Posts Tagged ‘Thirst’

Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 33: Members Only Archive Dusted #12


Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Podcast On Fire 42 (which became Japan On Fire 2) and 43 from 2009 with Stoo, Kenny B, James Aylmore and Mike Banner, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning classic Japanese cinema in the form of Female Prisoner Scorpion, Magic Crystal, Jimmy Wang Yu’s behavior shooting The Man From Hong Kong, classic UK sitcoms, sex and chopsticks.

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LOVEFiLM Player “Extra Time” is pretty cool!

LOVEFiLM is the United Kingdoms leading Online DVD/BR/Video Game rental service. They are now providing the luxury of watching over 4,000 of their movies online off their website for free for the next Fortnight (Unless your Unlimited Package subscriber) in aid of the World Cup! Yes, in a “Extra Time” special we’re given the chance to watch some great films online for free!

We’re given everything from the Infernal Affairs Trilogy, Thirst, Zatoichi and some early Wong Kar Wai!

I’ve looked through thier World Cinema section listed all the free movies (almost 50 flicks!) within this post; Read the rest of this entry »

Thirst (2009)

Veteran actor  Song Kang-Ho plays the role of Sang-hyun, a catholic priest who helps anyone in need. He takes part in a trip to South Africa, donating his body to science. Contracting a deadly virus, Sang-hyun receives a blood transfusion which infuses him with a great energy and a uncontrollable lust for blood.

Upon his return to Korea he’s reunited with childhood friends Tae-Ju and Kang-Woo, who are now grown up and became a “married” couple. The couple live with Kangs mother, the hostess of the weekly mahjong games. Each night Tae-Ju spends the night running through the quiet streets, running from her troubles in life and her shame of a marriage.

An intimate affair between Sang-hyun and Tae-Ju emerages. Read the rest of this entry »

“Jiang Hu” & “Thirst” DVD/BR Info!

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Asian Cinema fans unite! We’re being treated to a couple of quality DVD/Blu-Ray Releases over the next few months. First of all we have the Hong Kong triad flick with a juggernaut cast – Jiang Hu. The 2004 Jiang Hu stars Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Shawn Yue and Celebrity Muff photographer Edison Chen. The DVD hits the shelves on November 30th at the respectable price of £15.99 (or £10.99). Special Features include: “Making of” featurette; music video; trailer; 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS Surround audio options; optional English subtitles.

Korean Cinema steps in on our Vampire trend with Park Chan-Wooks Vampire thriller – Thirst. Thirst hits the shelves on both DVD (RRP £19.99 OR £12.99)and Blu-Ray (RPP £24.99 OR £17.99) on January 25th.Thirst stars some of Koreas biggest stars, including; Song Kang-Ho, Shin Ha-kyun and Kim Ok-vin. The bountiful special features include – Audio commentary by director Park Chan-wook; Dolby 2.0 and 5.1 and half-rate DTS 5.1 audio options; trailer; UK exclusive interview with Park Chan-wook.

No DVD/BR Artwork  for Thirst is around yet, but we’ll keep posted.

Amazing Competition – Meet Park Chan-Wook

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Palisades|Tartan are running an amazing competition which gives two lucky people a trip to London attending the UK Premier of Thirst. You also have lunch with Park Chan-Wook as well!! Here’s the details from P|T;

Sign up for our exclusive Park Chan-wook contest! A winner and two runner-ups will be randomly selected from those who enter and the grand prize winner will win a trip for two to London to attend the October 5th UK premiere of Park Chan-wook’s THIRST, and meet the director for lunch! The grand prize also includes roundtrip transportation to London from the major airport or train station closest to the winner, as well as hotel accommodation for your stay in London.

The contest runs through 11:59 PM GMT September 27th and the winners will be chosen at random and notified on or before September 30th.

Also if you are one of the lucky bandits who wins, we will throw you a t-shirt and some stickers too!

Click here for entry details

Thirst gets a UK Cinema Release

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The recently merged Palisade|Tartan have the rights to Park Chan-Wooks “Thirst” starring Song Kang-Ho. The Premier is on the 2nd October in London. Then released at selected cinemas Friday 16th October. Then we can expect a DVD in the New Year!

Podcast On Fire 49: Collecting, buying, watching… which category are you?

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Adam Torel of Third Window Films join the trio after a barrage of heat and films at the Cannes Film Festival to talk of impressions of Thirst, the new film from Chan Wook-Park. Him AND Ken weigh in on the Casshern-war and issues of collecting limited editions, out of print dvd’s etc. gets a discussion where YOU the listener might finally find out if you’re insane, a collector or somewhere in between. The discussion doesn’t end just because the plugging starts either. Remember that.

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