Must Buy Asian Cinema DVD's

A Listmania! list by Lone Reviewer (United Kingdom)
 
Battle Royale - Two Disc Special Edition [DVD] [2001]
1.  Battle Royale - Two Disc Special Edition [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Tatsuya Fujiwara
The list author says:
  "The film that first got me into asian cinema.  It still remains my favourite!"
£11.89   Used & New from: £1.34
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Shiri [2003] [DVD]
2.  Shiri [2003] [DVD] DVD ~ Suk-kyu Han
The list author says:
  "An excellent Korean action movie that has a moving story."
£21.24   Used & New from: £5.45
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Bad Guy [DVD] [2001]
3.  Bad Guy [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Jae-hyeon Jo
The list author says:
  "A different kind of love story.  Kim Ki-Duk is my favourite director and this film shows you why."
£7.31   Used & New from: £0.96
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Infernal Affairs [2004] [DVD]
4.  Infernal Affairs [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ Andy Lau
The list author says:
  "The first and still the best.  With stars like Andy Lau and Tony Leung you can't go wrong."
£7.26   Used & New from: £0.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Oldboy [DVD] [2003]
5.  Oldboy [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Choi Min-Sik
The list author says:
  "At the end of the film I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.  You have to watch this!"
£12.90   Used & New from: £1.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

Full Time Killer [DVD] [2001]
6.  Full Time Killer [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Andy Lau
The list author says:
  "It's Andy Lau again in a must see action movie.  The style and music in the movie just made want to watch it again and again."
£7.00   Used & New from: £3.73
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ichi the Killer - 3 Disc Special Collectors Box [DVD]
7.  Ichi the Killer - 3 Disc Special Collectors Box [DVD] DVD ~ Tadanobu Asano
The list author says:
  "It wouldn't be asian cinema without Takeshi Miike and this is his best work."
£35.62   Used & New from: £3.28
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Casshern - Limited Metal DVD Box Edition
8.  Casshern - Limited Metal DVD Box Edition DVD ~ Yesuke Iseya
The list author says:
  "With outstanding CGI and fight scenes you can't beat it; even if you can't understand the plot."
£4.98   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Into The Mirror (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
9.  Into The Mirror (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Ji-Tae Yu
The list author says:
  "Half horror and half crime thriller, it keeps you glued from beginning to end."
£3.99   Used & New from: £2.15
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Public Enemy [2002] [DVD]
10.  Public Enemy [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Sul Kyung-Gu
The list author says:
  "It's Dirty Harry Korean style.  At times it can be light hearted and at others a tense thriller."
£12.90   Used & New from: £0.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Princess Blade [DVD] [2001]
11.  Princess Blade [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Yumiko Shaku
The list author says:
  "The fight scenes are fueled by emotion and has a great story.  An underrated gem of a movie."
£3.80   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Returner [DVD] [2004]
12.  Returner [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Takeshi Kaneshiro
The list author says:
  "Filled with special effects and great slow-mo action it's like a Hollywood Sci-Fi action movie but not as we know it."
£10.00   Used & New from: £0.38
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Zatoichi (2 disc Collector's Edition) [DVD]
13.  Zatoichi (2 disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano
The list author says:
  "Beat Takeshi's films are always of high quality and this is no different.  A tap dancing, light hearted Samurai film.  I urge you to take look at Beat Takeshi's other movies."
£34.99   Used & New from: £0.65
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Azumi [DVD]
14.  Azumi [DVD] DVD ~ Aya Ueto
The list author says:
  "Kitamura has managed to take all the action from his film Versus and combine it with a great story."
£9.95   Used & New from: £0.44
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Freezer [DVD] [2000]
15.  Freezer [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Harumi Inoue
The list author says:
  "The second Asia Exteme Film I watched.  A dark and disturbing story of rape and revenge."
£9.48   Used & New from: £2.36
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring [DVD] [2004]
16.  Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Oh Young-Su
The list author says:
  "Kim Ki-Duk again and taking a different direction from his other films.  An artistic film of sheer beauty."
£8.14   Used & New from: £4.61
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Once Upon A Time In China Trilogy [DVD]
17.  Once Upon A Time In China Trilogy [DVD] DVD ~ Jet Li
The list author says:
  "The word epic was created for these movies.  Jet Li's and Tsui Hark's best work."
£16.99   Used & New from: £4.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Eye [DVD]
18.  The Eye [DVD] DVD ~ Angelica Lee
The list author says:
  "I had to put a few horror movies in the list.  The calligraphy lesson was the first time ever since I was young that I was spooked out beyond belief."
£2.62   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Natural City [DVD]
19.  Natural City [DVD] DVD ~ Yoo Jie-tae
The list author says:
  "I liked this movie.  A bit slow for a sci-fi action but it had great special effects and a fairly moving ending."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.09
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001]
20.  Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ryo Ishibashi
The list author says:
  "Takeshi Miike again.  A film with two halfs; a love story the first half and horror the second.  I wanted to throw up after watching a scene in this."
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.60
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bangkok Dangerous [2002] [DVD]
21.  Bangkok Dangerous [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Pawarith Monkolpisit
The list author says:
  "A stylish tragic action movie.  Reminds me of Romeo and Julliet."
£7.40   Used & New from: £0.34
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002]
22.  Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Kang-ho Song
The list author says:
  "The movie that came before Old Boy.  Disturbing stuff.  I still don't know who to sympathise for."
£5.27   Used & New from: £0.14
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Dark Water [2003] [DVD]
23.  Dark Water [2003] [DVD] DVD ~ Hitomi Kuroki
The list author says:
  "Better than his Ring movies in my opinion.  A mature Japanese horror  story."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.34
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Grudge [DVD]
24.  The Grudge [DVD] DVD ~ Megumi Okina
The list author says:
  "The american version is just as good as the Japanese.  Watch it alone at night and you'll be scared stiff."
£2.70   Used & New from: £0.33
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Lost in Translation [DVD] [2004]
25.  Lost in Translation [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Bill Murray
The list author says:
  "Ok its not technically an Asian movie but it's set in Japan. This is my favourite movie of all time. I've watched the DVD so many times. Bill Murray's performance is the best I've ever seen."
£3.22   Used & New from: £0.34
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list  
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Lone Reviewer (United Kingdom)
Qualifications: DVD Collector
Last updated: 12/04/2006
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Films I own, and you should too! Films I own, and you should too!

Films I own, and you should too!: A list of 25 items by S. Jackson "psychosteve666"

MY FAVOURITE HONG KONG FILMS MY FAVOURITE HONG KONG FILMS

MY FAVOURITE HONG KONG FILMS: A list of 18 items by Amazon Customer

Just a list of movies that should be watched Just a list of movies that should be watched

Just a list of movies that should be watched: A list of 8 items by Andrew Butler

My favourite korean films
My favourite korean films: A list of 8 items by Abraham21 "ajfernandez2001"

Quality Films Continued Quality Films Continued

Quality Films Continued: A list of 18 items by C. Collier "LLCJ 112"