Anyone into Japanese/Korean movies ?

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  1. brogh

    brogh Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't own a bunch of them but i found quite some joy and deepness into (quite) some of the works that come form there.

    Loved quite a lot almost all movies from Ki Kim Duk, absolutely love Kitano, and stretch as far as Shin'ya Tsukamoto movies, uh yeah and basically everything from studio ghibli :)

    Not sure if those are your cup of tea guys but imho worth a look.

    Anyone into this genre ? What are your favorites ? Here's a couple of links of my top picks : ( if you haven't' be sure to watch spirited away )











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    Oh yeah!
    My wife and I particularly love Japanese film and own a ton of it on DVD.
    Good amount of Korean too but mor their horror.
    We have Old Boy and few others from that genre.

    Kurosawa films are favorites and also the Japanese TV show Zatoichi that also became several movies is a favorite.
    Zato is a blind vagabond masseur with a sword can who defends the innocent and is unbeatable despite groups of samurai regularly trying to off him.
     
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    Studio Ghibli has done some great stuff, we have many.

    Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is both great story line as well as filmmaking.
    Many have copied it sometimes quite well.
     
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    GGardner Friend of Leo's

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    Lots of cool Korean TV shows on Netflix. The detective shows are heavily plotted.
     
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    Not really. Apart from a couple of filmmakers I mostly watch stuff from independent directors. I watched this recently before realising it's Kurosawa. I always hear good things about his films.


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt00286751/
     
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    Kurosawa, a few others. If you like Oldboy, give 'Brother' by Takeshi Kitano a try. Features Omar Epps too. Really satisfying flick as I recall, it's been a while.
     
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    At the moment my favourite is Sion Sono, if you don't know him you have to watch it, not so easy movies, i like Kim Ki Duk as well.
    I'm talking about the contemporary film makers, not Kurosawa included. ;);)
     
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    Not really, but do like watching both occasionally. TCM is good for Japanese cinema on some nights. I notice Korean movies have very much an American feel to them culturally and cinematically. Japanese movies are their own thing altogether, which is a good thing.
     
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    Note that this is not *the* Kurosawa (Akira).
     
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    brrrr :) what's that ultron ? .. forget it i don't wanna know :)
     
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    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, mostly older stuff and Samurai. Throne of Blood, Hara-Kari, Yojimbo, 47 Ronin, Lone Wolf With Child and Zatoichi series, Ugetsu, Dodeskaden, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Sword of Doom, Woman In The Dunes. Also, Ozu's films.
     
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    I enjoy Japanese science fiction and some manga. The books I have have been translated into English, but you still have to read it from back to front. The first manga comic book I read didn’t make any sense. Luckily my children knew to start at the back. Which is the front in Japan.
     
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    I've seen a few. One Korean crime flick was so violent it me two days to get though it. They use hatchets.
     
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    I love the old Zatoichi movies from the 60's. Have yet to see when they switched Zatoichi to a TV series and then back to movies.
    Another great film is Harakiri , which was made in 62.
    You can tell Japanese cinema from that era was heavily influenced by American westerns.
     
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    The only Korean movie that I've seen recently is Parasite but I own a ton of Japanese movies.

    I know a bit of Japanese - I'm nowhere near fluent but I can usually pick up enough of the dialogue to sort of follow along without needing the subtitles too much. There was a movie (I can't remember which one) where there was a line where the actor said "Hai" (which means "yes", but has other meanings) but the subtitle translation read "No". At first I thought it was a mistake in translation but when I thought about it more I realized that both words were correct in the context of the situation. It's really hard to explain unless you know Japanese, but I find it a really interesting language.
     
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