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Originally Posted by Airboss /forum/post/16952120
As usual Hollywood is planning a remake of this movie.
BTW, check out the other Park Chan-Wook movies being remade: "Oldboy" with Will Smith, "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" with Charlize Theron, and "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", as well as a remake of "JSA - Joint Security Area", which takes place on the US-mexican border.
Also in the works remakes of Bong Joon-ho's "Mother" and "The Host"
Originally Posted by Airboss /forum/post/17544166
Viewed "Thirst" (aka Bakjwi) this weekend - very original dark take on vampires! Religion, lust, romance, and blood sucking what more could you ask for? Although a bit long the performances are wonderful and the cinematography superb.
"Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh."
Highly Recommended for Park Chan-Wook fans.
Originally Posted by General Kenobi /forum/post/17545307
Is this still in theaters or already out for rent?
Originally Posted by Airboss /forum/post/17545334
DVD and rental available 17 Nov (or sooner if you have a friend who works at a DVD rental store).
Even though I have the DVD on pre-order and will recieve it tomorrow I had the opportunity to watch it this weekend and did not pass it up.
Originally Posted by Joseph /forum/post/17672129
As nutty as this will make me sound, I wanted to watch this as a companion piece to 'Let the Right One In', from the perspective that both are foreign language takes on the Vamp genre, and I was hoping it would bring a fresh perspective (perhaps from a cultural angle). As other posters have noted, it certainly brings its own style and there are aspects of Korean culture which were very interesting and enriching to the story line.
Nonetheless, I was a little disappointed with this one. The story telling seemed a bit disjointed (which might be attributable to the subtitles) and I guess I was hoping for the tone to be somewhat darker than what was shown. I would still recommend this to anyone interested in the genre, but perhaps as a rental first to make sure it fits your needs.
Originally Posted by Ron Temple /forum/post/17678384
There is some similarity to LTROI, there's a sort of love story. I'm with Matt's description, Park gets out there with somewhere with his story/relationships and they don't always mesh, but it ain't boring. Some head scratching sure, but entertaining.
Originally Posted by General Kenobi /forum/post/17627527
I finally got around to seeing this over the weekend. Not a bad movie but I was expecting more. I felt it started falling apart in the third act and ended up being just a bit to predictable and cliche to deliver on the originality it started out with. Worth seeing still but I'm glad I didn't buy it.