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Three... Extremes

Three... Extremes Promotional Movie Poster
Directed by Fruit Chan
Chan-wook Park
Takashi Miike
Produced by Ahn Soo-Hyun
Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Fumio Inoue
Naoki Sato
Shun Shimizu
Written by Dumplings:
Lilian Lee
Chan-wook Park
Bun Saikou
Haruko Fukushima
Music by Chan Kwong-wing
Koji Endo
Peach Present
Cinematography Chung Chung-Hoon
Christopher Doyle
Koichi Kawakami
Release date(s) 2004
Country Hong Kong
South Korea
Preceded by Three

Three... Extremes (traditional Chinese: 三更2 Saam gaang yi) is a 2004 international 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. The three segments are, in the following order:

Fruit Chan later released Dumplings, a 90 minute version of his segment.



  • Dumplings - 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.
  • Cut - A successful film director and his wife are kidnapped by an extra, 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.
  • Box - A soft spoken young woman 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.

Dumplings Theatrical

Dumplings was extended and turned into a full length theatrical film that was released into British cinemas by Tartan Films in the spring of 2006.

Box office

The film was released on November 17, 2005 in 19 North American theaters. Despite positive reviews by critics such as Roger Ebert,[1] it grossed $36,414 ($1,916 per screen) in its opening weekend, and its final gross stands at a modest $77,532.


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