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Three... Extremes (2004)

Sam gang 2 (original title)
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Writers:

Haruko Fukushima (segment), Pik-Wah Lee (segment) (as Lillian Lee) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau Pauline Lau ... Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian ... Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ... Ching (segment "Dumplings")
Sum-Yeung Wong Sum-Yeung Wong ... Old Hairdresser (segment "Dumplings")
Kam-Mui Fung Kam-Mui Fung ... Vomiting Woman (segment "Dumplings")
Wai-Man Wu Wai-Man Wu ... Nurse (segment "Dumplings")
Chak-Man Ho Chak-Man Ho ... Wang (segment "Dumplings")
Miki Yeung ... Kate (segment "Dumplings")
So-Foon Wong So-Foon Wong ... Kate's Mother (segment "Dumplings")
Kai-Piu Yau Kai-Piu Yau ... Gynaecologist (segment "Dumplings")
Lee Byung-Hun ... Director (segment "Cut")
Im Won-hee ... Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
Kang Hye-jeong ... Director's Wife (segment "Cut")
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Storyline

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

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Taglines:

From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Goofs

In the segment "Cut," towards the end of the film there is a panning shot looking in through a window. The reflection of one or more persons standing on the outside portion (the side the camera is on) can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Alternate Versions

Lions Gate's U.S. version changes the order of the segments. In the original Asian release, the order was "Box"/"Dumplings"/"Cut." The American release has been changed to "Dumplings"/"Cut"/"Box." See more »

Connections

Edited into Dumplings (2004) See more »

User Reviews

Fantastic ... simply fantastic
25 November 2004 | by SplattiiSee all my reviews

The idea of having Chan-wook Park, Takashi Miike and Fruit Chan as part of the same DVD set is enough to warrant a purchase. This was the sole reason I watched these three shorts.

While Miike's offering was very enjoyable, and had some interesting scenery and Chan's Dumplngs was also very entertaining, Chan-wook Park stole the show in my opinion.

I now wonder if CUT isn't what SAW should have been.......?

Unfortunately I can't speak on the film too much as I could ruin the story, but if you are a fan of either OLDBOY or Sympathy for Mr Vengeance this short IS A MUST. Chan-wook Park continues to impress me with his creativity, and the camera work in this film was GREAT. There are two directors that I currently find to be very interesting, and I will watch anything they produce. Micheal Haneke is one, Chan-wook Park is another.

I have heard rumours of Sympathy for Ms Vengeance, and I can only hope they are confirmed.

This was an easy purchase.


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Japan | South Korea

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Extremes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,414, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$77,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,930
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Applause Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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