there's a thread up at >>1358, but i like takeshi kitano's films a lot, stuff like hana-mi
That thread is about what East Asian movies sushibois have seen recently. I specifically want to know what everyone's favorite Japanese movie of all time is.
Sorry fellow roll, was just providing the link that >>132
was talking about.
Since you didn't list it, have you seen Ran, also by Kurosawa? Another really great film, starring Tatsuya Nakadai (who appears in several of Kurosawa's works), is Harakiri (1962). It's absolutely beautifully constructed, and remains one of my favourite films.
All About Lily Chou-Chou and the End of Evangelion. Haven't seen much in the way of Japanese films but those two are my tops for sure
Eureka is probably my most favorite. Many memorable scenes: one in a beach, foreshore and Jim O'Rourke Eureka begins to play, the trumpets made me tremulous; I turned up the volume. >>164
I love both of yours. Akira is definitely similar to EoE.
I loved the soundtrack by GONTITI in this one
>decide to watch Kitano's Hana-bi during a flight
>almost cry in public
My favorite movie of all time is Tampopo
It is very comfy>>135
The movies by Kore-eda are also great. Have you seen 'Our Lttle Sister'?>>201
I cry every time I watch it
Tampopo was an absolute treat. Thank you so much for the recommendation sushi!
A movie I was pleasantly surprised by was Wood Job, i was expecting something typically cheesy but it actually had a lot of charm. Definitely a comfy dive into the Japanese countryside.
Just watched wood job.
It's very well filmed and the story is pretty nice.
I thought it was really well done, but it left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. As other people have said, the soundtrack was excellent also.
I really enjoyed unagi, although it left me with a lot of mixed feelings. Kinda like the real world I guess.
Ikiru is one of my all time favorites. I'll make sure to check out some of the others in this thread as well.
I thought it was alright, it's like 4 hours though.
Maybe you guys can help me, there's this one Japanese movie that's supposed to be pretty well known.
It's a live-action comedy where the characters and story is very dragon-quest-ish.
I've seen some webm's of it and I heard some people call it "the monty python and the holy grail of japan".
It's not a movie, rather a tv series but maybe you mean The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King's Castle?
I see webms of the poisoned knife scene all the time.
Oh man I love the Lily Arabesque.
I never finished the film because it got too heavy for me and I tapped out but it had some incredible music.
I actually went and looked at lilyholic and it's still running, mostly spambots but the odd human post too.http://www.lily-chou-chou.jp/holic/bbs/
+1 to The Hidden Fortress, it's really funny.
I've seen just a handful of them, my favourites so far are Aku no Kyōten and Love Letter.
Could you recommend something nice in mid-90's to mid-00's range? Thanks.
I've always seen lots of love for Lily Chou Chou, but in my case it's more of a love/hate thing. I really don't like the way the exposition is done during the first 30 or so minutes of the movie, but I like the themes the movie touches upon. I always feels empty when it ends, because I would've liked to know more about the characters.
Audition (1999 film) is so overrated
Tokyo story is my favourite film. I love everything by ozu, I dont think any other director even comes close to his mastery of cinematography. If you haven't seen any films by him, I can't recommend them enough. Be warned though, they are very slow and deliberate in their pacing, so dont expect a fast paced action thrill ride or anything.
If you do want a fast paced action thrill ride, I really like the film electric dragon 80,000v. It's really short, and very fast paced. It seems these days tetsuo the iron man is a cult classic which lots of people know, I'd say if you liked that you would like electric dragon 80,000v. Also if you are a fan of noise music and guitars you will like it, lots of cool noise guitar, with a punk attitude throughout. What a fun film.