Thirst

Thirst

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

Description

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.

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Reviews

  • Dracula Meets Therese Raquin

    3
    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!!!

    3
    By 백금얼음
    Korean language and English subtitle. Caution !!!!
  • Neat-O!

    5
    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

    2
    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

    4
    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 like....plus they needed to change the ending a little.
  • Not your average vampire flick

    5
    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?

    1
    By brettaltena
    Why can't iTunes have both the original and English dub available to download?
  • amazing

    5
    By Chugososipseia
    This movie is awesome; a truly remarkable take of the vapire genre(not like that twilighightagghhh crap)
  • now that was different

    4
    By iDave2
    creative, funny, corny, bizarre. and don't miss some great love scenes.
  • wow.

    3
    By elle!!!!!!!!!!
    this movie is sooo freakin messed up it kinda scard me for life!

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