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'Thirst' - Vampires for the Rest of Us

I know Chan-wook Park’s  Thirst came out six years ago, and I am late to the party of its adoring fans. If you, like me, have had more than enough of steamy vampires sexing up ingenue damsels in Victoria’s Secret lingerie,  456 more words

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DVD Review - Stoker (2013)

I was unsure about this one from the off. With its flowery opening credits I feared that it would be style over substance but then I learned that the man behind the  584 more words

DVD Reviews

Oldboy [2003]

Oldboy is a complex knot of a problem whose ambiguities and refusal to make moral judgments make it, paradoxically, open to multiple interpretations that may not ever be completely reconcilable. 536 more words


His Blazing Automatics: The Cinematic Connection of Chan-wook Park's 'Oldboy' and Kihachi Okamoto's 'The Sword of Doom'

Last week, I picked up a copy of Kihachi Okamoto’s The Sword of Doom (Criterion), which tells the story of Ryunosuke, a master swordsman and aimless samurai who devotes his talents to killing and evil acts. 519 more words

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[Last Film I Watch] Thirst (2009) [7/10]

English Title: Thirst
Original Title: Bakjwi
Year: 2009
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean, English, French
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Director: Chan-wook Park
Chan-wook Park… 588 more words

Film Review

I'm a Cyborg but That's OK, Chef

I’m a Cyborg but That’s OK

This is a really weird movie from South Korea, from the same director as Oldboy. Now, I really loved… 386 more words


Film Review: Stoker

Stoker is a film directed by Chan-Wook Park, and is his first English language film. I watched this as I’ve really liked his previous films and I’ve been intrigued by the contrasting reviews I’ve read. 419 more words