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

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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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This is a must see Korean film one of my all time favourites.

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.

coconuts

I wanted to check out this one for a while. I rate the Vengeance triology … 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.

Thanks, will order this

great film

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

thanks

This is at 5.99 now?

confirmed. only pcw thirst dvd on play is £5.99.

shazzersere

I can`t compare this to vengeance trilogy as i have not got round to … 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!

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.

This thread brought this film back to the top of my list, so picked up Blu-ray edition today instore at HMV for £10

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

watch Salo, Irreversible

coconuts

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





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