THREE…EXTREMES

Production Company: Applause Pictures

Studio: Fortissimo Film Sales / Lighthouse Entertainment Group / Lions Gate

Cast: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Bai Ling, Pauline Lau, Lee Byung-hun and Lim Won-hee

Crew: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook and Takashi Miike (directors); Haruko Fukushima, Lilian Lee and Park Chan-wook (screenwriters); Naoki Sato, Shun Shimizu, Fumio Inoue, Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Ahn Soo-Hyun (producers); Kazuo Kuroi, Eric Tsang, Oh Jung-Wan and Lee Eu-Gene (executive producers)

Synopsis:
Three accomplished and fiercely talented Asian directors combine forces in this chilling trilogy of terror. Three…Extremes exhumes the inherent evil lurking beneath the surface of civilization, the twisted human psyche, and the lengths we will tread to cling to our impossible hope of immortality.

Fruit Chan’s Dumplings serves up the incomparable Bai Ling as Aunt Mei, a dumpling sorceress with a very secret ingredient. When a desperate ex-TV star visits Mei for a dose of her dumplings (famous for their rejuvenating powers), the vain actress pays an eerie price for messing with Mother Nature.

In Cut, Park Chan-wook takes horror on a disturbingly gory ride. Lee Byung-hun plays a celebrated movie director enslaved by an extra who is positively psycho. Cut offers its hero one harrowing choice: he must kill an innocent child or witness his pianist wife’s fingers cut off one by one.

Synopsis 2
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.

STORY SYNOPSES
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.

Official Websites

French release website

lionsgatefilms.com

Trailers: French trailer

Release Dates: JANUARY 2005

Genre: HORROR / COMEDY

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