorder again) and this is only £1.50p more than I paid for the rental! Hot!
#7
Good film although the sex scenes in it are absolutely pointless and just seem to be in there for the sake of it.

I actually saw Kang-ho Song in a subway station in Seoul last year. :)
#8
I would also recommend The Secret Reunion to anybody who is interested in Korean movies. It has a great story and is a lot less extreme than some of the others mentioned in this thread.

Crossing is also incredible as is JSA.
#9
The best price I can find for the Blu-ray is £10, you can get it cheaper but its usually ex rental and the difference is minimal so not worth it.
#10
I wouldn't say that you need to see this in HD tbh, in fact the only Korean film that I've seen worthy of HD in last few years was The Host.

I did see Crossing in HD but it is a depressing enough film as it is without the extra detail being included.
#11
I'd recommend:
Machine Girl, Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl, Sukeban Boy and Sexual Parasite - Killer Pussy

(If like like Horror movies with skimpy Asian girls with big weapons)

The Grudge - Girl In Black

Ju Rei (The Uncanny) [2004]
Old Boy


For something different: English but has German speaking parts with subs.
(Evil Nazis doctor type of thing - people walked out in disgust, it is a big sick)
The Human Centipede - First Sequence.

Poultrygeist - Night of the Chicken Dead. (English but good despite the title)

I'll look out for the one's mentioned.
#12
thanks
#13
This is at 5.99 now?
#14
confirmed. only pcw thirst dvd on play is £5.99.
#15
shazzersere
coconuts
I wanted to check out this one for a while. I rate the Vengeance triology very highly and I enjoyed I'm a Cyborg, saw The Cut the other day and that was some bizarre stuff, quite amusing.


I can`t compare this to vengeance trilogy as i have not got round to watching them yet. I`m a Cyborg was brilliant. I watch Thirst about once a month i like it that much.

Never heard of The Cut.... just googled it ...will get it.

Have you seen Hansel & Gretel (Korean ), Spider Forest (Korean ) or Love Exposure (Japan ) more of my favourites.


You're in for a treat my friend, Oldboy especially is an experience, absolutely ace.
The Cut is on Three Extremes, DVD with three different films on it, including a shorter version of Dumplings, The Cut and Miike's The Box.

I haven't seen any of the ones you mentioned, will check them out, thanks!
I am also looking into A Bittersweet Life as some people recommend it.

If you haven't already, check out A Tale of Two Sisters (Korean), that one freaked me out for days!
#16
Gort1951

The Human Centipede - First Sequence.


With due respect, I completely disagree.
The film was absolutely tideous and after the first shock of its "sick" plot, it gets incredibly boring.
I had to turn it off half way through because quite frankly I really did not care what would happen to the people.
Not to mention the appauling acting and the timing... and I was actually excited for it!

If you want sick/disturbing, watch Salo, Irreversible, Men Behind the Sun, Ichi The Killer (more gore than truly disturbing) and if you're into Asian gore/trash in general, the Guinea Pig series is a good one to watch.
#17
This thread brought this film back to the top of my list, so picked up Blu-ray edition today instore at HMV for £10
#18
coconuts
watch Salo, Irreversible

No, do not watch either of those films, ever and avoid Grotesque and A Serbian film as well.

How they managed to get that last one past the BBFC is anybody's guess.
#19
Spark
coconuts
watch Salo, Irreversible


No, do not watch either of those films, ever and avoid Grotesque and A Serbian film as well.

How they managed to get that last one past the BBFC is anybody's guess.


coconuts

If you want sick/disturbing, watch Salo, Irreversible...


If you quote me, quote me right.

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