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Postby BrianM » Thu 09.21.2006 11:13 pm

Kairo, Battle Royale, A Tale of Two Sisters(Korean), and many other horror movies ;)
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RE: Japanese movies...

Postby Frumious Boojum » Fri 09.22.2006 9:37 am

Tspoonami wrote:
Summer Time Machine Blues!


Woohoo! Somebody else that has seen it!
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Postby Harisenbon » Sat 09.23.2006 4:51 am

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?
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RE: Japanese movies...

Postby Frumious Boojum » Sat 09.23.2006 9:56 am

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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RE: Japanese movies...

Postby queshaw » Mon 09.25.2006 5:49 pm

Ikiru is the latest Japanese movie that I saw. It's kind of profound.
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Postby AJBryant » Mon 09.25.2006 10:54 pm

Ikiru made me want to alternately slit my wrists and kick the asses of the bureaucrats in the film.

Loved it.


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RE: Japanese movies...

Postby KNH » Mon 09.25.2006 11:04 pm

What about 用心棒 (youjinbou)? I thought it was a good movie.
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RE: Japanese movies...

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 09.25.2006 11:47 pm

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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Postby chikara » Tue 09.26.2006 12:08 am

A "Directors Suite" of 生きる was released here this year. I don't know if that is supposed to be a "Directors Cut" or just a repackaging of the original. I haven't seen it yet so I don't know how it compares.
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Postby AJBryant » Tue 09.26.2006 2:49 am

Well, it's hard to do a director's cut when the director has been dead for a decade. :)

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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Postby oris » Thu 11.23.2006 11:43 pm

darkzim, d-addicts.com is a GREAT site, thanks a lot, i didn't realize there's such big online communities who like japanese dramas. Thanks :)
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Postby mamba » Fri 11.24.2006 12:27 am

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.
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Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Sun 11.26.2006 1:02 am

mamba wrote:
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)
Samurai Fiction
Blessing Bell
Sonantine
Getting Any?
Shark Skin Man
Bright Future


those are to name a few.

Honestly *whispers* Korean cinema is WAYYYYY better*
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