|Tags: blood, Chan-wook Park, CJ Entertainment, drama, Focus Features, FOREIGN FILMS, Kang-ho Song, korean, romance, south korea, thirst, thriller, Universal Pictures, VAMPIRES|
Follows a beloved and devoted priest from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and psychological changes lead to his affair with a wife of his childhood friend who is repressed and tired of her mundane life. The one-time priest falls deeper in despair and depravity. As things turns for worse, he struggles to maintain what's left of his humanity.
- Focus Features will distribute in '09.
- Universal Pictures and Focus Features are co-producing, making them the first US-based studios to back up a South Korean production before its local release.
- Produced by CJ Entertainment -- the largest entertainment company in Korea.
- Originally titled Evil Live, which is a direct reference to Chan-wook Park's vampire segment in Three...Extremes.
- Fans may recognize actor Kang-ho Song from The Host and Memories of Murder.
- Although the film will have horror elements, it's said that it will also contain bits of romance and drama.
- This is a South Korean film from writer/director Chan-wook Park, who fans may remember as the creator of the "Vengeance Trilogy," which included the incredibly popular Oldboy.
7/10 | Click here to read the official review from a UHM staff member.
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