Saturday, October 25, 2014

Three... Extremes (2004)

The film anthology Three... Extremes (2004) aka Saam gaang yi is a sequel to 2003's Three and presents a trio of horror tales in a genre described by Roger Ebert as "Extreme Asia." Each of the three disturbing tales are handled by a different Asian director.

Hong Kong's Fruit Chan directed "Dumplings," a truly demented + sick story that illustrates one actress's bold quest to stay youthful through the ingestion of very unique edibles. The second story is "Cut," by Korean Chan-Woo Park, who had directed Oldboy a year earlier. Like that film, this story is also one of trauma born from revenge as a horror film director awakens from blackness to the horror of himself and family constrained (his wife in an especially complicated truss of piano wires) by an unknown and angry aggressor. Lastly, "Box" comes the mind of Japanese director Takashi Miike. Two young girls perform in a magic act with their father and jealousy causes serious problems between them. The shorts all live up to the "Extreme Asia" tag and present very twisted and horrific visions of reality.

the trailer

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