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Dr.Slump
Lin Minmay


Joined: 08 Oct 2005
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Location: Adelaide,SA

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would love to see Madman release these 'schlock horror' classics on DVD;

DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1971)

THE OCTA-MAN (1971)

IT'S ALIVE! (1968)

MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BANCAS (1958)

EARTH VS. THE SPIDER (1958)

THE CYCLOPS (1957)
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soma
Minawa Andou


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
THE HOST!

EASTERN EYE MUST GET THE HOST!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
http://daily.greencine.com/archives/001970.html
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Chris
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmmm, maybe we already did. Wink
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Lexx-2
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Location: South East Melbourne

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:20 pm    Post subject: Dark Age, Mad Dog Morgan and Nickel Queen Reply with quote
Hurrah! I see you guys are releasing Asterix in a couple of months!

I just stumbled across an Aussie horror film called Dark Age, produced by Antony I Ginnane, which accrording to the IMDB, was released abroad but never over here! Apparently when Avco Embassy went bust, it tied up the Australian release. I've heard of the film in the past in a couple of American reference books but now I know why I've never seen it.

Any chance you guys might be able to get it out on DVD? It starred John Jarratt, David Gulpili and Nikki Coghill, was made in 1987 and is about, erm, a giant killer crocodile...

I love that your company are bringing out so many Aussie genre films. There isn't enough recognition of the role these films have played in the development of our local cinema, and your DVD releases go some way to rectifying that.

Also, I've noticed that Screensound have a new 35mm print of Phillippe Mora's excellent Mad Dog Morgan in their archives. I've only seen a very dodgy Avenue One DVD of it in the past (and it seems to have a life of its own in the realm of cheap public domain DVD), but I'd love to see a decent print of it, in 16x9.

I've also been doing some reading about a 1971 comedy titled Nickel Queen, which was something of a local event during its production and release in WA. It was the first color movie made in western australia and had a nine month cinema run in its home state, yet has never been released on video, let alone DVD. I know a print exists as one of lecturers obtained it from the owners for an essay he was writing, so it'd be interesting to see the film, mainly for its place in Australian film history.
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Dr.Slump
Lin Minmay


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I second the vote for Nickel Queen. I also would love it if you could release the following Aussie movies on DVD;

Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens (1971)-Jim Sharman's first movie.

Private Collection (1972)-I know little about it besides that it stars Grahame 'Aunty Jack' Bond.

Summer of Secrets (1976) -Jim Sharman's third film (after Shirley Thompson and The Rocky Horror Picture Show).

Death Cheaters (1976) -Brian Trenchard-Smith action film.

Yakketty Yak (1973)-Comedy about the making of a movie in a small town.

Marco Polo vs. The Red Dragon(1972) -The first full length Aussie animated feature.

If you can release any of these movies on DVD I'll be delighted.
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soma
Minawa Andou


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
Hmmm, maybe we already did. Wink


Nice, on the pulse as usual mate. Word from O/S is that this is the business!

Can you let it be known as to whether there will be a MIFF screening? Memories Of Murder is exceptional so I'm hanging for this one.
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Ningyo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can you release J-drama (Japanese drama)?? There're a tons of good drama in Japan (1 litre of tears, GTO, Nobuta, ...)
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Ningyo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
More (Japan):

Inochi
Grave of the fireflies (live action)
Waterboys
Nana
Be with you
Ping Pong
Love Letter (Fujii Itsuki ~)
That's Cunning! (Shijo saidai no sakusen)
Negotiator Mashita
What the Snow Brings
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)
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TimChuma
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The King and the Clown
http://hkmovies.timchuma.com/kingandtheclown.htm

Executive Koala
http://www.koala-kacho.com/

Calamari Wrestler
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428662/

East Side Story
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119040/

Houseboat Horror - Hooray!
http://www.hysteria-lives.co.uk/hysterialives/Hysteria/houseboat_horror.htm
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Chris
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
soma wrote:
Nice, on the pulse as usual mate. Word from O/S is that this is the business!

Can you let it be known as to whether there will be a MIFF screening? Memories Of Murder is exceptional so I'm hanging for this one.

Yep, expect to see this one at MIFF. Smile

Ningyo wrote:
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)

Check the shelves for this one (it's under the Madman Films label).

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. Keep em coming! Cool
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h8sh8
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Location: Geelong, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not sure of availability, but just wanted to suggest these, mostly older movies...





Hausu (1977) aka 'House'
IMDB | Review & Screenshots
info: bizarre horror sort of like a japanese Beetlejuice
dvd: only a Japanese dvd without english subs








Zu Warriors (2001) remake of 'Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain' (1983)
IMDB | Trailer
director: Hark Tsui
info: check out the trailer Wink
dvd: a US dvd came earlier this year I think - I assume there's others around too??








Shutter (2004)
IMDB | Trailer
info: thai horror - there's apparently a US remake been announced for 2007 too, although the IMDB info hasn't been updated for a while








Jigoku (1960) aka 'Hell'
IMDB
dvd: R1 Criterion Collection (info) and probably others??




TimChuma wrote:
The King and the Clown
http://hkmovies.timchuma.com/kingandtheclown.htm


I have to second 'The King and the Clown' too

cheers!


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h8sh8
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not sure if you do Russian movies, but it would be great to see Come and See on dvd. Easily the best war movie I've seen (or anti-war movie), if not one of the best movies from any genre - brilliant, though pretty disturbing. It just got a good 2 disc release in the UK a couple of months ago though.




Come and See (1985) aka Idi i Smorti

Directed by Elem Klimov
Trailer | IMDB | Russian dvd | UK dvd | US dvd



check out IMDB's top rated war movies...

1. Schindler's List (1993)
2. Napoléon (1927)
3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
4. Idi i smotri (1985)
5. Paths of Glory (1957)
6. Untergang, Der (2004)
7. Apocalypse Now (1979)
8. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
9. The Pianist (2002)
10. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

or it's also in the top dramas at #23 in between Amelie and Vertigo



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TimChuma
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Star
http://timchuma.com/miff2003/thestar.htm
- based on a novel about the "Green Ghosts" a Russian commando unit during WWII

Breath Control: History of the Human Beatbox
http://timchuma.com/miff2003/humanbeatbox.htm
- at least so people stop asking if I have a copy of it.

Save the Green Planet!
http://www.kfccinema.com/reviews/horror/savethegreenplanet/savethegreenplanet.html
- I would have expected this director to have done more movies since then. Park Chan Wook called him a "genius director".

Tamala 2010 - A Punk Cat in Space
http://timchuma.com/miff2004/tamala2010apunkcatinspace.htm
- also the TV series including "Tamala loves chainsaws"

Party7
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267817/
- I want to see what Captain Banana looks like and also see Tadanobu Asano's "Mr. Dog" jumper.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i would love to see these two movies released (both japanese movies)

Moon child
http://indie.imdb.com/title/tt0365514/
released by TLA Entertainment (?? i think)

Last quarter (kagen no tsuki)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0440532/
recently released by geneon
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TimChuma
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Disco Dancer
http://www.brns.com/bollywood/pages1/bolly38.html
http://www.teleport-city.com/movies/dvdjournal/2006/02/disco-dancer.html

DISCO DANCER

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
Come on and dance with me...

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
Come on and dance with me...

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
Come on and dance with me...

Do you know what D stands for?
Disco?
No!
Dancer?
No?

D is for Dance
I is for Item
S is for Singer
C is for Chorus
O is for Orchestra
Come on and dance with me...

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
Come on and dance with me...

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
Come on and dance with me...

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
Come on and dance with me...
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer...
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TimChuma
Doraemon


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Fight Club (Bollywood version)
http://timchuma.com/miff2006/fightclubbollywood.htm
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Doraemon


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Bruce Law Stunts documentary
http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-videos/pid-1000034775/
http://www.brucelawstunts.com/
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soma
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
After another year at MIFF (I saw 47 films this time round) there's a lot of quality cinema that Madman should look at. I believe Eastern Eye has already got its hands on The Host (9/10), Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (8/10) and A Bittersweet Life (8/10), which is fantastic.

Other titles you should look at include:

Eastern Eye
Fearless (8/10)
Funky Forest: The First Contact (8/10)
Invisible Waves (7/10)
Election 2 (7/10)
Mind Game (7/10)

Madman Cinema
Sheitan (9/10)
Two Thirty 7 (8/10)
C.R.A.Z.Y. (8/10)
13 Tzameti (8/10)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (7/10)
The Aura (7/10)

A Scanner Darkly (8/10), The Descent (8/10) and United 93 (9/10) were also fantastic, but I know will be released by major studios. Also the excellent Danish gangster trilogy, Pusher 1 - 3, is getting released by Accent.
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Buckfutter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I guess Madman got beat to it - Alice is scheduled for release now by some distributor I've never heard of before (Gryphon). Hooray that it is finally coming out, but this could also be pretty bad.

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/789526

On another note, it's nice to see someone else (^^^) has actually recognised Mind Game now, which I've been requesting for about a bajllion years (which is impossible) over in the anime suggestion thread. Even better is the Japanese DVD has absolutely perfect english subtitles.

And yes, alot of movies from MIFF would make great acquisitions, but I'll leave the specifics up to other people around here as it's near impossible for me to go into any real detail about general film acquisitions without listing about a trillion movies.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Michael Hui comedy:
Gai tung aap gong (Chicken and Duck Talk) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095396/
Shen tan zhu gu li (Chocolate Inspector) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091940/
Tie ban shao (Teppanyaki)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088268/
Ban jin ba liang (The Private Eyes)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074179/
Mo deng bao biao (Security Unlimited)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082761/

'Dobermann' starring Vincent Cassel, Tcheky Karyo and Monica Bellucci
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118996/

'Melena' starring Monica Bellucci
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213847/

German comedy 2 manner, 2 Frauen (aka Four for Venice) with Gedeon Buckhard
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118535/

Almodovars 'Pepi, Luci, Bom' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081323/
'Matador' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091495/
Atame (Tie me up, Tie me down!) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101026/

The Flodder family comedy trilogy from the Netherlands
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091060/

Santa Sangre http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098253/

Early Gerard Depardieu films like 'Buffet froid'http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078913/ 'Les Valseuses'http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072353/ 'Maitresse'http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074883/ 'Loulou'http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081076/

Early 70's European horror'La Plus longue nuit du diable (The Devils Nightmare) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067592/

David Lynch Eraserhead http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074486/


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Hajime Saitou


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would really, really love to see Suicide Circle in a Madman release. It's of my favourite movies....

And also will Ju-On The Curse 1 & 2 ever be released? They're the two TV movies that were before Ju-On the Grudge 1 & 2.

Other suggestions...I would really like:

Whispering Corridors
Shutter
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Chris
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
soma wrote:
After another year at MIFF (I saw 47 films this time round) there's a lot of quality cinema that Madman should look at. I believe Eastern Eye has already got its hands on The Host (9/10), Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (8/10) and A Bittersweet Life (8/10), which is fantastic.

What a coincidence. I also clocked up 47 films at MIFF!

soma wrote:
Other titles you should look at include:

Eastern Eye
Fearless (8/10)
Funky Forest: The First Contact (8/10)
Invisible Waves (7/10)
Election 2 (7/10)
Mind Game (7/10)

Madman Cinema
Sheitan (9/10)
Two Thirty 7 (8/10)
C.R.A.Z.Y. (8/10)
13 Tzameti (8/10)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (7/10)
The Aura (7/10)

A Scanner Darkly (8/10), The Descent (8/10) and United 93 (9/10) were also fantastic, but I know will be released by major studios. Also the excellent Danish gangster trilogy, Pusher 1 - 3, is getting released by Accent.

Thanks heaps for the suggestions, soma. Out of that list we already have Mind Game and The Aura. Smile

h8sh8 wrote:
Not sure if you do Russian movies, but it would be great to see Come and See on dvd. Easily the best war movie I've seen (or anti-war movie), if not one of the best movies from any genre - brilliant, though pretty disturbing. It just got a good 2 disc release in the UK a couple of months ago though.




Come and See (1985) aka Idi i Smorti

Good call - Come And See is harrowing full-on film!

Thanks again to everyone for their suggestions. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, these have been suggested a few times in the past but I thought I'd put in another vote for them. Myself and few friends have been waiting forever for good local releases. All of these are from South Korea.

My Sassy Girl
A fun romantic comedy/drama that was incredibly popular in South Korea and is getting the American remake treatment next year.
IMDb entry
Wikipedia entry
MediaCircus.net review

Windstruck
A prequel of sorts to My Sassy Girl that is a bit more on the drama side. It follows the previous relationship of the The Girl from "My Sassy Girl".
IMDb entry
Wikipedia entry
MediaCircus.net review

My Tutor Friend
Another romantic comedy that wasn't as popular in its home country as "My Sassy Girl" but I think it's definately a 'lighter' and more comedic movie.
IMDb entry
MediaCircus.net review

Il Mare
Now that American remake "The Lake House" has been released there might be some increased interest in the original Korean version?
IMDb entry
Wikipedia entry
MediaCircus.net review
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have two more titles to suggest.

Le Huitieme Jour (The Eighth Day) - Daniel Auteuil
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116581/

Les Convoyeurs Attendent (The Carriers are Waiting) - Benoit Poelvoorde
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201538/
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Minawa Andou


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris wrote:
What a coincidence. I also clocked up 47 films at MIFF!


Ha ha... nice work, it's exhausting but worth it - I've learnt my lesson in the past from seeing too few films at MIFF and consequently spent years trying to chase missed winners up. I booked for nearly 60 though, so my hit rate towards the end wasn't the best. That was enough for me though... although a few of us bumped into an RMIT film student who was seeing 90 films!

Anyway good work on The Host, A Bittersweet Life and Mind Game in particular - all really excellent films. By the way if you dig Mind Game then you'll love Funky Forest (not sure if you saw it? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451829/)... one of the most random, madcap, creative, hilarious and completely 'Japanese' films I've ever seen. It's like an electronic symphony of Cronenberg, Takashi Miike and Seasame Street, and so very very funny. Much like Mind Game it would have to be marketed right... but it has instant cult classic written all over it. I've seen a lot of crazy cinema over the years but this achieves some kind of rhythmic harmony as a film that leaves others of its ilk for dead.

The other film I'd most like to see Madman acquire is Sheitan (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0450843/) - this was completely awesome and alongside The Host the most fun I had all festival. Instantly marketable because of Vincent Cassell, it's like Cabin Fever meets High Tension meets Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Doppelganger... so very 'French' and in short the best genre-bender in years. There's an excellent review of it here if interested: http://www.jigsawlounge.co.uk/film/content/view/402/1/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
After the EE release of Master Of The Flying Gullotine, how about a R4 release of the anamorphic remaster of The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin?

Debatedly the greatest Kung Fu film ever made and there is no decent release as yet in any English language speaking countries. Release the anamorphic print with Mandarin Dolby Digital, English subtitles and the R3 special features and I'd be willing to bet it would be one of Eastern Eye's biggest sellers.

R3 details here: http://www4.cd-wow.com/detail_results_2.php?product_code=5588

DO IT!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
CHUNGKING EXPRESS that's all I need to say ... well that and i'd like the original Hong Kong cut and not the International Version.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Crankeyjack wrote:
CHUNGKING EXPRESS that's all I need to say ... well that and i'd like the original Hong Kong cut and not the International Version.


Word. This would make for a great Director's Suite release.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kenji Mizouchi is considered one of the all time great Japanese directors - up there with Akira Kurosawa - and would be a good candidate for some releases.

Some of his better titles (though he has a lot):

Tales of Ugetsu - Probably his best
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046478/

Sansho the Bailff
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047445/

Tales of the Taira Clan
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048610/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've just been reading about a 1967 Japanese film called Japan's Longest Day, directed by the brilliant Kihachi Okamoto - responsible for a personal favourite of mine (and coincidentally an EE release), Sword Of Doom.

I have a lot of respect for these two particular reviewers from DVDTalk, and from what they've written here I cannot wait to see this film. It sounds like an absolute masterpiece.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=23526
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=23851

AnimEigo has just released a restored and anamorphic widescreen R1 release for this. Unfortunately it has one of the year's worst cover designs (and before anyone asks, yes, it matters). Considering EE's Sword Of Doom release it would be great to see Japan's Longest Day handled by Madman for R4 - on either Eastern Eye or perhaps even Director's Suite might be better suited.

Either way, this is already attracting a lot of hype in internet film / DVD circles. It would be an outstanding release for you guys and beside the obvious Japanese / Asian film audience here, I think you'd find crossover market success with fans of war films and war history - ie: The Longest Day and Tora Tora Tora! both successful DVD releases here as far as I'm aware.

Come to think of it another great release (and as it happens a perfect companion piece for this film) would be one I caught at MIFF and completely forgot about - The Sun, by Russian Ark director Aleksandr Sokurov. This was definitely one of the better films I saw at MIFF this year; a meditative piece on the last day's of the Japanese Emperor during WWII (akin to Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall), told with the slow-burning, sparse and evocative filmmaking style of Gus Van Sant's Gerry.
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Minawa Andou


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
After watching 13 (Tzameti) again last night, add that to the essential release list. Hands-down the best indie thriller since Pi.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475169/


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
couple more madman release suggestions

101 Reykjavik http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237993/ A dark comedy from Iceland
Crime and Punishment (2002) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096056/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
soma wrote:
I've just been reading about a 1967 Japanese film called Japan's Longest Day....


I second this recommendation. I read about this film a few years ago and it's been on my "to see" list ever since.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have some more suggestions

The majority of your films are horrors and extreme type cinema.

But I'd like to suggest a few comedy/dramas

Swing Girls
My Sassy Girl
Linda Linda Linda
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here are some more films that I would like Madman to release on dvd.

MACUNAIMA -1969 oddball Brazilian cult movie.

The films of these Directors;

Alexandro Jodorowsky;

EL TOPO

TAR BABIES

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN

SANTA SANGRE

ELEPHANT



Claude Farrando;

THEMROC

BOF


Pier Paolo Pasolini;

HAWKS & SPARROWS

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST.MATTHEW

TEOREMA

PIGSTY


Jean-Luc Godard:

ALPHAVILLE

WEEKEND

MADE IN USA

BRITISH SOUNDS


Luis Bunuel;

L'AGE D'OR

UN CHIEN ANDALOU

SIMON OF THE DESERT

THE MILKY WAY

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGISE

THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I got six words for you all: Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles.

Been scouring the net and cant find it released in AUS it seems.

Failing that, My Sassy Girl would be cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I second that call for Alexandro Jodorowsky!

El Topo is dementedly brilliant, nothing else like it. Heard a rumour Criterion have this and The Holy Mountain on the cards.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
More classic sci-fi like Metropolis!

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Based on Ray Bradbury's book. About a dystopian future where books are banned and thought suppresed. Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium ripped off the premise of this one. I don't think this has been released in Australia yet...

1984
Both the 1956 version and the 1984 release, maybe even in one set for comparison. Yeah, that'd be cool!

Wizards (1977)
Dir: Ralph Bakshi
Animated film about two warring wizards. It was Bakshi's first fantasy film before he began adapting The Lord of the Rings.

Heart of Darkness (1994)
Dir: Nicolas Roeg
John Malkovich
Tim Roth

Based on Joseph Conrad's novel that was the basis for Apocalypse Now. Story about a man who is employed by an ivory trading company in Africa to go upriver and bring back one of their who is rumoured to have insane.

The Secret Agent (1996)
Dir: Christopher Hampton
Based on another Joseph Conrad novel, this one has a name-cast as long as your arm (Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Christian Bale, Gérard Depardieu). It's set in Late 19thC London and focusses on an anarchist plot to bomb the Greenwich Observatory. This one I really want to see. I know its got a US release...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Based on John le Carré's novel of the same name, Alec Guinness stars as George Smiley, who is a spy called out of retirement to track down a double agent who he used to work with. It's a BBC miniseries that got a US 3-disc release.

Smiley's People (1982)
The follow up to Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)
Dir: Martin Ritt
Another le Carré adaption. This one is a standalone film, rather than a miniseries like the above two.

Though they're spy films, these le Carré films aren't simply a James Bond or Jason Bourne clone. le Carré wrote proper espionage fiction that was noted for being grounded in reality, since he had worked for British Intelligence for a number of years.

Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
I know this has been released already by Madman, but only with the Michael Nyman score. It's a pity the current Madman release didn't include the score that The Cinematic Orchestra wrote, as well as Michael Nyman's. It would have been interesting to have the option of choosing which score to watch with the movie, as both are very different from each other. The Cinematic Orcheatra is a jazz/vaguely electronic band on the Ninja Tune label who also wrote a score 2003. Ninja Tune did released a DVD of the film with TCO's score...

Ok, that's enough for now Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My 2 cents:

EE:
Failan
Kang-jae, a bum, whose only wish is going back to his hometown with a fishing boat, gets involved in a crime committed by his boss. One day, he receives a letter from an unknown girl, and that changes his life forever.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289181/

Makes many a grown man cry. Possibly the only good bit of acting Cecilia Cheung has ever done.


MM Films:
Himmelfall
It's three days before Christmas at the Sollihogda psychiatric hospital. Reidar expects to get hit in the head by a meteor. He wants to save the whole world from catastrophe, but most off all he wants to save Juni.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339149/

An amazing film and the lead actor, Kristoffer Joner, is also amazing.



I would also love a Vengeance Trilogy box set along the same lines as the Tartan Films delux box set but unfortunately you guys don't have the Oldboy rights, right?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd like to request the Czechoslovakian film "Alice", a dark and slightly disturbing, semi-animated version of Alice In Wonderland. In searching for information, I found that it is available in America - in dubbed form only. For me, this movie is a must have, and should it be aquired, I shall be first in line for a pre-order.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Finally tracked down a copy of Bong Joon-Ho's Barking Dogs Never Bite and loved it! This would be a great release for Eastern Eye.

Not quite up to the standard of his later directed Memories Of Murder and The Host, but considering they're pretty much flawless masterpieces that's of no real concern. Miles ahead of The Quiet Family, another South Korean black comedy of the same period, for example.

Highly reccommended.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Kat, is this what you're refering to?

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/789526
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
More classic noir like Double Indemnity. Don't ask me to list titles as there's too many. Hopefully DI is the first in a line of MM noir releases, and this genre gets the critical attention it deserves. I'm kinda tired of this genre only getting the 'massive-100-films-on-5-DVDs!!!!' treatment that you always see at Big W or Red Dot. You just know they're going to be bad...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Duck Season

I think I may have seen this at the Sydney film Festival in 05 or maybe 06. Its about 2 kids who are looking forward to a day at home playing video games but their plans are ruined when the power goes out. Without power they are forced to make their own entertainment. Great film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407246/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd like to request Julietta.
It's a German film about an 18 year old girl becoming pregnant as a result of being raped while passed out at a music festival, and it deals very well with how this impacts on everyone involved.
It's been shown twice on SBS. Seeing it again made me realize just how much I liked it.

^Kat^cassidy^ wrote:
I'd like to request the Czechoslovakian film "Alice",
Well, some other Oz distributor (Gryphon) got this one and released it about 6 weeks ago. Unfortunately, from what I can tell, it looks like it's the same as the American release - only badly dubbed American, no Czech audio track. Can anyone confirm this? (PM me if you like). I already have the US version so there doesn't seem to be much point getting that version for me. I was very disappointed MM didn't get this one, as I'm sure they would have done a decent job with it (ie. including the original language, for God's sake). *sigh* I just love that film. Oh well.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
What about Jigoku Shoujo live-action? That possible at all? And other people mentioned the NANA movies, I'll put up my hand too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not sure if it has been suggested yet (the search function on these forums isn't very friendly) but what about 'When the Last Sword is Drawn'. I just saw this today - awesome samurai drama in the same vein as 'Twilight Samurai', but even better IMO.

It would be fantastic if Madman snapped up this title for a R4 release.

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I enjoyed "Fox Family" (musical/horror/comedy) and City of Violence looks like it will be good.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
How about releasing the films of 'B' horror film maker Al Adamson on dvd
in Australia?

These films of his I would love to see Madman release;

DRACULA VS.FRANKENSTEIN

BRAIN OF BLOOD

BLOOD OF DRACULA'S CASTLE

HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS

Please consider releasing them.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
AngusH wrote:
Kenji Mizouchi is considered one of the all time great Japanese directors - up there with Akira Kurosawa - and would be a good candidate for some releases.

Some of his better titles (though he has a lot):

Tales of Ugetsu - Probably his best
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046478/

Sansho the Bailff
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047445/

Tales of the Taira Clan
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048610/
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I agree!! Please look into some Mizoguchi!!!

Also some more Yasuijiro Ozu would be nice! Titles such as:

The Favour of Green Tea Over Rice
[url] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044982/[/url]

Early Spring
[url] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049784/[/url]

Plus I'm itching to see The Host and The Waterboys
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