Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Fruit Chan
|Produced by||Ahn Soo-Hyun
Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Tony Leung Ka-fai
|Music by||Chan Kwong-wing
|Running time||118 minutes|
Three... Extremes (Chinese: 三更2 Saam gaang yi) is a 2004 international East 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.
A Hong Kong film directed by Fruit Chan, Dumplings deals with an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties. However, they contain a gruesome secret ingredient. In 2004, Fruit Chan released a feature length version of this short.
A South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook which tells the story of a successful film director and his wife who are kidnapped by an extra from his own films, who forces the director to play his sadistic games. If he fails, his wife's fingers will be chopped off one by one every five minutes.
A Japanese film by Takashi Miike about a softly spoken young woman who has a bizarre recurring nightmare about being buried in a box in the snow. Searching for her long lost sister, she realizes her dreams and reality may possibly be connected.
- Miriam Yeung as Mrs Lee
- Bai Ling as Mei
- Pauline Lau as Lee's maid
- Tony Leung Ka-fai as Lee
- Meme Tian as Connie
- Lee Byung-hun as Director
- Im Won-hee as Stranger
- Kang Hye-jung as Director's wife
- Yeom Jeong-ah as actress in vampire role
- Kyoko Hasegawa as Kyoko
- Atsuro Watabe as Yoshii/Higata
- Mai Suzuki as Young Kyoko
- Yuu Suzuki as Young Shoko
Three...Extremes received mixed reviews, and holds a score of 66 out of 100 at review aggregator Metacritic. Roger Ebert awarded it three and a half out of four stars and called it "deeply, profoundly creepy."
The film was released on November seventeenth, 2005 in nineteen North American theatres. It grossed $36,414 ($1,916 per screen) in its opening week-end, and its final gross stands at a modest $77,532.