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Japan Challenge (Official, September 2019)

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Post by Onderhond » September 4th, 2019, 8:42 pm

DareDaniel wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 8:12 pm
-A Stranger of Mine
-Eureka (2000)
-Gonin
-Brass Knuckle Boys
-Swing Girls
-Linda Linda Linda
-Wonderful World End
-Moonlight Whispers
-Harmonium
Liked all the ones I've seen, with A Stranger of Mine joining my list at a later stage (rated it 4* but it's not within my top 500, which was the basis for the list I linked). The others I've seen are all in the 3.5* range.

The ones I haven't seen are Swing Girls and Linda, Linda, Linda. Not a big fan of these school club dramas, I really disliked Waterboys for example, so I've been avoiding them.

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Post by 72allinncallme » September 4th, 2019, 8:56 pm

12. Aragami (2003)
13. Kiru / Kill! (1968)
14. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
15. Kurutta kajitsu / Crazed Fruit (1956)
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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)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » September 4th, 2019, 10:00 pm

2. Seishun zankoku monogatari [Cruel Story of Youth/Naked Youth] (1960): 8.0 - Ôshima perfectly captures the zeitgeist of disillusioned Japanese youth in the 1960s
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1. Riaru onigokko [Tag] (2015): 7.2

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 5th, 2019, 2:12 am

FTV:5: Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread (1974) 8.


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Keeping the swords shiny, Arrow present another winning transfer, with the picture being crisp, (and not blurring during any of the active camera moves) and the clang from the swords on the soundtrack being kept clean.

Stepping forward for a second round,Etsuko Shihomi gives a spellbinding turn as Koryu, whose fighting moves Shihomi again performs with a graceful passion,this time welded by Shihomi to Koryu’s raw emotions to get revenge. Proving that diamonds are forever, Hideo Murota steals the movie as boo-hiss baddie Osone, thanks to Murota bringing out a gleefully sadistic, cackling harshness in Osone.

Made just a few months after the first SST, returning writer Masahiro Kakefuda is joined by Norifumi Suzuki in taking the outline of SST 1,and twisting it in a new off the wall direction. Returning to smugglers being the villains,the writers joyfully present them in a dastardly, pulp manner, slicing into the world of Grindhouse when the smugglers surgically implant their diamonds into the buttocks of Hong Kong prostitutes who are then sent to Hong Kong. Jumping back into another round, the writers drive Koryu’s force in taking down the gang with a wicked personal touch of her sister being involved with them.

Joining Kakefuda and Shihomi in this reunion, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi & cinematographer Yoshio Nakajima take their frantic karate chops of SS1,and dice them with a blazing atmosphere that crosses over into the Pinky Violence genre. Backed by Shunsuke Kikuchi’s terrific twang score, Yamaguchi twirls a gloriously excessive sleazy atmosphere, springing from naked fitties, slick whip-pans on every bloody finishing move, a dip into tasty Lucio fulci-style eye gouging,all loaded in bubbling brash vibrant colours oozing 70's Grindhouse fumes, ultra-stylised zoom-ins and wah-wah freeze frames catching Sister Street Fighter hanging by a thread.

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Post by fori » September 5th, 2019, 3:37 am

May as well join in!
1. Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island (Kazuaki Imai, 2018)
2. Miyamoto Musashi (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1944)

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Post by jdidaco » September 5th, 2019, 4:15 am

Thank you for hosting, hurluberlu!

Eizô Sugawa double-bill!!! (l) (l)

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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

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Post by jeroeno » September 5th, 2019, 4:32 am

04. Boiling Point (Takeshi Kitano, 1990)
05. I Are You, You Am Me (Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, 1982)
06. The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takashi Miike, 2001)
07. The Castle of Sand (Yoshitaro Nomura) (1974)

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Post by Onderhond » September 5th, 2019, 8:55 am

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02. 3.5* - Seto & Utsumi [Setoutsumi] by Tatsushi Ohmori (2016)

A manzai-based comedy with a manga background. It's definitely not a film with big international appeal and fans of Tatsushi Ohmori should expect something completely different from his other work, but the mix with drama is surprisingly effective and well executed. Short, sweet and loveable, but very niche.

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01. 3.5* - Rise Up by Ryo Nakajima (2009)

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Post by edward5 » September 5th, 2019, 9:50 am

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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
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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

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Post by AB537 » September 5th, 2019, 12:49 pm

3. Sanshō Dayū - Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 8.5/10 - glad this challenge pushed me to finally prioritize this one

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Post by Traveller » September 5th, 2019, 4:50 pm

15. Singing Lovebirds (1939, Masahiro Makino) - 7/10
16. The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman (1963, Kihachi Okamoto) - 7/10
17. Samurai (1965, Kihachi Okamoto) - 8/10
18. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970, Kenji Misumi) - 5/10
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Post by Ritesh » September 5th, 2019, 5:00 pm

10. Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)
11. Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
12. Zatoichi at Large (1972)

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Post by wasabi » September 5th, 2019, 5:12 pm

2. Tokyo Story (1953)
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1. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa 1954)

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Post by vortexsurfer » September 5th, 2019, 6:08 pm

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)

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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)

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 5th, 2019, 6:58 pm

AB537 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:49 pm
3. Sanshō Dayū - Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 8.5/10 - glad this challenge pushed me to finally prioritize this one
First you're stalking me in the ICM rankings, now you're stalking the films I'm watching. Are you my long lost twin? :guns:

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Post by albajos » September 5th, 2019, 7:47 pm

01. Bakemono no ko (2015) aka The Boy and the Beast Japan 1 official list 952 checks [double]
02. Gekijô-ban poketto monsutaa: Mizu no Miyako no Mamori Gami Ratiasu to Ratiosu (2002) aka Pokémon Heroes Japan 679 checks [double]
03. Gekijouban Poketto monsutâ Adobansu jenerêshon: Nanayo no negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003) aka Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker Japan 573 checks [double]
04. Gekijouban Poketto monsutâ Adobansu jenerêshon: Rekkuu no houmonsha Deokishisu (2004) aka Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Japan 537 checks [double]

I haven't played the games and/or seen the TV series from generation 4 and 5 so I'll end it there.

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Post by shugs » September 5th, 2019, 7:57 pm

5. Jigokumon [Gate of Hell] (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) - 8/10
Beautiful film, with warm cinematography and a dream like feel to it.
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1. Yakuza keibatsu-shi: Rinchi! [Yakuza Law] (Teruo Ishii, 1969) - 7/10
2. Pâfekuto burû [Perfect Blue] (Satoshi Kon, 1997) - 8/10
3. Kumonosu-jô [Throne of Blood] (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) - 9/10
4. Kokuhaku [Confessions] (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010) - 6.5/10
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- Guess 4 films from the OP Poster. Stills are numeroted from 1 to 18 from left to right and top to Bottom.
- Watch one film from Takashi Miike
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô DONE
  • Jigokumon [Gate of Hell] (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953)
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP
- Watch four films from four different decades DONE
  • Kumonosu-jô [Throne of Blood] (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
  • Yakuza keibatsu-shi: Rinchi! [Yakuza Law] (Teruo Ishii, 1969)
  • Pâfekuto burû [Perfect Blue] (Satoshi Kon, 1997)
  • Kokuhaku [Confessions] (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010)
- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still
- Watch a film in theater

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Post by 72allinncallme » September 5th, 2019, 8:54 pm

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)
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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)

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Post by flavo5000 » September 5th, 2019, 9:25 pm

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15. Sekai meisaku dôwa: Mori wa ikiteiru a.k.a. Twelve Months (Kimio Yabuki, 1980)

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16. Gall Force: Destruction (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1987)

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17. Bakku ga daisuki! a.k.a. I Love It From Behind (Koryu Ohara, 1981)

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18. Space Battleship Yamato (Takashi Yamazaki, 2010)

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19-21. Area 88 OVA E1-3 (Hisayuki Toriumi, 1985)
E1 & 2 ~50 min. / E3 97 min.

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22. Evil Brain from Outer Space (Teruo Ishii/Koreyoshi Akasaka, 1965)

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23. Yôkai daisensô a.k.a. The Great Yokai War (Takashi Miike, 2005)
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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)

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Post by AB537 » September 5th, 2019, 10:24 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 pm
AB537 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:49 pm
3. Sanshō Dayū - Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 8.5/10 - glad this challenge pushed me to finally prioritize this one
First you're stalking me in the ICM rankings, now you're stalking the films I'm watching. Are you my long lost twin? :guns:
Haha I don't know. Actually hadn't noticed you've watched it during the challenge, but Sansho really stood out as by far the most acclaimed Japanese film I hadn't seen yet. Would have felt like a real oversight if I didn't watch it this month, and I'm glad I did.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 6th, 2019, 2:30 am

FTV:6:Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975) 6


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High-kicking the trilogy, Arrow present a terrific transfer,with the picture having a fitting level of grain, and the chops in the soundtrack played clearly.

After crossing into Pinky Violence for the second film in the series, (also reviewed) returning director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi disappointingly pulls back for a back to basics karate final. Appearing to have a lower budget,Yamaguchi & cinematographer Masahiko Iimura make the most of smaller locations with stylish up-close camera moves giving the setting a tight, confined appearance, clotheslined in smooth panning shots fully displaying each fighting move. Joined by new co-writer Takeo Kaneko, returning Masahiro Kakefuda takes the recurring choruses of the first two flicks, and hits them with a heightened Melodrama cut, as gold smuggler's melt the stealing of a mother/daughter as a carrot to get Koryu into their den. Even when gripping material not performing roundhouse kicks, Etsuko Shihomi shines in her final turn as Koryu,bringing out a excitement in her attempt to protect the mum/daughter, and in performing deadly knock out attacks for the returning street fighter.

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 6th, 2019, 3:51 am

AB537 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:24 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 pm
AB537 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 12:49 pm
3. Sanshō Dayū - Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 8.5/10 - glad this challenge pushed me to finally prioritize this one
First you're stalking me in the ICM rankings, now you're stalking the films I'm watching. Are you my long lost twin? :guns:
Haha I don't know. Actually hadn't noticed you've watched it during the challenge, but Sansho really stood out as by far the most acclaimed Japanese film I hadn't seen yet. Would have felt like a real oversight if I didn't watch it this month, and I'm glad I did.
Me too - I didn't quite like it as much as you, but that was clearly my biggest "must watch" from Japan. My next two are "Throne of Blood" and "Seppuku".

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Post by AB537 » September 6th, 2019, 4:08 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 3:51 am
AB537 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:24 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:58 pm

First you're stalking me in the ICM rankings, now you're stalking the films I'm watching. Are you my long lost twin? :guns:
Haha I don't know. Actually hadn't noticed you've watched it during the challenge, but Sansho really stood out as by far the most acclaimed Japanese film I hadn't seen yet. Would have felt like a real oversight if I didn't watch it this month, and I'm glad I did.
Me too - I didn't quite like it as much as you, but that was clearly my biggest "must watch" from Japan. My next two are "Throne of Blood" and "Seppuku".
Throne of Blood is excellent, I picked up the Criterion version recently. I remember liking Seppuku but don't remember much - maybe time for a rewatch.

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Post by jeroeno » September 6th, 2019, 5:16 am

08. She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1955) (l)
09. Singing Lovebirds (Masahiro Makino, 1939)

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Post by weirdboy » September 6th, 2019, 6:16 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]

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Post by flavo5000 » September 6th, 2019, 11:52 am

AB537 wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 4:08 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 3:51 am
AB537 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:24 pm


Haha I don't know. Actually hadn't noticed you've watched it during the challenge, but Sansho really stood out as by far the most acclaimed Japanese film I hadn't seen yet. Would have felt like a real oversight if I didn't watch it this month, and I'm glad I did.
Me too - I didn't quite like it as much as you, but that was clearly my biggest "must watch" from Japan. My next two are "Throne of Blood" and "Seppuku".
Throne of Blood is excellent, I picked up the Criterion version recently. I remember liking Seppuku but don't remember much - maybe time for a rewatch.
I personally liked Seppuku more than Throne of Blood or Sansho the Bailiff. It has this slow burn intensity that I just loved.

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Post by Traveller » September 6th, 2019, 4:45 pm

19. Samurai Vendetta (1959, Kazuo Mori) - 7/10
20. Aru koroshi ya (1967, Kazuo Mori) - 6/10
21. Capricious Young Man (1936, Mansaku Itami) - 6/10
22. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959, Nobuo Nakagawa) - 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 hurluberlu » September 6th, 2019, 6:26 pm

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

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1. Ikigami (Tomoyuki Takimoto, 2008) 6
2. Rainy Dog / Gokudô kuroshakai (Takashi Miike, 1997) 7
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The below is just my own progress.

Done:
- 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)

Open:
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô (1)
- Watch four films from four different decades (4)
- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still (1)
- Watch a film in theater (1)
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Post by Ritesh » September 6th, 2019, 9:57 pm

13. Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
14. Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

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Post by 3eyes » September 7th, 2019, 12:15 am

1. Minato no nihonmusume / Japanese girls at the harbor (Jap 33, Hiroshi Shimuzu) - double
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » September 7th, 2019, 12:35 am

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FTV:7:Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist (1976) 7

Concluding the run on a solid note,Arrow present a fine transfer,with the picture quality remaining crisp, and the switch from English language, to subtitled Japanese being smoothly performed.

Creating a bookend after having made the first in the franchise, (also reviewed) director Shigehiro Ozawa returns for this sequel in name only,and whilst the violence and sleaze of past SSF has been toned down,Ozawa unveils new flourishes, such as a lively touch for mad-cap 4th wall breaking sequences whip-panning around a corrupt film studio. Stylishly zooming in on the baddies, Ozawa strikes a graceful note for the final film he directed, via gliding along the Action set-pieces to allow each move to be crispy viewed,only to all be crunched down on a icy ambiguous freeze frame final image.

Appearing to be made with a more international audience in mind, the screenplay by returning SSF1 writer Motohiro Torii,and new to the series Isao Matsumoto hit a terrific one-two punch of keeping Nakagawa to the SSF standard of being a expert street fighter, while leaning towards inspiration from American cinema, such as a Blaxploitation boyfriend, a mix of English & Japanese for the dialogue, and the edging of Film Noir in the seediness of the baddies. The one constant in the SSF series,Etsuko Shihomi gives a excellent performance as Nakagawa,who Shihomi has discover not only a need to win at street fighting,but also against a studio system.

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Post by jdidaco » September 7th, 2019, 4:50 am

The ever amazing Ruriko Asaoka seen through the lenses of two directors at the top of their game - Koreyoshi Kurahara ('Shûen') & Yasuzô Masumura ('Jotai'),

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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

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Done:

- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still - Shûen (The Flame of Devotion, Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1964)Image (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 from Takashi Miike (1)
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô (1)
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP (3)
- Watch four films from four different decades (4)

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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

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Post by 72allinncallme » September 7th, 2019, 8:40 am

20. Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan / Abnormal Family (1984)
21. Mibu gishi den / When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
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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)

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Post by flavo5000 » September 7th, 2019, 12:19 pm

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24-25. FLCL Alternative E1-6 (Katsuyuki Motohiro/Kiyotaka Suzuki/Yutaka Uemura,2018)

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26. Nagagutsu o haita neko: Hachijû nichikan sekai isshû a.k.a. Puss 'N Boots Travels Around the World (Hiroshi Shidara, 1976)

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27. Gall Force: Stardust War (Katsuhito Akiyama, 1988)

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28. Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû a.k.a. Space Amoeba (Ishirô Honda, 1970)

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29. Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (Kenichi Shimizu, 2014)
US/Japan Co-Production directed and animated by the Japanese studio Madhouse

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30. Ju-on: Shiroi rôjo a.k.a. Ju-On: White Ghost (Ryûta Miyake, 2009)

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31. Ju-on: Kuroi shôjo a.k.a. Ju-On: Black Ghost (Mari Asato, 2009)
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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)

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Post by Traveller » September 7th, 2019, 4:53 pm

23. Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969, Kôji Wakamatsu) - 8/10
24. The Taste of Tea (2004, Katsuhito Ishii) - 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 DareDaniel » September 7th, 2019, 6:16 pm

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01. Cycling Chronicles: Landscapes the Boy Saw (2004) - 7/10

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02. Minna! Esupa Dayo! Bangaihen – Esupa, Miyako e Iku (2015) - 7/10
Damn it took me years to finally find this online!
I was a fan of the tv show when it came out so it was a lot of fun to meet with these virgins again in this tv special. It has a running time of just 52 minutes but there's enough mystery to have a great time. It's just so juvenile and hentai in a cute way. The minicarporn stuff was hilarious and something new to the series. I would love to spend a day in the shooting of this tv show/movies.. Sion Sono shows his fascination for the passage of time again with the rolling credits and the reference to "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" warmed my heart as it's one of my favourite movies of all time. Would you rather save the world or lose your virginity?

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03. Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour (2018) - 8/10
Brought me back memories of highschool, jdramas and kingdom hearts.
There will always be a place in my heart for you hikki <3

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Post by shugs » September 7th, 2019, 8:39 pm

6. Riaru onigokko [Tag] (Sion Sono, 2015) - 6/10
Weird and intense, but the whole feminist angle felt kind of half-assed. I don't know. -_-
7. Ringu [Ring] (Hideo Nakata, 1998) - 8/10
More of a mystery than a horror, but what it lacks in scares it compensates with atmosphere.
8. Ringu 2 [Ring 2] (Hideo Nakata, 1999) - 6/10
Continues straight from where the first movie ended, but it felt like a rehash, and the new things added, with energy channeling and all that, were convoluted at best.
9. Meikyû monogatari [Neo Tokyo] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1987) - 7/10
A collection of three different stories. One about a kid and his cat entering a surreal maze, one about a futuristic high-speed Death Race of sorts and another about a dude trying to stop some construction robots from building a city in the middle of the jungle. While the stories are not that great, the animation is amazing. Watched it because of this badass AMV I stumbled upon some months ago:

10. Ringu 0: Bâsudei [Ring 0: Birthday] (Norio Tsuruta, 2000) - 5/10
The origin story of the girl from the previous movies. Doesn't really add much to the character and it was pretty dull until the last 10 minutes. The scares are at a minimum in this one. Still, I managed to grab a screenshot of a character looking to the horizon for the side challenge (in the spoiler below). :D
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1. Yakuza keibatsu-shi: Rinchi! [Yakuza Law] (Teruo Ishii, 1969) - 7/10
2. Pâfekuto burû [Perfect Blue] (Satoshi Kon, 1997) - 8/10
3. Kumonosu-jô [Throne of Blood] (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) - 9/10
4. Kokuhaku [Confessions] (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010) - 6.5/10
5. Jigokumon [Gate of Hell] (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) - 8/10
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- Guess 4 films from the OP Poster. Stills are numeroted from 1 to 18 from left to right and top to Bottom.
- Watch one film from Takashi Miike
- Watch one film with Machiko Kyô DONE
  • Jigokumon [Gate of Hell] (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953)
- Watch three films from the Official and Non-Official lists mentioned in the OP DONE
  • Ringu [Ring] (Hideo Nakata, 1998) - ICM Forum's Favourite Japanese Films
  • Ringu 2 [Ring 2] (Hideo Nakata, 1999) - Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
  • Meikyû monogatari [Neo Tokyo] (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1987) - Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies
- Watch four films from four different decades DONE
  • Kumonosu-jô [Throne of Blood] (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
  • Yakuza keibatsu-shi: Rinchi! [Yakuza Law] (Teruo Ishii, 1969)
  • Pâfekuto burû [Perfect Blue] (Satoshi Kon, 1997)
  • Kokuhaku [Confessions] (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010)
- Watch a film with a character watching the horizon and post the still - Ringu 0: Bâsudei [Ring 0: Birthday] (Norio Tsuruta, 2000) DONE
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- Watch a film in theater

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Post by Ritesh » September 7th, 2019, 10:15 pm

15. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
16. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 3: Proxy War

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Post by 72allinncallme » September 7th, 2019, 10:33 pm

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)
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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)

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Post by 3eyes » September 8th, 2019, 1:46 am

2. Seishun no yume ima izuko / Where are now the dreams of youth? (Jap 32, Ozu) - double
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