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Schism
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am very impressed with the current slew of acquisitions Madman have got their hands on.

I would just like to second all the requests for more Takeshi Kitano films.
In particular Sonatine, Violent Cop, Dolls and Zatoichi
http://amazon.imdb.com/name/nm0001429/
Note: the R4 release of Hana Bi (one of my fave films of all time) was fantastic, I was surprised by the doco and quality of the disc Smile

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's catalogue, may prove quite successful
http://amazon.imdb.com/name/nm0475905/

Takashi Miike (un-cut only please!) (unless Siren own them all)

http://amazon.imdb.com/name/nm0586281/


You seem to be onto Pang Bros. and Akira Kurosawa, so I won't worry there Smile

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oshin is excellent

Madman please do get this Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Time And Tide, Returner, So Close, Tokyo Raiders and Double Vision are all already available via Columbia Tristar. Warriors Of Heaven And Earth is due August/September.

Universal own the Australian rights to The Twins Effect. It was originally scheduled for a July release, I believe that's been set back a few months.

Hero is owned by BVHE, I believe.

Very glad to hear of the Babycart movies being signed up. I'd personally like to add a vote for the Young & Dangerous series and the television series of Ring.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hows about a DVD release of Tsui Hark's The Blade? The old Aussie Chinatown Video had released it on VHS, what we need is an uncut, excellent master of this underrated swordflick. The current DVD available from the UK has a terrible picture and is a shocking DVD. Eastern Eye would be doing many a fan a good deed, if they released this. Mei Ah used to own the rights, but they don't anymore... Aparantly the rights are floating around somewhere....


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I got a British release of The Blade (released by Hong Kong Classics). It's a piss poor job and it has non-removable subs. I think it's cut, too. (You can just imagine how pissed off I was.) But it was the best DVD realease out there. Confused

Madman should pick this up and do a decent release.


edit: Note that Hong Kong Classics is not the same as Hong Kong Legends who have a good reputation with their DVD titles.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I second the Prison on Fire series. Those were so great, especially uncut Smile Ah, fun things to do with toothbrushes -evilgrin-
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
two suggestions:
2002 (it's the name of the movie, it aired on sbs once)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My suggestions would include the live action versions of:
- Casshern
- Devilman
- Cutey Honey

Unfortunately, my knowledge of Asian cinema is very limited so I can't suggest much. Hey I heard Godzilla mentioned a while back. Does that inlcude the new batch of movies done in recent years? They'd be cool to see.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry, but I haven't read through the whole thread, so apologies if I'm re-stating stuff. Also, I apologise for the lack of info... Embarassed
...but...

Prison on Fire - Hong Kong - Starring Chow Yun Fat
Prison on Fire 2 - Hong Kong - Starring Chow Yun Fat

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:18 am    Post subject: Anno, LA Reply with quote
Persocom mentioned Live-Action Cutey Honey, what about any other L-A Anno films? I'd love to see them.

Also, a while back I asked about Live-Action GTO, anything new there? Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
For people's information "Hong Kong Classics" are owned by "MIA" who also own "Tokyo Bullets".

Whatever label they come under MIA are a lousy distributor, it's even more annoying when you're forced to buy one of their DVDs as the competition is even worse.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:38 am    Post subject: Re: Anno, LA Reply with quote
Torsten Frings wrote:
Persocom mentioned Live-Action Cutey Honey, what about any other L-A Anno films? I'd love to see them.

i would also love to pick up Anno's LA films:

-Love & Pop (1998)
-Shiki-Jitsu ('Ritual' or 'Ceremonial Day') (2000)
-Cutie Honey (2004)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
1. Azumi (Japan)

Feudal Japan is distraught from war, so in an attempt to restore peace, Tokugawa Shogun orders the assassination of dangerous warlords. This becomes the mission of Azumi (Aya Ueto). A child orphaned by the destruction of conflict, who’s phenomenal beauty is matched only by her lethal athleticism and fatal capacity in combat. In this engaging ballet of swordplay and speedy action sequences Azumi must slaughter not only enemies, but friends alike in the name of peace. Hilarious at times and engulfed with charismatic villans, Azumi is sure deliver in make this cult classic splatter-fest.

Azumi is based on the anime comic book series of the same name created by Yu Koyama..
http://tristone.co.jp/azumi/

Awards
Best Actress: Nomination: Aya Ueto. Japanese Academy.
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection: Philadelphia Film Festival
Official Selection: Seattle Film Festival

2. Zatoichi (Japan)

Zatoichi, a blind masseur and master swordsman, is one of Japan’s most enduring cinematic characters. "Zatoichi," is Takeshi Kitano’s first foray into period samurai drama.HOLY

Awards
Winner: Best Supporting Actress: Blue Ribbon Awards: Michiyo Ookusu
Winner: Best Supporting Actress: Kinema Junpo Awards: Michiyo Ookusu
Winner: Best Film: Kinema Junpo Awards
Winner: Best Supporting Actor: Mainichi Film Concours: Akira Emoto
Winner: Best Supporting Actress: Mainichi Film Concours: Michiyo Ookusu
Winner: Best Director: Marrakech International Film Festival: Takeshi Kitano
Winner: People’s Choice Award: Toronto International Film Festival
Winner: Best Cinematography: Katsumi Yanagishima
Winner: Best Editing: Takeshi Kitano, Toshinori Oota
Winner: Best Lighting: Hitoshi Takaya
Winner: Best Score: Hitoshi Takaya
Winner: Best Sound: Senji Horiuchi

I believe Miramax has this in the states, does that mean they have Aus rights as well?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
May I suggest these oldskool titles:

Zatoichi 01: The Tale of Zatoichi
Zatoichi 02: The Tale of Zatoichi Contiunues
Zatoichi 03: New Tale of Zatoichi
Zatoichi 04: The Fugitive
Zatoichi 05: On the Road
Zatoichi 06: Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
Zatoichi 07: Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
Zatoichi 08: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
Zatoichi 09: Andventures of Zatoichi
Zatoichi 10: Zatoichi's Revenge
Zatoichi 11: Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
Zatoichi 12: Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
Zatoichi 13: Zatoichi's Vengeance
Zatoichi 14: The Blind Swordsman's Pilgrimage
Zatoichi 15: Zatoichi's Cane Sword
Zatoichi 16: Zatoichi the Outlaw
Zatoichi 17: Zatoichi Challenged
Zatoichi 18: Zatoichi and the Fugitives
Zatoichi 19: Samaritan Zatoichi
Zatoichi 20: Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
Zatoichi 21: The Festival of Fire
Zatoichi 22: Zatoichi Meets the One-armed Swordsman
Zatoichi 23: Zatoichi at Large
Zatoichi 24: Zatoichi in Desperation
Zatoichi 25: Zatoichi's Conspiracy
Zatoichi 26: Darkness is His Ally
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Bondi Tsunami - The Aussie made Japanese Surf movie. Looks great...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Madman should also check out the Shinobi No Mono series. These are kick-ass oldskool ninja movies. A must for Asian cinema fans!! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Zedstar wrote:
....I would like to add any and all of the Japanese Godzilla movies. I don't think there are enough nice releases of men in big rubber suits destroying models of Tokyo and other cities.

^_^ Zedstar


I would like to add another voice to that, I am really glad that Eastern Eye is releasing the original Godzilla movie but it would be necessary for all the movies could be released in their original screen format ie widescreen for everything past the first 1 or 2.

It would be great if these could be in slimline cases.

Something like a release order.

"Godzilla, King of the Monsters", 1954
Godzilla Raids Again, 1955
Godzilla vs. King Kong, 1962
Godzilla vs. the Thing, 1964
"Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster", 1965
Monster Zero, 1965
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, 1966
Son of Godzilla, 1967
Destroy all Monsters, 1968
Godzilla's Revenge, 1969
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, 1971
Godzilla vs. Gigan, 1972
Godzilla vs. Megalon, 1973
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, 1974
Return of Mechagodzilla, 1975
Godzilla 1985, 1985
Godzilla vs. Biollante, 1989
Godzilla vs. Kingghidora, 1991
Godzilla vs. Mothra, 1992
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, 1993
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, 1994
Godzilla vs. Destoryah, 1995

I know their are several newer movies as well...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The twins effect
twins effect 2
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
definitely Tsui Harks 'The Blade'. one of the best and most atmospheric martial arts pic ever made.

it is so good i have to post a picture with it



actually, throw in 'New Dragon Gate Inn' and 'Peking Opera Blues' and make a tsui hark box set.

man, that would be swoit !!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cheburashka!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Twotwenty wrote:
Cheburashka!

What is it exactly? After going to the link I'm still not much the wiser, except that the toy store came first then DVD. Is it animated?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's this Russian stop-motion cult-classic animated film (It played on CN recently). Made in the 70's, Cheburashka is this little endearing half-monkey, half-bear thing.

In Russia, teenagers have Cheburshka themed parties. The Cheburashkan parties are sorta like an oppostion to all the ego driven mainstream clubs, they turn all the money-supported coolness into warmth and humanity (much like the little critter himslef). Plus, Cheburashka has huge ears, so naturally he must like music.

It's basically based on good music (dance/electro) and good people looking for a good night out.

The Japanese absolutly love it too, but just for the cute factor.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pretty much everything I'm interested in has been mentioned (besides the innumerable ones I'm forgetting about) but any of the classic John Woo films as well as the Kitano, Wong Kar Wai and Miike stuff would be great (but only if uncut... there's not much point otherwise). Important to note that Miike's Dead Or Alive trilogy, Audition and a couple of others are already snapped up by Shock and Siren. Ichi the Killer and Gozu are the major ones I'm hanging out for, but I sincerely doubt we could ever get Ichi uncut, or with the quality of special features seen on the various international editions.

For a real suggestion, I say:

Neco z Alenky (AKA Alice)
Dir. Jan Svankmajer 1988

Excellent little surrealist stop motion animation take on Alice in Wonderland. It's very hypnotic to watch; I'm sure a few people here may have caught it on SBS as they've played it a few times.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i was just wondering if anyone know anything about a future release of john woos blood operas on dvd? killer, a better tommorrow 1&2, hard boiled and a bullet in the head. they are awesome movies but i cant find any good dvd releases from them. anyone?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
LUCKY PEOPLE CENTER INTERNATIONAL!!!! Like baraka with a political forcus on human animal....great great great....I enjoyed it much more than the QATSI series by reggio. SBS also did a awesome plague "documentry" film....god I wish I knew the name.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would love to see a release of Ponette.
A beautiful french film about a four year old girl coping with her mother's death.

http://www.film.u-net.com/Movies/Reviews/Ponette.html

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6304897154/103-6851899-5891026?v=glance


Also, Alice, which I assume is the one scroll was asking for. A Czechoslovakian mechanical/live action animation version of 'Alice in Wonderland'.


http://www.awn.com/heaven_and_hell/svank/svank2.htm

The R1 versions of these are very low quality and Alice is horribly dubbed into American.

These are two of my all-time favourite films, a quality Madman release would be wonderful.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:19 pm    Post subject: Giant Turtles Reply with quote
I would love to see the three Gamera films from the 1990s in R4. They're licenced by ADV in the US - the only thing is the first film (Gamera: Guardian of the Universe) doesn't have a very good transfer (including being 4x3). Plot and SPFX are way ahead of recent Godzilla films.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've barely posted here so I hope my suggestions count Embarassed I saw these 2 films recently and definately think they're worth checking out:

Ryeong (Dead Friend)
Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters)


Both are from Korea and are really good, especially Two Sisters (I think its getting a Hollywood remake). I'd be happy if the majority of Asian horrors got a release here anyways ::crosses fingers:: Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd like to second the vote for Gamera. Also, the live action Boogiepop movie is getting a US release in March -- any chance we could have that?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mibu Gishiden

Japan 2003. Samurai drama, very good - I prefer it over Twilight. I enjoyed Twilight as well, but this was more to my liking.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd like to add another vote for Tsui Hark's The Blade. Great and unique film, existing R2 dvd infamous for being worse than the equivalent VHS tape, every asian movie related forum has had regular topics asking about a new, decent release of it for years now. The next release this could had, from the looks of it, would be in France with french subtitles only anyway so you have ensured sales.

Another suggestion is Pedicab Driver with Sammo Hung. NO existing dvd version, it has been on limbo for several years as well. Do yourselves and the asian movie fan community a favor and put out a good dvd of this movie, it's another ensured seller with virtually market monopoly for you.

Other than that, what about a special edition of Perfect Blue with anamorphic enhancement ? I can't speak for everybody but I stopped buying non-anamorphic dvds a few years ago, and this movie has been on my want list all this time (but I wouldn't consider the current letterboxed disc).

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can I double vote for The Blade? DO EEEET MADMAN!!! Razz

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Another suggestion is Pedicab Driver with Sammo Hung. NO existing dvd version, it has been on limbo for several years as well. Do yourselves and the asian movie fan community a favor and put out a good dvd of this movie, it's another ensured seller with virtually market monopoly for you.

I belive there is OOP release out there. I think it was a poor HK or Taiwanese release, although i can't remember under what label it was.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
What about getting the live-action version of Perfect Blue?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some additional suggestions in no particular order:

Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi) - only available in France with forced french subtitles

Sansho Daiyu (Keji Mizoguchi) - unavailable

Suna No Onna (The Woman In The Dunes) - R1 with shorter international version only and japanese DVD too hard and expensive to get - we could use the full director's cut from a western publisher such as EE

I could go on all day listing all these fantastic films that the average mentally handicapped publisher haven't released yet for their mentally handicapped public, so I better stop. I have some hopes for your company based on the quality films you've been releasing. Please give us great asian movie classics such as these ones. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Frustrated Cinephile wrote:
Some additional suggestions in no particular order:

Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi) - only available in France with forced french subtitles

Sansho Daiyu (Keji Mizoguchi) - unavailable

Suna No Onna (The Woman In The Dunes) - R1 with shorter international version only and japanese DVD too hard and expensive to get - we could use the full director's cut from a western publisher such as EE

I could go on all day listing all these fantastic films that the average mentally handicapped publisher haven't released yet for their mentally handicapped public, so I better stop. I have some hopes for your company based on the quality films you've been releasing. Please give us great asian movie classics such as these ones. Thank you.

Actually I've been personally pushing Ugetsu Monogatari to be acquired for a while. It's amazing that a film such as this hasn't been released on DVD yet for the English-speaking world.

Some good news though for Mizoguchi fans... National Cinémathèque (in Australia) has just released their schedule for 2005. For 3 weeks from August 24 - September 9 will be a Mizoguchi retrospective, with specific titles to be announced. It'll be an amazing opportunity to see a number of his films on the big screen. Looking forward to it!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm not really sure about who has the rights, etc, of the following titles and for the life of me I can't seem to find anything about them! Anyway, here goes...

Fobidden City Cop and From Beijing With Love - both Stephen Chow movies, of course. I know that FBWL has been released in Australia, but the only version that I've found is dubs only... I despise dubs. At least in live-action movies. Also any other Stephen Chow movies would be good - Shaolin Soccer, God of Cookery, King of Comedy - cause I haven't seen them!

Also I add my vote for the Young and Dangerous series, The Duel and The Storm Riders.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:03 am    Post subject: ONMYOUJI Reply with quote
I only just finished watching these but already I'm in love! I think these would be two excellent titles for Eastern Eye to release here.

Onmyouji (Official site HERE)
Onmyouji II



If you love those mystical sorts of Chinese movies such as Hero and The Storm Riders or drool over the customs (and costumes) of medieval Japan, or both, then this is the perfect movie for you!

During the Heian period (794-1185AD), Onmyouji are the spiritual masters of Japan and are highly sought-after to chase away demons and poltergeists. One of the most powerful of them all - Seimei - has been asked by a new addition to the Imperial Court - Hiromasa - to cleanse a pine tree of its evil spirits (in the form of a huge melon-like fruit). From that point on the problem becomes worse. Now, between jokes, mischief and sake, Seimei and Hiromasa must work together to destroy an age-old curse that could consume them all.

Onmyouji II is the sequel to the original Japanese box-office smash hit and is filled with the same beautiful imagery, playful wit, and impressive sorcery that made the first film such a hit.

Though slightly thin in plot, both movies are stunning - completely drool worthy (Seimei with his hair out in Omyouji II = drool bucket required for the female audience). These two pieces are a MUST for Eastern Eye.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I thought I'd drop in the link for the official Onmyouji trailer here. Please visit the OFFICIAL SITE though for a fuller experience.

Onmyoji Subbed Trailer

I'm serious, Madman - this is an Eastern Eye MUST! I've watched both movies more than twice in the span of a week and I just can't get enough of them! *doesn't want to return the videos* NOOOO!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
D-War / Dragonwars

http://www.dragonwarsmovie.com/

Ok this movie isn't actually out yet (from what I can work out) but it's never too early to get things underway....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have a weakness for a good monster movie so I'd like to see:

Casshern
Orochi the Eight Headed Dragon

also

Zipang (no not the animation Smile )
Alive
The Silk Road

There are some others but I will have to go though my Newtype backissues Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would also like to say Casshern is a great flick and Orochi is definately one of my faves.

I would also like to make a suggestion for NOT aquiring a movie called Gunhed.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd especially like to see some Kiyoshi Kurosawa titles - Cure (available in R1), Pulse, Doppelganger and Bright Future (available in R1).

Also a new film starring Beat Takeshi - Blood And Bones (Chi To Hone), Shunji Iwai's All About Lily Chou-Chou (available in R1 & R2), Masato Harada's Kamikaze Taxi (available in R1), Miike's new film Izo, and although I intend to order the Criterion editions... Seijun Suzuki's Branded To Kill and Tokyo Drifter would be great to see here.

Some old Kinji Fukasaku Yakuza flicks would be another cool option.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
soma wrote:
I'd especially like to see some Kiyoshi Kurosawa titles - Cure (available in R1), Pulse, Doppelganger and Bright Future (available in R1).

Also a new film starring Beat Takeshi - Blood And Bones (Chi To Hone), Shunji Iwai's All About Lily Chou-Chou (available in R1 & R2), Masato Harada's Kamikaze Taxi (available in R1), Miike's new film Izo, and although I intend to order the Criterion editions... Seijun Suzuki's Branded To Kill and Tokyo Drifter would be great to see here.

Some old Kinji Fukasaku Yakuza flicks would be another cool option.


Yes! It would be nice to see some Kiyoshi Kurosawa films released locally. I've watched Cure and enjoyed it a lot, i'd also like to see Kairo. Izo i'd love to see stateside also One Missed Call and Man in White. Infact anything Miike that Siren havn't got their grubby paws on already.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
After seeing it last night for the first time... Tai Chi Master with Jet Li. One of the best kung-fu flicks I've ever seen with a perfect blend of mindblowing fight choreography and humour... for me something like Shaw Brothers meets Stephen Chow. Classic stuff!!

Had a hunt around on the net but both R1 US & R2 UK releases are English dubbed and of very poor picture quality.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Look into some Nagisa Oshima films, like Boy, Cermonies/The Ceremony, Gohatto, Night and Fog in Japan, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence etcetera. Some of them would be damn near impossible, though... I don't think there's a DVD version of Boy or Cermonies anywhere in the world.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:39 pm    Post subject: REVISION OF ACQUISITIONS POST Reply with quote
This Sticky-ed Post "Acquistions Suggestions" is currently undergoing a complete and utter revision. Basically I've been put in charge of making a brand new thread that will be far more organised than this one. The first post will list all the titles that have been requested as well as the amount of requests for each title. Recent acquisitions will be marked as such whilst releases will be deleted off the list. There will also be notes of which titles cannot absolutely ever be released by EE (ie Jackie Chan and Jet Li films) or Madman Cinema.

Please be patient with me whilst I research the current list and sort the titles out.

In the meantime, you can make this process run a hell of a lot smoother by first making sure your title has definitely not been released in Australia (in say the past 10 years) and secondly checking to see if another company already owns the series or the main person starring in it (above ie is rementioned).

Relative websites for Australian release titles include:
http://www.easterneye.com.au/
http://www.madmancinema.com.au/
http://www.sirenvisual.com.au/

Please note this list will also deal with Madman Cinema titles (outside Asia including Russia and India) but they will be bundled separately.

Otherwise, feel free to continue posting until I get the list up. Weblinks would be appreciated because they will also eventually be provided. I promise that everyone's vote has been counted on this list and not one title has been ignored.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cool!

Quote:
Recent acquisitions will be marked as such whilst releases will be deleted off the list.

Might as well make good use of the <s>strike out tags</s> for those. Razz

Use these tags:
Code:
<s>text</s>

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Takashi Miike's:

Ichi the Killer <- COOLEST MOVIE EVER

Audition

Fudoh: The Next Generation



Takeshi Kitano's:

Brother.



THE YOUND AND DANGEROUS SERIES!!!



Also, maybe the gameshow Takeshi's Castle or any other crazy gameshows would be cool!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
norman_adrian wrote:
Takashi Miike's:

Ichi the Killer <- COOLEST MOVIE EVER

Audition

Fudoh: The Next Generation


Takeshi Kitano's:

Brother.

THE YOUND AND DANGEROUS SERIES!!!

Also, maybe the gameshow Takeshi's Castle or any other crazy gameshows would be cool!


Audition, Brother & Ichi The Killer have all been released in R4 by Siren.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Both of my suggestions are Hideaki Anno films.

- Love & Pop
- Shiki-Jitsu

I want Shiki-Jitsu more then anything in the Eastern-eye catalogue (since of I have most of them anyway.) Smile
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