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Thirst: Korean Blu-ray Disc with Director’s Cut in June

After the item has been listed in the shop for several months, K2DVD.com has now announced the release date for the Korean Blu-ray Disc release of Chan-wook Park’s Thirst (Bakjwi, 박쥐) coming on June 18th.
As you can see in the picture below, CJ Entertainment will use the same kind of fold-out digipak as in their recent Blu-ray Disc releases, but thanks to Kang-ho Song and Kim Ok-bin’s indecent (at least for Korea) pose, this one will stick out in your shelf.
Although it isn’t mentioned in the item description, the runtime of 144 minutes would mean that this release (unlike the Region B release from Palisades-Tartan running for 133 minutes) will include the longer director’s cut version of the film that was screened during last year’s Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in October. I just hope K2DVD didn’t add the runtime of the extra features to this figure like they sometimes do…

Pre-order THIRST on Blu-ray Disc from YesAsia.com

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Thirst: Korean DVD to include longer Director’s Cut

Great news for fans of director Chan-wook Park’s teen angsty-less vampire drama Thirst (Bakjwi, 박쥐).
Today the Asian retailer YesAsia.com added the Korean 3-Disc DVD release (coming March 15, 2010) that will not only include the theatrical cut (that’s already available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc) but also the extended director’s cut with English subtitles. The latter was screened during last year’s Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in October with about ten minutes of added and extended scenes.
Judging from the product photo, CJ Entertainment’s release should (as always) also put the packaging of the recent International releases to shame, especially since it features the “banned” artwork with Kim Ok-bin’s intact legs. If the already announced Korean Blu-ray Disc release will also include the Director’s cut is currently not known.
Preorder Thirst 3-Disc Special Edition at YesAsia.com


Thirst & Haeundae: Bloody Disasters are coming to Blu-ray Disc in Korea

Wow, talking about good timing. Just when I got my copy of Palisades-Tartan’s UK Blu-ray Disc of Thirst (Region B, see 40 screen shots here), CJ Entertainment announces two new Korean releases. Next to Chan-wook Park’s vampire thriller, the Korean distributor will also release the first Korean disaster film Haeundae on Blu-ray Disc on March 15, 2010 according to K2DVD.com. CJ Entertainment’s BD releases have been region free and technically impressive (see The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Memories of Murder, Mother & Tazza) so far and maybe we will even see the longer cut of Thirst on this release…
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Palisades Tartan to release THIRST on Blu-ray Disc

Good news for Chan-wook Park fans who want to quench their thirst for high definition. DVD Times reports that Palisades Tartan will release the vampire thriller Thirst in the UK on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on January 25, 2010.
Since the label only got the distribution rights for the UK, the Blu-ray Disc will most likely be coded for Region B like their recent releases. Focus Features will release Thirst on November 17th in North America but sadly only on DVD.


Thirst Clip “Kill me or save me”

Just in time for the limited theatrical release in Germany via MFA+ on October 15th, Empire has posted a new clip from Chan-wook Park’s Thirst. Those of us without a proper cinema around just have to wait a few more days longer since the US DVD from Focus Features will already be released on November 18th. A Blu-ray Disc release is listed on Amazon.com as well, but currently without a release date.

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Universal to unleash Chan-wook Park’s THIRST on DVD in November

DVD Times has posted first details and the cover artwork for Universal Studio Home Entertainments US DVD release of Chan-wook Park’s Thirst. The DVD will be released on November 17th, four months after the US and over half a year after the Korean theatrical opening. There’s no word of a Blu-ray Disc (yet), but I can’t imagine that Universal won’t bring us Thirst in sweet HD as well….DVD only releases are soooo 2007 after all!


Thirst Clip “Try Walking in my Shoes”

No week without a new clip from Chan-wook Park’s Thirst. In this one, Song Kang-ho keeps Kim Ok-bin from getting cold feets…how sweet!

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