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Three... Extremes (2004)
"Saam gaang yi" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  20 August 2004 (South Korea)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau ...
Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian ...
Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ...
Ching (segment "Dumplings")
Sum-Yeung Wong ...
Old Hairdresser (segment "Dumplings")
Kam-Mui Fung ...
Vomiting Woman (segment "Dumplings")
Wai-Man Wu ...
Nurse (segment "Dumplings")
Chak-Man Ho ...
Wang (segment "Dumplings")
Miki Yeung ...
Kate (segment "Dumplings")
So-Fun Wong ...
Kate's Mother (segment "Dumplings")
Kai-Piu Yau ...
Gynaecologist (segment "Dumplings")
Director (segment "Cut")
Won-hie Lim ...
Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
Director's Wife (segment "Cut")


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

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From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 August 2004 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

3 Extremes  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,414 (USA) (28 October 2005)


$75,829 (USA) (11 November 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Edited into Dumplings (2004) See more »

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4 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, just went to go see these three shorts last night, which are about 45 mins a piece. I agree that "Cut" was one of the most enjoyable horror experiences I have had since High Tension. Takeshi Miike is probably the biggest name in the Asian horror biz, but I have to say that I miss the style of his earlier work, like Audition and Happiness of the Katakuri's. "Box" was very strange but it leaves little explanation for what has actually occurred, and I wish it delved a little deeper. And oh my! Mr. Fruit Chan, I have never heard of you before last night. "Dumplings" was by far one of the most deranged things I have ever watched. And the sound that was used in this short was was of the most intense, stomach curdling noises that are still sticking with me today. This was a very fun watch, and I am glad I got to see it before it left the theater. My recommendation....don't eat a big meal before you start!!!

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