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Post by sol » September 21st, 2019, 2:44 am

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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)

16. Shoplifters (2018)

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A Dickensian drama set in modern day Japan. Much like fellow Palme d'Or winner Parasite, this is a film about class divides, those forced to live on the edge and how strong family ties are for those marginalised in society. Everything moves along at a non-urgent pace, but as things start to fall apart in the final half-hour, the film hits an emotional crescendo. Whatever the case, Miyu Sasaki and Jyo Kairi are both excellent as two of the kids here.
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Post by jeroeno » September 21st, 2019, 6:53 am

37. Preparation for the Festival (Kazuo Kuroki, 1975)
38. Vital (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 2004)
39. Confidential: Secret Market (Noboru Tanaka, 1974)

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Post by fori » September 21st, 2019, 7:18 am

(Dropped out btw, I can’t motivate myself to focus on Japanese movies alone)

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Post by jeroeno » September 21st, 2019, 8:32 am

fyi in the OP I'm mentioned as jeroneo which sounds more Japanese but may cost me one of maxwell's awards :satstunned: tehe

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Post by sol » September 21st, 2019, 9:11 am

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)
16. Shoplifters (2018)

17. Spriggan (1998)

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Ostensibly inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark, this anime comes with a complex mythology and none of the supernatural stuff particularly interested me. There are, however, some neat science fiction concepts towards the end as the kid discovers just what the ark can do. The child military officer also makes for a really great and highly unusual antagonist and the film has lot of memorable imagery - and a couple of well done chase sequences.
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Post by hurluberlu » September 21st, 2019, 10:27 am

14. There Was a Father / Chichi ariki (Yasujirô Ozu, 1942) 7-

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1. Ikigami (Tomoyuki Takimoto, 2008) 6
2. Rainy Dog / Gokudô kuroshakai (Takashi Miike, 1997) 7
3. Youth of the Beast / Yajû no seishun (Seijun Suzuki, 1963) 7+
4. Ju-on: The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu, 2002) 5
5. Miss Zombie (Sabu, 2013) 4
6. Godzilla / Gojira (Ishirô Honda, 1954) 7
7. Floating Weeds / Ukikosa (Yasujirô Ozu, 1959) 8+
8. [125 mins] TV episodes
Neon Genesis Evangelion Ep1-5 / Shin Seiki Evangerion (Hideaki Anno, 1995-1996) 7
9. Street of Shame / Akasen chitai (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1956) 7
10. When the Last Sword is Drawn / Mibu gishi den (Yôjirô Takita, 2002) 7+
11. The Third Murder / Sandome no satsujin (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017) 7
12. Days of Youth / Gakusei romansu: Wakaki hi (Yasujirô Ozu, 1929) 6
13. [125 mins] TV episodes
Neon Genesis Evangelion Ep6-10 / Shin Seiki Evangerion (Hideaki Anno, 1995-1996) 7
I was about to give up as I found 5-8 episodes were going a little repetitive, and somehow childish, far from the graphical heights and promises of more adult psycho-sci-fi from the first episodes but 9 and 10 were really good again so I guess I will go through another batch of 5 for the challenge. Amazed by the similarities with Pacific Rim btw.
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Remember if you want to participate to the challenge (rules in the OP), you may share your progress (but not reveal your guesses for the OP stills until final posting). Whether you shared your progress or not, please shout when you have completed everything and post your guesses and watches accordingly.

The below is just my own progress.

Done:
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô: Street of Shame (1)
- Watch one film from Takashi Miike: Rainy Dog (1)
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP: Godzilla (Kinema Junpo Top Japanese Films), Ju-on (Asian Cinema: A Field Guide), Miss Zombie (Onderhond's Top 205 from the Heisei era) (3)
- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still: Floating Weeds (1)
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- Watch a film in theater: Days of Youth / Ozu's retrospective @ Cinematek (1)
- Watch four films from four different decades: Ikigami 2008, Youth of the Beast 1963, The Third Murder 2017, There Was a Father 1942 (4)

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Post by hurluberlu » September 21st, 2019, 10:32 am

jeroeno wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 8:32 am
fyi in the OP I'm mentioned as jeroneo which sounds more Japanese but may cost me one of maxwell's awards :satstunned: tehe
Fixed ! Sumimasen !
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Post by St. Gloede » September 21st, 2019, 10:52 am

I am having absolutely terrible luck this challenge but finally, finally, I saw 1 unambiguously great film ...

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Post by edward5 » September 21st, 2019, 1:46 pm

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1. The Eagle and the Hawk (Umetsugu Inoue, 1957, tt0324502) C-
2. Umbrella Flower (Shinji Sômai, 2000, tt0261000) B-
3. Face (Junji Sakamoto, 2001, tt0256127) B-
4. M/Other (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999, tt0201743) B+
5. Epoch of Murder Madness (Kihachi Okamoto, 1967, tt0062232) B+
6. An Inn at Osaka (Heinosuke Gosho, 1954, tt0047315) B+
7. The Mourning Forest (Naomi Kawase, 2007, tt1016205) B
8. Listen to the Roar of the Ocean (Hideo Sekigawa, 1950, tt0042639) B
9. Lying to Mom (Katsumi Nojiri, 2018, tt8676424) C
10. Policeman's Diary (Seiji Hisamatsu, 1955, tt0322937) B
11. Wet Sand in August (Toshiya Fujita, 1971, tt0223413) B
12. W's Tragedy (Shin'ichirô Sawai, 1984, tt0135043) B
13. The Affair (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1967, tt0202415) B
14. Preparation for the Festival (Kazuo Kuroki, 1975, tt0188885) B+
15. A Story from Echigo (Tadashi Imai, 1964, tt0200601) B
16. Who's Camus, Anyway? (Mitsuo Yanagimachi, 2005, tt0456873) B
17. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964, tt0058625) A+ Rewatch
18. Women of the Night (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1948, tt0040980) B-
19. The Man Without a Map (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1968, tt0203695) B
20. We Are Little Zombies (Makoto Nagahisa, 2019, tt9358120) C-
21. The Sands of Kurobe (Kei Kumai, 1968, tt0062798) B-
22. All Under the Moon (Yôichi Sai, 1993, tt0108405) B+
23. A Certain Killer (Kazuo Mori, 1967, tt0220315) B
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1. 鷲と鷹 (井上梅次, 1957) C-
2. 風花 (相米慎二, 2000) B-
3. 顔 (阪本順治, 2001) B-
4. M/Other (諏訪敦彦, 1999) B+
5. 殺人狂時代 (岡本喜八, 1967) B+
6. 大阪の宿 (五所平之助, 1954) B+
7. 殯の森 (河瀬直美, 2007) B
8. 日本戦歿学生の手記 きけ、わだつみの声 (関川秀雄, 1950) B
9. 鈴木家の嘘 (野尻克己 ,2018) C
10. 警察日記 (久松静児, 1955) B
11. 八月の濡れた砂 (藤田敏八, 1971) B
12. Wの悲劇 (澤井信一郎, 1984) B
13. 情炎 (吉田喜重, 1967) B
14. 祭りの準備 (黒木和雄, 1975) B+
15. 越後つついし親不知 (今井正, 1964) B
16. カミュなんて知らない (柳町光男, 2005) B
17. 砂の女 (勅使河原宏, 1964) A+
18. 夜の女たち (溝口健二, 1948) B-
19. 燃えつきた地図 (勅使河原宏, 1968) B
20. ウィーアーリトルゾンビーズ (長久允, 2019) C-
21. 黒部の太陽 (熊井啓, 1968) B-
22. 月はどっちに出ている (崔洋一, 1993) B+
23. ある殺し屋 (森一生, 1967) B

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Post by Onderhond » September 21st, 2019, 2:37 pm

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07. 2.0* - Death Note: The Last Name [Desu Nôto: The Last Name] by Shûsuke Kaneko (2006)
A direct sequel to Kaneko's first film. I've never been much of a fan of the Death Note franchise and this film didn't do much to change my mind. Too long, too serious and too many poor twists. Kaneko's direction is mostly functional, honouring the narrative but failing to bring much joy to this production. For fans only.

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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)
06. 3.0* - The Boy Inside [Ôsama to Boku] by Tetsu Maeda (2012)

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Post by St. Gloede » September 21st, 2019, 3:38 pm

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1. Akutarô-den: Warui hoshi no shita demo / Stories of Bastards: Born Under a Bad Star (1965, Seijun Suzuki) 5/10
2. Kagerô-za / Heat Shimmer Theater (1981, Seijun Suzuki) 7.5/10
3. Nihon rettô / The Japanese Archipeligo (1965, Kei Kumai) 3/10
4. Yumeji (1991, Seijun Suzuki) 7.5-8/10
5. Yotamono to komachimusume / The Lumberjack and the Lady (1935, Hiromasa Nomura) 7/10
6. Joyû to shijin / The Actress and the Poet (1935, Mikio Naruse) 5/10
7. Uwasa no musume / The Girl in the Rumour (1935, Mikio Naruse) 7/10
8. Gubijinsô / Poppies (1935, Kenji Mizoguchi) 6/10
9. Maria no Oyuki (1935, Kenji Mizoguchi) 6.5/10
10. Koi no hana saku Izu no odoriko / The Dancing Girl of Izu (1933, Heinosuke Gosho) 7/10
11. Aoi sanmyaku / The Green Mountains / Blue Mountains (1949, Tadashi Imai) 6.5/10
12. Zoku aoi sanmyaku / Blue Mountains Sequel (1949, Tadashi Imai) 5/10
13. Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa / Wings of Honneamise (1987, Hiroyuki Yamaga) 4/10
14. Shinobi no mono / Band of Assassins (1962, Satsuo Yamamoto) 6/10
15. Ninja bugei-chô / Band of Ninja (1967, Nagisa Ôshima) 7-7.5/10
16. Kyôdai jingi / Family Obligations (1966, Kosaku Yamashita) 7-7.5/10
17. Bokusâ / The Boxer (1977, Shûji Terayama)
18. Kaseki no mori / The Petrified Forest (1973, Masahiro Shinoda) 3/10
19. Echigo tsutsuishi oyashirazu / A Story from Echigo (1964, Tadashi Imai) 7.5/10
20. Ima hitotabi no / Once More (1947, Heinosuke Gosho) 6.5/10
As I mentioned earlier, I finally caught a great film this challenge: I Hate but Love. A high paced, irreverent and darkly comedic exercise from Kurahara (that I should have seen years ago). The colours are vibrant, the atmosphere is spot on, and the dysfunctional realitionship at its center is fantastic in all its neurotic details. It is a very simple film, and hardly fantastic or a new favorite - but a wonderful ride - and what I desperately needed during such a shockingly lackluster line-up.

21. Nikui an-chikushô / Koreyoshi Kurahara (1962, Koreyoshi Kurahara) 8/10
22. Aisai monogatari / Story of a Beloved Wife (1951, Kaneto Shindô) 6/10
23. Akutô / A Scoundrel (1965) 7.5/10
24. Waga michi / My Way (1974, Kaneto Shindô) 5/10
25. Hishu monogatari / A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness (1977, Seijun Suzuki) 3/10
26. Dogura magura (1988, Toshio Matsumoto) 6-6.5/10
27. Hadaka no jûkyû-sai / Live Today, Die Tomorrow! (1970, Kaneto Shindô) 5.5-6/10
28. Daikaijû Gamera (1965, Noriaki Yuasa) 4.5/10
29. Burû Kurisumasu / Blue Christmas (1978, Kihachi Okamoto) 4.5/10

However, while it was wonderful to finally watch a great film, this batch also, devastatingly, had the very worst films I have seen by Okamoto and Suzuki. :(

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Post by Onderhond » September 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 3:38 pm
26. Dogura magura (1988, Toshio Matsumoto) 6-6.5/10
Liked this one a lot, you wouldn't think this film was 30+ years old.

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Post by Traveller » September 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm

64. Harmonium (2016, Koji Fukada) - 7/10
65. Composition Class (1938, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 7/10
66. The Ballad of Narayama (1958, Keisuke Kinoshita) - 8/10
67. Bitterness of Youth (1974, Tatsumi Kumashiro) - 4/10
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Post by St. Gloede » September 21st, 2019, 5:08 pm

Onderhond wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 3:38 pm
26. Dogura magura (1988, Toshio Matsumoto) 6-6.5/10
Liked this one a lot, you wouldn't think this film was 30+ years old.
Honestly, it felt very much like a film of it's time, including the somewhat lackluster cinematography Japan was struggling with from the 70s to the 90s. I had really high hopes after Shura, and while it was a good viewing, it was quite the let down. Many great and interesting ideas and elements however.

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Post by Onderhond » September 21st, 2019, 6:54 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 5:08 pm
Honestly, it felt very much like a film of it's time, including the somewhat lackluster cinematography Japan was struggling with from the 70s to the 90s.
I've got more similar recommends, shoot! Can't say that the period '70-'95 is an entire black spot but I haven't seen much that came close from that era. Maybe Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis?

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 21st, 2019, 6:55 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:32 am
jeroeno wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 8:32 am
fyi in the OP I'm mentioned as jeroneo which sounds more Japanese but may cost me one of maxwell's awards :satstunned: tehe
Fixed ! Sumimasen !
Literally the second thing I do every month is check for spelling mistakes. :cheers:

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Post by Ritesh » September 21st, 2019, 7:27 pm

28. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
29. Stakeout (1958)
30. Suzaki Paradise Red Light (1956)

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Post by weirdboy » September 21st, 2019, 9:53 pm

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
17. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô 座頭市血煙街道 AKA Zatoichi Challenged (1967) - Kenji Misumi

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Post by frbrown » September 21st, 2019, 11:31 pm

5. A Tree of Palme (Takashi Nakamura, 2002)
6. Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (Noriyuki Abe, 2010)

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1. Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (Tensai Okamura, 2004)
2. Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (Toshiya Shinohara, 2004)
3. Lupin III: The Last Job (Tetsuro Amino, 2010)
4. Ocean Waves (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993)
5. A Tree of Palme (Takashi Nakamura, 2002)
6. Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (Noriyuki Abe, 2010)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 22nd, 2019, 12:54 am

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FTV:20:Black Lizard (1962) 10.

Bonus challenge:

Watch one film with Machiko Kyô -tick.

Watch four films from four different decades-tick.

“The best daughter in Japan, the best diamond in Japan,and the best private detective in Japan.”

Greeting the viewer in the 4th wall breaking pre-credits intro,directing auteur Umetsugu Inoue with cinematographer Yoshihisa Nakagawa continues to build upon his distinctive, lavish ultra-stylisation, here dipping into surreal startling lights, flashing on the shared inner thoughts (spoken at the viewer) between the Black Lizard and Akechi. Intelligently using the catchy Jazzy songs to set a Caper atmosphere, Inoue sets Black Lizard’s target to be the Iwase household, lavishly decorated in graceful panning shots eyeing Black Lizard’s in the midst of her kidnapping games against immaculately styled Technicolor walls, perfectly colour-coded by Inoue to Black Lizard’s sparkling costumes and her magnificently brash, funky lair.

Adapting Rampo Edogawa’s novel and Yukio Mishima’s earlier stage version, the screenplay by Kaneto Shindo moves at a incredible pace, breaking from any risk of stage-bound by fluid Caper twists of Lizard and her team of minions snapping at the heels of the Iwase household. Giving Lizard all the glamour of a master thief, Shindo smoothly crosses the Caper antics with a utterly delightful underlining romance between the thief and obsessive detective Akechi, causing Black Lizard to kiss a sofa (!) and for Akechi to bring out a fitting bitter sweetness which walks into the bright light final.

The person everyone wants to get their hands on, cute Junko Kano gives a great turn as Sanae Iwase,who Kano takes from a biting back sharpness,to a quick- witted eye to slip out of Lizard’s grasp. Loving the mastery of the legendary thief,exceptional Minoru Oki hits laid-back cool notes as Akechi gets into the groove of trying to remain one step ahead. Performing her misdeeds with a seductive relish, alluring Machiko Kyo gives a fabulous performance as Black Lizard/ Mrs. Midorikawa,whose heart is filled by Kyo with a love for the art of the (stealing) deal.

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Post by Knaldskalle » September 22nd, 2019, 2:28 am

2. Twenty-Four Eyes (Kinoshita, 1954). This was pretty heavy on the nostalgia, but, I think, barely avoided sappy.

3. Vengance is Mine (Imamura, 1979). I usually like Imamura's films, but this one felt a little off, somehow. It has some great moments, but as others have pointed out, sagged a bit in the middle.

4. The End of Summer (Ozu, 1961). OZU!
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Post by weirdboy » September 22nd, 2019, 3:05 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
17. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô 座頭市血煙街道 AKA Zatoichi Challenged (1967) - Kenji Misumi
18. Zatôichi hatashi-jô 砂糖市果たし状 AKA Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968) - Kimiyoshi Yasuda
19. Zatôichi kenka-daiko 座頭市喧嘩太鼓 AKA Samaritan Zatoichi (1968) - Kenji Misumi
20. Zatôichi to Yôjinbô 砂糖市と用心棒 AKA Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) - Kihachi Okamoto

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Post by AB537 » September 22nd, 2019, 3:23 am

7. Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro - The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979) 7/10 ... I prefer some of his later work (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) but was definitely entertained by this one.

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Post by jeroeno » September 22nd, 2019, 6:36 am

40. Pistol Opera (Seijun Suzuki, 2001)

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Post by allisoncm » September 22nd, 2019, 7:08 am

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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
13. Hura gâru/Hula Girls (2006) 6/10
14. Tonî Takitani/Tony Takitani (2004) 6/10
15. Kakushi ken oni no tsume/The Hidden Blade (2004) 3/10

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Post by 72aicm » September 22nd, 2019, 8:48 am

58. Yôkai hyaku monogatari / 100 Monsters (1968)
59. Rikyu (1989)
60. Umi to dokuyaku / The Sea and Poison (1986)
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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)
58. Yôkai hyaku monogatari / 100 Monsters (1968)
59. Rikyu (1989)
60. Umi to dokuyaku / The Sea and Poison (1986)

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Post by sol » September 22nd, 2019, 12:28 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)
16. Shoplifters (2018)
17. Spriggan (1998)

18. Paprika (2006)

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Often cited as a precursor to Inception, this is a film so jam-packed with intriguing ideas and transcendental imagery that it is hard not to like. Especially interesting are the comparisons made between dreams and the internet as realms for repressed minds to express themselves and a literal breaking of the fourth wall in a theatre. There are lots of cool Videodromeish parts too in which characters jump into televisions sets - and classic films.
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Post by vortexsurfer » September 22nd, 2019, 2:16 pm

16. (Maruhi) shikijô mesu ichiba/Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market (Noboru Tanaka, 1974)
17. Edogawa Ranpo ryôki-kan: Yaneura no sanposha/The Stroller in the Attic (Noboru Tanaka, 1976)
18. Akai kami no onna/The Woman with Red Hair (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1979)

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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)
16. (Maruhi) shikijô mesu ichiba/Secret Chronicle: She Beast Market (Noboru Tanaka, 1974)
17. Edogawa Ranpo ryôki-kan: Yaneura no sanposha/The Stroller in the Attic (Noboru Tanaka, 1976)
18. Akai kami no onna/The Woman with Red Hair (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1979)

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Post by St. Gloede » September 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm

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FTV:20:Black Lizard (1962) 10.

Bonus challenge:

Watch one film with Machiko Kyô -tick.

Watch four films from four different decades-tick.

“The best daughter in Japan, the best diamond in Japan,and the best private detective in Japan.”

Greeting the viewer in the 4th wall breaking pre-credits intro,directing auteur Umetsugu Inoue with cinematographer Yoshihisa Nakagawa continues to build upon his distinctive, lavish ultra-stylisation, here dipping into surreal startling lights, flashing on the shared inner thoughts (spoken at the viewer) between the Black Lizard and Akechi. Intelligently using the catchy Jazzy songs to set a Caper atmosphere, Inoue sets Black Lizard’s target to be the Iwase household, lavishly decorated in graceful panning shots eyeing Black Lizard’s in the midst of her kidnapping games against immaculately styled Technicolor walls, perfectly colour-coded by Inoue to Black Lizard’s sparkling costumes and her magnificently brash, funky lair.

Adapting Rampo Edogawa’s novel and Yukio Mishima’s earlier stage version, the screenplay by Kaneto Shindo moves at a incredible pace, breaking from any risk of stage-bound by fluid Caper twists of Lizard and her team of minions snapping at the heels of the Iwase household. Giving Lizard all the glamour of a master thief, Shindo smoothly crosses the Caper antics with a utterly delightful underlining romance between the thief and obsessive detective Akechi, causing Black Lizard to kiss a sofa (!) and for Akechi to bring out a fitting bitter sweetness which walks into the bright light final.

The person everyone wants to get their hands on, cute Junko Kano gives a great turn as Sanae Iwase,who Kano takes from a biting back sharpness,to a quick- witted eye to slip out of Lizard’s grasp. Loving the mastery of the legendary thief,exceptional Minoru Oki hits laid-back cool notes as Akechi gets into the groove of trying to remain one step ahead. Performing her misdeeds with a seductive relish, alluring Machiko Kyo gives a fabulous performance as Black Lizard/ Mrs. Midorikawa,whose heart is filled by Kyo with a love for the art of the (stealing) deal.


When I first saw "Black Lizard" in your post I thought you were talking about Fukasaku's relatively lackluster version, made just 6 years later ... Seeing you hand this one 10/10, especially given my poor luck this challenge, made me jump on this one. Hopefully it has a lot more to offer. Only seen one Inoe, Daisan no kagemusha, quite a good film, but not great. Already had some of his films lined up however, and will dive deeper.

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Post by Traveller » September 22nd, 2019, 4:13 pm

68. Kisses (1957, Yasuzô Masumura) - 7/10
69. Giants and Toys (1958, Yasuzô Masumura) - 7/10
70. A Wife Confesses (1961, Yasuzô Masumura) - 8/10
71. Lullaby of the Earth (1976, Yasuzô Masumura) - 7/10
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Post by 72aicm » September 22nd, 2019, 8:18 pm

61. Minagoroshi no reika / I, the Executioner (1968)
62. Hana yori mo naho / Hana (2006)
63. Madamu to nyôbô / The Neighbor's Wife and Mine (1931)
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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)
58. Yôkai hyaku monogatari / 100 Monsters (1968)
59. Rikyu (1989)
60. Umi to dokuyaku / The Sea and Poison (1986)
61. Minagoroshi no reika / I, the Executioner (1968)
62. Hana yori mo naho / Hana (2006)
63. Madamu to nyôbô / The Neighbor's Wife and Mine (1931)

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(Screenshots from 'Yûhi ni akai ore no kao' & 'Seishun no satetsu'),

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29. Yûhi ni akai ore no kao (Killers on Parade, Masahiro Shinoda, 1961) 8/10
30. Goben no tsubaki (The Scarlet Camellia, Yoshitarô Nomura, 1964) 8/10
31. Oni no sumu yakata (Devil's Temple, Kenji Misumi, 1969) 9/10
32. Seishun no satetsu (Bitterness of Youth, Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1974) 10/10 (l)
33. Fe (Kanji Nakajima, 1994) 6/10
34. Kurôn wa kokyô wo mezasu (The Clone Returns Home, Kanji Nakajima, 2008) 8.5/10
35. Anchiporuno (Antiporno, Sion Sono, 2016) 7.5/10
36. Vision (Naomi Kawase, 2018) 7/10

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Banzai!!! side challenge trackingShow
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- Watch one film from Takashi Miike - Chûgoku no chôjin (The Bird People in China, Takashi Miike, 1998)(1)
- Watch four films from four different decades - Chûkon giretsu - Jitsuroku Chûshingura (Chushingura: The Truth, Shôzô Makino, 1928); Fukujusô (The Scent of Pheasant's Eye: An Episode from the Tales of Flowers, Jirô Kawate, 1935); Narazumono (An Outlaw, Teruo Ishii, 1964); Nihonjin no heso (Japanese Belly Button, Eizô Sugawa, 1977) (4)
- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still - Shûen (The Flame of Devotion, Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1964) Image(1)
- Watch a film in theater - Vision (Naomi Kawase, 2018) (Theatrical release, seen at Petra Belas Artes, São Paulo) (1)

Open:

- 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)
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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)
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
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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Post by Onderhond » September 22nd, 2019, 9:59 pm

jdidaco wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 9:51 pm
34. Kurôn wa kokyô wo mezasu (The Clone Returns Home, Kanji Nakajima, 2008) 8.5/10
Awesome film this.

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Post by Ritesh » September 22nd, 2019, 10:05 pm

31. Mr. Shosuke Ohara (1949)
32. Till We Meet Again (1950)

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Post by flavo5000 » September 22nd, 2019, 11:52 pm

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98-99a. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 E4-11 (Masaki Tachibana, 2009)
99b. Himouto! Umaru-chan E12 (Masahiko Oota, 2015)
99c. Hataraku Onii-san! a.k.a. Working Buddies! S2 6-8 (Tomoya Takashima, 2018)
TM8.0 & Umaru-chan=25 min. eps
Working Buddies 5 min. eps

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100. Kiru a.k.a. Kill! (Kihachi Okamoto, 1968)

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101. Okuribito a.k.a. Departures (Yôjirô Takita, 2008)

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102. Gokudô kuroshakai a.k.a. Rainy Dog (Takashi Miike, 1997)

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103. Nogiku no gotoki kimi nariki a.k.a. She Was Like A Wild Chrysanthemum (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1955)

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104. Nihon kuroshakai a.k.a. Ley Lines (Takashi Miike, 1999)

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105a. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken a.k.a. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying S1E1-13 (Shinpei Nagai, 2014)
105b. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken a.k.a. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying S2E1-13 (Shinpei Nagai, 2015)
4 min. eps
105c. Hataraku Onii-san! a.k.a. Working Buddies! S2 9-11 (Tomoya Takashima, 2018)
5 min. eps

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106. Shiryôha a.k.a. Dead Waves (Yôichirô Hayama, 2005)

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107. Shin Heike monogatari a.k.a. Taira Clan Saga (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1955)

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108. Kibô no kuni a.k.a. The Land of Hope (Sion Sono, 2012)

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109. Sanbiki no samurai a.k.a. Three Outlaw Samurai (Hideo Gosha, 1964)

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110. Kurôzu zero a.k.a. Crows Zero (Takashi Miike, 2007)

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111. Doragon bôru Z: Tobikkiri no saikyô tai saikyô a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (Mitsuo Hashimoto, 1991)
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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)
98-99a. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 E4-11 (Masaki Tachibana, 2009)
99b. Himouto! Umaru-chan E12 (Masahiko Oota, 2015)
99c. 105c. Hataraku Onii-san! a.k.a. Working Buddies! S2 6-8 (Tomoya Takashima, 2018)
100. Kiru a.k.a. Kill! (Kihachi Okamoto, 1968)
101. Okuribito a.k.a. Departures (Yôjirô Takita, 2008)
102. Gokudô kuroshakai a.k.a. Rainy Dog (Takashi Miike, 1997)
103. Nogiku no gotoki kimi nariki a.k.a. She Was Like A Wild Chrysanthemum (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1955)
104. Nihon kuroshakai a.k.a. Ley Lines (Takashi Miike, 1999)
105a. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken a.k.a. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying S1E1-13 (Shinpei Nagai, 2014)
105b. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken a.k.a. I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying S2E1-13 (Shinpei Nagai, 2015)
105c. Hataraku Onii-san! a.k.a. Working Buddies! S2 9-11 (Tomoya Takashima, 2018)
106. Shiryôha a.k.a. Dead Waves (Yôichirô Hayama, 2005)
107. Shin Heike monogatari a.k.a. Taira Clan Saga (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1955)
108. Kibô no kuni a.k.a. The Land of Hope (Sion Sono, 2012)
109. Sanbiki no samurai a.k.a. Three Outlaw Samurai (Hideo Gosha, 1964)
110. Kurôzu zero a.k.a. Crows Zero (Takashi Miike, 2007)
111. Doragon bôru Z: Tobikkiri no saikyô tai saikyô a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (Mitsuo Hashimoto, 1991)

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Post by Knaldskalle » September 23rd, 2019, 12:49 am

5. The Pornographers (Imamura, 1966). Now this is more like the Imamura I know and love! Disturbing on several levels and visceral and very much of the flesh. Remarkable talent.
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1. The Wind Rises (Miyazaki, 2013)
2. Twenty-Four Eyes (Kinoshita, 1954)
3. Vengeance is Mine (Imamura, 1979)
4. The End of Summer (Ozu, 1961)
5. The Pornographers (Imamura, 1966)
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Post by frbrown » September 23rd, 2019, 12:54 am

7. Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Masaaki Yuasa, 2017)
8. Genius Party (various, 2007)
9. Patlabor: The Movie (Mamoru Oshii, 1989)

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1. Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (Tensai Okamura, 2004)
2. Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (Toshiya Shinohara, 2004)
3. Lupin III: The Last Job (Tetsuro Amino, 2010)
4. Ocean Waves (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993)
5. A Tree of Palme (Takashi Nakamura, 2002)
6. Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse (Noriyuki Abe, 2010)
7. Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Masaaki Yuasa, 2017)
8. Genius Party (various, 2007)
9. Patlabor: The Movie (Mamoru Oshii, 1989)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 23rd, 2019, 3:24 am

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FTV:21: Our Blood Will Not Forgive(1964) 10

Glancing from outside at the last happy moments the family share together before a murder ignites the fuse of revenge down the line, directing auteur Seijun Suzuki & cinematographer Shigeyoshi Mine take the leap years into the future to immaculately de-construct the Yakuza/revenge Noir genre.

Dividing the brothers between one who works at a ad agency and one who has become a down and out Noir loner Ronin-like figure, Suzuki binds them together with his impeccable Japanese New Wave stylisation fanning obscured framing of shots, slick panning camera moves and exaggerated zoom-ins. Sitting in a car together discussing revenge, Suzuki takes the classical film making of Hollywood,and twists it into a surrealist delight splashing the ad agency in lush, vibrant colours, which seep into a excellent use of rear screen projection in driving sequences where pelts of rain hit the windows as waves of oceans float in the background, bringing out a three dimensional quality.

Decades before the Heroic Bloodshed sub-genre set the city on fire, Suzuki and Mine compose a breathtaking Bullet Ballet final, sweeping the rugged terrain real location as gangsters fall to the ground, hitting a beautiful, blood- drench, tragic heroism final shot landing.

Coming face to face with the murderer of their dad when he knocks on the front door of the family home years later, the screenplay by Takeo Matsuura cleverly studies the divide between brothers Shinji and Ryota in how to advantage the killing and display the force of their Yakuza gang within a modern society backdrop. Poured from Ryota having a cosmopolitan outlook which blends Yakuza traditions with the smooth professionalism of being the head of a business, counted by the red hot blooded temper of Shinji, whose devil may care attitude for life and revenge, causes him to get entangled on the wrong side of other gangs.

Calling out for each other in the haunting final, Hideki Takahashi and Akira Kobayashi give excellent turns as brothers Shinji and Ryota, thanks to the youthful, hot-wire grit Takahashi gives Shinji being matched by Kobayashi rubbing off Ryota’s professionalism as the family loyalty sends his life into a tailspin of revenge as their blood ties will not forgive.

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Post by weirdboy » September 23rd, 2019, 4:38 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
17. Zatôichi chikemuri kaidô 座頭市血煙街道 AKA Zatoichi Challenged (1967) - Kenji Misumi
18. Zatôichi hatashi-jô 砂糖市果たし状 AKA Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968) - Kimiyoshi Yasuda
19. Zatôichi kenka-daiko 座頭市喧嘩太鼓 AKA Samaritan Zatoichi (1968) - Kenji Misumi
20. Zatôichi to Yôjinbô 砂糖市と用心棒 AKA Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) - Kihachi Okamoto
21. Shin Heike monogatari 新平家物語 AKA Taira Clan Saga

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Post by ororama » September 23rd, 2019, 5:59 am

4. Glasslip: Fireworks (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: The Bench (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Utility Tank (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: The Slope (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Hinode Bridge (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Punch (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Bicycle (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Snow (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Moon (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Jonathan (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Piano (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.

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