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 ...