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Thirst (Park Chan-wook) (2009)


#1

Park Chan-Wook’s vampire film looks like it’s going to be his next project and it also looks like it’s going to have a lot of sex in it. All about a priest who becomes a vampire and embraces his physical existence a little too enthusiastically by having an affair with his buddy’s wife the movie has already cast Song Kang-Ho (THE HOST, THE FOUL KING) as the priest, but it was reported that Park was having a hard time finding an actress who was down for the role of the friend’s wife since it required a lot of sex and nudity - more experienced actresses felt like it was beneath them and new actresses felt like it would stigmatize them.



Now he’s found his woman, and it looks like Kim Ok-Bin will be getting the last laugh. The star of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be cast in this role that will almost definitely attract a huge amount of attention in Korea and probably worldwide as the movie plays the film fest circuit. Good for her! It’s the smartest career decision she could have made.


#2

Yeehaw, looking forward to this.


#3

I don’t really have anything to add to what’s already been said about this movie,

except posting another pic of Kim Ok-bin:




#4

Wow, this is exciting. I have an obsession with vampires and the thing that I admire the most is the seduction aspect of vampires. This film looks set to be about that in a way. I can’t wait.


#5

I dunno it sounds more like a depravity thing then seduction… but ive heard it being pitched as a love story with horror and drama. Id like to know what the tone of this film will be… i mean will it be serious, erotic or a bit of a laugh… I wonder what kind of vampire the priest will be since he becomes one because of a failed medical experiment… looking forward to this…


#6

[quote=“Thousand Eyes”]
I dunno it sounds more like a depravity thing then seduction… but ive heard it being pitched as a love story with horror and drama. Id like to know what the tone of this film will be… i mean will it be serious, erotic or a bit of a laugh… I wonder what kind of vampire the priest will be since he becomes one because of a failed medical experiment… looking forward to this…
[/quote]

Well, it’s a vampiric eroticism. Eroticism’s good too.


#7

[quote=“Angel”]
Well, it’s a vampiric eroticism. Eroticism’s good too.
[/quote]

You mean Kim Ok-Bin in nude is good? :wink:



It’s good to see Park choosing a darker subject again. Cyborg was such a disaster.


#8

Hum, this new project sounds so weird… I don’t know what to think of it… I think I was a Cyborg wasn’t such a disaster, it was really different from everything he did before but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Doesn’t sound like something I could enjoy that much when I hear about his new project…


#9

Hehe, I also think that “Cyborg” was brilliant. Certainly among the best movies I’ve seen last year. But something darker would also be a welcome and refreshing change in my book. Well, Vampires and Erotism has almost become a cliche by now (mind, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, how could I ever), so I’m eager to find out, how Park’s gonna handle the subject. I’m sure he’ll come up with something quite special.