Any good Japanese movies to watch?

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  1. marillion

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    ^^ That movie sounds pretty good. I will have to check it out!

    My recommendation is: "The Princess Blade"... Fantastic movie.. Really nice FX and a good story.
     
  2. Leroy

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    Anime stuff is just as legit Japanese cinema as the live action stuff if not more so. The reason the Japanese went for more animation than live action was because they don't have a Hollywood type industry to fall back on so they went the animation route. With anime you get plenty of robots too so it's win win.

    As for live action Japanese movies I like the various Kaiju movies like Godzilla and what not. I am also very fond of Kurosawa's films.
     
  3. Sephiroth

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    if you want a good monster flick, id recommend Zeiram & Zeiram 2 the anime miniseries is pretty good, too, don't pupu anime just because it's a different visual media
     
  4. LitmusDragon

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    I'm a big Kurosawa nut. Just got into his stuff in the past year or so, he's made some great movies.

    This is a great thread for movie suggestion. I'll be checking a lot of these out.
     
  5. Forbin

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    He's made some of the greatEST movies!
     
  6. ReadyAndWilling

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    oh so it's not out yet?

    the only movie called 'the time traveler' i could find was an anime movie.
     
  7. ReadyAndWilling

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    i've got no issue with anime, but i'd just prefer to see some live action in the mix.
     
  8. timothy

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    damn you beat me to it, I was going to mention Hidden Fortress :bolian: fantastic movie.
     
  9. ReadyAndWilling

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    is this it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Fortress
     
  10. zakkrusz

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    My list of good Japanese live action I've seen is pretty short. Doubly so if you wanted to limit it to sci-fi/fantasy.

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  11. The Laughing Vulcan

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    You really have to get used to the concept of importing when it comes to Japanese cinema, I'm in the UK, and depending on the release, I've movies from Region 2, Region 1, Region 4, and Region 3.

    One of the best labels for independent Japanese (and Korean) cinema is a UK one, Third Window Films, and they have a lot of fans in the US who import from here. You'll need a DVD player that is PAL compatible though.
     
  12. Forbin

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    I saw "Hidden Fortress" recently and I agree - fantastic.

    A couple of other very good Samurai films I saw recently are "Revenge" and "13 Assassins."
     
  13. Set Harth

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    Me too. The catalyst was a TCM marathon coinciding with what would have been his 100th birthday.

    ( And my mentally willing Yojimbo to appear in the free On Demand menu, the only time I've been able to pull something like that off. :D)
     
  14. Delsaber

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    Everything I was going to suggest has been suggested already, so I'll just throw in Blind Swordsman Zatoichi and call it a day.

    ...oh wait, there are literally dozens of Zatoichi movies. :D I dunno, start with the first two and then cherry-pick or skip to the big one that actually got a theatrical release on this side of the pond in 2003.
     
  15. timothy

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    yep. :bolian::bolian::bolian::bolian:
     
  16. ReadyAndWilling

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    is this the right one?
     
  17. ReadyAndWilling

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    ok, cool thanks.

    are there any others live action japanese movies i could check out? even if they aren't sci-fiction?
     
  18. ReadyAndWilling

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    so these are the decent movies? i just saw the trailers and thought they look kinda weird?
     
  19. ReadyAndWilling

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    bump
     
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