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Dr.Slump
Lin Minmay


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here are some European features that I would like to see you release on dvd;(please)


Teorema -1968 Pier Paolo Pasolini movie.

Pigsty -1969 Pasolini feature.

Viva La Muerte -Fernando Arrabal's 1971 surrealist masterpiece.

El Topo -Alexandro Jodowsky's 1970 cult classic.

The Holy Mountain -1973 Jodowsky film.


These features have been released on dvd in the US and Europe.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi, this is my first post on the MadBoards! Very Happy

What are the chances of being able to get Fruit Chan's "Made in Hong Kong" (Xianggang zhizao)?. This is a magnificent movie that has played a number of times on SBS, and i am absoloutly desperate to own a copy on DVD.

It turns out that the only DVD release of this film is a French version released by MK2. After many days of translating and trying to find a place i could order from, i took a gamble and ordered it. Half of the sites said it had English subtitles, half say only French. Unfortunatley the latter is true Sad .

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123328/
^there is some information about the movie.

Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated!!!
I beg of you - PLEASE acquire this film!!! Very Happy
Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
hmm..will madman ever relase the movie "RED SHADOW"

is a ninja action/comedy thats fairly entertaining,its been shown on sbs sometimes i was just wondering if it will ever be released as a eastern eye
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Like they have done Perfect Blue in a real-life one. I'd like to see Boogiepop Phantom here on release.

It has been done.

Someone mentioned Ping Pong, I saw that on the shelves the other day, and it was in the Eastern Eye section....so I thought you already had it...

Um...I'd also like to see the Wizard of Darkness movies.

But you know what? You guys need WAY more Andy Lau. Infernal Affairs + the prequel is just a portion of his work.

Oooh, I so love HK movies. So more Andy Lau!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I second Wizard of Darkness and Birth of the Wizard and also more Andy Lau movies. He's been in a ton!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i third wizard of darkness!, heheh Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! my opinions are agreed upon!
awesome! does anyone remember the one where Andy dressed up like a lady? I haven't seen it in ages, and can't remember its name.
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Lin Minmay


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another film I'd like to see you release on dvd is CHAC.

It's a Brazilian film about these villagers searching for the Mayan rain god Chac. It's been released in the US on dvd.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Eko Eko Azarak - Wizard of Darkness
Eko Eko Azarak 2 - Birth of the Wizard
Eko Eko Azarak 3 - Misa the Dark Angel

They are japanese movies im sure your well aware of.

Studio: Tokyo Shock

Come on madman release these titles they have been out in usa for years and are awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Japanese film 'Sumo Do, Sumo Don't'.

It's about a Uni student who is blackmailed into joining the struggling sumo club by his tutor (he will fail if he doesn't join). Reluctantly he joins the club, does some sumo wrestling, finds love (er, not during the wrestling bits) and ultimately restores the club's sumo spirit.

I guess it's basically just a sports-comedy, but it's one of the best Japanese movies I've seen due to it's great characters and humour.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks madman for releasing Eko Eko Azarak cant wait until march now!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Now that Shaolin Soccer, and Kung Fu Hustle have done big things, now would be the perfect time for someone to distribute "God of Cookery" (Sik San), an earlier work of Stephan Chow, but just as higlhly rated.

Plus with SBS regularly showing The Iron Chef, its the perfect cross market demographic... its smart business people.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
On 2 November 2003, scroll wrote:
ALICE
You have to get this film a dvd release.
please everyone support me in this who has seen this movie and loved it


If he/she means that strange Czechoslovakian film that SBS played (last I saw 10 years ago) then I would LOVE to get it! It was the BEST adaptation of A'lice In Wonderland that I have ever seen!

*** Long list coming soon ***
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Really? That got me interested.

Is this like a dark gothic version of Alice in Wonderland?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Creepy would be a more appropriate word...

It's live action with stop motion animation. It looks very surreal and when watched late at night, is almost like a nightmare. But I also noticed (upon seeing it a second time) that when Alice (who's a real girl) is in a scene with stop motion animation elements, she is IN the scene! That girl had to stand there while they moved all the stuff around her and get the shot. By the end of the movie, she has bags under her eyes, poor kid..... But still worth watching.

The same director/animator did an adaptation of "Faust" with the same style, which I didn't enjoy as much, but would make a good double set for a DVD release.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Young & Dangerous

I've been looking to buy this series for so long. The first three in the series of 7 movies are the ones I have been looking for and unfortunately as far as ordering straight from HK goes apparently these are no longer in print. I would desperately love to be able to walk into a store and find these on the shelves.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
There's a couple of comedies by Robert Downey Sr. (Father of Robert Downey jr.) that I would love to see you release on dvd in Australia.

PUTNEY SWOPE -1969 satire about a group of African-Americans who take
over an advertising company. With Mel Brooks and Antonio 'Huggy Bear'Fargas.

GREASER'S PALACE (1972) -Comedy about a Christ figure in the Old West. With Alan Arbus and Robert Downey Jr.

It would be great to see them on dvd in Australia. (they've both been released on dvd in the US)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
napalm68 wrote:
Kiyoshi Kurasawa's films:

- Kairo (Pulse)
- Cure
- Charisma
- Kourei (Seance)

That guy is a master


Any further info regarding these possible acquisitions? I know the quoted post is from a long time ago but wondering if in all that time anything was done about it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some of these need a proper release, others just need to be made more available to the Australian public

Alyas Batman en Robin
The Butcher Boy
Electric Dragon 80,000 V
In China They Eat Dogs
La Jetée
Save the Green Planet
Stalker


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
distant sounds wrote:
napalm68 wrote:
Kiyoshi Kurasawa's films:

- Kairo (Pulse)
- Cure
- Charisma
- Kourei (Seance)

That guy is a master


Any further info regarding these possible acquisitions? I know the quoted post is from a long time ago but wondering if in all that time anything was done about it.


Out of those, just Kairo so far. I'd posted something on the previous page about it.

Chris wrote:
For the people who recommended getting some Kiyoshi Kurosawa, we have acquired KAIRO (Pulse) for release, and it will be out next year.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
distant sounds wrote:


Any further info regarding these possible acquisitions? I know the quoted post is from a long time ago but wondering if in all that time anything was done about it.


Out of those, just Kairo so far. I'd posted something on the previous page about it.

Chris wrote:
For the people who recommended getting some Kiyoshi Kurosawa, we have acquired KAIRO (Pulse) for release, and it will be out next year.


Thanks for the reply. Any knowing when the release date is or still in a pending stage?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kairo (Pulse) - Being released this year but when?

Infection (Japan) (Lions Gate)
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film.php?id=618

Whispering Corridors (Japan) (Tartan)
http://www.tartanvideo.com/ht_title_template.asp?TITID=552

The Descent (UK) (Lions Gate)
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/review/1090

Acacia (Korea) (Tartan)
http://www.tartanvideo.com/ht_title_template.asp?TITID=517

Gawi (Nightmare)
http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/gawi.htm

Lovesick Dead
http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/lovesickdead.htm

Premonition
http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/premonition.htm

Suicide Circle (Suicide Club)
http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/suicidecircle.htm

Scary True Stories (1992) (Japan)
http://www.horrormovies.com/product_info.php/cPath/30_42/products_id/2210

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Since having it recommended to me by a friend last night, I've done some research and found out a bit about a short film (35min) from Spain called La Cabina. Seems that loads of people are after this, and that the only versions around are either poor VHS->DVD conversions (w/ Eng subs) or Spanish-only.

It would be nice to see Madman take a shot on this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
distant sounds wrote:
Kairo (Pulse) - Being released this year but when?


I hope it's before Miramax gets it released, even though they've bought the rights to the remake 5 years ago. (Ref. http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=60350)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
soma wrote:
After another year at MIFF I have the following to recommend for EE:
SPIDER FOREST

Done. Loved this movie, but he is my favourite Korean director after all. Smile

For the people who recommended getting some Kiyoshi Kurosawa, we have acquired KAIRO (Pulse) for release, and it will be out next year.


Wow, that's great news. Spider Forest is definitely in my Top 10 Films for 2005 (anywhere in the world). A shame you didn't announce this sooner though, I've since bought the Tartan UK release with cardboard slip.

As for Kairo, again this is great news. I'll definitely pick this up through EE. Any word on a month for release? Also please ensure better cover art than the R1: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E0OE4O/qid=1136350138/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/104-2257341-0071141?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
PLEASE more Takeshi Kitano directed films!

Definitely:-
A Scene at the Sea (1991)
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare6/sceneatthesea.htm
http://kitanotakeshi.com/index.php?content=filmography&show_film&id=24

Kids Return (1996)
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare4/kidsreturn.htm
http://kitanotakeshi.com/index.php?content=filmography&show_film&id=26

Kikujiro (1999)
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare5/kikujiro.htm
http://kitanotakeshi.com/index.php?content=filmography&show_film&id=28

Dolls (2002)
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare7/dolls.htm
http://kitanotakeshi.com/index.php?content=filmography&show_film&id=30

Takeshis' (2005)
http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/003480.html
http://kitanotakeshi.com/index.php?content=filmography&show_film&id=98


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
How about some Shinya Tsukamoto films?

Tokyo Fist (1995)
http://www.fright.com/edge/tokyofist.html
NY Times review (NY Times review might require a login - use one off www.bugmenot.org)
There's been no worthwhile English-friendly releases of Tokyo Fist anywhere globally AFAIK. EE would certainly be doing the film justice (and a great favour to its many fans) by doing a nice release.

Bullet Ballet (1998)
http://www.kfccinema.com/reviews/drama/bulletballet/bulletballet.html

A Snake of June (2002)
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/reviews/asnakeofjune.htm

Any of his directed films would be cool releases really. A shame those crap-merchants Siren Visual have already put out Tetsuo 1&2 - the films he's probably best known for internationally.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Actually, we're releasing Dolls mid-May (under Directors Suite label) and have another Kitano title on the boil for the near future.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
distant sounds wrote:
Kairo (Pulse) - Being released this year but when?

Late in the year.

distant sounds wrote:
Infection (Japan) (Lions Gate)
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film.php?id=618

Premonition
http://www.mandiapple.com/snowblood/premonition.htm

I can confirm we're releasing both of these later this year.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
cthulhu wrote:
Hi, this is my first post on the MadBoards! Very Happy

Welcome to the Madboards! Don't let my late reply put you off. Smile

cthulhu wrote:
What are the chances of being able to get Fruit Chan's "Made in Hong Kong" (Xianggang zhizao)?. This is a magnificent movie that has played a number of times on SBS, and i am absoloutly desperate to own a copy on DVD.

It turns out that the only DVD release of this film is a French version released by MK2. After many days of translating and trying to find a place i could order from, i took a gamble and ordered it. Half of the sites said it had English subtitles, half say only French. Unfortunatley the latter is true Sad .

Unfortunately it's VERY unlikely that a French DVD will have English subs. Sad

The "Fruit Chan" market is a difficult one to gauge but his recent foray into genre cinema with Dumplings may help draw attention to his earlier documentary-style drama films. Made In Hong Kong is his breakthrough film so it would be one of the first to be considered. Personally I have a big liking for The Longest Summer which would be my favourite of his. I'll let you know if we have any Fruit Chan news in the future. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sephiroth_FF wrote:
I second Wizard of Darkness and Birth of the Wizard and also more Andy Lau movies. He's been in a ton!

Eko Eko Azarak 1 is out in stores in a week, with the following two out mid-May.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't know if these Stephan Chow movies are out:

From Beijing with Love
A Chinese Odyssey: Pandora's Box
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella
Fight Back to School

If not it would be good if you can release them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
From Beijing With Love was released already by Force Entertainment. Eng dub only.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
Actually, we're releasing Dolls mid-May (under Directors Suite label) and have another Kitano title on the boil for the near future.
Cheers, that release of Dolls sounds like the best English-language release yet! Any confirmation of a native PAL transfer?[/b]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
distant sounds wrote:
Kairo (Pulse) - Being released this year but when?

Late in the year.


Cool, will hang out for the EE release I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some Ralph Bakshi films and Tv programmes that are not released:

-Fritz the Cat (1972)
-Heavy Traffic (1973)
-Coonskin (1975)
-Wizards (1977)
-Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
-Christmas in Tattertown (1988)
-This Ain't Bebop (1989)
-Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
-Malcom and Melvin (1997)
-American Pop (1981)
-Fire and Ice (1983)
-Spicy City (1997)

Anyone know the status for any of those? Are they possibilities? As far as I know Lord of the Rings (Animation), Cool City, and The Nines lives of Fritz the Cat are released locally so far. Fritz the Cat and Spicy City were available on VHS years ago.

I suspect Umbrella Entertainment are probably more interested in these then Madman Cinema.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
Eko Eko Azarak 1 is out in stores in a week, with the following two out mid-May.

Thank you! I'll definately be buying it.


Chris wrote:
From Beijing With Love was released already by Force Entertainment. Eng dub only.

Force should be banished to hell! Evil or Very Mad I don't know how they aquire these movies, but they butcher them to death. They should NOT be allowed anywhere near Asian cinema titles. They don't even put the original language on some of them and the ones that do have them have shoddy subtitles that are impossible to read! One of my favourite movies, The Last Blood, is released under Force and I refuse to buy it since it's dubbed. I don't know if I've asked this before, but is there ANY way Eastern Eye can re-release the movies that have been released on Force? Seriously, we're missing out on some great movies here.

I recently saw a movie called Drive on SBS. It's been on a lot SBS quite a few times but I only saw it a few days ago for the first time. Then I looked it up and found out the same guy who directed it directed Monday, which I saw ages ago on SBS. Both of these movies are great and I'd love to get them on DVD. Razz There is also a Korean movie called Into the Mirror that I'd love to buy. There's just too many movies!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sephiroth_FF wrote:
I don't know if I've asked this before, but is there ANY way Eastern Eye can re-release the movies that have been released on Force? Seriously, we're missing out on some great movies here.

Only once the license has expired and if it looks like further substantial sales can still be had. Otherwise not really.

Sephiroth_FF wrote:
I recently saw a movie called Drive on SBS. It's been on a lot SBS quite a few times but I only saw it a few days ago for the first time. Then I looked it up and found out the same guy who directed it directed Monday, which I saw ages ago on SBS. Both of these movies are great and I'd love to get them on DVD. Razz There is also a Korean movie called Into the Mirror that I'd love to buy. There's just too many movies!

Both great Sabu films. Out of the two I prefer Monday as it provides something beyond the simple linearity of Drive. The one I'd love to see is Blessing Bell - hopefully SBS will play it.

Into The Mirror is a pretty solid film. It is however not scary in the slightest, to the point that you barely call it horror. However, through some decent scripting, the flick offers better character development than you'd see in most other Asian horrors. I think Yu Ji-tae is a pretty good actor too, so the film has a lot of plusses to make up for its lack of scares.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:

Both great Sabu films. Out of the two I prefer Monday as it provides something beyond the simple linearity of Drive. The one I'd love to see is Blessing Bell - hopefully SBS will play it.

Ah, I haven't heard of that one. I'd love to see more of his films though.

Chris wrote:

Into The Mirror is a pretty solid film. It is however not scary in the slightest, to the point that you barely call it horror. However, through some decent scripting, the flick offers better character development than you'd see in most other Asian horrors. I think Yu Ji-tae is a pretty good actor too, so the film has a lot of plusses to make up for its lack of scares.

I agree, it's not scary but it's extremely enjoyable.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm really keen to see more of Kinji Fukasaku's back catalogue. Would be great to see Eastern Eye releases of:
"The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor And Humanity" Box Set (http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s1442batt.html)
"Graveyard Of Honor" (recently remade by Takashi Miike)
"The Yagyu Conspiracy" and "Last of the Ako Clan" (both starring Sonny Chiba and the latter, Toshiro Mifune as well).

Actually I'm surprised that we haven't seen any Kinji Fukasaku releases from the EE stables yet! The guy made the hugely successful "Battle Royale"... and it's no secret that he's one of the greatest Yakuza directors to have ever lived.

These would be killer...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shinobi

Two warrior clans are decieved by the emporer and tricked into ending 40 years of peace. Each clan must send their five best warriors to Kyoto, only one clan must survive.

It's very much like ninja scroll in live action.

http://www.shinobi-movie.com/index2.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Xiralc wrote:
Shinobi

Two warrior clans are decieved by the emporer and tricked into ending 40 years of peace. Each clan must send their five best warriors to Kyoto, only one clan must survive.

It's very much like ninja scroll in live action.

http://www.shinobi-movie.com/index2.html
Madman already have the rights to that and are releasing it later in the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cheers!!

I saw it on a plane on the way back from Japan, it's amazing!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Clean (2004) - Dir: Olivier Assayas
A decent release of this film in it's OAR of 2.35:1 with a 5.1 track would be greatly appreciated.
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/reviews/clean.htm
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews11/clean.htm

SubUrbia (1996) - Dir: Richard Linker
Has not received a DVD release anywhere, a release would be greatly appreciated.
http://www.salon.com/feb97/suburbia970207.html
http://movie-reviews.colossus.net/movies/s/suburbia.html

Telling Lies in America (1997) - Dir: Guy Ferland, Writer: Joe Eszterhas. Starring Brad Renfro and Kevin Bacon.
A semi-autobiographical film of legendary uber-hack Hollywood writer Joe Eszterhas. There has been no decent release of the film since it had been in legal limbo for a number of years until fairly recently.
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews2/tellingliesinamerica.html
http://www.montrealfilmjournal.com/review.asp?R=R0000546
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The following list is mainly European films I have seen on SBS. I am supplying the titles used by SBS for the names as I can't be bothered searching for the original names, in spite of the fact that I'd prefer sub's to dub's any day...

I'm checking the EzyDVD website for existing Australian releases as I write this post so hopefully I won't double-up on anything. For example, I was going to request "Jean De Florette" (French) but it is allready out.

The List:
Requiem For A Handsome Bastard [French-Canadian]
The Show [French-Canadian][Possibly censored on SBS]
The Next Worse Thing Is Death [Itallian, I think...]
The "Torrente" movies [Spanish]
Jamon Jamon [Spanish, I think...][Previously released by Shock]
Four For Venice [German]
Alice [Czechoslovakian][As mentioned above]
Allergo Ma Non Troppo* [no idea what country it's from!]
The Sexual Life Of The Belgians [Belgium, I think...]
Freedom Is Paradise [Russia]
Legacy Of Rage [Hong Kong][with Brandon Lee]
City Cop [Hong Kong][Jackie Chan's silliest HK movie]
Johnny Suede [US][Brad Pitt movie, also cameo by Nick Cave]
Fritz The Cat [US][Mentioned above, showing support]

* Not to be confused with the animated film "Allergo Non Troppo", this one's actually about a gay guy who starts to become hetrosexual. And, yes, it is a comedy.

My list would be longer... if I could remember any of the other movies I have seen over the years. Certainly among some of the ones released by rival companies I liked include "The Visitors", "Jean De Florette" and "Manon Des Sources" and definetly "From Bejing With Love"
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On the subject of animation and European films, the French director Picha is underrated in my opinion. Well, a little underrated... Sure, "Shame Of The Jungle" (available on DVD from Force, but censored!) wasn't exactly intellectually stimulating, but his 1987 film "The Big Bang" (unavailable on DVD) was packed with social commentry as well as a lot of laughs. The other film by Picha that I am aware of is "The Missing Link" which is available on DVD from Force... mastered from VHS! Shocked Good thing I rented it instead of buying it!

This last thing I am about to say is strictly my opinion and should not be considered an endorsement: If you like European movies, and Madman don't have what you want, before suggesting that Madman get it, check the Hopscotch Entertainment website in case they have it as they are releasing a lot of European movies.

Keep up the great work, both companies!
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi there, first time on these boards! My suggestions may - no scratch that, are rather eclectic, but here goes....

The Little Convict (1979)- A Yoram Gross animated feature, with live action bookends featuring Rolf Harris. Loved it as a kid!

Future Cop (1985, aka Trancers) - Primo B-movie fun with Tim Thomerson as hard bitten, time travelling cop Jack Deth. I think the rights may be owned by Sony but it can't hurt to ask. The R1 and R2 DVD's of this film are terrible full frame affairs.

Iron Chef (TV Series) - Yes, campy, I know, but tremendous fun.

Robo Story (TV Series) - A french-made, english dubbed animated series from the 1980's. I still remember it from my childhood on ABC.

La Linea (TV Series) - Another animated Euro-oddity, again burned into my memory thanks to frequent airings on the ABC in the 80's.

Asterix and Obelix Against Caesar (1999) and Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002) - I've never seen these available in Australia, and I believe the American DVD's are dubbed.

Indian Superman (1987)- Mostly because I'm too morbidly curious for my own good.

That's all I can think of for now. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would love to see these films by Italian animation master Bruno Bozzetto
released on dvd in Australia;

West & Soda (1965) -A parody of Westerns.

Vip:My Brother Superman(1968) -A spoof of superheroes.

Allegro Non Troppo (1977) -Bozetto's best known film. A parody of Fantasia.


I would be very grateful if you could please release these movies on dvd.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Dr.Slump wrote:
Allegro Non Troppo (1977) -Bozetto's best known film. A parody of Fantasia.


I am pretty sure Madman Cinema have released this...

I want to see The Big Spook War (or whatever else it's called) starring the delightfully awesome Chiaki Kuriyama <3
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Creepy would be a more appropriate word...

It's live action with stop motion animation. It looks very surreal and when watched late at night, is almost like a nightmare. But I also noticed (upon seeing it a second time) that when Alice (who's a real girl) is in a scene with stop motion animation elements, she is IN the scene! That girl had to stand there while they moved all the stuff around her and get the shot. By the end of the movie, she has bags under her eyes, poor kid..... But still worth watching.





















Yep. It's creepy. Cool And I want.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Quite a few Madboarders would have heard of Densha Otoko, any chance of acquiring that? (At least the movie version) Laughing
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