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Skellington
06-30-2005, 09:19 AM
Japan has a great movie database to be proud of. In my opinion better then Hollywood movies. In fact...whole Asia has the greatest movies in my opinion.

So what are your favorite Japanese movies? we already have a Kung-Fu Flicks in the Box Office Hideout so, don't come with Kung-Fu movies....1 st of all, they're not Japanese and second...there's allready a thread LOL.
Samuraï movies,yakuza,gore,cult,drama,thriller,you name it...just discuss.

To start of I would like to begin with some of my favorite movies.

Akira Kurosaw is my most favorite Japanese director ofcourse, next is Miike Takashi.

If you haven't seen "Miike's "Dead Or Alive" yet, then you should cop that stuff, brilliant movie, very shockin' and has a BRILLIANT film twist wich you will never expect to happen. It's a gangster,drama,shock movie realy....Never mind "Dead Or Alive II" and part III, I mean...they're 'pretty' allright, but nuthin' compared with the original. because of those other two it became more of a hype...too bad.....

And ofcourse I'm gonna bring this up.....

Toshiya Fujita's "Lady Snowblood" wich stars my idol actress Meiko Kaji, the queen of Asian exploitation movies.

http://www.j-pop.de/Bilder/lady-snowblood.jpg

"Lady Snowblood" is bloody revenge movie wich influenced Quentin Tarantino to create his own blade swinging modern Samuraï movie "Kill Bill". See the resemblance with Lucy Liu's character "Oren Ici-I" ??

The story is like this:

In the 3rd year of Meiji Japan, a family is attacked by bandits. The father and child are killed, the mother Sayo taken by one of the evil-doers as a slave. When Sayo is imprisoned and unable to exact her vengeance, she bears another child, Yuki (Meiko Kaji), to carry on where Sayo. Yuki is born for vengeance, and that may be all she ever knows.

It's definitelly a must-see movie.


Probable the most disgusting Japanese movie I saw and own is "Guts Of A Virgin" , yeah I own it, cause I collect the extremely weird,bloody and gory japanese movies aswel.

"Guts Of A Virgin" brings the story of a crew nude models and there photographers on the way to a photoshoot. The stay in this house next to some woods and get drunk and play some sexual games in that house while all of the sudden a weird creature with a "Monster Dick" starts killing all of them.

Realy, I saw this movie with my father and stepmother the first time and they were like "What...the....fuck.....? " But they saw the whole movie (my father probable because of the superfluous amount of sex).
I wasn't realy sure what I watched after the movie was finished, I was paralised cause....it was the weirdest movie I ever saw. I'm DYING to tell how the movie ends but that wouldn't be right, but the end is just great...well, funny...or....just awefull?? I don't realy know.....

100pr00f
06-30-2005, 11:15 AM
the last samurai...if u call that a jap movie.....thats all i own..ima start getting some tho...like the set of lonly wolf and cub dvds...witch is shogun assasian pluse the rest of the films...most peeps didnt know that....

Skellington
06-30-2005, 11:18 AM
Yeah I git the original Shogun Assassin on DVD, great movie ofcourse, another must have, espescially for Wu-tang fans.

It got banned for some years.

Fr@z
06-30-2005, 02:30 PM
Hard Boiled and Battle Royale are prolly my favorites.

Skellington
07-01-2005, 09:39 AM
Battle Royal is a classic, at first when I saw it in the DVD store i was like "This looks like shit" But after some reviews I finally copped it,watched it and damn,one of the greatest movies ever.

I just got myself another Jurosawa one "Kagemusha" can't wait to watch it, looks to me like it's another Samuraï epos.

Shitao
07-01-2005, 12:57 PM
All Kitano's movies are classics for me.
I think Hana-bi is the greatest 90's movie with fight club and pulp fiction.
This man is a genius. As director and as actor.

Solid Flame
07-01-2005, 04:48 PM
My favourite Japanese diretor is Takeshi Kitano,too. I also think all of his movies are great. they are always unique. Plus he acts great . A very charismatic cat.

Solid Flame
07-02-2005, 01:28 PM
Have you seen "a scene at the sea"? it īs a totally non-violent movie by Kitano. itīs about a mute guy who learns how to surf - a pretty simple plot but i felt the movie from the first second. itīs one of his earlier films, and the first one i saw in which he didnīt act. but still masterpiece. a must see.

Skellington
07-02-2005, 01:30 PM
Never heard of that one, looks like a very weird movie well for Japanese cinema, it's something totally different.

Solid Flame
07-02-2005, 01:51 PM
Yeah thatīs right itīs diffrent. but like i said the movie is without viollence. no blood and stuff, no yakuzas. itīs not that much typical japanese itīs typical Takeshi Kitano....
Anyway, what u think about ichi the killer? i mean itīs not bad, but not the best miike film. i like city of lost souls f.e. much better. if you wanna see some real brutal shit, watch "pornostar"( no itīs not porn at all...) reeeal sick, man.

Skellington
07-02-2005, 02:00 PM
Ichi was good, very good, but I liked Dead Or Alive more.You saw Audition yet???

Solid Flame
07-02-2005, 02:04 PM
Naw, shame on me! but iīm gonna watch it when i find it somewhere.

Shitao
07-02-2005, 02:12 PM
Have you seen "a scene at the sea"? it īs a totally non-violent movie by Kitano. itīs about a mute guy who learns how to surf - a pretty simple plot but i felt the movie from the first second. itīs one of his earlier films, and the first one i saw in which he didnīt act. but still masterpiece. a must see.
Yep crazy movie. The first kitano/Hisaishi collabo. Very nice movie. Amazing OST.

Shitao
07-02-2005, 02:13 PM
You saw Audition yet???
I saw that. my favorite Miike movie with Dead or Alive 2.

Skellington
07-02-2005, 04:08 PM
realy? You liked DOA 2 ? I didn't realy, after the original it got more of a hype.

Skellington
07-03-2005, 04:22 AM
realy, who ever saw "Audition" has to drop their thoughts about this movie, like...what do you think realy happened?? What's the real truth now???? There's something wrong with that girl...but....what's the reality? The hotel room? Or the torture at home???

Professor Poopsnagle
07-04-2005, 11:33 AM
i am a big KITANO fan, too. i admire him for "zatoichi"- directing and acitng BLIND - how ill is that?!

i also saw dead or alive but i am not much aquainted with miikes work. i heard he made a good remake of "graveyard of honour".

and the classic - SEVEN SAMURAI. the movie???!!!!

i also saw "pornostar" which wasnt that good but crazy.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166314/

Skellington
07-05-2005, 05:19 AM
Never heard of that "Porno Star" move :D But yeah Seven Samuraï is classic.

Yesterday I saw another Miike Takashi movie "One Missed Call" VERY good movie, kinda in the genre of The Ring and The Grudge but damn man, this was one scary ass movie, wonder when them Americans are gonna make remake of that.........

Shitao
07-05-2005, 05:34 AM
realy? You liked DOA 2 ? I didn't realy, after the original it got more of a hype.
Yeah I really love this movie. Very poetic, very calm... Reminds me "Sonatine" of the master Kitano.
Miike is a crazy man. A lot of movies (60 in 10 years) but a lot of trash shit.
BUT you can find very nice movie in this filmography: dead or alive trilogy, audition, visitor Q, rainy dogs.... Strange director no doubt.

Professor Poopsnagle
07-05-2005, 07:54 PM
i just saw cashern. plot is sometimes strange but special fx are whooooooa. like real life anime!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405821/

check two
07-05-2005, 11:06 PM
Why was my post deleted?

TheMASSIVE
07-06-2005, 03:45 AM
I saw these great Japanese flicks not too long ago...
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002W4TOO.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000095J2Z.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Skellington
07-06-2005, 03:59 AM
Yeah Versus is nice, I just got myself another movie of the same director Ryuhei Kitamura, "AZUMI", damn, this movie was GREAT, I loved every single second of it, never bored me one bit. Everybody must see this great Samuraï flick based on the Azumi comic.

Necromancer
07-06-2005, 10:49 AM
i just watched mononoke princess and spirited away this afternoon, who here's a fan of Miyazaki's movies?

Ronin
07-06-2005, 11:50 AM
i got a few jap films on dvd

seven samurai - best film ever
ran - another akir kurasawa classic
versus - dope action
ichi the killer - mad psychological, alot of commentary on japanese culture
shogun assassin - decent slasher movie
azumi - similair to versus with a female lead

i got a few anime, akira, ninja scroll, ichi the killer, samurai x both of them

think thats it....

Skellington
07-06-2005, 12:45 PM
Yeah, Azumi is great, I loved it. You gotta get Kagemusha man, another great Kurosawa flick.

Necromancer
07-06-2005, 12:53 PM
09, you seen battle royale?

Skellington
07-06-2005, 01:06 PM
Aaaaah shit yeah, I got both 1 & 2, sick movies, I never thought I would've liked that movie at first when I saw it in the dvd store, but one day I copped it,saw it,and loved it!!!

Necromancer
07-06-2005, 01:14 PM
word, same here.. i haven't seen the first one though, can't find it anywhere.
did you noticed too, that almost every japanese movie has a kinda puzzling ending? yanno, for you to wonder about when it's over..

Skellington
07-06-2005, 01:24 PM
Very true, I watched Takashi Miike's "Audition" some days ago, and the movie starts out very normal, even a bit romantic, but after an hour it turns into a Psycho-Thriller, and the plot??? Well, that's for us to foind out....just like in "Dead Or Alive" what kind of an ending was that???

But "Battle Royal" finishes quite god.

Necromancer
07-06-2005, 01:44 PM
yeah it did have i nice ending, can you up Audition for us lol? it sounds like a good movie

Skellington
07-06-2005, 01:51 PM
LOL up it? :D Well it is a great movie, realy u gonna love it.

Necromancer
07-06-2005, 02:05 PM
iight, you know what up means right ? like go to yousendit or something and stuff lol..
yo have you seen mononoke princess?

I-Legit
07-07-2005, 02:50 AM
what about Chinese movies?

Bruce Lee
Jackie Chan
Jet Li

wtf?

Professor Poopsnagle
07-07-2005, 04:04 AM
^make a new thread!

Skellington
07-07-2005, 05:14 AM
what about Chinese movies?

Bruce Lee
Jackie Chan
Jet Li

wtf?
There already is a Kung-Fu flix thread. + I don't think Chinese cinema types to Japanese cinema afterall.

iight, you know what up means right ? like go to yousendit or something and stuff lol..
yo have you seen mononoke princess?
yeah I know what Up is, but it's not like I got the movie on my PC or sumthin', infact I never even up'd a movie LOL

And no I haven't seen Mononoke Princess yet, what's it about? from who is it?

Necromancer
07-07-2005, 07:36 AM
damn i'm suprised you haven't seen it yet, i supppose youre not into manga flicks then?it's like the most famous anime movie from japan, i think, besides Spirited Away
oh yea, n its from takishi hayao miyazake i think

Skellington
07-07-2005, 07:59 AM
yeah I'm into manga, not that mucj tho, my favorite manga movie is "Blood-The Last Vampire" ill movie, a bit to short tho, only like 45 minutes or sumthin'

Necromancer
07-07-2005, 08:46 AM
oh yea, i seen that, i was kinda suprised tho, cuz on the video case it said it was for 3years and over lol..

Ronin
07-07-2005, 11:22 AM
am i the only one who thinks battle royale is pretty shit?

100pr00f
07-07-2005, 11:28 AM
i heard about it and it was said it was good...i might check it out when ever i can find it

Skellington
07-07-2005, 12:33 PM
am i the only one who thinks battle royale is pretty shit?
?

Probable, cause Battle Royal is classic man, original,and hard (emotional).

Necromancer
07-07-2005, 01:42 PM
09, where do you live

Professor Poopsnagle
07-07-2005, 07:32 PM
did anyone seen the new movie with(not from) takeshi kitano "blood and bones"????
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419515/

Skellington
07-08-2005, 04:54 AM
09, where do you live
From Antwerp - Belgium ;)

did anyone seen the new movie with(not from) takeshi kitano "blood and bones"????
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419515/
No man, but it sure looks good, tnx for the info ;)

Necromancer
07-08-2005, 06:00 AM
ah ok, do you get 'asain screen,mtv' over there too?

Skellington
07-08-2005, 06:03 AM
yeah, I'm collecting those movies, they sell the Asian Screen movies in dvd stores ;)

Necromancer
07-08-2005, 06:10 AM
yeah ok cool, thats where i saw battle royale, but where you live, is asain screen on tonight?

Skellington
07-08-2005, 11:54 AM
yeah it's on, dunno wich movie is playing tonight tho, ain't gonna watch cause i'm goin' out.

Necromancer
07-08-2005, 04:09 PM
Wat tha fuck??? why the hell isn't it on anymore, shiit...

Skellington
07-09-2005, 06:06 AM
??? I..I didn't say that

Rebel_INS
07-09-2005, 06:07 AM
For sure my cousin gots a grip of them

Necromancer
07-09-2005, 07:26 AM
??? I..I didn't say that what? /: yeah i know you didn't say that lol....

Skellington
07-09-2005, 12:49 PM
What? They realy don't show Asian screen no more???

Necromancer
07-09-2005, 04:13 PM
no they don't

Necromancer
07-09-2005, 04:13 PM
i should've watched it more often.....

Necromancer
07-09-2005, 04:15 PM
fuck

Skellington
07-10-2005, 06:27 AM
That sucks.....didn't knew that...Oh well, got 'em on DVD ;) :D

Necromancer
07-11-2005, 11:10 AM
yeh, i will too, i'll be in japan in 6 days anyway, so if you wanna recommend any good movies i should see....

Skellington
07-11-2005, 11:21 AM
WHAAAAAATTTT!!!!!! GODDAMN man, that's like my dream.....:( I'm still saving money, ain't goin' on vacation till I go visit japan...You'r a lucky bastard man ;) Shit i'm jealous...bring me a katana ;)

Hmmm movies..well, these are my favorites:

-Azumi
-Seven Samuraï
-Kagemusha
-Ran
-One Missed Call
-Shogun Assassin (+ Lone Wolf & Cub series)
-Audition
-Hidden Fortress
-Female Convict 1 & 2
-Rashomon
-Cure
-Zatoichi (all of 'em)
-Pulse
-Lady Snowblood
-Lady Snowblood 2
-All Night Long (aka Atrocity)
-Yakuza's Law
-Yakuza Graveyard
-Alleycat Rock
-Blind Womans Curse

Necromancer
07-11-2005, 12:41 PM
lol thanks for the list! i think i'll print that, and when you get enough money i might show you some places in japan lol

100pr00f
07-11-2005, 12:51 PM
take some pics...post em show us japan

Necromancer
07-11-2005, 02:31 PM
ok, i will

Shitao
07-11-2005, 02:37 PM
-Azumi
-Seven Samuraï
-Kagemusha
-Ran
-One Missed Call
-Shogun Assassin (+ Lone Wolf & Cub series)
-Audition
-Hidden Fortress
-Female Convict 1 & 2
-Rashomon
-Cure
-Zatoichi (all of 'em)
-Pulse
-Lady Snowblood
-Lady Snowblood 2
-All Night Long (aka Atrocity)
-Yakuza's Law
-Yakuza Graveyard
-Alleycat Rock
-Blind Womans Curse
Nice list ;)

+

-Hana-bi
-Sonatine
-Yojimbo
-Gohato
-Merry christmas Mr Lawrence

......

Good trip Necromancer.

Skellington
07-11-2005, 02:45 PM
lol thanks for the list! i think i'll print that, and when you get enough money i might show you some places in japan lol
Where were u from again?

Necromancer
07-11-2005, 02:49 PM
thanks shitao
i showed a japanese friend of mine that list that 09 made for me, and he knew most of them but laughed because some of them were in black and white or really old

Necromancer
07-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Where were u from again? i'm from Gunma, Japan

Skellington
07-11-2005, 03:28 PM
??? You ARE from Japan....but...you'r goin' to Japan in 6 days??? I lost you here man....

And about those black/white movies......They're classic man, they're Akira kurosawa movies.

Necromancer
07-11-2005, 03:41 PM
??? You ARE from Japan....but...you'r goin' to Japan in 6 days??? I lost you here man.... i come from japan, that doesn't mean i'm living for my whole life lol

Skellington
07-12-2005, 02:56 AM
Aaaahhh Like that, where do u live then?

Necromancer
07-12-2005, 07:56 AM
i been living in the netherlands for 5 years, sucks here, but before that it was japan. this might be my last post for maybe a month or so, peace

Skellington
07-12-2005, 11:10 AM
Aight man, good trip......why the hell did you come and live in the Netherlands???????? I wouldn't live there even if they payed me for it

LadySnowBlood
07-13-2005, 10:43 PM
have you guys seen -samurai fiction-?

Skellington
07-14-2005, 03:14 AM
No, what's it about realy?? I heard of the movie.

LadySnowBlood
07-14-2005, 06:41 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a114/LadySnowBlood12345/samurai-fiction-cover.jpg

Long Synopsis
- The Sword of Anger vs. the Sword of Peace -

Basically, to make a long story short,
it happens 300 years ago when Japan was ruled by the Shogun.

A swordsman is hired to protect the castle's treasure: a precious sword. and he steals it. When the shogunate realizes that its gone, he make a replica instead to insure the clan...
These 3 guys are sent to go get it. and uhhhh. there's love involved too...

I can't tell you the end...!
the colors and music is beautifull and amazing..
It's a samuria movie with good fast pasted music and good visual effect.. A must see!!!
i give it 4.5/5

100pr00f
07-14-2005, 06:43 AM
is it in the jap lang........

Professor Poopsnagle
07-14-2005, 07:07 AM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a114/LadySnowBlood12345/samurai-fiction-cover.jpg

Long Synopsis
- The Sword of Anger vs. the Sword of Peace -

Basically, to make a long story short,
it happens 300 years ago when Japan was ruled by the Shogun.

A swordsman is hired to protect the castle's treasure: a precious sword. and he steals it. When the shogunate realizes that its gone, he make a replica instead to insure the clan...
These 3 guys are sent to go get it. and uhhhh. there's love involved too...

I can't tell you the end...!
the colors and music is beautifull and amazing..
It's a samuria movie with good fast pasted music and good visual effect.. A must see!!!
i give it 4.5/5
iīve seen this movie about 3 years ago. pretty nice. kinda like a samurai road movie.

LadySnowBlood
07-14-2005, 07:09 AM
yep.. jap lang

100pr00f
07-14-2005, 07:13 AM
im a lil skeptical on buying movies in another lang...couse the kung fu movies i got u cant see the subs..thier bright yellow and blurry.........

do u wath them with subs and how does it look


i onley seen one move that had decent subs...and i didnt mind it...aslong as i can read it ill start picking up some jap movies...

Skellington
07-14-2005, 11:27 AM
I heard it was another inspiration for Kill Bill am I right?

LadySnowBlood
07-14-2005, 02:55 PM
I heard it was another inspiration for Kill Bill am I right?


are you talkin' bout SF?

not at all..
ladysnowblood and game of death have been a huge inspiration for KB

Skellington
07-14-2005, 03:38 PM
Yeah I know about those two but back in the day when I googled for some info on Kill Bill that movie showed up often and in google images that red images with the two samuraï used to show up aswell.

Solid Flame
07-19-2005, 08:04 AM
Just seen "samurai ressurrection". Some nice scenes but quite boring...

Skellington
07-19-2005, 11:03 AM
Never heard of that one, what's it about?

Solid Flame
07-20-2005, 01:51 PM
Kinda complicated.... Itīs about a samurai in old Japan who gets killed and then returns as some kind of demon . He wants to take revenge and uses some real good fighters, who he betrays and puts under his spell, for his evil cause (basically he wants to take control over the whole world)... Like I said some nice scenes but pretty boring to me . They could have made a lot better film than this one ( I think itīs based on some book.) but still it has potential.

100pr00f
07-20-2005, 01:54 PM
yea i seen that at the store..the cover looks cool

Skellington
07-20-2005, 08:07 PM
Sounds good, gonna look into that.peace

Necromancer
07-24-2005, 08:07 AM
hi 09, im in tokyo right now, internet cafe, i looked in the video store for some of those videos you said were good, i dont know why but i expected them to have english subtitles but of course they dont. i cant be bothered to learn japanese right now so ill just download the subtitled versions when i get back to holland. here they have alot of american movies but i noticed they all come out MUCH later.,
im gonna jet now, peace, ill take some photos here.

Skellington
07-25-2005, 07:35 AM
Cool man be sure to take some nice photographs man :).

Watch out when buying DVD's over there man, watch out for the region code, I don't think you'll be able to play them dvd's over in Holland.

You gotta be sure it's either regio 1 or 2.

100pr00f
07-25-2005, 08:00 AM
fo sho...and i cant wait to see some pics

Skellington
07-25-2005, 08:03 AM
Me neither man.Can't wait to visit myself.

100pr00f
07-25-2005, 08:10 AM
i would love to go...go and see the views..and eat some food...

num2son
07-25-2005, 12:12 PM
www.KungfuDvd.com (http://www.KungfuDvd.com)