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Park Chan-wook unveils Thirst

Whoa. That sure is… eye-catching, to say the least. Here’s the new poster for Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s upcoming vampire-priest film, Thirst.

The poster is kind of awesome for evoking not only the dark and provocative aspect of the film (check out the trailer below), but also the “bat” imagery of its title, which is how the Korean name [박쥐] literally translates.

The film stars Song Kang-ho (The Good, the Bad, the Weird and The Host) and Kim Ok-bin (of Over the Rainbow and Dasepo Naughty Girls, who’s been progressively cultivating her sexy image).

The film is scheduled for an April 30 release, and the promo for the movie is just kicking into high gear.

Director Park, who’s made his name and gained international recognition for films like Oldboy, Joint Security Area, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, apparently conceived the idea for this film ten years ago. The plot deals with a priest (Song Kang-ho) who becomes a vampire after a blood transfusion, who falls in love with his friend’s wife (Kim Ok-bin).

The film isn’t necessarily my type, but you can expect it to be well-directed and visually evocative. Check out the eerie preview (I’m digging the spare string music):

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Holy crap that looks frightening.

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yeah, frightening but I can't wait. If I'm too disturbed to sleep afterward, I can always watch 10 (or 5) min of Twilight.

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oh it looks cool!!! i wanna see it...I loved sympathy for lady vengeance! ^_______^ but argh by the time I'll be able to see it -.-;;;;;; I'm still waiting for frozen flower damnit why couldn't Florida be closer to Korea!! -_______-

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It's seems frightening but really sexy too. As every Park's movie.
Music sounds really good.

Does anyone know why doctors speak french? Does the story take place in France?

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Some of it takes place in Africa - Song's priest is there on missionary, though they shot it in New Zealand IIRC. That fishing scene looks amusing...calm before the storm LOL? heard that Son Yejin turned down the role - too much sex and not enough acting probably. i expect this will be a nice evolution of PCW style with even less visual "clutter", though based on his past approach, the religious angle may be more for some visual/"moral" punch and acting showcase. Shin ha-kyun's lookin' mighty fiiine ;) as for Kim ok-bin, i don't remember her selling sex as much as in that dancing vid. she's built for this task i'm sure (wink wink; though I prefer to see her face properly than an upside down body-tease. maybe all the "abuse scandal" is taking its tow on my judgment.)

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That looks intriguing. Of course I am a Park Chan-wook fangirl, so I could be biased. Plus, Song Kang-ho is ♥.

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I was all O.O staring at the poster for 5 minutes....

anyways... I most likely won't be watching it, but I hope it turns out well and become a hit ^^

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SO COOL!!!!!
Leave it to Korean directors to make this look vishous.
Sorry my spelling is REALLY bad.
But serously. I prefer to watch asian horror films rather than american. No offense, but american films don't make it so grusome. At the end it's about the love between 2 people, which is nice, but if it's a horror film it has to be HORRORIFIC (^_^)

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asian horror films r the best. i'll be looking out for this one

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i used to like kim ok bin when she was active in dramas....now i know where her time has been. lokos like an awesome movie

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Wow that was one scary preview. The blood was enough to freak me out.

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I don't know why, but my first question was, "Did he fall in love with his wife's friend before or after becoming a vampire?"

I like vampires and I liked Park's previous films. Should be brutal and provoking.

Asain cinema is really something. I recently saw Good Bad Weird on Youtube and it was hands down the best movie I've seen in decades. And I don't even like westerns!

I keep saying I'm going to learn Korean so I'm not limited to subtitles but alas, I remain addicted to the easy fix of fan subs.

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Can't wait. Trailer - aaaawesome!

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Not a fan of dark/eery movies, so I probably won't watch this. But dang, that trailer is sort of awesome.

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Whoa...looks awesome!

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I love watching Vampire movie`s, I`ve seen a lot and horror, suspense thriller.
I will watch this movie for sure. His the actor in Chaser, right? I saw that movie too.

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신하균, Sin Ha-gyun is in it too!!!
Ha-gyun can definitely hold his own against Kang-Ho in terms of acting...

it seems like Director Park is going back to the actors whose talents he is familiar with... cant wait...

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The poster would be more bat-like if Kim's hair also hangs upside down.

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Eye-catching is an understatement! More like Shocking! Man I leapt out of my yseat when I forst saw that first picture! @[email protected]

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i love horror movies but i have yet to find one Korean horror movie that actually scares me...
keeping my fingers crossed.

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oo..that looks really good. i hope somebody will sub it after it comes out.. yet another time i wish i knew korean sigh...

thanks for the update javabeans :)

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Awesome trailer but I probably won't watch it. Seems too scary for me. >.<

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@ #12 Muffin

Sorry to be off topic for a sec but thanks Muffin for reminding me of The Good, The Bad, The Weird! That film title has been floating in my head and I finally watched it. What a great western film from Kim Ji-woon!!! Wow, I really need to get that soundtrack.

Thirst looks spooky...I hope he'll sprinkle it w/ his signature humor.

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It looks awesome! Park Chan Wook is one of my favorite directors.

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Neh... How I wish to learn korean...

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only few minutes in brief, but it has really bloody and terrible scenes that able to take my breath away, it's not suitable to me. Although i wonder what about his love? if he could really turn back to be normal?

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Too scary!! If he really cared about her, he would never ever bite her!! Real vampire love is like Bella and Edward!! And he's so ugly, not like my Edward!! Vampires are cute!! And Mormon!!

*quietly puts head inside Sevenses's guillotine and awaits judgment*

Honestly, this may very well be the most LINEAR Park Chan Wook flick since JSA. Dude, it's almost tastefully goth in its celebration of blood, lust, and ivory necklines.

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Not my type either but you can trust Park Chan-wook for awesomeness every time.

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I generally like Park Chan-wook more as a writer than a director. Vampire movies, what with all 'tis Catholic guilt, Lolita angst, and decadent protocol, are the stuff of the highest minded, most profound trash. (Which is good!!) And this could be REALLY great, especially if he takes a shot at all the SNSD/WG-edophiles out in K-pop land. You know who you are hee ;) :D

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i thought it was interesting, until i got to the vampire part.... not my cup of tea...but the cinematography looks amazing

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I'm not freaked out or anything but it's certainly evocative... It's exactly my kind of movie, kinda reminds me of Silence of the Lambs~slash~Let the Right One In..

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the movie looks interesting, but the sex scene is kinda disturbing cos it looks like it consists half of the story, and i'm not really up for that...huhuhuuu

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AWesome to the max!!..Two great actors..Song Kang Ho and Shin Ha Gyun..and i love horrors..!!

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Now this looks cool! I love Park Chan-wook, and I love Song Kang Ho as well. And when the two of them team up, as in JSA . . . I can't wait! :)

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The creepiest photo is the one with blood of Kim Ok Bin's thigh~ how did it get there? O_O what part of her was he biting- actually, do I even want to think about that? If anyone has a nice way of explaining it, please do tell ;)

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dang what happened to her thigh? lol
woah hoho~ screw twilight this one seems _insert popular word, intriguing.
(risks death, don't care)

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"dang what happened to her thigh?"

Probably making a batch of kimchi to drive away vampires. It's messy yo!!

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PCW and SKH is an awesome combo always. The poster and trailer look really good.

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Wow!!! shin ha kyun is also going to be in it... i'm suprised he has already been in one of park chan-wooks movies before... seems like director park is going back to the dark themed movies after Cyborg didn't do very well...

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@no. 16-jastinel

no..he was not in the chaser..
the guy in the chaser was kim yeong sook(the ex-cop)
and ha jung woo as the killer..

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vampire movies are not my type at all but after watching his vengeance trilogy and joint sercurity I decided to trust him and watch it. I enjoyed the movie alot although that doesn't necessarily mean I'm into the whole vampire thing but nevertheless I loved it and I can't wait to see what he does next ^_^

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