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Harisenbon wrote:Woohoo! Somebody else that has seen it!
The preview of that was enough to turn me off of it.
Are you saying it was actually good?
I found it funny enough... might not be greatest movie ever made, but it was rather funny.
I was mostly surprised to see somebody else has actually heard of it... most of the people big into Japanese films have never heard of it, I've found. Maybe it's because of an overabundance of horror...
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I was mostly surprised to see somebody else has actually heard of it... most of the people big into Japanese films have never heard of it, I've found.
It was a preview for some other movie I was watching.
Being in Japan means I get to see lots of previews for crappy movies that I should attempt to stay away from.
Ikiru made me want to alternately slit my wrists and kick the asses of the bureaucrats in the film.
The translation that they did of that movie was horrid, though.
They even left out my favorite bit where the worker at the funeral is complaining about stamping stuff all day long...
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What they've been doing is remastering the films, cleaning the negatives, and digitizing the audio. Makes the movie look and sound like new, rather than decades old prints or images taken from aged video tracks. They also usually throw in lots of cool commentaries by film historians, and documentaries about the director and the film.
For Kagemusha's new release (about five years ago), they released (for the first time) the WHOLE movie as shown in Japan, rather than the 20-minutes shorter version that was the "international release."
See the new three-disc Criterion release of Seven Samurai (which I mentioned earlier in this thread) to see the kind of stuff they're doing.
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NANA The Movie is a good movie, I just watched it recently and also found out that theres going to be a NANA2!~!! yay! As for dramas, i really need to find one to watch. The last one I watched was Hana Yori Dango which I finished a long time ago.
Yeah dude Nana 2 exists. Its here in japan. Or at least Ive seen ads for it.
AS FOR J MOVIES!!!
I highly reccomend
Survive Style 5
9 Souls (Or anything Toshiaki Toyoda has ever made)
Shark Skin Man
those are to name a few.
Honestly *whispers* Korean cinema is WAYYYYY better*
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