Release date:October 28, 2005
(NY, LA, Austin)
Studio:Lions Gate Films
Directors:Fruit Chan, Park Chan-Wook, Miike Takashi
MPAA Rating:R (for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and
Screenwriters:Lilian Lee, Park Chan-Wook, Haruko Fukushima
Starring:Byung-hun Lee, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-ah Yum, Mitsuru Akaboshi, Ling Bai, Lee Jun Goo, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau, Mi Mi Lee, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Won-Hee Lim, Meme , Mai Suzuki, Yuu Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, So-Fun Wong, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, Miki Yeung
A retired actress longing to retain her beauty seeks the rejuvenating effects of a doctor's "special" dumplings, only to discover they contain one horrifying ingredient... A film director is abducted by a vengeful stranger and forced to make an impossible choice that will change his life forever... A beautiful female novelist, still guilt-ridden over the childhood death of her twin sister, receives a mysterious invitation to meet at the site of her sister's demise... Exploring the outer limits of the macabre, Lions' Gate Films' "Three... Extremes" is a bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia's most compelling directors – Japanese cult figure Takashi Miike, Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, and Korea's award-winning Park Chan-Wook. Using distinctive cinematic styles that span dream-like minimalism, savage comedy and baroque horror, these cutting-edge directors penetrate the dark heart of desire, examining the ghastly urges that transform ordinary people into monsters. Stylish, twisted and laced with haunting imagery, "Three...Extremes" breaks the bounds of genre cinema, confirming the visionary talent of three master directors.