Thirst

Thirst

DVD - 2009 | Korean
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Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life - so much so that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun now exists as a vampire.

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danulb
Jul 24, 2017

Better than the Twilight series for sure, but it gets a bit repetitious in the last half hour or so.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Mr. Park is quite an accomplished visual artist with way too much leeway. Oldboy is the apex of his accomplishments so far, as it marries passion, comic-book content and a superb confidence in editing and shooting. But in Thirst he tries to add meaning, even theology, to the brew and it really begins to smell bad. (Plus, it's about 40 minutes too long). He's obviously a director in search of a Magnum Opus, but until he can master his content he should set the bar lower.

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Joezinho82
Oct 21, 2014

4 trillion times better than the stupid Twilight series!

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jazeebelle
Apr 29, 2014

I hated the whole "twilight" bull series... this to me is a real vampire love story.... (and real as in story... not real as in vampires existing. :P)

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lukasevansherman
Oct 28, 2013

This should be called "Vampire Sex Priest." A bloody, but strangely bloodless film from the director of "Old Boy."

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ameliepeace
Jul 09, 2013

Excellent directing skill. If you enjoy this movie, better also check out his other production "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance"

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stoneflower
Dec 02, 2012

Beautiful movie. A bit of gore, but unlike hollywood movies, it doesn't rely on those scenes.
It is poetic, with beautiful cinematography, and disturbing plot. A treat for both the eyes and mind.

I think some religious christian or catholic people might get a bit offended. I don't know. But thats just a little warning.

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noisexorcist
Apr 05, 2011

An intelligent and fun vampire story. Not my favorite Park Chan-wook film but still worth watching.

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dumbghosts
Jan 19, 2011

I was pretty disappointed by this movie. I loved Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Old Boy, but Thirst carries on in the same vein as Park Chan-wook's "Lady Vengeance", marrying bold direction and beautiful photography with exaggerated acting and a story line that borders on the ridiculous. At the end of the movie, I didn't know what to think.

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wabookman
Dec 06, 2010

I've found that Korean horror can be some of the scariest films around. This film provide horror and a lot more.

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