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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2010, 10:29:35 PM »
Fantastic movie to watch if you're home on New Years is Uchoten Hotel, :thumbsup crazy comedy/drama about a New Years Eve night at a hotel where they're planning a huge party and seemingly everything that could go wrong does, a whos who of actors and actresses in this one! 8)

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"ALWAYS" in 3-D?!! Noooooo~
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2011, 11:52:52 PM »
The third "ALWAYS" movie to be filmed in 3-D. Stop The Madness!

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2011, 08:01:47 PM »
I think I had this post in the wrong forum/thread so hopefully it fits better here.

Was looking forward to Gantz until I got to the theater for the "world premiere" and it was DUBBED by people who sounded nothing like the actors and seemed to have no grasp of either Japanese or English!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :panic: :panic: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Most of the ppl who would see such a movie were either Japanese or fans of the actors (Ninomiya Kazunari, Matsuyama Kenichi, Natsuna, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Kanata Hongo, etc) or manga so the decision to dub it (with talking donkeys) could have only been conceived by a moron.   :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:

Never again will I see a foreign film in the theaters without checking if it's got the original audio with or without subs first.  I will save my final assessment of Gantz until I see the Japanese audio version but the dubs made it feel like a bad kung-fu movie (Kung Pow maybe?) or an episode of Iron Chef. 

Looking forward to: Ashita no Joe, Uchuu Senkan Yamato, Koukou Debut, Moshi Dora, Manzai Gang, Paradise Kiss, Patisserie Coin de rue, Shikeidai no Elevator and obviously the AKB movie

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2011, 09:20:40 AM »
^ :lol: RANT AWAY MAN!!

MAN! This movie blew me away....intense fucking shit. Matsu Takako! in a role I never seen her before. The way she goes about her revenge....makes you think twice when drinking milk :lol:





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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2011, 01:53:03 PM »
Definitely gonna watch Kokuhaku soon. Was looking for a good comedy to make me forget Gantz but a revenge movie might be good also.

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2011, 07:30:49 PM »
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I watched this movie today, and I have to say that it's one of the best films I've ever seen.
It's a MUST SEE! :thumbup

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2011, 05:17:01 AM »
Just finished Kokuhaku.  Amazing movie but not really something you could watch over and over again.  Oscar ppl prove once again why I never give a crap about who got nominated or who won one since Kokuhaku didn't make the final 5 nominees for Foreign Film.

Wonder if they put the AKB posters/video in there to imply something or just because they're super popular.

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The Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow Top 100 Favorite Japanese Films
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2011, 05:44:09 PM »
A friend pimped this list on his FB.  I'm wary of aggregation because it's hard to get a sense of the individualism in this project, which I value most in criticism (which is why I disdain and mistrust places like Rotten Tomatoes). I suppose I should be grateful "Battle Royale" wasn't selected #1 by acclimation.

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2011, 03:24:39 PM »
"Yo, microphone check one, two, what is this? The five foot assassin with the roughneck business"
"Are you my mummy?"
"Hello, Sweetie."
"Who's scruffy looking?"

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2011, 05:57:22 AM »
Pretty disappointed after watching the first SP movie.
It was just soooo slow. Think it only had 2 action scenes in the whole thing.
Even though it's just a build-up for the 2nd movie (and a re-intro for new viewers), they could've at least tried to make it entertaining.

And it's littered with dreaded flashbacks... and flashbacks of flashbacks... I know already, you've flashbacked the same scene like 5 times in 20 minutes! :angry:

SP 2nd movie trailer looked good though... I'm so easy~ :sweatdrop:

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2011, 12:22:22 PM »
Just saw Patisserie Coin De Rue at the local film festival and loved it! Mostly because of Aoi Yuu being super adorable!  :wub: :wub: :wub:
I want her to yell at me in Kagoshima-ben and bake me a cake!  She basically steals the show but there's tons of food porn too!
I wonder if Eguchi Noriko's being typecast as a bitch (I only remember her in 1 Pound Gospel) but either way she's a flawless bitch in this film also.


At the very least, expect to have at least a mild craving for fancy cakes as soon as the end credits roll.

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2011, 04:15:18 AM »
This was a very satisfying “Stand up to ‘The Man’” movie ...(there was also a Korean version which I have not seen yet).... Fly, Daddy, Fly (2005) trailer

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2011, 01:25:13 AM »
Rest in peace Nagato Hiroyuki ( 長門裕之) san....he passed away on May 21, 2011. an actor with many credis going back to  1945, he was married to Minamida Yōko (南田 洋子 ), who preceded him in death on October 21, 2009. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers in November 2008, and a TV documentary was made about her condition and the efforts of  Nagato san to care for her.  長門裕之さん死去「太陽の季節」など映画出演多数(11/05/22){ with thanks to ANNnewsCH}

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2011, 01:40:29 AM »
Nagato Hiroyuki appearing in Endless Desire (1958 ), directed by Imamura Shohei.  "Endless Desire" theatrical trailer ( With thanks to rqbuchanan )
 
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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2011, 01:54:02 AM »
Takeshi Kitano in the news!


hope its like "I'm working with pop idols again" lol

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2011, 11:46:31 PM »
Thanks muppet for the posts on Nagato Hiroyuki. I also liked him in Pigs and Battleships. He and his younger brother Tsugawa Masahiko looked a lot alike when they were both younger (esp. around Crazed Fruit).

Just saw Kamikaze Girls (下妻物語) in class, fun film.

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2011, 02:38:53 PM »
from : http://mubi.com/lists/the-three-big-brothers-of-the-japanese-new-wave                   ........Ko Nakahira burst onto the scene early with the youthful masterpiece, Crazed Fruit, when he was just 30. The film was screened at the Cinematheque Français to the amazement of Truffaut, who up until that time had probably only seen the more straightforward films of Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi........  (to read more, press on link above )

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2011, 08:35:48 PM »


For us fans of the Moteki drama there's some good news, the film is opening up on Sept. 23rd. :) Moriyama is still playing the same character but the women have now changed, this time the 4 female leads will be Kumiko Aso, Masami Nagasawa, Riisa Naka and Maki Yoko. First trailer of it was released today. 8)


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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2011, 09:23:35 PM »
New Hikari movie coming out real soon. :)

Today, actress Mitsushima Hikari and director Shimizu Takashi attended the preview screening of their upcoming horror movie, “Rabbit Horror 3D“.

It’s the first horror movie for Mitsushima, who’s  received many ‘Best New Actress’ awards in film festivals worldwide. At the event, she confessed that she is actually quite a timid person. She said, “I don’t like horror movies. I watched one once during junior high school and I couldn’t sleep for a whole week.”

So how did she come to accept the role? Mitsushima explained, “When I read the script, something in my mind told me that I should participate in this movie and that’s why I accepted the offer.”

She then went to describe the movie in her own words, saying, “When watching the movie you don’t go like ‘A ghost! Ahh!’; instead, it feels more like a daydream. I really love this movie. I hope many people will watch it and love it just as much as I do.”

During the second half of the stage greeting, a child with white make-up (similar to Shimizu’s horror masterpiece “Ju-on: The Grudge“) went up on stage and handed some flowers to the rabbit mascot standing next to the actors, as if it were passing the torch to its successor. This odd little moment was supposed to show that Shimizu tried to create a new masterpiece that could follow in the footsteps of “Ju-on”.

When Mitsushima was asked whether she watched “Ju-on”, she immediately replied, “I could never watch such a movie! It’s too scary…” Director Shimizu couldn’t help but show a bitter smile on his face.

“Rabbit Horror 3D” will open in Japan on September 17th.

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Re: General Japanese Movie Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2011, 04:39:48 PM »
Rest in Peace, Yoshio Harada (原田 芳雄) who passed away on July 19 of pneumonia, while battling cancer. "The Hunted" (1995) was not even close to being one of the best films he starred in, but still this approximately 5 minute scene surely was one interesting ride on the Shinkansen.....

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