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Favourite Japanese/Korean Films?

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Initial post: 6 Jan 2012 17:06:31 GMT
Three of mine are:

1. Oldboy
2. Zatoichi
3. Ichi The Killer

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 20:10:30 GMT
D Danson says:
20 from my collection. All great films. In no particular order (couldn't make my mind up) -
1. Love Exposure
2. Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
3. Lady Vengeance
4. Oldboy
5. Joint Security Area
6. Thirst
7. The Chaser
8. Memories Of Murder
9. I Saw The Devil
10. Ichi The Killer
11. Mother
12. The Man From Nowhere
13. Fish Story
14. Oasis
15. Three Extremes
16. The Host
17. Cold Fish
18. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring
19. A Bittersweet Life
20. Audition

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 20:31:16 GMT
J.Yasimoto says:
Good to see the little mentioned Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring. Beautiful film.

I would add Grave of the Fireflies to the list. The saddest animated film I've ever seen.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 20:58:36 GMT
Anita says:

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 20:54:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2012 20:55:51 GMT
Setzer Fan says:
1. Death Note
2. The Road Home
3. Death Note - The Last Name
4. Musa The Warrior.
5. An Empress and the Warriors
6. Battle of Wits.
7. The Host.
8. Mulan - Legendary Warrior.
9. A Frozen Flower.
10. Red Cliff.

The first four on the list being great films...the rest are Good.

Posted on 5 Feb 2012 01:39:01 GMT
itchi the killer, battle royale, arahan, old boy, versus, happiness of the katakuris, infernal affairs, fatal move, zatoichi (not in order). kagemusha is rubbish. didn't get it at all.

Posted on 16 Feb 2012 18:32:14 GMT
J. J. Green says:
My favourite Korean films:
- Barking Dogs Never Bite
- My Sassy Girl
- Memories of Murder
- The ESP couple
- The Host

Posted on 29 Feb 2012 17:29:39 GMT
The Brothers is one of the best films I have ever seen. It's a war film, and shows how two brothers who are shoemakers change as the war progresses. It was very moving, and had me intears, and the war scenes were better than Saving Private Ryan

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 06:46:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Mar 2012 06:48:59 GMT

Audition (Audition (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2001])

Tampopo (Tampopo [DVD] [1986] [US Import])

Save the Green Planet (Save The Green Planet [DVD] [2003])

Early Summer (Early Summer (Blu-ray + DVD) [1951])

Ikiru (Ikiru [DVD])

Posted on 5 Mar 2012 22:27:48 GMT
favourite Japanese movies:

battle royales - a must watch
death note collection - awesome films
gantz 1 n 2 - awesome adaptation
kaiji - ultimate gambler
like a dragon - perfect if you've played yakuza
Detroit metal city - very funny
Tokyo godfathers - awesome anime - very touching
versus - awesome action
crows zero - pure brutality
osaka tough guys - very funny

favourite Korean movies:

the good, the bad and the weird - one of the funniest films ever!
memories of murder - good film, kinda of bleak in a good way
the chaser - messed up and very awesome

Posted on 31 Mar 2012 02:42:03 BDT
There are so many, it changes all the time, but a few are
Old boy
A tale of two sisters
The happiness of the Katakuris
Black kiss
Robo geisha
Death note

Posted on 4 Apr 2012 16:25:15 BDT
G. Blood says:
here's some of mine.......

a tale of two sisters
three extremes
ichi the killer
spring,summer,autumn,winter.......and spring
lady vengeance

.......and many more i could think of.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 10:31:16 BDT
Roger Kenny says:
If you liked the Chaser, check out The Yellow sea, same director and same lead, even better movie, quite brutal though, I saw the devil is another good one also a bit brutal, and finally bedeviled, has the same female lead as chaser, again quite brutal, enjoy

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 17:48:38 BDT
Fiona says:
Anyone seen that one where Japanese man ends up working as an undertaker? It was on Film 4 not so long ago. That off the wall, beautifully filmed, interesting, touching and quite funny in places.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 08:22:42 BDT
A. Lohse says:
Suicide Circle
Flowers of Flesh and Blood
Happiness of the Katakuris
Tokyo Gore Police

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 21:50:51 BDT
T. Glodowski says:
Best recent anime movie in years:


I second Oldboy and any of those Revenge flicks. Esp, I Saw the Devil, sense of humor is so dark init.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 22:50:19 BDT
kuium says:
how is 3-iron not mentioned??

let alone any of lee-chang-dong films such as:

peppermint candy
green fish

Posted on 13 Apr 2012 21:23:37 BDT
Mr. W. Smith says:
ichi the killer
a snake of june
13 assassins
memories of matsuko
tokyo gore police
meatball machine
sympathy for mr vengeance
a lonely cow weeps at dawn
the isle
a bittersweet life
s&m hunter
peppermint candy
i saw the devil
secret sunshine
graveyard of honour
living hell
evil dead trap

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 21:25:07 BDT
Mr. W. Smith says:

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 00:56:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Apr 2012 13:31:53 BDT
I'm not the biggest fan of Korean/Japanese cinema but here are a few of my favourites...

Lady Snowblood - blizzard from the netherworld
The Returner
Legend of the Shadowless Sword
Fighter in the Wind

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2012 09:04:14 BDT
Fiona says:
That's the one! About a guy who ends up working for a funeral director. It's a great film.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2012 16:40:26 BDT
LostGirl says:
I agree. 3 Iron is a brilliant film another example of Kim Ki Duk's exceptional filmaking!

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 17:11:41 BDT
not in any order:
Tokyo Story
Red Cliff
Chungking Express
A Tale of Two Sisters
Farewell My Concubine

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 03:00:56 BDT
C. M. Dixon says:
in no order and just Korean and Japanese Films.

Bittersweet life
Battle Royale
Beast and the Beauty
Whispering Corridors
Memento Mori
Slave Love (100 Days with Mr. Arrogant)
Sisily 2km (To Catch a Virgin Ghost)
Mongjunggi 1&2
Norikos dinner table
Woman in the Dunes
The Hidden Fortress (original)
Memories of Matsuko
Kamikaze Girls
Linda Linda Linda
Turtles Swim Faster Than Expected

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 12:55:18 BDT
Frank Rayner says:
Not in any order of priority:

Old boy
Bad guy
Hana to hebi 1 and 2
Memories of Matsuko
Seven samurai
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