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Post by cinephage » September 23rd, 2019, 6:07 am

07. Jigoku de naze warui / Why don't you play in hell ? by Sono Sion (2013) 8,5/10
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01. Seisaku no tsuma, by Yasuzô Masumura (1965) 7,5/10
02. Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan, by Keishi Ohtomo (2012) 7,5/10
03. Aragne: Sign of Vermillion, de Saku Sakamoto (2018) 7/10
04. Koroshi no rakuin, by Seijun Suzuki (1967) 5/10
05. Family Romance, LLC, by Werner Herzog (2019) 8/10
06. Hatsukoi / First Love, de Takashi Miike (2019) 8/10

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Post by St. Gloede » September 23rd, 2019, 6:21 am

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FTV:21: Our Blood Will Not Forgive(1964) 10
Just when I thought I was done with Suzuki for this challenge.

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Post by Traveller » September 23rd, 2019, 4:00 pm

The average age for a man in the Bronze Age was eighteen, in the Roman era, twenty-two. Heaven must have been beautiful then. Today it must look dreadful. When a man reaches forty, he has no chance to die beautifully. No matter how he tries, he will die of decay. He must compel himself to live.

72. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985, Paul Schrader) - 9/10

Probably my favorite new film I've seen this year so far.

Even the most beautiful body is soon destroyed by age. Where is beauty then? Only art makes human beauty endure. You must devise an artist's scheme to preserve it. You must commit suicide at the height of your beauty.
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Post by hurluberlu » September 23rd, 2019, 5:13 pm

ororama wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 5:59 am
5. Glasslip: The Slope (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Hinode Bridge (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Punch (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.
4. Glasslip: Fireworks (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: The Bench (2014) * 24 min.
Glasslip: Utility Tank (2014) * 24 min.

*First time viewing
Hi there ! You need 120 mins of TV-episodes to count one entry. ^_^
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Post by blocho » September 23rd, 2019, 6:27 pm

Traveller wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 4:00 pm
72. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985, Paul Schrader) - 9/10

Probably my favorite new film I've seen this year so far.
I love the Philip Glass score but somehow haven't seen the movie yet.

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 23rd, 2019, 7:28 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)
7. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi)
This was my highest-ranked unwatched film from our forum's favorites list, and it's deserving of that spot. Holy shit this was spot on - the psychology of this built up constant tension throughout the film, enough twists to keep me guessing, gorgeous camera work, etc. Only my second 10/10 film this year. Really good.

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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 (3/4) [1950s: Sansho the Bailiff; 2000s: Jaws in Japan; 1960s: Harakiri]
- 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 72aicm » September 23rd, 2019, 9:10 pm

64. Akage / Red Lion (1969)
65. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru / Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
66. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma / Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
67. Shurayukihime: Urami koiuta / Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
68. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî / Rhapsody in August (1991)
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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)
64. Akage / Red Lion (1969)
65. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru / Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
66. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma / Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
67. Shurayukihime: Urami koiuta / Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
68. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî / Rhapsody in August (1991)

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Post by frbrown » September 24th, 2019, 12:12 am

10. The Flying Luna Clipper (Ikki Ono, 1987)

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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)
10. The Flying Luna Clipper (Ikki Ono, 1987)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 24th, 2019, 1:04 am

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FTV:22:Black Tight Killers (1966) 8.

Roaring to life from psychedelic colours splashed over sexy Go-Go dancers moving to the opening credits, Yasuharu Hasebe makes a sparkling directing debut,pointing to the expert use of primary colours which would be painted across his credits. Hasbe & cinematographer Kazue Nagatsuka spin a hip,Pop-Art atmosphere, drizzling to scatter-gun zoom-ins on the glamorous, Rock star swaggering,Black Tight gang busting killer fighting moves against a vibrant, colourful backdrop, and landing on slick panning shots tied to the exploding golf balls and killer records used in this chase for the gold.

Tapping into the spirit which made the earlier Michio Tsuzuki adaptation Danger Pays (1962-also reviewed) fizz, the screenplay by Ryuzo Nakanishi lands Daisuke Honda on his feet when he steps off the plane, only to send him straight off to a break-neck adventure which playfully taps at the Euro Spy jet-set chic. Keeping the romance between Honda and Sawanouchi bubbly even when killer RPM records are being thrown from all directions, Nakanishi makes brightly drawn sketches of each gang, bouncing along on Power-Pop joy to the ninja Black tight gang ,hitting the sweating with greed rival (all-male) gang wanting Sawanouchi to give them her keys to the prize.

Not only being head over heels in love but over his head in what deadly games he’s caught up in, Akira Kobayashi takes inspiration from 007 with his great turn as Hondo,who Kobayashi keeps as swave and sophisticated. Believed by all to be the key to unlock her dad’s gold bundles, pretty Chieko Matsubara gives a smooth performance tinged with vagueness as Sawanouchi, who keeps the level of her knowledge closely under wraps,from the black tight killers.

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Post by Traveller » September 24th, 2019, 4:17 am

blocho wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 6:27 pm
Traveller wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 4:00 pm
72. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985, Paul Schrader) - 9/10

Probably my favorite new film I've seen this year so far.
I love the Philip Glass score but somehow haven't seen the movie yet.
Oh yeah - the score was mesmerizing from the start, and so was the movie.
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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 St. Gloede » September 24th, 2019, 6:15 am

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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
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
30. Uchu Kaisoku-sen / Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961, Kôji Ohta) 3/10
31. Ningen no shômei / Proof of the Man (1977, Jun'ya Satô) 5.5/10
32. Rakuyôju / Tree Without Leaves (1986, Kaneto Shindô) 7/10
33. Juroku-sai no senso / The War of the 16 Year Olds (1973, Toshio Matsumoto) 6/10
34. Kurotokage / Black Lizard (1962, Umetsugu Inoue) 8/10

Thank you for the recommendation MDF! Black Lizard was so much fun.

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Post by Traveller » September 24th, 2019, 4:24 pm

73. The Garden of Words (2013, Makoto Shinkai) - 5/10
74. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972, Shun'ya Itô) - 7/10
75. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972, Shun'ya Itô) - 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 morrison-dylan-fan » September 25th, 2019, 12:01 am

FTV:23: Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000) 6

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I don't remember Demi Moore doing anything like this in Ghost!

Made just one year before he became a big name with Suicide Club, co-star/writing/directing auteur Sion Sono gives the impression of just wanting to knock one out,and add it to his credits. Appearing to be mostly filmed in a real pottery workshop, Sono & cinematographer Kazuhiro Suzuki leave the rooms dimly lit as they are, and hold the camera wide across the room. Moulded from the Pinku, Sono makes the title stand out in the genre,by keeping the steamy sex scenes mutually pleasurable for the men and the women. Bringing out his distinctive,off-beat humour, Sono spins clay into the sex scenes and crafts a quirky atmosphere, that in it’s own odd way touches on the love which goes into Japanese craftsmanship.

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Post by flavo5000 » September 25th, 2019, 2:06 am

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112-113. Arcade Gamer Fubuki E1-4 + Extra (Yuuji Mutou, 2002)
29 min eps + 6 min. extra

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114. Kamera o tomeru na! a.k.a. One Cut of the Dead (Shin'ichirô Ueda, 2017)

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115-117. Gall Force: Chikyû shô a.k.a. Earth Chapter OVA E1-3 (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1989)
50 min. eps.

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118. Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon a.k.a. Frankenstein Conquers the World (Ishirô Honda, 1965)

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119. Eiga-ban: Futari ecchi a.k.a. Step Up Love Story (Kazuhiro Yokoyama, 2011)

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120. Dai-Nihonjin a.k.a. Big Man Japan (Hitoshi Matsumoto, 2007)
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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)
112-113. Arcade Gamer Fubuki E1-4 + Extra (Yuuji Mutou, 2002)
114. Kamera o tomeru na! a.k.a. One Cut of the Dead (Shin'ichirô Ueda, 2017)
115-117. Gall Force: Chikyû shô a.k.a. Earth Chapter OVA E1-3 (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1989)
118. Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijû Baragon a.k.a. Frankenstein Conquers the World (Ishirô Honda, 1965)
119. Eiga-ban: Futari ecchi a.k.a. Step Up Love Story (Kazuhiro Yokoyama, 2011)
120. Dai-Nihonjin a.k.a. Big Man Japan (Hitoshi Matsumoto, 2007)

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Post by AB537 » September 25th, 2019, 3:08 am

8. Buta to gunkan - Pigs and Battleships (Shohei Imamura, 1961) 7/10

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Post by cinephage » September 25th, 2019, 5:54 am

08. Minato no nihonmusume/Japanese Girls at the Harbor, by Hiroshi Shimizu (1933) 7,5/10
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01. Seisaku no tsuma, by Yasuzô Masumura (1965) 7,5/10
02. Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan, by Keishi Ohtomo (2012) 7,5/10
03. Aragne: Sign of Vermillion, de Saku Sakamoto (2018) 7/10
04. Koroshi no rakuin, by Seijun Suzuki (1967) 5/10
05. Family Romance, LLC, by Werner Herzog (2019) 8/10
06. Hatsukoi / First Love, de Takashi Miike (2019) 8/10
07. Jigoku de naze warui / Why don't you play in hell ? by Sono Sion (2013) 8,5/10

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Post by sebby » September 25th, 2019, 10:46 am

05 Departures (2008)

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

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Post by jeroeno » September 25th, 2019, 12:08 pm

41. The Embryo Hunts in Secret (Koji Wakamutsu, 1966)

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Post by frbrown » September 25th, 2019, 2:01 pm

11. Mary and the Witch's Flower (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2017)

Yes, this certainly felt like Ghibli's greatest hits, done by a tribute band



12. Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2004)

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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)
10. The Flying Luna Clipper (Ikki Ono, 1987)
11. Mary and the Witch's Flower (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2017)
12. Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky (Yasuichiro Yamamoto, 2004)

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Post by Traveller » September 25th, 2019, 4:02 pm

76. Minamata (1971, Noriaki Tsuchimoto) - 7/10
77. Taira Clan Saga (1955, Kenji Mizoguchi) - 7/10
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Post by hurluberlu » September 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm

15. Our House / Watashitachi no ie (Yui Kiyohara, 2017) 6
16. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer / Ningen no jôken (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961) 7+
Final verdict: 2>3>1

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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.
14. There Was a Father / Chichi ariki (Yasujirô Ozu, 1942) 7-
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- 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 72aicm » September 25th, 2019, 7:12 pm

69. Gendai sei hanzai zekkyô hen: riyû naki bôkô / Violence Without a Cause (1969)
70. Jingi naki tatakai / Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
71. Jingi no hakaba / Graveyard of Honor (1975)
72. Kamata kôshinkyoku / Fall Guy (1982)
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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)
64. Akage / Red Lion (1969)
65. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru / Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
66. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma / Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
67. Shurayukihime: Urami koiuta / Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
68. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî / Rhapsody in August (1991)
69. Gendai sei hanzai zekkyô hen: riyû naki bôkô / Violence Without a Cause (1969)
70. Jingi naki tatakai / Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
71. Jingi no hakaba / Graveyard of Honor (1975)
72. Kamata kôshinkyoku / Fall Guy (1982)

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Post by blocho » September 25th, 2019, 7:16 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm
16. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer / Ningen no jôken (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961) 7+
Final verdict: 2>3>1
That's my exact verdict as well, but I think most people disagree with us.

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Post by 72aicm » September 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm

blocho wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:16 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm
16. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer / Ningen no jôken (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961) 7+
Final verdict: 2>3>1
That's my exact verdict as well, but I think most people disagree with us.
I agree with the order of the three films, but not the rating. :P

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 25th, 2019, 7:37 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)
7. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi)
8. Shorts (68m):
Dan Petor y Kyoushu no Yuutsu (2002, 10m)
End of the World (2002, 11m)
Garakuta no Machi (2006, 13m)
Cat Soup (2001, 34m)

I just don't get it. All four are on the Paste Anime list, and range from "that wasn't bad" to "WTF?!?"

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 25th, 2019, 10:14 pm

FTV:24: Tokyo Train Girls 2: Supervixen (2008) 4

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Attempting to ride between the modern Adult Video and the classic era Pinku, director Tadashi Kyouya & cinematographer Yoshito Kimura take the flick quickly off the rails via filming everything in the cheapest, low-res digital video quality that had been regularly used in the early 2000’s, turning the potentially Erotic, heavy on the foreplay, set-pieces into flat stilted action,with even the Pinku genre staple of a rape scene lacking the Grindhouse grime of traditional Pinku, despite the leering camera here giving the viewer plenty to grope at. Introducing the flick by saying she is a lousy actress but she tried her best (modest & a fittie!) Risa Kasumi gives the flick much needed sexual sparks as Ayumi, not only in bringing a raunchy edge out of the S&M sequences, but also in displaying a sweet sensitive side in her inner monologue narration about being uncomfortable with the voyeurism track her husband has put this Tokyo train girl on.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 26th, 2019, 1:50 am

FTV:25: Housewife's Afternoon Delight (2010)-the biggest surprise good viewing since Jogakusei gerira (1969).
7/10.

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Finding delight in remaking the original 1971 film, the screenplay by Kota Yamada is a surprisingly worthy tribute to the peak of Pinku. Removing the rape scenes found within 70’s-80’s Pinku, Yamada cooks up a sweet Melodrama dish, keeping the sex scenes limited to appearing at the heights of Sayaka and Teppei’s affair. Bringing them together with the unusual twist of Teppei being a water filter salesman, Yamada supports the bond the couple develop from sex, via carefully opening their sharing of pain,from the death of Sayaka’s child and Teppei having been unexpectedly dumped by his wife.

Working with the usually immovable low-res digital video format in what is currently his final film,director Shun Nakahara twists the format and brings some colourful style out of it,thanks to the camera being focused on the emotions during the sex,and going back to graceful wide-shots of Teppei and Sayaka exchanging their most intimate details. Thankfully not looking like a modern silicone “Adult” star, Sakiko Takao brings out a nicely understated sensuality as Sayaka, whilst the very good Masaki Miura has Teppei try to pull down his sorrow,during a afternoon delight.

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Post by AB537 » September 26th, 2019, 2:23 am

9. Koroshi no rakuin - Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, 1967) 7.5/10

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Post by Onderhond » September 26th, 2019, 8:38 am

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08. 3.0* - The Garden of Sinners - Future Gospel [Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin] by Tomonori Sudô (2013)
A decent prequel/spin-off that feels like a natural extension of the original film series, but fails to add anything substantial. It's really just another case packaged into a full-length feature. The animation is decent, the plot intriguing and the pay-off sufficient, but in the end it fails to impress and it's just more of the same.

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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)
07. 2.0* - Death Note: The Last Name [Desu Nôto: The Last Name] by Shûsuke Kaneko (2006)

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Post by Traveller » September 26th, 2019, 4:12 pm

78. The Makioka Sisters (1983, Kon Ichikawa) - 6/10
79. Gozu (2003, Takashi Miike) - 5/10
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Post by hurluberlu » September 26th, 2019, 5:23 pm

blocho wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 7:16 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm
16. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer / Ningen no jôken (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961) 7+
Final verdict: 2>3>1
That's my exact verdict as well, but I think most people disagree with us.
What I thought... I dont recall the mainstream ranking though: 3>2>1 ?
I liked the part II for adressing best Kaji's ethics and sense of justice in all their complexity when he has to face the dilemna of being incorporated in the army, while in Part I he is fully idealistic and in Part III only driven by survival.

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I agree with the order of the three films, but not the rating. :P
Did you like it more or less ?
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Post by 72aicm » September 26th, 2019, 5:58 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Did you like it more or less ?
More. 9-/9+/9

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Post by hurluberlu » September 26th, 2019, 6:46 pm

17. [125 mins] TV episodes
Neon Genesis Evangelion Ep11-15 / Shin Seiki Evangerion (Hideaki Anno, 1995-1996) 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.
14. There Was a Father / Chichi ariki (Yasujirô Ozu, 1942) 7-
15. Our House / Watashitachi no ie (Yui Kiyohara, 2017) 6
16. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer / Ningen no jôken (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961) 7+
Final verdict: 2>3>1
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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 Ritesh » September 26th, 2019, 7:08 pm

33. Koibumi (1953)
34. Tsuki wa noborinu (1955)

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Post by 72aicm » September 26th, 2019, 8:23 pm

73. Môjû / Blind Beast (1969)
74. Unagi / The Eel (1997)
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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)
64. Akage / Red Lion (1969)
65. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru / Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
66. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma / Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
67. Shurayukihime: Urami koiuta / Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
68. Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî / Rhapsody in August (1991)
69. Gendai sei hanzai zekkyô hen: riyû naki bôkô / Violence Without a Cause (1969)
70. Jingi naki tatakai / Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
71. Jingi no hakaba / Graveyard of Honor (1975)
72. Kamata kôshinkyoku / Fall Guy (1982)
73. Môjû / Blind Beast (1969)
74. Unagi / The Eel (1997)

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Post by Onderhond » September 26th, 2019, 8:44 pm

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09. 3.0* - Vision [Voyage à Yoshino] by Naomi Kawase (2018)
Interesting drama with slight fantasy touches. Kawase loses herself in the spiritual angle though and Binoche's presence is a hindrance. Luckily Nagase is solid as a rock and the setting itself is almost magical. That said, it was hard to shake the feeling that Kawase waisted the film's full potential. Pretty good, but could've been a lot better.

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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)
07. 2.0* - Death Note: The Last Name [Desu Nôto: The Last Name] by Shûsuke Kaneko (2006)
08. 3.0* - The Garden of Sinners - Future Gospel [Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin] by Tomonori Sudô (2013)

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Post by vortexsurfer » September 26th, 2019, 9:43 pm

19. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro/Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979)
20. Samâ uôzu/Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda, 2009)
21. Tampopo (Jûzô Itami, 1985)

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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)
19. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro/Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979)
20. Samâ uôzu/Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda, 2009)
21. Tampopo (Jûzô Itami, 1985)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 26th, 2019, 10:16 pm

FTV:26: Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld (1973) 9

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Surpassing the high quality of their SCR set, Arrow present a fantastic transfer,with the picture being pristine and the soundtrack being as sharp as a sword.

Snowed in from the Manga pages of Kazuo Koike, director Toshiya Fujita & cinematographer Masaki Tamura break open the pages with a beautiful watercolour pallet, flourishing in light greens,blues and whites backstrokes creating the impression of being taken off the pages,whilst also acting as a backdrop to the glorious deep red sprays of blood dripping on the pure snow. Linking each of Snowblood’s revenge attacks with on-screen chapter titles and overlapping transition shots,Fujita initiates the blizzard with razor-sharp spinning whip-pans on each cut Snowblood makes, gliding back to the vision of Snowblood leaving the life from her targets to melt away with the snow.

Whilst slicing open action scenes, Fujita and Tamura place revenge on a doom-laden,Melodrama knife-edge. Fluidly striking out in mesmerising jump-cut close-ups eyeing the sorrow Snowblood carries from the killing of her family and the rape of her mum, hit with the stark utter lack of pleasure on her face inflicting revenge,which in the end gets screamed into the snow of a icy final note.

Bringing a air of the supernatural in on the 20 years of training she puts in for revenge, the screenplay by Kazuo Kamimura and Norio Osada brilliantly dice into the motives behind her drive for revenge by weaving a silky, simmering Melodrama between the present and flashbacks into Snowblood’s past, binded by the viciousness inflicted by the tormentors towards her family in the past, which melts over to a ruthlessness to stop Snowblood getting revenge. For a film specially written with her in mind, Meiko Kaji gives a mesmerising turn as Snowblood, bringing out a excellent subtle touch to the avenger in dialogue-free sequences Kaji expresses in her body language the mix of pain and anger as she looks on the floor and sees snowblood.
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Post by AB537 » September 27th, 2019, 3:18 am

10. Dodes-ka'den (Akira Kurosawa, 1970) 7/10 - This was decent, but I wonder how much attention it would get now if it was directed by someone other than Kurosawa - it's definitely one of his lesser works for me.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 27th, 2019, 12:51 pm

11. Kemono no nemuri [The Sleeping Beast Within] (1960): 7.2 - decent Japanese noir by Suzuki with a nice tight plot
12. Mikkō zero rain [Smashing the 0-Line] (1960): 7.2 - This Japanese noir by Suzuki was lesser in plot, lacking focus due to its two protagonists, but Suzuki's directing make more than up for it. Showing more elements from his later directing style than in the previous movie.
13-17. (note to self: 24 mins over) Shin Seiki Evangerion [Neon Genesis Evangelion] (1995): 7.2
18. Shin seiki Evangerion gekijōban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni [Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion] (1997): 7.5 - Review for both the series and movie. Its was good, but not as great as I expected on its reputation as one of the best animes ever. The first 16 episodes are pretty standard. After episode 16 it gets better and more philosophical and introspective. But still the characters aren't that well-rounded and developed to emotional hit me and the philosophical musing not that interesting and insightful to blow me away.

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1. Riaru onigokko [Tag] (2015): 7.2
2. Seishun zankoku monogatari [Cruel Story of Youth/Naked Youth] (1960): 8.0
3. Burai yori daikanbu [Outlaw: Gangster VIP] (1968): 7.5
4. Daikanbu - burai [Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2] (1968): 7.2
5. Burai hijō [Outlaw: Heartless] (1968): 7.0
6. Burai hitokiri Goro [Outlaw: Gorô the Assassin] (1968): 7.2
7. Burai kurodosu [Outlaw: Black Dagger] (1968): 7.0
8. Burai barase! [Outlaw: Kill!] (1969): 7.0
9. Shima wa moratta [Retaliation] (1968): 7.2
10. Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko [Wolfguy: Enraged Lycanthrope] (1975): 5.5

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