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    It's all about Mr. Vampire

    Ever check out the old Mr. Vampire series? Great stuff. My favorite installment was Crazy Safari (Gods Must Be Crazy III) which contained that special brand of insanity that's signature to HK cinema. I maintain that Crazy Safari had the greatest Bruce Lee impersonation ever.

    But onwards to new Vampire flicks, check out the trailer for Thirst. It's from Park Chan-wook, director of Old Boy et.al.

    I'm saying this beats Doug's Blood: the Last Vampire.
    Park Chan-wook > Corey Yuan
    What say the rest of you?
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    Gene, I saw Crazy Safari in Taiwan years back. That final Bruce Lee impersonation was great...I even remember them using clips of Bruce from Fist of Fury as his spirit was being channeled. I also think it's the only time that Lam Ching-Ying cut loose and busted out a form onscreen. Oh, and my favorite Gods Must Be Crazy was part 2.

    The first Mr. Vampire movie is a classic. Though it spawned a bunch of sequels and knockoffs, you simply can't top the original. And even then, it has lots of things similar to Sammo Hung's Encounter of the Spooky Kind (Spooky Encounters).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Ever check out the old Mr. Vampire series? Great stuff. My favorite installment was Crazy Safari (Gods Must Be Crazy III) which contained that special brand of insanity that's signature to HK cinema. I maintain that Crazy Safari had the greatest Bruce Lee impersonation ever.

    But onwards to new Vampire flicks, check out the trailer for Thirst. It's from Park Chan-wook, director of Old Boy et.al.

    I'm saying this beats Doug's Blood: the Last Vampire.
    Park Chan-wook > Corey Yuan
    What say the rest of you?
    you when gene, i didnt have to watch the trailer to know this was going to be some good ****. park chan woo= the win. as for corey yuen, lie i've said many times before he is on my top 2 of worst fight directors, next to ching siu tung. but unlike ching corey actually is capable of puting together some awesome stuff. he is hit or miss, ching is just miss. when corey gets together with women hecan give a spectacular show.

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    oh **** the guy from my sassy girl is in this! will see.
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    Still thirsty?

    Park wins the Jury Prize at Cannes.
    05-25-2009 16:33
    'Thirst' Wins Jury Prize
    By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
    Staff Reporter

    The dark vampire thriller ``Thirst," directed by Park Chan-wook, won the Jury Prize at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival in France, Sunday.

    Park shared the festival's third place award with British director Andrea Arnold's teen drama ``Fish Tank." The festival's top prize Palme d'Or was given to ``The White Ribbon," a film about brutality in a 20th-century German town by Austrian director Michael Haneke.

    ``I think I still have a long way to go before I become a true artist. I must admit I have yet to experience the pangs of creation. All I have experienced is the joy of creation. When my first two films bombed at the box office, it was a long time before I could make this third feature. So this is an immense pleasure for me, from the conception of the film to its release ― except for the interviews. It's the last step for a film to be screened at the Cannes Festival," Park said after receiving his award.

    The win was his second in Cannes after his film ``Old Boy'' received the Grand Jury Prize, the festival's second place honor, in 2004.

    In his speech, Park gave special mention to actor Song Kang-ho, describing him as a ``great friend and longtime partner in filmmaking."

    In ``Thirst," Song played the lead role of the priest who, after receiving a mysterious blood transfusion, turns into a ravenous vampire. He starts to lust after human blood and has an affair with his friend's wife (played by Kim Ok-vin).

    The Cannes jury, led by French actress Isabelle Huppert, praised ``Thirst" as a ``unique noir film." Other members of the jury included Korean director Lee Chang-dong, Chinese actress Shu Qi and American actress Robin Wright Penn.

    Korean President Lee Myung-bak also congratulated Park for receiving the prestigious international award.

    ``Winning an award at Cannes, which is one of the most renowned film festivals in the world, means the efforts of our film producers and the quality of their products were once again recognized by the world. I sincerely hope Korean films will take another great stride toward the international market, and on behalf of our citizens, I once again congratulate director Park, who has not only left a great mark in the history of our film industry, but also helped make all our movie-makers proud," Lee said in a personal message to Park, as quoted by Yonhap News.

    ``Thirst" competed against high-profile films by renowned directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar, Ang Lee and Jane Campion. It was the first Korean film to be co-produced and distributed by top Hollywood studio Universal Pictures, and has been sold to foreign buyers in 10 countries including France and Greece.

    In Korea, the film is a box-office success having attracted 2.1 million viewers since it hit the local screens April 30.

    ``Thirst" marks the eighth time a Korean film has received a major award at Cannes. Director Im Kwon-taek received the Cannes director's award for ``Stroke of Fire" in 2002, while actress Jeon Do-yeon was named best actress in 2007 for ``Secret Sunshine."
    So logically...
    Posted: Tue., May 19, 2009, 8:00pm PT
    Vampire tale generates buzz over remake rights
    By MICHAEL FLEMING, ALI JAAFAR

    There's an increased interest in 'Thirst,' the latest offering from Park Chan-Wook, due to the success of vampire film 'Twilight.'

    Even before Park Chan-Wook's "Thirst" made its Cannes bow, there was buzz about the availability of remake rights. The nightmarish tale centers on a priest who is infected by a virus and becomes a vampire.

    Bloodsuckers are a popular theme in Hollywood right now thanks to the success of "Twilight." That only increased interest in the latest offering from Park, who is fast becoming a magnet for English-language remakes.

    Park's "Old Boy" is being developed at DreamWorks as a potential pairing of director Steven Spielberg and Will Smith; Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison will be producers.

    His "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" is being developed by Charlize Theron as a vehicle for the actress to star and produce through her Denver and Delilah Prods.

    And his "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" is being developed by "Transformers" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

    While Park's Korean producers on those three pics were able to deal directly with the interested U.S. parties, "Thirst" is a co-production between CJ Entertainment and Universal-based Focus Features Intl., so Focus gets first look on any potential English-language remake.

    While CJ Entertainment's head of international film financing Mike Suh said it is still early days in terms of discussing a remake of "Thirst," it is another CJ project generating heat.

    Bong Joon-ho's "Mother," about a feisty widow fighting to prove her emotionally fragile son is innocent of murder, is being circled by a number of U.S. producers.

    "There is a high interest in the film, but we're still in the early stages of talks," said Suh. "As for Park's films, they are unique dramas with strong storylines, which is why they could work in other countries."

    In November, Gore Verbinski acquired remake rights to Bong's monster movie "The Host." Verbinski will produce with the Vertigo partners and Paul Brooks.

    As for Park, the helmer is weighing options for his next project. Aside from producing Bong's forthcoming adaptation of French comicbook "Le Transperceneige," he has no specific directing projects to which he's attached. But the free schedule doesn't mean he has any desire to get involved in the English-language remakes of his own pics.

    "I want them to treat my films as if they were books and I was an 18th century writer who has long been dead," Park told Variety.
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    Blood the Last Vampire revisited

    The Sony trailer is up and it's in English.
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    my korean friend said thirst wasnt that good. :dunno: we will have to see. i still am going to see it.
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    "The Night Stalker" and "Salem's Lot" were both excellent.

    In fact, both have been remade in recent years and were pale imitations of the original.

    I remember the new "Night Staker". It was like "let's get together a bunch of early 30s yuppies have then dress like fashion models and see what happens"......it was a mess! Especially if one remembers the original Carl Kolchak!

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    Hi BoulderDawg,

    I am glad you liked "The Night Stalker."

    I am still waiting for the guys who said they were going to try to see it to come back with their take on it. I guess I will have to wait until October.


    mickey

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    I want to buy Let the Right One In, a Swedish vampire movie that's supposedly one of the all-time best vampire films. But unfortunately, the release that's out now doesn't have the theatrical subtitles, but newly substituted ones that apparently change the whole meaning of much of the story. I've read online that once the current stock is bought up, Magnolia(?) will release a new version that also includes the original subtitles as well. Many are upset that Magnolia isn't offering a trade-in for the upgraded release when that comes out.

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    Just watched 'Let the Right One In'

    Its very different. But it is good. I was strangely captivated by it. A very unique vampire tale, one that has NOT been done to death.

    I give it two thumbs up. It wont fit everyones tastes though.
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    lesbian vampire killers

    yes you read right and no its not a porn, ill keep it simple its shaun of the dead but with lesbian vampires.

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    WHAT ABOUT TWILIGHT?! XD sorry felt like being a little bit of a troll :]

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    twilight? GTFO of here.
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