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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Fantastic ... simply fantastic
25 November 2004 | by (A Region Free World) – See all my reviews

The idea of having Chan-wook Park, Takashi Miike and Fruit Chan as part of the same DVD set is enough to warrant a purchase. This was the sole reason I watched these three shorts.

While Miike's offering was very enjoyable, and had some interesting scenery and Chan's Dumplngs was also very entertaining, Chan-wook Park stole the show in my opinion.

I now wonder if CUT isn't what SAW should have been.......?

Unfortunately I can't speak on the film too much as I could ruin the story, but if you are a fan of either OLDBOY or Sympathy for Mr Vengeance this short IS A MUST. Chan-wook Park continues to impress me with his creativity, and the camera work in this film was GREAT. There are two directors that I currently find to be very interesting, and I will watch anything they produce. Micheal Haneke is one, Chan-wook Park is another.

I have heard rumours of Sympathy for Ms Vengeance, and I can only hope they are confirmed.

This was an easy purchase.

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