Two Asian Vampires Mix School-Girl Uniforms And Troubled Priests
Jun 22, 2009 12:59
The new vampire movie from Park Chan-Wook (Old Boy) follows the agonizing blood lust of a vampire Priest, and his desires for his best friend's girl in Thirst. Plus school-girl vamps fight winged nasties, in Blood: The Last Vampire.
You know Park Chan-Wook's work from Old Boy, but I'm really curious to see this director's take on self restraint, religion and lust, through the lens of a vamped-out priest. We've got a look at the latest one sheet from the movie as well as the trailer. The movie itself has been getting praised for style, but a little roughed up over edits and pace - yeah, it's Park Chan-Wook, I'm still going to go see it. The film will be released in select theaters on July 31.
Sang-hyun (The Host) 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 up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives – but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith is further strained when a childhood friend's wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.
Thirst Red Band Trailer:
Blood The Last Vampire
Based on the Manga series, Blood follows a 400-year-old halfling vampire slayer. She spends her life killing vampires, but hopes that this time she'll be able to execute Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Oh and she makes a little friend along the way.
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