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#1 Joseph White

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:59 PM

Just saw this last night and reccomend it highly to fans of Asian horror/thriller films. Directed in three parts (by Fruit Chan, Chanwook Park, and Takashi Miike, respectively) there's some wonderful filmmaking on display here. Cinematographically Chan and Miike's films are just astounding - Chan's segment shot by mr. polemic himself Christopher Doyle and Miike's by Koichi Kawakami. Both are gorgeous in their own right, all films represent three differtnt countries in Asia and very different perspectives and sensibilities concerning greed, vanity, violence, and memory. Truly gorgeous work by Doyle as usual, and Kawakami's contrasts of cold and hot hues are just simply beautiful. Both films are compositionally fascinating as well.

I heartily reccomend it, although it's not for the faint of heart and those with weak stomachs. Anyone familiar with the careers of any of these filmmakers will expect what I'm talking about, but yeah there's some very unsettling stuff on display here.

Anyone else see it? Thoughts?
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#2 Sean Morris

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:03 PM

Hey Joseph,

Agree totally, I really loved the last film on the DVD (Cut). I find
most Korean Films are very visually stunning. I would of loved to
viewed "Three Extremes "in a decent cinema.

Cheers
Sean
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