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THREE... EXTREMES


Year: 2004
USA: Lions Gate Films
Cast: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Mai Suzuki, Yuu Suzuki, Mitsuru Akaboshi (BOX segment)
Cast: Bai Ling, Pauline Lau, Tony Ka-Fai Leung, Meme, Miriam Yeung, Miki Yeung, Wong So-Fun (DUMPLINGS segment)
Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Lim Won-Hee, Gang Hye-Jung, Lee Jun Goo, Lee Mi Mi (CUT segment)
Directors: Takashi Miike (BOX segment), Fruit Chan (DUMPLINGS segment), Park Chan-Wook (CUT segment)
Countries: Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea
Language: Cantonese / Japanese / Korean / Mandarin (English subtitles)
USA: 118 mins
USA Rated: R for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and language
USA Release Date: 28 October 2005 (Limited Release)


Synopsis

A beautiful female novelist, still guilt-ridden over the childhood death of her twin sister, receives a mysterious invitation to meet at the site of her sister's demise... more...

A retired actress longing to retain her beauty seeks the rejuvenating effects of a doctor's "special" dumplings, only to discover they contain one horrifying ingredient...

A film director is abducted by a vengeful stranger and forced to make an impossible choice that will change his life forever...

Exploring the outer limits of the macabre, Lions' Gate Films' THREE... EXTREMES is a bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia's most compelling directors - Japanese cult figure Takashi Miike, Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, and Korea's award-winning Park Chan-Wook.

Using distinctive cinematic styles that span dream-like minimalism, savage comedy and baroque horror, these cutting-edge directors penetrate the dark heart of desire, examining the ghastly urges that transform ordinary people into monsters. Stylish, twisted and laced with haunting imagery, THREE... EXTREMES breaks the bounds of genre cinema, confirming the visionary talent of three master directors.










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