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3 Extremes II (2002)

Saam gaang (original title)
Three constitutes an omnibus package of three short horror films made by Asian directors. "Memories," made by Kim Ji-Woon, is about a woman (Kim Hye-Soo) who disappears from the home she ... See full summary »

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(as Peter Ho-Sun Chan), (as Kim Jee-woon) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Wife (segment "Memories")
Bo-seok Jeong ...
Husband (segment "Memories")
Suwinit Panjamawat ...
Gaan (segment "The Wheel")
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Yu (segment "Going Home")
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Wai (segment "Going Home")
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Hai'er (segment "Going Home")
Ting-Fung Li ...
Cheung (segment "Going Home")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanyavae Chatiawaipreacha ...
Nuan (segment "The Wheel")
Jeong-won Choi ...
Doctor (segment "Memories") (as Jung Woo Choi)
Pornchai Chuvanon ...
Plew (segment "The Wheel")
Anusak Intasorn ...
Im (segment "The Wheel")
Jung-Won Jang ...
Eun-Ji (segment "Memories")
Pattama Jangjarut ...
Nan (segment "The Wheel")
Sung-Keun Jee ...
Taxi Driver (segment "Memories")
Savika Kanchanamas ...
Sa-Ing (segment "The Wheel")
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Three constitutes an omnibus package of three short horror films made by Asian directors. "Memories," made by Kim Ji-Woon, is about a woman (Kim Hye-Soo) who disappears from the home she shares with her husband (Jung Bo-Seog) and children, and ends up in a futuristic city filled with many disturbing hindrances to her finding her way back home. Nonzee Nimibutr's "The Wheel" contains a puppeteer who is unsuccessful in warning a dance troupe about using cursed puppets. Peter Ho-Sun Chan's "Coming Home" stars Eric Tsang as a policeman who becomes involved with his neighbors, a married couple who are involved in with some mysterious herbal medications.

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When two just ain't enough!

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, brief sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

12 July 2002 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

3 Extremes II  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$433,400 (Hong Kong) (16 August 2002)

Gross:

$910,479 (Hong Kong) (30 August 2002)
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Released in America as "3...Extremes II" to capitalize on the success of Three... Extremes (2004). See more »

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A good one, then a dud, then a great one
10 October 2010 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Actually made before the more popular 3 Extremes, but released afterward in most of the world. These three directors are less bankable than Takashi Miike and Chan-wook Park, though Ji-woon Kim does have A Tale of Two Sisters under his belt. Plus, it's much weaker. 3 Extremes, in my mind, is maybe the greatest horror anthology ever made, so this one has a lot to live up to. It begins with Kim's "Memories", which has some familiar Asian ghost story elements, but concentrates more on the images and moods than actual plot. In fact, the plot is fairly incoherent, though, after having seen the whole thing, it's easy enough to piece together what exactly is going on. I liked it quite a bit. Nonzee Nimibutr from Thailand comes next with "The Wheel". It's also a film that relies more on images than the story, which is about cursed puppets. The images are pretty, but the short is kind of lame. It's not terrible, but it's definitely the low point of this anthology. And then we come to Peter Chan's contribution, "Going Home". This one is the reason to watch this film. Gorgeously shot by master cinematographer Christopher Doyle, it's about a cop and his son who move into a new apartment building. The boy is annoyed by a small, creepy girl who lives across the way, and one day he disappears. While looking for his son, the cop discovers that the neighbor whom he thought was the girl's father is involved in some weird stuff. This one is just outstanding - and completely emotionally draining - and it gets better the more I think about it.


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