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Three...Extremes

Release Date: October 28, 2005
Three Extremes
Limited release


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This Asian horror film continues the burgeoning tradition of excellence in the genre, as Three Extremes has already gained quite a reputation in advance of its official release in North America. The movie is a cross-cultural trilogy and has three separate segments directed by some of East Asia's most fascinating filmmakers - Japan's Takashi Miike, Fruit Chan of Hong Kong, and Korea's Park Chan-Wook.

One of the segments sees a retired actress who is yearning to regain her lost beauty. To that end, she seeks out the rejuvenating benefits of some "special" dumplings that were created by a doctor. In the end, she realizes they contain a particularly horrifying ingredient. In the second portion, a movie director is kidnapped by a seeming stranger who is seeking vengeance. The helmer must make a terrible choice that will change the course of his life. And finally, we have the story of a lovely female novelist who is riddled with guilt over the death of her twin sister in childhood. A mysterious person sends her an invitation to meet at the place where her sister's tragedy occurred… (Kim Hollis/BOP)




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Main Cast Byung-hun Lee, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-ah Yum
Supporting Cast Mitsuru Akaboshi, Bai Ling, Lee Jun Goo, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau, Mi Mi Lee, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Won Hie Lim
Director Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park
Screenwriter Haruko Fukushima, Lillian Lee, Chan-wook Park
Distributor Lions Gate
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.threeextremes.com/
Rating R
Running Time 125 minutes
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