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Japan Challenge (Official, September 2019)

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Post by jdidaco » September 17th, 2019, 5:50 am

(Screenshot from 'Robô no ishi'),

15. Chûkon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chûshingura (Chushingura: The Truth, Shôzô Makino, 1928) 8/10
16. Kurama Tengu (Teppei Yamaguchi, 1928) 7.5/10
17. Rônin-gai - Dai-ni-wa: Gakuya-buro - Dai-ippen (Samurai Town Story Part II, Masahiro Makino, 1929) 7.5/10
18. Koina no Ginpei: Yuki no wataridori (Koina no Ginpei: Migratory Snowbird, Tomikazu Miyata, 1931) 8/10
19. Fukujusô (The Scent of Pheasant's Eye: An Episode from the Tales of Flowers, Jirô Kawate, 1935) 8.5/10
20. Robô no ishi (Roadside Stone, Miyoji Ieki, 1964) 9/10
21. Yoru ga mata kuru (Alone in the Night, Takashi Ishii, 1994) 7.5/10
22. Chûgoku no chôjin (The Bird People in China, Takashi Miike, 1998) 8.5/10
23. Hito ga hito o ai suru koto no dôshiyô mo nasa (The Brutal Hopelessness of Love, Takashi Ishii, 2007) 8/10
24. Ryû ga gotoku: Gekijô-ban (Like a Dragon, Takashi Miike, 2007) 5/10
25. Kappa no Kû to natsuyasumi (Summer Days with Coo, Keiichi Hara, 2007) 7.5/10
26. Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (Miss Hokusai, Keiichi Hara, 2015) 8/10

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A collection of shorts,

27-28. Kosuzume tôge (Kosuzume Mountain Pass, Kôroku Numata, 1923) 7/10 (39 min), Raiden (Shôzô Makino & Sadatsugu Matsuda, 1928) 8/10 (18 min), Rônin-gai - Dai-ichi-wa: Utsukushiki emono (Samurai Town Story Part I, Masahiro Makino, 1928) 7.5/10 (8 min), Kurama Tengu: Kyôfu jidai (The Frightful Era of Kurama Tengu, Teppei Yamaguchi, 1928) 7/10 (39 min), Satsujin (Murder, Makoto Wada, 1964) 7.5/10 (10 min), G-senjou no higeki (Tragedy on the G Line, Yoji Kuri, 1969) 7/10 (9 min) (Total: 123 min)


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- Watch one film from Takashi Miike - Chûgoku no chôjin (The Bird People in China, Takashi Miike, 1998)(1)
- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still - Shûen (The Flame of Devotion, Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1964) Image(1)

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- Guess 4 films from the OP Poster. Stills are numeroted from 1 to 18 from left to right and top to Bottom. (4)
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô (1)
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP (3)
- Watch a film in theater (1)
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1. Kimi mo shusse ga dekiru (You Can Succeed, Too, Eizô Sugawa, 1964) 9/10
2. Nihonjin no heso (Japanese Belly Button, Eizô Sugawa, 1977) 9.5/10
3. Shûen (The Flame of Devotion, Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1964) Nothing less than, 10/10
4. Kuro no chôtokkyu (Black Express, Yasuzô Masumura, 1964) 9/10
5. Jotai (Vixen, Yasuzô Masumura, 1969) 8/10
6. Sex rider: Nureta highway (Sex Rider: Wet Highway, Koretsugu Kurahara, 1971) 8/10
7. Akeyuku sora (The Dawning Sky, Torajirô Saitô, 1929) 8/10
8. Narazumono (An Outlaw, Teruo Ishii, 1964) 9/10
9. Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi (Shameless: Abnormal and Abusive Love, Teruo Ishii, 1969) 8/10
10. Tattoo Ari (Tattoo, Banmei Takahashi, 1982) 8/10
11. Ai no shinsekai (A New Love in Tokyo, Banmei Takahashi, 1994) 8.5/10
12-14. Gyakuryû (Backward Flow, Buntarô Futagara, 1924) 9/10 (28 min), Chokon (An Unforgettable Grudge, Daisuke Itô, 1926) 10/10 (12 min), Sôzen-ji baba (The Race Track at Sozenji, Masahiro Makino, 1928) 9/10 (32 min), Kodakara sodo (Kid Commotion, Torajirô Saitô, 1935) 8/10 (33 min), Aru kikanjoshi (An Engineer's Assistant, Noriaki Tsuchimoto, 1964) 8/10 (38 min), Kyoto (Kon Ichikawa, 1969) 9/10 (37 min) (Total: 180 min)

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#242

Post by sebby » September 17th, 2019, 6:23 am

04 Like Father Like Son (2013)
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01 Shara (2003)
02 Maborosi (1995)
03 Still Walking (2008)
04 Like Father Like Son (2013)

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Post by Traveller » September 17th, 2019, 4:50 pm

52. Conflagration (1958, Kon Ichikawa) - 8/10
53. Younger Brother (1960, Kon Ichikawa) - 7/10
54. Ten Dark Women (1961, Kon Ichikawa) - 7/10
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Post by Ritesh » September 17th, 2019, 9:26 pm

23. Crazed Fruit (1956)

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Post by AB537 » September 18th, 2019, 12:43 am

4. Miyamoto Musashi - Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (Hiroshi Inagaki, 1954) 7/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 18th, 2019, 3:22 am

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FTV:16:Female Leopard (1985) 7

Featuring butterflies prominently in the feature, director Koyu Ohara sharply contrasts their brightness for what would be his final film, by decorating the walls of the Takuya household in a pristine chic white,which unwraps a peculiar atmosphere, via the sleazy sex and murderous perverted antics of the family unfolding against a perfect, clean backdrop. Backed by a pure 80’s dark synch score, Takuya takes the (un- credited) Pinku incest drama of the script, and with the support of the pristine whites, pushes it into a heightened Soap Opera of slo-mo and even wind machines set on the hair of every actress. Returning to her family, pretty Kozue Tanaka gives a enticing performance as Yuko, whose ill-fitting status within her family over the relationship with her brother is wonderfully plucked by Tanaka,as a female leopard walks pass.

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Post by jeroeno » September 18th, 2019, 4:32 am

35. Proxy War (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973)
36. Red Peony Gambles Her Life (Tai Katô, 1970)

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Post by Onderhond » September 18th, 2019, 7:22 am

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06. 3.0* - The Boy Inside [Ôsama to Boku] by Tetsu Maeda (2012)
Sweet but somewhat overly constructed coming of age drama. While there's plenty to like here, Maeda's drama is hardly original and the story about a comatose boy waking up after 12 years feels a little tacked on. The acting is fine and there are some stand-out scenes, but overall it's little more than solid filler for genre fans.

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01. 3.5* - Rise Up by Ryo Nakajima (2009)
02. 3.5* - Seto & Utsumi [Setoutsumi] by Tatsushi Ohmori (2016)
03. 3.0* - Pastoral: To Die in the Country [Den-En ni Shisu] by Shûji Terayama (1974)
04. 3.5* - She and Her Cat: Everything Flows [Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows] by Makoto Shinkai (2016)
05. 3.0* - Killing for the Prosecution [Kensatsu Gawa no Zainin] by Masato Harada (2018)

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Post by flavo5000 » September 18th, 2019, 3:30 pm

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86. Sexy Rangers (Shinji Nishikawa, 2011)

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87. Bari Zôgon (Fumiki Watanabe, 1996)

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88. Munto (Yoshiji Kigami, 2003)

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89. Munto: Toki no kabe o koete a.k.a. Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time (Yoshiji Kigami, 2005)

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90. Kûru dimenshon a.k.a. Cool Dimension (Yoshikazu Ishii, 2006)

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91. Redi hantaa: Koroshi no pureryuudo a.k.a. Red Hunter: Prelude To Kill (Takashi Miike, 1991)

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92. Atomic Rulers (Teruo Ishii/Koreyoshi Akasaka, 1965)
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1. Anjô-ke no butôkai a.k.a. The Ball at the Anjo House (Kôzaburô Yoshimura, 1947)
2. Gurotesuku a.k.a. Grostesque (Kôji Shiraishi, 2009)
3. Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon a.k.a. Resident Evil: Degeneration (Makoto Kamiya, 2008)
4a. Ikebana (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1957)
4b. Ako (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1965)
5. Urutoraman sâga a.k.a. Ultraman Saga (Hideki Oka, 2012)
6. DNA² OVA E1-3 (Jun'ichi Sakata, 1995)
7. Death Note: L Change the World (Hideo Nakata, 2008)
8. Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai a.k.a. Pokémon 4Ever (Kunihiko Yuyama, 2001)
9. Ukigumo a.k.a. Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955)
10. Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke a.k.a. Samurai Spy (Masahiro Shinoda, 1965)
11. Keisatsukan a.k.a. Policeman (Tomu Uchida, 1933)
12. Kizzu ritân a.k.a. Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996)
13. SF Shinseiki Lensman (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1984)
14a. Itsudatte my Santa OVA E1-2 (Noriyoshi Nakamura, 2005)
14b. Akichi Asobi: Playground (Ryosuke Oshiro, 2013)
15. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Mori wa ikiteiru a.k.a. Twelve Months (Kimio Yabuki, 1980)
16. Gall Force: Destruction (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1987)
17. Bakku ga daisuki! a.k.a. I Love It From Behind (Koryu Ohara, 1981)
18. Space Battleship Yamato (Takashi Yamazaki, 2010)
19-21. Area 88 OVA E1-3 (Hisayuki Toriumi, 1985)
22. Evil Brain from Outer Space (Teruo Ishii/Koreyoshi Akasaka, 1965)
23. Yôkai daisensô a.k.a. The Great Yokai War (Takashi Miike, 2005)
24-25. FLCL Alternative E1-6 (Katsuyuki Motohiro/Kiyotaka Suzuki/Yutaka Uemura,2018)
26. Nagagutsu o haita neko: Hachijû nichikan sekai isshû a.k.a. Puss 'N Boots Travels Around the World (Hiroshi Shidara, 1976)
27. Gall Force: Stardust War (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1988)
28. Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû a.k.a. Space Amoeba (Ishirô Honda, 1970)
29. Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (Kenichi Shimizu, 2014)
30. Ju-on: Shiroi rôjo a.k.a. Ju-On: White Ghost (Ryûta Miyake, 2009)
31. Ju-on: Kuroi shôjo a.k.a. Ju-On: Black Ghost (Mari Asato, 2009)
32. Kurutta kajitsu a.k.a. Crazed Fruit (Kô Nakahira, 1956)
33. Family (Takashi Miike, 2001)
34. Family 2 (Takashi Miike, 2001)
35a. Saimin Jutsu Zero a.k.a. Sex Hypnotist Zero E1-2 (Keishi Sakai, 2013)
35b. Paulette no Isu a.k.a. Paulette's Chair (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2014)
35c. Hand In Hand (Kobe University of Art and Design, 2012)
36. Wakare-gumo a.k.a. Dispersed Clouds (Heinosuke Gosho, 1951)
37. Dokuro (Sentaro Shirai, 1927)
38. X (Rintaro, 1999)
39. Ringu 2 (Hideo Nakata, 1999)
40. Jûsan-nin no shikaku a.k.a. 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010)
41. Shikioriori a.k.a. Flavors of Youth (Haoling Li/Yoshitaka Takeuch, 2018)
42. Rupan Sansei: Ai no da capo - Fujiko's Unlucky Days a.k.a. Lupin III: The Columbus Files (Shinichi Watanabe, 1999)
43. I''s E1-2 (Shigenori Kageyama, 2002)
44. Casshern (Kazuaki Kiriya, 2004)
45-49. Banana Fish E1-24 (Hiroko Utsumi, 2018)
50. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (Tadashi Sawashima, 1969)
51. Arigatô-san a.k.a. Mr. Thank You (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1936)
52. Rhea Gall Force (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1989)
53. Aggretsuko 2nd Season E1-10 (Rareko, 2019)
54. Jaws in Japan a.k.a. Psycho Shark (John Hijiri, 2009)
55. Kataude mashin gâru a.k.a. The Machine Girl (Noboru Iguchi, 2008)
56. Ori no naka no yôsei a.k.a. Fairy in a Cage (Kôyû Ohara, 1977)
57. Chiyari Fuji a.k.a. A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji (Tomu Uchida, 1955)
58. Joshuu sasori: Kemono-beya a.k.a. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (Shun'ya Itô, 1973)
59. Joshû sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi a.k.a. Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (Yasuharu Hasebe, 1973)
60. Hana yori mo naho (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2006)
61a. Hokusai (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1953)
61b. Tomato Kecchappu Kôtei a.k.a. Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Shûji Terayama, 1971)
61c. Ori a.k.a. The Cage (Shûji Terayama, 1964)
62. Oresama (Marumo, 2004)
63. Bad Film (Sion Sono, 2012)
64. Aruitemo aruitemo a.k.a. Still Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2008)
65. Uwasa no onna a.k.a. The Woman of Rumor (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
66. 3-4 x jûgatsu a.k.a. Boiling Point (Takeshi Kitano, 1990)
67. Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô a.k.a. Shinjuku Triad Society (Takashi Miike, 1995)
68-69. Himouto! Umaru-chan a.k.a. My Two-Faced Little Sister S1E2-11 (Masahiko Oota, 2015)
70. Metamorphoses a.k.a. Winds of Change (Takashi, 1978)
71. Waka Okami wa Shogakusei! a.k.a. Okko's Inn (Kitaro Kosaka, 2018)
72. Pusshîkyatto daisakusen a.k.a. Operation: Pussycat (Ryûichi Honda, 2005)
73. Yôkihi a.k.a. Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)
74. Bûsu a.k.a. The Booth (2005)
75. Yonimo kimyô na monogatari - Eiga no tokubetsu hen a.k.a. Tales of the Unusual (2000)
76. Nijûshi no hitomi a.k.a. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
77. Gokudô daisenso a.k.a. Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)
78. Oshin (1984)
79. Zigeunerweisen (1980)
80. Yumeji (1991)
81. Doragon bôru Z: Ginga girigiri!! Butchigiri no sugoi yatsu a.k.a. DBZ: Bojack Unbound (1993)
82. Doragon bôru Z: Kyokugen batoru!! San dai sûpâ saiyajin a.k.a. DBZ: Super Android 13 (1992)
83. Tantei monogatari a.k.a. Detective Story (2007)
84a. Himouto! Umaru-chan: OVA E1-2 (2015)
84b. Himouto! Umaru-chanS E1-12 (2016)
85. Akai Kodan Zillion Utahime Yakyoku a.k.a. Zillion: Burning Night (1988)
86. Sexy Rangers (Shinji Nishikawa, 2011)
87. Bari Zôgon (Fumiki Watanabe, 1996)
88. Munto (Yoshiji Kigami, 2003)
89. Munto: Toki no kabe o koete a.k.a. Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time (Yoshiji Kigami, 2005)
90. Kûru dimenshon a.k.a. Cool Dimension (Yoshikazu Ishii, 2006)
91. Redi hantaa: Koroshi no pureryuudo a.k.a. Red Hunter: Prelude To Kill (Takashi Miike, 1991)
92. Atomic Rulers (Teruo Ishii/Koreyoshi Akasaka, 1965)

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Post by sol » September 18th, 2019, 3:33 pm

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1. Godzilla (1954)
2. Cure (1997)
3. R100 (2013)
4. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
5-9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) 10 hours
10. The End of Evangelion (1997)
11. A Page of Madness (1926)
12. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
13. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
14. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

15. The Boy and the Beast (2015)

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The story here comes with some interesting ideas as the titular pair become surrogate son/father, and as the boy has to ward off a "darkness" within, yet most of this is spelled out as the supporting characters constantly point out such things. The the beast world also struck me as a less magical version of the spirit world which Chihiro crossed to become Sen (been there, done that). The animation is typically good for director Mamoru Hosoda though.
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Post by Traveller » September 18th, 2019, 3:46 pm

55. Miyamoto Musashi (1944, Kenji Mizoguchi) - 5/10
56. Women of the Night (1948, Kenji Mizoguchi) - 6/10
57. Violent Virgin (1969, Kôji Wakamatsu) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by flavo5000 » September 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm

sol wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:33 pm
I am Godzilla! You are Japan!Show
1. Godzilla (1954)
2. Cure (1997)
3. R100 (2013)
4. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
5-9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) 10 hours
10. The End of Evangelion (1997)
11. A Page of Madness (1926)
12. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
13. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
14. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

15. The Boy and the Beast (2015)

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The story here comes with some interesting ideas as the titular pair become surrogate son/father, and as the boy has to ward off a "darkness" within, yet most of this is spelled out as the supporting characters constantly point out such things. The the beast world also struck me as a less magical version of the spirit world which Chihiro crossed to become Sen (been there, done that). The animation is typically good for director Mamoru Hosoda though.
I know I keep hearing from people that Hosuda is like the next Hayao Miyazaki or something but honestly I think Wolf Children is the only one of his film's that would come close to that level. Summer Wars and Girl Who Leapt Through Time are fun movies but I wouldn't call them modern classics. Mirai and Boy & the Beast are also fine but similar thoughts. Good but not transcendent. I will say his Digimon: War Game movie is better than any of the TV series. :)

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Post by Onderhond » September 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm

Beast was by far his worst movie, Wolf Children was borderline great. Summer Wars and Mirai are his stand-outs for me. I don't think Hosoda does fantasy very well.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 18th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Onderhond wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Beast was by far his worst movie, Wolf Children was borderline great. Summer Wars and Mirai are his stand-outs for me. I don't think Hosoda does fantasy very well.
Summer Wars I think definitely has Hosuda's best visuals (and is basically a longer version of his Digimon: War Game movie) but the story line just didn't have the emotional resonance that Wolf Children did for me. Mirai I thought seemed a little too whimsical for its own good.

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Post by Onderhond » September 18th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Wolf Children was a bit too sentimental in places (at least for taste), the beginning in particular was somewhat of a turn-off. The film corrects that later on, but I liked the approach in Mirai better.

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Post by weirdboy » September 19th, 2019, 12:37 am

日本作映画世界へようこそ~Show
1. Zoku Zatoichi monogatari 続座頭市物語 AKA Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962) - Mori Kazuo
2. Shin Zatoichi monogatari 新・座頭市物語 AKA New Tale of Zatoichi
3. Zatoichi kyojo-tabi 座頭市兇状旅 AKA Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963) - Tanaka Tokuzo
4. Zatôichi kenka-tabi 座頭市喧嘩旅 AKA Zatoichi on the Road (1963) - Yasuda Kimiyoshi
5. Zatôichi senryô-kubi 座頭市千両首 AKA Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964) - Kazuo Ikehiro
6. Zatôichi abare tako 座頭市あばれ凧 AKA Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964) - Kazuo Ikehiro
7. Tokyo nagaremono 東京流れ者 AKA Tokyo Drifter (1966) - Seijun Suzuki
8. Koroshi no rakuin 殺しの烙印 AKA Branded to Kill (1967) - Seijun Suzuki [re-watch]
9. Zatôichi kesshô-tabi 座頭市血笑旅 AKA Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964) - Kenji Misumi
10. Zatoichi sakate-giri 座頭市逆手斬り AKA Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965) - Kazuo Mori
11. HK: Hentai Kamen AKA HK: Forbidden Super Hero (2013) - Yûichi Fukuda
12. Zatoichi jigoku tabi 座頭市地獄旅 AKA Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965) - Kenji Misumi
13. Zatoichi no uta ga kikoeru 砂糖市の歌が聞こえる AKA Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966) - Tokuzo Tanaka
14. Zatôichi umi o wataru 砂糖市海を渡る AKA Zatoichi's Pilgrimage (1966) - Kazuo Ikehiro

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 19th, 2019, 2:36 am

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Unlike the first film, Eureka present an unbelievably poor transfer.Clearly a VHS rip,the hard English subtitles don’t translate scenes where songs are sung, and the image is studded with blotches and black lines.

Opening by looking down into the solitary confinement pit Matsu has been in for a year, returning co-writer/(with Fumio Konami and Hiro Matsuda) director Shun'ya Ito returns to the series he made his debut on,and with debuting cinematographer Masao Shimizu takes the outline of the prison sentence in the first,and extends it into the truly startling. Tracking Matsu and her fellow six convicts on the run from cops across a mountain wilderness which leaves them standing out like figures in a landscape, Ito and Shimizu lock the blunt-force violence of the WIP genre behind bars of hyper-stylisation surrealism, exploding with waves of ravishing colours weaving a fantasy atmosphere (!) hitting in bullet shots of blistering blues,oranges and reds peaking at the past of Matsu’s fellow convicts, all captured in bewitching rolling Dutch angles, shotgun-fired whip-pans/first person take-downs,and surrealist dissolves.

For a genre not known for being subtle, the writers slice their WIP adaptation of Tooru Shinohara’s Manga with a distinctively raw feminist cut, via a focus on the plight of Matsu and her fellow convicts, whilst turning the (all-male) hard-nosed cops and guards of the first film into mocked, weakly minded, attempted rulers of their lives. Speaking just five words in the whole film, returning Meiko Kaji gives an immense performance as Matsu, bringing out in her simmering body language and downcast face the hurt, but still resilient spirit of Matsu to attack the guards with her scorpion sting.

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Post by Ritesh » September 19th, 2019, 6:44 am

24. Audition (1999)
25. Ichi The Killer (2001)

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Post by sol » September 19th, 2019, 10:37 am

flavo5000 wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Onderhond wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Beast was by far his worst movie, Wolf Children was borderline great. Summer Wars and Mirai are his stand-outs for me. I don't think Hosoda does fantasy very well.
Summer Wars I think definitely has Hosuda's best visuals (and is basically a longer version of his Digimon: War Game movie) but the story line just didn't have the emotional resonance that Wolf Children did for me. Mirai I thought seemed a little too whimsical for its own good.
Agreed about The Boy and the Beast being his weakest of what I have seen. Mirai and Digimon are in my blind.

Personal preference: Wolf Children > Summer Wars > Leapt Through Time > Boy and the Beast
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Post by AB537 » September 19th, 2019, 11:34 am

5. Biruma no Tategoto - The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, 1956) 7.5/10

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Post by ororama » September 19th, 2019, 11:58 am

A mistake, of sort.
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Post by Traveller » September 19th, 2019, 4:14 pm

58. Visitor Q (2001, Takashi Miike) - 7/10
59. Burden of Life (1935, Heinosuke Gosho) - 6/10
60. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968, Hajime Sato) - 6/10

Here’s what I gathered for the Banzai challenge. Based on what I have left to watch this month, I don’t think I’ll be able to add another point. Maybe the one for the screenshot if I remember it…
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- Guess 4 films from the OP Poster. Stills are numeroted from 1 to 18 from left to right and top to Bottom. (4)
Excluding the ones shugs got, I guess…
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5 - Funeral Parade of Roses
8 - Outrage Coda
12 - Yearning
17 - Throne of Blood

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- Watch one film from Takashi Miike (1)
Bijitâ Q (2001)
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô (1)
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP (3)
Enjô (1958)
Otôto (1960)
Kuroi jûnin no onna (1961)

- Watch four films from four different decades (4)
Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki (1989)
3-4 x jûgatsu (1990)
Dolls (2002)
Yoru no onnatachi (1948)

- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still (1)
- Watch a film in theater (1)
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Post by blueboybob » September 19th, 2019, 5:08 pm

1. Flowing (1956)

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Post by flavo5000 » September 19th, 2019, 8:36 pm

ororama wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 11:58 am
4. Glasslip: Fireworks (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: The Bench (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Utility Tank (2014) * 24 min.

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1. Eight Hours of Terror (1957) * 77 min.
2. What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) * 71 min.
3. The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) * 116 min.

*First time viewing
I thought this series was pretty bad. One of the most poorly written school drama/slice of life type anime I've ever seen.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 19th, 2019, 8:37 pm

sol wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 10:37 am
flavo5000 wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Onderhond wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Beast was by far his worst movie, Wolf Children was borderline great. Summer Wars and Mirai are his stand-outs for me. I don't think Hosoda does fantasy very well.
Summer Wars I think definitely has Hosuda's best visuals (and is basically a longer version of his Digimon: War Game movie) but the story line just didn't have the emotional resonance that Wolf Children did for me. Mirai I thought seemed a little too whimsical for its own good.
Agreed about The Boy and the Beast being his weakest of what I have seen. Mirai and Digimon are in my blind.

Personal preference: Wolf Children > Summer Wars > Leapt Through Time > Boy and the Beast
This is pretty much my same ranking with Mirai being between Leapt Through Time and Boy and the Beast and Digimon: War Game probably being right behind it (yes, I liked the Digimon movie more than Boy and the Beast).

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Post by 72aicm » September 19th, 2019, 8:39 pm

50. Dai-bosatsu tôge / The Sword of Doom (1966)
51. Tenshi no harawata: Akai inga / Angel Guts: Red Porno (1981)
52. Megane / Glasses (2007)
53. Nikudan / The Human Bullet (1968)
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1. Jôen / The Affair (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1967)
2. Mata au hi made / Till We Meet Again (Tadashi Imai, 1950)
3. Chikamatsu monogatari / The Crucified Lovers (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
4. Miyamoto Musashi / Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (Hiroshi Inagaki, 1954)
5. Ukigumo / Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse 1955)
6. Akarui mirai / Bright Future (2002)
7. Kimi ga wakamono nara / If You Were Young: Rage (1970)
8. Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki / Violent Cop (1989)
9. Nippon konchûki / The Insect Woman (1963)
10. Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota / Street Mobster (1972)
11. Shiranui kengyô / Agent Shiranui (1960)
12. Aragami (2003)
13. Kiru / Kill! (1968)
14. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
15. Kurutta kajitsu / Crazed Fruit (1956)
16. Shin Heike monogatari / Taira Clan Saga (1955)
17. Kaii Utsunomiya tsuritenjô / Ghost of Hanging in Utusunomiya (1956)
18. Ohayô / Good Morning (1959)
19. 3-4 x jûgatsu / Boiling Point (1990)
20. Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan / Abnormal Family (1984)
21. Mibu gishi den / When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
22. 2LDK (2003)
23. Ankokugai no bijo / Beauty of the Underworld (1958)
24. Hakuôki / Samurai Vendetta (1959)
25. Kiru / Destiny's Son (1962)
26. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin / The Hidden Fortress (1958)
27. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki / When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
28. Kuruizaki sanda rodo / Crazy Thunder Road (1980)
29. Bakuretsu toshi / Burst City (1982)
30. Seishun zankoku monogatari / Naked Youth (1960)
31. Tsubaki Sanjûrô / Sanjuro (1962)
32. Shitoyakana kedamono / The Graceful Brute (1962)
33. Dare mo shiranai / Nobody Knows (2004)
34. Tôkyô nagaremono / Tokyo Drifter (1966)
35. Koroshi no rakuin / Branded to Kill (1967)
36. Shall we dansu? / Shall We Dance? (1996)
37. Kuro tokage / Black Lizard (1968)
38. Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku: Namae no nai mori / Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002)
39. Mabuta no haha / In Search of Mother (1962)
40. Tange Sazen: yoto nuretsubame / Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
41. Sharasôju / Shara (2003)
42. Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri / The Secret of the Urn (1966)
43. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi / A Scene at the Sea (1991)
44. Shinjû: Ten no Amijima / Double Suicide (1969)
45. Shinsengumi shimatsuki / Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963)
46. Kedamono no ken / Sword of the Beast (1965)
47. Kiba Ôkaminosuke / Samurai Wolf I (1966)
48. Shi no toge / The Sting of Death (1990)
49. Zatôichi / The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
50. Dai-bosatsu tôge / The Sword of Doom (1966)
51. Tenshi no harawata: Akai inga / Angel Guts: Red Porno (1981)
52. Megane / Glasses (2007)
53. Nikudan / The Human Bullet (1968)

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Post by Ritesh » September 19th, 2019, 9:56 pm

26. The Warped Ones (1960)
27. Intimidation (1960)

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Post by vortexsurfer » September 19th, 2019, 11:51 pm

13. Kimi no na wa./Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai, 2016)
14. Mesunekotachi no yoru/Night of the Felines (Noboru Tanaka, 1972)
15. Koibito-tachi wa nureta/Lovers Are Wet (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1973)

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1. Zatôichi monogatari/The Tale of Zatoichi (Kenji Misumi, 1962)
2. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997)
3. Hebi no michi/Serpent's Path (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998)
4. Kumo no hitomi/Eyes of the Spider (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998)
5. Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindô, 1968)
6. Ningen gôkaku/License to Live (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998)
7. Karisuma/Charisma (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999)
8. Ôinaru gen'ei/Barren Illusions (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999)
9. Yurîka/Eureka (Shinji Aoyama, 2000)
10. Kôrei/Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2000)
11. Hausu/House (Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, 1977)
12. Meari to majo no hana/Mary and the Witch's Flower (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2017)
13. Kimi no na wa./Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai, 2016)
14. Mesunekotachi no yoru/Night of the Felines (Noboru Tanaka, 1972)
15. Koibito-tachi wa nureta/Lovers Are Wet (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1973)

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Post by blueboybob » September 20th, 2019, 12:17 am

2. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

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Post by weirdboy » September 20th, 2019, 1:19 am

日本作映画世界へようこそ~Show
1. Zoku Zatoichi monogatari 続座頭市物語 AKA Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962) - Mori Kazuo
2. Shin Zatoichi monogatari 新・座頭市物語 AKA New Tale of Zatoichi
3. Zatoichi kyojo-tabi 座頭市兇状旅 AKA Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963) - Tanaka Tokuzo
4. Zatôichi kenka-tabi 座頭市喧嘩旅 AKA Zatoichi on the Road (1963) - Yasuda Kimiyoshi
5. Zatôichi senryô-kubi 座頭市千両首 AKA Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964) - Kazuo Ikehiro
6. Zatôichi abare tako 座頭市あばれ凧 AKA Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964) - Kazuo Ikehiro
7. Tokyo nagaremono 東京流れ者 AKA Tokyo Drifter (1966) - Seijun Suzuki
8. Koroshi no rakuin 殺しの烙印 AKA Branded to Kill (1967) - Seijun Suzuki [re-watch]
9. Zatôichi kesshô-tabi 座頭市血笑旅 AKA Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964) - Kenji Misumi
10. Zatoichi sakate-giri 座頭市逆手斬り AKA Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965) - Kazuo Mori
11. HK: Hentai Kamen AKA HK: Forbidden Super Hero (2013) - Yûichi Fukuda
12. Zatoichi jigoku tabi 座頭市地獄旅 AKA Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965) - Kenji Misumi
13. Zatoichi no uta ga kikoeru 砂糖市の歌が聞こえる AKA Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966) - Tokuzo Tanaka
14. Zatôichi umi o wataru 砂糖市海を渡る AKA Zatoichi's Pilgrimage (1966) - Kazuo Ikehiro
15. Zatoichi tekka tabi 砂糖市鉄火旅 AKA Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967) - Kimiyoshi Yasuda
16. Zatôichi rôyaburi 座頭市牢破り AKA Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967) - Satsuo Yamamoto

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Post by 3eyes » September 20th, 2019, 2:02 am

4. Koe no katachi /A silent voice (Jap 16) - double
Anime story of a 6th-grade class bully who later tries to make amends and learn what friendship is about. It delved into interpersonal issues with a depth that spoke to me.

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1. Minato no nihonmusume / Japanese girls at the harbor (Jap 33) - double
2. Seishun no yume ima izuko / Where are now the dreams of youth? (Jap 32, Ozu) - double
3. Kono sekai no katasumi ni / In this corner of the world (Jap 16, Sunao Katabuchi) - double
4. Koe no katachi /A silent voice (Jap 16) - double
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 20th, 2019, 2:53 am

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FTV:18:Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973) 10

After the shameful transfer of the second film, Eureka redeem themselves with a neat transfer to end their DVD box set,with the colour tones being kept even on the picture,and the soundtrack remaining clear.

Closing this era of the franchise which he had made his film making debut on, director Shun'ya Ito reunites with cinematographer Masao Shimizu, and remarkably takes the series in a new direction for the third time (!) Chopping the arm of a cop off before the credits have even rolled, Ito and Shimizu move away from the gritty WIP sleaze of FPS1,and the utterly unique surrealism of FPS2, to boil up a rich Gothic Horror atmosphere, brimming in strikingly composed shots of Matsu trying to hide from the cops while on the run in a lush blue dress lightly covered in shadows casting her as a avenging Gothic Horror princess. Twisting the reflecting surrealism of the first two into thrilling horror, Ito goes down an outstanding extended set-piece in the sewers, slinging the camera down in ultra-stylised tracking shots keeping up on Matsu’s attempt to outrun the cops, coming up for air made of cut-throat Dutch angles and haunting close-ups on Matsu eyeing her next cut to freedom.

Hiding out on the side streets and brothels of Japan, the screenplay by the returning Hiro Matsuda continues from the second in featuring a feminist political element, in this case thugs taking the choice away from their slaves/ women on if they do,or do not want a abortion, leaving the victims severely psychologically scared. Keeping the one remaining long arm of the law after her, Matsuda threads a intense cat and mouse exchange between Matsu and Detective Kondo, which is coiled into a wonderfully haunting final exchange of glances. Joined by a wonderfully agitated Mikio Narita as Kondo, Meiko Kaji gives a outstandingly layered turn as Matsu, thanks to Kaji balancing a single tear of fragility on a blade, with a clinical, survival instinct of escaping from the beast stable.

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Post by ororama » September 20th, 2019, 11:50 am

flavo5000 wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 8:36 pm
ororama wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 11:58 am
4. Glasslip: Fireworks (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: The Bench (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Utility Tank (2014) * 24 min.

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1. Eight Hours of Terror (1957) * 77 min.
2. What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) * 71 min.
3. The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) * 116 min.

*First time viewing
I thought this series was pretty bad. One of the most poorly written school drama/slice of life type anime I've ever seen.
I like the animation, but the story is slight. I have no idea where it's going, if anywhere, but I started it, and I'm going to finish it.

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Post by allisoncm » September 20th, 2019, 1:42 pm

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1. Madamu to nyôbô/The Neighbor’s Wife and Mine (1931) 6/10 Criterion Channel
2. Otôto/Her Brother/Younger Brother 6/10 Criterion Channel
3. Sapporo Orinpikku (1972) 6/10 Criterion Channel
4. Yûyake-gumo/夕やけ雲/Farewell to Dream (1956) 7/10 Criterion Channel
5. Nihon no yoru to kiri/Night and Fog in Japan (1960) 6/10
6. Chinmoku / Silence 4/10
7. Fuefukigawa/ The River Fuefuki (1960) 6/10 Criterion Channel
8. Ansatsu/The Assassination/TheAssasin (1964) 6/10 Criterion Channel
9. I Flunked But…/Rakudai wa shitakeredo (1930) 5.5/10 Criterion Channel
10. The Travelling Cat Chronicles/ Tabineko ripôto (2018) Theater 7/10
11. Kumokiri Nizaemon/Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978) 2/10
12. Yami no karyudo/Hunter in the Dark (1979) 3/10

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Post by flavo5000 » September 20th, 2019, 2:35 pm

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93. Riaru onigokko a.k.a. Tag (Sion Sono, 2015)

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94. Heruzu enjueruzu a.k.a. Hells (Yoshinobu Yamakawa, 2008)

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95. Promare (Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019)

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96a. Tokyo 1958 (Various, 1958)

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96b. Kyatapira a.k.a. Caterpillar (Shozin Fukui, 1988)

96c. Tanabota naito (Kobe Design University, 2012)

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97. Silent Service (Ryôsuke Takahashi, 1995)
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1. Anjô-ke no butôkai a.k.a. The Ball at the Anjo House (Kôzaburô Yoshimura, 1947)
2. Gurotesuku a.k.a. Grostesque (Kôji Shiraishi, 2009)
3. Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon a.k.a. Resident Evil: Degeneration (Makoto Kamiya, 2008)
4a. Ikebana (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1957)
4b. Ako (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1965)
5. Urutoraman sâga a.k.a. Ultraman Saga (Hideki Oka, 2012)
6. DNA² OVA E1-3 (Jun'ichi Sakata, 1995)
7. Death Note: L Change the World (Hideo Nakata, 2008)
8. Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai a.k.a. Pokémon 4Ever (Kunihiko Yuyama, 2001)
9. Ukigumo a.k.a. Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955)
10. Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke a.k.a. Samurai Spy (Masahiro Shinoda, 1965)
11. Keisatsukan a.k.a. Policeman (Tomu Uchida, 1933)
12. Kizzu ritân a.k.a. Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996)
13. SF Shinseiki Lensman (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1984)
14a. Itsudatte my Santa OVA E1-2 (Noriyoshi Nakamura, 2005)
14b. Akichi Asobi: Playground (Ryosuke Oshiro, 2013)
15. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Mori wa ikiteiru a.k.a. Twelve Months (Kimio Yabuki, 1980)
16. Gall Force: Destruction (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1987)
17. Bakku ga daisuki! a.k.a. I Love It From Behind (Koryu Ohara, 1981)
18. Space Battleship Yamato (Takashi Yamazaki, 2010)
19-21. Area 88 OVA E1-3 (Hisayuki Toriumi, 1985)
22. Evil Brain from Outer Space (Teruo Ishii/Koreyoshi Akasaka, 1965)
23. Yôkai daisensô a.k.a. The Great Yokai War (Takashi Miike, 2005)
24-25. FLCL Alternative E1-6 (Katsuyuki Motohiro/Kiyotaka Suzuki/Yutaka Uemura,2018)
26. Nagagutsu o haita neko: Hachijû nichikan sekai isshû a.k.a. Puss 'N Boots Travels Around the World (Hiroshi Shidara, 1976)
27. Gall Force: Stardust War (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1988)
28. Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû a.k.a. Space Amoeba (Ishirô Honda, 1970)
29. Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (Kenichi Shimizu, 2014)
30. Ju-on: Shiroi rôjo a.k.a. Ju-On: White Ghost (Ryûta Miyake, 2009)
31. Ju-on: Kuroi shôjo a.k.a. Ju-On: Black Ghost (Mari Asato, 2009)
32. Kurutta kajitsu a.k.a. Crazed Fruit (Kô Nakahira, 1956)
33. Family (Takashi Miike, 2001)
34. Family 2 (Takashi Miike, 2001)
35a. Saimin Jutsu Zero a.k.a. Sex Hypnotist Zero E1-2 (Keishi Sakai, 2013)
35b. Paulette no Isu a.k.a. Paulette's Chair (Hiroyasu Ishida, 2014)
35c. Hand In Hand (Kobe University of Art and Design, 2012)
36. Wakare-gumo a.k.a. Dispersed Clouds (Heinosuke Gosho, 1951)
37. Dokuro (Sentaro Shirai, 1927)
38. X (Rintaro, 1999)
39. Ringu 2 (Hideo Nakata, 1999)
40. Jûsan-nin no shikaku a.k.a. 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010)
41. Shikioriori a.k.a. Flavors of Youth (Haoling Li/Yoshitaka Takeuch, 2018)
42. Rupan Sansei: Ai no da capo - Fujiko's Unlucky Days a.k.a. Lupin III: The Columbus Files (Shinichi Watanabe, 1999)
43. I''s E1-2 (Shigenori Kageyama, 2002)
44. Casshern (Kazuaki Kiriya, 2004)
45-49. Banana Fish E1-24 (Hiroko Utsumi, 2018)
50. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (Tadashi Sawashima, 1969)
51. Arigatô-san a.k.a. Mr. Thank You (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1936)
52. Rhea Gall Force (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1989)
53. Aggretsuko 2nd Season E1-10 (Rareko, 2019)
54. Jaws in Japan a.k.a. Psycho Shark (John Hijiri, 2009)
55. Kataude mashin gâru a.k.a. The Machine Girl (Noboru Iguchi, 2008)
56. Ori no naka no yôsei a.k.a. Fairy in a Cage (Kôyû Ohara, 1977)
57. Chiyari Fuji a.k.a. A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji (Tomu Uchida, 1955)
58. Joshuu sasori: Kemono-beya a.k.a. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (Shun'ya Itô, 1973)
59. Joshû sasori: 701-gô urami-bushi a.k.a. Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (Yasuharu Hasebe, 1973)
60. Hana yori mo naho (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2006)
61a. Hokusai (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1953)
61b. Tomato Kecchappu Kôtei a.k.a. Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Shûji Terayama, 1971)
61c. Ori a.k.a. The Cage (Shûji Terayama, 1964)
62. Oresama (Marumo, 2004)
63. Bad Film (Sion Sono, 2012)
64. Aruitemo aruitemo a.k.a. Still Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2008)
65. Uwasa no onna a.k.a. The Woman of Rumor (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
66. 3-4 x jûgatsu a.k.a. Boiling Point (Takeshi Kitano, 1990)
67. Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô a.k.a. Shinjuku Triad Society (Takashi Miike, 1995)
68-69. Himouto! Umaru-chan a.k.a. My Two-Faced Little Sister S1E2-11 (Masahiko Oota, 2015)
70. Metamorphoses a.k.a. Winds of Change (Takashi, 1978)
71. Waka Okami wa Shogakusei! a.k.a. Okko's Inn (Kitaro Kosaka, 2018)
72. Pusshîkyatto daisakusen a.k.a. Operation: Pussycat (Ryûichi Honda, 2005)
73. Yôkihi a.k.a. Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)
74. Bûsu a.k.a. The Booth (2005)
75. Yonimo kimyô na monogatari - Eiga no tokubetsu hen a.k.a. Tales of the Unusual (2000)
76. Nijûshi no hitomi a.k.a. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
77. Gokudô daisenso a.k.a. Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)
78. Oshin (1984)
79. Zigeunerweisen (1980)
80. Yumeji (1991)
81. Doragon bôru Z: Ginga girigiri!! Butchigiri no sugoi yatsu a.k.a. DBZ: Bojack Unbound (1993)
82. Doragon bôru Z: Kyokugen batoru!! San dai sûpâ saiyajin a.k.a. DBZ: Super Android 13 (1992)
83. Tantei monogatari a.k.a. Detective Story (2007)
84a. Himouto! Umaru-chan: OVA E1-2 (2015)
84b. Himouto! Umaru-chanS E1-12 (2016)
85. Akai Kodan Zillion Utahime Yakyoku a.k.a. Zillion: Burning Night (1988)
86. Sexy Rangers (Shinji Nishikawa, 2011)
87. Bari Zôgon (Fumiki Watanabe, 1996)
88. Munto (Yoshiji Kigami, 2003)
89. Munto: Toki no kabe o koete a.k.a. Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time (Yoshiji Kigami, 2005)
90. Kûru dimenshon a.k.a. Cool Dimension (Yoshikazu Ishii, 2006)
91. Redi hantaa: Koroshi no pureryuudo a.k.a. Red Hunter: Prelude To Kill (Takashi Miike, 1991)
92. Atomic Rulers (Teruo Ishii/Koreyoshi Akasaka, 1965)
93. Riaru onigokko a.k.a. Tag (Sion Sono, 2015)
94. Heruzu enjueruzu a.k.a. Hells (Yoshinobu Yamakawa, 2008)
95. Promare (Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019)
96a. Tokyo 1958 (Various, 1958)
96b. Kyatapira a.k.a. Caterpillar (Shozin Fukui, 1988)
96c. Tanabota naito (Kobe Design University, 2012)
97. Silent Service (Ryôsuke Takahashi, 1995)

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Post by Traveller » September 20th, 2019, 4:04 pm

61. A Geisha (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi) - 7/10
62. The Woman of Rumour (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi) - 7/10
63. One Cut of the Dead (2017, Shin'ichirô Ueda) - 4/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 20th, 2019, 6:38 pm

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1. Battle Royale (2000k Kinji Fukasaku)
2. Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
3. Millennium Actress (2001, Satoshi Kon)
4. Dead or Alive: Final (2002, Takashi Miike)
5. Jaws in Japan (2009, John Hijiri)
6. Throne of Blood (1957, Kurosawa)
This "Kurosawa does Macbeth" is probably my least favorite of his. I don't like the story at all, so this was an uphill battle from the get-go. I appreciated a lot of the Kurosawa stylings, but it didn't get above a "meh" for me.
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- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still (1)
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- Watch one film from Takashi Miike (1) [Dead or Alive: Final (2002)]

In Progress:
- Watch four films from four different decades (2/4) [1950s: Sansho the Bailiff; 2000s: Jaws in Japan]
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP (2/3) [Millennium Actress, Paste; Throne of Blood, Patrick Galloway;]

Not started:
- Guess 4 films from the OP Poster. Stills are numeroted from 1 to 18 from left to right and top to Bottom. (4)
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô (1)
- Watch a film in theater (1)

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Post by AB537 » September 20th, 2019, 8:00 pm

6. Eien no hito - Immortal Love (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1961) 7/10

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Post by 72aicm » September 20th, 2019, 10:06 pm

54. Ohikkoshi / Moving (1993)
55. Tokyo.Sora (2002)
56. Daimajin / Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
57. Yôen dokufu-den: Hitokiri okatsu / Quick-draw Okatsu (1969)
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1. Jôen / The Affair (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1967)
2. Mata au hi made / Till We Meet Again (Tadashi Imai, 1950)
3. Chikamatsu monogatari / The Crucified Lovers (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
4. Miyamoto Musashi / Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (Hiroshi Inagaki, 1954)
5. Ukigumo / Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse 1955)
6. Akarui mirai / Bright Future (2002)
7. Kimi ga wakamono nara / If You Were Young: Rage (1970)
8. Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki / Violent Cop (1989)
9. Nippon konchûki / The Insect Woman (1963)
10. Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota / Street Mobster (1972)
11. Shiranui kengyô / Agent Shiranui (1960)
12. Aragami (2003)
13. Kiru / Kill! (1968)
14. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
15. Kurutta kajitsu / Crazed Fruit (1956)
16. Shin Heike monogatari / Taira Clan Saga (1955)
17. Kaii Utsunomiya tsuritenjô / Ghost of Hanging in Utusunomiya (1956)
18. Ohayô / Good Morning (1959)
19. 3-4 x jûgatsu / Boiling Point (1990)
20. Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan / Abnormal Family (1984)
21. Mibu gishi den / When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
22. 2LDK (2003)
23. Ankokugai no bijo / Beauty of the Underworld (1958)
24. Hakuôki / Samurai Vendetta (1959)
25. Kiru / Destiny's Son (1962)
26. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin / The Hidden Fortress (1958)
27. Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki / When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
28. Kuruizaki sanda rodo / Crazy Thunder Road (1980)
29. Bakuretsu toshi / Burst City (1982)
30. Seishun zankoku monogatari / Naked Youth (1960)
31. Tsubaki Sanjûrô / Sanjuro (1962)
32. Shitoyakana kedamono / The Graceful Brute (1962)
33. Dare mo shiranai / Nobody Knows (2004)
34. Tôkyô nagaremono / Tokyo Drifter (1966)
35. Koroshi no rakuin / Branded to Kill (1967)
36. Shall we dansu? / Shall We Dance? (1996)
37. Kuro tokage / Black Lizard (1968)
38. Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku: Namae no nai mori / Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002)
39. Mabuta no haha / In Search of Mother (1962)
40. Tange Sazen: yoto nuretsubame / Tange Sazen: The Mysterious Sword (1960)
41. Sharasôju / Shara (2003)
42. Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri / The Secret of the Urn (1966)
43. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi / A Scene at the Sea (1991)
44. Shinjû: Ten no Amijima / Double Suicide (1969)
45. Shinsengumi shimatsuki / Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963)
46. Kedamono no ken / Sword of the Beast (1965)
47. Kiba Ôkaminosuke / Samurai Wolf I (1966)
48. Shi no toge / The Sting of Death (1990)
49. Zatôichi / The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
50. Dai-bosatsu tôge / The Sword of Doom (1966)
51. Tenshi no harawata: Akai inga / Angel Guts: Red Porno (1981)
52. Megane / Glasses (2007)
53. Nikudan / The Human Bullet (1968)
54. Ohikkoshi / Moving (1993)
55. Tokyo.Sora (2002)
56. Daimajin / Majin the Monster of Terror (1966)
57. Yôen dokufu-den: Hitokiri okatsu / Quick-draw Okatsu (1969)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 20th, 2019, 11:10 pm

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FTV:19:Takashi Miike's Fudoh: The New Generation (1996) 9

Bonus challenge: Watch a film by Miike:Tick!

“A guy can see a big tree in front of him,but fails to see the forest.”

Holding the page of opening credits back from being turned until 15 minutes into the film, directing auteur Takashi Miike unleashes a action-packed, 15 minutes pre-credits blizzard on the viewer, coming in from Miike & one of his regular cinematographers Hideo Yamamoto kicking Miike’s unique brand of quirky, gory humour landing in the lap of the viewer, being welded to Heroic Bloodshed-style gangster assassinations
igniting a explosive atmosphere of red spray and broken walls scatted across the screen.

Backed by a great jet-set elite synch score from Chu Ishikawa, Miike breaks the ranks of the gangs and continues to extend on his thread of earthy surrealism, glowing here in a sexual romance (which in a rare Miike move,is not violent) between hermaphrodite Mika and bi-sexual Jun Minoru,whose from fading-to brightened tattoo display that even in the bedroom,they can’t fully be freed from the ties of the gangs (with tattoos and LGB romance being recurring motifs in Miike’s work.) Peeling the Manga origins onto the screen,Miike and Yamamoto attack all the gangs with cannonballs stuffed with Miike’s distinctive animated extreme violence, rolling from decapitated heads spinning and a stripper who has a unique killing method, to ultra-stylised whip-pans landing on each killed rival gangster, all tied with Miike’s brittle ambiguous ending.

The first of two times he worked with the film maker, (the other being Blues Harp (1998) ) the screenplay by Toshiyuki Morioka excitingly sets out the future recurring themes that would feature in Miike’s works, fuelled by the abrasive masculine urge for revenge Riki Fudoh (a great Shosuke Tanihara,who matches young buck swagger with a unbreakable pain for revenge) after secretly witnessing his dad make a “Sacrifice” of his younger brother. Foot soldiers of Riki’s team sharing the goal to take down the powerful group of underworld gangsters his dad has a head role in, Morioka places a focus on the most peculiar members on Riki’s side, (something which Miike would continue with) storming in a cyborg Aizone (played by a comedic brute Kenji Takano) and the deadly vixen duo of Touko and Mika ( Tamaki Kenmochi and a scene-stealing Miho Nomoto)all leading the charge of the new Fudoh.

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