Must Watch: Red Band Trailer for Park Chan-wook's Thirst
Focus Features has debuted the official US trailer for Park Chan-wook's Thirst over on IGN today. If you can't stand the sight of blood - especially if someone is drinking it - then I don't suggest watching this. It's a red band trailer meaning they don't hold back, especially on the grotesque stuff that Park Chan-wook has put into this. The film has already been scheduled for a limited release starting on July 31st. Hardcore cinephiles should be familiar with Park Chan-wook, the Korean director who brought us the incredible Vengeance trilogy, including Oldboy. This time, it's a story about a vampire, but it's still as twisted as ever.
I had the chance to see Thirst when I was in Cannes and gave it 7 stars in my review. It's a good film, but it doesn't live up to Park Chan-wook's past films. However, this is a brilliantly cut together trailer - so enjoy!
Watch the official red band trailer for Park Chan-wook's Thirst:
Apologies for the new low res IGN version - the MPAA forced us to switch to this version instead!
A beloved and devoted priest (Song Kang-ho) from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and psychological changes lead to his affair with a wife of his childhood friend who is repressed and tired of her mundane life. The one-time priest falls deeper in despair and depravity. As things turns for worse, he struggles to maintain whats left of his humanity.
Thirst is directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, of Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK previously. The screenplay was co-written by Park Chan-wook and his writing partner Jeong Seo-Gyeong. This first hit theaters in Korea back in April. Focus Features will debut Thirst in limited release starting on July 31st.