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Thirst (Bakjwi)
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Directed By
Chan-wook Park

Written By:
Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park, Émile Zola

Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Dal-su Oh, Young-chang Song, Eriq Ebouaney, Mi-ran Ra

Thirst (Bakjwi) (2009)
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Movie Review by Lloyd
August 11th, 2009

Fun, dark, intellectual vampire movie.

Favorite Movie Quote: "Can you fly?"

The movie moves slowly in the beginning but then it picks up with style. At times it seems a bit campy, but if you love vampires, then you will enjoy this movie. Yes as the movie moves along there is nudity, blood and lots of blood. The film is 2hr. 13min. but it does move along once you get pass the slow beginning and you find out how the Priest became to be what he is. The female lead is a hoot and she steals the movie. As this is a vampire movie, as I said when the movie gets moving along there is a lot of blood and nudity so don't say I did not warn you. This movie won the jury prize at Cannes and once you see the movie, you will see why it won the award. Leave it to Asian cinema to continue cranking out interesting Horror films, I love it! My only complaint is that in the beginning of the movie, there is a deep, ideological, philosophical explanation of things and I don't think that we need to know about that, we all know that this is a vampire movie and we are sitting there because we love vampires, no explanation is needed.


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Aug 12, 2009 1:51 AM
I believe the sex and nudity nearly matches the violence, but this is an intensely fascinating vampire flick, and probably the best one since Let the Right One In. I have always been a fan of Park, and of Korean cinema in general, Oldboy is a modern masterpiece. A movie like this puts Twilight to shame.
Aug 12, 2009 2:50 PM
Jarrod you are correct, and let's not talk about Twilight, puhleease; I did not see Oldboy, I read about it the other day, some of the comments said the movie was too long but I will rent it and check it out; go and see Thirst, I am sure you will enjoy it; I did not see Let The Right One In yet, thanks for the info; I love Korean cinema too and J-Horror, what a shame Hollywood gives us their usual crap, or they remake a J horror film like The Ring though I did like that remake.

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