"Three... Extremes" is Released
Three... Extremes (traditional Chinese: 三更2 Saam gaang yi) is a 2004 international Asian horror film collaboration consisting of three segments by three directors from three countries.
It is a sequel to, and follows the concept of Three (2002), this time with more established directors. The three segments are, in the following order:
* Dumplings, directed by Fruit Chan (Hong Kong)
* Cut, directed by Park Chan-wook (South Korea)
* Box, directed by Takashi Miike (Japan)
Fruit Chan later released Dumplings, a 90 minute version of his segment.
THREE…EXTREMES is an anthology by three different directors: one Chinese, one Korean, one Japanese. All the episodes are interesting and disturbing - perhaps too much so, without any clear reason for the audience to endure the suffering. Despite the Asian pedigree, none of the episodes is in the mode of recent terrors from the Far East (e.g., RINGU and THE GRUDGE). For the most part they eschew eerie manifestations in favor of twisted tales about visceral and/or psychological horror.