By Park Chan-Wook

  • Genre: Park Chan-Wook
  • Release Date: 2009-07-31
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Director: Park Chan-Wook
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


From the acclaimed director of the global hit Old Boy comes a shockingly original vampire story with a chilling, erotic style. A blood transfusion saves the life of a priest, but also transforms him into a vampire. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways. Hailed as “Daring, operatic, and bloody funny!” (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly), Thirst is a truly wicked love story that takes classic vampire lore to twisted new heights.



  • Dracula Meets Therese Raquin

    By Kaerukun
    This is an usual vampire movie, and is worthy of viewing. Many of the ideas seemed new, but the director borrowed heavily from Zola's Therese Raquin for the ending.
  • It's Not dubbed!!!

    By 백금얼음
    Korean language and English subtitle. Caution !!!!
  • Neat-O!

    By BallTurretGunner
    Just watched this movie. I have seen 3 other Chan-Wook Park movies (The Vengeance Trilogy) and thought they were all brilliant so naturally I decided to give Thirst a try. I also really liked Kang-Ho Song in The Good the Bad the Weird, and The Host, so more incentive to watch this one. Well, it did not disappoint. I am not a BIG vampire movie fan, but you know, I like Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, and Cronos, you know, the good ones. None of that Twilight garbage. Well, this one is up there with the best of them. A great, fresh, original (am I being redundant? Aw, who cares?) smart, and even funny at times, take on the vampire story, and that Ok-Bin Kim! Wow! She was fantastic as the quiet, yet severely disturbed Tae-Ju. She stole the movie for me. If you want to see a great vampire movie that has a great new take on the story, with superb acting and directing and a great story, well, look no further, because Thirst is that movie. Hope this review convinced you to rent or buy this one. You won't regret it. Enjoy!
  • Not my favorite -- should probably rewatch

    By Xavier Sharp
    I love Korean cinema, and wish Hollywood would let Korean directors have more freedom over their projects (as a side note, if you remember hearing about Harvey Weinstein's clashing with Bong Joon-ho over the release and editing of Snowpiercer, you know one major reason why I think Hollywood is beligerent towards foreign directors). I esecially like Park Chan-wook. In fact, I own many movies he's directed. But I didn't like Thirst. . That's for a couple reasons. 1) I am naturally disinclined towards vampire films. I've seen some I really like -- Byzantine comes to mind -- but, as a genre, I really hate it. 2) I didn't find it interesting. This is possibly because I don't like vampire films, so take that with a grain of salt. But I also don't remember anything about it, which is rare because I've only seen so many Korean films, and Park Chan-wook is quite good at making memorable films (note: I hated Stoker, but I still remember it very well). 3) It feels subversive for the sake of being subversive. . This last one is probably the most applicable to this review. This is something you see in Hollywood, too. I'm not personally a fan of shock horror or shock comedy (I especially despise shock comedy, which is a lot like gross out comedy, which I have never found funny). Thirst is both of those things, and that make it into a genre film. I hate genre films. I hate them because film is so much more than a genre, and someone like Park Chan-wook is so talented that he knows how to make a better film. Even a film like "The Handmaiden's Tale," which I didn't personally like, I at least appreciated as being something valuable. But I do very much struggle to see the value in this film, other, of course, than the absolutely amazing visuals. You can always count on Park Chan-wook to deliver the camerawork becoming of a great director.
  • Not really what I anticipated

    By Showmeyourfangs
    When I first saw the film, I thought this film was going to be a typical horror vampire dark film....while that is it in a sense it seemed more like a tragic love story then a horror film. I was waiting to be scared but in all honesty, the husbands creepiness was the only thing to really freak me out. It's a brilliant film yes, but not really what I thought it was going to be they needed to change the ending a little.
  • Not your average vampire flick

    By SyddyD
    I got a hold of this while on a Korean film bender. I loved it. I love good vampire movies. Basically the old ones before teens thought vampires were "hot". This has a very classic filming style and plot. Please be aware: it is a slow start and you may have a few "what the" moments. But it is enjoyable and thought provoking. That's one of the reason why I love foreign films.
  • Original and English dub available to download?

    By brettaltena
    Why can't iTunes have both the original and English dub available to download?
  • amazing

    By Chugososipseia
    This movie is awesome; a truly remarkable take of the vapire genre(not like that twilighightagghhh crap)
  • now that was different

    By iDave2
    creative, funny, corny, bizarre. and don't miss some great love scenes.
  • wow.

    By elle!!!!!!!!!!
    this movie is sooo freakin messed up it kinda scard me for life!