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#39055 - 06/19/12 09:46 AM What did you just watch (live action)?
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The fight choreography was excellent, the best I've seen in awhile. It was over the top, yet done so well that it was believable. The special features are great to watch. They even have some during the credits. Definitley watch the credits. You wouldn't believe what some of the actors had to go through to film this. Strangely enough; the excellent action is combined with an excellent storyline. More often than not, these two facets don't ride tandem. Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda was awesome as the autistic savant Zen. Watching her mimic some of martial art's greatest was a real treat.

Mushi-Shi The Movie

This one was a real mind bender. I think more will be cleared up for me when I watch the anime series. The cinematography was gorgeous. What a cool color palette. There were a lot of muted colors. That leads me to say that it's reminiscent of Tim Burton's work, but Mushi-Shi is it's own beast. I believe that Mushi-Shi used some sort of distinctive filming technique. Blemishes in the film could be seen occasionally, harkening back to the films of yore. It really lent to the overall feel of the film. I'm under the assumption they were put in there purposefully. The Mushi themselves were very well done. Nothing felt out of place. Kudos to the special effects team. My favorite were Tanyu's "characters".
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#39060 - 06/19/12 11:38 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I rewatched House Of The Flying Daggers yesterday. It was good to see it again as I hadn't watched it in quite some time, love the beauty song(that is what the DVD scene is titled anyway, don't know the real title of it) in it.

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#39061 - 06/19/12 11:43 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Cheap One]
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I've never seen HOFD, but was very tempted when it was initially released. Would you recommend it to a fan of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hero?
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#39063 - 06/19/12 12:01 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Yes, I would recommend it to someone who is a fan of those two films. Out of those two I find it has more in common with CTHD, but is more story driven. So if you are looking for a lot of action like in Hero and CTHD then you might be a little disappointed.



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#39304 - 06/29/12 04:29 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I'm watching the k-drama "My Wife is a Superwoman." I picked it randomly but it's really good. It's a story about coporate lifestyle and the backstabbing that comes with it. K-drama's are so good at pitting people against each other. I recognized Yoon Sang-hyeon from My Fair Lady (RS listing). He plays a real bastard this time. Anyways, the title come from a wife who's willing to do anything to help her husband succeed at a Fortune 500 company. She wasn't a very nice person in the past and now her bad karma is making life difficult for her and her husband.
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#39646 - 07/08/12 01:28 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I'm watching the best live action comedy ever.Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai, im rewatching the hospital batsu game and trying to finish the spy batsu game. pretty much i'm watching lots of random stuff by them.

And if you haven't watched there stuff, go right now WATCH IT. start with the older stuff first you can find a list of it on wikipedia.

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#40040 - 07/19/12 06:08 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I'm up to episode 11 of the kdrama Couple or Trouble. It's supposed to be based on a hollywood movie, Overboard, which I never saw (I'm not a fan of Goldie Hawn). The show is good but lacks the tension between characters which makes romantic comedies great.
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#40610 - 08/05/12 04:54 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Watching the k-drama Fireworks. I think it's listed as a romance comedy but it's more serious romance. Yes, another absurdly improbable love triangle/pentagon/etc. The translation is a bit weird. Men and women are calling each other "fellow" in a sort of derogatory way. They also use the word "aigoo" a lot leaving it untranslated. Up to episode 17. Yeah, I'm hooked.
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#40667 - 08/07/12 12:40 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Godzilla Vs Biollante (on VHS) just cause it's been awhile since I watched it.
Really Biollante does not do much to Godzilla & it's pretty much the Military that actually beat Godzilla (which does not happen too often).

BTW there is a glimmer of hope for this 20 plus year old movie to finally get on Blu-Ray & DVD before the end of 2012. Miramax & Echo Bridge are working on it.

There is also a very slim chance the other Godzilla movie, Godzilla 1985 which is still only on VHS (in the USA) might get a DVD as well.
Echo Bridge employee on Toho Kingdom boards has said that since Anchor Bay had the license at one time, they might be able to get it cheap.
Hopefully that's a go for it!

With the hype for Pacific Rim & Legendary Pictures Godzilla (most likely in 2014) they would be silly not to get a bunch of new DVDs & Blu-Rays ready for Godzilla. Hopefully including non-flipper versions of several of the '90s Godzilla movies (some of which were full-screen), and a version of Godzilla 2000 that does have the Japanese version on it (the only version they have is dub only). Plus it would be nice to get the Japanese version of King Kong Vs Godzilla (but I am not holding my breath).
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#40690 - 08/07/12 09:00 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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#40855 - 08/12/12 12:35 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Did you not love it..?
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#40872 - 08/12/12 08:01 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Gevin]
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Oh, hells yeah! I was just like: "WTF!" I tried not to wrap my head around it too much, and just sat back and enjoyed the ride.
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#41066 - 08/19/12 01:52 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Godzilla Vs Megalon, still super cheesy, super silly, and just plain fun.
They finally let us know (via subs) what the heck the guy was singing in the infamous "Jet Jaguar" song at the end.

Looks pretty good, sounds great (finally stereo), and despite the obvious stock footage from other Godzilla movies it holds up pretty decent.

The funniest part is when Godzilla does what I call "the dropkick of doom" twice. He literally flys feet first about 30' and kicks Megalon while Jet Jaguar is holding him.

Overall I am very glad that Media Blasters at least got to put out the movie on DVD. Even if they don't get to go back & add a bunch of special features it's worth the effort. Though still not sure why it took Toho so darn long to let them release this, since it was supposed to come out in late November/December of last year...
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#41134 - 08/20/12 03:43 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Finished up City Hunter Not a bad series with a few twists along the way.
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#41439 - 08/31/12 12:36 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Sophie's Revenge

This was pretty much just a spur of the moment watch as I seen Zhang Ziyi was in it she plays Sophie. It is a romantic comedy, so it was a little weird seeing her play a comedy character as even in other comedies she is in you don't really see any of the comedy coming from her.

It plays out like a normal revenge romantic comedy, but with a nice little twist at the end. I didn't see it totally coming so that was nice little surprised. If you are a fan of Korean Romantic Comedies I would give it a shot. If you aren't you may want to stay away from it.

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#47439 - 01/23/13 12:42 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Finished up a rewatch of Country Princess recently. Still enjoy that one each time i see it.

Just started getting into Prosecuter Princess. So far it's been pretty good. A nice mix of comedy and drama.
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#48467 - 02/17/13 10:48 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I just watched one of the most hilariously bad movies I have ever seen. I had seen it once before but at that time I had a bit too much to drink and fell asleep so I didn't remember anything specific about it. When I saw it available cheap on Amazon I threw it on another order to get free shipping.

The title of this cinematic treasure is Super Infra-Man (released as Infra-Man in the US), and it comes to us courtesy of the Shaw Brothers of Hong Kong. Apparently Ultra-Man was very successful in Hong Kong so they figured they could mix it up with Kung Fu and get...a spastic train wreck of a movie. Toss in a bizarre English dub that renames all the characters for no reason, makes the film make even less sense than it already did (my copy has the original Mandarin version as well) and, in one scene, actually forgets to dub several lines of dialog.

The film begins with a family driving along who suddenly see a monster. They stop, the monster disappears, then a huge crack appears in the road and swallows the car with Dad in it (Mom and the kids get out). Next we get a scene with people running around some cardboard buildings which are on fire. These two scenes are meant to represent that monsters are attacking all over the world and killing millions. Professor Cheng (Liu in the Chinese version) arrives at the Science Center to find a throng of reporters asking him what's going on; having no answers, he blows them off and goes inside, where he receives a transmission from the evil Princess Dragon Mom (Elzebub in the Chinese), who demands (surprise!) that mankind surrender. When she is refused, she, her flabby assistant SheDemon (WitchEye), a bunch of expendable minions in skeleton suits (called "skeletons" in the original, called "hey you" in the dub) and some mutant monsters (who have names in the original but are also just referred to as "you" in the dub, even though the original US version had a scene in the credits giving them all new names) attack the Science Center where the Professor is operating on Rei Ma to turn him into Infra-man, because only a superhero can save the earth now.

According to the Wikipedia page on this crap, several prominent critics gave this good reviews, which boggles my mind. Don't get me wrong, the movie is entertaining if, like me, you like bad films (or if you're a five-year-old). Some Japanese companies helped with sets and costumes. I will say, most of the sets are pretty good. The costumes are another matter, particularly the ones for the monsters, which would embarass a fifth-grader going trick-or-treating. There are also some incredibly stupid things in this movie. For example, early on the bad guys capture one of the Science Center guys and brainwash him, then send him back. Based on his behavior he could have a sign on his chest saying "I've been brainwashed" but even though Rei Ma is suspicious and someone is told to watch him, he is allowed to move freely about so he can steal the plans for Infra-Man. Man, even Killers From Space* wasn't that stupid. Then there's the sound effects. Whenever there's a fight scene, the punches and karate chops are made to sound like car doors slamming-even when they don't land. There were scenes where I actually wondered if the foley guys were watching the film when they did their work. The special effects are lame as well. Every time Rei Ma transforms, he suddenly seems to teleport to where he stands in front of a blue backdrop. I actually wonder if they intended to use a blue-screen process then forgot to finish it by matting in the proper background. After this we get a shot of Infra-Man lying on a (clearly visible) glass table to simulate flight, even though he has nowhere to go as the enemy is right in front of him. He also has a number of super powers with varying degrees of silliness. The one I like is his special kick move, which he has to charge up by doing (at least three) back flips. Then rockets shoot out of his heels, but instead of sending him flying backwards as the laws of physics would indicate, he flies toward his enemy and blows them up. One of the great moments in the English dub-a Moment of Zen, if you will-is where the Professor tells Rei Ma he will give Infra-Man Thunder Ball Fists; Rei Ma replies "I can have such a thing?".

Needless to say, good triumphs over evil in the end, but not before one final bit of stupidity from Our Hero. Facing the evil Dragon Mom in her Dragon form (another silly costume), Infra-Man uses the Deadly Light Blades installed in his Flashing Thunder Fists to cut her head off, only to have it grow back. So he cuts it off again, and it grows back again, and again...five times he has to do this before he gets the drift and uses his Thunder Ball Fists (come on, do you think they would make a big deal about them and not use them?).

If you like movies that are insanely bad, then you should definitely check this one out. The DVD also includes a metric ton of trailers; unfortunately, most are in Chinese with no subtitles. There is also an interview with the director but that is a .pdf and you'll need to stick the disc in your computer to read it.

*In Killers From Space a nuclear scientist dies in a plane crash and is resurrected and brainwashed by aliens. When he shows up at the base with no memory and a scar on his chest, he is first confined to the hospital and then sent home, as he is regarded as a security risk. Mind you, this does not stop him from stealing the data, but at least they try (if you've never seen this piece of cowflop, know that it is one of the worst sci-fi movies ever-if you must see for yourself I recommend the Film Crew version).
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#48489 - 02/18/13 10:02 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: oldcharlie55]
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Excellent review oldcharlie55.
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#49246 - 03/07/13 11:17 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I agree with kiku. That was a great review. It's movies like those that makes me wish MST3K was still around.
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#49252 - 03/08/13 12:00 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: sevi]
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I remember when that show first started. I used to sit up till the wee hours of the morning watching it.
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#49461 - 03/12/13 01:26 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I recently watched the K-Horror film "Bestseller" on Amazon Instant video. It was pretty standard Asian horror in my book with a few twists thrown in to keep it from being completely predictable. Quite honestly I'm surprised no one has decided to remake this in America. Not because it was good, but because it fits into the genre the way everything else they've remade so far has.
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#49476 - 03/12/13 10:27 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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America has really gone more to the gory side since the days of The Ring being a big hit in America. I doubt such a title would do any where as good now a days.

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#49504 - 03/12/13 05:50 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Cheap One]
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I follow the horror/gore scene closely so I know enough to know that "torture porn" will go in and out. Found footage is still fairly strong at the moment but is probably on its way out. Plus with all the violence in the media lately I wouldn't be surprised if the PG-13 horror stuff would become more prominent in theaters soon.
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#49570 - 03/14/13 12:14 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I still stand by the opinion that the American Ring film is far more entertaining than the Japanese original (which I find to be quite dull).
On the flip side, I really enjoyed the original Dark Water and can't give a sh** about the remake.
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#49625 - 03/15/13 12:07 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Gevin]
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Originally Posted By: Gevin
I still stand by the opinion that the American Ring film is far more entertaining than the Japanese original (which I find to be quite dull).
On the flip side, I really enjoyed the original Dark Water and can't give a sh** about the remake.

What did you think about the remake of The Grudge?
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#49721 - 03/16/13 11:55 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I like Sam Raimi, so I can find elements to appreciate,.. But I generally don't have a strong opinion of any sort with it.
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#49758 - 03/17/13 11:18 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Gevin]
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Yeah. I mainly went to see it at the theater because it marked Raimi's return to the horror genre. But it didn't really leave much of an impression other than making me want to watch the Evil Dead trilogy again.
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#50439 - 04/03/13 05:37 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Speaking of which, tomorrow is the release of Evil Dead remake!
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#50475 - 04/03/13 10:38 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Gevin]
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I know. So awesome. They would never get away with doing a remake of Dead Alive the unrated version though. Or Peter Jackson's other early NZ titles like Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles.
To be honest, I was worried about the remake until I saw they had Bruce Campbell's seal of approval. I still haven't lived down the utter crap that Cabin in the Woods was.
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#50649 - 04/07/13 11:08 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Just finished RightStuf live action label's "Finding Mr. Destiny"

It is your normal Korean Romantic Comedy. It was enjoyable and had all the things you expect from the genre even down to the ending. If you are a fan of this type of film then I would at least give it a watch.

Good to see 5 Point filling in the Korean film gap.

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#50749 - 04/09/13 05:06 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Sevi: Meet The Feebles: Do we even want a remake of this? Haha. Not a bad film to introduce people for the wacky factor, but I think it pretty much did what it set to to do the first time around. That said, I certainly wouldn't mind a BD release of any of Peter Jackson's classics.
Dead Alive is absolutely a zombie favorite. It just gets everything right.
Bad Taste, much like Meet The Feebles, I like to thing is better served for having the goofy rubber prosthetic masks & backyard special effects. All, in my opinion, were quite impressive, given the assumed budget & experience on hand.

Most recent watch for me was House. A very goofy/silly Japanese horror/comedy that is simply utterly insane. Be careful of the trailer, it has just the slightest bit of nudity.


You will either enjoy the movie for being wild & crazy weird or you will find it to be a horrid & stupid mess. If you like the concept of a silly horror film, enjoy the trailer, but want something a bit more promising: I 100% recommend and hold in very high regard Takashi Miike's Happiness of the Katakuris.
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#50752 - 04/09/13 05:44 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Gevin]
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I think I just blew a fuse! I don't know which one of those vids blew my mind more.
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#51939 - 05/13/13 10:20 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Detroit Metal City

Go to DMC! Go to DMC! Suffice it to say, it was a real treat to see the transfer to live action. What a riot. They did a surprisingly good job. Kenichi Matsuyama was outstanding. His duel with Gene Simmons has to be seen to be believed.
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#55100 - 07/22/13 01:59 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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This Girl Is Badass

Tongue in cheek Thai humor, mixed with great action; kinda hard to wrap my head around... but I loved it.
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#55735 - 08/04/13 09:58 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I just watched the Black Rat.

It was a pretty interesting little revenge horror movie the penalty games were interesting twist.

I think i need some kinda therapy i thought the girl in the rat mask was adorable lol
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#56077 - 08/13/13 11:45 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Zombie A??: Toilet Of The Dead

Quite possibly one of the most idiotic things ever put to film... yet, there was some hidden genius satire in it as well. Begrudgingly, it's a keeper.
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#56163 - 08/13/13 10:28 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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The Great Horror Family
An interesting 13-episode Dark Comedy series about a family (the Imawanos) who move into a house that's in the middle of a spiritual nexus [in other words lots of things that go bump in the night]. The main characters consist of Osamu, the occult obsessed father who is the only one who can't see spirits; Yuko, the somewhat flaky mother; Kyoko, the teenaged sister who thinks she's too rational to believe in spirits; and Kiyoshi, the 22-year old son who is charged with saving his family from impending doom. There's also Asami, the ghost who resides in Kiyoshi's room; the Grandparents-- the Grandfather dies in the first episode and stays in a sealed room in the house; a Buddhist exorcist; Japanese men in black; a bizarre occult store owner and her Goth Lolita daughter and tons of other weird stuff. It's a short series that doesn't take itself seriously and is very easy to follow. If you're into dark comedy it's definitely worth checking out. If you're expecting straight horror though this isn't it.
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#56429 - 08/22/13 02:30 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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A friend of mine recently emailed me about a trio of Korean films that sounded interesting, so I decided to see if I could get them through the library system (being in difficult financial straits I'm on a kind of self-imposed buying moratorium) and was able to get all 3 and watch them.

First I watched R Point (which I believe was recently re-released as Ghosts of War). The title refers to a fictional location in Vietnam which has been used as a staging area for military operations several times, with disastrous results. The film takes place in 1972. Six months prior to the action of the film, a Korean patrol code-named Donkey-30 was sent to R Point; when recovery is made, the only survivor is the commander who has been horribly disfigured. He insists his entire patrol was killed by something that was not the Viet Cong, but will not say anymore; in spite of this headquarters keeps getting radio messages from the patrol pleading for someone to save them and saying "we're all going to die". Finally, headquarters decides to send another patrol in to get to the bottom of whatever happened. A nine-man patrol of stereotypes heads out, first encountering and defeating a Viet Cong woman with a machine gun, then finding a stone which bears an inscription telling how the Chinese attacked some Vietnamese there and slaughtered them; now a temple has been built there, where they find incense burning. Arriving at R Point where they set up in a large ruin which was once a colonial French mansion. At this point, one might think this would just be some kind of cheesy gorefest, but it is anything but. There are some gory scenes, but the horror is exclusively psychological and is very creepily done. (And, yes, there is a Creepy Girl With Long Black Hair-no Asian horror film should leave home without one.) Mention must also be made of the soundtrack; both the music and the sound effects do an excellent job of enhancing the creepy mood of the film. I highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for a good scare. It is available on DVD and BD from Tartan Asia Extreme.

Next I watched Woochi, a big-budget special-effects heavy fantasy/comedy about Jeon Woo Chi (given as Jun Woochi in the subtitles), a rambunctious, skirt-chasing, trouble-making wannabe Tao master. The film starts in ancient times, where monsters have been accidentally released into the human world. Three priests try to get them and the flute which controls them back with the help of Hwadam, only to run into Woochi who's own master has sent him to get the flute. The two Tao masters meet snd the flute is split in two, with each taking one part. Unfortunately, Hwadam is soon possesed by a demon; while Woochi is off escorting a young widow home (and hitting on her) Hwadam murders Woochi's master and frames Woochi for the crime. The three priests decide to seal Woochi and his sidekick Chorangyi in scrolls; unfortunately Woochi takes part of the flute with him. Fast forward to modern day Korea, where monsters are again on the loose, disguised as humans. The three priests are still around, and, believing Hwadam to be dead, they decide they have no choice but to release Woochi and Chorangyi to help them capture the monsters. Woochi has his own agenda-he is searching for an artifact that will help him become a Tao master, and he also pursues a woman who looks just like the widow he fell for in ancient times. Then the evil Hwadam shows up, and things get really crazy. Some of the plot elements seem contrived, but then this is not a film to be taken too seriously as it is clearly intended to be comedic. The special effects are quite good, with characters flying around and throwing cars at each other (shades of Project A-Ko). The only real complaint I have with this film-and it's a small one-is that it kind of goes on a bit too long (the case gives the runtime as 115 minutes, but it's actually 135 minutes). All in all, Woochi is a fun film that's definitely worth a look for fans of Asian fantasy film. It is available from Shout Factory.

Lastly, I watched The Thieves, an excellent crime/caper film. The plot concerns a plan to steal a huge diamond called "The Tears of the Sun" from it's owner, a reclusive Hong Kong gangster named Wei Hong, who stole it from a Tokyo exhibition and gave it to his mistress. The plan is developed by a thief named Macau Park, who assembles two "crews"-one from Korea that includes his former partner Popie and female safe-cracker Pepsee (who Park split from after an incident during an attempted robbery), along with trashy wire-walker Yenicall, old lady Chewingum and assistant Zambano, and a Chinese team which includes veteran thief Chen and Julie, the daughter of a professional safecracker, among others. Almost everyone in both crews has their own agenda, so things don't go quite as planned. One of the interesting things about this film is that it not only deals with the heist itself, but the aftermath, as the heist actually takes place 2/3 of the way into the film. You might need a scorecard to keep track of all the double-dealing going on here, and then there's Wei Hong and his gang and the police as well. According to Wikipedia this is currently the second highest grossing movie in Korean film history, and I can see why. Highly recommended. This is available on DVD and BD from WellGo USA.
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#56535 - 08/24/13 07:28 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I just finished up MULAN: RISE OF A WARRIOR, The Movie was pretty good
and I thought Funimation did a real good Job with the English Dub.

If this is an example of the quality of their English Dubís with Live Action Movies these days,
I think Iíll have to start buying more of them.

Oh and it co-starred Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chanís Son
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#56536 - 08/24/13 07:33 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Originally Posted By: kiku
I think I just blew a fuse! I don't know which one of those vids blew my mind more.

OMG shocked ... WTF was that crazy !!?
That's some wacky stuff there boy.......
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#59463 - 11/01/13 10:35 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Oldboy (2003 film)

That was pretty insane. I read the manga beforehand to prepare myself, but it didn't really matter because the movie is entirely different beyond the basic premise and a few key details. Excellent fight scenes (THAT HAMMER) and good acting all around. I definitely wasn't expecting the "secret" to be somehow more convoluted than the manga's "secret". I didn't like one over the other, but I liked certain parts of each more than the other. Definitely worth seeing.

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#59962 - 11/12/13 08:48 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Loved the original Old Boy film & I'm anxious to check out the new American remake.
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#59995 - 11/13/13 02:46 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Blood The Last Vampire

It really surprised me. Despite being produced by Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon producer Bill Kong, I feared it would be just another wire-fighting affair. No no no, it was awesome! I would recommend it to any fan of the Blood franchise.
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#65332 - 02/25/14 12:29 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Faith aka The Great Doctor

Started streaming this last night on Netflix. So far it is a good K-RomCom where a general from the 1300s of Korean history who is in charge of protecting the prince and princess. Well low and behold the princess gets hurt and he has to go into the "door of heaven" which turns out to be a time machine to modern day South Korea to the city of Gangnam. Where he meets a pretty cute female plastic surgeon who he decides to take back in time to save the princess from her wounds from the attack.

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#65386 - 02/26/14 11:43 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: Cheap One]
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Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Faith aka The Great Doctor

Started streaming this last night on Netflix. So far it is a good K-RomCom where a general from the 1300s of Korean history who is in charge of protecting the prince and princess. Well low and behold the princess gets hurt and he has to go into the "door of heaven" which turns out to be a time machine to modern day South Korea to the city of Gangnam. Where he meets a pretty cute female plastic surgeon who he decides to take back in time to save the princess from her wounds from the attack.


This sounds interesting. Do you know how many episodes it is, or if it's ongoing? I'll have to check to see if it's on DramaFever.
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#65387 - 02/26/14 12:03 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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It's finished, I believe the only legal places streaming with English subs is Netflix and Hulu at least according to Wiki. As I did a search for a legal DVD/Blu-ray of it and found out there is only foreign copys.

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#66127 - 03/14/14 03:47 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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I just saw > Ultra Q DVD Complete Series (S) LiveAction < in the Rightstuf News Letter

My grandsons and I are also watching my copy of > ULTRA MAN < ( Ultra Q ) it may not be the same Series,
but we just watched an episode with the Creature that's on the Cover of the one listed at Rightstuf.
And of course the one I have is based around the Science Patrol

I think I like my Copy better, itís the original 1960ís Ultra Q dubbed into English as Ultra Man.
The Title Opening ( visuals ) is the Japanese one ( if you turn on subtitles it even says Ultra Q )
the Opening Song does switch out from English to Japanese every other episode or so ( like it does in Teen Titans )
And if you turn on Subtitles for the Opening Song you see that the Original Japanese Lyrics are far different than the English ones.

One thing I didn't know when I first got it, untill I started watching it is all of the bits that were edited out for broadcast in the US
whether for time or other reasons ( like in one episode they edited out the Tea Ceremony ) are back in, and in Japanese with English subtitles,
and itís pretty seamless, sometimes an originally edited out Scene goes on for minutes and sometimes it just seconds.
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#67238 - 04/08/14 06:27 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Lust Of The Dead 1 - 3

Bad CG, bad acting, and buckets of blood! The hallmarks of Japanese B movie trash. Lust Of The Dead was rife with crass religious allegory and twisted pychosexual postulationÖ

Ö

Öloved it!
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#67258 - 04/08/14 11:54 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Just finished watching Smuggler and it was everything I was hoping for and more.
They really managed to bring the characters from the manga to life on screen. Although they modified the storyline in a few places it stayed true to the original. And they went above and beyond with Kinuta's torture scene. So just be warned that it's not for the squeamish. Also, unlike in the manga, there is a brief scene where one of the male characters (Viscera) starts making out with another male character (Zhang). It is interspersed with a scene of 2 drugged up girls kissing/ fondling each other. But I know some guys get squicked by the idea of guy on guy kissing (even if it does last only about a minute).
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#67600 - 04/16/14 03:41 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Parasite Doctor Suzune Genisis

Parasite Doctor Suzune Evolution

Kantetsu (frog) stole the show. I read somewhere that the manga (H) is pretty good.
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#67611 - 04/16/14 05:50 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Project H is the english publisher and RightStuf sales vol 1 & 2. The cover girl isn't my cup of tea so I never got it.

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#68238 - 04/29/14 11:03 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Just in case you were wondering, yes I am still alive & kicking.
Just have been busy with moving back to parents house for a month.
Until the new apartment I found (and got accepted for) is ready on June 5.
Two days after my 43rd B-Day...

Boy does time fly or what?
I didn't realize that I had been living there for about 5 years.
You do collect a lot of stuff when you live in a place for a long time.
I ended up throwing away or donating some stuff that I really didn't need.

BTW BWBoddy Ultra Q is like a cross between The Outer Limits, a typical Kaiju movie, and the X-Files.
It led to the more popular Ultraman series.
Not 100% sure if these releases are legit or not.
There was a big mess with Ultraman a few years back (look it up).
So unless it says "officially licensed by Tsuburaya Productions" I would probably avoid it.

Anyhow, I started on my re-watch of as many Godzilla movies as I can watch before May 16 & Godzilla (2014).

Up through King Kong vs Godzilla.
Trying to do an objective & non-biased review of each one.
Taking notes as I go.

BTW anybody deal with garnishment or bankruptcy?
Please PM me if you have.
Can't go into details here, but not sure what to do.
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#68241 - 04/29/14 11:09 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: EricDent]
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Wishing you the best EricDent. Hope your move into the new apartment goes smoothly.
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#68242 - 04/30/14 12:01 AM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Thanks Kiku!
Never mind that garnishment/bankruptcy thing.
Looks like unless I owe the government $, or child support/alimony, they can't take a dime.
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#68374 - 05/03/14 01:57 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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So I watched the live-action Space Battleship Yamato.
The dub version by Giant Ape (part of Funimation now).

It was pretty good.
Really condensed version of the Iscandar part of the anime.
With some changes of course.

Pros:
Ship looked exactly like the Yamato should.
Space battles were pretty good.
Wave Motion gun was awesome.
Characters acted like they should (for the most part).

Cons:
Gamilons weren't human looking.
Yuki (Nova in the Star Blazers version) wasn't blonde & she wasn't a nurse but a pilot.
Anylzer was a small device the robot version does make a brief appearance.
Dr. Sato (who was a drunk old guy in Star Blazers) was a woman (still drank).
The ending didn't leave any sort of room for a sequel...
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#68377 - 05/03/14 03:47 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: EricDent]
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Originally Posted By: EricDent
So I watched the live-action Space Battleship Yamato.
The dub version by Giant Ape (part of Funimation now).

It was pretty good.
Really condensed version of the Iscandar part of the anime.
With some changes of course.

Pros:
Ship looked exactly like the Yamato should.
Space battles were pretty good.
Wave Motion gun was awesome.
Characters acted like they should (for the most part).

Cons:
Gamilons weren't human looking.
Yuki (Nova in the Star Blazers version) wasn't blonde & she wasn't a nurse but a pilot.
Anylzer was a small device the robot version does make a brief appearance.
Dr. Sato (who was a drunk old guy in Star Blazers) was a woman (still drank).
The ending didn't leave any sort of room for a sequel...

I recently got and watched the live-action Space Battleship Yamato,
I liked the Ship, but overall it was meh for me, but I'm clad I bought it and watched it.

They got "Battlizer" in Cosmos Warrior Zero, I'm watching that one right now
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#68416 - 05/04/14 07:43 PM Re: What did you just watch (live action)? [Re: kiku]
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Now back to the Godzilla-O-Thon.
Up through Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, which is where Godzilla turns into a good guy.

BTW a co-worker at Fry's is also really into Godzilla & Gamera movies.
We are going to see Godzilla (2014) on the Thursday it comes out @ 7:30.
Might have more people going as well.
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