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Title: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on June 21, 2005, 11:49:13 AM
Besides watching anime, I like to watch films- being either films that come out in theatres or films I have to rent or d/l which are foregn films.
So far the foreign films I have watched are
Tale of Two Sisters (Korean horror/thriller)
Ong-bak (Thai action movie)
House of flying daggers (Chinese [Cantonese/Mandarine] twisted love story)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Chinese [Cantonese/Mandarine] action love story)
Koma (Chinese [Cantonese] twisted thriller)
The Eye (Chinese thriller)
Inner Senses (Chinese [Cantonese] thriller)
Old Boy ( Korean twisted thriller)
Six Strong Guys (Chinese (Cantonese) comedy)
And thats all I can remember of now.
If you have watched any of these movies or other foriegn movvies, ,or would like to recomend any and tell about it- feel free  ;D (I'll glagly take suggestions for new foreign movies)
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on June 21, 2005, 04:36:50 PM
Taegukgi and Chingoo are two to get. Both Korean, both good. The subtitle for Taegukgi is The Brotherhood of War, and the translated title for Chingoo is Friend.

And Oldboy is mega badass.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on June 21, 2005, 06:11:54 PM
And Oldboy is mega badass.
Agreed!
Thanks fo the suggestions  ;D I'll be looking forward to getting these.
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on June 21, 2005, 07:56:10 PM
Oh, they're both pretty violent, but you saw Oldboy so... *shrugs*
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on June 22, 2005, 03:25:16 AM
Chingoo

Such a great movie...

And if you liked Ong Bak, you should see Born to Fight and the upcoming Tom Yum Goong...

There are just way too many good movies to list, but I would start watching some older classics and just start reading reviews as well... like say anything by Akira Kurosawa.

Also, one of my favorite Korean films is Attack the Gas Station... just plain awesome. Also, Sex is Zero, Shiri, and My Sassy Girl... just plain awesome.

Considering the movies you listed, I'm surprised you did not mention Ringu or Juon... but then again, you could have just forgot a few.

Oh, just some Japanese movies I'd look into... Ichi the Killer, Battle Royale (the sequel as well, although it pales in comparison by a long shot), and Suicide Club...

Honestly, just go to Blockbuster, they have probably 40-50 fucking awesome asian movies I would highly reccomend to anyone. Or maybe that's just my Blockbuster, I don't know.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on June 22, 2005, 12:41:11 PM
oh thanks for the recomendations.
I dunno but my Blockbuster here is EMPTY with foreign films. They only have 3/4 of a row. Thats only like 25-30 movies! Most of them I've seen. But since they aren't Asian I dont watch all of them. ( I have nothing against otehr foreign films that arent Asian. ITs just that right now Im trying to watch all the Asian movies I can before I watch any other movies that are foriegn.... if that made sense...) Lucky for you, you got plenty. So thats why most of my foreign movies are bootleg. Although I wish they werent.
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on June 23, 2005, 12:17:51 AM
If you dig Ichi, you should check out Audition, also directed by Takashi Miike.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: 632630 on June 23, 2005, 12:05:22 PM
have guys watch Initial-D???? (Jay Chou's in it) any comments??

just got a dvd for one missed call 2...... wonder who should i watch it with........~nasty peverted thoughts going through~ the first one was not too chillin though... but it's cool.....(hahah can't wait.........)
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Jammer on June 23, 2005, 07:03:21 PM
Audition was kinda lame :-\

Try to watch as many Japanese horrors as you can. Even if you don't like horror watch them. Now. Now. Now. Now.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on June 23, 2005, 11:12:19 PM
Ive heard of the Audition. And isn it Chinese? Heard it was good though. It scared the hell out of my brothers friends though. They said I couldnt handle it. But im gonna prove them wrong soon....
I watch any foriegn movie. As long as i hear about it and get good ratings.
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on June 24, 2005, 12:01:51 AM
It's not Chinese. It's by the same director as Ichi the Killer, Takashi Miike.

It's also not "scary" per se.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on June 24, 2005, 08:22:09 AM
I think I've watched that before. Is it the one where this guy cuts up his or other persons lips. Its real gory and stuff, right?
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Chaos on July 02, 2005, 09:56:51 PM
i watched a really good chinese/japenese (Dunno which ???)
i think it was called storm riders
that was good, could do without the dub
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 02, 2005, 10:09:25 PM
what was it about? sounds kinda familiar...
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Aoshi101 on July 08, 2005, 08:04:28 AM
I watch whatever asian films come on AZN Channel. Then of course I watch this one show called Popcorn Zen that shows film shorts. Very interesting films.

I did see Crouching Tiger. I don't know anyone who hasn't seen that movie. I loved it.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 08, 2005, 08:13:37 PM
Theres an AZN channel?
Do you have Satellite or cable?
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on July 08, 2005, 09:03:00 PM
Quote
I did see Crouching Tiger. I don't know anyone who hasn't seen that movie. I loved it.
I don't care for wuxia films myself. Although, I did enjoy Iron Monkey.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Aoshi101 on July 11, 2005, 08:33:19 AM
Theres an AZN channel?
Do you have Satellite or cable?
-sLaVeGiRl911

No I got digital cable. It used to be called international channel until they changed a couple months ago.

Emin: Never seen Iron Monkey yet.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 11, 2005, 10:44:58 AM
Theres an AZN channel?
Do you have Satellite or cable?
-sLaVeGiRl911

No I got digital cable. It used to be called international channel until they changed a couple months ago.

Emin: Never seen Iron Monkey yet.

Digital cable... I've heard of that. Is it good? Becasue I know sattelite sucks. Especially on rainey days. And sometimes really, really cloudy days. But sattelite has over 150 channels =D
Does Digital have alot of channels?

Anyway, I just watched the Japanese version of Dark Water. Its pretty good. And the ending was sad too. I wonder how the English versions gonna turn out... Hmmm...
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Aoshi101 on July 11, 2005, 10:52:36 AM
Yeah Digital cable has over at least 500+ channels. I love it. Not as expensive either. Tho some channels are in premimum package and such. Plus they have onDemand which alot of anime is shown on. I don't have that tho.

Dark Water. I wonder where I could rent that....
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 11, 2005, 11:28:30 AM
Lucky you >_< Im gonna ask if we can get that instead of satilitte then...
You can probobly try Blockbuster, in your foriegn section and etc.
Mine didnt have it. So I went over a freinds house who just came from the Philippines and got things on bootleg at the Palenki (don ask). Looks real, but its not. But yea, the movie was good =D
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Aoshi101 on July 11, 2005, 12:06:08 PM
I didn't know that blockbuster had a foreign section but then again I don't rememebr the last time I was in one.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 11, 2005, 04:00:56 PM
Yep, they have a small section down here In South Florida. And there anime section is kinda expanding to in a way...
But yep, they have some good tings there... I guess...
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Aoshi101 on July 12, 2005, 11:13:03 AM
Well maybe I should go down to florida then.

I am gonna check blockbuster in a couple days.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 12, 2005, 03:10:10 PM
Ha, you go ahead and do that. Tou might not wanna go back to whereever yor from. Its great down here. especially my neighborhood. You got Blockbuster,Publix, a huge movie theatre, about 20 restaraunts, and ER clinic, etc. all in the same plaza. And thats across the street. then down the street, a library and a highschool. To my right I got an elementart school. Every important thing is right next tou you. Not that far. Maybe 'cept your freinds, but thats another story.
But anywho, MORE FORIEGN FILMS!
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on July 12, 2005, 06:00:26 PM
I'm going down to Florida tomorrow for vacation :P
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 12, 2005, 06:21:53 PM
Awesome. What part are you going to? If your going up North then goodluck. It sucks there. Its liek the retirment part of the state. If your gonna go anywhere make sure to go to the South. Where all the action happens ;)
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on July 12, 2005, 07:41:20 PM
Um, Miami and the Keys, I think.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 13, 2005, 09:38:34 AM
Oh, well Im from Pembroke Pines. Thats only half an hour to an hour from Miami. Well have fun. Unless your gonna go to the ghetto part, its real pretty there. But then again the 'ghetto' part is fun too. Theres usually nice peopel there. Unless theres a rapest... but there hasnt been a case of one in months... I think....
Have fun in the keys.  Only been thats south once. But it wasnt a vacation. More like a trip that my mom dragged me along in. but it is very beautiful =D
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on July 17, 2005, 03:29:29 PM
Get back on topic, please. :P
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Ruri on July 19, 2005, 10:04:31 PM
This is not really on topic since it's not a movie but if you like soap operas, a good one is a Korean soap opera by the name of "Winter Sonata"  Wicked awesome.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 19, 2005, 11:03:47 PM
Any good places where we can get this soap?
if its on Digital cable, then I have no luck =T

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Letdown on July 19, 2005, 11:04:44 PM
Ping Pong was awesome. It's about... well, kids who play Ping Pong. I haven't seen it to rent anywhere though. I don't even know if it was released domestically or not.

But if you can find it, watch it. It's cool.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Ruri on July 20, 2005, 08:06:07 AM
Any good places where we can get this soap?
if its on Digital cable, then I have no luck =T

-sLaVeGiRl911

My friend bought the box set and then I mooched off of her ;D
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 20, 2005, 09:34:42 AM
A box set huh...money...
Well I dont have money (situation with the momz) so I cant watch it.
I'd ask for a download place, but I dont wanna get introuble  :-\

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Ruri on July 20, 2005, 12:49:30 PM
I wouldn't know where to get one.  I'm sure if you search, you'll find many options where to find it.  If you're lucky, they might have it on ebay *shrugs*
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 20, 2005, 07:58:25 PM
Oh ebay, a very good friend of mine <3
...maybe I can get my bro to pay for me... and then Ill pay him back...  =D
But Im sure I can find another way  ::)

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Iamhot on July 26, 2005, 09:44:27 AM
Korean soaps!? Here in the Philippines theres tons of it, some of it are heavy drama ( endless love series, lavender, etc) and some comedy romance ( full house, lovers in paris, etc). i'm not in to that think but my sis has a bunch of collection which she DL from the net.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: eminent on July 26, 2005, 11:28:54 AM
Korean soaps are lame ._>
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Iamhot on July 27, 2005, 10:41:29 AM
Korean soaps are lame ._>

yes but when all the show in your local channel is korean soap you can'y help it but watch

thank god for the internet!!!
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 27, 2005, 12:23:02 PM
Yes, yes, yes. Thank god for the internet.

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: yuki on July 31, 2005, 02:58:15 PM
i watch chinese
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on July 31, 2005, 08:10:49 PM
Oh Chinese?!
I live Koma, The Eye (by the way you know when the second  ones coming out??), House of Flying Daggers, and Six strong guys.

Got any recomendations? Pwease?

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Noose on August 27, 2005, 02:25:14 PM
The Eye 2 is out. I love the Eye...
Six Strong Guys looked stupid to me, which is why I picked it up, but it was actually a very emotional movie.
House of Flying Daggers was an amazing movie. I saw it and Hero the same day. HOFD> Hero.

Last asian movie I saw was "Musa: The Warrior". It was very beautifully shot. Check it out.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Chaos on August 27, 2005, 08:28:58 PM
house of flying daggers... OMFG AWSOME! 20/10 great scenes and wire jump shots.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on August 27, 2005, 09:38:50 PM
YEs House of Flying Daggers was awesome. Especially the fight scenes. And how she faked that she was blind. And she was so good at it that she dindt even blink or look straight at him.

I still wanna see Eye 2 ;_; it look sos good!

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Chaos on August 27, 2005, 09:43:19 PM
im gonna buy it soon... funds r to low now... and the blind trick was uber cool.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on August 28, 2005, 10:07:34 PM
The Blind Trick?
Whats that about??

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on August 29, 2005, 02:05:53 PM
I was going to see the Eye 2 a while back, but we did not end up watching it... so we just brought it back. :-\ I however did finally watch Born to Fight and Oldboy at Otakon... and SARS War... haha, which is interesting, to say the least. ^^;; Anyway, I cannot wait to see Tom Yum Goong, it must be so awesome. @_@
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Ruri on August 29, 2005, 05:59:20 PM
SARS wars was...different, lol

Born to Fight was definitely an awesome action film.  And Oldboy made me feel bad at the end.  x_x  I want to see Born to Fight again.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on August 29, 2005, 08:07:19 PM
Lol, why did Old Boy make you feel bad in the end??

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on August 30, 2005, 11:02:27 AM
I want to see Born to Fight again.

Good, I was afraid you didn't even like it. ^^;; You need to see Ong Bak too... it has more Tony Jaa in it, as he is the most badass anyway... although everyone else was pretty awesome in Born to Fight. Also, Tom Yum Goong is the "kinda" sequel to Ong Bak, and I believe it is in theaters now... maybe it's even on DVD, I don't know... but that looked amazing from the previews I have seen. :) I should get them all, and we can have Tony Jaa marathon or something. ^^;; Maybe in BAKA sometime, that would be coolness.

Lol, why did Old Boy make you feel bad in the end??

Why do you think? O_o
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Ruri on August 31, 2005, 10:11:24 PM
Lol, why did Old Boy make you feel bad in the end??

-sLaVeGiRl911

If you've seen it, I'd assume you'd know why.  If you haven't...I don't want to say because it's just a spoiler for the whole movie and it'd be less exciting to watch if you knew.  So anyone that has seen it, hush hush. :)  Maybe that'll motivate others to watch it.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on September 01, 2005, 05:31:16 PM
********SPOILER FOR "OLDBOY"***********
So anyone that has seen it, hush hush. :)
The movie just won't be as exciting for others if they know.



Haha, I've seen it about twice now.
And I loved it. I was dissapointed that he erased his memory  ( I know weird, but I cant explain is x_X) but then again, I do understand =T

But yeah, taht was so freaking shocking what the dude (I forgot his anme, but the bad guy) did to him and his daughter. But it did teach me a pretty good lesson on rumors and such.

-sLaVeGiRl911



Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on September 02, 2005, 09:01:43 AM
I was dissapointed that he erased his memory  ( I know weird, but I cant explain is x_X) but then again, I do understand =T

So you can't explain but you do understand how or why he erased his memory? Sorry, I just didn't understand what you were trying get across there.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on September 02, 2005, 02:30:19 PM
I cant explain why I feel dissaponted that he erased his memory. But then again, I do understand why he would- which was most likely becasue he didnt wanna have to think of the previous actions he took with his daughter. So later he can just live happily with her, not knowing what they did and stuff...
I hope you got it now =D

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on September 07, 2005, 12:39:06 PM
I cant explain why I feel dissaponted that he erased his memory. But then again, I do understand why he would- which was most likely becasue he didnt wanna have to think of the previous actions he took with his daughter. So later he can just live happily with her, not knowing what they did and stuff...
I hope you got it now =D

-sLaVeGiRl911

Actually (now that this thread officially has spoilers), he got his mind erased of the actions closer to the end of the film, so he NO LONGER knows she is even his daughter. Therefore they can live being lovers without having to know the truth. If it happened like you said, she would have had to get her mind erased as well.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on September 07, 2005, 07:19:51 PM
Ah crap...
Its been a while ^_^', sorry. I forgot that they didnt want to live as father and daughter.
But even though, taht endinng is still a lil.... blah bleh....


-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: AtmaVegeta on September 14, 2005, 11:26:54 AM
I watch quite a few Chinese/Korean (and my share of Japanese).

I'd definately recommend Full House (Korean).  Great TV Series.

Also, Cashreen (Japanese), kinda weird, but very nice graphics.  Those ones I remember.  My wife's Chinese so she always downloads Asian Movies, which I usally watch with her (she always downloads, sometimes in English Sub, sometimes she translates lol).  So most of them don't know names :p

Oh yeah, Love in Harvard (Korean) is pretty good, though I haven't seen end (pretty sure know how ends though, I was close to end).
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: seorang on October 30, 2005, 11:39:54 PM
I take it nobody here has watched 7 swords yet?
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on November 11, 2005, 02:32:56 PM
I havnt.
But then again I havnt watched foriegn films in months ;_;
I need to fine new decent ones. I havnt been keeping up with the website I used to go on...

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on January 20, 2006, 09:04:30 PM
Double post, oh well =P

I just saw a Korean movie worth talking about. Its called 3Iron. Its crazy.. theres barely any dialouge bur you understand it really good. It gets more and more exciting.

Summary: A man who lives in other peoples houses without the owners knowing *how he does it? Find out =P* He sneaks into a rich mansion oneday, but it turns out that the wife of the owner *who has been beaten badly by her husband* was actually in there. The man comes home later *after the two spend time together* and the "homeless" man beats up the rich dude and the girl comes with him. They fall inlove and live the lifestyle of the man... but something happens which leads him to become invisible * basically a ghost* to people around him. All to be with the one he loves again, the beaten up girl. =P

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: cherylshoe on January 21, 2006, 10:37:25 PM
yea.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on January 22, 2006, 07:36:28 AM
XD...

Yeah, you know  you love my stupid summary. And you know you are gonna cehck out that movie because of my aewsomeness.

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on January 25, 2006, 02:00:12 PM
I saw like 6 great Korean films right before Christmas, but damn it all, I already forgot what they all were. Most of them had comedy and someone pretty though... unlike all other Korean films. <<;;
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on January 25, 2006, 02:29:12 PM
I havnt been keeping up. Soemtiems I think my teacher *who I got obsessed over asian thrillers* has watched more than me! and I give all the titles and reviews to her! its not fair... shes got money to order them on netflix and blockbuster.

-sLaVegiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: praisecanti on February 23, 2006, 11:37:16 PM
Oldboy --------------------------------------recommend good camera angles, and music
Sympathy for mister vengeance ------first movie in vengeance series, no where as good as oldboy
lady vengeance------------------------- last movie in the vengeance series
H ------------------------ A horror movie that would be like mixing seven with silence of the lambs
House of Fury -----------------------------recommend comical action flix
House of Flying Daggers -------------- crouching tiger type movie
Battle Royal ---------------- neat in a creepy kill all your friends way.
Ichi the Killer ------------------not for the weak hearted, and fans watch the anime for more horror
Samurai Fiction --------------- comical samurai movie with some values embedded in it
Audition ----------------- another horror gore flick like ichi different plot
Ong Bak ---------------- low budget good action Thai fighting movie
crouching -------------- crouching tiger type movie
hero -------------- crouching tiger type movie
Friend --------------- looked good, but failed in its plot
Volcano High -----------------------------recommend, see it in Korean
and many others

Want to see the wishper corridors series expesically wishing stairs. And anything else I can get my hands on. I watch whatever I can get ahold of.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on February 24, 2006, 08:06:00 PM
Moswt of those I have seen, or I have in my HD just not watched YET.... I think Im bored enough to watch something to entertain me... This sucks... so many partys... cant go to the one I want.

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on March 03, 2006, 11:06:43 AM
Yeah, I've seen all of those... I disagree with some of the comments, though. Especially the labeling of any Chinese martial arts movie as a "Crouching Tiger type of movie"... no.

And Friend was awesome, no dissing.

Anyway, I finally saw Natural City (Korean) because my friend gave it to me for my birthday... it's pretty good. It looks great and the idea of the plot is great, but it just seems a little too typical. Although, it is much better than your average movie. If you like Blade Runner, the idea behind it and the look of it is much like that... minus the film noir feel and the overall darkness of BR.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on March 03, 2006, 08:50:21 PM
I just saw the Eye part 2...
Pretty awesome, not really like the first one, but great ^_^

Now I will see something called Face... Its Japanese.
Blockbuster has really UPED their Asian films. I saw 3 extrememe and 3 Iron over there (which I have watches... AWESOME) mixed in with the new releases!

-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Kagemusha on March 11, 2006, 09:21:18 AM
My Mother the Mermaid, The Kings Clown (still in theaters in Korea), Welcome to Dongmakul, Arahan, Nabi, Take Care of My Cat, Voice, All about Lily Chou Chou...

anything by kim ki-duk, anything by kim ki-young (but good luck finding them muwahahahahah only at old korean film festivals or here, in korea at the korean film archives), park chan-wook (although i do think sympathy for mr. vengeance is more interesting than oldboy in terms of korean cinema) and his next movies are gonna be awesome (one is about vampires but isnt a vampire movie and the other one's title translated means "its okay if your a cyborg" which is about mental hospital patients and one thinks theyre a cyborg). Oshima Nagisa, Kurosawa Kiyoshi...Miike of course

Sword of Doom, Ikiru, Yellow Earth, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Yojimbo, a hidden fortress

fulltime killer (and anything else by johnnie to...), infernal affairs trilogy, vertical ray of the sun, scent of green papaya, cruel stories of youth, the yakuza papers series, in the realm of the senses, anything by wakamatsu koji, Repatriation, Womens Movie Trilogy, etc...etc...


PS... Boo

Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on March 15, 2006, 06:19:20 AM
You don't post in a thread practically made for you for like a year and you just list some of the movies you like? No responses to anything said earlier? LAZY.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Floating_Sakura on March 15, 2006, 09:39:28 AM
just for judau's comment, i actually did read through the whole thread.. most of it was a waste of time.. too off topic...

well... let me comment on a couple off comment posts:
jdrama, kdrama, cdrama: try www.yesasia.com
mmm.. the other off topic thing i felt like commenting... yea, blockbuster have huge foreign section here... but I think it depends on the demands... I used to live y a gay/lesbian area.. and there was an entire isle + more of gay/lesbian films... ^^;;;

Anyhoi*~ now back on topic
oldboy is awesome... 3-iron is my favoirte korean film in recent times... and no korean comedy? What happen to "My Wife's a gangster", "My sassy Girl", and all those teen comedies?  ::)

For a serious recommendation: try JSA.  It's about JSA, the border between south and north korea, where the soldiers of the north and south commit a forbidden friendship... only it's made in a way that it's a thriller.  Directed by the same director who did Oldboy
Sympathy for Lady Vegeance I haven't seen.. apparently the film after oldboy that Chan Yoon Park did.. i heard it sucks.. but if you're a big fan of JSA, oldboy, and three... extremes (oh, this one is good too for those chan yoon park fan, well... 1/3 chan yoon park.. since the other 2/3 is chinese and koran)...

Now onto the chinese?  House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.. If you're a Zhang YiMou's fan, might want to try Hero as well.  Other than that, Zhang YiMou's older work is actually slighty more artistic, political and depressing if you feel like checking those out: Raise the Red Lantaurn, The Road Home, To Live are some of my favorite... again..  slighty on the political side...

Oh! how can we be mentioning asian movies without Wong Kar Wai? My favorite director who also happens to be the famous Hong Kong director that actually has his film made into the cannes every year almost?
Check out:
Chung King Express
In the Mood For Love
Days of Being WIld
Happy Together
2046

Other than that, how about some Johnny To?
PTU
Election

Speaking of Takeshi Miike, it remins me of a film I saw in the past toronto film festival: Yokai Disenso.. it's good!! Otherwise, some other Takeshi's older title that I like that's not really like Ichi the Killer and Audition (too fucked up for my taste): "Brothers" and "Fireworks" ...

Then, let me introduce you to some indian films...
sure, bollywood stuff is good! but Deepa Martha <333  You can't call her an Indian film maker since her films are all banned in India.. ^^; but they're filmed in india nonetheless
I've recently watched "Water" from her, I've never felt some stunned by a film*~
Water is about a 6 year old girl, who has just lost a husband (sad thing they even marry girls off at 6 in the first place).  Only widows are bad luck... so se is sent by her parents to this house of widow, and is to spent the rest of her life there.  Through her point of view, we witness love in its purest form, te strange culture that is as strange in our eyes as hers... and other evilness...

Anyow, other Deepa Martha's title are: Hollywood Bollywood (unlike her other films, this one is actually funny), Fire, and Earth.

I've done my job, now someone recommend me somethign more unusual to watch.. since i've watched 95% of what is mentioned above...

oh... to those who likes the Eye and Eye2... I'm recently getting into Thai horror.. .the thai knows what's scary.. but I can't think of the titles off the top of my head... so I'll post again if someone's interested... ^^
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on March 15, 2006, 04:45:43 PM
just for judau's comment, i actually did read through the whole thread.. most of it was a waste of time.. too off topic...

First off, I wasn't really being serious, and I was really just talking to Kagemusha because well... I'm allowed to make fun of him all I want (both friend privileges and Admin privileges), but also just because he has been absent for quite some time. Also, I don't consider talking of Blockbuster's Asian film stock is off-topic, as the topic has been generally used as an all around Asian film thread and has actually been more orderly and on topic then I have seen in... well a long time. Nevermind, too bad too... I forgot about that stuff during mid July. That's only one page though, most of the rest at least has some quality to it.

On another note, I do believe My Sassy Girl and My Wife is a Gangster were mentioned, they had to be... down with My Wife is a Gangster 2! *blech!*
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: cccnnn on March 15, 2006, 05:23:29 PM
chingoo was ownage

also... my sassy girl is pretty awesome...despite being a chick flick...i loved the chick in it <3__<3
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Floating_Sakura on March 15, 2006, 05:54:13 PM
My Sassy Girl is not "just a chickflick".. in fact.. I wrote a 20 page paper on it last semester...  :o
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: cccnnn on March 15, 2006, 07:53:53 PM
lol really, send me that paper, i wanna read it hah
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Judau on March 15, 2006, 08:55:38 PM
also... my sassy girl is pretty awesome...despite being a chick flick...i loved the chick in it <3__<3

I think that's a large reason why most guys love it. It's fantastic for a chick flick anyway.
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Floating_Sakura on March 16, 2006, 06:56:21 AM
lol really, send me that paper, i wanna read it hah

bug me next time i'm on irc.. i might send it... it's not somethin i'm too proud of... a little rush.. not supportive enough.. if i have another month or so to research... would have been much better... :X

the paper is on feminism with freudian's dream analyzis to the "new korean comedy" with main focus on my sassy girl...  ::)
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: sLaVeGiRl911 on March 17, 2006, 05:43:22 PM
Oh my... I cant beleive this topic is still going!

I havnt seen M Sassy Girl. But in every damn forum I go to, its atleast mentioned once in the movie section. Just where can you get it?
I cant find it on stock at blockbuster =T
And since theres no downloading recomendation thinie here....
-sLaVeGiRl911
Title: Re: Anyone watch Asian foreign films?
Post by: Kagemusha on April 16, 2006, 09:37:39 AM
Sorry just had to jump in again (PS I did read the whole post but Im lazy so THPPP to you judau)

Floating Sakura said::: Speaking of Takeshi Miike, it remins me of a film I saw in the past toronto film festival: Yokai Disenso.. it's good!! Otherwise, some other Takeshi's older title that I like that's not really like Ichi the Killer and Audition (too fucked up for my taste): "Brothers" and "Fireworks" ...

umm two totally different guys. Takashi Miike is the director of the fucked up but awesome Audition, Ichi the Killer, the Dead or Alive series Izo and a ton of other awesome movies (he makes like a movie a month it seems.... vs... Takeshi Kitano (aka Beat Takeshi) who directs, writes, edits and stars in his movies: Fireworks, Sonatine, Brothers, Kikujiro, A Scene By the Sea, Violent Cop, Boiling Point... anyway yeah they are two totally different people and people get them confused because they have similar names.

Anyway new Korean movies that are pretty good: Art of Fighting, The Unforgiven, Holiday, Diary of June (i think the english traslation is Bystanders), See You After School, and some title that is really long and im too lazy to translate at the moment but its the Korean version of Love Actually. (sorry its 1:30 AM here and ive been speaking Korean allday so Im feeling extra lazy right now)

Korean Dramas are fairly easy to find for download on certain torrent sites that I dont think Im allowed to link too... I just finished Full House which was pretty good.. Also check out All In and Sandglass...

The last Jet Li movie was good (Fearless i think is the English title) but it was in Chinese and subtitled in Korean so it was pretty hard for me to follow.

New Japanese Movies: umm Tokyo Zombie was pretty crazy. Nana is good...and other than that not too much coming out that you could find subtitled...

Indian movies: they did a musical remake of Oldboy...I shit you not... Ill find the link and post it... I just cant find it now.

There is a big article on Park Chan-wook in one of the new Korean film magazines...if Im not too lazy ill buy it and try to translate for some news...

and links (for info rather than files...): (copy and paste...like i sad its late and im lazy)

www.koreanfilm.org <--- Best English Language Korean film site
www.hancinema.net <--- News/Trailers for upcoming movies
www.midnighteye.com <--- Okay Japanese film site
www.kfccinema.com <--- awesome news and review site

PS Shin Sang-ok (one of the greatest directors of all time) recently died. He was famous during the 50s and 60s then was stifled by the Korean military government. He was "kidnapped" to North Korea with his wife where he made films (you can find Pulgasauri in America its an insane monster movie) then eventually made his way to America to direct and produce the 3 Ninjas movies under a different name... moment of silence for the man...