Thirst

(2009)

Sang-hyun, a small town beloved and admired priest who serves devotedly at a hospital, volunteers for the new infectious disease, F.I.V.'s, vaccine development experiment and goes to Africa. The experiment fails and Sang-hyun gets infected by F.I.V. but he ends up being miraculously cured and returns home. News of Sang-hyun's cure from F.I.V. spreads and people start believing he has the gift of healing and flock to receive his blessing. From those who come to him, Sang-hyun meets a childhood friend named Kang-woo and his wife Tae-ju. Sang-hyun is immediately drawn to Tae-ju. One day, Sang-hyun coughs up blood, dies, and comes back to life the next day as a vampire. Tae-ju is strangely drawn to Sang-hyun, turned vampire, and they have a secret love affair. Sang-hyun asks Tae-ju to run away with him but she turns him down. Instead, they plot to murder Kang-woo...

‘Thirst’ Spills the Blood on DVD November 17th

You can bring home the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Chan-wook Park on DVD this November. Thirst will be released on DVD on November 17. The DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP, and you can take a look at the cover art below. No special features were listed at this time, but we'll update you if any features are added to this release. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun and Kim Ok-bi.

From the acclaimed director of the global hit Oldboy comes a shockingly original vampire story with a chilling, erotic style. A blood transfusion saves the life of a priest, but also transforms him into a vampire. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways. Hailed as "Daring, operatic, and bloody funny!" (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly), Thirst is a truly wicked love story that takes classic vampire lore to twisted new heights.

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SDCC 2009: EXCL VIDEO: Park Chan-wook Talks ‘Thirst’!

Making a rare US appearance at this year's Comic-Con, acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook came to promote his upcoming vampire thriller Thirst. In the film, Sang-hyun (played by top Korean star Song Kang-ho) 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 for him. The blood he receives is infected, so he lives. But now exists as a vampire. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins. We chatted with Park Chan-wook about this highly anticipated project. To watch our exclusive video interview, click on the clip below...

Thirst opens in America on July 31st, 2009 and stars Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun and Kim Ok-bi.

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SDCC 2009: Full Wednesday and Thursday Schedules!

Comic-Con has just released the full schedule for the first full day of Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego, CA, which is Thursday, July 23. You can click for the entire schedule, which includes comic book and video game events, but here's a look at the film and TV panels below, as well as a look at the screenings for "preview night," Wednesday, July 22.

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly present exclusive pilot premiere screenings of some of the most buzzed-about new TV series of the 2009-2010 season-Human Target, V, and The Vampire Diaries-as well as an exclusive preview trailer for additional upcoming shows.

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Red Band ‘Thirst’ Trailer Hits

IGN just unleashed the Red Band trailer for Park Chan-Wook's Thirst. Click on the poster below to check out this hyper-charged film...

Sang-hyun, a small town beloved and admired priest who serves devotedly at a hospital, volunteers for the new infectious disease, F.I.V.'s, vaccine development experiment and goes to Africa. The experiment fails and Sang-hyun gets infected by F.I.V. but he ends up being miraculously cured and returns home. News of Sang-hyun's cure from F.I.V. spreads and people start believing he has the gift of healing and flock to receive his blessing. From those who come to him, Sang-hyun meets a childhood friend named Kang-woo and his wife Tae-ju. Sang-hyun is immediately drawn to Tae-ju. One day, Sang-hyun coughs up blood, dies, and comes back to life the next day as a vampire. Tae-ju is strangely drawn to Sang-hyun, turned vampire, and they have a secret love affair. Sang-hyun asks Tae-ju to run away with him but she turns him down. Instead, they plot to murder Kang-woo...

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features Set for ‘Thirst’

Universal Pictures and Focus Features have taken on Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's currently-in-production vampire thriller Thirst.

According to Variety, it's the first time a Korean film has received U.S. studio coin and a Stateside distribution commitment before its local release.

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