If you haven’t heard, Park Chan-Wook’s vampire film Thirst is getting a limited theatrical release! Focus Features has now finalized opening dates for its release, which will be on July 31st.
Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho, of The Host) 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 lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun’s faith is further strained when a childhood friend’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
Here’s the list of theaters that will be showing the film-
Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston Street, near 2nd Avenue)
Laemmle’s Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Boulevard, at Crescent Heights)
Landmark’s Bridge Theatre (3010 Geary Boulevard, near Blake Street)
If you haven’t seen it yet, the redband trailer is up on IGN.
Can’t wait to check this out myself. From all reports Park has redeemed himself from the mess that was I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK, and besides, his Vengeance trilogy should be enough to ensure a ticket for anything and everything else he does. How great is it that he’s made a straight-up horror film?
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