Thirst, or “Bat” in Korean (hence the movie poster), is the latest creation of Park Chan Wook, director of another movie reviewed on these pages, Oldboy. In a sentence, it’s a stylish vampire movie featuring sex, blood and death. It’s also pretty funny, occasionally horrific, and very graphic. The star of the show is Kim Ok-vin, who plays the at-times humble at-times vicious Tae-joo wonderfully. I’m not a vampire movie fan, but I really liked it.
Also recommended is the other thing I spent today watching, Flight of the Conchords!