July 31st 2009
  • Fantasy/Horror,
  • R,
  • 133 min,
  • Focus Features
  • Cast: Kang-ho Song, Ok-vin Kim, Hae-sook Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, In-hwan Park, Dal-su Oh, Young-chang Song, Mercedes Cabral, Eriq Ebouaney, Hee-jin Choi, Woo-seul-hye Hwang, Hwa-ryong Lee, Mi-ran Ra
  • Director: Chan-wook Park
  • Writers: Chan-wook Park, Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Emile Zola
  • Producers: Chan-wook Park, Ahn Soo-Hyun
  • Executive Producers: Miky Lee, Katharine Kim
  • Costume Design: Cho Sang-kyung
  • D.O.P.: Chung-hoon Chung
  • Editors: Kim Sang-bum, Kim Jae-beom
  • Music: Cho Young-wuk
  • Production Design: Ryu Seong-heui


Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life; so much so, that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun lives - but now exists as a vampire. Struggling with his newfound carnal desire for blood, Sang-hyun's faith is further strained when a childhood friend's wife, Tae-ju comes to him asking for his help in escaping her life. Sang-hyun soon plunges into a world of sensual pleasures, finding himself on intimate terms with the Seven Deadly Sins.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • MPAA Warning: Graphic bloody violence, disturbing images, strong sexual content, nudity and language
  • Production Budget: $5 million
  • Production Companies: CJ Entertainment, Focus Features, Moho Films, Universal Pictures

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 30 April 2009: South Korea
  • 18 September 2009: Brazil
  • 30 September 2009: France
  • 15 October 2009: Germany
  • 22 October 2009: Russia