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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:
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Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau ...
Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
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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")
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Director (segment "Cut")
Won-hie Lim ...
Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
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Director's Wife (segment "Cut")
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

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From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$75,829 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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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 »

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Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Some uncomfortable moments with this one
13 March 2006 | by (Ventura, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly cruel and unrelenting. It plays as a single feature divided into three sections: "Dumplings", directed by Fruit Chan of Hong Kong, "Cut" directed by Park Chan-Wook of Korea and "Box" directed by Miike Takashi of Japan. Each section is like a dissertation in horror, although "Dumplings" could also be classified as an exploitation film.

All of them are beautifully produced and directed, and I especially found "Box" to be quite lavish in sets, costumes and atmosphere. They each show a lot about the culture of the respective countries they were made in and also provide new takes on the terrifying and the appalling. They are each original in their own right, although "Cut" could be compared to the "Saw" or Hannibal Lecter franchises in that there's a psycho who's trying to get a message across by way of murder and mayhem.

I don't want to give details on the plots of any of them because I think that viewers need to experience them for themselves with no preconceptions going in, but what I can say is that "Dumplings" has the most plot and is probably the one with the highest "squeam" factor, "Cut" covers a rather familiar premise but with lots of fun moments (you'll see) and "Box" is more of an artistic endeavour with not much of a plot, but for some reason I was enthralled and couldn't look away; it's the one I liked the most.

A solid 8 out of 10 for the efforts of these genius Asian directors.


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