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Asian Cinema. Discussion, Reviews, Questions (aka ChinJaKoFilm Thread)
Topic by: lizzoqops
Posted: September 17, 2005 - 3:37 PM PDT
Last Reply: December 2, 2007 - 10:31 PM PST

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author topic: Asian Cinema. Discussion, Reviews, Questions (aka ChinJaKoFilm Thread)
lizzoqops
post #21  on October 4, 2005 - 6:16 PM PDT  
> On October 4, 2005 - 3:42 PM PDT GodEmperorAyato wrote:
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> Anyone seen Three Extremes yet? Takashi Miike and Park Chan Wook...i can't wait. Ive never heard of Fruit Chan before though. Has he directed any good movies?
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Hey, where'd that dvd come from?

I'd say those reviews are pretty accurate. The strongest of all those is definitely the Fruit Chan entry. He's well known in Hong Kong, but his stuff isn't very accessible, as far as I know. I'll have to look around and see where to get it. The Miike entry is ok, the Park entry is the weakest one, I think. Kinda cliche. There's also a full length version of "Dumplings" floating around that's supposed to be even better than the 3 extremes version.

lizzoqops
post #22  on October 6, 2005 - 2:37 PM PDT  
I hate being at the bottom of the list.

I finally saw "Tony Takatani". I liked it. The story was good, it had an end that made you think a bit, it was beautifully made, and the acting, while not really exceptional, was just right for this quiet story. Maybe I was in the right mood, but it all worked for me.

The last week has been a good week for movies.
markhl
post #23  on October 10, 2005 - 4:24 PM PDT  
OOo... Spider Forest is here. Not great but still interesting (boring for some). And, Take Care of My Cat - has been here the entire time (judging by the review from 2004?).. how come I didn't see it?

Yongary and "Ape,".. I can't comment on.. heh. Some funny categorizations going on around here lately though..
underdog
post #24  on October 10, 2005 - 4:37 PM PDT  
> On October 10, 2005 - 4:24 PM PDT markhl wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> OOo... Spider Forest is here. Not great but still interesting (boring for some). And, Take Care of My Cat - has been here the entire time (judging by the review from 2004?).. how come I didn't see it?
>


Hm, you also missed Magiochan's GreenCine Staff pick of the latter, in an issue of our Dispatch newsletter a couple of months ago. She also liked it (obviously). I will check out Spider, too.

C

markhl
post #25  on October 10, 2005 - 4:49 PM PDT  
> On October 10, 2005 - 4:37 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> Hm, you also missed Magiochan's GreenCine Staff pick of the latter, in an issue of our Dispatch newsletter a couple of months ago. She also liked it (obviously). I will check out Spider, too.


Ummm.. I admit.. I haven't been reading the dispatches lately. *cheesy grin* I'll be back to normal speed in a few months hopefully - I haven't watched a DVD in ages! Maigochan's my heeeeeero.. haha

Spider's not perfect but was interesting enough for me. Perhaps I'm lenient because I'm overjoyed that it's not the standard "horror" fare.. have fun udog!
underdog
post #26  on October 10, 2005 - 4:53 PM PDT  
> On October 10, 2005 - 4:49 PM PDT markhl wrote:
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> Spider's not perfect but was interesting enough for me. Perhaps I'm lenient because I'm overjoyed that it's not the standard "horror" fare.. have fun udog!
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Cool, thanks Mark! I wonder how an all-spider double-featured would be if I paired it with this one?

Maybe too much for one sitting. ;-)
lizzoqops
post #27  on October 10, 2005 - 6:29 PM PDT  
> On October 10, 2005 - 4:24 PM PDT markhl wrote:
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>
> Yongary and "Ape,".. I can't comment on.. heh. Some funny categorizations going on around here lately though..
> ---------------------------------

Do not watch these alone, and without plenty of alcohol. I mean...some movies you just have to be in the right setting to enjoy fully.

What?
lizzoqops
post #28  on October 13, 2005 - 7:08 PM PDT  
Ok, so today I watched Tokyo 10 plus 1. I don't know why I made that a link. Cos it stunk. Really. I had to open all the windows in the house once it was over. I only watched the whole thing cos it was short. Why did it stink? Well, it ripped off a lot of other movies, like Battle Royale and Biozombie, but not in a fun way. You could see every joke coming a mile away. And even the characters you might sorta like were given terrible lines. There was no good reason to make this.

And I like bad movies. But this wasn't even entertaining. I hate that. That's why I'm ranting. I think I'll go watch "Hera Purple" again to clear my palate. Ok, not really.
GodEmperorAyato
post #29  on October 14, 2005 - 12:06 AM PDT  
Damn, i was hopeing it would be good since its by the director of Uzumaki. I suppose the only reason that was so good was Juji Ito's manga but I still had high hopes for this director.
lizzoqops
post #30  on October 14, 2005 - 8:10 AM PDT  
> On October 14, 2005 - 12:06 AM PDT GodEmperorAyato wrote:
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> Damn, i was hopeing it would be good since its by the director of Uzumaki. I suppose the only reason that was so good was Juji Ito's manga but I still had high hopes for this director.
> ---------------------------------


Me too, even though I've never read anything good about it. I love Uzumaki. I still haven't watched "Long Dream", I guess I need to give Higuchinsky another chance. Based on this one, though, I wouldn't.
markhl
post #31  on October 14, 2005 - 3:19 PM PDT  
Finally saw "Rules of Dating" (translated title is closer to "The Point of Dating") and it was quite interesting. Pretty realistic but not to the point of something like Turning Gate (and fortunately so!). I'm not sure if it'll make it over here to the U.S. really since it's not the Tartan/Sony type of films which have been picked up in the past. Something for those with other means to watch korean fliks.

Has anyone noticed that Kim Ki Duk's Real Fiction has been added to the Request list yet? :) Personally, I'd really like to see Jail Breakers come into the catalog too. I've heard GREAT things about it (it's a comedy).
lizzoqops
post #32  on October 14, 2005 - 3:43 PM PDT  
> On October 14, 2005 - 3:19 PM PDT markhl wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Finally saw "Rules of Dating" (translated title is closer to "The Point of Dating") and it was quite interesting. Pretty realistic but not to the point of something like Turning Gate (and fortunately so!). I'm not sure if it'll make it over here to the U.S. really since it's not the Tartan/Sony type of films which have been picked up in the past. Something for those with other means to watch korean fliks.
>

Yep, it was very interesting. The characters seem more...understandable? And the story progresses, unlike Turning Gate. But I agree, probably not one we'll get to see on Region 1. Not extreme, horror, or arty.

> Has anyone noticed that Kim Ki Duk's Real Fiction has been added to the Request list yet? :) Personally, I'd really like to see Jail Breakers come into the catalog too. I've heard GREAT things about it (it's a comedy).
> ---------------------------------

I'll request that Real Fiction. I see someone else seems to like it besides me, it has a 7 rating. But if you haven't seen it, don't read that synopsis, either! It tells you the whole "plot", from beginning to end. Jailbreakers is already on my request list, I guess I'll have to do some pimping for it in the request thread : )
markhl
post #33  on October 15, 2005 - 11:54 AM PDT  
> On October 14, 2005 - 3:43 PM PDT lizzoqops wrote:
> Jailbreakers is already on my request list, I guess I'll have to do some pimping for it in the request thread : )


It's hard to sell "Jail Breakers" to people.. good luck pimpin away on the request thread. On another note, I think I was too harsh on A Bittersweet Life when I mentioned it earlier. I really have to stop watching movies (especially "these" types) on my laptop. It's a solid 8 now probably for me :)

P.S. That Phillips player is coming in REALLY handy. Now I watch 0 TV... heh.
lizzoqops
post #34  on October 15, 2005 - 10:22 PM PDT  
Got a link for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. I might have to wait for the boxset with all 3 movies, depending on how that looks and what kind of extras it comes with. Supposed to be released soon after this one.
lizzoqops
post #35  on October 19, 2005 - 10:54 AM PDT  
Bored, re-arranging my queue (you know how much fun that is!), I noticed that these excellent movies are green and they shouldn't be, so for the 95% of you who read this thread and don't post in it:

Cure
Kiyoshi Kurosawa's masterpiece...prepare to be mesmerised by this tale of a killer who uses others to commit the crimes, simply by asking the ultimate question: Who are you?

Also from this Kurosawa:
Bright Future (with an amazing performance by Tandanobu Asano)
Doppelganger, a comedy about a clueless scientist, and how his doppelganger helps him out. Another amazing performance here by Koji Yakusho.

JSA
Park Chan-wook's first big movie, about friendship between enemies. I'd give this movie to Song Kang-ho, and the Chocopies scene. Oh, and don't blame Lee Young-ae.

Sorum
Nice quiet horror/thriller. Not for everyone, but I found it to be a satisfying watch, with good acting, a nice little twist, and a resolution.

This one's blue, but you might want to add it to your queue anyway:
Bad Guy
An earlier work by Kim Ki-duk. This one is definitely not for everyone, but if you can see through to the core of the characters, another satisfying watch with amazing acting from the two leads.
underdog
post #36  on October 19, 2005 - 4:57 PM PDT  
> On October 15, 2005 - 10:22 PM PDT lizzoqops wrote:
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> Got a link for Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. I might have to wait for the boxset with all 3 movies, depending on how that looks and what kind of extras it comes with. Supposed to be released soon after this one.
> ---------------------------------


You can actually queue that one up now: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Releases on Nov 22.

And hey, nothing wrong with films being "green" (even if it's not easy being... well, never mind.) Some of those we're just pretty well stocked on, but yes, queue 'em up if you haven't seen 'em - good stuff. I loved Cure.

C
lizzoqops
post #37  on October 19, 2005 - 5:37 PM PDT  
> On October 19, 2005 - 4:57 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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>
> You can actually queue that one up now: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Releases on Nov 22.
>
> And hey, nothing wrong with films being "green" (even if it's not easy being... well, never mind.) Some of those we're just pretty well stocked on, but yes, queue 'em up if you haven't seen 'em - good stuff. I loved Cure.
>
> C
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Dude, that's Mr. Vengeance. Not that y'all shouldn't cue that one up too : ) All vengeance is good. Or bad. Whatever.

markhl
post #38  on October 19, 2005 - 7:47 PM PDT  
Yes.. no cross-dressing in Mr. nor Lady Vengeance. Shame on you underdog..

And of course I blame Lee Young Ae in JSA.. *chuckle*
lizzoqops
post #39  on October 19, 2005 - 10:19 PM PDT  
> On October 19, 2005 - 7:47 PM PDT markhl wrote:
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> Yes.. no cross-dressing in Mr. nor Lady Vengeance. Shame on you underdog..
>
> And of course I blame Lee Young Ae in JSA.. *chuckle*
> ---------------------------------

Fine. We can have that argument again : )

(punches Mark in the arm)
underdog
post #40  on October 20, 2005 - 10:46 AM PDT  
Oops, my bad - you're right. I gave Vengeance a sex change. Whoops! Well, yes, wanted to announce that at any rate. Definitely something to queue up. Even if it's the wrong gender. ;-)

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