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Three... Extremes (2004)

Sam gang 2 (original title)
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Writers:

Haruko Fukushima (segment), Pik-Wah Lee (segment) (as Lillian Lee) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau Pauline Lau ... Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian ... Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ... Ching (segment "Dumplings")
Sum-Yeung Wong Sum-Yeung Wong ... Old Hairdresser (segment "Dumplings")
Kam-Mui Fung Kam-Mui Fung ... Vomiting Woman (segment "Dumplings")
Wai-Man Wu Wai-Man Wu ... Nurse (segment "Dumplings")
Chak-Man Ho Chak-Man Ho ... Wang (segment "Dumplings")
Miki Yeung ... Kate (segment "Dumplings")
So-Foon Wong So-Foon Wong ... Kate's Mother (segment "Dumplings")
Kai-Piu Yau Kai-Piu Yau ... Gynaecologist (segment "Dumplings")
Lee Byung-Hun ... Director (segment "Cut")
Im Won-hee ... Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
Kang Hye-jeong ... 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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Taglines:

From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Alternate Versions

Lions Gate's U.S. version changes the order of the segments. In the original Asian release, the order was "Box"/"Dumplings"/"Cut." The American release has been changed to "Dumplings"/"Cut"/"Box." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Thirst (2009) See more »

User Reviews

 
Disturbing and Intense Trio of Horror
3 January 2009 | by andrew_hawkinsSee all my reviews

This compilation movie of three horror stories is dark and disturbing. The first story concerns a woman's greed for beauty and the bizarre path she takes to get it. The second story centers on a director who gets held captive by a film extra with an agenda. This leads to torture and a strange game of cat and mouse. The final story regards a writer with a twisted past. This part is surreal and at times awkward in storytelling and direction. I enjoyed this film as a fan of the horror genre. The elements of surrealism and paranormal activity were effective in each story. While the movie did have a relatively slow pace, the intensity of each stories climax made for a fulfilling watch. Recommended for fans of Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, The Twilight Zone and admirers of Takashi Miike and Chan-wook Park.


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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Japan | South Korea

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Extremes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,414, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$77,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,930
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Applause Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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