Yes, we know it's been available on import DVD for some time now, but we've still not seen it yet so we were excited to see the new US trailer for the upcoming American release of Three Extremes by Lions Gate.
The horror anthology features short films from the likes of Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer), Chan Wook Park (Oldboy) and Fruit Chan (Dumplings) and is released in US cinemas on October 28th.
The trailer (see links below) apparently focuses almost exclusively on the Takashi Miike and Chan Wook Park segments which contain far more jump images than Chan's film which relies more on tone, texture and sound.
Three Extremes is a bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia’s most compelling directors – Japanese cult figure Takashi Miike, Hong Kong’s Fruit Chan, and Korea’s award-winning Park Chan-Wook.
Using distinctive cinematic styles that span dream-like minimalism, savage comedy and baroque horror, these cutting-edge directors penetrate the dark heart of desire, examining the ghastly urges that transform ordinary people into monsters. Stylish, twisted and laced with haunting imagery, Three Extremes breaks the bounds of genre cinema, confirming the visionary talent of three master directors.
25th Oct 04 Fires blaze uncontrollably as smoke billows from damaged buildings while sirens wail indiscriminately over the screams of the living as they run for their lives, pursued at break-neck pace by the recently deceased.