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- Fruit Chan's extended, feature-length version of Dumplings
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The first segment is "Dumplings," courtesy of Hong Kong's Fruit Chan. Chan, whose work I am the least familiar with, provides the most wickedly entertaining story. Bai Ling (and who doesn't love Bai Ling?) plays an industrious entrepreneur who makes and markets special dumplings that help women regain their youth. Operating out of her apartment, the dumplings are prepared lovingly with.....let's just call it a special ingredient. I found the entire episode to be smart and grotesque--always a winning combination. I'd award this segment 5 stars.
Next up, the macabre and over-the-top entry from Korea's Park Chan-Wook is entitled "Cut." Chan-Wook has increased in popularity lately due to "Old Boy" and the "Vengeance" pictures, and "Cut" doesn't stray too far from that successful formula. A film director finds himself held captive by a disgruntled extra, and to survive he must prove that he is capable of evil. Elaborately staged (think something excessive from the "Saw" franchise), this segment is fascinating and theatrical. It lacks a little bite due to its artifice, but still manages to be great fun.Read more ›
Dumplings can easily be considered morbid. It does present some sensual scenes, but its premise is too easily recognized.
Cut gets into the bizarre with graphic mutilations and difficult choices.
Box is haunting in its expose of an unfortunate catastrophe and its resulting ruination of a woman.
Three different gruesome stories are told about taboo subjects. There's the lady that wants her youthful appearance back and will go to any length to get those wrinkles to disappear. Next is the story of a washed up actor who cannot accept the fact that the director would not cast him as the main character in a movie - his only way to make himself heard is through revenge. The last story is that of a circus, a box and conjoined twins just as messed up and gory as ever.
*This is a foreign film so there are subtitles. Don't bother turning this on if you won't be able to pay attention 100%.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Maybe would have appreciated these works more as individual feature length films. Great stories just a bit disjointed in this format.Published 4 months ago by kenneth nyoike
It was psychotically entertaining. Film quality was low but that added to the extremely twisted scenarios.Published 8 months ago by Bridget
love these movies they have a spin on horror that I love. Dumplings is just simply a weird and jaw dropping film that with make you wonder.Published 9 months ago by tawia ferrington
okay three shorts. dumpling is absolutely wild - dumpling filling made out of fetus, coat hangers, vanity. the middle one snoozer. third one flat out weird.Published 12 months ago by J C
The first was gross but entertaining. The second story was just over the top and not very believable but it did have some gross moments. The third had such promise. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Miss Cinnamon Boots
When I rent a movie with a title containing the word "extreme", I expect something extreme. It wasn't even extreme in 2006... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Danestrong
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