DVD - 2009 | Korean
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Sang-hyun is a priest working for a hospital. He selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery after receiving an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He quickly realizes his sole reason for living involves taking the pleasures of the flesh. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD FOREIGN THIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Bakjwi


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Feb 20, 2018

I wasn't particularly taken with this one, so I will leave it without any score, but would recommend another Korean/Vampire series, Freeze.
[does not show up in Korean movies lists when searched, so easily overlooked].

Jul 24, 2017

Better than the Twilight series for sure, but it gets a bit repetitious in the last half hour or so.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Mr. Park is quite an accomplished visual artist with way too much leeway. Oldboy is the apex of his accomplishments so far, as it marries passion, comic-book content and a superb confidence in editing and shooting. But in Thirst he tries to add meaning, even theology, to the brew and it really begins to smell bad. (Plus, it's about 40 minutes too long). He's obviously a director in search of a Magnum Opus, but until he can master his content he should set the bar lower.

Oct 21, 2014

4 trillion times better than the stupid Twilight series!

Apr 29, 2014

I hated the whole "twilight" bull series... this to me is a real vampire love story.... (and real as in story... not real as in vampires existing. :P)

Oct 28, 2013

This should be called "Vampire Sex Priest." A bloody, but strangely bloodless film from the director of "Old Boy."

Jul 09, 2013

Excellent directing skill. If you enjoy this movie, better also check out his other production "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance"

Dec 02, 2012

Beautiful movie. A bit of gore, but unlike hollywood movies, it doesn't rely on those scenes.
It is poetic, with beautiful cinematography, and disturbing plot. A treat for both the eyes and mind.

I think some religious christian or catholic people might get a bit offended. I don't know. But thats just a little warning.

Apr 05, 2011

An intelligent and fun vampire story. Not my favorite Park Chan-wook film but still worth watching.

Jan 19, 2011

I was pretty disappointed by this movie. I loved Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Old Boy, but Thirst carries on in the same vein as Park Chan-wook's "Lady Vengeance", marrying bold direction and beautiful photography with exaggerated acting and a story line that borders on the ridiculous. At the end of the movie, I didn't know what to think.

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