One Word For The New THIRST Trailer: Brilliant.

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One Word For The New THIRST Trailer: Brilliant.

Last week we posted up a 'leaked' version of a new trailer for Park Chan-Wook's upcoming vampire picture Thirst, a trailer that I honestly wasn't crazy about and that didn't nearly live up to the high standards of the man who brought Oldboy to the screen. That trailer didn't stay online long, however, thanks to the Korean producers rushing about having people pull it down. Turns out that was an unfinished version, most likely using some raw footage, and was never meant for public consumption. The new trailer that arrived on the film's official website today? That is the finished version. And, quite simply, hot damn. Hot f'n damn. This is what i want going in to a Park Chan Wook film - gloss with an edge, disturbing imagery, characters pushed as far as they can possibly bear and all of it pulled off with a slick sense of style. The story of a lusting priest turned vampire is one that promised to shake people up a bit and now the film has a trailer that promises it may well do just that.

Check the new trailer and the original teaser out below the break. And can someone tell me when Shin Ha-Kyun had some of Steve Buscemi's DNA spliced into his system? The resemblance is uncanny in spots ...


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IllogicApril 10, 2009 2:24 AM

Brilliant is a pretty good description I have to say. This looks like a killer.

Greg ChristieApril 10, 2009 2:25 AM

I need to change my underwear. PLEASE, PLEASE, GET THIS FOR JUNE SUBWAY CINEMA!!!!

coldesserApril 10, 2009 2:27 AM

That trailer made me giggle like a Japanese schoolgirl with anticipation.

ChevalierAguilaApril 10, 2009 3:09 AM

Feels good man.

BtoFuApril 10, 2009 3:31 AM

Guess I'm one of the few who found the first whole minute to be a right old slog. I'm only interested because of the talent involved, the premise rung louder in my mind than it has on screen.

IEDPartyApril 10, 2009 3:38 AM

Park Chan-Wook is cool.

Kakihara69April 10, 2009 4:05 AM

Shin Ha-Kyun looks NOTHING like Steve Buscemi, Todd. Other than the haircut here, I see no resemblance. And talk about two completely different actors and acting styles...but I'm sure that's not where you were going. The trailer is quite awesome, though and I can't wait to see this. It looks to be a return to form for Park Chan-Wook after the disappointing I'm a Cyborg but that's Ok.

swollentongueApril 10, 2009 4:11 AM

wow. just wow.

theoshApril 10, 2009 4:47 AM

Once again, as I said in an earlier "Thirst" thread, this will hands down be the film of the year for me (I hope!). I thought the "Unfinished" trailer was amazing, but this was even better. Just glorious images, and the music....WOW!!

With this and "Mother" coming out this year, it is going to be a stellar year in Korean cinema!! (Hey where is a new Kim Ki-Duk film?! He has normally announced a new one by now!)

Oh, and I too see the Steve Buscemi resemblance.

Ard VijnApril 10, 2009 5:16 AM

Damn, looking good and premiering in three weeks!

TimothyXApril 10, 2009 5:29 AM

thank god this new trailer hit. i was pretty bummed after that first nontrailer, and now my PCW devotion is restored!

kungfueurotrashApril 10, 2009 7:16 AM

Thirst and mother back2back would be a pretty damn good double feature right about now...

Andrew MackApril 10, 2009 7:28 AM

holy hell that was good.

The VisitorApril 10, 2009 8:12 AM

i honestly don't see what the fuss is about. it looks just like any vampire film.

now compare this to the trailer of Let The Right One In. THAT was something special.

pochiWApril 10, 2009 10:10 AM

I honestly see a homage to mary poppins, that and shin ha-kyun's best color is olive green (hot dang!)