Three… Extremes

August 20th, 2004


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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 7.1/10 (8,368 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director: Fruit Chan

Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Writers: Chan-wook Park, Lilian Lee

Bai Ling - Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau - Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
Tony Leung Ka Fai - Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian - Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
Miriam Yeung Chin Wah - Ching (segment "Dumplings")
Sum-Yeung Wong - Old Hairdresser (segment "Dumplings")
Kam-Mui Fung - Vomiting Woman (segment "Dumplings")
Wai-Man Wu - Nurse (segment "Dumplings")
Chak-Man Ho - Wang (segment "Dumplings")
Miki Yeung - Kate (segment "Dumplings")
So-Fun Wong - Kate's Mother (segment "Dumplings")
Kai-Piu Yau - Gynaecologist (segment "Dumplings")
Byung-hun Lee - Director (segment "Cut")
Won-hie Lim - Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
Hye-jeong Kang - Director's Wife (segment "Cut")

Taglines: From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters


Official Website: Lions Gate Films [United States] |

Release Date: 20 August 2004

Opening Weekend: $36,414 (USA) (30 October 2005) (19 Screens)

Gross: $75,829 (USA) (13 November 2005)

Technical Specs

Runtime:South Korea:  | Argentina: (Mar del Plata Film Festival)  | Australia:  | USA:

Crew or equipment visible: 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.

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

User Review


Rating: 9/10

Wow, just went to go see these three shorts last night, which are about 45 mins a piece. I agree that "Cut" was one of the most enjoyable horror experiences I have had since High Tension. Takeshi Miike is probably the biggest name in the Asian horror biz, but I have to say that I miss the style of his earlier work, like Audition and Happiness of the Katakuri's. "Box" was very strange but it leaves little explanation for what has actually occurred, and I wish it delved a little deeper. And oh my! Mr. Fruit Chan, I have never heard of you before last night. "Dumplings" was by far one of the most deranged things I have ever watched. And the sound that was used in this short was was of the most intense, stomach curdling noises that are still sticking with me today. This was a very fun watch, and I am glad I got to see it before it left the theater. My recommendation....don't eat a big meal before you start!!!