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.
Reader Feedback - 37 Comments
looks really good, but really creepy, especially with the feet sucking/licking.
dennis on Jun 17, 2009
jim on Jun 17, 2009
Yes please. Awesome. Why can't Hollywood make movies like this anymore? Even David Cronenberg doesn't make crazy stuff like this anymore.
Kevin on Jun 17, 2009
Jay on Jun 17, 2009
This could be the only vampire movie I'm ever interested in slightly
Dan W on Jun 17, 2009
"ummmm... yes." is what u meant to say. in fact, hell yes... !!!
lego on Jun 17, 2009
Looks pretty well .
led panel on Jun 17, 2009
DoomCanoe on Jun 17, 2009
ummmm yes..HELL YES..F_CK YEAH!
Andrius on Jun 17, 2009
This is what vampire movies should be: Creepy, twisted & disturbing. Twilight can suck it.
jasonmd2020 on Jun 17, 2009
Why the fuck do vampires always have to have super powers?
jules on Jun 17, 2009
I freakin´ love Kang-ho Song, thanks for the trailer Alex. And i hope you´re wrong about this movie not being totally awesome, i really do.
Mario on Jun 17, 2009
pass. well...no pass...actually double pass...no triple pass...well maybe?
xerxex on Jun 17, 2009
This will be a reverie from the flow of Hollywood trash. I am highly excited for this film.
Angry Chief on Jun 17, 2009
keicharones on Jun 17, 2009
i still think LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is the best vampire movie ever,but this looks amazing.
erik on Jun 17, 2009
purely gratuitous but i think th trailer is edited superbly well
twispious on Jun 17, 2009
i thought there was supposed to be an abudance of blood in that trailer... let the right one in was a good movie, i'd would also say that recently 30 days of night was a freaky vampire movie (although the endng was a bit weak) but this, although it has an interesting and fresh premise, seems more of a fetish movie
Janny on Jun 17, 2009
the term 'fetish movie' makes me laugh. which may also result from me wanting to laugh at the foot sucking scene. i may watch this. not sure yet.
dave13 on Jun 18, 2009
oh and let the right one in is an amazing vampire film. I doubt many can top it.
dave13 on Jun 18, 2009
Foreign films are outdoing (reboot) Hollywood. This looks like an interesting twist on the tired Vampire stories.
JimD on Jun 18, 2009
A very interesting concept for sure
L on Jun 18, 2009
very creepy...cant wait
Trey on Jun 18, 2009
Vampirism is a fetish, the fetish of blood. I'm sure that girl's foot was cut...or something. Anyways this film looks truly awesome, can't wait to see it!
LINKFX on Jun 18, 2009
@Jules Because an individual who just drinks blood but is still a normal human, wouldn't be really interesting anyways.
Ska on Jun 18, 2009
@25 Rofl. I caught an early/private screening of this movie and I was quite amazed by it, a great piece of work, but I would still have to go with "Let The Right One In."
nem on Jun 18, 2009
Zeezee on Jun 18, 2009
creeptastic. gave me the shivers *sidenote* ewwwwwww toe sucking. those freaks.
mrmr on Jun 18, 2009
I CANT WAIT! I believe that with out a doubt Park Chan-Wook is one of the best directors alive right now
DoomCanoe on Jun 19, 2009
oh and with all the speak of Let The Right One In... is anyone else is tears about the American Remake? i mean come on this movie came out 1 year ago... give it some time to fucking breath.
DoomCanoe on Jun 19, 2009
Hell yeah, I loved Old Boy. I think Park Chan-Wook sets the right kind of mood for his disturbing films.
Bummer on Jun 19, 2009
It's from Park Chan-wook, then it's good enough for me 🙂
Marty on Jun 20, 2009
is that the guy from the host?
etrap on Jun 20, 2009
Knowing the calibre of the directors work I look forward to this, but that was a terribly cut trailer!
nemof on Jun 22, 2009
bug ge ggggeeeeed out. Watching
Crapola on Jun 22, 2009
Park Chan wook is the best!!! I've seen Old boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance already. I can't wait to see this film!
jusan on Jun 27, 2009
#21 I so agree Hollywood Reboots are getting old and repetative. Foreign movies are the shit! This movie looks awsome.
Ab on Jul 9, 2009
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