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mangadude
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sun Valley bored me to death. Don't forget folks that the 6th Lone wolf and Cub movie will be on SBS tomorrow evening! Well actually tonight.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2002 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
So what did you guys think of LW&C part 6? I think it's the second best of the series, the fight at the end is rightly considered a classic.

Next weekends cult movie is a major comedown, Swordsman In Double Flag Town. File this one alongside Sun Valley, actually, it's even worse than Sun Valley.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2002 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I haven't gotten around to watching Baby Cart 6 yet, but I'm looking forward to watching it (I taped it).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I taped it as well but got around to watching it last night. At first I was a little disappointed because there wasn't much action and bloodshed but then the ending battle sequence began. Man did that rock. I can remember another film where Itto and his son takes on numerous assassins at once. I think it was maybe the 2nd Lone wolf and cub movie and that scene was set in a forest. Anyway that scene really amazed me but the ending to Saturday's movie really topped it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The last battle scene was a cracker, but it wasn't that good
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
It made for an interesting comparison with the opening sequence of "The Spy Who Loved Me" which was on earlier that night.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh yeah I recently saw Once a Thief (Hong Kong version) and it was pretty damn entertaining. I saw the American version first and was constantly looking out for similarities between the two but they do seem to have different plots. The Hong Kong version though has better action scenes and was more entertaining overall. My only complaint was the martial arts at the end of the film. It was just too sped up for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've never bothered with the US Once A Theif - after the Dolph Lungdren abomination Blackjack, I think I'll avoid anything Woo does for American television.

But the HK Once A Thief is a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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after the Dolph Lungdren abomination Blackjack



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA XD XD XD

How could anyone not love it's ultimate B-Grade-ness and script so poor it's pants-wettingly funny? XD

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Blackjack is good for a laugh alright. The script is Oscar worthy - it's that bad.

"I have to go after him, he spilt milk on me"

If I want a decent Dolph movie, I'll stick with The Punisher & Joshua Tree.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You mean there are QUALITY Dolph movies?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sure, Dolph has never been much of an actor, but like Seagal & Van Damme, at least he used to make entertaing flicks (best watched with a group of friends)

Masters Of The Universe I have a soft spot for. Men Of War, about a bunch of guys looking for bird **** , was ok (that Aussie guy from JAG and Mortal Kombat is in it too).

Joshua Tree really is worth a look, if you have an appriciation for straight-to-video action flicks. Takes time to warm up, but there is one hell of a Hard Boiled-inspired gunfight around the middle, iirc.

And The Punisher simply rocks (though I love the comic, so I'm biased).

Can't think of anything else...I guess he was alright in Johnny Mnemonic I still wonder what the hell Takeshi Kitano was doing in that movie.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
so Lundgren did better than Masters of the Universe?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I used to watch Masters of the Universe all the time as a kid. Oh and just to stay on topic, Hong Kong cinema rules!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Soon...very soon I will hvae Battle Royale in my hands! *Drools and passes out*

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah Battle Royale, what an excellent movie it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Battle Royale, one of my top five movies that I saw last year. Great stuff, looking forward to reading the novel once Viz publish it in English in the future.

Oh, and despite being seriously ill legendary director Kinji Fukasaku is soldiering on & making Battle Royale 2. He rules!

EDIT: More upcoming stuff on SBS

17th Dec (Tues) 11:55pm: Hana-bi
28th Dec (Sat) 11:00pm: Erotic Ghost Story

Two movies that are must-sees, but for completely different reasons

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yay SBS!

Alison covers all Asian programming on my site a few weeks in advance:
http://www.heroic-cinema.com/sbs.htm#SBS

World Movies is also really firing at the moment - recent and upcoming premieres include Thai ghost romance NANG NAK, snappy HK romantic comedy NEEDING YOU, Japanese horror INUGAMI, lotsa others.

Hep,

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think if I don't see Gemini I am going to explode. I have been wanting to see this movie for about 2 years and keep missing every chance.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Gemini has been on SBS three times now...could be a while till it's on again, if at all.

Don't have World Movies, but have seen a bunch of stuff that's currently playing. Anyone who has it would be wise to check out...

Warm Water Under A Red Bridge
Inugami
St. John's Wort



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I missed NANG NAK when it screened a few days but I definitely won't miss Inugami. I love Japanese horror films.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
Originally posted by mangadude:
...but I definitely won't miss Inugami. I love Japanese horror films.





Then you won't want to miss St. John's Wort either. Shot on DV, it looks amazing, and is really entertaining stuff.

Inugami moves like a tortoise, but it's not boring. Great visuals, a top notch cast and it has one of my all-time favourite sex scenes.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hana-bi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the tip off. Can never get enough Kitano! The 17th is my b'day too....... thankyou SBS!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Did anyone catch Keiho when it was on a few nights ago? I forgot about taping it and only got to see a few minutes. It loooked pretty good.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2002 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A slew of repeats but a couple of newies coming up on SBS:

Jan 18th Sat - 11:00pm Nowhere To Hide
Jan 21st Tue - 12:20am Unholy Desire
Jan 22nd Wed - 12:30pm Seventeen Years
Jan 23rd Thurs - 12:30am Kitchen
Jan 27th Mon - 12:30am The Pornographers
Jan 28th Tue - 12:30pm A Scene At The Sea
Jan 29th Wed - 12:30pm Three Seasons
Feb 1st Sat - 11:00pm Wild Zero

Something for everybody
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2002 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Everyone should really watch Wild Zero. Truly one of the wackiest filmns I've seen in a while. It's got zombies, aliens, rock n' roll, love and even a bit of cross dressing.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2002 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Originally posted by mangadude:
Everyone should really watch Wild Zero. Truly one of the wackiest filmns I've seen in a while. It's got zombies, aliens, rock n' roll, love and even a bit of cross dressing.




Woo! Sounds like my kind of movie!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2002 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
two days to erotic ghost story... hehehehe
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Last night I watched Inugami. I thought it would be an all out horror flick but it's more of a drama with a couple of chilling moments. At first I was bored by it because there just wasn't anything there of interest. I stuck with it though and a couple of unexpected plot twists kept me thoroughly entertained. One thing's for sure, the incest shown in this flick is even more bizarre than anything you'll see on Jerry Springer.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
Originally posted by AznSupersaiyan21:
two days to erotic ghost story... hehehehe



Um.... ....I've seen that movie and there is nothing ghostly or erotic. It's just a cheap ripoff of Witches of Eastwick with lots of really boring sex scenes. Not really worth it.

Oh, and Keiho was OK but not really to my taste.

I think SBS should put on Gojira or Gamera

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
GAMERA, GAMERA!!!

I love the Japanese monster flick..

I wish that SBS would do a full series of the Japanese Monster movie. Starting with Godzilla and moving through all of the other fabulous rubber suitisms, Gamera, Mothra etc.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Um.... ....I've seen that movie and there is nothing ghostly or erotic. It's just a cheap ripoff of Witches of Eastwick with lots of really boring sex scenes. Not really worth it.

Oh, and Keiho was OK but not really to my taste.

I think SBS should put on Gojira or Gamera


I know. ~sigh~ I've already seen that movie, as well as it's sequels.

As to gamera... I remember the last time sbs put all those movies on... I watched all of them



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Last night I got to watch another Japanese horror flick, St. John's Wort. The film probably had only a couple of truly chilling moments but there were numerous scenes that created suspense because you got the feeling something was gonna pop out of the shadows and attack. I didn't like the way the film was shot though. Too much darkness and weird colour patterns. I just hate having to look really closely at the screen to make out what's on screen.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Who watched erotic ghost story last night? i must have a pretty bad memory, cause i don't remember all those sex scenes, lol. think i must be getting my ghost stories mixed up...
In another news, a guy from videopro let me rent an illegal vcd from him - the kind where people go into cinemas with a camera and record them. They are illegal, right?
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quote:
Originally posted by AznSupersaiyan21:
In another news, a guy from videopro let me rent an illegal vcd from him - the kind where people go into cinemas with a camera and record them. They are illegal, right?

Oh yeah. It's a good thing Slykura doesn't come into these forums.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Who watched erotic ghost story last night? i must have a pretty bad memory, cause i don't remember all those sex scenes, lol. think i must be getting my ghost stories mixed up...



Think you're confusing Chinese Ghost Story with Erotic Ghost Story
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Backing up to Lupin's post above, the Korean flick NOWHERE TO HIDE is freakin' awesome - energetic, inventive, great characters, great music, and oddly moving - I'd rate this waaaaaaaaay above WILD ZERO, although they are two different films o' course!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, i knew they were illegal - just after confirmation. I'm thinking i might go in there and demand something... Make myself sound appalled and threaten to take some kind of action if he doesn't do what i demand... Or something to the same effect
Also, the thing that really ****ed me off about the vcd, was that it was near the end and it cut out! And more then half of what was recorded wasn't even playable...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
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Backing up to Lupin's post above, the Korean flick NOWHERE TO HIDE is freakin' awesome - energetic, inventive, great characters, great music, and oddly moving - I'd rate this waaaaaaaaay above WILD ZERO, although they are two different films o' course!

Cheers,

Mark


Yes one of your reviewers rated it pretty highly as well. I agree with you on most of the points you made and would like to add that the cinematography was brilliant. The one thing I didn't like though was the action. I appreciated the fact that the main character was more of a brawler than a real fighter but the action scenes were not overly exciting or fun to watch. I still recommend it to others.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chinese Ghost Story?? I just got a whole lot more confused...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
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Yes one of your reviewers rated it pretty highly as well. I agree with you on most of the points you made and would like to add that the cinematography was brilliant. The one thing I didn't like though was the action. I appreciated the fact that the main character was more of a brawler than a real fighter but the action scenes were not overly exciting or fun to watch. I still recommend it to others.



Indeed, the cinematography is one the best reasons to watch Nowhere To Hide.

The two finest scenes in the flick are the murder set to the Beegees song, and the final fight. I often find myself whipping out the DVD just to watch these sequences - fantastic stuff.

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In terms of technical action (e.g. CTHD) for sure, Nowhere to Hide is not in that league.

But, I personally think the action is *fantastic* because every action scene is incredibly inventive, and done in a fresh way - they range in style from John Woo to Buster Keaton to Young & Dangerous to Ballet to Raging Bull and more. And when those Korean guys go for it, they just get stuck in - it's great. It's much more exciting to me than the slo-mo yawnfest of limp offerings like Romeo Must Die, Matrix and Kiss of the Dragon.

Everyone watches action films for different reasons, and there has always been raging debates on this (e.g. real fu vs. wire fu vs. CGI fu), so I don't know your exact frame of reference.

I assess these things on the sum total of action and story. For example, many folks rate Once Upon a Time in China 2 because the action is better; for my money I *far* prefer the first film because the story in the second one is kinda lame.

Anyway, speaking of great action, Time & Tide is on World Movies tonight. Yee-har!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
quote:
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For example, many folks rate Once Upon a Time in China 2 because the action is better; for my money I *far* prefer the first film because the story in the second one is kinda lame.



And I think part 3 is the best of the series - probably alone in my thinking

Good assessment of NTH's fights!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I like OUATIC 1 the best.
which of the Fong Sai Yuk movies do you like the most?

i'm just hanging out to get my hands on good versions of City on fire + Prison On Fire 1+2. _THEY_ rocked. i have SBS tapes in the cupboard



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Personally I preferred OUATIC 1 for storyline, but I think that the "wet towel fight" in 2 was the best fight scene I've seen.

Fong Sai Yuk- the original was brilliant, the sequel was still good, it was much sillier though.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Fong Sai-Yuk part 1 all the way. It's great...the sequel is only average.

As much as I like Ringo Lam, I gotta say I hated Prison On Fire 2. But the other parts of the "On Fire" series are excellent. Also, if you haven't seen Full Contact or Full Alert make an effort to do so.
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I'm with you 100% Lupin - Prison on Fire 2 is a dud, weird mix of buddy humour and ultraviolence, it just didn't work for me.

Prison on Fire though is amaaaazing - we screened that at the Chinatown Cinema in November, and it was electrifying on the big screen. It's aged perfectly, unlike City on Fire which is a great film but has some truly heinous fashion.

Fong Sai Yuk is a masterpiece, and just one hairs' breadth away from being my favourite movie ever. The second is average to terrible - I particularly hated the way the capable Mother Fong gets captured, tied up and egged - bleah!

And Lupin, China 3 is rad - I wouldn't rate it over the first, but it's super cool - you can never get enough lion dancing!

If any of you guys are in Melbourne, this Thursday at 7:30pm at Chinatown Cinema we are screening POLICE STORY and POLICE STORY 2 - seeing 'em on the big screen is like seeing 'em for the first time!

Cheers,

Mark

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Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Seems like i need to catch up on some movies. I think i might go and borrow Once Upon a Time in China tonight.
Police Story and Police Story 2!! OooOOo i love these movies! Though my favourite would have to be Police Story 3 - maybe because it's got Michelle Yeoh in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Originally posted by Mark Morrison:


Fong Sai Yuk is a masterpiece, and just one hairs' breadth away from being my favourite movie ever. The second is average to terrible - I particularly hated the way the capable Mother Fong gets captured, tied up and egged - bleah!




You musn't forget the sequel to Fong Sai Yuk. Just as funny as the first, if not funnier....it's a tough call.

I didn't mind Drunken Master III (I think it was 3) with Jackie Chan. Good for a laugh.
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Hajime Saitou


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Originally posted by E:
I didn't mind Drunken Master III (I think it was 3) with Jackie Chan. Good for a laugh.



Drunken Master 1&2 have Jackie. DM2 is easily one of his best films.

DM3 stars Willie Chi, Andy Lau, Simon Yam & Michelle Reis (mmmmmm) and is directed by Liu Chia-Liang.


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