A dutiful young priest dies becomes infected and dies as a volunteer during an experimental procedure. A mysterious blood transfusion brings him back to life as a vampire. Attempting to remain chaste and faithful he fights the carnal desires that begin to take over.
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Watched it for the second time, this time in Korean. Among other things I like Park Chan-wook's creation of sound visions to represent an extremely sensitve perception (best around 23', also with special use of camera).
Some people believe horror movies should feature the horror off-screen to leave it to the imagination. Park Chan-Wook throws all reserve out the window and shows everything he feels like. There's nothing really subtle about this movie beyond the acting and the dialog, and scenes range from carefully crafted ensembles to single takes between cuts. Also features the rawest, dirtiest virginal sex ever seen on camera.
As he makes more film, the comparisons with Hitchcock seem to jump out for me, in his work. A generally solid job, of basing the Vampire genre back in it's traditional roots of blood meets sex. The manner in which Park shows two people transforming in both a symbolic and physical sense is perfect. At times, the silent periods seem to scare more than anything else.
Absolutely fantastic. Park Chan-wook proves once again he's a master of his craft. This film is extremely entertaining, gorgeously shot and with two fantastic lead performances to boot. Among the best vampire movies I've ever seen. Loved it. Can't wait for Chan-wook's next movie!
"Old boy" has unfortunately raised the bar so high that what ever Park ends up doing makes me want to go back to watch old boy again, but it also makes me want to see what else he will do so I will always watch his latest flick. Interesting to watch an Asian Vampire flick but Asians just don't cross over successfully unfortunately this wont make it into my top 5 vampire films, Nosferatu is still the king
Siguiendo la novedosa y original linea impuesta por cintas como "Near dark" ò "Dejame entrar", este nuevo trabajo del director de "Old boy" constituye otra valiosa y sangrienta aportaciòn al cine de vampiros, y una mentada de madre màs para Sthepanie Meyer y seguidores.
Thirst, the new film from Park Chan Wook, is a bold exercise in the vampire mythos, centering on a strange, melodramatic romance rather than elements of horror...
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