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Title: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2008, 12:09:42 AM
Here is the complete list of the 300 films voted into the bracket (plus A Borrowed Life, which was added to the bracket after the second round; and Moving, which was added after the third):

Adrenaline Drive (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Adrenaline Drive)  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999, Japan)
After Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After Life)  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
After the Rain (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After the Rain)  (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan)
Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye)  (Peter Chan, 1991, Hong Kong)
All Under the Moon (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=All Under the Moon)  (Yoichi Sai, 1993, Japan)
All's Well, Ends Well (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=All's Well, Ends Well)  (Clifton Ko, 1992, Hong Kong)
An Affair (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=An Affair)  (Lee Je-yong, 1998, South Korea)
Angel Dust (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Angel Dust)  (Sogo Ishii, 1994, Japan)
April Story (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=April Story)  (Shunji Iwai, 1998, Japan)
Art Museum by the Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Art Museum by the Zoo)  (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998, South Korea)
Artists in Wonderland (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Artists in Wonderland)  (Makoto Satô, 1998, Japan)
Ashes of Time (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ashes of Time)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Audition (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Audition)  (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Autumn Moon (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Autumn Moon)  (Clara Law, 1992, Hong Kong)
Bad Movie (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Bad Movie)  (Jang Sun-Woo, 1998, South Korea)
Be There or Be Square (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Be There or Be Square)  (Feng Xiaogang, 1997, China)
Beat (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Beat)  (Amon Miyamoto, 1998, Japan)
Beijing Bastards (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Beijing Bastards)  (Zhang Yuan, 1993, China)
The Bird People in China (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bird People in China)  (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Birdcage Inn (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Birdcage Inn)  (Kim Ki-duk, 1998, South Korea)
Black Jack (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Black Jack)  (Osamu Dezaki, 1996, Japan)
Black Mask (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Black Mask)  (Daniel Lee, 1996, Hong Kong)
Black Republic (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Black Republic)  (Park Kwang-su, 1990, South Korea)
The Blade (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Blade)  (Tsui Hark, 1995, Hong Kong)
The Blue Kite (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Blue Kite)  (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1993, China)
Blues Harp (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Blues Harp)  (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Blush (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Blush)  (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
A Borrowed Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Borrowed Life)  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1994, Taiwan)
Bounce KO Gals (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Bounce KO Gals)  (Masato Harada, 1997, Japan)
A Brighter Summer Day (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Brighter Summer Day)  (Edward Yang, 1991, Taiwan)
The Bride with White Hair (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bride with White Hair)  (Ronny Yu, 1993, Hong Kong)
Buddha Bless America (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Buddha Bless America)  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996, Taiwan)
Bullet in the Head (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Bullet in the Head)  (John Woo, 1990, Hong Kong)
Butterfly Lovers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Butterfly Lovers)  (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
Cageman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cageman)  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Center Stage (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Center Stage)  (Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong)
C'est la vie, mon chéri (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=C'est la vie, mon chéri)  (Yee Tung-Shing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Charisma (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Charisma)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999, Japan)
The Cherry Orchard (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Cherry Orchard)  (Shun Nakahara, 1990, Japan)
Childhood Days (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Childhood Days)  (Masahiro Shinoda, 1990, Japan)
The Chinese Feast (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Chinese Feast)  (Tsui Hark, 1995, Hong Kong)
A Chinese Odyssey (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Chinese Odyssey)  (Jeffrey Lau, 1994, Hong Kong)
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Chinese Odyssey Part Two)  (Stephen Chow, 1994, Hong Kong)
Chinpira (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chinpira)  (Shinji Aoyama, 1996, Japan)
Christmas in August (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Christmas in August)  (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Chungking Express (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chungking Express)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
City Hunter (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=City Hunter)  (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
City of the Rising Sun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=City of the Rising Sun)  (Sung-su Kim, 1998, South Korea)
A Class to Remember (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Class to Remember)  (Yoji Yamada, 1993, Japan)
Comrades, Almost a Love Story (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Comrades, Almost a Love Story)  (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)
A Confucian Confusion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Confucian Confusion)  (Edward Yang, 1994, Taiwan)
The Contact (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Contact)  (Chang Yoon-Hyun, 1997, South Korea)
Coquille (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Coquille)  (Shun Nakahara, 1999, Japan)
Country Teachers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Country Teachers)  (He Qun, 1994, China)
Cure (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cure)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)
Cyclo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cyclo)  (Ahn Huang Tran, 1995, Vietnam)
Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters)  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand)
Dangan Runner (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dangan Runner)  (Sabu, 1996, Japan)
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well)  (Hong Sang-soo, 1996, South Korea)
The Days (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days)  (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China)
The Days of Being Dumb (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days of Being Dumb)  (Sau Leung 'Blacky' Ko, 1992, Hong Kong)
Days of Being Wild (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Days of Being Wild)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Dead or Alive (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dead or Alive)  (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
A Dedicated Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Dedicated Life)  (Kazuo Hara, 1994, Japan)
Deja Vu (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Deja Vu)  (Cho Kin-Nam, 1999, Hong Kong)
Doctor Mack (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Doctor Mack)  (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Don't Cry, Nanking (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Don't Cry, Nanking)  (Wu Ziniu, 1995, China)
Down the Drain (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Down the Drain)  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993, Japan)
Dr. Akagi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dr. Akagi)  (Shohei Imamura, 1998, Japan)
Dreams (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dreams)  (Akira Kurosawa, 1990, Japan)
The D-Slope Murder Case (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The D-Slope Murder Case)  (Akio Jissoji, 1998, Japan)
Eagle Shooting Heroes (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Eagle Shooting Heroes)  (Jeffrey Lau, 1993, Hong Kong)
Eat Drink Man Woman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Eat Drink Man Woman)  (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
The Eel (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Eel)  (Shohei Imamura, 1997, Japan)
Eighteen Springs (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Eighteen Springs)  (Ann Hui, 1997, Hong Kong)
The Emperor's Shadow (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Emperor's Shadow)  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1996, China)
Ermo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China)
Expect the Unexpected (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Expect the Unexpected)  (Patrick Yau, 1998, Hong Kong)
Fallen Angels (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fallen Angels)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Farewell China (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Farewell China)  (Clara Law, 1990, Hong Kong)
Farewell My Concubine (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Farewell My Concubine)  (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)
Festival (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Festival)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1996, South Korea)
Fight Back to School (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fight Back to School)  (Gordon Chan, 1991, Hong Kong)
Fireworks [Iwai] (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fireworks)  (Shunji Iwai, 1993, Japan)
Fist of Fury 1991 II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fist of Fury 1991 II)  (Choh Chung-Sing / Corey Yuen, 1992, Hong Kong)
Fist of Legend (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fist of Legend)  (Gordon Chan, 1994, Hong Kong)
Flirting Scholar (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Flirting Scholar)  (Lee Lik-Chi, 1993, Hong Kong)
Flowers of Shanghai (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Flowers of Shanghai)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
Fong Sai Yuk (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fong Sai Yuk)  (Corey Yuen, 1993, Hong Kong)
Fong Sai Yuk II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fong Sai Yuk II)  (Corey Yuen, 1993, Hong Kong)
Forbidden City Cop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Forbidden City Cop)  (Stephen Chow / Vincent Kok, 1996, Hong Kong)
From Beijing with Love (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=From Beijing with Love)  (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
Fudoh: The New Generation (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fudoh: The New Generation)  (Takashi Miike, 1996, Japan)
Full Contact (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Full Contact)  (Ringo Lam, 1993, Hong Kong)
Full Moon in New York (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Full Moon in New York)  (Stanley Kwan, 1990, Hong Kong)
The Geisha House (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Geisha House)  (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999, Japan)
Gemini (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Gemini)  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999, Japan)
General's Son (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=General's Son)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1990, South Korea)
Genghis Khan (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Genghis Khan)  (Mailisi / Saifu, 1998, China)
Getting Any? (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Getting Any?)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1995, Japan)
Ghost in the Shell (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ghost in the Shell)  (Mamoru Oshii, 1995, Japan)
Give It All (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Give It All)  (Itsumichi Isomura, 1998, Japan)
God of Cookery (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Cookery)  (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 2 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Gamblers 2)  (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 3 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Gamblers 3)  (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers Returns (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Gamblers Returns)  (Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Good Men, Good Women (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Good Men, Good Women)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1995, Taiwan)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Goodbye South, Goodbye)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan)
Green Fish (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Green Fish)  (Lee Chang-dong, 1997, South Korea)
Green Snake (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Green Snake)  (Tsui Hark, 1993, Hong Kong)
Hail the Judge (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hail the Judge)  (Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Hakuchi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hakuchi)  (Macoto Tezuka, 1999, Japan)
Hana-bi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hana-bi)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Happy End (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Happy End)  (Chung Ji Woo, 1999, South Korea)
Happy Together (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Happy Together)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hard Boiled)  (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Harmonium in My Memory (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Harmonium in My Memory)  (Lee Young-jae, 1998, South Korea)
He's a Woman, She's a Man (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=He's a Woman, She's a Man)  (Peter Chan / Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
The Hole (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Hole)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan)
I Like You, I Like You Very Much (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=I Like You, I Like You Very Much)  (Hiroyuki Oki, 1994, Japan)
In The Heat of the Sun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=In The Heat of the Sun)  (Wen Jiang, 1994, China)
Intimates (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Intimates)  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)
Iron Monkey (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Iron Monkey)  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade)  (Hiroyuki Okiura, 1998, Japan)
Journey to Beijing (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Journey to Beijing)  (Evans Chan, 1998, Hong Kong)
Ju Dou (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ju Dou)  (Zhang Yimou, 1990, China)
Jubaku: Spellbound (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Jubaku: Spellbound)  (Masato Harada, 1999, Japan)
Justice, My Foot! (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Justice, My Foot!)  (Johnny To, 1992, Hong Kong)
Kagerô (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kagerô)  (Hideo Gosha, 1991, Japan)
Kaleidoscope (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kaleidoscope)  (Naomi Kawase, 1999, Japan)
Kamikaze Taxi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kamikaze Taxi)  (Masato Harada, 1995, Japan)
Keep Cool (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Keep Cool)  (Zhang Yimou, 1997, China)
Kids Return (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kids Return)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan)
Kikujiro (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kikujiro)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1999, Japan)
King of Chess (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=King of Chess)  (Ho Yim, 1991, Hong Kong)
The King of Comedy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The King of Comedy)  (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
The King of Masks (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The King of Masks)  (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)
Kitchen (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kitchen)  (Ho Yim, 1997, Hong Kong)
Kite (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kite)  (Yasuomi Umetsu, 1998, Japan)
Kung Fu Cult Master (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kung Fu Cult Master)  (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
Labyrinth of Dreams (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Labyrinth of Dreams)  (Sogo Ishii, 1997, Japan)
The Last Dance (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Last Dance)  (Juzo Itami, 1993, Japan)
Lee Rock (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lee Rock)  (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991, Hong Kong)
Legend of the Drunken Master (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Legend of the Drunken Master)  (Liu Chia-Liang, 1994, Hong Kong)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War)  (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993, Japan)
Ley Lines (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ley Lines)  (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
License to Live (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=License to Live)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998, Japan)
Lies (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lies)  (Jang Sun-Woo, 1999, South Korea)
Life on a String (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Life on a String)  (Chen Kaige, 1991, China)
Lifeline (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lifeline)  (Johnny To, 1997, Hong Kong)
Like Grains of Sand (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Like Grains of Sand)  (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Little Cheung (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Little Cheung)  (Fruit Chan, 1999, Hong Kong)
Living on the River Agano (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Living on the River Agano)  (Makoto Satô, 1992, Japan)
The Longest Nite (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Longest Nite)  (Patrick Yau, 1998, Hong Kong)
The Longest Summer (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Longest Summer)  (Fruit Chan, 1998, Hong Kong)
Lost and Found (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lost and Found)  (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1996, Hong Kong)
Love & Pop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Love & Pop)  (Hideki Anno, 1998, Japan)
Love in the Time of Twilight (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Love in the Time of Twilight)  (Tsui Hark, 1995, Hong Kong)
Love Letter (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Love Letter)  (Shunji Iwai, 1995, Japan)
M/Other (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=M/Other)  (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999, Japan)
Maborosi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Maborosi)  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995, Japan)
Madadayo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Madadayo)  (Akira Kurosawa, 1993, Japan)
Made in Hong Kong (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Made in Hong Kong)  (Fruit Chan, 1997, Hong Kong)
Mahjong (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Mahjong)  (Edward Yang, 1996, Taiwan)
The Making of Steel (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Making of Steel)  (Lu Xuechang, 1997, China)
Memories (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Memories)  (Katsuhiro Otomo/Koji Morimoto/Tensai Okamura, 1995, Japan)
Metade Fumaca (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Metade Fumaca)  (Yip Kam-Hung, 1999, Hong Kong)
Midori (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Midori)  (Hiroshi Harada, 1992, Japan)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion)  (Juzo Itami, 1992, Japan)
The Mission (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Mission)  (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
Moe no suzaku (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moe no suzaku)  (Naomi Kawase, 1997, Japan)
A Moment of Romance (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Moment of Romance)  (Benny Chan, 1990, Hong Kong)
A Mongolian Tale (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Mongolian Tale)  (Xie Fei, 1995, China)
Moonlight Boy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moonlight Boy)  (Wei-yen Yu, 1993, Taiwan)
Moonlight Whispers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moonlight Whispers)  (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan)
Moving (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moving)  (Shinji Sômai, 1993, Japan)
Mr. Zhao (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Mr. Zhao)  (Lu Yue, 1998, China)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Neighbors the Yamadas)  (Isao Takahata, 1999, Japan)
My Rice Noodle Shop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Rice Noodle Shop)  (Yang Xie, 1998, China)
My Secret Cache (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Secret Cache)  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1997, Japan)
Musuko (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Musuko)  (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan)
Nabbie's Love (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Nabbie's Love)  (Yuji Nakae, 1999, Japan)
No. 3 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=No. 3)  (Song Neung-han, 1997, South Korea)
Nostalgia for the Countryside (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Nostalgia for the Countryside)  (Nhat Minh Dang, 1995, Vietnam)
Not One Less (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Not One Less)  (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Nowhere Man (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Nowhere Man)  (Naoto Takenaka, 1991, Japan)
The Ocean Waves (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Ocean Waves)  (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993, Japan)
Okoge (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Okoge)  (Takehiro Nakajima, 1992, Japan)
Once Upon a Time in China (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Once Upon a Time in China)  (Tsui Hark, 1991, Hong Kong)
One Evening After The War (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=One Evening After The War)  (Rithy Panh, 1998, Cambodia)
Only Yesterday (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Only Yesterday)  (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Operation Scorpio (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Operation Scorpio)  (David Lai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Ordinary Heroes (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ordinary Heroes)  (Ann Hui, 1999, Hong Kong)
Out of the Dark (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Out of the Dark)  (Jeffrey Lau, 1995, Hong Kong)
Passage to Buddha (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Passage to Buddha)  (Sun-Woo Jang, 1993, South Korea)
Patlabor 2 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Patlabor 2)  (Mamoru Oshii, 1993, Japan)
The Peony Pavilion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Peony Pavilion)  (Kuo-fu Chen, 1995, Taiwan)
Peppermint Candy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Peppermint Candy)  (Lee Chang-dong, 1999, South Korea)
Perfect Blue (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Perfect Blue)  (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
The Personals (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Personals)  (Chen Kuo-fu, 1998, Taiwan)
A Petal (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Petal)  (Jang Sun-Woo, 1996, South Korea)
The Phantom Lover (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Phantom Lover)  (Ronny Yu, 1995, Hong Kong)
Pickpocket (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Pickpocket)  (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China)
Picnic (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Picnic)  (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)
Picture Bride (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Picture Bride)  (Kayo Hatta, 1994, Japan)
Pom Poko (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Pom Poko)  (Isao Takahata, 1994, Japan)
Porco Rosso (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Porco Rosso)  (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992, Japan)
Postman Blues (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Postman Blues)  (Sabu, 1997, Japan)
Postmen in the Mountains (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Postmen in the Mountains)  (Huo Jianqi, 1999, China)
The Power of Kangwon Province (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Power of Kangwon Province)  (Hong Sang-soo, 1998, South Korea)
Princess Mononoke (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Princess Mononoke)  (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
The Puppetmaster (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Puppetmaster)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993, Taiwan)
Pushing Hands (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Pushing Hands)  (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)
The Quiet Family (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Quiet Family)  (Kim Ji-woon, 1998, South Korea)
A Quiet Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Quiet Life)  (Juzo Itami, 1995, Japan)
Rainclouds over Wushan (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rainclouds over Wushan)  (Ming Zhang, 1996, China)
Rainy Dog (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rainy Dog)  (Takashi Miike, 1997, Japan)
Raise the Red Lantern (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Raise the Red Lantern)  (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)
Rebels of the Neon God (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rebels of the Neon God)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1992, Taiwan)
Red Cherry (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Cherry)  (Ye Daying, 1995, China)
Red Dust (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Dust)  (Yim Ho, 1990, Hong Kong)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker)  (He Ping, 1994, China)
Red Rose White Rose (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Rose White Rose)  (Stanley Kwan, 1994, Hong Kong)
Rhapsody in August (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rhapsody in August)  (Akira Kurosawa, 1991, Japan)
Rice People (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rice People)  (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky)  (Lam Ngai Kai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Ringu (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ringu)  (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)
Ripples Across Stagnant Water (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ripples Across Stagnant Water)  (Ling Zifeng, 1991, China)
The River (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The River)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997, Taiwan)
The Road Home (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Road Home)  (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Romantic Blue (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Romantic Blue)  (Rashane Limtrakul, 1995, Thailand)
Royal Tramp (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Royal Tramp)  (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992, Hong Kong)
Royal Tramp II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Royal Tramp II)  (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992, Hong Kong)
Running Out of Time (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Running Out of Time)  (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
Samurai Fiction (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Samurai Fiction)  (Hiroyuki Nakano, 1998, Japan)
A Scene at the Sea (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Scene at the Sea)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
The Scent of Green Papaya (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Scent of Green Papaya)  (Ahn Huang Tran, 1993, Vietnam)
Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring)  (Stan Lai, 1992, Taiwan)
Serpent's Path (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Serpent's Path)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998, Japan)
Seventeen Years (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Seventeen Years)  (Zhang Yuan, 1999, China)
Shall We Dance? (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shall We Dance?)  (Masayuki Suo, 1996, Japan)
Shanghai Fever (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shanghai Fever)  (Guoli Li, 1994, China)
Shanghai Triad (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shanghai Triad)  (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China)
Shower (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shower)  (Zhang Yang, 1999, China)
Siao Yu (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Siao Yu)  (Sylvia Chang, 1995, Taiwan)
A Single Spark (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Single Spark)  (Kwang-su Park, 1995, South Korea)
6ixtynin9 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=6ixtynin9)  (Pen-Ek Rataranuang, 1999, Thailand)
Sleeping Man (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleeping Man)  (Kôhei Oguri, 1996, Japan)
Sleepless Town (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleepless Town)  (Chi-Ngai Lee, 1998, Japan)
Slight Fever of a 20-Year-Old (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Slight Fever of a 20-Year-Old)  (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1993, Japan)
Sonatine (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sonatine)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)
The Soong Sisters (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Soong Sisters)  (Mabel Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)
Sopyonje (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sopyonje)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1993, South Korea)
Spring and Chaos (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spring and Chaos)  (Shôji Kawamori, 1996, Japan)
Spring in my Hometown (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spring in my Hometown)  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea)
Stage Door (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Stage Door)  (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)
Stairway to the Distant Past (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Stairway to the Distant Past)  (Kaizo Hayashi, 1995, Japan)
The Sting of Death (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Sting of Death)  (Kohei Oguri, 1990, Japan)
The Story of Qiu Ju (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Story of Qiu Ju)  (Zhang Yimou, 1992, China)
The Strange Tale of Oyuki (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Strange Tale of Oyuki)  (Kaneto Shindo, 1992, Japan)
The Stunt Woman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Stunt Woman)  (Ann Hui, 1996, Hong Kong)
Suicide Bus (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Suicide Bus)  (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1998, Japan)
Summer Snow (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Summer Snow)  (Ann Hui, 1995, Hong Kong)
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sumo Do, Sumo Don't)  (Masayuki Suo, 1992, Japan)
Supercop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Supercop)  (Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)
Supermarket Woman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Supermarket Woman)  (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan)
Swallowtail Butterfly (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swallowtail Butterfly)  (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)
Swordsman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swordsman)  (King Hu, 1990, Hong Kong)
Swordsman II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swordsman II)  (Ching Siu-Tung / Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Swordsman in Double Flag Town)  (He Ping, 1991, China)
Taboo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Taboo)  (Nagisa Oshima, 1999, Japan)
The Taebaek Mountains (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Taebaek Mountains)  (Im Kwon-Taek, 1994, South Korea)
The Tai-Chi Master (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Tai-Chi Master)  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
Talking Head (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Talking Head)  (Mamoru Oshii, 1992, Japan)
Temptress Moon (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Temptress Moon)  (Chen Kaige, 1996, China)
Tenchi: The Movie (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tenchi: The Movie)  (Hiroshi Negishi, 1996, Japan)
A Terra-Cotta Warrior (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Terra-Cotta Warrior)  (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990, Hong Kong)
Three Seasons (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Three Seasons)  (Tony Bui, 1999, Vietnam)
To Liv(e) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To Liv(e))  (Evans Chan, 1992, Hong Kong)
To Live (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To Live)  (Zhang Yimou, 1994, China)
Tokyo biyori (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tokyo biyori)  (Naoto Takenaka, 1997, Japan)
Tokyo Fist (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tokyo Fist)  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1995, Japan)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tonight Nobody Goes Home)  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Too Many Ways to Be No. 1)  (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Tricky Brains (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tricky Brains)  (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
12 Storeys (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=12 Storeys)  (Eric Khoo, 1997, Singapore)
The Underground Banker (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Underground Banker)  (Bosco Lam, 1994, Hong Kong)
Undo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Undo)  (Shunji Iwai, 1994, Japan)
Village of Dreams (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Village of Dreams)  (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan)
Vive L'Amour (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Vive L'Amour)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, Taiwan)
The Weald (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Weald)  (Naomi Kawase, 1997, Japan)
The Wedding Banquet (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Wedding Banquet)  (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald)  (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
Whisper of the Heart (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Whisper of the Heart)  (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)
White Badge (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=White Badge)  (Jeong Ji-yeong, 1992, South Korea)
Wing Chun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Wing Chun)  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kong)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Woman Sesame Oil Maker)  (Xie Fei, 1994, China)
Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl)  (Joan Chen, 1998, China)
Yellow Fangs (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Yellow Fangs)  (Sonny Chiba, 1990, Japan)
Young and Dangerous (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Young and Dangerous)  (Lau Wai-keung, 1996, Hong Kong)
Your Place or Mine (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Your Place or Mine)  (James Yuen, 1998, Hong Kong)
Yumeji (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Yumeji)  (Seijun Suzuki, 1991, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 20, 2008, 11:20:57 PM
One big difference between the US bracket and the Far East bracket is going to be dealing with the limited availability of some of the titles.  To date, we've compiled a list of 267 titles for consideration for the bracket, all of which appear to be available in some form or another.  Only about half are available on Netflix; for the rest, we looked to libraries, better video stores, and, maybe most importantly, the internet (http://www.avistaz.com/).

The bad news is that there are another 125 strongly regarded titles that we probably can't even consider for the ballot because they'd be too hard to track down.  For example, Martin Scorsese cited Nien-Jen Wu's A Borrowed Life as one of the ten best films of the 1990s, but, as things stand, we can't include it in the bracket because it doesn't seem to be available anywhere.  Other films are at least available in a handful of university libraries, but still not enough to be feasible for our purposes.

The list of these 125 seemingly unavailable titles is below.  Please look through it and let us know if you've seen any of these films and, if so, where.  Or just if you know any of these movies to be on hand at your video store, your library, the internet, or in your own personal collection.

China

After Separation  (Gang Xia, 1993)
Be There or Be Square  (Feng Xiaogang, 1997) — Available
Beijing Bastards  (Zhang Yuan, 1993) — Available
Bell of Purity Temple  (Jin Xie, 1992)
Bloody Morning  (Shaohong Li, 1992)
The Days  (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993) — Available
Don't Cry, Nanking  (Wu Ziniu, 1995) — Available?
Dream Factory  (Feng Xiaogang, 1997) — Available
For Fun  (Ning Ying , 1992)
In Expectation  (Zhang Ming, 1996) — Available
Keep Cool  (Zhang Yimou, 1997) — Available
Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch  (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1991)
Lunar Eclipse  (Wang Quanan, 1999)
Mama  (Zhang Yuan, 1992)
Mr. Zhao  (Lu Yue, 1998) — Available
My Rice Noodle Shop  (Yang Xie, 1998) — Available
The Opium War  (Jin Xie, 1997) — Available
Ripples Across Stagnant Water  (Zifeng Ling, 1991) — Available
Shanghai Fever  (Guoli Li, 1994) — Available
Something About Secret  (Jianxin Huang, 1999) — Available
Sons  (Zhang Yuan, 1996)
Spicy Love Soup  (Zhang Yang, 1997)
Weekend Lover  (Hou Ye, 1995)
Women from the Lake of Scented Souls  (Fei Xie, 1993)

Hong Kong

Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye  (Peter Chan, 1991) — Available
Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992) — Available
Deja Vu  (Cho Kin-Nam, 1999) — Available
Family Happiness  (Clifton Ko, 1992)
Full Moon in New York  (Stanley Kwan, 1990) — Available
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father  (Peter Chan, 1993)
Kitchen  (Ho Yim, 1997) — Available
The Mad Phoenix  (Clifton Ko, 1997)
My Dear Sister-in-Law  (Alfred Cheung, 1991)
Ordinary Heroes  (Ann Hui, 1999) — Available
The Pigeon Egg Strategy  (Max Makowski, 1998)
Red Dust  (Yim Ho, 1990) — Available
Stage Door  (Kei Shu, 1996) — Available
Summer Snow  (Ann Hui, 1995) — Available
Sweet Smell of Death  (Wong Ying Git, 1994)
To Live  (Evans Chan, 1992) — Available

Indonesia

Bulan Tertusuk Ilalang  (Garin Nugroho, 1995)
Daun di Atas Bantal  (Garin Nugroho, 1998)
Letter to an Angel  (Garin Nugroho, 1994)

Japan

About Love, Tokyo  (Mitsuo Yanagimachi, 1992)
All Under the Moon  (Yoichi Sai, 1993) — Available
Bang!  (Sadaaki Haginiwa, 1991)
Begging For Love  (Hideyuki Hirayama, 1998)
Bo no kanashimi  (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1994)
Chizuko's Younger Sister  (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1991) — Available
A Class To Remember  (Yoji Yamada, 1993) — Available
The Diary of Anne Frank  (Akinori Nagaoka, 1995)
Down the Drain  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993) — Available
Dying at a Hospital  (Jun Ichikawa, 1993)
The E.Y.E.S. of Mars  (Iku Suzuki, 1993)
Future Memories: Last Christmas  (Yoshimitsu Morita, 1992)
Gentle 12  (Shun Nakahara, 1991)
Great Conquest: The Romance of 3 Kingdoms  (Masahara Okuwaki, 1992)
It's a Summer Vacation Everyday  (Shusuke Kaneko, 1994)
Jubaku: Spellbound  (Masato Harada, 1999) — Available
Kagerô  (Hideo Gosha, 1991) — Available
The Last Dance  (Juzo Itami, 1993) — Available
Last Song  (Shigemichi Sugita, 1993)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War  (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993) — Available
M/Other  (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999) — Available
Made in Japan  (Yojiro Takita, 1993)
Many Happy Returns  (Toshihiro Tenma, 1993)
Monkeys in Paradise  (Kenchi Iwamoto, 1993)
Moving  (Shinji Sômai, 1993)
A Night in Nude  (Takashi Ishii, 1993)
Dangan Runner  (Hiroyuki Tanaka, 1996) — Available
The Operating Room  (Tamasaburo Bando, 1992)
Original Sin  (Takashi Ishii, 1992)
Painted Desert  (Masato Harada, 1993)
A Paucity of Flying Dreams  (Eizo Sugawa, 1990)
The Rocking Horsemen  (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1992)
Sharaku  (Masahiro Shinoda, 1995)
Shiny Moss  (Kei Kumai, 1992)
Sleeping Man  (Kôhei Oguri, 1996) — Available
Squareworld  (Kenji Oonishi, 1995)
The Strange Tale of Oyuki  (Kaneto Shindo, 1992) — Available
Strawberry Road  (Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1991)
Suicide Bus  (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1998) — Available
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't  (Masayuki Suo, 1992) — Available
This Window is Yours  (Tomoyuki Furumaya, 1994)
Tokarev  (Junji Sakamoto, 1994)
Tokyo biyori  (Naoto Takenaka, 1997) — Available
2 Duo  (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1997)
Yellow Fangs  (Sonny Chiba, 1990) — Available

Mongolia

State of Dogs  (Peter Brosens / Dorjkhandyn Turmunkh, 1998)

South Korea

Absolute Love  (Sang-wook Yu, 1994)
Audition  (Gyeong-min Lee, 1997)
Beyond the Mountain  (Ji-yeong Jeong, 1991)
City of the Rising Sun  (Sung-su Kim, 1998) — Available
The Contact  (Chang Yoon-Hyun, 1997) — Available
Eternal Empire  (Park Chong-won, 1995) — Available
First Love  (Myung-se Lee, 1993)
Fly High Run Far   (Im Kwon-taek, 1991)
A Hot Roof  (Lee Min-Yong, 1995)
Jungle Story  (Hong-Joon Kim, 1996)
Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi  (Jang Sun-Woo, 1990)
The Murmuring  (Byun Young-Joo, 1995)
Our Twisted Hero  (Chong-won Park, 1992)
The People in White  (Yong-Kyun Bae, 1995)
A Promise  (Yu-jin Kim, 1998)
Push! Push!  (Park Cheol-su, 1997)
A Single Spark  (Kwang-su Park, 1995) — Available
Spring in my Home Town  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998) — Available
Stairway of Heaven  (Chang-ho Bae, 1992)
Three Friends  (Soonrye Yim, 1996)

Taiwan

A Borrowed Life  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1994)
Buddha Bless America  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996) — Pending
Five Girls and a Rope  (Hung-Wei Yeh, 1991)
Lan Yue  (Ko I-Chen, 1997)
Lonely Hearts Club  (Chin-yen Yee, 1994)
Love Go Go  (Chen Yu-Hsun, 1997)
Murmur of Youth  (Lin Cheng-sheng, 1997)
Peach Blossom Land  (Stan Lai, 1992) — Available
The Peony Pavilion  (Kuo-fu Chen, 1995) — Available
The Puppetmaster  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993) — Pending
The Red Lotus Society  (Stan Lai, 1994)
Super Citizen Ko  (Wan Jen, 1995)
Tropical Fish  (Chen Yu-Hsun, 1995)

Thailand

Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997) — Available
Romantic Blue  (Rashane Limtrakul, 1995)

Vietnam

Misfortune's End  (Vu Xuan Hung, 1996)
Nostalgia for Countryland  (Nhat Minh Dang, 1995) — Available

And so it begins.

By the way, no need to start listing additional titles yet.  There's a 95% chance they're already covered on our not-yet-posted listed of available titles.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 20, 2008, 11:27:09 PM
Here, I'll start.  I own a copy of Spring in My Hometown, a film which totally belongs in this bracket.  So much so that I wouldn't mind sharing my copy, whether physically or electronically.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 21, 2008, 12:51:40 AM
I assume you're considering Puppetmaster to be available.  But it really isn't.  The only DVD that has English subtitles is cropped to 1.33.  They didn't even bother to pan and scan it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 21, 2008, 02:41:49 AM
Well that's depressing.  :-\

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on August 21, 2008, 03:10:50 AM
Are you all excited about this? Because you should...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oev-glmuFhQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oev-glmuFhQ)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on August 21, 2008, 06:46:55 AM
I can't vouch for the quality of the discs at all but the following titles seem to be available at one or the other library that I'm a member of. I'm happy to borrow the disc and share the copy when required.

Be There or Be Square
Keep Cool
Full Moon in New York
Kitchen
The Peony Pavilion
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 21, 2008, 09:02:35 AM
I don't own any of those. But definitely count me in. This is gonna be much better than all those silly American films! ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2008, 11:21:05 AM
i'll likely go to a local video hut or two today, we'll see how bothersome i feel to make them check their inventory :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Junior on August 21, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
These movies will be better because I will have to read and watch a movie at the same time!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on August 21, 2008, 11:32:23 AM
These movies will be better because I will have to read and watch a movie at the same time!

Exciting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyndnibJ_GI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyndnibJ_GI&feature=related)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2008, 11:37:56 AM
These movies will be better because I will have to read and watch a movie at the same time!

Exciting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyndnibJ_GI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyndnibJ_GI&feature=related)

so good, damn, i love that film!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Marbe on August 21, 2008, 12:54:39 PM
Does Bollywood count as far east movies?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2008, 01:04:24 PM
Does Bollywood count as far east movies?

nope, currently including:  cambodia, china, hong kong, indonesia, japan, laos, macau, malaysia, mongolia, myanmar, koreas, papua new guinea, philippiines, taiwan, theiland, vietnam

i can't wait for this bracket to start!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2008, 02:46:59 PM
culling titles for the food marathon, we've stumbled on a couple that should probably be added for bracket consideration:

301, 302, Park Cheol-soo, 1995, S Korea
The God of Cookery, Stephen Chow and Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong

both of these look quite good, there might be other titles by the same directors, though i've not spent time researching that yet
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 21, 2008, 02:58:24 PM
To clarify, the list above is of titles NOT currently under consideration due to availability issues.  I'll post the list of available titles soon and invite everyone to nominate any deserving titles we may have missed.

That said, God of Cookery is already on the 'available' list (one of too damn many Stephen Chow films).  301/302 is not as well regarded from what I've seen, so someone would really need to vouch for its inclusion.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2008, 03:00:27 PM
To clarify, the list above is of titles NOT currently under consideration due to availability issues.  I'll post the list of available titles soon and invite everyone to nominate any deserving titles we may have missed.

That said, God of Cookery is already on the 'available' list (one of too damn many Stephen Chow films).  301/302 is not as well regarded from what I've seen, so someone would really need to vouch for its inclusion.

pixote

i was going off of the spreadsheet and didn't notice either title there, but i take your point that this is a different thread :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on August 21, 2008, 05:39:12 PM
I did some searching and I did find a 'copy' on that internet thing of Don't Cry, Nanking, but it may take a while to get. Are we still leaving that one out for now?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Pacze Moj on August 21, 2008, 05:41:23 PM
Quite a few of these are available through eMule.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on August 21, 2008, 06:08:39 PM
Maybe once I become more proficient with emule...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 12:11:31 AM
I've updated the second post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg148068#msg148068) in this thread, striking out a bunch of titles that look like they might be available.  My thinking is that a handful of films we let into the ballot will turn out to be unavailable in an acceptable format (no subtitles, cropped images, etc.), so we'll have a pool of alternates ready to take their places.  So there's no harm in being optimistic.

worm, can you double check that your library has the 1990s version of Peony Pavilion?  It looks like it's not the only film by that name; most sources I've looked at have had a 2001 version.

edgar, can you PM me a source for Don't Cry, Nanking?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 22, 2008, 11:24:55 AM
is there a spot to post additional titles?  These from Kevin Lee's Shooting Down Pictures/Also Life Like (http://www.alsolikelife.com/FilmDiary/Listomania/100japanesefilms.html) post/list "A Speculative History of Japanese Cinema":

After Life, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 1999, Japan; is available on Netflix

non-Netfliable:
The Bedroom, Hisayasu Sato, 1992, Japan

all other titles he lists are already included on the spreadsheet
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on August 22, 2008, 11:30:08 AM


After Life, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 1999, Japan; is available on Netflix

This is one of the best films i've ever seen.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 11:37:41 AM
is there a spot to post additional titles?  These from Kevin Lee's Shooting Down Pictures/Also Life Like (http://www.alsolikelife.com/FilmDiary/Listomania/100japanesefilms.html) post/list "A Speculative History of Japanese Cinema":

After Life, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 1999, Japan; is available on Netflix

non-Netfliable:
The Bedroom, Hisayasu Sato, 1992, Japan

all other titles he lists are already included on the spreadsheet
I'm going to post the list here and start a call for additional titles by the end of the day.  After Life is already on the list (it's currently sorted by availability then country then title).  As for The Bedroom, it sounds, um, interesting:

Quote from: graham from sydney australia
I admit a large reason I wanted to watch this was to see real life convicted cannibal Issei Sagawa, who fled France to live a life of semi-celebrity in Japan. Sure, it may be morally questionable to watch him exploiting his notoriety, but I'm a human being and by our very nature we are curious beings. That's why we can build 'stuff' and dogs can't... but I digress. Imagine Rocco Siffredi directing a script loosely based on Last Year At Marienbad and you come close to imaging the world of Hisayasu Sato's stylised S&M collages.
Fun!...?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 22, 2008, 11:49:02 AM
Also on Lee's site, from Rosenbaum's 1000 essential films (http://www.alsolikelife.com/FilmDiary/rosenbaum90s.html), and seemingly not on the spreadsheet:

The Actress, Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong
Comrades, Almost a Love Story, Peter Chan, 1997, Hong Kong

both not netflix available

perhaps these (and the others i noted) are on the list, kinda hard to track as dates seem to not match sometimes, also the titles are sometimes english, sometimes not. 
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 22, 2008, 11:52:37 AM
The Actress is available, under the title Centre Stage (which is what everyone but Rosenbaum calls it).  Not at netflix, but you can buy it in a nice edition from yesasia.com (I've got it).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 12:09:22 PM
The Actress, Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong
Comrades, Almost a Love Story, Peter Chan, 1997, Hong Kong
Yep, those are both on there.  I watched Comrades a few weeks ago myself (review is here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1028.msg123123#msg123123)).  It was just okay.  And Center Stage is on there as well, having been mentioned by both Rosenbaum and The End of Cinema.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 22, 2008, 12:23:03 PM
Are you including kung fu films?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 12:26:04 PM
Are you including kung fu films?

Fer sure.  Too many right now, even.  I hope the balloting does its just in separating out the best ones.

(Hurry up, faceboy!  People are ready for this thing!)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 22, 2008, 12:27:22 PM
I've been trying to refrain from asking what's on the list.  I'm very curious though.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 22, 2008, 12:30:15 PM
Are you including kung fu films?

Fer sure.  Too many right now, even.  I hope the balloting does its just in separating out the best ones.

(Hurry up, faceboy!  People are ready for this thing!)

pixote
Such a shame Bruce Lee didn't live to make films in the 90's.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on August 22, 2008, 02:26:21 PM
I have acquiesced. My obsessive level of research will yield to the overwhelming desire to begin. Once pix posts the full list, everyone can continue to suggest films we may have neglected to include and we'll ballot next week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 03:03:11 PM
Okay, here we go.  Here are the 301 titles currently under consideration for the bracket.  It was a nice, even 300 until skjerva had to go and dig up that damn Bedroom film.

Here's the plan as I understand it:

1) Between now and, say, Monday or Tuesday, we'll all look through this massive list for any deserving titles that haven't been mentioned yet.  I wouldn't be surprised if we add another twenty or thirty.  Actually, it'll probably be closer to fifty, but half of those will turn out to have been mentioned already under a alternate title.  (We tried to use that title the corresponds to the likely source of the film; so if Netflix lists the DVD under Twin Warriors, we went with that rather than The Tai-Chi Master.)

2) After we get the final list of titles under consideration, I'll put together a ballot that we'll use to try to cut this massive list down to 200 titles (if possible).  We'll also use the ballot to seed the films (at least the ones that some of us have seen before), create a pool of alternates (when titles turn out to be unavilable), and assign people matchups of films that will be new to them.  (At first glance, this probably looks like too many films to have to vote on, but when you realize you've only seen maybe thirty of them, it seems a lot more manageable.)

3) Bracket madness!

I tried to fake an IMDb link for these titles.  Hopefully they more or less work.

Cambodia

One Evening After The War (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=One Evening After The War)  (Rithy Panh, 1998)
Rice People (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rice People)  (Rithy Panh, 1994)

China

Be There or Be Square (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Be There or Be Square)  (Feng Xiaogang, 1997)
The Blue Kite (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Blue Kite)  (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1993)
Blush (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Blush)  (Li Shaohong, 1994)
Country Teachers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Country Teachers)  (He Qun, 1994)
The Days (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days)  (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993)
Dream Factory (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dream Factory)  (Feng Xiaogang, 1997)
East Palace, West Palace (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=East Palace, West Palace)  (Zhang Yuan, 1996)
The Emperor and the Assassin (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Emperor and the Assassin)  (Chen Kaige, 1999)
The Emperor's Shadow (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Emperor's Shadow)  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1996)
Ermo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994)
Farewell My Concubine (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Farewell My Concubine)  (Chen Kaige, 1993)
For Fun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=For Fun)  (Ning Ying , 1992)
Frozen (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Frozen)  (Xiaoshuai Wang, 1996)
In The Heat of the Sun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=In The Heat of the Sun)  (Wen Jiang, 1994)
Ju Dou (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ju Dou)  (Zhang Yimou, 1990)
Keep Cool (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Keep Cool)  (Zhang Yimou, 1997)
The King of Masks (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The King of Masks)  (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996)
Life on a String (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Life on a String)  (Chen Kaige, 1991)
A Mongolian Tale (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Mongolian Tale)  (Xie Fei, 1995)
My Rice Noodle Shop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Rice Noodle Shop)  (Yang Xie, 1998)
Not One Less (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Not One Less)  (Zhang Yimou, 1999)
The Opium War (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Opium War)  (Jin Xie, 1997)
Penitentiary Angel (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Penitentiary Angel)  (Xie Jin, 1995)
Pickpocket (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Pickpocket)  (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997)
Postmen in the Mountains (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Postmen in the Mountains)  (Huo Jianqi, 1999)
Raise the Red Lantern (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Raise the Red Lantern)  (Zhang Yimou, 1991)
Red Cherry (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Cherry)  (Ye Daying, 1995)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker)  (He Ping, 1994)
The Road Home (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Road Home)  (Zhang Yimou, 1999)
Seventeen Years (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Seventeen Years)  (Zhang Yuan, 1999)
Shanghai Triad (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shanghai Triad)  (Zhang Yimou, 1995)
Shower (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shower)  (Zhang Yang, 1999)
The Story of Qiu Ju (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Story of Qiu Ju)  (Zhang Yimou, 1992)
The Story of Xinghua (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Story of Xinghua)  (Li Yin, 1994)
The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Swordsman in Double Flag Town)  (He Ping, 1991)
Temptress Moon (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Temptress Moon)  (Chen Kaige, 1996)
To Live (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To Live)  (Zhang Yimou, 1994)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Woman Sesame Oil Maker)  (Xie Fei, 1994)
Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl)  (Joan Chen, 1998)

Hong Kong

Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye)  (Peter Chan, 1991)
Ashes of Time (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ashes of Time)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
Autumn Moon (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Autumn Moon)  (Clara Law, 1992)
The Blade (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Blade)  (Tsui Hark, 1995)
The Bride with White Hair (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bride with White Hair)  (Ronny Yu, 1993)
Bullet in the Head (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Bullet in the Head)  (John Woo, 1990)
Butterfly Lovers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Butterfly Lovers)  (Tsui Hark, 1994)
Cageman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cageman)  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992)
Center Stage (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Center Stage)  (Stanley Kwan, 1992)
C'est la vie, mon chéri (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=C'est la vie, mon chéri)  (Yee Tung-Shing, 1994)
A Chinese Ghost Story II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Chinese Ghost Story II)  (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990)
A Chinese Odyssey (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Chinese Odyssey)  (Jeffrey Lau, 1994)
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella)  (Stephen Chow, 1994)
Chungking Express (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chungking Express)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2)  (Ricky Lau, 1990)
Comrades, Almost A Love Story (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Comrades, Almost A Love Story)  (Peter Chan, 1996)
The Day the Sun Turned Cold (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Day the Sun Turned Cold)  (Ho Yim, 1994)
The Days of Being Dumb (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days of Being Dumb)  (Sau Leung 'Blacky' Ko, 1992)
Days of Being Wild (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Days of Being Wild)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991)
Doctor Mack (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Doctor Mack)  (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1995)
Dragon Inn (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dragon Inn)  (Raymond Lee, 1992)
The Eagle Shooting Heroes (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Eagle Shooting Heroes)  (Jeffrey Lau, 1993)
Expect the Unexpected (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Expect the Unexpected)  (Patrick Yau, 1998)
Fallen Angels (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fallen Angels)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995)
Farewell China (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Farewell China)  (Clara Law, 1990)
Fight Back to School (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fight Back to School)  (Gordon Chan, 1991)
Fist of Fury 1991 II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fist of Fury 1991 II)  (Choh Chung-Sing / Corey Yuen, 1992)
Fist of Legend (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fist of Legend)  (Gordon Chan, 1994)
Flirting Scholar (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Flirting Scholar)  (Lee Lik-Chi, 1993)
Forbidden City Cop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Forbidden City Cop)  (Stephen Chow / Vincent Kok, 1996)
From China with Love (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=From China with Love)  (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1994)
Full Contact (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Full Contact)  (Ringo Lam, 1993)
Full Moon in New York (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Full Moon in New York)  (Stanley Kwan, 1990)
God of Cookery (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Cookery)  (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996)
Green Snake (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Green Snake)  (Tsui Hark, 1993)
Hail the Judge (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hail the Judge)  (Wong Jing, 1994)
Happy Together (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Happy Together)  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997)
Hard Boiled (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hard Boiled)  (John Woo, 1992)
He's a Woman, She's a Man (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=He's a Woman, She's a Man)  (Peter Chan / Chi Lee, 1994)
Intimates (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Intimates)  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1997)
Iron Monkey (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Iron Monkey)  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993)
Justice, My Foot! (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Justice, My Foot!)  (Johnny To, 1992)
King of Chess (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=King of Chess)  (Ho Yim, 1991)
The King of Comedy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The King of Comedy)  (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999)
Kitchen (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kitchen)  (Ho Yim, 1997)
Lee Rock (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lee Rock)  (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991)
Lee Rock II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lee Rock II)  (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991)
The Legend (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Legend)  (Corey Yuen, 1993)
Legend of the Drunken Master (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Legend of the Drunken Master)  (Liu Chia-Liang, 1994)
Little Cheung (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Little Cheung)  (Fruit Chan, 1999)
The Longest Nite (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Longest Nite)  (Patrick Yau, 1998)
The Longest Summer (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Longest Summer)  (Fruit Chan, 1998)
Lost and Found (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lost and Found)  (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1996)
Love in the Time of Twilight (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Love in the Time of Twilight)  (Tsui Hark, 1995)
Made in Hong Kong (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Made in Hong Kong)  (Fruit Chan, 1997)
Metade Fumaca (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Metade Fumaca)  (Yip Kam-Hung, 1999)
The Mission (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Mission)  (Johnny To, 1999)
A Moment of Romance (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Moment of Romance)  (Benny Chan, 1990)
Once a Thief (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Once a Thief)  (John Woo, 1991)
Once Upon a Time in China (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Once Upon a Time in China)  (Tsui Hark, 1991)
Once Upon a Time in China 2 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Once Upon a Time in China 2)  (Tsui Hark, 1992)
Operation Scorpio (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Operation Scorpio)  (David Lai, 1991)
Ordinary Heroes (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ordinary Heroes)  (Ann Hui, 1999)
Out of the Dark (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Out of the Dark)  (Jeffrey Lau, 1995)
The Phantom Lover (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Phantom Lover)  (Ronny Yu, 1995)
Red Dust (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Dust)  (Yim Ho, 1990)
Red Rose White Rose (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Rose White Rose)  (Stanley Kwan, 1994)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky)  (Lam Ngai Kai, 1991)
Royal Tramp (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Royal Tramp)  (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992)
Royal Tramp II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Royal Tramp II)  (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992)
Rumble in the Bronx (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rumble in the Bronx)  (Stanley Tong, 1995)
Running Out of Time (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Running Out of Time)  (Johnny To, 1999)
Song of the Exile (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Song of the Exile)  (Ann Hui, 1990)
The Soong Sisters (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Soong Sisters)  (Mabel Cheung, 1997)
Stage Door (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Stage Door)  (Kei Shu, 1996)
Summer Snow (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Summer Snow)  (Ann Hui, 1995)
Swordsman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swordsman)  (King Hu, 1990)
Swordsman II (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swordsman II)  (Ching Siu-Tung / Stanley Tong, 1992)
Swordsman III: The East Is Red (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swordsman III: The East Is Red)  (Ching Siu Tung, 1993)
The Temptation of a Monk (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Temptation of a Monk)  (Clara Law, 1993)
A Terra-Cotta Warrior (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Terra-Cotta Warrior)  (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990)
To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui)  (Lau Wai-keung / Wong Jing, 1994)
Tom, Dick and Hairy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tom, Dick and Hairy)  (Peter Chan / Chi-Ngai Lee, 1993)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Too Many Ways to Be No. 1)  (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997)
Tricky Brains (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tricky Brains)  (Wong Jing, 1991)
Twin Warriors (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Twin Warriors)  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993)
The Underground Banker (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Underground Banker)  (Bosco Lam, 1994)
Wing Chun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Wing Chun)  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994)
Young and Dangerous (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Young and Dangerous)  (Lau Wai-keung, 1996)
Your Place or Mine (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Your Place or Mine)  (James Yuen, 1998)

Japan

Adrenaline Drive (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Adrenaline Drive)  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999)
After Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After Life)  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998)
After the Rain (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After the Rain)  (Takashi Koizumi, 1999)
Another Lonely Hitman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Another Lonely Hitman)  (Rokuro Mochizuki, 1995)
April Story (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=April Story)  (Shunji Iwai, 1998)
Audition (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Audition)  (Takashi Miike, 1999)
The Bedroom (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bedroom)  (Hisayasu Sato, 1992)
The Bird People in China (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bird People in China)  (Takashi Miike, 1998)
Black Jack (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Black Jack)  (Osamu Dezaki, 1996)
Blues Harp (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Blues Harp)  (Takashi Miike, 1998)
Boiling Point (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Boiling Point)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1990)
Bounce KO Gals (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Bounce KO Gals)  (Masato Harada, 1997)
Bullet Ballet (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Bullet Ballet)  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1998)
Chaos (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chaos)  (Hideo Nakata, 1999)
Charisma (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Charisma)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999)
Childhood Days (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Childhood Days)  (Masahiro Shinoda, 1990)
Chinpira (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chinpira)  (Shinji Aoyama, 1996)
Chizuko's Younger Sister (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chizuko's Younger Sister)  (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1991)
A Class To Remember (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Class To Remember)  (Yoji Yamada, 1993)
Crest of Betrayal (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Crest of Betrayal)  (Kinji Fukasaku, 1994)
Cure (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cure)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997)
Dangan Runner (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dangan Runner)  (Hiroyuki Tanaka, 1996)
Dead or Alive (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dead or Alive)  (Takashi Miike, 1999)
A Dedicated Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Dedicated Life)  (Kazuo Hara, 1994)
Down the Drain (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Down the Drain)  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993)
Dr. Akagi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dr. Akagi)  (Shohei Imamura, 1998)
Dreams (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dreams)  (Akira Kurosawa, 1990)
The Drive (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Drive)  (Shunichi Nagasaki, 1992)
The D-Slope Murder Case (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The D-Slope Murder Case)  (Akio Jissoji, 1998)
The Eel (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Eel)  (Shohei Imamura, 1997)
Eyes of the Spider (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Eyes of the Spider)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998)
47 Ronin (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=47 Ronin)  (Kon Ichikawa, 1994)
Fudoh: The New Generation (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fudoh: The New Generation)  (Takashi Miike, 1996)
The Geisha House (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Geisha House)  (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999)
Gemini (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Gemini)  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999)
Getting Any? (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Getting Any?)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1995)
Ghost in the Shell (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ghost in the Shell)  (Mamoru Oshii, 1995)
Give It All (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Give It All)  (Itsumichi Isomura, 1998)
Hana-bi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hana-bi)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
Hold You Tight (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hold You Tight)  (Stanley Kwan, 1997)
I Like You, I Like You Very Much (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=I Like You, I Like You Very Much)  (Hiroyuki Oki, 1994)
Jin-Roh (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Jin-Roh)  (Hiroyuki Okiura, 1998)
Junkers Come Here (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Junkers Come Here)  (Junichi Sato, 1995)
Kagerô (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kagerô)  (Hideo Gosha, 1991)
Kamikaze Taxi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kamikaze Taxi)  (Masato Harada, 1995)
Kids Return (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kids Return)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1996)
Kikujiro (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kikujiro)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1999)
Kite (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kite)  (Yasuomi Umetsu, 1998)
Labyrinth of Dreams (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Labyrinth of Dreams)  (Sogo Ishii, 1997)
The Last Dance (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Last Dance)  (Juzo Itami, 1993)
A Last Note (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Last Note)  (Kaneto Shindo, 1995)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War)  (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993)
Ley Lines (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ley Lines)  (Takashi Miike, 1999)
License to Live (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=License to Live)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998)
Like Grains of Sand (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Like Grains of Sand)  (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995)
Lost Paradise (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Lost Paradise)  (Yoshimitsu Morita, 1997)
Love & Pop (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Love & Pop)  (Hideki Anno, 1998)
Love Letter (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Love Letter)  (Shunji Iwai, 1995)
M/Other (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=M/Other)  (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999)
Maborosi (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Maborosi)  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995)
Madadayo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Madadayo)  (Akira Kurosawa, 1993)
Memories (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Memories)  (Katsuhiro Otomo/Koji Morimoto/Tensai Okamura, 1995)
Messengers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Messengers)  (Yasuo Baba, 1999)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion)  (Juzo Itami, 1992)
Moe no suzaku (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moe no suzaku)  (Naomi Kawase, 1997)
Moonlight Whispers (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moonlight Whispers)  (Akihiko Shiota, 1999)
My Neighbor The Yamadas (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Neighbor The Yamadas)  (Isao Takahata, 1999)
My Secret Cache (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Secret Cache)  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1997)
My Sons (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Sons)  (Yoji Yamada, 1991)
The Mystery of Rampo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Mystery of Rampo)  (Rintaro Mayuzumi & Kazuyoshi Okuyama, 1994)
Nabbie's Love (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Nabbie's Love)  (Yuji Nakae, 1999)
Ninja Scroll (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ninja Scroll)  (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993)
Okoge (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Okoge)  (Takehiro Nakajima, 1992)
Onibi: The Fire Within (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Onibi: The Fire Within)  (Rokuro Mochizuki, 1997)
Only Yesterday (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Only Yesterday)  (Isao Takahata, 1991)
Patlabor 2 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Patlabor 2)  (Mamoru Oshii, 1993)
Perfect Blue (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Perfect Blue)  (Satoshi Kon, 1998)
Picnic (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Picnic)  (Shunji Iwai, 1996)
Picture Bride (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Picture Bride)  (Kayo Hatta, 1994)
Pom Poko (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Pom Poko)  (Isao Takahata, 1994)
Poppoya (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Poppoya)  (Yasuo Furuhata, 1999)
Porco Rosso (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Porco Rosso)  (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992)
Postman Blues (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Postman Blues)  (Hiroyuki Tanaka, 1997)
Princess Mononoke (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Princess Mononoke)  (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
A Quiet Life (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Quiet Life)  (Juzo Itami, 1995)
Rainy Dog (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rainy Dog)  (Takashi Miike, 1997)
Rhapsody in August (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rhapsody in August)  (Akira Kurosawa, 1991)
Ringu (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ringu)  (Hideo Nakata, 1998)
Roujin Z (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Roujin Z)  (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1991)
A Scene At The Sea (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Scene At The Sea)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1991)
Screwed (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Screwed)  (Teruo Ishii, 1998)
Serpent's Path (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Serpent's Path)  (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998)
Shall We Dance? (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shall We Dance?)  (Masayuki Suo, 1996)
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl)  (Katsuhito Ishii, 1998)
Sleeping Man (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleeping Man)  (Kôhei Oguri, 1996)
Sleepless Town (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleepless Town)  (Chi-Ngai Lee, 1998)
Sonatine (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sonatine)  (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
Spriggan (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spriggan)  (Hirotsugu Kawasaki, 1998)
Stairway to the Distant Past (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Stairway to the Distant Past)  (Kaizo Hayashi, 1995)
The Sting of Death (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Sting of Death)  (Kohei Oguri, 1990)
The Strange Tale of Oyuki (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Strange Tale of Oyuki)  (Kaneto Shindo, 1992)
Suicide Bus (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Suicide Bus)  (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1998)
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sumo Do, Sumo Don't)  (Masayuki Suo, 1992)
Supermarket Woman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Supermarket Woman)  (Juzo Itami, 1996)
Swallowtail Butterfly (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swallowtail Butterfly)  (Shunji Iwai, 1996)
Taboo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Taboo)  (Nagisa Oshima, 1999)
Talking Head (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Talking Head)  (Mamoru Oshii, 1992)
Tenchi: The Movie (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tenchi: The Movie)  (Hiroshi Negishi, 1996)
Tokyo biyori (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tokyo biyori)  (Naoto Takenaka, 1997)
Tokyo Fist (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tokyo Fist)  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1995)
Tokyo Rampage (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tokyo Rampage)  (Toshiaki Toyoda, 1998)
Umi ga Kikoeru (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Umi ga Kikoeru)  (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993)
Undo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Undo)  (Shunji Iwai, 1994)
Village of Dreams (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Village of Dreams)  (Yoichi Higashi, 1996)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald)  (Koki Mitani, 1997)
Whisper of the Heart (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Whisper of the Heart)  (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995)
Yumeji (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Yumeji)  (Seijun Suzuki, 1991)

Philippines

Jose Rizal (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Jose Rizal)  (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998)

South Korea

An Affair (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=An Affair)  (Lee Je-yong, 1998)
Art Museum by the Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Art Museum by the Zoo)  (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998)
Attack the Gas Station! (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Attack the Gas Station!)  (Kim Sang-Jin, 1999)
The Birdcage Inn (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Birdcage Inn)  (Kim Ki-duk, 1998)
Black Republic (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Black Republic)  (Park Kwang-su, 1990)
Christmas in August (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Christmas in August)  (Hur Jin-ho, 1998)
City of the Rising Sun (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=City of the Rising Sun)  (Sung-su Kim, 1998)
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well)  (Hong Sang-soo, 1996)
Eternal Empire (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Eternal Empire)  (Park Chong-won, 1995)
Festival (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Festival)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1996)
Green Fish (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Green Fish)  (Lee Chang-dong, 1997)
Happy End (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Happy End)  (Chung Ji Woo, 1999)
The Harmonium in My Memory (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Harmonium in My Memory)  (Lee Young-jae, 1998)
Memento Mori (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Memento Mori)  (Kim Tae-Yong & Min Kyu-Dong, 1999)
No. 3 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=No. 3)  (Song Neung-han, 1997)
Nowhere to Hide (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Nowhere to Hide)  (Lee Myung-se, 1999)
Passage to Buddha (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Passage to Buddha)  (Sun-Woo Jang, 1993)
Peppermint Candy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Peppermint Candy)  (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)
A Petal (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Petal)  (Jang Sun-Woo, 1996)
The Power of Kangwon Province (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Power of Kangwon Province)  (Hong Sang-soo, 1998)
The Quiet Family (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Quiet Family)  (Kim Ji-woon, 1998)
The Ring Virus (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Ring Virus)  (Dong-bin Kim, 1999)
Shiri (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shiri)  (Je-gyu Kang, 1999)
A Single Spark (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Single Spark)  (Kwang-su Park, 1995)
Son of the General (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Son of the General)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1990)
Sopyonje (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sopyonje)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1993)
The South Korean Army (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The South Korean Army)  (Ji-yeong Jeong, 1990)
Spring in my Home Town (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spring in my Home Town)  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998)
To the Starry Island (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To the Starry Island)  (Park Kwang-su, 1993)
White Badge (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=White Badge)  (Jeong Ji-yeong, 1992)

Taiwan

A Brighter Summer Day (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Brighter Summer Day)  (Edward Yang, 1991)
A Confucian Confusion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Confucian Confusion)  (Edward Yang, 1994)
Eat Drink Man Woman (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Eat Drink Man Woman)  (Ang Lee, 1994)
Flowers of Shanghai (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Flowers of Shanghai)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998)
Good Men, Good Women (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Good Men, Good Women)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1995)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Goodbye South, Goodbye)  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996)
The Hole (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Hole)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998)
Mahjong (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Mahjong)  (Edward Yang, 1996)
Peach Blossom Land (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Peach Blossom Land)  (Stan Lai, 1992)
The Personals (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Personals)  (Chen Kuo-fu, 1998)
Pushing Hands (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Pushing Hands)  (Ang Lee, 1992)
Rebels of the Neon God (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rebels of the Neon God)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1992)
The River (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The River)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997)
Siao Yu (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Siao Yu)  (Sylvia Chang, 1995)
Vive L'Amour (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Vive L'Amour)  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994)
The Wedding Banquet (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Wedding Banquet)  (Ang Lee, 1993)

Thailand

Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters)  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997)
Fun Bar Karaoke (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Fun Bar Karaoke)  (Pen-Ek Rataranuang, 1997)
6ixtynin9 (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=6ixtynin9)  (Pen-Ek Rataranuang, 1999)

Vietnam

Cyclo (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cyclo)  (Ahn Huang Tran, 1995)
The Scent of Green Papaya (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Scent of Green Papaya)  (Ahn Huang Tran, 1993)
Three Seasons (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Three Seasons)  (Tony Bui, 1999)

Alright, what worthy personal favorites are missing?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on August 22, 2008, 03:08:23 PM
The Legend  (Corey Yuen, 1993)

Does that include both parts of Fong Sai Yuk?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 22, 2008, 04:00:10 PM
Okay, here we go.  Here are the 301 titles currently under consideration for the bracket.  It was a nice, even 300 until skjerva had to go and dig up that damn Bedroom film.
For shame skjerva, I like even numbers! ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on August 22, 2008, 05:10:43 PM
Great work guys. It's awesome that you came up with such an extensive list. Not to mention that you've found films that are from countries  we rarely associate with 'great cinema', such as Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on August 22, 2008, 05:21:14 PM
A Confucian Confusion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Confucian Confusion)  (Edward Yang, 1994)
Mahjong (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Mahjong)  (Edward Yang, 1996)
How are you guys planning on see these?  I thought they were only available on old Asian discs (DVD, VCD, LD?) that don't have English subtitles.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Pacze Moj on August 22, 2008, 05:25:20 PM
Great work guys. It's awesome that you came up with such an extensive list. Not to mention that you've found films that are from countries  we rarely associate with 'great cinema', such as Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Seconded.

I don't want to participate in the bracket, but that list is an excellent "what to watch" list, in and of itself. Just browsing the titles is interesting. Thanks for taking the time to do the research, guys!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 05:30:57 PM
A Confucian Confusion (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Confucian Confusion)  (Edward Yang, 1994)
Mahjong (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Mahjong)  (Edward Yang, 1996)
How are you guys planning on see these?  I thought they were only available on old Asian discs (DVD, VCD, LD?) that don't have English subtitles.
Avistaz (http://bt.avistaz.com/details.php?id=6e5531da984392f88219380112f376938099dd2d) has a (currently unseeded) torrent of A Confucian Confusion with hardsubbed English and Mandarin titles.  Mahjong is trickier, but I'm told it's available through Kargarga, also with hardsubbed titles.  eMule has both films, but I'm not sure if they're subtitled in English (one looks like it might be have Italian titles), and I'm not seeing any files at opensubtitles.org (http://www.opensubtitles.org/).  But I'm still optimistic.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 22, 2008, 05:38:28 PM
The Legend  (Corey Yuen, 1993)

Does that include both parts of Fong Sai Yuk?

It's only part one.  And the only audio option is an English dub.

Both Fong Sai Yuks are available at yesasia, in subtitled versions.  I have them.

Tai Chi Master is now available under its proper title, thanks to Dragon Dynasty.  the new version should be on netflix by now.

How about:

Johnnie To: The Heroic Trio 1 & 2
Various other Once Upon A Time In China sequels
Jackie Chan: Supercop, First Strike, Operation Condor, City Hunter
Jet Li: Black Mask, Dr. Wai And the Scripture With No Words
Wong Jing: God Of Gamblers 2-4, Kung Fu Cult Master (I have it on VHS, don't think there's a DVD), Last Hero In China, Tricky Brains and Tricky Master, Boys Are Easy
Tsui Hark: the Chinese Feast, the Banquet
Stephen Chow: All's Well Ends Well, All For The Winner
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on August 22, 2008, 07:27:28 PM




Operation Condor


That's a must see, just for the stunts alone.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 22, 2008, 11:41:54 PM
Wong Jing: God Of Gamblers 2-4
Can you give me an IMDb link to the fourth one?  I can't tell which one you mean, and Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_Gamblers#Sequels.2C_spin-offs_and_parodies) just confused me further.

Kung Fu Cult Master (I have it on VHS, don't think there's a DVD)
Looks like Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Kung_Fu_Master/70021459) has it.

Tsui Hark: the Chinese Feast
Did you already have this one on your Food list, skjerva?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on August 23, 2008, 12:21:18 AM

Tsui Hark: the Chinese Feast
Did you already have this one on your Food list, skjerva?

pixote

yep. and if i haven't already said it (well, even if i have) - mammoth thanks to face and pix for culling all these titles.  the tiny bit of sleuthing i did today, took way longer than i would have suspected, i reckon finding all these titles and organizing the information was a crazy time commitment
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 23, 2008, 12:25:21 AM
to face and pix

And roujin, the silent partner!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 23, 2008, 12:38:05 AM

Tsui Hark: the Chinese Feast
Did you already have this one on your Food list, skjerva?

pixote

yep. and if i haven't already said it (well, even if i have) - mammoth thanks to face and pix for culling all these titles.  the tiny bit of sleuthing i did today, took way longer than i would have suspected, i reckon finding all these titles and organizing the information was a crazy time commitment

here here.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 23, 2008, 03:16:19 AM
Wong Jing: God Of Gamblers 2-4
Can you give me an IMDb link to the fourth one?  I can't tell which one you mean, and Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_Gamblers#Sequels.2C_spin-offs_and_parodies) just confused me further.

God Of Gamblers' Return (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109683/) is the fourth one, but called GOG 2 because Chow Yun-fat appeared in it after not appearing in the second or third one (though he is shown in the second, but it's an outtake from the first one).

IMDB says this about the other GOG 2:

"This movie is a sequel to both God of Gamblers, which included Andy Lau's character, and to All for the Winner, which starred Stephen Chow and Man Tat Ng. This film should not be confused with God of Gamblers Returns, also released as God of Gamblers 2, and in essence the true sequel to the original God of Gamblers."

All For The Winner is Stephen Chow's parody of the first GOG.

I really need to see these movies.

Kung Fu Cult Master (I have it on VHS, don't think there's a DVD)
Looks like Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Kung_Fu_Master/70021459) has it.

Yup, that's it.  One of its many titles (my VHS is called Lord Of The Wu Tang).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on August 23, 2008, 09:39:26 AM
Some suggestions.

The underlined films are the ones I recommend the most or are films that have received some praise.

China
Rainclouds Over Wushan (dir. Zhang Ming) - previously on VCD and DVD

Hong Kong
The Stunt Woman/Ah Kam (dir. Ann Hui) - Netflix
Eighteen Springs (dir. Ann Hui) - library, DVD
Away With Words (dir. Chris Doyle) - previously on VCD and DVD
Who's the Woman, Who's the Man? (dir. Peter Chan) - Netflix
Naked Killer (dir. Fok Yiu-leung) - Netflix; a cult flick
Lifeline (dir. Johnnie To) - Netflix
A Hero Never Dies (dir. Johnnie To) - Netflix; not a fan of this, but lots of people like it
Where a Good Man Goes (dir. Johnnie To) - Netflix
The Peace Hotel (dir. Wai Ka-fai) - Netflix

Japan
Shadow of China (dir. Mitsuo Yanagimachi) - VHS, library
Tetsuo: the Iron Man (dir. Shinya Tsukamoto) - Netflix; not a fan, but it's a pretty popular cult flick
Tetsuo 2: Bodyhammer (dir. Shinya Tsukamoto) - Netflix
Slight Fever/A Touch of Fever (dir. Ryosuke Hashiguchi) - Netflix
Kichiku dai enkai (dir. Kazuyoshi Kumakiri) - Netflix

Philippines
Relasyon (dir. Ishmael Bernal) - Netflix
The Fatima Buen Story (dir. Mario O'Hara) - Netflix

South Korea
Taebaek Mountains (dir. Im Kwon-taek) - DVD, YesAsia
Downfall (dir. Im Kwon-taek) - DVD, YesAsia
Motel Cactus (dir. Park Ki-yong; DP: Chris Doyle) - Netflix; great cinematography, not so good movie

Thailand
Bangkok Dangerous (dir. Pang brothers) - Netflix; not a fan, but it's popular

Vietnam
Nostalgia for the Countryside/Nostalgia for Countryland (dir. Dang Minh Nhat) - DVD, VHS, library


I haven't seen Shoot For the Contents by Trinh T. Minh-ha, but it's a possible title to look into.  I don't know if it qualifies because she's a Vietnamese-American born in Vietnam and lives and teaches in America, but it's a documentary about China judging from the synopsis.


Lastly, that's a pretty thorough job you guys did with that list.  Great work, guys and (gals?).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 04, 2008, 11:16:42 PM
 FE bracketopia update?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Colleen on September 05, 2008, 08:06:34 AM
Don't know anything about these other than finding them on Netflix Watch Now but what about:

Men and Women (1999)
So Close to Paradise (1998)

Both look interesting...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: karlwinslow on September 05, 2008, 10:10:58 AM
Princess Mononoke (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Princess Mononoke)  (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)

woot
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on September 05, 2008, 10:31:34 AM
There will be mall shootouts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GknWSi02pdc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GknWSi02pdc)

Excited yet?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 05, 2008, 10:58:02 AM
totally excited (even though that video is no longer available)

**EDIT**

and, yeah, the video is now available :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 05, 2008, 05:12:01 PM
Wassup! What the heck was that video?! Amazing.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 05, 2008, 05:16:31 PM
So when are we doing this? Gonna wait till the American one is done?

I just need to watch some oriental goodness soon! ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 06, 2008, 08:30:37 AM
Um... Is A Brighter Summer Day available...? I had heard that it wasn't, but this may just be over my way or on DVD. I'm really stoked to see it's in there, as I was lucky enough to catch the full original four hour edit at MIFF during the Yang retrospective they did. It's quite an amazing film.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 06, 2008, 07:02:24 PM
After the Rain (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After the Rain)  (Takashi Koizumi, 1999)
Peppermint Candy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Peppermint Candy)  (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)

These weren't actually released in their home countries until 2000, but I think we'll include them anyway, because we're rebellious and stuff.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 06, 2008, 08:16:32 PM
After the Rain (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After the Rain)  (Takashi Koizumi, 1999)
Peppermint Candy (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Peppermint Candy)  (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)

These weren't actually released in their home countries until 2000, but I think we'll include them anyway, because we're rebellious and stuff.  :)

pixote
Yay for rebellion! I have a good feeling about this bracket already.
Title: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 07, 2008, 04:06:04 PM
We're finally ready to accept ballots on the films under consideration for this bracket.  The number of titles is a little intimidating right now — 351!! — but voting shouldn't actually take you that long since the average person has probably seen about two dozen of the titles below, max.  And, to keep it somewhat simple, all you have to do is take those titles you've seen and group them into these categories:

I. Great
II. Good
III. Fair
IV. Mediocre/Poor

Because we're really trying to trim this list down, I'm hoping people will be selective about what they put in those first two categories.  Ideally, the final bracket will be the very best films from the list below, not the ones that are just "pretty good" or "not bad" ... ya know?

Please don't put any films you haven't seen (or don't remember) in categories I to IV.  For those titles, please use the following optional categories:

V. Films You Want an Excuse to See (Optional)
VI. Films You're Not That Interested in Ever Seeing (Optional)
VII. Films You've Seen But Don't Remember Well Enough to Vote On (Optional)

Other thoughts:

1. Ballots should be sent to me via private message (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=4150) by end of day on Wednesday, September 10.

2. Anyone can submit a ballot, even if you don't plan on participating in any matchups.  We need all the help we can get to trim down this list of possible titles.

3. I'm using a spreadsheet to compile all this data, so it'll make my life a lot easier if you copy-and-paste all the title/director/year/country information exactly and keep each title on its own row.  Ballots where voters retype approximations of the titles manually and put them on the same line separated by semi-colon — those take a lot of time to parse.  (I'll post my own ballot below to make it clear what I'm looking for.)

4. The list below is sorted by country then director then year, just to help keep similar films together.

5. If you plan on participating in the matchups, please let me know with your ballot if there are any categories of films that you'd rather avoid when possible (e.g., Kung Fu, Anime, Horror, Gore, etc.).

Let me know if you have any questions.  :)

pixote



Rice People (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia)
One Evening After The War (Rithy Panh, 1998, Cambodia)
Men and Women (Bingjian Liu, 1999, China)
Life on a String (Chen Kaige, 1991, China)
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)
Temptress Moon (Chen Kaige, 1996, China)
The Emperor and the Assassin (Chen Kaige, 1999, China)
Be There or Be Square (Feng Xiaogang, 1997, China)
Dream Factory (Feng Xiaogang, 1997, China)
The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (He Ping, 1991, China)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (He Ping, 1994, China)
Country Teachers (He Qun, 1994, China)
Postmen in the Mountains (Huo Jianqi, 1999, China)
Pickpocket (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China)
The Opium War (Jin Xie, 1997, China)
Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (Joan Chen, 1998, China)
Blush (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
The Story of Xinghua (Li Yin, 1994, China)
Rainclouds over Wuzhan (Ming Zhang, 1996, China)
For Fun (Ning Ying , 1992, China)
The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1993, China)
The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China)
In The Heat of the Sun (Wen Jiang, 1994, China)
The King of Masks (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)
Frozen (Xiaoshuai Wang, 1996, China)
So Close to Paradise (Xiaoshuai Wang, 1998, China)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (Xie Fei, 1994, China)
A Mongolian Tale (Xie Fei, 1995, China)
Penitentiary Angel (Xie Jin, 1995, China)
My Rice Noodle Shop (Yang Xie, 1998, China)
Red Cherry (Ye Daying, 1995, China)
Shower (Zhang Yang, 1999, China)
Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, 1990, China)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)
The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou, 1992, China)
To Live (Zhang Yimou, 1994, China)
Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China)
Keep Cool (Zhang Yimou, 1997, China)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
East Palace, West Palace (Zhang Yuan, 1996, China)
Seventeen Years (Zhang Yuan, 1999, China)
Ermo (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China)
The Emperor's Shadow (Zhou Xiaowen, 1996, China)
Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990, Hong Kong)
Summer Snow (Ann Hui, 1995, Hong Kong)
The Stunt Woman (Ann Hui, 1996, Hong Kong)
Eighteen Springs (Ann Hui, 1997, Hong Kong)
Ordinary Heroes (Ann Hui, 1999, Hong Kong)
A Moment of Romance (Benny Chan, 1990, Hong Kong)
The Underground Banker (Bosco Lam, 1994, Hong Kong)
Once Upon a Time in China IV (Bun Yuen, 1993, Hong Kong)
Cageman (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Intimates (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)
Swordsman III: The East Is Red (Ching Siu Tung, 1993, Hong Kong)
A Chinese Ghost Story II (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990, Hong Kong)
A Terra-Cotta Warrior (Ching Siu-Tung, 1990, Hong Kong)
Dr. Wai and the Scripture with No Words (Ching Siu-Tung, 1996, Hong Kong)
Swordsman II (Ching Siu-Tung / Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)
Royal Tramp (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992, Hong Kong)
Royal Tramp II (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992, Hong Kong)
Fist of Fury 1991 II (Choh Chung-Sing / Corey Yuen, 1992, Hong Kong)
Away with Words (Christopher Doyle, 1999, Hong Kong)
Farewell China (Clara Law, 1990, Hong Kong)
Autumn Moon (Clara Law, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Temptation of a Monk (Clara Law, 1993, Hong Kong)
Naked Killer (Clarence Fok Yiu-leung, 1992, Hong Kong)
All's Well, Ends Well (Clifton Ko, 1992, Hong Kong)
Family Happiness (Clifton Ko, 1992, Hong Kong)
Fong Sai Yuk (Corey Yuen, 1993, Hong Kong)
Fong Sai Yuk II (Corey Yuen, 1993, Hong Kong)
Black Mask (Daniel Lee, 1996, Hong Kong)
Operation Scorpio (David Lai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Made in Hong Kong (Fruit Chan, 1997, Hong Kong)
The Longest Summer (Fruit Chan, 1998, Hong Kong)
Little Cheung (Fruit Chan, 1999, Hong Kong)
Fight Back to School (Gordon Chan, 1991, Hong Kong)
Fist of Legend (Gordon Chan, 1994, Hong Kong)
King of Chess (Ho Yim, 1991, Hong Kong)
The Day the Sun Turned Cold (Ho Yim, 1994, Hong Kong)
Kitchen (Ho Yim, 1997, Hong Kong)
Operation Condor (Jackie Chan, 1991, Hong Kong)
Your Place or Mine (James Yuen, 1998, Hong Kong)
The Eagle Shooting Heroes (Jeffrey Lau, 1993, Hong Kong)
A Chinese Odyssey (Jeffrey Lau, 1994, Hong Kong)
Out of the Dark (Jeffrey Lau, 1995, Hong Kong)
All for the Winner (Jeffrey Lau & Corey Yuen, 1990, Hong Kong)
Bullet in the Head (John Woo, 1990, Hong Kong)
Once a Thief (John Woo, 1991, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
Justice, My Foot! (Johnny To, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Heroic Trio (Johnny To, 1993, Hong Kong)
Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (Johnny To, 1993, Hong Kong)
Lifeline (Johnny To, 1997, Hong Kong)
A Hero Never Dies (Johnny To, 1998, Hong Kong)
The Mission (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
Running Out of Time (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
Where A Good Man Goes (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
Stage Door (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)
Swordsman (King Hu, 1990, Hong Kong)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (Lam Ngai Kai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Young and Dangerous (Lau Wai-keung, 1996, Hong Kong)
To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui (Lau Wai-keung / Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Lee Rock (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991, Hong Kong)
Lee Rock II (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991, Hong Kong)
Doctor Mack (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Lost and Found (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1996, Hong Kong)
Flirting Scholar (Lee Lik-Chi, 1993, Hong Kong)
Legend of the Drunken Master (Liu Chia-Liang, 1994, Hong Kong)
The Soong Sisters (Mabel Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)
Bangkok Dangerous (Oxide & Danny Panny, 1999, Hong Kong)
Expect the Unexpected (Patrick Yau, 1998, Hong Kong)
The Longest Nite (Patrick Yau, 1998, Hong Kong)
Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye (Peter Chan, 1991, Hong Kong)
Comrades, Almost A Love Story (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)
He's a Woman, She's a Man (Peter Chan / Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
Tom, Dick and Hairy (Peter Chan / Chi-Ngai Lee, 1993, Hong Kong)
Dragon Inn (Raymond Lee, 1992, Hong Kong)
Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2 (Ricky Lau, 1990, Hong Kong)
Full Contact (Ringo Lam, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Bride with White Hair (Ronny Yu, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Phantom Lover (Ronny Yu, 1995, Hong Kong)
Once Upon a Time in China & America (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, 1997, Hong Kong)
The Days of Being Dumb (Sau Leung 'Blacky' Ko, 1992, Hong Kong)
Full Moon in New York (Stanley Kwan, 1990, Hong Kong)
Center Stage (Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong)
Red Rose White Rose (Stanley Kwan, 1994, Hong Kong)
Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)
Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong, 1995, Hong Kong)
First Strike (Stanley Tong, 1996, Hong Kong)
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (Stephen Chow, 1994, Hong Kong)
God of Cookery (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
From China with Love (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
The King of Comedy (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
Forbidden City Cop (Stephen Chow / Vincent Kok, 1996, Hong Kong)
Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark, 1991, Hong Kong)
Once Upon a Time in China 2 (Tsui Hark, 1992, Hong Kong)
Green Snake (Tsui Hark, 1993, Hong Kong)
Once Upon a Time in China 3 (Tsui Hark, 1993, Hong Kong)
Butterfly Lovers (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
Once Upon a Time in China V (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
The Blade (Tsui Hark, 1995, Hong Kong)
Love in the Time of Twilight (Tsui Hark, 1995, Hong Kong)
The Chinese Feast (Tsui Hark, 1995, Hong Kong)
The Banquet (Tsui Hark et al., 1991, Hong Kong)
The Peace Hotel (Wai Ka-Fai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 2 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 3 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
Tricky Brains (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
Boys Are Easy (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
City Hunter (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
Kung Fu Cult Master (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
Last Hero In China (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers Returns (Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Hail the Judge (Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Tricky Master (Wong Jing, 1999, Hong Kong)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
C'est la vie, mon chéri (Yee Tung-Shing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Red Dust (Yim Ho, 1990, Hong Kong)
Metade Fumaca (Yip Kam-Hung, 1999, Hong Kong)
Iron Monkey (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Tai-Chi Master (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
Wing Chun (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kong)
Moonlight Whispers (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan)
The D-Slope Murder Case (Akio Jissoji, 1998, Japan)
Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990, Japan)
Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa, 1991, Japan)
Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa, 1993, Japan)
Sleepless Town (Chi-Ngai Lee, 1998, Japan)
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Love & Pop (Hideki Anno, 1998, Japan)
Kagerô (Hideo Gosha, 1991, Japan)
Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)
Chaos (Hideo Nakata, 1999, Japan)
Maborosi (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995, Japan)
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
Tenchi: The Movie (Hiroshi Negishi, 1996, Japan)
Suicide Bus (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1998, Japan)
Spriggan (Hirotsugu Kawasaki, 1998, Japan)
I Like You, I Like You Very Much (Hiroyuki Oki, 1994, Japan)
Jin-Roh (Hiroyuki Okiura, 1998, Japan)
Dangan Runner (Hiroyuki Tanaka, 1996, Japan)
Postman Blues (Hiroyuki Tanaka, 1997, Japan)
The Bedroom (Hisayasu Sato, 1992, Japan)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994, Japan)
My Neighbor The Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999, Japan)
Give It All (Itsumichi Isomura, 1998, Japan)
Junkers Come Here (Junichi Sato, 1995, Japan)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (Juzo Itami, 1992, Japan)
The Last Dance (Juzo Itami, 1993, Japan)
A Quiet Life (Juzo Itami, 1995, Japan)
Supermarket Woman (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan)
Stairway to the Distant Past (Kaizo Hayashi, 1995, Japan)
The Strange Tale of Oyuki (Kaneto Shindo, 1992, Japan)
A Last Note (Kaneto Shindo, 1995, Japan)
Roujin Z (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1991, Japan)
Memories (Katsuhiro Otomo/Koji Morimoto/Tensai Okamura, 1995, Japan)
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (Katsuhito Ishii, 1998, Japan)
Picture Bride (Kayo Hatta, 1994, Japan)
A Dedicated Life (Kazuo Hara, 1994, Japan)
Kichiku (Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, 1997, Japan)
Crest of Betrayal (Kinji Fukasaku, 1994, Japan)
The Geisha House (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999, Japan)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)
Eyes of the Spider (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998, Japan)
License to Live (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998, Japan)
Serpent's Path (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998, Japan)
Charisma (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999, Japan)
The Sting of Death (Kohei Oguri, 1990, Japan)
Sleeping Man (Kôhei Oguri, 1996, Japan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
47 Ronin (Kon Ichikawa, 1994, Japan)
Talking Head (Mamoru Oshii, 1992, Japan)
Patlabor 2 (Mamoru Oshii, 1993, Japan)
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1995, Japan)
Childhood Days (Masahiro Shinoda, 1990, Japan)
Kamikaze Taxi (Masato Harada, 1995, Japan)
Bounce KO Gals (Masato Harada, 1997, Japan)
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (Masayuki Suo, 1992, Japan)
Shall We Dance? (Masayuki Suo, 1996, Japan)
Shadow of China (Mitsuo Yanagimachi, 1990, Japan)
Taboo (Nagisa Oshima, 1999, Japan)
Moe no suzaku (Naomi Kawase, 1997, Japan)
Tokyo biyori (Naoto Takenaka, 1997, Japan)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993, Japan)
Chizuko's Younger Sister (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1991, Japan)
M/Other (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999, Japan)
Black Jack (Osamu Dezaki, 1996, Japan)
The Mystery of Rampo (Rintaro Mayuzumi & Kazuyoshi Okuyama, 1994, Japan)
Another Lonely Hitman (Rokuro Mochizuki, 1995, Japan)
Onibi: The Fire Within (Rokuro Mochizuki, 1997, Japan)
A Touch of Fever (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1993, Japan)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
Yumeji (Seijun Suzuki, 1991, Japan)
Chinpira (Shinji Aoyama, 1996, Japan)
Down the Drain (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993, Japan)
My Secret Cache (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1997, Japan)
Adrenaline Drive (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999, Japan)
Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1992, Japan)
Tokyo Fist (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1995, Japan)
Bullet Ballet (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1998, Japan)
Gemini (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999, Japan)
The Eel (Shohei Imamura, 1997, Japan)
Dr. Akagi (Shohei Imamura, 1998, Japan)
The Drive (Shunichi Nagasaki, 1992, Japan)
Undo (Shunji Iwai, 1994, Japan)
Love Letter (Shunji Iwai, 1995, Japan)
Picnic (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)
Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)
April Story (Shunji Iwai, 1998, Japan)
Labyrinth of Dreams (Sogo Ishii, 1997, Japan)
Hold You Tight (Stanley Kwan, 1997, Japan)
After the Rain (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan)
Fudoh: The New Generation (Takashi Miike, 1996, Japan)
Rainy Dog (Takashi Miike, 1997, Japan)
The Bird People in China (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Blues Harp (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Dead or Alive (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Ley Lines (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Okoge (Takehiro Nakajima, 1992, Japan)
Boiling Point (Takeshi Kitano, 1990, Japan)
A Scene At The Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)
Getting Any? (Takeshi Kitano, 1995, Japan)
Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano, 1999, Japan)
Screwed (Teruo Ishii, 1998, Japan)
Umi ga Kikoeru (Tomomi Mochizuki, 1993, Japan)
Tokyo Rampage (Toshiaki Toyoda, 1998, Japan)
Messengers (Yasuo Baba, 1999, Japan)
Poppoya (Yasuo Furuhata, 1999, Japan)
Kite (Yasuomi Umetsu, 1998, Japan)
Village of Dreams (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan)
My Sons (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan)
A Class To Remember (Yoji Yamada, 1993, Japan)
Ninja Scroll (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993, Japan)
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)
Lost Paradise (Yoshimitsu Morita, 1997, Japan)
Nabbie's Love (Yuji Nakae, 1999, Japan)
Jose Rizal (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998, Philippines)
The Fatima Buen Story (Mario O'Hara, 1994, Philippines)
The Murmuring (Byun Young-Joo, 1995, South Korea)
301/302 (Cheol-su Park, 1995, South Korea)
Happy End (Chung Ji Woo, 1999, South Korea)
The Ring Virus (Dong-bin Kim, 1999, South Korea)
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong Sang-soo, 1996, South Korea)
The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, 1998, South Korea)
Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Son of the General (Im Kwon-taek, 1990, South Korea)
Sopyonje (Im Kwon-taek, 1993, South Korea)
Festival (Im Kwon-taek, 1996, South Korea)
Downfall (Im Kwon-Taek, 1997, South Korea)
A Petal (Jang Sun-Woo, 1996, South Korea)
Bad Movie (Jang Sun-Woo, 1998, South Korea)
Lies (Jang Sun-Woo, 1999, South Korea)
Shiri (Je-gyu Kang, 1999, South Korea)
White Badge (Jeong Ji-yeong, 1992, South Korea)
The South Korean Army (Ji-yeong Jeong, 1990, South Korea)
The Quiet Family (Kim Ji-woon, 1998, South Korea)
The Birdcage Inn (Kim Ki-duk, 1998, South Korea)
Attack the Gas Station! (Kim Sang-Jin, 1999, South Korea)
Memento Mori (Kim Tae-Yong & Min Kyu-Dong, 1999, South Korea)
A Single Spark (Kwang-su Park, 1995, South Korea)
Green Fish (Lee Chang-dong, 1997, South Korea)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999, South Korea)
Art Museum by the Zoo (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998, South Korea)
An Affair (Lee Je-yong, 1998, South Korea)
Spring in my Home Town (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea)
Nowhere to Hide (Lee Myung-se, 1999, South Korea)
The Harmonium in My Memory (Lee Young-jae, 1998, South Korea)
Eternal Empire (Park Chong-won, 1995, South Korea)
Motel Cactus (Park Ki-Yong, 1997, South Korea)
Black Republic (Park Kwang-su, 1990, South Korea)
To the Starry Island (Park Kwang-su, 1993, South Korea)
No. 3 (Song Neung-han, 1997, South Korea)
City of the Rising Sun (Sung-su Kim, 1998, South Korea)
Passage to Buddha (Sun-Woo Jang, 1993, South Korea)
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)
The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
The Personals (Chen Kuo-fu, 1998, Taiwan)
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991, Taiwan)
A Confucian Confusion (Edward Yang, 1994, Taiwan)
Mahjong (Edward Yang, 1996, Taiwan)
Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1995, Taiwan)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
The Peony Pavilion (Kuo-fu Chen, 1995, Taiwan)
Murmur of Youth (Lin Cheng-sheng, 1997, Taiwan)
Peach Blossom Land (Stan Lai, 1992, Taiwan)
Siao Yu (Sylvia Chang, 1995, Taiwan)
Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang, 1992, Taiwan)
Vive L'Amour (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, Taiwan)
The River (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997, Taiwan)
The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan)
Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand)
Fun Bar Karaoke (Pen-Ek Rataranuang, 1997, Thailand)
6ixtynin9 (Pen-Ek Rataranuang, 1999, Thailand)
The Scent of Green Papaya (Ahn Huang Tran, 1993, Vietnam)
Cyclo (Ahn Huang Tran, 1995, Vietnam)
Three Seasons (Tony Bui, 1999, Vietnam)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 07, 2008, 04:31:57 PM
Here's a fragment of my own ballot, just to give you an idea of what I'm hoping yours will look like.

pixote



I. Great
Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China)
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Village of Dreams (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan)
Spring in my Home Town (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea)

II. Good
The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1993, China)
Moonlight Whispers (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan)
Postman Blues (Hiroyuki Tanaka, 1997, Japan)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999, South Korea)
Cyclo (Ahn Huang Tran, 1995, Vietnam)

III. Fair
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)
The Bride with White Hair (Ronny Yu, 1993, Hong Kong)
C'est la vie, mon chéri (Yee Tung-Shing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)
Taboo (Nagisa Oshima, 1999, Japan)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
Rumble in the Bronx (Stanley Tong, 1995, Hong Kong)
Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Shiri (Je-gyu Kang, 1999, South Korea)
The King of Masks (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)

V. Films You Want an Excuse to See (Optional)
Childhood Days (Masahiro Shinoda, 1990, Japan)
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (Masayuki Suo, 1992, Japan)
M/Other (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999, Japan)
A Touch of Fever (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1993, Japan)
Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)

VI. Films You're Not That Interested in Ever Seeing (Optional)
Iron Monkey (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)

VII. Films You've Seen But Don't Remember Well Enough to Vote On (Optional)
n/a

Notes: I'm less interested in Kung Fu than most other genres.  My sources for films are a great video store, the library (including interlibrary loan), and the vast resources of the internet.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: roujin on September 07, 2008, 05:50:22 PM
Only seen 22 movies. This is going to be fun!

7 great
8 good
5 fair
2 tsk tsk
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 07, 2008, 05:58:46 PM
Only seen 22 movies. This is going to be fun!

Totally.  I've seen 38½, I think, the ½ being the parts of Iron Monkey that the person with the remote didn't fast forward through.  Can't wait to see some of the other 161+ or whatever.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: sdedalus on September 07, 2008, 06:01:58 PM
I think I count 49 1/2 that I've seen.  But a few of them I don't remember that well.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: duder on September 07, 2008, 06:04:26 PM
I have seen 14. Sorry for ignoring you, Asia!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2008, 06:26:33 PM
I feel kind of bad. I was snobbishly assuming this bracket was going to be completely arcane. Not so! This looks like a fantastic list, with plenty of variety. I can't wait to begin! :D Ballot en route.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Junior on September 07, 2008, 06:27:34 PM
I have seen 1 of these. I assume it will make it into the brackettt.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Wilson on September 07, 2008, 07:15:24 PM
I've seen very very little of these, so just put me down as curious to see everything.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: skjerva on September 07, 2008, 07:22:46 PM
can't wait!  i have 9 greats, and all the others (14) i've done i just stuck in the "don't remember well enough"

i stuck 56 on the "want to see" list, and i'm sure i don't know better than to include loads of others
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: smirnoff on September 07, 2008, 07:28:29 PM
Seen 8

1 great, 5 good, 2 fair
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: karlwinslow on September 07, 2008, 09:07:02 PM
i've done 4 1/2 (the half being some of hard boiled).

the other 4 are 2 wong kar wai and the 2 miyazaki.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: edgar00 on September 07, 2008, 10:22:27 PM
I know next to nothing about Asian cinema. I'll watch just about anything.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: ses on September 07, 2008, 10:26:06 PM
I know next to nothing about Asian cinema. I'll watch just about anything.

Count me in!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 08, 2008, 07:38:16 AM
Now I've got to sift through all 300 films just to find the three I've seen.... :P

Man, I need to see more oriental cinema.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 08, 2008, 01:31:45 PM
People are submitting ballots.  This is very cool.  8)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Thor on September 08, 2008, 04:22:11 PM
Great - 10

Good - 6

Fair - 5

Mediocre/Poor - 3

And a whopping 62 on the "want to see" list - though I have to admit if there were any films listed by a director I had seen another work by before I listed it without fail.

This should be fun.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: winrit on September 08, 2008, 04:37:59 PM
I have seen 1 of these. I assume it will make it into the brackettt.

I'm with Junior.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Junior on September 08, 2008, 04:43:17 PM
I have seen 1 of these. I assume it will make it into the brackettt.

I'm with Junior.

I wonder if it's the same one. Say it on three

1

2

3

Princess Mononoke!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 08, 2008, 04:44:00 PM
Great - 10

Good - 6

Fair - 5

Mediocre/Poor - 3

Wow, way to make good on my "two dozen, max" estimate.  :)  (Your total is definitely above average, so far.)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Thor on September 08, 2008, 04:53:54 PM
Great - 10

Good - 6

Fair - 5

Mediocre/Poor - 3

Wow, way to make good on my "two dozen, max" estimate.  :)  (Your total is definitely above average, so far.)

pixote

It's still pretty criminal considering that it's a whole continent... and in the same time period I probably watched 10 films starring Chris O'Donnell.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: karlwinslow on September 08, 2008, 05:01:10 PM
Great - 10

Good - 6

Fair - 5

Mediocre/Poor - 3

Wow, way to make good on my "two dozen, max" estimate.  :)  (Your total is definitely above average, so far.)

pixote

and the outlier, sean with 42.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: 1SO on September 08, 2008, 11:28:41 PM
I've seen 74.  There's a few titles I'm surprised to see not listed (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Suicide Circle, Strange Circus), and 10 hard to find titles I've always wanted to watch.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Verite on September 08, 2008, 11:31:23 PM
I've seen 74.  There's a few titles I'm surprised to see not listed (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Suicide Circle, Strange Circus), and 10 hard to find titles I've always wanted to watch.

As I understand it, it's comprised of films from the 90s not since the 90s.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 08, 2008, 11:37:35 PM
I've seen 74.

Actually, I count 84!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 08, 2008, 11:40:47 PM
I've seen 74.  There's a few titles I'm surprised to see not listed (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Suicide Circle, Strange Circus), and 10 hard to find titles I've always wanted to watch.

As I understand it, it's comprised of films from the 90s not since the 90s.

That's correct.  1990s only, as determined by IMDb (for simplicity) — hence the inclusion of borderline 90s titles like Full Moon in New York, After the Rain, and Peppermint Candy.

Do you think you'll find time to vote, Verite?  ;D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: 1SO on September 08, 2008, 11:45:18 PM
There's a few titles I'm surprised to see not listed (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Suicide Circle, Strange Circus), and 10 hard to find titles I've always wanted to watch.

As I understand it, it's comprised of films from the 90s not since the 90s.
Actually, I count 84!
This is what happens when I don't get enough sleep.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 09, 2008, 07:42:02 AM
I feel like a bad person. I've only seen two of these and they are both John Woo films...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Verite on September 09, 2008, 08:57:24 AM
Do you think you'll find time to vote, Verite?  ;D

Sent.

Great - 28

Good - 32

Fair - 29

Mediocre/Poor - 17

Note that I don't think the 28 great films are all masterpieces.  That category includes films that are to me flat-out masterpieces (9), near-masterpieces, really great, or great.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: winrit on September 09, 2008, 02:18:47 PM
I have seen 1 of these. I assume it will make it into the brackettt.

I'm with Junior.

I wonder if it's the same one. Say it on three

1

2

3

Princess Mononoke!

1

2

3

Eat Drink Man Woman (Doh!)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Tequila on September 09, 2008, 02:32:54 PM
Assuming that there will be films no one has seen or even heared of: what happens to those?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 09, 2008, 02:34:01 PM
Assuming that there will be films no one has seen or even heared of: what happens to those?

I'm leaning towards automatic inclusion.  I mean, those are the ones I'm most interested in, personally.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: sdedalus on September 09, 2008, 02:37:06 PM
Great - 21

Good - 16

Fair - 6

Mediocre - 7

Want To See - 61
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Thor on September 09, 2008, 03:32:37 PM
Assuming that there will be films no one has seen or even heared of: what happens to those?

I'm leaning towards automatic inclusion.  I mean, those are the ones I'm most interested in, personally.  :)

pixote

That would be fun - I wanted to look up each film you listed and judge my level of interest, but you know, there's that time thing...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 09, 2008, 11:00:43 PM
One more day to vote!  Please try to find time to get your ballots in.  Remember, you can submit a ballot even if you don't plan on participating in any matchups.  We just need your help to make sure the best films make it into the initial bracket.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 10, 2008, 02:51:59 AM
I. - 2
II. - 0
III. - 1
IV. - 0
V. - 15
VI. - 0
VII. - 1

I'm slightly embarrassed that I've only seen 4 of the films on the list. I think my noughties list would be much better. I was also quite reserved in the ones I want an excuse to see.
Looking forward to getting involved, although I doubt I'd be able to get my hands on many of the DVD's.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 10, 2008, 07:37:00 AM
I'm slightly embarrassed that I've only seen 4 of the films on the list.
That's two more than I have. :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: pixote on September 10, 2008, 10:08:54 AM
Reminder:  Today's the last day to get ballots in!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket - Ballot
Post by: edgar00 on September 11, 2008, 07:48:14 PM
No ballots from me. I just want to dive into this project.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 11, 2008, 10:43:07 PM
i'm ready for my pair!  going to the video hut tomorrow morning for 3 new flicks
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 12, 2008, 03:29:07 PM
I think I've just about got this figured out.  Look for a epic post sometime this weekend.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 12, 2008, 11:37:05 PM
sweet, can't wait :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 13, 2008, 02:00:52 PM
...and we're off. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.0)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 13, 2008, 02:12:02 PM
I've got Eagle Shooting Heroes from netflix right now.  I can match that up against something. . . how about Fong Sai Yuk II?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Wilson on September 13, 2008, 03:24:40 PM
I could do Iron Monkey vs Tokyo Fist if that's ok?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Emiliana on September 13, 2008, 03:53:04 PM
Basil, lotr-sam0711, Wilson, edgarchaput, faceboy, kypade, saltine, Emiliana, cinechic, AcademiaNut, Junior, karlwinslow, and Ronan should pick out a Far East matchup (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.0).  :)

I looked up a couple of films, found two that are available from my Netflixy-thing, and that are on the Netflix-doesn't have-them-list, but they both only have the German language dub on the DVDs. I got frustrated and gave up. This requires some hard-core research - let's see if I can muster the motivation some time while I'm at work next week  :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 13, 2008, 04:06:28 PM
This requires some hard-core research

Believe me, I feel your pain.  :P

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 13, 2008, 04:39:06 PM
So we're just picking out own?

Two that caught my eye that I have access to: Country Teachers  (He Qun, 1994, China) and Bullet in the Head  (John Woo, 1990, Hong Kong).... is that okay?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: saltine on September 13, 2008, 06:28:54 PM
Let me get to Aus and see what's available.  Then we'll get for me a match-up.  I want to participate.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 13, 2008, 07:22:52 PM
That Drunken Master II vs. Once Upon A Time In China matchup is really tough for the first round.

Plus it's got Jackie Chan and Jet Li playing the same character.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Junior on September 13, 2008, 07:36:32 PM
They were the first two that I could get. Pix also said that Drunken Master would have been the 33 seed.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on September 13, 2008, 07:56:43 PM
That Drunken Master II vs. Once Upon A Time In China matchup is really tough for the first round.

Plus it's got Jackie Chan and Jet Li playing the same character.

This is an unfortunate early matchup because to me these are the two best martial arts films included from what I've seen on the list.  Legend of Drunken Master is better than some of the Top 32, IMHO.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 13, 2008, 08:05:20 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Junior on September 13, 2008, 08:14:51 PM
So either way I'm gonna end up with another Dead Man Fiasco?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Junior on September 13, 2008, 08:20:02 PM
Nevermind. Both of them are the dubbed version.

I don't think I will be able to participate in this one until winter break when I can get to a good library.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 14, 2008, 11:42:16 AM
Nevermind. Both of them are the dubbed version.

I don't think I will be able to participate in this one until winter break when I can get to a good library.

do you not go to UConn anymore?  i can't believe the librarians there wouldn't be able to track films down for you
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 14, 2008, 12:00:05 PM
I plan on being more helpful, but I haven't really looking into our libraries yet.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Junior on September 14, 2008, 12:02:46 PM
Nevermind. Both of them are the dubbed version.

I don't think I will be able to participate in this one until winter break when I can get to a good library.

do you not go to UConn anymore?  i can't believe the librarians there wouldn't be able to track films down for you

I do. I don't know if the liberrieans are any good though. Half of them are young and stupid.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 14, 2008, 02:15:16 PM
Hopefully people aren't stressing too much about picking two films to match up.  Random selection can be fun, too.  I mean, I'll be sad if someone doesn't pair up Kamikaze Taxi and Suicide Bus just based on those titles.

I've been spending way too much time reading about these movies, so if you want some recommendations or a semi-random assignment, just send me a PM with what kind of films you'd be interested in watching and your DVD source(s).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 14, 2008, 04:15:42 PM
Matchups so far:

     Fong Sai Yuk II vs. The Eagle Shooting Heroes  (sdedalus)
     Iron Monkey vs. Tokyo Fist  (Wilson)
     Bullet in the Head vs. Country Teachers  (smirnoff)
     Ashes of Time vs. Kikujiro  (edgarchaput)
     Chungking Express vs. Rainy Dog  (lotr-sam0711 )
     Dead or Alive vs. License to Live  (faceboy)
     Be There or Be Square vs. Dream Factory  (worm@work)

The last two matchups were created by sending me a pair of random numbers between 1 and 276, and I picked the closest two films that matched that person's sources for DVDs.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 15, 2008, 12:53:25 AM
Extending the seeds is a good change, pixote.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 15, 2008, 01:10:20 AM
Extending the seeds is a good change, pixote.
Indeed. I'm also quite proud of the title dichotomy of my random matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 15, 2008, 12:12:40 PM
We may have had our first casuality ... unless someone can find English subtitles for The Dream Factory (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260987/) (1997).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 15, 2008, 04:22:26 PM
We may have had our first casuality ... unless someone can find English subtitles for The Dream Factory (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260987/) (1997).

pixote
Or someone learns Mandarin really, really fast! :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 16, 2008, 09:20:22 AM

i'll do

Festival  (Im Kwon-taek, 1996, South Korea)
vs
The Birdcage Inn  (Kim Ki-duk, 1998, South Korea)

thanks :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 16, 2008, 10:43:48 AM
Latest matchups:

     Audition vs. Moonlight Whispers  (karlwinslow)
     Bounce KO Gals vs. The Soong Sisters  (Colleen)
     The Birdcage Inn vs. Festival  (skjerva)

I love how Colleen's sounds like a tagteam matchup from the glory days of G.L.O.W. (http://www.gorgeousladiesofwrestling.com/)  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Colleen on September 16, 2008, 04:15:34 PM
I just today found out that Moonlight Whispers existed (was checking Netflix for an available date on the Moonlight TV show DVD set) and added it to my queue...sounded pretty interesting, so I look forward to the comments on it!

I like the way my matchup sounds like that too.  "Lets get ready to Rummmmmbbbbbbllllleeeee!!!!!!"
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on September 16, 2008, 07:13:45 PM
I'd really love to get involved, but my access is going to be pretty limited...

There's two brick and mortar rental places I go, one of which has a really good selection, the other of which, considering the rest of their range, has a brilliant foreign section. Regardless, it'd be foolish for me to choose two, because I'd be changing constantly until I find something.

Anyone got any ideas to help me out?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 16, 2008, 07:25:17 PM
Maybe bring the list with you to the store and see what your options are?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on September 17, 2008, 05:50:32 PM
Maybe bring the list with you to the store and see what your options are?

pixote

I'll do something like this and get back to you. My video store owner buddy sometimes reads this boards i think anyway.... whatcha got, Charlie?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 18, 2008, 07:46:51 AM
I don't know about you guys but I'm waiting for someone else to go first... ;D

In all honest I haven't even pushed my two to the top of the queue yet.  :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 18, 2008, 10:55:20 AM
I have my two films. Hopefully (no more stupid promises) I'll have a verdict by Sunday night.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 18, 2008, 11:48:47 AM
I've got mine as well, just need to watch them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 18, 2008, 12:27:25 PM
I've transferred License to Live to a disc, I still haven't had time to go get D.O.A.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 20, 2008, 03:02:23 AM
Change in plans to allow worm to take advantage of the 35mm screenings at an Edward Yang retrospective:

     A Confucian Confusion vs. Mahjong  (worm@work)
     A Brighter Summer Day vs. Be There or Be Square  (worm@work)

I'm so jealous.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 20, 2008, 09:02:54 PM
New matchup!

     Fallen Angels vs. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl  (jbissell)

"Do ya luv me, Jamie Stewart?!"

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 20, 2008, 10:51:31 PM
New matchup!

     Fallen Angels vs. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl  (jbissell)

"Do ya luv me, Jamie Stewart?!"

pixote

Yes, I did pick it because I like the band and that's where they got their name from. Wanna fight?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 22, 2008, 09:40:47 AM
New matchup!

     Flowers of Shanghai vs. Running Out of Time  (ses593)

A good battle between two of The Top Directors Working Today.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 22, 2008, 11:31:58 AM
It's a good thing I didn't promise a verdict for Sunday night cause I still haven't watched either of them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: JokerXgg on September 22, 2008, 01:40:41 PM
CAn i still get in on this? thx
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 22, 2008, 01:43:02 PM
CAn i still get in on this? thx

yep.  go to this list (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg159205#msg159205) and pick out your own pair (some restrictions noted) :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ses on September 22, 2008, 02:26:29 PM
I think this list (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.0) is the full list of available (netflix and other) titles.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 22, 2008, 04:55:11 PM
I've had Rainy Dog sitting around the house for a couple of days. Chungking Express comes in tomorrow. I'll probably watch them both Tomorrow and skip out on watching Unbreakable for extra credit. I hope to have my verdict up by Thursday...but no promises. More than likely it will get shoved to Friday.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 22, 2008, 05:39:39 PM
Jealousy-inspiring new matchup!

     Kids Return vs. My Secret Cache  (JokerXgg)

Have I mentioned lately how much I like both this bracket and everyone that posts here?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 22, 2008, 05:50:58 PM
Jealousy-inspiring new matchup!

     Kids Return vs. My Secret Cache  (JokerXgg)

Have I mentioned lately how much I like both this bracket and everyone that posts here?

pixote

Not nearly enough.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 22, 2008, 05:55:12 PM
Yeah, I like praise. What do you think all that work I put in was for?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on September 22, 2008, 06:15:39 PM
I do it out of love.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 22, 2008, 06:44:03 PM
Another sweet new matchup:

     Childhood Days vs. A Petal  (Tequila)

I can't wait to watch whichever one of these loses.

I love you all.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 22, 2008, 10:00:28 PM
I'm kind of sad that this bracket won't have as much emotion involved because so few of us have seen so many of the films. The lack of controversy will be hard to deal with.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on September 22, 2008, 10:03:01 PM
Unless it involves Chungking Express.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 22, 2008, 10:47:01 PM
Unless it involves Chungking Express.

Seriously, if that doesn't go deep into the bracket I'll probably have to abandon the whole thing.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ses on September 22, 2008, 10:48:06 PM
I'm kind of sad that this bracket won't have as much emotion involved because so few of us have seen so many of the films. The lack of controversy will be hard to deal with.

Just wait until we do a 1980's bracket. 
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 22, 2008, 10:49:41 PM
Hopefully the excitement of group discovery will outweigh the lack of controversy.  Everyone will hopefully find new favorites as the tournament progresses.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 22, 2008, 10:51:16 PM
Hopefully the excitement of group discovery will outweigh the lack of controversy.  Everyone will hopefully find new favorites as the tournament progresses.

pixote
Indeed.


I'm kind of sad that this bracket won't have as much emotion involved because so few of us have seen so many of the films. The lack of controversy will be hard to deal with.

Just wait until we do a 1980's bracket. 
Yeah, but that's like 6 Brackets away. Still gotta do the rest of the 90s regions.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 23, 2008, 07:46:24 AM
Unless it involves Chungking Express.

Seriously, if that doesn't go deep into the bracket I'll probably have to abandon the whole thing.
Remember what happened last time you put a beloved film into my hands! :D

I'm gonna watch both sometime today so the verdict will be up by Saturday.

And I'm assuming we are all going to be taking multiple brackets since a lot of filmspotters seem to be scared of subtitles. :p
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on September 23, 2008, 10:43:45 AM

I'm kind of sad that this bracket won't have as much emotion involved because so few of us have seen so many of the films. The lack of controversy will be hard to deal with.

Just wait until we do a 1980's bracket. 
Yeah, but that's like 6 Brackets away. Still gotta do the rest of the 90s regions.

i disagree with this.  i don't think there is any imperative to do all 90s films first. for better or worse i agree with the take that these other regions will tend to be less engaging without many attachments to films, most of us lacking cultural context, etc.

i suspect a new US bracket or a Euro bracket will get started before year's end
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 23, 2008, 11:10:37 AM
Yeah, how come we haven't become a European bracket? Gondry, Bergman, Truffaut, Bresson, Tarr, Almovodar, Godard, aren't all these directors (and others of course) worshiped on the boards? I think that would be the next logical step.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on September 23, 2008, 11:14:23 AM
Yeah, how come we haven't become a European bracket? Gondry, Bergman, Truffaut, Bresson, Tarr, Almovodar, Godard, aren't all these directors (and others of course) worshiped on the boards? I think that would be the next logical step.

1960's Europe would fun.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 23, 2008, 11:32:09 AM
Yeah, how come we haven't become a European bracket? Gondry, Bergman, Truffaut, Bresson, Tarr, Almovodar, Godard, aren't all these directors (and others of course) worshiped on the boards? I think that would be the next logical step.
Because pix knows that the European bracket would be the one to end all brackets. Just too freakin' awesome! ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 23, 2008, 01:50:43 PM

I'm kind of sad that this bracket won't have as much emotion involved because so few of us have seen so many of the films. The lack of controversy will be hard to deal with.

Just wait until we do a 1980's bracket. 
Yeah, but that's like 6 Brackets away. Still gotta do the rest of the 90s regions.

i disagree with this.  i don't think there is any imperative to do all 90s films first. for better or worse i agree with the take that these other regions will tend to be less engaging without many attachments to films, most of us lacking cultural context, etc.

i suspect a new US bracket or a Euro bracket will get started before year's end
pixote and I actually talked about this. It might make the most sense to move onto another US bracket when this one ends and then another regional when East Asia ends.

We've been avoiding the European bracket because it is a potentially difficult put together. South America will be easy, as will the combined Africa/Middle East bracket because they will all be so limited in options (I doubt either will be half the size of the others). However, the Empire bracket (Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Austrailia, New Zealand), the Indian Subcontinent bracket (India, Pakistan, Bangledesh, et al.) and the Euro bracket(s) will have an extraordinary number of potential films and will be very very involved.

Also, ideally we're building towards definitive temporal decisions. We'd like to be able to lump all the winners together and compete for best film of the 90s, for best US film of all time, etc. So while we could just jump to the 60s in Europe if we so choose, that's why we hadn't planned to, so that we can get closer to finishing both the 90s and the US. However, every decision we've made thus far has been entirely arbitrary.

Beyond that, I made my statement as a flippant joke reminding everyone of all the wonderfully unseen films that lay ahead. However, perhaps if everyone thinks the 60s in Europe will be the best bracket (not even the most remote of guarantees), we might not want to do that and all the other brackets that are labeled the "most exciting" first. Honestly though, part of what's great about this is that it will change all your preconceptions, because if you honestly think the 60s in a single continent yielded all the greatest film art in history, I have a quote from an American genius for you to consider "Why do you need new bands? Everyone knows rock attained perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact."
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 23, 2008, 08:04:24 PM
Well Chungking Express didn't come in today.  :'(

I'll hope it comes in tomorrow and watch both...which means tomorrow just got a whole lot more interesting.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: JokerXgg on September 24, 2008, 05:48:06 AM
I saw Chungking Express with roujin...

it was interesting to say the least
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 24, 2008, 08:30:49 AM
It sounds as though these bracket tournaments could og on for a long time. Interesting.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on September 24, 2008, 08:51:14 AM
Or all the people participating need to be much more active than in the US Bracket :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on September 24, 2008, 10:06:20 AM

Also, ideally we're building towards definitive temporal decisions. We'd like to be able to lump all the winners together and compete for best film of the 90s, for best US film of all time, etc.

It sounds as though these bracket tournaments could og on for a long time. Interesting.

I'll look forward to my grandkids telling me what won best US film of all time, then.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on September 24, 2008, 12:56:46 PM

Also, ideally we're building towards definitive temporal decisions. We'd like to be able to lump all the winners together and compete for best film of the 90s, for best US film of all time, etc.

It sounds as though these bracket tournaments could og on for a long time. Interesting.

I'll look forward to my grandkids telling me what won best US film of all time, then.  ;)
Well come on the, speed up the matchup output people!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 24, 2008, 03:49:45 PM
I skipped out on chapel at school today and watched my match-up (Rainy Dog vs. Chunging Express) back to back. I'll post a verdict sometime soon. I can go first but just remember I always set the standard really high...and then fail to reach it the second time around.  :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on September 24, 2008, 04:26:51 PM
I skipped out on chapel at school today and watched my match-up (Rainy Dog vs. Chunging Express) back to back. I'll post a verdict sometime soon. I can go first but just remember I always set the standard really high...and then fail to reach it the second time around.  :P

No, just go ahead and put Chungking Express through now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 24, 2008, 05:59:06 PM
I skipped out on chapel at school today and watched my match-up (Rainy Dog vs. Chunging Express) back to back. I'll post a verdict sometime soon. I can go first but just remember I always set the standard really high...and then fail to reach it the second time around.  :P

No, just go ahead and put Chungking Express through now.

Don't pressure him, I'm sure its greatness spoke for itself. We wouldn't want him to kill it just to spite us all.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 24, 2008, 08:29:55 PM
I skipped out on chapel at school today and watched my match-up (Rainy Dog vs. Chunging Express) back to back. I'll post a verdict sometime soon. I can go first but just remember I always set the standard really high...and then fail to reach it the second time around.  :P

No, just go ahead and put Chungking Express through now.

Don't pressure him, I'm sure its greatness spoke for itself. We wouldn't want him to kill it just to spite us all.
I wouldn't do that!

Or would I? ;D

You'll just have to wait and see... ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 26, 2008, 08:04:57 AM
Rainy Dog vs. Chungking Express (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg163670#msg163670)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 26, 2008, 09:14:49 AM
Ashes of Time vs Kikujiro will appear later in the evening.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 26, 2008, 10:07:14 AM
So are we still assigning match-ups ourselves based on interest and availability?

If so I have two in mind for myself Postmen in the Mountains and Lost and Found. Pretty well the first two movies I came across that sounded enjoyable and were available to me after clicking around randomly.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 26, 2008, 02:27:45 PM
So are we still assigning match-ups ourselves based on interest and availability?

Yes...

If so I have two in mind for myself Postmen in the Mountains and Lost and Found. Pretty well the first two movies I came across that sounded enjoyable and were available to me after clicking around randomly.

...and awesome.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 26, 2008, 05:48:54 PM
I need a suggestion for a good match-up against Hao nan hao nu. Due to my inferior knowledge of Oriental cinema I came up with nothing.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 26, 2008, 06:11:12 PM
I need a suggestion for a good match-up against Hao nan hao nu. Due to my inferior knowledge of Oriental cinema I came up with nothing.
How about Zhang Yimou's To Live (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110081/)?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 26, 2008, 07:08:46 PM
I thought about that on and since you suggested it I'll go for that match up!

Hao nan hao nu vs. To Live
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 27, 2008, 03:06:50 AM
I need a suggestion for a good match-up against Hao nan hao nu. Due to my inferior knowledge of Oriental cinema I came up with nothing.

I guess I'm PC-guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orient) today (skjerva must be busy), so I'll tell you the first thing you need to know is:  don't call it "Oriental".
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 27, 2008, 03:19:11 AM
I thought 'oriental' was only perjorative in reference to a person or people, but okay for rugs and, I'm assuming, films...

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 27, 2008, 03:26:10 AM
That's why I cited a source:

"While a number of reference works used in the United States describe Oriental as pejorative, antiquated or offensive in some instances, the American Heritage Book of English Usage notes that

It is worth remembering, though, that Oriental is an ethnic slur to be avoided in all situations. It is most objectionable in contemporary contexts and when used as a noun, as in "the appointment of an Oriental to head the commission". In these cases Asian (or a more specific term such as Vietnamese, Korean, or Asian American, if appropriate) is the only acceptable term. But in certain historical contexts, or when its exotic connotations are integral to the topic, Oriental remains a useful term.[3]"

It's a grey area, but why would you even want to risk it when other non-offensive and more accurate words are readily available?

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 27, 2008, 10:33:14 AM
I had no idea that oriental would be even remotely offensive.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 27, 2008, 11:36:20 AM
I need a suggestion for a good match-up against Hao nan hao nu. Due to my inferior knowledge of Oriental cinema I came up with nothing.

I guess I'm PC-guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orient) today (skjerva must be busy), so I'll tell you the first thing you need to know is:  don't call it "Oriental".
Wow, Now I'm gonna use "Oriental" all the time! ;D

Okay, okay, just this once I'll be nice and call it Orient.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on September 27, 2008, 11:40:49 AM
Edward Said has written a book an that term, go check it out if you want to feel ashamed.

I wish people would be more negative on at least one of their matchups films. How am I ever gonna trim down that list?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 27, 2008, 12:52:10 PM
Sleeping Man (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleeping Man)  (Kôhei Oguri, 1996)
Hey, edgar, if you're up for a project, maybe this film could be part of your next matchup.  The internets are crying out for a good English translation, but the only one that seems to exist was auto-translated from Japanese (maybe by way of Mandarin).  Either way, not very useful.  But I found some French subs that look pretty good, and I was optimistically thinking that, after you watch the film, you could maybe possibly translate those subs into English.  It's a quiet film, so only about 600 lines of dialogue — not too daunting, right?  ;D

If you (or anyone else) is interested, the film is on eMule (http://ed2k://|file|Kohei%20Oguri%20-%201996%20-%20Nemuru%20Otoko%20(Sleeping%20Man).avi|734228480|73606C8C068B443CFC3C81931D38EE67|h=GQOSHOTOU5ECMLC6ALU3MDVIBYW6UVRZ|/), and I've uploaded the French subs here (http://www.zshare.net/download/1953143826f1da2b/) (the original version at asian-subs.net (http://www.asian-subs.net/index.php?f=1655&l=2&g=1) was a little out of sync).

Of course, if someone can find some decent, already-existing English subtitles, that would save some time... :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 27, 2008, 01:06:06 PM
I had no idea that oriental would be even remotely offensive.

I had no idea people even used that word anymore, especially since I associate it with the 1920s or something (your standard buck-toothed, slit-eyed cartoon caricature).  It's weird, my girlfriend is Vietnamese and I pick up on this kind of word usage way more than she does.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on September 27, 2008, 01:13:55 PM

I had no idea people even used that word anymore

Indeed.

Tried telling you sammy.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 27, 2008, 01:36:28 PM
It's that 60-year-old coming out of him again.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 27, 2008, 03:25:58 PM
Tried telling you sammy.
Since when have I been concerned about being right? ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 28, 2008, 10:59:31 AM
The Days (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days)  (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993)
Here's another one that needs English subtitles — but has Spanish and Italian subtitles available, so hopefully someone here can translate.  From what I gather, it's a pretty short, minimalist film — so less than 400 lines of dialogue to worry about.  Simple.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on September 28, 2008, 11:28:04 AM
The Days (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days)  (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993)
Here's another one that needs English subtitles — but has Spanish and Italian subtitles available, so hopefully someone here can translate.  From what I gather, it's a pretty short, minimalist film — so less than 400 lines of dialogue to worry about.  Simple.

pixote
I was going to offer, but then I remembered roujin actually speaks Spanish  ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on September 29, 2008, 10:19:25 AM
Going to pick a match-up tonight. Local video store has a great martial arts section and a pretty decent collection of auteur/art cinema and anime, so i'm confident I can get a good fight started. I'm open to suggestions as well...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on September 29, 2008, 10:24:56 AM
I am doing

Pickpocket  (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China) vs. The Quiet Family  (Kim Ji-woon, 1998, South Korea)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 02, 2008, 02:00:37 AM
New matchup!

     The Hole vs. The Last Dance  (worm@work)

Nice matchup, worm.  Love how, as you said, IMDb list The Last Dance as an alternate titles for both these films.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on October 02, 2008, 06:58:02 AM
hmmm, I guess I gotta step up cuz otherwise worm and The Noff will take all of these :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 02, 2008, 07:47:36 AM
hmmm, I guess I gotta step up cuz otherwise worm and The Noff will take all of these :)
I know man. But seeing as we have so few people we need people like them cranking out verdicts. I'd be one of them but I have to share a queue with five other people...and none of them like orient cinema.  :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2008, 09:36:57 AM
hmmm, I guess I gotta step up cuz otherwise worm and The Noff will take all of these :)

Don't worry, I'm not tackling any top seeds... unless I feel Mononoke is being threatened :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on October 02, 2008, 09:40:05 AM
hmmm, I guess I gotta step up cuz otherwise worm and The Noff will take all of these :)
I know man. But seeing as we have so few people we need people like them cranking out verdicts. I'd be one of them but I have to share a queue with five other people...and none of them like orient cinema.  :P

By this time next week I'll be working on my third matchup of the round (whatever the movies involved may be) A verdict for Ghost in the Shell vs. Sleeping Man should be up around the same time as last week's verdict, say Friday-Saturdayish.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on October 02, 2008, 10:34:27 AM
I promise I will join in soon. I have even printed out the list of remaining titles and taken it to the video store. But we ended up renting Sex and the City and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly instead...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 02, 2008, 10:51:30 AM
hmmm, I guess I gotta step up cuz otherwise worm and The Noff will take all of these :)

Don't worry, I'm not tackling any top seeds... unless I feel Mononoke is being threatened :)

I'm thinking about taking that one on next. Get roujin to bite his fingernails again! ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on October 03, 2008, 11:43:48 PM
I have The Scent of Green Papaya. Will match it up with something else in the next few days. No one else take it, please...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on October 05, 2008, 08:50:49 PM
Sleeping Man versus Ghost in the Shell now has a verdict.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 05, 2008, 10:42:45 PM
btw - I'm halfway through The Scent of Green Papaya (feel asleep last night while wondering "where is this going" but quite enjoying it...) and still haven't settled on a match-up - i'm welcome to suggestions...
Picture Bride (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114129/) sounds like it would match up well.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on October 05, 2008, 10:45:14 PM
btw - I'm halfway through The Scent of Green Papaya (feel asleep last night while wondering "where is this going" but quite enjoying it...) and still haven't settled on a match-up - i'm welcome to suggestions...
Picture Bride (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114129/) sounds like it would match up well.

pixote

Hmm. I'll see if I can find it. This might be beyond the local video store. Anyone got experience using aMule - or a similar thing for Macs?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 10, 2008, 08:51:17 PM
New matchup!

     Fist of Legend vs. Justice, My Foot!  (edgarchaput)

Yay for new matchups!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on October 11, 2008, 01:52:09 AM
Be sure to watch the new Dragon Dynasty DVD of Fist of Legend!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on October 11, 2008, 08:24:52 AM
I was in the store last night and saw that there is indeed a new Fist of Legend DVD. My budget is a little strained right now, in addition to the fact that I just bought some DVDs last week, so I may not buy it, but I did find it rather ironic that merely a couple of hours after I asked for that matchup I see this spanking new Fist of Legend DVD.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on October 11, 2008, 12:39:36 PM
It's a huge improvement on the old, dubbed DVD.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on October 14, 2008, 10:40:01 PM
I'm going to wait until the weekend to pick a new matchup.  I think I might be buying the Blu-Ray A Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2 set, along with maybe the Days Of Being Wild Blu-Ray, but I'm not sure yet.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 20, 2008, 01:30:48 PM
I'm going to wait until the weekend to pick a new matchup.  I think I might be buying the Blu-Ray A Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2 set, along with maybe the Days Of Being Wild Blu-Ray, but I'm not sure yet.

Any update?

And how about everyone else?  Come on, pick yourself out a pair of films.  It doesn't matter if you've never heard of them before.  That's half the fun!  Just ask edgarchaput about Sleeping Man.  He'll tell you.

You ready for another matchup, smirnoff?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on October 20, 2008, 01:59:18 PM
I ordered Days Of Being Wild.  How does matching it up against Fight Back To School sound?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 20, 2008, 02:01:35 PM
I ordered Days Of Being Wild.  How does matching it up against Fight Back To School sound?

No complaints here.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 20, 2008, 02:51:57 PM
I kinda forgot I had another match-up. But I figure it will take a while for us to go through them all anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if we were still in round one in March of next year...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 20, 2008, 02:57:20 PM
Current matchups, just so everyone remembers:

     Iron Monkey vs. Tokyo Fist  (Wilson)
     Dead or Alive vs. License to Live  (faceboy)
     Audition vs. Moonlight Whispers  (karlwinslow)
     Bounce KO Gals vs. The Soong Sisters  (Colleen)
     The Birdcage Inn vs. Festival  (skjerva)
     Made in Hong Kong vs. Postman Blues  (roujin)
     Fallen Angels vs. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl  (jbissell)
     Flowers of Shanghai vs. Running Out of Time  (ses593)
     Kids Return vs. My Secret Cache  (JokerXgg)
     Childhood Days vs. A Petal  (Tequila)
     Good Men, Good Women vs. To Live  (lotr-sam0711)
     Pickpocket vs. The Quiet Family  (duder)
     The Hole vs. The Last Dance  (worm@work)
     Fist of Legend vs. Justice, My Foot!  (edgarchaput)
     Days of Being Wild vs. Fight Back to School  (sdedalus)

If your name's not on there, you should change that 'cause you're missing out.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on October 20, 2008, 03:45:49 PM
I'm still too busy to find an unseeded partner to against Scent of Green Papaya. Plus no one ever answered my question about eMule type things that work for mac.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on October 20, 2008, 03:57:04 PM
Not sure what the question was exactly but I'm sure it's nothing a Google search for Mac+eMule (http://www.google.com/search?q=emule+mac) won't answer.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on October 20, 2008, 04:00:18 PM
Not sure what the question was exactly but I'm sure it's nothing a Google search for Mac+eMule (http://www.google.com/search?q=emule+mac) won't answer.

Oh yeah, but I like to be told what to do by a human, not google.

Wait... you guys are humans, right?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on October 20, 2008, 05:52:10 PM
I'd really like to take on Perfect Blue. Just looks awesome! I'm trying to find something to pair it against.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on October 20, 2008, 06:01:30 PM
I'd really like to take on Perfect Blue. Just looks awesome! I'm trying to find something to pair it against.

Junkers Come Here (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382114/)? Both are animated feature film debuts.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 20, 2008, 06:11:02 PM
I'd really like to take on Perfect Blue. Just looks awesome! I'm trying to find something to pair it against.
For a slighty random pairing that still feels right to me, how about Perfect Blue and Sleepless Town (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169929/)?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on October 20, 2008, 06:15:52 PM
Well since Junkers simply isn't available where I rent and Sleepless town is (it also sounds good/looks good) I'll go with sleepless town.

So that's Perfect Blue vs Sleepless town  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on October 21, 2008, 10:11:50 PM
There's a meaningless verdict for Fist of Legend vs. Justice, My Foot! posted now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 23, 2008, 12:13:07 AM
New matchup!

     Getting Any? vs. God of Gamblers 2  (1StrongOpinion)

That's the 1991 God of Gamblers 2, right, 1Strong?.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 01, 2008, 12:14:54 PM
New matchup!

     Sonatine vs. Serpent's Path  (Melvil)

Thanks for signing up, Melvil.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on November 01, 2008, 12:24:08 PM
New matchup!

     Getting Any? vs. God of Gamblers 2  (1StrongOpinion)

That's the 1991 God of Gamblers 2, right, 1Strong?.

pixote

That's the one
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on November 01, 2008, 04:25:10 PM
New matchup!

     Sonatine vs. Serpent's Path  (Melvil)

Thanks for signing up, Melvil.  :)

pixote

I'm looking forward to it! :)

Thor, are you asking about eMule type software as a way of obtaining the movies that aren't available otherwise?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on November 03, 2008, 11:16:54 AM

Thor, are you asking about eMule type software as a way of obtaining the movies that aren't available otherwise?

I have a pretty good video store, and Evanston public library as my movie options. It has come to my attention that there are other ways to obtain movies. eMule was mentioned. But I use a mac. So if anyone knows of other ways to obtain Far East bracket titles, using a mac, that are *budget-friendly*.... that would be nice.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on November 03, 2008, 12:02:26 PM
Well, there is always Bittorrent (a "distributed peer-to-peer protocol"). There are sites specifically for sharing torrents of foreign movies you can't find otherwise. Bittorrent itself is widely used and perfectly legal, but as a disclaimer, of course any time you start sharing copyright material you're in a legal grey zone.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on November 03, 2008, 12:06:44 PM
Thanks.

Grey-zones are where's it at.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 03, 2008, 12:17:50 PM
Some of the Far East films are available just at general torrent sites (Mininova, etc.).  The more useful torrent sites, though, are AvistaZ (http://bt.avistaz.com/) and AsianDVDClub (http://asiandvdclub.org/), both of which specialize in Asian cinema.  They require registration, but it's totally painless, so long as they're not at their set member limit.  And then eMule (and probably aMule) has a couple dozen of the bracket films that don't seem to be available anywhere else.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on November 03, 2008, 12:27:15 PM
Oh, and Transmission (http://www.transmissionbt.com/) is a good bittorrent client for the mac. uTorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/) is my recommendation for the PC.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on November 03, 2008, 01:36:27 PM
uTorrent (http://www.utorrent.com/) is my recommendation for the PC.
Yup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 07, 2008, 06:36:38 AM
Dear pix,

In approximately one month I move back to the country, where subtitles are a hanging offense and the DVD rentals are entirely in English language. (Slight exaggeration here, but slight.) I promise, that in one week exactly, when I finish classes for the year, I will return to the brilliant rental place I go to in the city, and try to find a promising match up.

The problem is, I only have my MacBook Pro as a DVD player, and it can be quite temperamental. Also, as foreign DVDs can be quite hard to come by, because for some reason it has been assumed that Australians don't want to watch movies with subtitles, my range is fairly limited. I know there are a few available to me on the list, but so far all the ones I have found have been taken or seeded.

The second I find a match, I will let you know. If finding matches was easier, I would've done more by now, I swear.

Sincerely yours,

FifthCityMuse
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2008, 09:22:52 AM
If Froham doesn't want you, you can always be my BFF.





... please?

;D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on November 07, 2008, 10:24:44 AM
I'm aiming to watch Xiu Xiu in the next week so I can get an exciting new pairing.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 07, 2008, 12:12:08 PM
The second I find a match, I will let you know. If finding matches was easier, I would've done more by now, I swear.
Nice, we have more people join the superior bracket. The fact this one has both Hard Boiled and Chucking Express automatically makes it better than the US Bracket.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2008, 12:19:46 PM
Chucking Express

I believe you mean Chuckling Express, the long rumored Stephen Chow film.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 08, 2008, 07:17:32 PM
New matchup!

     Porco Rosso vs. After the Rain  (Melvil)

I'm jealous.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on November 09, 2008, 09:20:45 PM
There's a verdict for Suicide Bus versus Vive L'Amour posted now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on November 13, 2008, 10:36:48 PM
Well I'm all hot on this bracket after my last match-up (Perfect Blue was a real treat!). I'm looking for a new matchup now. Something a little different, and more upbeat.

I had in mind Christmas in August vs The Contact. A Korean love story match up. Thoughts? I'm all over it, just give me the go ahead.  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 13, 2008, 10:37:33 PM
Perfect!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 13, 2008, 10:45:20 PM
I'm making notes on my list now so I can take it into the video store and see what I can find.

Wish me luck!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on November 13, 2008, 10:49:16 PM
I'm looking for a new matchup now. Something a little different, and more upbeat.

I had in mind Christmas in August vs The Contact. A Korean love story match up. Thoughts? I'm all over it, just give me the go ahead.  :)
Christmas in August is not an upbeat film, in my opinion.  It's life-affirming, but I wouldn't classify it as upbeat.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on November 13, 2008, 10:58:07 PM
I'm looking for a new matchup now. Something a little different, and more upbeat.

I had in mind Christmas in August vs The Contact. A Korean love story match up. Thoughts? I'm all over it, just give me the go ahead.  :)
Christmas in August is not an upbeat film, in my opinion.  It's life-affirming, but I wouldn't classify it as upbeat.

That's good to know. I didn't have much to go on but the cover, unless I wanted to start reading user comments on imdb. I'll still watch it of course. I'm really open to anything.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 14, 2008, 01:06:18 AM
New matchups...

     Christmas in August vs. The Contact  (smirnoff)
     April Story vs. My Rice Noodle Shop  (edgarchaput)

Hope springs eternal!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 14, 2008, 05:56:02 AM
Dear pix,

Today I went to the video store. Being early evening on a Friday, there were a few people in, so I didn't get down on my hands and knees and scour the shelves for titles. That said, I went through the Anime section and found the following which have yet to be chosen:

Jin-Roh
Memories
My Neighbor the Yamadas
Pom Poko
Princess Mononoke
Whisper of the Heart

I was thinking perhaps Jin-Roh and Memories, as they looked similarly themed, and so perhaps a suitable match. That said, I own a copy of Princess Mononoke (strictly a lie, it's my brother's), and I quite like the look of Whisper of the Heart, and would very much enjoy watching it for a matchup.

So, perhaps Memories and Whisper of the Heart? How does that sound?

I'm not going back to the store for a few days, but whatever is decided by your mighty wisdom will be the next movies I take out. Hopefully I will also get to another matchup or two before I head back home. (My days are about to be very very empty...)

Your eternal servant,

FifthCityMuse
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on November 14, 2008, 11:50:45 AM
(http://i36.tinypic.com/106c360.jpg)
Good stuff.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on November 14, 2008, 12:44:11 PM
Indeed.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on November 17, 2008, 03:06:41 PM
A copy of Picture Bride has finally been secured. A review of it's relative worth when compared to The Scent of Green Papaya will come shortly after I see it (hopefully before 2009...)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 17, 2008, 11:00:13 PM
New matchups:

     In The Heat of the Sun vs. A Touch of Fever  (roujin)
     The Peony Pavilion vs. Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring  (worm@work)
     The Scent of Green Papaya vs. Picture Bride  (Thor)
     The River vs. Shower  (skjerva)

More soon.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 20, 2008, 07:32:22 AM
I watched Good Men, Good Women yesterday. I'm hoping to get To Live this weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on November 20, 2008, 07:58:12 AM
There will be a April Story/My Rice Noodle Shop verdict posted sometime this evening.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on November 20, 2008, 08:05:02 PM
The verdict in the case of April Story versus My Rice Noodle Shop is now public knowledge.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 25, 2008, 10:25:28 PM
Anyone need a new matchup?  sdedalus?  edgar?  m_rturnage?  Melvil?  New person who doesn't know what this is all about but is interested nonetheless because my avatar is strangely beguiling?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on November 25, 2008, 10:50:53 PM
I still have one movie to go in my current matchup. My copy of Comrades, Almost a Love Story was a bust, so I'm still trying to track it down.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on November 25, 2008, 10:53:48 PM
I have a verdict that I will get to very soon. I don't think I'll get to another matchup before Feb tho sorry. I could be wrong, and may find that my home town video store isn't as pathetic as I think.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 25, 2008, 11:32:20 PM
I've seen both of mine. Just need to write up something tight on them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on November 26, 2008, 10:50:47 AM
I'll pick a new matchup next week sometime.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on November 26, 2008, 12:26:50 PM
I'll watch Picture Bride soon and then take another match-up....
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on December 02, 2008, 01:07:00 PM
I can take something, provided I can find the films (chances are a no-go for video stores here, but I'm pretty good at finding whatever I need via the internet)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: skjerva on December 02, 2008, 01:09:40 PM
I can take something, provided I can find the films (chances are a no-go for video stores here, but I'm pretty good at finding whatever I need via the internet)

this is a DIY buffet-style bracket, belly up and pick your two films (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg159205#msg159205), provided they are not both in the "highly ranked" set
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on December 02, 2008, 02:54:30 PM
Hmm, alright, I'll go ahead and do Jin-Roh and Dreams, then.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 02, 2008, 03:30:51 PM
Hmm, alright, I'll go ahead and do Jin-Roh and Dreams, then.

Awesome! :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 02, 2008, 03:34:06 PM
Cool, glad to have you joining in thatguy!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on December 02, 2008, 03:36:49 PM
I promise to be nicer to this bracket.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 04, 2008, 08:04:59 AM
I've watched both. I'm just crazy busy at the moment. Expect a verdict up by December 20th. If not, spam e-mail me to quit wasting my Christmas break spending time with family when I could be writing about movies.   :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: winrit on December 04, 2008, 08:17:33 PM
One of mine can be instantly viewed.  I watch the first 1/4, but sleep called, at no fault of the movie. I'm started though! Plus someone in trying to force me to watch Rambo twelve, which made me run to my far east movies!  ;)

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2008, 02:46:47 AM
     Hana-bi vs. Cyclo  (Junior)

So, I'm taking bets.  Will these films make Junior fall in love with this bracket or swear off Asian films forever?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 07, 2008, 09:24:42 AM
One of mine can be instantly viewed.  I watch the first 1/4, but sleep called, at no fault of the movie. I'm started though! Plus someone in trying to force me to watch Rambo twelve, which made me run to my far east movies!  ;)



Rambo is the ultimate far east movie! It's in Burma after all :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 07, 2008, 01:11:42 PM
So, I'm taking bets.  Will these films make Junior fall in love with this bracket or swear off Asian films forever?

I've only seen one of those, but I'm feeling optimistic, so the first choice.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on December 07, 2008, 02:05:50 PM
Alright, I have one of the two films watched, I'm going to try to watch the other tomorrow, and have a verdict ready by the middle of the week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2008, 02:06:38 PM
This is gonna be the Best. Christmas. Ever!  8)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2008, 11:23:23 PM
jbissell dives right back in:

     Center Stage vs. Full Moon in New York  (jbissell)

I like this.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 07, 2008, 11:39:02 PM
I've been waiting patiently for for Contact to come (it's at the top of my queue). I watchced Christmas in August weeks ago. I may have to switch films mid matchup if this goes on much longer. :-\

Actually I've been waiting for Miller's Crossing for a long time too (The Limey is long since watched).... At least that one I can find elsewhere.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 07, 2008, 11:54:52 PM
And for Melvil:

     Cure vs. The D-Slope Murder Case  (Melvil)

pixote-approved!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 08, 2008, 01:41:55 AM
jbissell dives right back in:

     Center Stage vs. Full Moon in New York  (jbissell)

I like this.  :)

pixote

Fingers crossed for Centre Stage!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on December 08, 2008, 01:49:02 AM
jbissell dives right back in:

     Center Stage vs. Full Moon in New York  (jbissell)

I like this.  :)

pixote

Fingers crossed for Centre Stage!

All I can tell you is that I'm predicting a Maggie Cheung film will win.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 11, 2008, 03:39:32 PM
     Cure vs. The D-Slope Murder Case  (Melvil)

If all goes well I should have a verdict up for this tonight.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 12, 2008, 01:36:25 PM
Who's ready for a new matchup?  Or maybe a first matchup?

sdedalus, FifthCityMuse, THATguy, Melvil — you guys have your eyes on a new pair of films?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 12, 2008, 02:58:13 PM
I think I'm going to hold of for a short while and catch up on some 2008 films before the year ends and the filmspots begin.

But you know I can't stay away long, I'll be back. 8)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 12, 2008, 03:35:17 PM
I've got to finish my Christmas shopping first, but I've got my eye on some kind of Royal Tramp 1 & 2 vs. Chinese Odyssey 1 & 2 matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 13, 2008, 09:54:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnjY0No4X7I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnjY0No4X7I)

Should probably have been in the bracket.

I'm only half kidding.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 13, 2008, 12:25:03 PM
Should probably have been in the bracket.

I'm only half kidding.
I think it is!

Rhapsody in August  (Akira Kurosawa, 1991, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rhapsody in August)
Rice People  (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Rice People)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky  (Lam Ngai Kai, 1991, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky)
Ringu  (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ringu)
The River  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The River)
The Road Home  (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Road Home)
Is that the right film?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 13, 2008, 12:25:18 PM
But, duder, it already IS.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 13, 2008, 12:28:06 PM
I keep underestimating the awesomeness of the bracket.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 13, 2008, 12:28:53 PM
We were thorough.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on December 13, 2008, 12:30:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnjY0No4X7I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnjY0No4X7I)

Should probably have been in the bracket.

I'm only half kidding.


Wassup! Was-sup! Wass-CINECAST!ing-up!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on December 14, 2008, 10:27:59 AM
Red Dust versus The King of Masks verdict this evening. Both movies have been viewed so I just need to write the text.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on December 14, 2008, 08:44:31 PM
I've actually tracked down one other film to watch, although I haven't picked a dance partner for it yet.  Depending on how life goes, I'll try to get another thing chosen by the middle of this week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on December 15, 2008, 12:20:22 PM
As mentioned to pix earlier, I'll be doing Temptress Moon and Farewell My Concubine.  Once again, I wanted to choose a pair of films I'd never seen before, and I'm looking forward to them, even if they have a combined 5 hour or so run time. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 15, 2008, 01:07:12 PM
OK, I got A Chinese Odyssey 1 &2 ordered.  How about:

Chinese Odyssey 1 vs. Royal Tramp 2 and
Chinese Odyssey 2 vs. Royal Tramp 1?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2008, 01:15:53 PM
OK, I got A Chinese Odyssey 1 &2 ordered.  How about:

Chinese Odyssey 1 vs. Royal Tramp 2 and
Chinese Odyssey 2 vs. Royal Tramp 1?

I love it.  Royal Tramp 2 isn't actually on the list of bracket films, but, whatever, things can change.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 15, 2008, 01:21:55 PM
I thought it was.  Oh well.  One more can't hurt.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2008, 09:54:26 AM
The forty-ninth matchup!

     Blues Harp vs. Green Fish  (edgarchaput)

All I want for Christmas is lucky number fifty.  And fifty-one.  And fifty-two.  And fifty-three.  And fifty-four.  And fifty-five.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2008, 02:42:47 AM
(27)  Iron Monkey                        Tokyo Fist                         (Wilson)
(28)  Dead or Alive                      License to Live                    (faceboy)
(29)  Audition                           Moonlight Whispers                 (karlwinslow)
(30)  Bounce KO Gals                     The Soong Sisters                  (Colleen)
(31)  Flowers of Shanghai                Running Out of Time                (ses593)
(32)  Childhood Days                     A Petal                            (Tequila)
(34)  Pickpocket                         The Quiet Family                   (duder)
(37)  After Life                         The Harmonium in My Memory         (winrit)
(40)  The Scent of Green Papaya          Picture Bride                      (Thor)
(41)  The River                          Shower                             (skjerva)


I think this would be a good weekend for some of you ten to complete your first matchup for this bracket.  What say you?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 18, 2008, 02:54:24 AM
I may just do that. Maybe.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on December 18, 2008, 08:12:08 AM
I may just do that. Maybe.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 04:38:50 PM
Wow, Zhang vs. Hou in a first round matchup.  That's a real shame.

Both directors each had their share of films in the top sixty-four and out of the top sixty-four, so, I don't know, I think it's okay.  There's now a Oshima vs. Suzuki matchup, which is also daunting in its way.

By the way, I'm keeping tracking of the verdicts for each film and, after each round, I'll recalculate what the top seeds are.  So, for example, To Live wasn't a top seed this round, but it probably will be for round two.  And if Good Men, Good Women gets resurrected, it could stay among the top seeds as well.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 06:42:49 PM
Thirty-verdicts down and twenty-one more in progress.  The latest matchups:

     Taboo vs. Yumeji  (worm@work)
     Peppermint Candy vs. Metade Fumaca  (roujin)

I'm very intrigued by these.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 06:47:26 PM
Wow, Zhang vs. Hou in a first round matchup.  That's a real shame.

Both directors each had their share of films in the top sixty-four and out of the top sixty-four, so, I don't know, I think it's okay.  There's now a Oshima vs. Suzuki matchup, which is also daunting in its way.

By the way, I'm keeping tracking of the verdicts for each film and, after each round, I'll recalculate what the top seeds are.  So, for example, To Live wasn't a top seed this round, but it probably will be for round two.  And if Good Men, Good Women gets resurrected, it could stay among the top seeds as well.

pixote

I just don't know why anyone would think that'd be a good first round matchup.

But then, I think we've established that I have no idea what the purpose of this exercise is.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 21, 2008, 06:52:29 PM
We're here to have fun, sean  ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 06:53:08 PM
Just some backgrond info:  Of the three people who had seen To Live prior to the bracket, one voted it Good and the two voted it just Fair.  There were no votes of Great, which is what kept it from being a top-seeded film.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:07:41 PM
We're here to have fun, sean  ;D

Is it working?

Aren't there less complicated ways to have fun?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on December 21, 2008, 07:14:42 PM
We're here to have fun, sean  ;D

Is it working?

Aren't there less complicated ways to have fun?

I've had fun so far.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:16:50 PM
Just some backgrond info:  Of the three people who had seen To Live prior to the bracket, one voted it Good and the two voted it just Fair.  There were no votes of Great, which is what kept it from being a top-seeded film.

pixote

Yeah, I was one of those three (can't remember where I ranked it).  I was underwhelmed by it, but I totally understand that (and why) a lot of people think it's "great".  It's by one of the top directors of the decade, it's got a great cast and tells a conventional story in quite pretty way.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 07:17:05 PM
Aren't there less complicated ways to have fun?
I've had fun so far.
So easy a monkey can do it!

pixote



(http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=510;type=avatar)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:18:15 PM
We're here to have fun, sean  ;D

Is it working?

Aren't there less complicated ways to have fun?

I've had fun so far.

But you didn't answer the second question.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on December 21, 2008, 07:20:34 PM
We're here to have fun, sean  ;D

Is it working?

Aren't there less complicated ways to have fun?

I've had fun so far.

But you didn't answer the second question.  ;)

Sure, my life needs some complications.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:22:34 PM
I just don't see why we can't have fun with first round matchups that make sense, I guess.

Maybe pix just wants to make the resurrection process as difficult as possible?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 07:28:28 PM
Maybe pix just wants to make the resurrection process as difficult as possible?

Actually, because there are so many unknown factors here (nobody really knows which films are supposed to be the 'great' ones, at least not all of them), I don't expect to put a limit on the resurrections this round.  I'll let through anything that approaches greatness (in my eyes, anyway).  Then, in the next round, the top-seeded films will be readjusted so that those films don't continue to be at a disadvantage.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:32:59 PM
Anyway, most of the first round matchups have been pretty good.  And I've enjoyed most of the write ups as well (even if I disagree with them).  I like when a well-regarded movie loses for it to be because a more obscure movie turns out to be really good (which has happened a few times already), not because it was just matched up against an even more well-regarded movie.  I want to see Jin-Roh and Sleeping Man because they pulled off big upsets, isn't that what makes this fun?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 07:33:56 PM
Ah, okay, I get what you're saying now.  And I agree.  I guess the trick is that not everyone is all that familiar with these films or even knows that Zhang's 90s films are well-regarded, etc.  Maybe I should be pointing that stuff out?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:39:03 PM
Maybe pix just wants to make the resurrection process as difficult as possible?

Actually, because there are so many unknown factors here (nobody really knows which films are supposed to be the 'great' ones, at least not all of them), I don't expect to put a limit on the resurrections this round.  I'll let through anything that approaches greatness (in my eyes, anyway).  Then, in the next round, the top-seeded films will be readjusted so that those films don't continue to be at a disadvantage.

pixote

That makes sense.  To that end, designing the first round matchups around some kind of familiarity index would be more helpful, wouldn't it?  Having the famous films/directors/stars going up against the more obscure works.  If the lesser known film wins, then it's a true upset, and all the lesser known films would get themselves watched (I can foresee us running low on participants when all that's left are matchups between obscure films, especially if we keep matching up all the Gong Li films against each other (Concubine vs. Temptress Moon?!?))

Anyway, since you've not put a limit on the number of resurrections after this round, most of my whining is pointless.  I am having fun, we're all awesome, group hug.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:40:41 PM
Ah, okay, I get what you're saying now.  And I agree.  I guess the trick is that not everyone is all that familiar with these films or even knows that Zhang's 90s films are well-regarded, etc.  Maybe I should be pointing that stuff out?

pixote

Maybe.  If you're going to watch them all anyway, it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 21, 2008, 07:42:12 PM
I am having fun, we're all awesome, group hug.

Can I get in on this, or do I need to have completed my matchup first?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:43:48 PM
Sure, everybody wins!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 21, 2008, 07:53:24 PM
By the way, pix, netflix does have Black Mask.  In Blu-Ray, no less.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 07:57:01 PM
By the way, pix, netflix does have Black Mask.  In Blu-Ray, no less.

Updated!  I bet that list will change a lot by the time the first few rounds are done.  I hope so, at least.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 08:29:15 PM
Match #52!

     Happy Together vs. Happy End  (Clovis8)

Best. Christmas. Ever.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 08:39:13 PM
Match #53!

     God of Cookery vs. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky  (Gobman)

Best. Christmas. Ever.

Quoted for truth.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 23, 2008, 06:49:46 PM
The Quiet Family vs. Pickpocket, or: clips are the new screenshots! (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg195068#msg195068)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 23, 2008, 06:51:51 PM
I'm too lazy to do clips.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 23, 2008, 06:56:03 PM
I'm too lazy to do clips.

You'd think so (I did), but it's actually really easy. Once you get the hang of it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on December 24, 2008, 10:50:20 AM
The Quiet Family vs. Pickpocket, or: clips are the new screenshots! (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg195068#msg195068)

So do we need a new random movie clips thread then :O? I could learn to do this maybe!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 29, 2008, 09:30:44 PM
My ignorance is a major part of my enjoyment of this bracket. The films' reputations will almost never precede them, at least not in the first round. I'm so unfamiliar with anything 'far east' (directors, actors, styles, etc) it makes for a really pure movie watching experience in ways that aren't possible with western film.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 29, 2008, 10:58:01 PM
My ignorance is a major part of my enjoyment of this bracket. The films' reputations will almost never precede them, at least not in the first round. I'm so unfamiliar with anything 'far east' (directors, actors, styles, etc) it makes for a really pure movie watching experience in ways that aren't possible with western film.

I am in complete agreement with this. Ignorance FTW!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 29, 2008, 11:07:06 PM
By the way, pixote, I've got a hold of Not One Less and Give It All, so my inspirational stories starring teenage girls matchup is a go.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on December 30, 2008, 08:52:03 AM
First verdict from me today, tomorrow tops, depending on the breaks.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 30, 2008, 12:26:58 PM
Do people like seeing the full list of films in this post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg159205#msg159205), or should I delete the ones that are currently struck out?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 30, 2008, 12:51:18 PM
Do people like seeing the full list of films in this post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg159205#msg159205), or should I delete the ones that are currently struck out?

pixote

It'd probably make it easier to see what's available when we're picking films. Is the full list available in the other thread?

edit: oh wait, that link is the other thread. Hmm...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 30, 2008, 12:55:45 PM
Do people like seeing the full list of films in this post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg159205#msg159205), or should I delete the ones that are currently struck out?
It'd probably make it easier to see what's available when we're picking films. Is the full list available in the other thread?

edit: oh wait, that link is the other thread. Hmm...
I'm thinking about maybe putting the full list in the first post of this thread, and then have the other thread just show the still-available films...

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on December 30, 2008, 12:57:14 PM
Makes sense.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on December 30, 2008, 01:48:13 PM
Makes sense.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 30, 2008, 03:23:15 PM
Okay, I updated the first post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg145637#msg145637) of this thread with the complete list of films in the bracket (now at 270), and the Results and Schedule (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) thread now lists only the films awaiting a first round matchup (down to 148).

I took out some titles that appear to be more or less unavailable (not counting VHS):

Blush  (Li Shaohong, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Blush)
Chizuko's Younger Sister  (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1991, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chizuko's Younger Sister)
The Day the Sun Turned Cold  (Ho Yim, 1994, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Day the Sun Turned Cold)
Down the Drain  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Down the Drain)
The Drive  (Shunichi Nagasaki, 1992, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Drive)
Ermo  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)
Family Happiness  (Clifton Ko, 1992, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Family Happiness)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker)
Song of the Exile  (Ann Hui, 1990, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Song of the Exile)
To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui  (Lau Wai-keung / Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui)
To the Starry Island  (Park Kwang-su, 1993, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=To the Starry Island)


I also added back a few that I've now tracked down:

City of the Rising Sun  (Sung-su Kim, 1998, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=City of the Rising Sun)
Mr. Zhao  (Lu Yue, 1998, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Mr. Zhao)
Shanghai Fever  (Guoli Li, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shanghai Fever)


There are a few new notes in there, too, including this key one:  "I have hunted down a copy of all these films, so if there's something you can't find, just let me know."

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 31, 2008, 08:17:41 PM
I need another verdict and am open at this point because I know nil about anything left on the list.

Actually, I've heard my friend say great things about Legend of Drunken Master...give me another kung-fu film to match it up against.

I'm in lazy/ignorant mode.  :P

 
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 02, 2009, 09:54:54 AM
The Blues Harp/Green Fish verdict will most certainly be appearing by sometime Sunday night.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2009, 01:43:20 PM
We're up to forty completed verdicts, by the way.  :)

Anyone ready for a new matchup?  lotr-sam0711, Melvil, FifthCityMuse, Colleen, Clovis8, Thor, Beth, ... ?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on January 03, 2009, 01:57:24 PM
Woot, forty!

I'm hoping to do A Scene at the Sea vs. The Emperor's Shadow, but so far availability of the latter is a problem (I'm trying to scrounge up some seeders).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 03, 2009, 05:57:39 PM
I'll talk to you in a month probably pix.

I am keen to do another match-up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 03, 2009, 09:51:30 PM
We're up to forty completed verdicts, by the way.  :)

Anyone ready for a new matchup?  lotr-sam0711, Melvil, FifthCityMuse, Colleen, Clovis8, Thor, Beth, ... ?

pixote
I've already asked for suggestions for a film to go against Drunken Master. No one has replied yet. Once I write up my lame U.S. Verdict I might just pick one kung-fu movie at random.

Unless someone has a suggestion...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2009, 10:03:07 PM
I've already asked for suggestions for a film to go against Drunken Master. No one has replied yet. Once I write up my lame U.S. Verdict I might just pick one kung-fu movie at random.

Unless someone has a suggestion...

Maybe a Jackie Chan/Steven Chou showdown between a Drunken Master and a Flirting Scholar?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 03, 2009, 11:03:38 PM
I've already asked for suggestions for a film to go against Drunken Master. No one has replied yet. Once I write up my lame U.S. Verdict I might just pick one kung-fu movie at random.

Unless someone has a suggestion...

Maybe a Jackie Chan/Steven Chou showdown between a Drunken Master and a Flirting Scholar?

pixote
Sounds good to me. Probably be a while till I get to it.  :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on January 05, 2009, 10:58:22 AM
I'll be ready for another pretty soon. I think I'll just do what I did last time and pick one randomly from whatever is in my local video store, and then look to pixote's wonderful guidance in finding it a partner.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 08, 2009, 02:35:57 PM
No more procrastinating. There will be a Bues Harp/Green Fish verdict posted tonight.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 08, 2009, 04:40:45 PM
No more procrastinating. There will be a Bues Harp/Green Fish verdict posted tonight.

I spoke too soon. CD1 of Green Fish isn't recognizing any subtitle file I use. CD2 is though...hmm.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 11, 2009, 08:59:35 AM
Finally, at long last, a Blues Harp/Green Fish verdict will be posted within the next couple of hours (hopefully before noon). NFL playoffs edition baby.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 11, 2009, 10:19:50 AM
Finally, at long last, a Blues Harp/Green Fish verdict will be posted within the next couple of hours (hopefully before noon). NFL playoffs edition baby.

Nope. I had written about half of it when I clicked on something, I don't know what, that erased everything. It kind of sucked the inspiration out of me. This may take a bit longer.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on January 11, 2009, 10:21:56 AM
Finally, at long last, a Blues Harp/Green Fish verdict will be posted within the next couple of hours (hopefully before noon). NFL playoffs edition baby.

Nope. I had written about half of it when I clicked on something, I don't know what, that erased everything. It kind of sucked the inspiration out of me. This may take a bit longer.

Quit toying with me. :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on January 11, 2009, 10:26:21 AM
Finally, at long last, a Blues Harp/Green Fish verdict will be posted within the next couple of hours (hopefully before noon). NFL playoffs edition baby.

Nope. I had written about half of it when I clicked on something, I don't know what, that erased everything. It kind of sucked the inspiration out of me. This may take a bit longer.

Quit toying with me. :D

Awww, type it up again when it's all still fresh in your head! I need an excuse to not go to bed!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on January 11, 2009, 03:43:46 PM
Finally, at long last, a Blues Harp/Green Fish verdict will be posted within the next couple of hours (hopefully before noon). NFL playoffs edition baby.

Nope. I had written about half of it when I clicked on something, I don't know what, that erased everything. It kind of sucked the inspiration out of me. This may take a bit longer.

I have learned this lesson many times.  Use notepad or somethin', works for me.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 12, 2009, 11:38:17 AM
     Passage to Buddha vs. Sting of Death (edgarchaput)

I'm really jealous of this matchup.  And I'm surprised someone else didn't grab The Sting of Death after all the interest in Sleeping Man, Kohei Oguri's other bracket film.  His 1981 debut Muddy River is one of my top films to see, but despite an Oscar-nomination, it's never been available here on video.  It's on the web, but with awful auto-translated subtitles.  So I continue to wait.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 12, 2009, 12:22:02 PM
I discovered that Drunken Master is up on watch instantly.  ;D

That means my verdict might come a lot sooner as the trouble has always been getting two films at once because I prefer to watch them within 24 hours of each other.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 23, 2009, 09:15:11 AM
I've been pondering my next matchup and I think I've got one that could be interesting.


Three Seasons  (Tony Bui, 1999, Vietnam)                 Pushing Hands  (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)
(http://aloader.com/files/8/51CDGYPGY3L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
(http://aloader.com/files/8/b00000iz0b01lzzzzzzzcz4.gif)


One, an American in Vietnam, the other, a Chinese Man in America.

Sound okay?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 26, 2009, 08:47:04 AM
No objections, so I'm gunna go ahead and get to work on this one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on January 26, 2009, 11:08:03 AM
That's a cool idea for a matchup, looking forward to your writeup on it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 26, 2009, 12:36:43 PM
Is that a white chick on the Pushing Hands poster?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 26, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
Is that a white chick on the Pushing Hands poster?

Yeah. From what I understand, most of that movie takes place in the US.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 29, 2009, 02:45:09 AM
So, I've got, like, good news?

I'll have access to my apartment in the city from the 8th of Feb, and be moved back in by the 16th. So expect me to start looking at having a go at a few more match-ups soon. Especially because the Filmspots will be over by then.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 29, 2009, 03:22:33 AM
good news?

Very!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on January 30, 2009, 09:22:19 AM
Imdb's 'recommendations' of films to match with Spring in my Hometown:

Jesus (1999) (TV)   
Major Dundee (1965)      
Chamatkar (1992/I)            
Salaam Bombay! (1988)         
Lakshya (2004)               
Stripes (1981)      
Apocalypse Now (1979)   
The Lone Ranger (1938)   
The Man Who Cried (2000)   
Mohabbatein (2000)

How can it be like Bollywood films, Apocalypse Now, Jesus, and Stripes???
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on January 30, 2009, 10:46:26 AM
It's just that good!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on January 30, 2009, 10:52:52 AM
It's just that good!

Must admit it's got me intrigued. Anyone got a good suggestion for a pairing?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 30, 2009, 12:44:56 PM
Must admit it's got me intrigued. Anyone got a good suggestion for a pairing?

Maybe one of these:

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Rice People (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107662/)  (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Festival (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115855/)  (Im Kwon-taek, 1996, South Korea)
Moe no suzaku (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119687/)  (Naomi Kawase, 1997, Japan)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on January 30, 2009, 01:00:28 PM
Ooh, I'll take the Cambodian one. I went there in 2004. One of the saddest, most beautiful countries in the world.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2009, 05:53:21 AM
New on DVD and now part of the bracket:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/25jxlwj.jpg)

Netflix has it.  Directed by Hattori Hanzo!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 31, 2009, 10:38:13 AM
Cool. That poster made me think of the poster for The Edge (1997) with Baldwin and Hopkins.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2009, 07:49:05 PM
Someone should do an Im Kwon-taek film soon.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 04, 2009, 08:53:22 PM
Neither of my two films (Hwaomkyung and Sting of Death) seem to be arriving any time soon. I honestly have no clue when I'll be able to post a verdict.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2009, 08:54:02 PM
Is 'arriving' a euphemism?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 04, 2009, 08:54:54 PM
Is 'arriving' a euphemism?

pixote

Perhaps.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2009, 09:04:31 PM
I'm here to help.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on February 04, 2009, 09:14:11 PM
Is 'arriving' a euphemism?

pixote

lmao
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on February 04, 2009, 10:06:37 PM
Hello.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on February 05, 2009, 12:21:36 AM
I'm stuck having 'received' 93% of one of my films. As soon as the other 7% gets here I'll be able to complete my matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on February 05, 2009, 10:34:12 AM
I have planted the seed for my Cambodian Rice People, but no growth is forthcoming.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on February 06, 2009, 11:01:27 AM
One question.

Should I submit the verdicts to pixote before I post them or can I just post them when I'm done?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on February 06, 2009, 11:02:57 AM
Post them when you're done.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on February 06, 2009, 12:09:54 PM
Post them when you're done.

Cool. thanks.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 07, 2009, 07:20:35 AM
A Sting of Death/Passage to Buddha verdict will be posted this weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 09, 2009, 04:18:54 PM
We're closing in on the 50th completed matchup.  :D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on February 11, 2009, 09:35:03 AM
Is Bridcage Inn the only Kim Ki-duk film in the brackets?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 11, 2009, 11:53:39 AM
If that is indeed the case, then we need more films in this bracket from a director with the name duk.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 11, 2009, 11:55:33 AM
By the by, I'll be much quicker with my current verdict (Out of the Dark/Gojitmal). It seems the film gods favoured me this time and allowed me to obtain both with relative ease.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on February 11, 2009, 01:18:06 PM
By the by, I'll be much quicker with my current verdict (Out of the Dark/Gojitmal). It seems the film gods favoured me this time and allowed me to obtain both with relative ease.

Lucky you.  >:(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 11, 2009, 04:57:47 PM
Is the list at the front of the "Results and Schedule" Page current? I'll be printing out a copy and taking it in to check my availability sometime in the next week or two.

Also, I may have just found a fantastic new source for matchups for myself.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 11, 2009, 04:59:42 PM
Is the list at the front of the "Results and Schedule" Page current? I'll be printing out a copy and taking it in to check my availability sometime in the next week or two.

Also, I may have just found a fantastic new source for matchups for myself.

I think it's current.  Lemme double-check real quick...

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 11, 2009, 05:01:18 PM
Yep, those films are all still available ... all 132 of them.  :D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 11, 2009, 05:06:06 PM
Awesome. I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on February 12, 2009, 08:46:44 AM
I was just running some numbers:

Bracket started in august 2008
First round: 300 films
2nd: 150
3rd: 75
and so on.

In six months 100 films have been viewed.

At this rate it will be approximately 2 years before we've completed the third round... Not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just sayin'.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on February 12, 2009, 10:52:50 AM
I was just running some numbers:

Bracket started in august 2008
First round: 300 films
2nd: 150
3rd: 75
and so on.

In six months 100 films have been viewed.

At this rate it will be approximately 2 years before we've completed the third round... Not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just sayin'.

I'm in for the long haul.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 13, 2009, 05:25:27 PM
     City Hunter vs. Full Contact  (Colleen)

This seems like it should be a really fun time.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 13, 2009, 06:25:03 PM
I was just running some numbers:

Bracket started in august 2008
First round: 300 films
2nd: 150
3rd: 75
and so on.

In six months 100 films have been viewed.

At this rate it will be approximately 2 years before we've completed the third round... Not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just sayin'.

It's even greater than the Disney marathon. can you imagine?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on February 13, 2009, 06:31:18 PM
I was just running some numbers:

Bracket started in august 2008
First round: 300 films
2nd: 150
3rd: 75
and so on.

In six months 100 films have been viewed.

At this rate it will be approximately 2 years before we've completed the third round... Not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just sayin'.

It's even greater than the Disney marathon. can you imagine?

And that's just the 90s. Plus, so many more continents still to come! My future with this bracket is secure :).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 13, 2009, 06:35:43 PM
I was just running some numbers:

Bracket started in august 2008
First round: 300 films
2nd: 150
3rd: 75
and so on.

In six months 100 films have been viewed.

At this rate it will be approximately 2 years before we've completed the third round... Not necessarily a bad thing, I'm just sayin'.

It's even greater than the Disney marathon. can you imagine?

And that's just the 90s. Plus, so many more continents still to come! My future with this bracket is secure :).

I just signed a long term contract. I still haven't seen any money however...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on February 14, 2009, 10:06:14 AM
Writing done. I just need to do the three four clips and fifteen thirteen screenshots now :-X
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on February 14, 2009, 01:08:28 PM
From Beijing With Love vs. Forbidden City Cop (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg219955#msg219955)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 14, 2009, 02:44:56 PM
A Out Of the Dark/Gojitmal verdict shall be posted tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on February 14, 2009, 04:02:32 PM
I'll finally be able to do A Scene at the Sea vs. The Emperor's Shadow in the coming days.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 14, 2009, 06:29:47 PM
A Out Of the Dark/Gojitmal verdict shall be posted tomorrow.

I'm almost done with Out of the Dark. It's the kind of movie that deserves some clips and stills. I might take example from duder's review from earlier today.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2009, 07:43:10 AM
A Out Of the Dark/Gojitmal verdict shall be posted tomorrow.

I'm almost done with Out of the Dark. It's the kind of movie that deserves some clips and stills. I might take example from duder's review from earlier today.

But probably no clips from Gojitmal. It's...uh...not appropriate most of the time.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2009, 12:59:09 PM
Out of the Dark against Gojitmal (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg220386#msg220386)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 16, 2009, 02:52:09 PM
I'm a little busy now, but I will have chosen a new matchup by sometime tonight.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on February 17, 2009, 04:33:59 PM
I see... rice people.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on February 17, 2009, 05:06:05 PM
I'll finally be able to do A Scene at the Sea vs. The Emperor's Shadow in the coming days.

I'm strangely excited about writing up these films tonight.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 17, 2009, 09:39:41 PM
I'm strangely excited about writing up these films tonight.

Some refer to it as 'bracket fever' :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on February 17, 2009, 09:50:21 PM
I'm strangely excited about writing up these films tonight.

Some refer to it as 'bracket fever' :)

Oh I've got the fever alright, but usually I fear the writing part.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on February 17, 2009, 11:23:36 PM
My most lengthy writeup yet (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg222668#msg222668). :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 21, 2009, 02:01:01 PM
There is a greater than I expected chance that a Love in the Time of Twilight/Picnic verdict could appear before the end of the weekend. If not, than of course early next week,
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on February 22, 2009, 04:26:19 PM
I've been majorly slacking on my matchup but I swear I'll finish it this week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 22, 2009, 04:30:40 PM
There is a greater than I expected chance that a Love in the Time of Twilight/Picnic verdict could appear before the end of the weekend. If not, than of course early next week,

Yeah...early this week. Tuesday or Wednesday. I've watched Picnic but I haven't received Love in the Time of Twilight yet. Shouldn't be long though.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 22, 2009, 07:47:26 PM
Now that I've joined in on this, I know I am amazing, I plan on getting to My Neighbors The Yamadas/Black Jack by the end of next week, or sooner depending on when Netflix gets me my 90's American Bracket match-up and/or Pinocchio.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 24, 2009, 05:25:57 AM
I need to have another look, but at this stage it mainly looks like I can only find seeded films, which is a problem, as I can't make matchups. I need to see what happens, but I might be out until the next round. (Although this does greatly disappoint me. I love the sound of some of the titles, and would adore to see some of these films.)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on February 27, 2009, 04:28:47 PM
Princess Mononoke vs. Rhapsody in August (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg227295#msg227295)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on February 27, 2009, 04:46:26 PM
There is a greater than I expected chance that a Love in the Time of Twilight/Picnic verdict could appear before the end of the weekend. If not, than of course early next week,

Yeah...early this week. Tuesday or Wednesday. I've watched Picnic but I haven't received Love in the Time of Twilight yet. Shouldn't be long though.

I put off writing my verdict for a few extra days due to time constraints. Apologies. The verdict for that matchup will be posted sometime tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on February 27, 2009, 11:52:01 PM
I might try to get my two films watched next week, before I dive in face first in another project or two and forget about them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 28, 2009, 12:09:10 PM
My Neighbors The Yamadas Vs. Black Jack (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg227562#msg227562)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on March 05, 2009, 02:47:08 AM
Any verdicts on the horizon?  This bracket is getting jealous of the US one.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on March 05, 2009, 03:07:00 AM
Any verdicts on the horizon?  This bracket is getting jealous of the US one.

pixote

This bracket should be jealous of the us one.

My films shouldn't get here for a while.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 05, 2009, 06:12:02 AM
Any verdicts on the horizon?  This bracket is getting jealous of the US one.

pixote

Not from me, it will probably be about another week, maybe two, until I get to my next verdict.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on March 05, 2009, 07:17:20 AM
I've finished watching Kids and Three kings. I'll probably get to my current far east bracket this weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on March 05, 2009, 09:44:22 AM
Spring Break!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on March 05, 2009, 10:01:13 AM
Any verdicts on the horizon?

Yes.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on March 05, 2009, 10:03:02 AM
omg! You sacrificed your leet status for this thread!  Take that, US Bracket!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on March 05, 2009, 10:25:51 AM
Any verdicts on the horizon?

Yes.

Double yes.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on March 05, 2009, 10:27:33 AM
omg! You sacrificed your leet status for this thread!  Take that, US Bracket!

pixote

I kept my leet status, I just gave up the name tag. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on March 05, 2009, 11:58:20 AM
Give me a week or so...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on March 07, 2009, 09:30:13 PM
In which duder phones it in, for the sake of celerity (although he does manage to fit in the word 'erotica' twice, so he has that going for him). (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg230975#msg230975)

Next!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on March 13, 2009, 07:10:19 PM
Some suggestions for new Far East matchups:

Melvil: Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102886/) vs. Art Museum by the Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0288621/)

edgarchaput: Artists in Wonderland (http://www.yidff.jp/docsjapan/98/dj98a3-e.html) vs. A Quiet Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131013/)

Clovis8: Fong Sai Yuk (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106936/) vs. Hail the Judge (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110201/)

duder: Lifeline (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120115/) vs. Angel Dust (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109733/)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2009, 12:40:59 AM
Hard Boiled vs. The Mission    (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg234366#msg234366)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 16, 2009, 08:41:56 AM
C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri vs. Raise The Red Lantern (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg234412#msg234412)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on March 16, 2009, 10:51:06 AM
Unless there are any objections I am going to do Operation Scorpio vs Madadayo for my next match-up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on March 16, 2009, 11:56:55 AM
Unless there are any objections I am going to do Operation Scorpio vs Madadayo for my next match-up.

Nice.  I'd totally forgotten that Operation Scorpio was even in this bracket.  And how can anyone resist a movie with this IMDb trivia:  "Chin Kar Lok is a break dancing champion, explaining the origins of some of his moves."  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 16, 2009, 12:40:46 PM
I still plan on doing my verdict...eventually.  :P

I'll get rights back to the Netflix queue in a few weeks (I got 7 films in a row  ;) , which angered the rest of my family).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 16, 2009, 12:59:09 PM
For my next match-up I was thinking, Once Upon A Time In China versus White Badge.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on March 19, 2009, 10:40:30 AM
My computer has given up on me (I`m typing this from a public library), which means I sure as heck won`t have a verdict for the next few days (pixote, you`ll surely guess why). I`m aiming for a replacement over the weekend, but no garantees. I`ll most likely be M.I.A. from the boards until I`m okay again, which could be in 2-3 days or even a week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on March 23, 2009, 12:30:36 PM
Some suggestions for new Far East matchups:

Melvil: Alan and Eric Between Hello and Goodbye (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102886/) vs. Art Museum by the Zoo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0288621/)

In case you missed my message, I'm going to be doing this. Like today. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on March 24, 2009, 11:54:04 PM
I'll have time to cook up a verdict tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on March 28, 2009, 05:22:23 PM
I'll have time to cook up a verdict tomorrow.

I'm writing it now. It will be posted by this evening.

Edit: posted (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg239217#msg239217).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on March 31, 2009, 12:07:38 PM
I've picked another couple films for the next matchup

Seventeen Years & Red Cherry
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 31, 2009, 05:05:30 PM
I'm gonna quit being lazy and do my best to do my matchup this weekend.

Actually, if I had the luxury to be lazy I'd have done it long ago.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on March 31, 2009, 05:20:21 PM
;D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 31, 2009, 10:00:25 PM
I've finally had some luck finding movies. So my next matchup will be:

Shall We Dance vs. Eighteen Springs.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 04, 2009, 02:22:03 PM
Flirting Scholar came in today and Drunken Master is up on watch instantly so I'll be watching both tonight. I'll try to have my verdict up by Monday afternoon, maybe sooner but probably later.  :P

Edit: I've written it up. I'm just going to wait to edit/post it till after class.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on April 12, 2009, 01:07:34 PM
My movie watching time is soon to take a dip, but when I find the time, I'll make sure to watch The Taebaek Mountains and Down the Drain. I wanted to make it three weekends in a row with a verdict, but that's clearly not going to happen.

I'm aiming for next weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 12, 2009, 01:19:00 PM
I wanted to make it three weekends in a row with a verdict, but that's clearly not going to happen.

This is my chance to pull ahead! ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on April 16, 2009, 02:32:19 PM
I've been dying to see what the hundredth matchup will be, but smirnoff and Melvil are content to make me suffer!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 16, 2009, 02:33:25 PM
Oh yeah. I totally meant to do that at some point today! I'll take a look now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 16, 2009, 02:54:55 PM
How about No. 3 versus Talking Head. I don't think I've watched any anime from this bracket yet.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on April 19, 2009, 07:39:54 AM
I'll have a verdict today. One of my two films really isn't impressing me so far though.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on April 19, 2009, 09:52:39 PM
The Taebaek Mountains against Down the Drain (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg248889#msg248889).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on April 24, 2009, 10:40:24 AM
Theoretically a Nostalgia for the Countryside/Hakuchi verdict should pop up by Sunday night.

Of course, I've said stuff like that before and posted reviews a week later so...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on April 26, 2009, 05:03:13 PM
Theoretically a Nostalgia for the Countryside/Hakuchi verdict should pop up by Sunday night.

Of course, I've said stuff like that before and posted reviews a week later so...

Tomorrow. I've watched both but I want to think this one over a bit...and I'm a bit tired which means if I wrote a verdict now it would probably be shite anyways.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on April 26, 2009, 05:14:33 PM
Theoretically a Nostalgia for the Countryside/Hakuchi verdict should pop up by Sunday night.

Of course, I've said stuff like that before and posted reviews a week later so...

Tomorrow. I've watched both but I want to think this one over a bit...and I'm a bit tired which means if I wrote a verdict now it would probably be shite anyways.


Eagerly awaited. I should really watch mine sometime soon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 26, 2009, 06:09:28 PM
O yea, I should probably get a new matchup...but I'm too lazy to pick one. Give me another one with Li Gong in it. She is awesome.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on April 26, 2009, 06:25:43 PM
O yea, I should probably get a new matchup...but I'm too lazy to pick one. Give me another one with Li Gong in it. She is awesome.

Fresh out of Gong Li films.  Instead, you should do a cool matchup of Taiwanese movies:  The Personals vs. Siao Yu.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 26, 2009, 07:00:05 PM
I should get a new matchup too, but I've been short on movie-watching time and I'm going to be out of town next weekend. Next week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 26, 2009, 11:25:55 PM
O yea, I should probably get a new matchup...but I'm too lazy to pick one. Give me another one with Li Gong in it. She is awesome.

Fresh out of Gong Li films.  Instead, you should do a cool matchup of Taiwanese movies:  The Personals vs. Siao Yu.

pixote
No Gong Li films left.  :'(

I'll come up with something. I'm not going to watch much until the semester ends anyway. (Around the 10th)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on April 28, 2009, 02:18:58 PM
I haven't started looking for a new matchup. I need to leave soon however. I'll probably PM you, pixote, with a matchup request sometime tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2009, 08:15:38 PM
Perhaps the wrong place to have this discussion, but should we be including movies from Singapore in the Far East bracket when we don't have anything (as far as I'm aware) from Malaysia, Indonesia, or Thailand. I had assumed we were gonna include these with, say, the South Asian Bracket?

Or is the reason we haven't had any because we haven't been able to find any?

Yeah, it's mainly an availability issue.  But a few of those countries are represented:

Bulan Tertusuk Ilalang (Garin Nugroho, 1995, Indonesia)
Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand)
Daun di Atas Bantal (Garin Nugroho, 1998, Indonesia)
Jose Rizal (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998, Philippines)
Letter to an Angel (Garin Nugroho, 1994, Indonesia)
One Evening After The War (Rithy Panh, 1998, Cambodia)
Rice People (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia)
Romantic Blue (Rashane Limtrakul, 1995, Thailand)
6ixtynin9 (Pen-Ek Rataranuang, 1999, Thailand)
12 Storeys (Eric Khoo, 1997, Singapore)


The titles in black are officially in the bracket.  The ones in red would be in the bracket if we could track them down.

I threw Cambodia in there, possibly because geography's not my strong point.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 02, 2009, 08:27:07 PM
Cool. Fair enough. Cambodia does fit well enough, as it is part of South East Asia. I suppose they just don't have as much going on in terms of film as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, which, seeing as I've spent time living in Malaysia, I should know.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 05, 2009, 12:13:21 PM
Of the 98 films left to choose from, the place I rent has 13.

Adrenaline Drive  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999, Japan)
Dr. Akagi  (Shohei Imamura, 1998, Japan)
Gemini  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999, Japan)
Green Snake  (Tsui Hark, 1993, Hong Kong)
He's a Woman, She's a Man  (Peter Chan / Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
Lee Rock II  (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991, Hong Kong)
Samurai Fiction  (Hiroyuki Nakano, 1998, Japan)
The Bride with White Hair  (Ronny Yu, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Personals  (Chen Kuo-fu, 1998, Taiwan)
The Tai-Chi Master  (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Wedding Banquet  (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald  (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker  (Xie Fei, 1994, China)

I hope I'm not scraping the bottom of the barrel. :) Any suggestions for my next matchup?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on May 05, 2009, 12:26:02 PM
Yeah, I don't think Cambodia or the Philipines are often considered to be in the 'Far East'.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on May 05, 2009, 12:26:32 PM
How about He's a Woman, She's a Man vs The Wedding Banquet?

or

Green Snake vs. The Tai-Chi Master?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on May 05, 2009, 12:30:08 PM
Yeah, I don't think Cambodia or the Philipines are often considered to be in the 'Far East'.

What are they considered?

Cambodia's farther east than Thailand, and was a front in the Vietnam war.  The Philippines is east of Vietnam and China.

I'd consider "South Asia" to be the Indian subcontinent and the Himalayas: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on May 05, 2009, 12:42:41 PM
I've seen Samurai Fiction and liked it. I also have a copy of Woman Sesame Oil Maker here and it looks interesting.
Other than that, what Sean said.
That raises a question though: what do we do later on in the Bracket when, as films progress through the rounds, the availability becomes more of an issue? I'm assuming the Internet thing is not an option for everyone.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 05, 2009, 12:44:44 PM
I'm willing to resort to the internet if I have to...

Dvd's are just more convenient for me.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 05, 2009, 12:54:14 PM
Green Snake vs. The Tai-Chi Master?

Tai Chi Master does look pretty fun, so I'll go with that :) Thanks
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 05, 2009, 09:07:26 PM
Wikipedia's Far East (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_east) page includes:

East Asia
China
Hong Kong
Japan
Macau
Mongolia
North Korea
South Korea
Taiwan

Southeast Asia
Brunei
Cambodia
East Timor
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

And then the Russian Far East is mentioned under North Asia.

"The Far East is a term current in English (with equivalents in various other languages of Europe) to refer to the countries of East Asia. The term is often expanded to also include Southeast Asia and South Asia, for economic and cultural reasons, for example because Buddhism is common to East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia."

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on May 05, 2009, 10:11:47 PM
I stand corrected then.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on May 06, 2009, 03:34:34 AM
Green Snake vs. The Tai-Chi Master?

Tai Chi Master does look pretty fun, so I'll go with that :) Thanks
And Green Snake doesn't?

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2402/gs5ig7.jpg)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4038/gs11yf2.jpg)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/820/gs12ng3.jpg)

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5112/gs14tq0.jpg)

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5725/gs19vk9.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 06, 2009, 06:56:28 AM
Heh, you're right. That looks just as good :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on May 06, 2009, 10:35:53 AM
I'll try to pace myself with an average of 2 verdicts per month. Don't know when exactly I'll take care of my next one (I haven't even gotten the films yet), but it shouldn't be too long now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2009, 06:00:54 PM
Can I get in on this? I can get anything from Netflix and most things that also have a definable place on the internet as well. I likely haven't watched any of the films in the bracket, so I'll take anything.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2009, 06:10:36 PM
Can I get in on this? I can get anything from Netflix and most things that also have a definable place on the internet as well. I likely haven't watched any of the films in the bracket, so I'll take anything.
Yeah, awesome.  Just pick yourself out two films from the list in this post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) (and let me know what they are).  The only caveat is that films in blue can't face each other.

If you'd rather just be assigned a matchup, I can do that to.  Just let me know if there's any particular type of movie you're interested in seeing (or interested in avoiding).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2009, 06:34:18 PM
Doesn't matter to me, assign me what you will my friend. As long as it can be found on the interwebs or through Netflix I'm good for anything. I'd prefer to have something random and out of my element just so that I could be exposed to new films. I'm not big into horror, but I'll even take horror films just because I haven't watched many.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2009, 07:22:17 PM
Doesn't matter to me, assign me what you will my friend.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M0621QP9L.jpg) vs. (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KPFJ0P3EL.jpg)

This sounds great to me.  You game?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 10, 2009, 07:24:01 PM
That second poster looks bad ass, what a nice doggie.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2009, 11:59:46 AM
Has anyone else come across this? You get a dvd and you see it has a DTS track so you think 'oooooooh, nice! At the very least this will sound great.'.... only it doesn't. It sounds like garbage in fact. Worse than your average stereo track even.

I've experienced this a few times in this bracket and it just makes me laugh. I mean, what the point? It was something I forgot to mention in my review of Number 3.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2009, 10:15:08 AM
Any suggestions as to where I can find King of Chess on the internet?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 13, 2009, 11:08:55 AM
Any suggestions as to where I can find King of Chess on the internet?

Hmm...AsianDVDClub has it, but there's currently no seeders. That's all I found...I'll keep an eye on it, but maybe someone else can help.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2009, 11:24:11 AM
Any suggestions as to where I can find King of Chess on the internet?

Hmm...AsianDVDClub has it, but there's currently no seeders. That's all I found...I'll keep an eye on it, but maybe someone else can help.

Yeah, worm pointed me in that direction. I just moved it to the top of my Netflix queue.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 13, 2009, 11:26:18 AM
Oh, it's on Netflix? Pfff!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on May 13, 2009, 12:08:56 PM
Oh, it's on Netflix? Pfff!

Seriously :).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2009, 12:10:24 PM
I was just hoping to cut out the middle man so I could get Hotel for Dogs shipped as soon as possible.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on May 13, 2009, 10:25:34 PM
I was just hoping to cut out the middle man so I could get Hotel for Dogs shipped as soon as possible.

Don't be a punk. Get your Far East films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 18, 2009, 12:51:23 PM
I've got a verdict all written, I'm just waiting to get home to include the screenshots.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 18, 2009, 01:01:11 PM
Hmmm, I think I'm past due on a new matchup here. I'll pick one out later unless someone wants to throw one at me. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on May 18, 2009, 03:12:39 PM
I'm slower than I thought for my next verdict. I think after chucking out so many in short time kind of took the creative wind out of me. I will take care of my next matchup soon, but probably not this week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2009, 03:41:12 PM
I'm hoping to get to the other half of my bracket match-up sometime soon, but I have been hella busy lately, so we'll see.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 18, 2009, 11:38:49 PM
Assuming I can get my hands on both, I'm looking at:

Keep Cool vs. Musuko
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 03, 2009, 07:04:49 PM
I need a match for D.A.N.G.A.N. Runner (which I picked for it's cool name). Any suggestions?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 03, 2009, 11:20:06 PM
Pick another one with a cool name.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 04, 2009, 10:42:11 AM
Anyone want to suggest a new matchup from these films?

Adrenaline Drive  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999, Japan)
Dr. Akagi  (Shohei Imamura, 1998, Japan)
Gemini  (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999, Japan)
He's a Woman, She's a Man  (Peter Chan / Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
Lee Rock II  (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991, Hong Kong)
Samurai Fiction  (Hiroyuki Nakano, 1998, Japan)
The Bride with White Hair  (Ronny Yu, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Personals  (Chen Kuo-fu, 1998, Taiwan)
The Wedding Banquet  (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald  (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker  (Xie Fei, 1994, China)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 04, 2009, 01:00:50 PM
Dr. Akagi vs. Samurai Fiction (the 1998 Japan matchup)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 04, 2009, 01:05:29 PM
Cool. I'll do it. Samurai Fiction has such a cool cover.

(http://www.dercho-music.de/catalog/images/o-dvd-samurai-fiction.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 04, 2009, 01:24:58 PM
In eight months we've cover 158 movies. 142 left to be reviewed. :) Pretty epic.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 04, 2009, 01:40:21 PM
Awesome, smirnoff. I have high hopes for Samurai Fiction.

Pick another one with a cool name.

Going by this criteria there was really only one choice to be made, so I will be watching:

D.A.N.G.A.N Runner vs. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War

I'm pretty excited about it, the anime it comes from seems to be held in high regard.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 04, 2009, 01:44:36 PM
I don't know if the movie will make sense without seeing the series. Maybe you (I) should look this up. . .
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 04, 2009, 01:45:29 PM
I did, apparently the movie is a retelling of the first two episodes, so I should be fine.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 05, 2009, 04:04:49 AM
     Dead or Alive vs. License to Live  (faceboy)
     Audition vs. Moonlight Whispers  (karlwinslow)
     Flowers of Shanghai vs. Running Out of Time  (ses593)
     Childhood Days vs. A Petal  (Tequila)
     Getting Any? vs. God of Gamblers 2  (1StrongOpinion)
     Maborosi vs. The Bird People in China  (JokerXgg)
     After Life vs. The Harmonium in My Memory  (winrit)
     The River vs. Shower  (skjerva)
     Center Stage vs. Full Moon in New York  (jbissell)
     Farewell My Concubine vs. Temptress Moon  (THATguy)

Let me know if you are all still interested in doing these matchups, or if I should I put your films back into circulation.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on June 15, 2009, 02:37:14 PM
Hi
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 15, 2009, 02:38:16 PM
Soon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 15, 2009, 02:40:26 PM
Can we look forward to another round of resurrection reviews soon pix?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 15, 2009, 02:42:31 PM
Can we look forward to another round of resurrection reviews soon pix?

They will come fast and furious at some point in the not-too-distant future (but not the immediate future).  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 15, 2009, 02:46:41 PM
Can we look forward to another round of resurrection reviews soon pix?

They will come fast and furious at some point in the not-too-distant future (but not the immediate future).  :)

Excitement!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 17, 2009, 06:50:42 PM
Have I been ignorant or did the list on page one receive a major update?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on June 18, 2009, 09:41:02 AM
Have I been ignorant or did the list on page one receive a major update?

Yeah. Wow. It's now at 304 films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 18, 2009, 10:05:09 AM
Have I been ignorant or did the list on page one receive a major update?

Update I think! Cool!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 18, 2009, 10:55:46 PM
My next matchup will be Sumo Do, Sumo Don't vs. He's A Woman, She's A Man.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 18, 2009, 11:33:32 PM
That sounds like a logical matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 19, 2009, 09:56:54 AM
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/707/snapshot20090617024625.png)(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3940/snapshot20090617023403.png)
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/691/snapshot20090617023008.png)(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7875/snapshot20090617014050.png)
Gonna be tough to compete with that.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on June 19, 2009, 10:46:43 AM
The translator who thought to use "CINECAST!wits" is a genius.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 22, 2009, 10:29:18 AM
I should track down this guy's (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372087/) films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 29, 2009, 01:35:56 PM
Any suggestions about my next matchup?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 29, 2009, 01:43:45 PM
Red Rose White Rose  (Stanley Kwan, 1994, Hong Kong)
vs
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994, China)
Perhaps? ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 29, 2009, 01:50:21 PM
yeah, sure.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 29, 2009, 01:51:06 PM
Seems as good as any really heh.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 30, 2009, 11:02:59 AM
Has anyone been able to locate Journey to Beijing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197280/)?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 30, 2009, 11:09:00 AM
Has anyone been able to locate Journey to Beijing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197280/)?

Sent you a pm.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 30, 2009, 11:43:55 AM
I think I'll make this my next Matchup

(http://aloader.com/files/8/ermo.jpg) (http://aloader.com/files/8/t49186wnpkc.jpg)

Journey to Beijing ended up not sounding so interesting. :-\ Thanks though worm, that will come in handy at some point.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 30, 2009, 11:49:08 AM
Awesome, smirnoff. I've been very interested in watching / hearing about Women Sesame Oil Maker for a long time now. Hope you enjoy both movies :).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 30, 2009, 11:55:23 AM
I've been very interested in watching / hearing about Women Sesame Oil Maker Bad Movie and Cageman for a long time now. Hope you enjoy both movies :).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 30, 2009, 12:00:50 PM
I've been very interested in watching / hearing about Women Sesame Oil Maker Bad Movie and Cageman for a long time now. Hope you enjoy both movies :).

What, my cheerleading isn't enough of a contribution :'(?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 30, 2009, 12:17:48 PM
This spate of verdicts is totally making me feel guilty about sitting on my own matchup for so long.
You know you'll feel better.
And I'll stop making jokes about you in chat.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 30, 2009, 12:18:33 PM
This spate of verdicts is totally making me feel guilty about sitting on my own matchup for so long.
You know you'll feel better.
And I'll stop making jokes about you in chat.

Wait, wha????
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: THATguy on June 30, 2009, 12:34:14 PM
I should probably give another attempt to watch mine... I made it through about 40 minutes of Temptress Moon months ago and it really... wasn't good.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on July 08, 2009, 05:25:36 PM
I think my next matchup is going to be

Kitchen (Ho Yim, 1997)
vs.
Days of Being Dumb (Sau Leung 'Blacky' Ko, 1992)

I've read the book that the first film is based on and as for the second, well, an imdb review called it "a hilarious parody of the film Days of Being Wild".. huh? And Tony Leung plays a loser?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on July 08, 2009, 06:14:07 PM
I'm posting my verdict before the weekend, I call dibs on The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well and Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on July 08, 2009, 08:59:10 PM
I've read the book that the first film is based on and as for the second, well, an imdb review called it "a hilarious parody of the film Days of Being Wild".. huh? And Tony Leung plays a loser?

That sounds kind of exciting, actually! :D

And duder, I like.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on July 08, 2009, 09:26:10 PM
I think my next matchup is going to be

Kitchen (Ho Yim, 1997)
vs.
Days of Being Dumb (Sau Leung 'Blacky' Ko, 1992)

I've read the book that the first film is based on and as for the second, well, an imdb review called it "a hilarious parody of the film Days of Being Wild".. huh? And Tony Leung plays a loser?

I saw Kitchen in the cinema for some reason. I found it really dull. But I've been wrong before, so enjoy!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on July 08, 2009, 09:53:02 PM
Ouch :(. The book is really pretty good. 
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on July 09, 2009, 02:06:44 AM
I read about Days of Being Dumb the other day. I hope it's better than the other Tony Leung comedies I've seen but the title isn't too promising.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on July 09, 2009, 10:14:53 PM
Love Letter vs. Lifeline (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg285517#msg285517)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 11, 2009, 01:41:48 PM
Assuming these two haven't been taken by someone else since Monsieur pix disappeared, my next match-up will be,

Red Rose White Rose Vs. Autumn Moon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on July 11, 2009, 01:48:12 PM
I read about Days of Being Dumb the other day. I hope it's better than the other Tony Leung comedies I've seen but the title isn't too promising.
I saw Kitchen in the cinema for some reason. I found it really dull. But I've been wrong before, so enjoy!

Stop bursting my bubble, both of you.

If these two turn out to be duds, I'm no longer picking my own matchups for this bracket :-\.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 11, 2009, 02:30:50 PM
Assuming these two haven't been taken by someone else since Monsieur pix disappeared, my next match-up will be,

Red Rose White Rose Vs. Autumn Moon.

Sorry Bill.

Red Rose White Rose  (Stanley Kwan, 1994, Hong Kong)
vs
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994, China)
Perhaps? ;)
yeah, sure.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 11, 2009, 05:14:22 PM
Sorry Bill.

Okay, how about Autumn Moon versus Expect The Unexpected?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on July 12, 2009, 11:56:12 AM
I should have a verdict posted by tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on July 12, 2009, 02:23:41 PM
I should have a verdict posted by tomorrow.

This might be done by tonight actually. I'm thinking of going out all guns blazing. I'll post two different verdicts. A short, concise review briefly explaining my choice, and another verdict, the latter being rather self-indulgent, wordy and spoilerific.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 14, 2009, 09:59:54 AM
I think I'll make my next matchup Tonight Nobody Goes Home vs Supermarket Woman.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 14, 2009, 10:29:37 AM
Just for reference, here's what's happened in the Bracket since the last Update (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.0). As far as I can tell, anyways.

verdicts:

roujin - Black Republic vs. Moe no Suzaku (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg275160#msg275160)
FLYmeatwad - King of Chess vs. King of Comedy (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg275549#msg275549)
smirnoff - Dr. Akagi vs. Samurai Fiction (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg276005#msg276005)
roujin - He's A Woman, She's A Man vs. Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg280109#msg280109)
FifthCityMuse - Eighteen Springs vs. Shall We Dance (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg283812#msg283812)
worm@work - Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie vs. Cageman (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg284309#msg284309)
1SO - Getting Any? vs. God of Gamblers 2 (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg285074#msg285074)
duder - Love Letter vs. Lifeline (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg285517#msg285517)
smirnoff - Ermo vs. Woman Sesame Oil Maker (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg285833#msg285833)
Bill Thompson - Once Upon A Time In China vs. White Badge (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg286109#msg286109)
edgarchaput - Dang Birely’s Young Gangsters vs. M/Other (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg286583#msg286583)

Matchups:

rougin - Red Rose White Rosevs Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker
worm@work - Kitchen vs. Days of Being Dumb
duder - The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well vs. Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2
Bill Thompson - Autumn Moon vs. Expect The Unexpected
smirnoff - Tonight Nobody Goes Home vs. Supermarket Woman
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on July 14, 2009, 06:24:29 PM
Beijing Bastards vs. Romantic Blue (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg287600#msg287600)

And I'll have Doctor Mack vs. Nabbie's Love next, if that's alright.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on July 15, 2009, 02:05:43 PM
Dang Birely against M/Other (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg287995#msg287995)

The version where I go an some rants.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 22, 2009, 12:32:52 AM
Have I been ignorant or did the list on page one receive a major update?

Nah, I've been updating that all along.  Or, rather, I had been.  Until the incident.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 07, 2009, 02:53:40 PM
Here's how the South Korean films have fared in the first round so far:

WON

Art Museum by the Zoo (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998)
Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998)
City of the Rising Sun (Sung-su Kim, 1998)
Lies (Jang Sun-Woo, 1999)
Passage to Buddha (Sun-Woo Jang, 1993)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)
A Petal (Jang Sun-Woo, 1996)
The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, 1998)
White Badge (Jeong Ji-yeong, 1992)

LOST

An Affair (Lee Je-yong, 1998)
Bad Movie (Jang Sun-Woo, 1998)
The Birdcage Inn (Kim Ki-duk, 1998)
Black Republic (Park Kwang-su, 1990)
The Contact (Chang Yoon-Hyun, 1997)
Green Fish (Lee Chang-dong, 1997)
Happy End (Chung Ji Woo, 1999)
No. 3 (Song Neung-han, 1997)
The Quiet Family (Kim Ji-woon, 1998)
A Single Spark (Kwang-su Park, 1995)
Son of the General (Im Kwon-taek, 1990)
The Taebaek Mountains (Im Kwon-Taek, 1994)

IN PROCESS

The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong Sang-soo, 1996)
Festival (Im Kwon-taek, 1996)
The Harmonium in My Memory (Lee Young-jae, 1998)
Spring in my Home Town (Lee Kwangmo, 1998)

AVAILABLE

Sopyonje (Im Kwon-taek, 1993)

Some of those winners just sort of squeaked by, but a couple received pretty good praise, if I remember right.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 07, 2009, 03:01:08 PM
Very interesting. I wonder how the other countries have done.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 07, 2009, 03:10:22 PM
Once we finish this first round, there will be stats galore!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on August 07, 2009, 03:22:47 PM
Once we finish this first round, there will be stats galore!

pixote

You were hired as the resident statistician, correct?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on August 07, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
Huh? What does that prove? Other than 1998 was a good year for South Korean films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 12, 2009, 04:23:03 PM
Who will break the verdict drought?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on August 12, 2009, 04:28:36 PM
I'm rooting for JokerXgg!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on August 12, 2009, 04:32:15 PM
I can't wait for Charisma to get here so I can render my verdict and then grab the last Im Kwon-taek film.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 17, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
Seriously, though, with all the Top 100 lists in, it's time to restart this party!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on August 17, 2009, 09:11:56 PM
I'm doing this thing that's keeping me from it, should be able to get back to this soon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 17, 2009, 11:35:46 PM
I think I can get back on this this weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 18, 2009, 04:08:19 AM
One of my film teacher gave me three mid-90s Hou Hsiao-Hsien films to watch. But they've all been taken! No! :D

I'll see how we go once it gets to about November. I might see if I can find another matchup when I have a little more time on my hands.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on August 18, 2009, 10:12:18 AM
For some reason that I can't explain my mom just watched three bracket films. If they hadn't already been taken I was gonna make her do a writeup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 18, 2009, 10:43:05 AM
I got 15 minutes into one of my movies and then stopped, and then got halfway through my other one and stopped... now I have no motivation to watch either. I'll finish 'em, but I'll probably put it off for a while :(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2009, 03:49:47 PM
Back up for grabs:

Audition  (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Audition)
The Bird People in China  (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bird People in China)
Maborosi  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Maborosi)
Moonlight Whispers  (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moonlight Whispers)


All available from Netflix.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on August 18, 2009, 04:13:29 PM
edgar's back! Woo!!

I'm thinking I might have to grab one of this Miike's now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on August 18, 2009, 05:27:09 PM
edgar's back! Woo!!

And on my bad list for taking the last Im Kwon-taek film!!

I kid, I just haven't been able to find time to watch the last film in my match up.  Looking forward on the writeup on it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
And on my bad list for taking the last Im Kwon-taek film!!

Ha, yeah, I thought that, too!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2009, 07:38:23 PM
Back up for grabs (corrected):

Audition  (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Audition)
The Bird People in China  (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Bird People in China)
Maborosi  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Maborosi)
Moonlight Whispers  (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moonlight Whispers)

Supermarket Woman  (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Supermarket Woman)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tonight Nobody Goes Home)


pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on August 18, 2009, 08:14:22 PM
Can't believe no one's jumping at Audition. Remember (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=6351.0), uncle Quentin calls it 'a true masterpiece'. I'm pretty sure that qualifies it for the 'Quentin Tarantino presents'-treatment.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 18, 2009, 08:16:26 PM
Miike scared me away.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 18, 2009, 08:51:14 PM
I'd gladly take Audition, it's already in my queue and everything, I just need another film to match it up against.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2009, 10:09:35 PM
I think Audition vs. Yellow Fangs could be amazing insane.

You're still on for Autumn Moon vs. Expect the Unexpected, though, right?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on August 18, 2009, 10:13:36 PM
Can I have The Bird People in China vs. Tricky Brains?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2009, 10:17:46 PM
Can I have The Bird People in China vs. Tricky Brains?

Done!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2009, 07:42:59 AM
I think Audition vs. Yellow Fangs could be amazing insane.

You're still on for Autumn Moon vs. Expect the Unexpected, though, right?

pixote

Yeah I am, I can take a second match-up, if that's cool. I'll eventually get to both of them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Fugee on August 19, 2009, 02:31:37 PM
Now, I'm not sure about this but; Have you all attempted to see all the films in a given bracket?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 19, 2009, 03:25:24 PM
Nope. Only pixote is that crazy :) Generally speaking people just watch their own matchups. Don't let that stop you though.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on August 19, 2009, 03:34:03 PM
Some don't even manage to do that :P
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Colleen on August 19, 2009, 09:17:28 PM
Some don't even manage to do that :P


 ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 19, 2009, 09:20:35 PM
Nice jab :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 21, 2009, 09:57:44 AM
How many resurrections are there liable to be this round? Closer to 10? 20? 40? Or do we have no idea yet?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 21, 2009, 01:03:58 PM
No idea.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 27, 2009, 05:56:06 PM
So I have no idea when I will get my verdict done. Being in school means I tend to forget to check the queue and my family takes forever to sent stuff back. I mean we've had one film for like a week now.

I'm hoping if the stars in the moviesphere align I'll watch them over the labor day break. I knew I should have watched then before school. Stupid top 100 films thingy.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 03, 2009, 04:57:52 PM
Anyone new interested in signing up for a matchup?

Anyone old working on a verdict?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on September 03, 2009, 05:24:26 PM
I'll take a new one as long as you don't need a verdict any time soon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on September 03, 2009, 06:16:47 PM
Anyone old working on a verdict?

I was, but now I'll have to wait so you won't be expecting it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 03, 2009, 07:49:52 PM
Anyone new interested in signing up for a matchup?

Anyone old working on a verdict?

pixote

Should I watch my Stephen Chow movies this weekend, or Wild Reeds?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on September 03, 2009, 08:35:01 PM
You're a cruel man.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 03, 2009, 08:45:36 PM
I was gonna get my verdict this weekend but I totally forgot to check netflix last night.

I have failed you as a responsible interweb person pixote, I hope you can forgive me.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 03, 2009, 10:20:29 PM
Should I watch my Stephen Chow movies this weekend, or Wild Reeds?

Chow!

If only to put a little extra distance between Wild Reeds and the hype of Top 100 mania.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 03, 2009, 10:23:19 PM
OK, i'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 08, 2009, 01:25:09 AM
It'd be awesome if everyone could get in a couple of verdicts before Filmspot season overwhelms everything in December.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 08, 2009, 02:41:53 AM
I watched all four of mine this weekend.  Verdicts when I get a chance to write them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 08, 2009, 04:21:37 PM
If I can pull it off, possibly this weekend. I probably won't.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 08, 2009, 07:30:24 PM
Verdicts when I get a chance to write them.

Yeah. This is the part that always slows me down.

I was going to watch the other half of my matchup tonight. Verdict maybe on the weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 17, 2009, 09:12:35 PM
For my next match-up I'll take a look at Don't Cry, Nanking (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113930/) and Farewell Beijing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197280/).

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 17, 2009, 09:37:07 PM
For my next match-up I'll take a look at Don't Cry, Nanking (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113930/) and Farewell Beijing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197280/).
:D :D :D

(I'm glad you provided a link, because I didn't know if you meant Farewell China or Journey to Beijing. :))

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 17, 2009, 10:18:26 PM
*gives head a shake*

Whoops! lol

Yeah, Journey to Beijing. Right. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 19, 2009, 11:45:41 PM
Look! Center Stage vs. Full Moon in New York (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg325574#msg325574)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on September 20, 2009, 01:38:18 PM
I'm thinking about my next matchup.  Pix, I'll let you know when I decide something (assuming that is still the method we are following here).

EDIT:

Can I get The Stunt Woman vs. Nowhere Man?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 20, 2009, 02:06:10 PM
Cool!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 21, 2009, 10:20:43 AM
Audition is on its way from Netflix, but I don't know when I'll get the verdict up because Yellow Fangs has been on their short wait list for a few weeks now. Either way I should get Audition watched and out of the way as soon as it arrives, but I won't be posting anything about it until White Fangs arrives as well or October 1st rolls around and I can start horror month at my blog, whichever comes first.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 21, 2009, 01:32:54 PM
Audition is on its way from Netflix, but I don't know when I'll get the verdict up because Yellow Fangs has been on their short wait list for a few weeks now. Either way I should get Audition watched and out of the way as soon as it arrives, but I won't be posting anything about it until White Fangs arrives as well or October 1st rolls around and I can start horror month at my blog, whichever comes first.

Cool.  If at some point you need to swap out Yellow Fangs for a different film, let me know.  (Do some films stay on that short wait list forever?)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 21, 2009, 04:13:54 PM
Cool.  If at some point you need to swap out Yellow Fangs for a different film, let me know.  (Do some films stay on that short wait list forever?)

pixote

I'm not sure, this is the longest any film has stayed on the short or long wait list for me. Usually they are one one of the two lists for maybe a week at most, but Yellow Fangs is going on two weeks now. If it doesn't clear up soon then I will switch it out for another movie, as long as there is another horror film in the bunch that I can get my hands on.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on October 08, 2009, 09:29:14 PM
Don't lose faith. Ever.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 25, 2009, 11:50:52 PM
The most recent post in this thread is by missing-in-action Thor?  That can't be good.

Is everyone waiting for flieger to finish his garden or whatever?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on October 25, 2009, 11:54:34 PM
I've been taking a break from the brackets to catch up with some other stuff I've been wanting to see (most recently my Kitano marathon, set in motion by this very bracket!), but I'll be back with a vengeance when I'm through.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on October 26, 2009, 11:00:46 AM
It certainly does feel like the pilot light went out on this bracket.

Who's got matches?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 26, 2009, 11:02:49 AM
It certainly does feel like the pilot light went out on this bracket.

Who's got matches?

I've got one more coming up, but probably not till the end of November. It's stupid but I like when others post match-up's in between mine and due to horror month on my blog I won't be getting to anything new for a bit.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on October 26, 2009, 06:13:45 PM
The guilt paralyzes me. I'll get to it soon. I promise.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on October 27, 2009, 05:31:35 AM
I finish class in three weeks, and I'll all of a sudden have all this free time. I'll see what I can sort out then.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 28, 2009, 02:12:05 PM
I totally forgot about my verdict until I spotted the two films in my netflix queue yesterday. Does this mean I will get to them faster? No. It just means I will continue to be that little thing that nags me every time I log out of the forums. I'll aim for Thanksgiving break, probably miss and then proceed to finally complete it over the Christmas break.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on October 31, 2009, 12:10:41 AM
I want to get back to this bracket so badly.  First I have to finish my UA marathon then the 80's verdict.  Then-- I promise, back to this one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 12, 2009, 04:17:14 AM
Don't lose faith. Ever.

I've been taking a break from the brackets to catch up with some other stuff I've been wanting to see (most recently my Kitano marathon, set in motion by this very bracket!), but I'll be back with a vengeance when I'm through.

The guilt paralyzes me. I'll get to it soon. I promise.

I finish class in three weeks, and I'll all of a sudden have all this free time. I'll see what I can sort out then.

I'll aim for Thanksgiving break, probably miss and then proceed to finally complete it over the Christmas break.

I want to get back to this bracket so badly.  First I have to finish my UA marathon then the 80's verdict.  Then-- I promise, back to this one.

This could be the best Christmas ever!

Who's ready for a new matchup?  1SO?  Bill?  Gobman?  Bluevoid?  FifthCityMuse?  Colleen?  Clovis?  'Noke?  FLYmeatwad?

Pretty please!  :D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on December 12, 2009, 07:00:33 PM
I'm only doing my assigned matchup if you either watch the Denis film in return or watch it first.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 12, 2009, 07:07:22 PM
Don't let it die!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 12, 2009, 11:13:52 PM
Wassup! I'd like to place an order.

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald vs. Fireworks

(not that Fireworks, the Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? Fireworks)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 13, 2009, 06:14:06 AM
I'm only doing my assigned matchup if you either watch the Denis film in return or watch it first.

I've already rented it.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on December 13, 2009, 10:06:37 AM
I would love to do one over christmas if I could find the films online.

If you find a matchup and torrents/places to watch it online/places to get dvds for not too much money, then I will do it!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 13, 2009, 08:26:55 PM
Ima bout to get looking and see what I can find. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 13, 2009, 10:10:18 PM
Okay. Ima gonna be greedy and ask for two. They'll also be my last two for this round as these are literally the last 4 I could find. (Actually, there's a chance I'll be able to get some more, but it's slim, so don't hold out hope.)

First: Little Cheung vs. Swordsman
Second: The Bride with White Hair vs. Patlabor 2

The second might fall through, as the listing says Patlabor 2, but I suspect it's not the same film, as the year listed by pix is 1993, but the year listed on the site I found it on was 1989. But we'll see.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 13, 2009, 10:38:16 PM
Nice, FCM. I've had my eyes on three of those.

1989 is the year for Patlabor 1, so that's a little disconcerting.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 13, 2009, 10:41:42 PM
Yeah, that's what I was worrying about. We'll see how I go.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 13, 2009, 11:58:10 PM
I've got my current match up half done. I don't think I'll get it finished until next month though. Going away for the holidays.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2009, 08:47:55 AM
The momentum is tangible!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 15, 2009, 11:55:43 AM
Netflix is being dumb about Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald. Can I get The Cherry Orchard vs. Minbo - The Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion while I wait?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2009, 01:28:59 AM
Netflix is being dumb about Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald. Can I get The Cherry Orchard vs. Minbo - The Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion while I wait?
Awesome.  I've been very anxious to hear someone's thoughts on Minbo.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's License to Live (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0197730/) is back up for grabs, by the way.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 16, 2009, 07:05:35 AM
faceboy is very useless.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on December 16, 2009, 05:31:31 PM
faceboy is very useless.
If you just want a damn verdict I can give you one, but I've lost my copy of License to Live, so it's from memory and can't be in depth. Otherwise, someone else can deal with it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Basil on December 16, 2009, 05:32:13 PM
Is that you, face? Is this real life?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 16, 2009, 05:32:38 PM
faceboy is very useless.
If you just want a damn verdict I can give you one, but I've lost my copy of License to Live, so it's from memory and can't be in depth. Otherwise, someone else can deal with it.

I don't want a damn verdict. I just want you :(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on December 16, 2009, 05:33:37 PM
It is. I just needed to point out roujin's stupid insolence, as, without me, I'm sure it's gone unremarked upon.

As it is, I see that FCM has actually taken DoA, so, for the record, if I ever found my copy of License, I'd have had it beat DoA easily.

The more you know...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on December 16, 2009, 05:34:32 PM
faceboy is very useless.
If you just want a damn verdict I can give you one, but I've lost my copy of License to Live, so it's from memory and can't be in depth. Otherwise, someone else can deal with it.

I don't want a damn verdict. I just want you :(
Don't you start now you young whippersnapper. I've been on all versions of the internet that aren't this message board. From what I can tell, you're even my google wave friend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 16, 2009, 05:36:34 PM
We should play sudoku at some point.

Didn't mean to be insolent. I thought it was some playful rimming.

edit: huh, my subconscious is telling us something...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on December 16, 2009, 05:37:42 PM
We should play sudoku at some point.

Didn't mean to be insolent. I thought it was some playful rimming.
mmmmmm.....playful rimming. Makes my junk tingle.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 16, 2009, 05:44:48 PM
All my posts have that effect.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 16, 2009, 10:30:00 PM
I would just like to point out that it was pix's decision to take the match up away from faceboy. I didn't demand DoA, I was politely offered it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on December 17, 2009, 11:58:54 AM
Second: The Bride with White Hair vs. Patlabor 2
Is this happening? I've secretly been collecting about 30h of the Patlabor TV shows and films to go with it so I'd love do the (Patlabor-) matchup in case you're unable to.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 17, 2009, 12:39:02 PM
I need to watch the Patlabor TV show myself. Maybe when I graduate and I have nothing else to do with my life, we can do a marathon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on December 17, 2009, 08:35:33 PM
I would just like to point out that it was pix's decision to take the match up away from faceboy. I didn't demand DoA, I was politely offered it.
You probably took me too seriously.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: chardy999 on December 18, 2009, 07:25:26 AM
Aight I think I'm going to try to do this. I see a lot of first round results - which are resurrected? Does it matter which two I pick?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 18, 2009, 11:09:11 AM
Yay, chardy! This thread's second post (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) contains the list of all movies in this round that haven't been claimed or completed.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on December 21, 2009, 09:19:35 AM
It is late for me, but I will try to find a couple of the unpicked films tomorrow from my local "netflix" type store to report on
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2009, 09:28:11 AM
It is late for me, but I will try to find a couple of the unpicked films tomorrow from my local "netflix" type store to report on

No pressure, but this could make my Christmas.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on December 21, 2009, 10:03:13 PM
It has proven a little for difficult to find some of the selections that are left locally.  I think I can track down a couple and then will confirm in the next couple of days. 
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 22, 2009, 12:18:49 PM
                 Completed        Pending
                 Verdicts         Matchups

edgarchaput         15               1
Melvil              15               0
smirnoff            14               1
roujin              10               1
worm@work           10               1
Bill Thompson        4               1
Clovis8              4               0
duder                4               1
Colleen              3               0
Gobman               3               1
lotr-sam0711         3               1
1StrongOpinion       2               0
FifthCityMuse        2               2
jbissell             2               1
sdedalus             2               2
Tequila              2               1
Blue Void            1               0
FLYmeatwad           1               0
'Noke                1               1
JokerXgg             1               0
matt t.m.w.          1               1
THATguy              1               1
Thor                 1               1
Wilson               1               1
Schmerite            0               1
ses593               0               1
skjerva              0               1
winrit               0               1
Zarodinu             0               1


Bracket fever!

Anyone ready for a new matchup?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on December 22, 2009, 12:55:07 PM
I don't like how my two names are split up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 22, 2009, 12:56:33 PM
I don't like how my two names are split up.

Ha, I'm dumb.  Fixed!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 22, 2009, 01:16:19 PM
edgarchaput       
Melvil             
smirnoff           
roujin             
worm@work   

It's clear we are the greatest filmspotters of ALL TIME.       
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: facedad on December 22, 2009, 01:26:26 PM
I dream of a day when I have that kind of time on my hands.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on December 22, 2009, 01:40:48 PM
edgarchaput       
Melvil             
smirnoff           
roujin             
worm@work   

It's clear we are the greatest filmspotters of ALL TIME.       
That does help your Hall of Fame chances.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on December 22, 2009, 02:03:20 PM
I dream of a day when I have that kind of time on my hands.

Seriously. Those days are sadly behind me.

But I think I'll be able to complete my current matchup by the end of the year.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 22, 2009, 04:05:49 PM
edgarchaput       
Melvil             
smirnoff           
roujin             
worm@work   

It's clear we are the greatest filmspotters of ALL TIME.       

High fives!

I'm gonna go ahead and take God of Gamblers 3 vs. Gemini, if that's alright.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on December 22, 2009, 04:12:03 PM
Please seed 12 Storeys pix, I need help downloading it.

also, I downloaded Kagero cause it looked interesting and I can't seem to get the subtitles working.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 22, 2009, 05:18:15 PM
edgarchaput        
Melvil              
smirnoff            
roujin            
worm@work  

It's clear we are the greatest filmspotters of ALL TIME.        

Heh, aren't we just a bunch of keeners eh :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on December 22, 2009, 05:40:01 PM
I may be at 15 completed verdicts, but don't expect that tally to grow significantly. Essentially all those verdicts were done thanks to some illegal downloading, which I have cut down on by a wide margin. Greatness? Perhaps, but all days of glory come to an end.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on December 22, 2009, 07:42:32 PM
I may be at 15 completed verdicts, but don't expect that tally to grow significantly. Essentially all those verdicts were done thanks to some illegal downloading, which I have cut down on by a wide margin. Greatness? Perhaps, but all days of glory come to an end.

Awww, it's not illegal. How else are you supposed to get most of these? It's not Wolverine.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 23, 2009, 05:01:27 PM
Alright, time to trim the bracket to an even 300 films.  Based on my observations here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg377435#msg377435), I'm kicking out seven films and designating two other as alternates in case The Puppetmaster and A Borrowed Life don't materialize as hoped:

OUT

Chizuko's Younger Sister (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1991, Japan) — I never got around to including this in the bracket.  It'll stay that way.

Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2 (Ricky Lau, 1990, Hong Kong) — This is currently assigned to duder, and I've told him he can overrule me when he gets back, but I'm pretty sure I'm doing him a favor here.

Jose Rizal (Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1998, Philippines) — I would have loved to have had a film from the Philippines in the bracket, but this just looks like a complete slog.

Junkers Come Here (Junichi Sato, 1995, Japan) — Just doesn't look interesting or entertaining enough.  Unless you're five.

Lee Rock II (Lawrence Ah Mon, 1991, Hong Kong) — I'm anti-sequels, clearly.

Something About Secret (Huang Jianxin, 1999, China) — Ran into availability issues, but this didn't look all that good anyway.

Will to Live (Kaneto Shindo, 1999, Japan) — Like with Chizuko's Younger Sister, this is a film I never officially added into the bracket.  I'm efficient like that.

ALTERNATES

Supermarket Woman (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan) — Looks like it'll be halfway in between good Itami (Minbo) and bad Itami (The Last Dance).  First alternate.

Tsugumi (Jun Ichikawa, 1990, Japan) — Still nervous about this one, but it looks like proto-Iwai, which intrigues me.  Second alternate.

I've updated the master list of bracket films (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg145637#msg145637) to reflect these exciting changes.  :o

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: chardy999 on December 23, 2009, 06:06:05 PM
Alright, I'm trying to navigate through pixote's 5 min reviews and I like Farewell China and Siao Yu matchup.

If asianDVDclub.org can do the business I'll jump in - lets see how they sources go...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 23, 2009, 06:07:46 PM
Alright, I'm trying to navigate through pixote's 5 min reviews and I like Farewell China and Siao Yu matchup.

If asianDVDclub.org can do the business I'll jump in - lets see how they sources go...

omg, it really is going to be the best Christmas ever!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 23, 2009, 06:11:12 PM
Woooo!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 23, 2009, 06:11:48 PM
Ooh, wait, I screwed up that proposed pairing in the five minute reviews.  Schmerite has already picked up Siao Yu for a matchup.

Hmm, what else makes sense against Farewell China?

*thinks*

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on December 23, 2009, 06:20:15 PM
I would've watched Spooky Encounters 2 regardless of bracket obligations. There needs to be some damn consensus in the Sammo oeuvre!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: chardy999 on December 23, 2009, 08:20:08 PM
Dang I already downloaded some of Siao Yu. pixote suggested License to Live matchup with Farewell China but you say the subtitles are messed up - so how badly? It's a shame because Siao Yu sounds really good.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 23, 2009, 08:32:35 PM
Dang I already downloaded some of Siao Yu. pixote suggested License to Live matchup with Farewell China but you say the subtitles are messed up - so how badly?

The subs I have for my avi rip are sloppy; but the subs on the asiandvdclub DVDs should be fine.  When I posted my five minute preview, I forgot that there was a Japanese DVD available.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on December 25, 2009, 08:53:28 PM
Merry Christmas pix. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg382575#msg382575)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on December 25, 2009, 08:57:27 PM
SWEET. And I thought presents were done for the day!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on December 25, 2009, 08:58:46 PM
SWEET. And I thought presents were done for the day!

I had a very good day.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 26, 2009, 02:05:04 PM
I bought The Puppetmaster a while back (even though it's cropped), but haven't watched it yet.  I can pair that with something else. . . .
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on December 27, 2009, 09:02:12 PM
It is late for me, but I will try to find a couple of the unpicked films tomorrow from my local "netflix" type store to report on

No pressure, but this could make my Christmas.  :)

pixote

After a lot of searching, I could only find one of the unclaimed films around.  And I am not certain it is the correct one until it arrive at my place.  Sorry to disappoint your xmas, but I am still trying to find some of the other unclaimed films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 28, 2009, 06:27:09 AM
Every time I see this thread I take it as a personal failure as a human being.

Then I remember I'm not human and the bad feelings go away.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 28, 2009, 10:24:18 AM
I bought The Puppetmaster a while back (even though it's cropped), but haven't watched it yet.  I can pair that with something else. . . .

I think it has to match up against Life on a String.  Just based on titles.  Because that's clever and stuff.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 28, 2009, 10:31:31 AM
After a lot of searching, I could only find one of the unclaimed films around.  And I am not certain it is the correct one until it arrive at my place.  Sorry to disappoint your xmas, but I am still trying to find some of the other unclaimed films.

It's possible some of the more popular and readily available films (even in Singapore, I imagine) might be freed up at some point soon.  Some of the current matchups have been outstanding for like a full year.  I'm trying to see if people still intend to get to them soon, or if I should make their two films available again.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on December 28, 2009, 01:45:50 PM
I bought The Puppetmaster a while back (even though it's cropped), but haven't watched it yet.  I can pair that with something else. . . .
I think it has to match up against Life on a String.  Just based on titles.  Because that's clever and stuff.

pixote

Makes sense.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on December 28, 2009, 03:22:09 PM
My acquiring of Messengers and Sopyonje appears to have encountered a hurdle. I'll provide status reports over the course of the week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: chardy999 on January 04, 2010, 04:30:17 AM
Intending to do License to Live and A Moment of Romance.

Sources have come through for LtL so that is downloaded just waiting for the other - or sources for something else I'm interested in. Just thought I'd say that before someone else nabs it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on January 04, 2010, 10:45:51 AM
My acquiring of Messengers and Sopyonje appears to have encountered a hurdle. I'll provide status reports over the course of the week.

No good news yet. I may have to press the ejector seat button on this matchup. Let me see what I can do in the next few days. Pix, if it doesn't work, I'll PM you immediately. most likely before the weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 10, 2010, 02:49:19 PM
Yay, I did another verdict (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg390622#msg390622)! Wondering about another but knowing me I'll promise to do it spring break and then won't get it done until the end of the summer...and by summer I mean Christmas break.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 31, 2010, 05:28:41 PM
I should get to my next verdict this upcoming week, the week after at the latest.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 04, 2010, 10:55:38 PM
First half of my match-up has already been written up and posted on the blog. Hopefully I can get to the second film tomorrow, or over the weekend.  ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 05, 2010, 04:47:20 AM
Awesome, Bill!  I hope Expect the Unexpected is somehow just as good!

Hmm, Law's Farewell China is still available.  Wonder if someone will snatch that up soon after reading your review (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/review-qiu-yue-autumn-moon-1992/) of Autumn Moon.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 05, 2010, 08:02:07 AM
Did you ever comment on my verdict pix? Or have you not seen the films involve yet?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 05, 2010, 09:48:49 AM
Awesome, Bill!  I hope Expect the Unexpected is somehow just as good!

Hmm, Law's Farewell China is still available.  Wonder if someone will snatch that up soon after reading your review (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/review-qiu-yue-autumn-moon-1992/) of Autumn Moon.

pixote

If no one else does, I certainly will, I really can't wait to explore more by her. I'm still debating whether I liked Autumn Moon even more than I did, those flaws weren't all that big and I find myself being distracted by them less and less the more I think about the film. And don't worry, I'll be posting my reviews in the actual verdict topic, I just wanted to wait until I had both written up to do so.  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 05, 2010, 04:57:12 PM
So, for my next match-up I was figuring I'd go with The Phantom Lover versus Adrenaline Drive.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on February 26, 2010, 10:03:58 PM
Stupid Rice People.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 11, 2010, 01:19:35 AM
I should probably get another one of these. Bug me about it this week pix and I'll come up with something.

Sticking to the Netflix stuff.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on March 29, 2010, 08:24:11 PM
Holy crap, this bracket! You people are crazy not to be eating up the remaining Netflix-available titles.

I'm taking All Under the Moon (1993) vs. Butterfly Lovers (1994) and YOU CAN'T STOP ME. Well, maybe pix can, but that would be a poor use of effort when there's all those resurrection forecasts to do. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 03, 2010, 07:14:13 PM
Just published my write up for Adrenaline Drive today, I should have the second half of my match-up written and published by Monday night at the latest.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 04, 2010, 10:50:09 AM
Finished the second half of my pairing today, won't get around to publishing it on my site until tomorrow though, so look for a verdict sometime tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 04, 2010, 08:27:17 PM
Finished the second half of my pairing today, won't get around to publishing it on my site until tomorrow though, so look for a verdict sometime tomorrow.

With bated-breath!

(thanks words and grammar thread!)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2010, 02:56:22 PM
Finished the second half of my pairing today, won't get around to publishing it on my site until tomorrow though, so look for a verdict sometime tomorrow.

With bated-breath!

(thanks words and grammar thread!)

Wait no longer, the verdict is up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2010, 03:03:06 PM
For my next match-up I will tackle,

Your Place Or Mine vs. The Stairway To The Distant Past
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 06, 2010, 12:34:37 AM
I'm having some trouble acquiring Butterfly Lovers at the moment. I may opt to swap another movie in for this matchup if it continues to be a problem.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 08, 2010, 01:52:17 PM
Yeah, looks like I'm going to substitute Butterfly Lovers with Wing Chun. I'll hopefully be able to do Butterfly Lovers in a future matchup.

pix, could we get the schedule updated? It's getting out of date and hard to keep track of what's what.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 08, 2010, 07:48:36 PM
I'll be interested to see how you like The Wedding Banquet lotrsam. I haven't seen it, but just the fact it's an Ang Lee film kind of makes me raise my eyebrows.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 08, 2010, 07:52:16 PM
I don't even know if I've seen an Ang Lee film yet.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 08, 2010, 07:53:40 PM
I don't even know if I've seen an Ang Lee film yet.

Taking Woodstock is pretty okay.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 10, 2010, 10:30:36 PM
Dun, dun dun daaaaa (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4515.msg434215#msg434215)!

And just to mess with ya I went back to Butterfly Lovers. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on April 12, 2010, 03:33:29 PM
Nabbie (http://vimeo.com/10876771)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 12, 2010, 03:35:45 PM
I dunno what that was but it was good. Real good. There's not enough fiddlin' in movies these days.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on April 12, 2010, 04:25:32 PM
Do you know the guy (Ashley MacIsaac), smirnoff? From what I've read he's rather controversial for a Canadian.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 12, 2010, 04:32:49 PM
I know the name and I know he's a fiddler (I've heard much of his music), but I'd never actually seen the guy.

I had no idea he was controversial.

____

I just did a little research. Check out the kick move he does at the end of this performance on Conan, lol. Fuzzed out. :D

ASHLEY MACISAAC LIVE! ON CONAN O'BRIEN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JcGbfdljWQ#)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on April 12, 2010, 05:45:23 PM
[noembed]When I was in junior high school, "Devil in the Kitchen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNVTUh5yviI)" was on MuchMusic constantly - he was the fiddler for us alt kids. He got in trouble at a New Years Eve show in the late 90s when he freaked out at an audience and was screaming racist and sexist stuff. He later claimed it was some kind of performance art. He seems to be partly calculating and partly kind of nuts. He's also had some addiction problems. But he performed during the Olympic opening ceremonies so I guess all is forgiven. [/noembed]
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 12, 2010, 05:53:44 PM
Angsty maritimers. ::)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Fugee on April 12, 2010, 05:57:22 PM
Late to the party, but which story in "Chungking Express" do you guys enjoy more?

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 12, 2010, 06:02:51 PM
Only seen it once, but I preferred the second half. I was mostly just confused by the first part. I didn't know what kind of movie to expect.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on April 12, 2010, 06:28:46 PM
It's pretty hard not to fall in love with the second story. I even started listening to Faye Wong songs for a while.
But I'm liking the first one more with every viewings.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 13, 2010, 07:47:51 AM
Late to the party, but which story in "Chungking Express" do you guys enjoy more?
If I recollect, I think I liked the first one more but maybe that was just because of the pineapple.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 14, 2010, 07:43:49 PM
How about Wing Chun vs. Beat for my next matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on April 15, 2010, 10:25:35 AM
How about Wing Chun vs. Beat for my next matchup.

Cool.  I've been curious about Beat for a while.  And with Wing Chun spoken for, that leaves just one seeded film left: A Dedicated Life.  Surprised nobody's picked that one up yet, especially since it's available from Netflix.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on April 22, 2010, 01:04:42 PM
The Days of Being Dumb and Kitchen are back up for grabs.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on April 24, 2010, 05:34:07 PM
Um... I hear you guys have Tony Leung over here.

Where do I sign?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on April 24, 2010, 05:38:37 PM
Um... I hear you guys have Tony Leung over here.

Where do I sign?
Hi!!!

Here's the list (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) of films yet to be matched up.  There are no assignments in this bracket; instead, you get to create your own matchup.  I think the only Tony Leung film available right now is Days of Being Dumb, which could be perfect for you if you have the means of tracking it down.  If you're limited to Netflix films, then really your only option at the moment is A Dedicated Life vs. Lee Rock.  Do you have any affection for Andy Lau?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on April 24, 2010, 06:14:50 PM
Kung Fu Cult Master (http://vimeo.com/11196691)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on April 24, 2010, 06:18:50 PM
Gotta love Richard Ng.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on April 24, 2010, 06:42:33 PM
Oh yeah, great move.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on April 26, 2010, 09:16:34 AM
Um... I hear you guys have Tony Leung over here.

Where do I sign?
Hi!!!

Here's the list (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) of films yet to be matched up.  There are no assignments in this bracket; instead, you get to create your own matchup.  I think the only Tony Leung film available right now is Days of Being Dumb, which could be perfect for you if you have the means of tracking it down.  If you're limited to Netflix films, then really your only option at the moment is A Dedicated Life vs. Lee Rock.  Do you have any affection for Andy Lau?

pixote

Thanks, pixote!

Since I have free access to WorldCat through my university, it might be more helpful for me to take some of those non-Netflix films. It looks like I could probably get A Class to Remember and Farewell China, but it might take a couple of weeks for me to pay my library fines (in order to order them) and then for them to arrive. Would that work?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on April 26, 2010, 10:45:23 AM
Sure, awesome!

WorldCat helped get a good half dozen or so films into this bracket.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 26, 2010, 10:52:30 AM
Woohoo! That sounds great, tiny.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on April 26, 2010, 03:38:48 PM
Swordsmen in DOuble Flag Town (http://vimeo.com/11244332)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 26, 2010, 04:03:08 PM
I don't know what their problem is, that was impressive! :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 26, 2010, 06:56:19 PM
Lol, hay-bailing girl wants a piece!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on May 04, 2010, 11:54:07 AM
Top 100 Hong Kong Films of the 90s (http://www.yesasia.com/us/yumcha/top-100-hong-kong-films-of-the-nineties/0-0-0-arid.309-en/featured-article.html).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 04, 2010, 12:02:55 PM
Cool! Some surprising entries, even just from movies I've watched for the bracket, but cool to hear their takes on them. I was also happy to see some of them do so well.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 04, 2010, 12:16:35 PM
Thanks in large part to this bracket I recognized a few of the movies on that list, which makes me happy. Actually some of them I had in match-ups:

56. Summer Snow - Current Match-up
49. Lost and Found - Moved on
39. The Tai-Chi Master - Moved on
36. Green Snake - Denied
27. The Blade - Denied
22. Police Story III: Supercop - Moved on (beat The Blade)
4. Bullet in the Head - Denied

Have also seen:

88. Armour of God II: Operation Condor - I can't remember it
77. Rumble in the Bronx - Awesome
46. Once a Thief - Fun
1. Chungking Express - of course

So that's 11 of 100. It's a start.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on May 04, 2010, 12:20:21 PM
I don't trust those rankings.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2010, 06:04:20 AM
I'm thinking we can wrap up round one by June 15.  Let me know if you don't think you can complete your current matchup by that time, and I'll put your films back up for grabs.

Time for me to get cracking on those resurrection forecasts, too.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 10, 2010, 08:56:39 AM
I should be able to slip mine in the next couple of weeks now that I'm off school.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 10, 2010, 09:10:35 AM
I'm going to wait for a few days and see what becomes available 8)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2010, 10:10:41 AM
Moonlight Boy has replaced Messengers in the bracket.  License to Live (faceboy-approved!), A Moment of Romance, and Sopyonje are available again as well.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on May 10, 2010, 10:14:30 AM
I have to get cracking! I have a bunch of films to watch...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 11, 2010, 09:00:50 AM
Just so I know while I re-organize my queue, this is the film I'm supposed to be watching, right (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117876/)?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 11, 2010, 11:44:22 AM
Just so I know while I re-organize my queue, this is the film I'm supposed to be watching, right (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117876/)?
That's the one!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2010, 12:17:32 PM
Pushed mine farther up in the queue. I'm hoping to check them out next week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 12, 2010, 09:43:20 AM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/334ru3q.jpg)
Intimates (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)
I can't tell too much about this one through five minutes, but reading up on it a bit, I'm definitely intrigued.  The style seems a bit confused, half cool and modern, half flowery and old-fashioned; I'm hopeful that the latter will go away as the film settles into a groove.  This would make an interesting matchup with Okoge, perhaps.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/245aj2q.jpg)
Ripples Across Stagnant Water (Ling Zifeng, 1991, China)
There's not a lot of information out there about this film, and the first five minutes don't tell me too much.  Wildcard!

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2qc305x.jpg)
Stage Door (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)
Seems a little ordinary, through five minutes, but ordinary in a solid, comforting way.  I think someone will like this.  Plus, it has Josephine Siao and an interesting (and interestingly used) Chinese operatic score.

Considering 2 of these 3 for my next matchup. Stage Door intrigues me because of Josephine Siao, Ripples because it's a mystery, and Intimates because the image quality looks good.

Suggestions pix?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 17, 2010, 03:41:32 AM
A story. In trying to find one of my bracket films (Swordsman 2) I had a lovely experience, of sorts. Went to one of the Asian video stores in the city. Hunted through shelves sorted in some order that I do not know and found Swordsman 2 pulled it out and it was Swordsman 1, 2 and 3 and it was only $15, yay. Checked to see if there was either English subtitles or audio. No only French or Cantonese, bummer. So still hunting.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 17, 2010, 06:13:07 AM
I've decided I want in here...I have a hard time figuring out where everything stands over in the 80s US bracket. Can I get a pairing?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on May 17, 2010, 07:38:28 AM
I've decided I want in here...I have a hard time figuring out where everything stands over in the 80s US bracket. Can I get a pairing?

Sure, but things work differently over here. Just pick two movies from the index over here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.0) and you're ready to go.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 17, 2010, 01:07:07 PM
I've decided I want in here...I have a hard time figuring out where everything stands over in the 80s US bracket. Can I get a pairing?
Sure, but things work differently over here. Just pick two movies from the index over here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.0) and you're ready to go.
'Noke speaks the truth ... but The Eel vs. Lee Rock sounds promising to me, if you're looking for suggestions.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 17, 2010, 05:47:14 PM
I've decided I want in here...I have a hard time figuring out where everything stands over in the 80s US bracket. Can I get a pairing?
Sure, but things work differently over here. Just pick two movies from the index over here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.0) and you're ready to go.
'Noke speaks the truth ... but The Eel vs. Lee Rock sounds promising to me, if you're looking for suggestions.

pixote

I have my eye on a couple things. I'm going to see which of the non-Netflix ones I might be able to get before I claim anything officially. The Eel is not available on Netflix right now, btw.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 18, 2010, 06:03:32 AM
Ok, I had no luck with harder to find things so I am picking A Moment of Romance and Shower as my pairing.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 18, 2010, 10:22:18 AM
Ok, I had no luck with harder to find things so I am picking A Moment of Romance and Shower as my pairing.

Yay!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2010, 10:51:07 AM
I posted a review for the first half of what will be my last match-up in this round today, I'm hopeful to get to the second film in my pairing tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 18, 2010, 11:23:26 AM
Sorry about your experience with Stairway to the Distant Past, Bill.  I thought I had read that the films in that trilogy stood alone okay.  Guess not.  Maybe I'll try to sneak in a viewing of The Most Terrible Time in My Life first, should Stairway come up for resurrection.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2010, 11:52:36 AM
Sorry about your experience with Stairway to the Distant Past, Bill.  I thought I had read that the films in that trilogy stood alone okay.  Guess not.  Maybe I'll try to sneak in a viewing of The Most Terrible Time in My Life first, should Stairway come up for resurrection.

pixote

Yeah, I felt something was off about it initially, but there was a montage scene where I knew these people had to be previously known somehow, because they hadn't appeared in this movie yet. That's when I did some digging and found out about the trilogy, but who knows, maybe they do stand alone okay and it's just not a movie that worked for me.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 19, 2010, 08:51:37 AM
Wrote up my review for the second half of my match-up, and posted both reviews in the topic. And with that I am done with the first round of this thing, I look forward to round 2. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 19, 2010, 10:32:10 AM
Wrote up my review for the second half of my match-up, and posted both reviews in the topic. And with that I am done with the first round of this thing, I look forward to round 2. :)

Awesome! / Yay! / Hell yeah!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: philip918 on May 20, 2010, 03:44:32 PM
Hard to believe this bracket is just about two years old.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 20, 2010, 03:53:52 PM
Wow, I would've guessed closer to one. Good things take time I guess ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 20, 2010, 03:56:47 PM
It will pick up in round 2 i'm sure.  I can't wait!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 20, 2010, 09:48:07 PM
Yeah, this was going from before I joined. Crazy!

We live in exciting times! :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 20, 2010, 09:58:07 PM
My dictations are coming in tomorrow from netflix. Hope to have a review up this weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 20, 2010, 10:10:40 PM
I just watched half of my matchup.  Hope to be able to watch the next one tomorrow and have the verdict in my Saturday, and immediately take another pairing.  This round WILL be done by the 15th!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 20, 2010, 10:24:42 PM
Got one of my two, the other was listed as short wait and got skipped last time I had an opening but I'm hoping it won't get skipped next time, in which case I should have a verdict on Monday. I think this will be my only pair of round 1. Just getting a taste before investing more fully for round 2.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 20, 2010, 11:02:06 PM
I've organised two of my four films. Unfortunately, they're not from the same matchup. Will sort the others soon, with luck.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 23, 2010, 02:30:28 PM
Watched one half of my pairing even though I'm still waiting on the second to clear off short wait on Netflix. Let's just say that it set a pretty high bar for the other to clear. We are 50% of the way to me liking both films in a pairing, which would be unthinkable.  :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 23, 2010, 02:56:27 PM
I should probably do one more matchup.

Maybe The River vs. Temptress Moon as netflix is my only venue for foreign movies.

Sound good pix?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 24, 2010, 01:43:04 PM
Sound good pix?

Yay!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on May 27, 2010, 11:29:51 PM
I can do Intimates and Kitchen, and then we're at the end of what I have access to.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 28, 2010, 02:16:32 AM
Hmm, the only one I can get access to are The Eel (well, and Intimates but tiny has that). Any other replacements or some sort of resurrection opportunity I can pit against it? Or any claimed pairs that aren't aren't happening that I could draw from?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 30, 2010, 07:55:57 AM
Hmm, the only one I can get access to are The Eel (well, and Intimates but tiny has that). Any other replacements or some sort of resurrection opportunity I can pit against it? Or any claimed pairs that aren't aren't happening that I could draw from?

Want to do The Eel vs. The Harmonium in My Memory?  I was holding out hope that winrit would return and complete her assignment by the deadline, but it's not looking good.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 30, 2010, 08:31:45 AM
Hmm, the only one I can get access to are The Eel (well, and Intimates but tiny has that). Any other replacements or some sort of resurrection opportunity I can pit against it? Or any claimed pairs that aren't aren't happening that I could draw from?

Want to do The Eel vs. The Harmonium in My Memory?  I was holding out hope that winrit would return and complete her assignment by the deadline, but it's not looking good.

pixote

Bring it on.  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 02, 2010, 05:18:15 PM
Two more weeks, people.  We can do this!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 02, 2010, 05:24:19 PM
I'm halfway done my current match-up. It's gunna happen.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 02, 2010, 06:04:02 PM
Two more weeks, people.  We can do this!

pixote

I might be close on mine.  I'm going to really try to get the verdict in, but I'm not getting back from my vacation until the 14th, so it will be close.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 02, 2010, 07:47:04 PM
My verdict should be in by the end of the weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 02, 2010, 07:48:47 PM
I'm halfway done my current match-up. It's gunna happen.

x2!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 02, 2010, 07:54:01 PM
I finally got a new TV, so mine should be done on time.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 02, 2010, 10:39:25 PM
I'm hoping sometime early next week for my final dictation of this round.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 02, 2010, 10:44:09 PM
Have two of my films to collect today. Will aim to watch them early next week. Not sure about Patlabor 2. Will check tomorrow when I'm up that side of town.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 02, 2010, 11:13:53 PM
Have two of my films to collect today. Will aim to watch them early next week. Not sure about Patlabor 2. Will check tomorrow when I'm up that side of town.

Have you already seen After Life?  I can hold that for you maybe, in case Patlabor 2 turns out to be unavailable.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 02, 2010, 11:35:52 PM
Have two of my films to collect today. Will aim to watch them early next week. Not sure about Patlabor 2. Will check tomorrow when I'm up that side of town.

Have you already seen After Life?  I can hold that for you maybe, in case Patlabor 2 turns out to be unavailable.

pixote
That might be wise. I haven't seen After Life and know Video Dogs have it. I'm unsure about Patlabor 2, as it shows up, but some of the detail suggests the original. I'll let you know as soon as I can, although it might be in a message through someone else.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 03, 2010, 06:29:23 AM
Have two of my films to collect today. Will aim to watch them early next week. Not sure about Patlabor 2. Will check tomorrow when I'm up that side of town.

Have you already seen After Life?  I can hold that for you maybe, in case Patlabor 2 turns out to be unavailable.

pixote
That might be wise. I haven't seen After Life and know Video Dogs have it. I'm unsure about Patlabor 2, as it shows up, but some of the detail suggests the original. I'll let you know as soon as I can, although it might be in a message through someone else.
FCM have you tried the Asian video store on Bourke St?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 06, 2010, 09:01:14 AM
Have two of my films to collect today. Will aim to watch them early next week. Not sure about Patlabor 2. Will check tomorrow when I'm up that side of town.

Have you already seen After Life?  I can hold that for you maybe, in case Patlabor 2 turns out to be unavailable.

pixote
That might be wise. I haven't seen After Life and know Video Dogs have it. I'm unsure about Patlabor 2, as it shows up, but some of the detail suggests the original. I'll let you know as soon as I can, although it might be in a message through someone else.

If FCM doesn't need After Life to complete a pair, I'd like to officially claim After Life and Moonlight Boy as my next pair. Should have my present verdict in today.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket: Verdicts
Post by: Tequila on June 06, 2010, 12:07:47 PM
We're going to revote and reseed after this round
We are?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket: Verdicts
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2010, 12:21:08 PM
We're going to revote and reseed after this round
We are?

Yeppers!  I just don't think it's fair for some of these unseeded bracket discoveries (which couldn't be seeded previously because no one had seen them — Nabbie's Love, e.g.) to have to match up with seeded films all the way through the bracket.  And I'd rather not have the Far Eastern Pulp Fiction and Fargo getting knocked out early by films that they really shouldn't have been facing until the final bracket of thirty-two films.  So my plan is to refine the seeds every round until that point, as more and more people watch these films and add their votes to the rankings.  However, it'll still be that case that any seeded film can match up with any unseeded film, rather than the #1 seed being locked into a matchup against the #172 seed (or however many films make it to round two after resurrections).

Cool?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket: Verdicts
Post by: Melvil on June 06, 2010, 12:29:17 PM
Cool?

Very! That should take care of many of my concerns for the next rounds.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on June 06, 2010, 12:39:17 PM
Re-seeding makes sense to me.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 06, 2010, 12:41:07 PM
It would sound a lot cooler if I knew what re-seeding (or seeding, for that matter) meant.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2010, 12:46:29 PM
It would sound a lot cooler if I knew what re-seeding (or seeding, for that matter) meant.

You remember how some of the films were in blue and couldn't match up against other films in blue?  Those were the seeded films — i.e., the highest ranked films in the bracket, based on the voting we did before the bracket started.  The idea is that the best films shouldn't face each other until late in the bracket (so that more people have a chance to discover them, for one thing).  Ranking/seeding the films (and keeping the higher seeds from matching up against each other too early) helps accomplish this.

To Live wasn't seeded in the first round, by the way, meaning that it didn't finish among the Top 64 films in the voting.  This will probably change in the second round, based on your vote, so that you won't have to worry about To Live getting matched up against Chungking Express just yet.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 06, 2010, 12:55:32 PM
You are a prudent leader pix, I would follow you anywhere. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2010, 01:01:54 PM
:)

By the way, so far in the first round, the seeded films have won 39 matchups, lost 16.  Less than half of those 16 will be resurrected, I'm guessing.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 07, 2010, 12:21:21 AM
Have found Patlabor 2, or rather confirmed the source I was intending to source it through. If all things go to plan, I'll have my writeups done on the 15th itself.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 07, 2010, 01:40:46 PM
Which brave soul will be taking the last matchup?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 07, 2010, 02:30:15 PM
Wow, only 2 films left from the selection list.

That's cool to see. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 07, 2010, 02:40:20 PM
I know, right?  :D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 07, 2010, 02:47:59 PM
Which brave soul will be taking the last matchup?

Whomever has the strongest film-finding magic?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 07, 2010, 02:49:13 PM
Which brave soul will be taking the last matchup?

Whomever has the strongest film-finding magic?

pixote is busy with resurrection forecasts.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 07, 2010, 03:00:09 PM
Okay, so neither film proved very difficult to find, so I'll go ahead and nab the LAST MATCHUP WOO.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 07, 2010, 03:04:52 PM
Okay, so neither film proved very difficult to find, so I'll go ahead and nab the LAST MATCHUP WOO.

Woo!  Hopefully it's more inspiring than that Rosenbaum-approved matchup you just finished.  If nothing else, at least Tony Leung is involved!  (And Eric Tsang!)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 07, 2010, 03:22:10 PM
Okay, so neither film proved very difficult to find, so I'll go ahead and nab the LAST MATCHUP WOO.
Way to go! Look forward to seeing this wrap up in the next week.

My two films are coming in tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 07, 2010, 04:45:07 PM
Okay, so neither film proved very difficult to find, so I'll go ahead and nab the LAST MATCHUP WOO.

Woo!  Hopefully it's more inspiring than that Rosenbaum-approved matchup you just finished.

That explains everything! ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 07, 2010, 11:43:16 PM
Craaap, Turns out they aren't coming tomorrow. Seems both went to short wait sometime today.  >:(

Hopefully that goes away in the next couple of days so I can get the films. I'm already straining my Netflix relations with the family. I've been hogging it for a few weeks now so hopefully I can slip these two films in before they start populating all their stuff at the top of the queue.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 08, 2010, 09:45:42 PM
I should track down this guy's (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0372087/) films.
Probably.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 09, 2010, 11:59:37 AM
During this first round has anyone noticed themselves having a preference for one country over another? Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea...

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 09, 2010, 12:15:22 PM
So far I've got China>Hong Kong and Korea>Japan. My final matchup is Japan vs. Taiwan. I would not feel comfortable determining a trend based on this.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 12:20:32 PM
During this first round has anyone noticed themselves having a preference for one country over another? Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea...

Looking at matchups where films from different countries squared off:

Cambodia went 1-0 (1.000)
Taiwan went 8-1 (0.889)
China went 16-7 (0.696)
South Korea went 18-12 (0.600)
Japan went 24-25 (0.490)
Hong Kong went 18-24 (0.429)
Vietnam went 1-3 (0.250)
Singapore went 0-1 (0.000)
Thailand went 0-3 (0.000)

...and the one Taiwanese film to lose already received a fairly positive resurrection forecast review.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
I don't know, I think I preferred what I saw from Japan the most, but then again I was very taken by some of the ideas I took away from the Korean films if not impressed as much with the films themselves. Then again I can't remember which country half the films I watch were from right now, so just ignore me while I go stand in the corner.  :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 12:49:24 PM
Then again I can't remember which country half the films I watch were from right now...

You had:

China over Hong Kong
Hong Kong over Japan
Japan over Hong Kong
South Korea over Hong Kong

...plus two matchups of all Hong Kong films and one all Japan matchups.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2010, 12:50:31 PM
Then again I can't remember which country half the films I watch were from right now...

You had:

China over Hong Kong
Hong Kong over Japan
Japan over Hong Kong
South Korea over Hong Kong

...plus two matchups of all Hong Kong films and one all Japan matchups.

pixote

Interesting, this just further confirms my suspicions that I'm a babbling idiot who has no idea what he's talking about!  ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 12:57:52 PM
...plus two matchups of all Hong Kong films and one all Japan matchups.

Oops, had that backwards.  Two all Japan matchups and one all Hong Jong matchups.

From what I can remember, I think most of your favorite discoveries were from Japan (My Neighbors the Yamadas, Audition, Adrenaline Drive), with the exceptions of the Raise the Red Lantern (China) and Autumn Moon (Hong Kong).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2010, 01:00:44 PM
...plus two matchups of all Hong Kong films and one all Japan matchups.

Oops, had that backwards.  Two all Japan matchups and one all Hong Jong matchups.

From what I can remember, I think most of your favorite discoveries were from Japan (My Neighbors the Yamadas, Audition, Adrenaline Drive), with the exceptions of the Raise the Red Lantern (China) and Autumn Moon (Hong Kong).

pixote

That sounds about right, and out of all of those I'd say Audition and Lantern were the two films that left the biggest mark on me. That is why I love these brackets though, it allows, or forces, me to discover so many films I otherwise might never have made the time for. So thanks Pix. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 09, 2010, 01:01:55 PM
Thinking back on the films I've watched I would say Japan probably left the biggest impact on me as well.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 01:19:12 PM
Thinking back on the films I've watched I would say Japan probably left the biggest impact on me as well.

...perhaps because of the 40 films you watched, 23 were from Japan.  :P

What was your favorite non-Japanese film?  Comrades, Almost a Love Story?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 09, 2010, 01:24:07 PM
Thinking back on the films I've watched I would say Japan probably left the biggest impact on me as well.
...perhaps because of the 40 films you watched, 23 were from Japan.  :P

 :D That's weird...Most of my matchups were almost entirely random selections.

What was your favorite non-Japanese film?  Comrades, Almost a Love Story?

That appears to be accurate. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 09, 2010, 01:25:35 PM
It sounds like you have these stats already figured, pix. If so, where do I fall?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 01:31:23 PM
It sounds like you have these stats already figured, pix. If so, where do I fall?

You had the best luck with China, I think.  You advanced six films from there (though three of them were matched up against other Chinese films).  You advanced four films from Hong  Kong (though two were matched up against other Hong Kong films); five films from Japan (though three were matched up against other Japanese films); one film from South Korea (over another film from South Korea); and a Taiwanese film over a Vietnamese film.

What were your favorite discoveries among the winners?

Country Teachers (China)
The Road Home (China)
Seventeen Years (China)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (China)
Don't Cry, Nanking (China)
A Mongolian Tale (China)
Lost and Found (Hong Kong)
Supercop (Hong Kong)
The Tai-Chi Master (Hong Kong)
Summer Snow (Hong Kong)
Perfect Blue (Japan)
Madadayo (Japan)
Talking Head (Japan)
Dr. Akagi (Japan)
Moonlight Whispers (Japan)
Christmas in August (South Korea)
Pushing Hands (Taiwan)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 09, 2010, 02:03:30 PM
Loved:
1. Seventeen Years (China)
2. Supercop (Hong Kong)
3. Perfect Blue (Japan)
4. The Road Home (China)

Liked:
5. The Tai-Chi Master (Hong Kong)
6. Country Teachers (China)
7. Christmas in August (South Korea)
8. Summer Snow (Hong Kong)
9. Woman Sesame Oil Maker (China)
10. Pushing Hands (Taiwan)
11. Moonlight Whispers (Japan)
12. Lost and Found (Hong Kong)

It was ok:
13. A Mongolian Tale (China)
14. Don't Cry, Nanking (China)

Disliked/Hated:
15. Madadayo (Japan)
16. Dr. Akagi (Japan)
17. Talking Head (Japan)

Yeah, this seems accurate. In my head I knew me and Japan weren't meshing... this just confirms it. I just find the characters don't talk enough. I don't find their contemplation meaningful. Of course I'm just generalizing, so don't read too much into it. Japan sure knows how to do animation though :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 02:08:22 PM
Nice.  You should save that post for next week because that's exactly the format we're going to use (the four categories) to reseed the films for the second round.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 09, 2010, 02:30:29 PM
Hong Jong

That's where my favourite films came from. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 09, 2010, 04:31:43 PM
All of my matchups were of Hong Kong films, except the pending one, which is Taiwan vs. China.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 09, 2010, 04:42:03 PM
Thor's silence is worrisome.  Spring in my Home Town vs. Rice People might need a new home.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 10, 2010, 02:52:36 AM
Movies watched, verdict coming.

It will not be surprising.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on June 11, 2010, 12:06:30 AM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2i7mhw2.jpg)

Amazing!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2010, 12:10:14 AM
Thor's silence is worrisome.  Spring in my Home Town vs. Rice People might need a new home.

pixote


If you don't hear from Thor, I can probably grab these for next week. Are we looking good otherwise with claimed pairs?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 11, 2010, 12:27:48 AM
So I have on half of my dictation but I have no idea when the second half will be in because Netflix is bugging out right now and won't update my queue.

I'll probably just go ahead and watch it and post my thoughts on that film and hope the second one arrives in a timely manner. We'll see.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 11, 2010, 12:37:53 AM
Thor's silence is worrisome.  Spring in my Home Town vs. Rice People might need a new home.

If you don't hear from Thor, I can probably grab these for next week. Are we looking good otherwise with claimed pairs?

This is the only matchup I'm worried about.  Spring in my Home Town might be torture for you, though.  Have you ever seen a Tarkovsky film?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2010, 12:43:12 AM
Thor's silence is worrisome.  Spring in my Home Town vs. Rice People might need a new home.

If you don't hear from Thor, I can probably grab these for next week. Are we looking good otherwise with claimed pairs?

This is the only matchup I'm worried about.  Spring in my Home Town might be torture for you, though.  Have you ever seen a Tarkovsky film?

pixote

I have not. Sounds like I should be the watcher of last resort though. I have no problem being the one to stick the dagger in it if it comes to that. I have been liking far too many films lately. ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 11, 2010, 06:17:32 AM
My last verdict will come in on monday probably. Just a heads up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 12, 2010, 02:19:18 AM
Of the films that have already advanced to round two, 47% are available from Netflix (last I checked).  That's up from 42% at the start of the round.  Good job, US DVD distributors!

Oh, and of the films still with matchups pending, 15 are available from Netflix, 15 aren't.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 13, 2010, 07:25:26 PM
Fourteen verdicts expected in the next two days.  Will it happen?  Will it really happen?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 13, 2010, 07:26:01 PM
Fourteen verdicts expected in the next two days.  Will it happen?  Will it really happen?

pixote

Mine Will!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 13, 2010, 07:43:39 PM
Mine Will!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 13, 2010, 08:32:19 PM
If a Netflix miracle happens...

I'll probably have thought on my first film up tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 13, 2010, 08:57:24 PM
I don't have the movies yet. I also don't have the time.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 13, 2010, 11:50:52 PM
I have watched all four of my films, have written them up (for the most part) and just need to add a few last thoughts and pictures. Expect a post around 4pm AEST tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 14, 2010, 02:18:14 PM
Okay, so The River is fiiinaly coming in but won't be here until the 17th. So I'm actually going to hold off and let the actual complete verdicts take the spotlight for now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 14, 2010, 06:27:41 PM
Okay, just a heads up.  I won't get one of my movies until Thursday, so my verdict won't be coming in until the end of the week. Sorry!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 16, 2010, 10:35:39 PM
You'll all be relieved to know that the people with outstanding matchups all have the best of intentions.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 16, 2010, 10:37:05 PM
I should get my second film in tomorrow. However, crazy family stuff is going on so it might be Saturday before I get it up. We'll see.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 16, 2010, 11:32:52 PM
I'm on the edge of my seat!

It feels so weird that I can't pick out another matchup. There's an emptiness!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 16, 2010, 11:37:33 PM
I'm on the edge of my seat!

It feels so weird that I can't pick out another matchup. There's an emptiness!

I feel this emptiness as well! I need to be filled with the Far East!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on June 17, 2010, 01:11:35 AM
You'll all be relieved to know that the people with outstanding matchups all have the best of intentions.  :)

pixote

 :-*
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 17, 2010, 10:19:15 AM
It feels so weird that I can't pick out another matchup. There's an emptiness!
Totally. I may end up rewatching some of the better films I had to kick out to see any of them deserve my support for resurrection.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 18, 2010, 02:03:46 PM
Since I've got nothing much else to do for the bracket right now just a few things I'd like to note.

I'd like to see Shower and After Life as seeded entries in the second round. They are awesome.

I don't have any losers from my three pairs that I care about resurrection but I would like to see two others get another chance.
1. Maborosi (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg320228#msg320228) because I'm digging Koreeda, though based on the quotes in Smirnoff's review, it does seem like it might work less well than the two I've seen.
2. Kurosawa's Dreams (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg189231#msg189231) which is second only to Ran among the 4 of his I've seen (ahead of Seven Samurai and Rashomon). Though judging from pix's resurrection forecast (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg295485#msg295485) it doesn't sound as optimistic. Speaking of which, I need to watch this again and it is on Instant.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 18, 2010, 04:51:27 PM
Verdict on Sunday. Sorry it'll take that long, I'm an idiot when it comes to time management.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 18, 2010, 04:52:46 PM
World Cup Fever > Bracket Fever

It's okay.  I understand.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 18, 2010, 05:02:46 PM
I wish.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 18, 2010, 05:22:53 PM
too damn many Stephen Chow films

Aw, I was so young back then.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 18, 2010, 05:33:37 PM
Okay, let's start seeding for round two.

Below is the list of 155 films that have advanced to the second round (or still have their first round matchups pending).  Please copy this list into a private message (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=4150) to me, delete the films you haven't seen (or don't remember), and then group the remaining films into the following four categories:

I. Great
II. Good
III. Fair
IV. Mediocre/Poor

Simple enough, I hope.  :)

By the way: I still have the votes that were submitted at the start of the bracket, so if you just want to vote on the films you've seen since then, that's fine.  If you want to revote on everything, that's fine, too.

pixote



Adrenaline Drive (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999, Japan)
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
After the Rain (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan)
All's Well, Ends Well (Clifton Ko, 1992, Hong Kong)
Art Museum by the Zoo (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998, South Korea)
Artists in Wonderland (Makoto Satô, 1998, Japan)
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Autumn Moon (Clara Law, 1992, Hong Kong)
Beijing Bastards (Zhang Yuan, 1993, China)
The Bird People in China (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1993, China)
Blues Harp (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Blush (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
Bounce KO Gals (Masato Harada, 1997, Japan)
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991, Taiwan)
Buddha Bless America (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996, Taiwan)
Butterfly Lovers (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
Cageman (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Center Stage (Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong)
Charisma (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999, Japan)
A Chinese Odyssey (Jeffrey Lau, 1994, Hong Kong)
Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
City of the Rising Sun (Sung-su Kim, 1998, South Korea)
Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)
Country Teachers (He Qun, 1994, China)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong Sang-soo, 1996, South Korea)
The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Dead or Alive (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
A Dedicated Life (Kazuo Hara, 1994, Japan)
Don't Cry, Nanking (Wu Ziniu, 1995, China)
Down the Drain (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1993, Japan)
Dr. Akagi (Shohei Imamura, 1998, Japan)
Eagle Shooting Heroes (Jeffrey Lau, 1993, Hong Kong)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Farewell China (Clara Law, 1990, Hong Kong)
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)
Fist of Legend (Gordon Chan, 1994, Hong Kong)
Flirting Scholar (Lee Lik-Chi, 1993, Hong Kong)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
Forbidden City Cop (Stephen Chow / Vincent Kok, 1996, Hong Kong)
Full Contact (Ringo Lam, 1993, Hong Kong)
The Geisha House (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999, Japan)
God of Cookery (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 2 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 3 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers Returns (Wong Jing, 1994, Hong Kong)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Harmonium in My Memory (Lee Young-jae, 1998, South Korea)
He's a Woman, She's a Man (Peter Chan / Chi Lee, 1994, Hong Kong)
The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan)
In The Heat of the Sun (Wen Jiang, 1994, China)
Intimates (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (Hiroyuki Okiura, 1998, Japan)
Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou, 1990, China)
Jubaku: Spellbound (Masato Harada, 1999, Japan)
Kagerô (Hideo Gosha, 1991, Japan)
Kamikaze Taxi (Masato Harada, 1995, Japan)
Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan)
The King of Comedy (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
The King of Masks (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)
Kung Fu Cult Master (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993, Japan)
Ley Lines (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
License to Live (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998, Japan)
Lies (Jang Sun-Woo, 1999, South Korea)
Lifeline (Johnny To, 1997, Hong Kong)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Little Cheung (Fruit Chan, 1999, Hong Kong)
Living on the River Agano (Makoto Satô, 1992, Japan)
The Longest Nite (Patrick Yau, 1998, Hong Kong)
Lost and Found (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1996, Hong Kong)
M/Other (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999, Japan)
Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa, 1993, Japan)
Made in Hong Kong (Fruit Chan, 1997, Hong Kong)
Mahjong (Edward Yang, 1996, Taiwan)
Midori (Ryuichi Hiroki, 1996, Japan)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (Juzo Itami, 1992, Japan)
Moe no suzaku (Naomi Kawase, 1997, Japan)
A Mongolian Tale (Xie Fei, 1995, China)
Moonlight Whispers (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan)
My Neighbor The Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999, Japan)
My Rice Noodle Shop (Yang Xie, 1998, China)
Musuko (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan)
Nabbie's Love (Yuji Nakae, 1999, Japan)
Nostalgia for the Countryside (Nhat Minh Dang, 1995, Vietnam)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Okoge (Takehiro Nakajima, 1992, Japan)
One Evening After The War (Rithy Panh, 1998, Cambodia)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Passage to Buddha (Sun-Woo Jang, 1993, South Korea)
Patlabor 2 (Mamoru Oshii, 1993, Japan)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999, South Korea)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
The Personals (Chen Kuo-fu, 1998, Taiwan)
A Petal (Jang Sun-Woo, 1996, South Korea)
Pickpocket (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China)
Picnic (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)
Picture Bride (Kayo Hatta, 1994, Japan)
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994, Japan)
The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, 1998, South Korea)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993, Taiwan)
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)
Rainclouds over Wushan (Ming Zhang, 1996, China)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)
Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang, 1992, Taiwan)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (He Ping, 1994, China)
Rice People (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia)
Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)
The River (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997, Taiwan)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Royal Tramp (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992, Hong Kong)
Running Out of Time (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring (Stan Lai, 1992, Taiwan)
Seventeen Years (Zhang Yuan, 1999, China)
Shall We Dance? (Masayuki Suo, 1996, Japan)
Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China)
Shower (Zhang Yang, 1999, China)
Siao Yu (Sylvia Chang, 1995, Taiwan)
Sleeping Man (Kôhei Oguri, 1996, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)
Stage Door (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)
The Strange Tale of Oyuki (Kaneto Shindo, 1992, Japan)
The Stunt Woman (Ann Hui, 1996, Hong Kong)
Summer Snow (Ann Hui, 1995, Hong Kong)
Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)
Supermarket Woman (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan)
Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)
Taboo (Nagisa Oshima, 1999, Japan)
The Tai-Chi Master (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
Talking Head (Mamoru Oshii, 1992, Japan)
Temptress Moon (Chen Kaige, 1996, China)
To Liv(e) (Evans Chan, 1992, Hong Kong)
To Live (Zhang Yimou, 1994, China)
Tokyo Fist (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1995, Japan)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Undo (Shunji Iwai, 1994, Japan)
Vive L'Amour (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, Taiwan)
The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)
White Badge (Jeong Ji-yeong, 1992, South Korea)
Wing Chun (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kong)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (Xie Fei, 1994, China)
Your Place or Mine (James Yuen, 1998, Hong Kong)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 18, 2010, 05:49:59 PM
Simple enough, I hope.  :)

Indeed. Only took me a minute to sort the films I have seen.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 18, 2010, 07:46:57 PM
Is it cool if we post our lists in here too pix? I'd actually be really curious to see how everyone ranks what.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 18, 2010, 07:48:00 PM
Is it cool if we post our lists in here too pix? I'd actually be really curious to see how everyone ranks what.

Totally.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 18, 2010, 07:49:50 PM
I. Great

Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)
Seventeen Years (Zhang Yuan, 1999, China)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)


II. Good

Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Country Teachers (He Qun, 1994, China)
Moonlight Whispers (Akihiko Shiota, 1999, Japan)
The Tai-Chi Master (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)
Summer Snow (Ann Hui, 1995, Hong Kong)
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)
Lost and Found (Lee Chi-Ngai, 1996, Hong Kong)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker (Xie Fei, 1994, China)


III. Fair

Don't Cry, Nanking (Wu Ziniu, 1995, China)
A Mongolian Tale (Xie Fei, 1995, China)
Stage Door (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)


IV. Mediocre/Poor

Dr. Akagi (Shohei Imamura, 1998, Japan)
Talking Head (Mamoru Oshii, 1992, Japan)
Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa, 1993, Japan)


In no particular order.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 18, 2010, 07:51:32 PM
Great
Chungking Express

Good
License to Live
Raise the Red Lantern

Fair
Charisma

Mediocre/Fair
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 18, 2010, 07:52:31 PM
II. Good

Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Country Teachers (He Qun, 1994, China)

From memory, I thought you would have had Country Teachers in the Great group and Christmas in August in the Fair group.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 18, 2010, 07:59:01 PM
II. Good

Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)

III. Fair

Intimates (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1997, Hong Kong)

IV. Mediocre/Poor

Farewell China (Clara Law, 1990, Hong Kong)

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 18, 2010, 08:16:30 PM
I. Great
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
Shower (Zhang Yang, 1999, China)

II. Good
The Harmonium in My Memory (Lee Young-jae, 1998, South Korea)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)

III. Fair
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
My Neighbor The Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999, Japan)
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 18, 2010, 08:42:42 PM
II. Good

Christmas in August (Hur Jin-ho, 1998, South Korea)
Country Teachers (He Qun, 1994, China)

From memory, I thought you would have had Country Teachers in the Great group and Christmas in August in the Fair group.

pixote

Time has really changed how I think of some of these films.

In the case of Christmas in August vs The Contact, both those films have stuck with me in a big way. I'm surprised by how fondly I think of them, considering that at the time I was not hugely moved by either. And now I find myself wanting to revisit them both. And I suspect that if I did I might actually change the outcome. I don't second guess most of my calls in this bracket, but that one often pops into my head and nags at me.

Country Teachers I need to see again to confirm my strong feelings. I've sort of forgetten what I loved about it (though I'm sure there's something). It's a lot like Not One Less, only better (iirc).

A few films in that Good category are kind of on the cusp of Fair. But they are certainly better than the films I have in Fair now, so I don't feel they deserve the demotion.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 18, 2010, 08:50:57 PM
II. Good
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)

I'm glad to hear you think so too. This film won me over in the end, and now I want to see it again.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 18, 2010, 09:06:46 PM
II. Good
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)

I'm glad to hear you think so too. This film won me over in the end, and now I want to see it again.

Yeah, I watched it in my comparative religions class tied to Confucianism. I'm thinking how to structure my strategy for the next round in terms of which films to pick. Am I supposed to explicitly avoid films I've seen for this bracket? That said, I think I really want to watch Farewell My Concubine, which I haven't seen...and the other Koreeda if it gets resurrected. BTW, for me, that is a very solid 8-9 that I would recommend and 3 that are top-100 competitive. Not bad for a set of 13 films. Apparently 90s far east cinema is like my favorite thing in the world.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 18, 2010, 10:23:23 PM
Verdict on Sunday. Sorry it'll take that long, I'm an idiot when it comes to time management.
Same, I just found out that we're celebrating Father's Day tomorrow....
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 19, 2010, 05:53:59 AM
Quote from: 'Noke
I. Great

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Buddha Bless America (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996, Taiwan)
Kagerô (Hideo Gosha, 1991, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)

II. Good
III. Fair
IV. Mediocre/Poor

I had a great round

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 19, 2010, 01:00:31 PM
I. Great
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)

II. Good
Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)
After the Rain (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan)
Musuko (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan)
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Jubaku: Spellbound (Masato Harada, 1999, Japan)
Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993, Japan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)

III. Fair
The Bird People in China (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Blush (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
Butterfly Lovers (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)
The Geisha House (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999, Japan)
God of Gamblers 3 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
The King of Masks (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (Juzo Itami, 1992, Japan)
Supermarket Woman (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
Art Museum by the Zoo (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998, South Korea)
The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Wing Chun (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kong)

The distinction between the I and II tiers was really hard for me for some reason. I ended up thinking of II as "Good-Really Good" to compensate.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 19, 2010, 01:02:00 PM
II. Good
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)

A Wong Kar-Wai film not in tier I? Blasphemy!  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 19, 2010, 01:11:00 PM
You must have missed Days of Being Wild on that list. ;)

It's all relative. I'd actually say Happy Together is pretty great, but I don't think it's as great as the others. Thus the predicament!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on June 19, 2010, 01:23:55 PM
I can do this!

I. Great

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
God of Cookery (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Pickpocket (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China)
Picnic (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)

II. Good

Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Forbidden City Cop (Stephen Chow / Vincent Kok, 1996, Hong Kong)
The King of Comedy (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
Undo (Shunji Iwai, 1994, Japan)

III. Fair

Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
Lifeline (Johnny To, 1997, Hong Kong)
Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)
Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 19, 2010, 01:27:08 PM
You must have missed Days of Being Wild on that list. ;)

You're right, I did. Whoa.

It's all relative. I'd actually say Happy Together is pretty great, but I don't think it's as great as the others. Thus the predicament!

(http://i43.tinypic.com/25an1jk.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on June 19, 2010, 01:58:33 PM
Partial ballot:

I. Great
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991, Taiwan)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999, South Korea)
The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, 1998, South Korea)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Running Out of Time (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 19, 2010, 06:14:34 PM
In retrospect, it's possible that I was being a little too generous to some of these.

I. GREAT
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991, Taiwan)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
A Dedicated Life (Kazuo Hara, 1994, Japan)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan)
Pickpocket (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Rainclouds over Wushan (Ming Zhang, 1996, China)
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)

II. GOOD
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Buddha Bless America (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996, Taiwan)
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)
God of Cookery (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
The King of Comedy (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Made in Hong Kong (Fruit Chan, 1997, Hong Kong)
Mahjong (Edward Yang, 1996, Taiwan)
My Neighbor The Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999, Japan)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)
Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)
Taboo (Nagisa Oshima, 1999, Japan)

III. FAIR
Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring (Stan Lai, 1992, Taiwan)
Shall We Dance? (Masayuki Suo, 1996, Japan)
The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)

IV. MEDIOCRE/POOR
Cageman (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong) IV
City of the Rising Sun (Sung-su Kim, 1998, South Korea)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 19, 2010, 06:24:48 PM
II. GOOD
Buddha Bless America (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996, Taiwan)

'Noke needs more then that. What exactly did you think of Buddha Bless America?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 19, 2010, 06:34:25 PM
Here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4554.0) you go :).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 19, 2010, 06:40:30 PM
I made a few revisions to my list after being advised to round up rather than down. Better, 'Noke? :)

I. Great
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)
Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)
After the Rain (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan)
Musuko (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)

II. Good
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Jubaku: Spellbound (Masato Harada, 1999, Japan)
Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993, Japan)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)

III. Fair
The Bird People in China (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Blush (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
Butterfly Lovers (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
The Geisha House (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999, Japan)
God of Gamblers 3 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
The King of Masks (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (Juzo Itami, 1992, Japan)
Supermarket Woman (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
Art Museum by the Zoo (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998, South Korea)
The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Wing Chun (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kon
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on June 19, 2010, 07:16:24 PM
Here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4554.0) you go :).

Yay! thank you.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 21, 2010, 04:45:55 PM
I. Great

After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Center Stage (Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Fist of Legend (Gordon Chan, 1994, Hong Kong)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993, Taiwan)
The Tai-Chi Master (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1993, Hong Kong)

II. Good

A Chinese Odyssey (Jeffrey Lau, 1994, Hong Kong)
Eagle Shooting Heroes (Jeffrey Lau, 1993, Hong Kong)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)
Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang, 1992, Taiwan)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
Royal Tramp (Ching Siu-Tung / Wong Jing, 1992, Hong Kong)
Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992, Hong Kong)

III. Fair

Kung Fu Cult Master (Wong Jing, 1993, Hong Kong)
To Live (Zhang Yimou, 1994, China)
The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)
Wing Chun (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kong)

IV. Mediocre/Poor

Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 21, 2010, 05:16:09 PM
I stupidly sent mine in before I copied it. (My sent folder just autodeletes)

Edit: pix is the greatest:


I. Great
Temptress Moon (Chen Kaige, 1996, China)
To Live (Zhang Yimou, 1994, China)

II. Good
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Flirting Scholar (Lee Lik-Chi, 1993, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)

III. Fair

IV. Mediocre/Poor
The River (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997, Taiwan)
Kamikaze Taxi (Masato Harada, 1995, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on June 22, 2010, 02:17:08 AM
I. Great
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)

Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)

II. Good

Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou, 1991, China)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)

III. Fair

God of Cookery (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
Shanghai Triad (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China)
Taboo (Nagisa Oshima, 1999, Japan)

IV. Mediocre/Poor







Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on June 22, 2010, 07:15:45 AM
Viewed the unwatched half of my matchup, Siao Yu, last Saturday.  Verdict will be up today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 22, 2010, 02:02:33 PM
Only 11 of the round two films have only votes of Mediocre/Poor.  I think it's gonna be a great round.

You should be able to start picking out matchups by the end of the day.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 22, 2010, 03:44:51 PM
Only 11 of the round two films have only votes of Mediocre/Poor.  I think it's gonna be a great round.

You should be able to start picking out matchups by the end of the day.  :)

pixote

I just got a cinerection!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on June 22, 2010, 04:17:00 PM
I. Great
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)

II.Good

Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
My Neighbor The Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999, Japan)

III.Fair
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993, China)

IV. Mediocre/Poor

Ouch.
My asian film knowledge is incredibly limited.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 22, 2010, 04:31:29 PM
Only 11 of the round two films have only votes of Mediocre/Poor.  I think it's gonna be a great round.

You should be able to start picking out matchups by the end of the day.  :)

pixote

What about the resurrections?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 22, 2010, 05:52:41 PM
What about the resurrections?

I plan to be caught up by the end of the year at the latest.  I'm assuming we'll still be in the middle of the second round by then, and I'll just add the resurrected films into the mix at that point.  If things proceed faster than expected, I'll give up my plan of trying to watch all the resurrected films and just focus on the ones that people regretted having to kick out (or raised any sort of outcry about).  I'm hoping it doesn't come to that, though.

I'm a little stalled at the moment, trying to find an original language version of Black Mask.  Resurrection forecasts should resume shortly, though, hopefully at about a one/week pace.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 22, 2010, 05:57:28 PM
So is the next round just a free-for-all like the first one, with seedings and such, only smaller?  Did you ever set a limit on the number of resurrections?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 22, 2010, 06:27:16 PM
So is the next round just a free-for-all like the first one, with seedings and such, only smaller?  Did you ever set a limit on the number of resurrections?

Yeah, another free for all.  Half the films will be seeded, half not.  I'm reluctant to start locking in specific matchups (1 vs 150, 2 vs 149, etc.) since there are so many availability issues with these films and I don't want to do anything that limits bracket participation.

I'm planning to resurrect as many films as seem worthy.  The number could really be as high as fifty, but that seems excessive.  Then again, a lot of this films feel like they deserve a second look, so we'll see.  I worked it out once I realized that, to get to a round of 32 films by the fifth round, the number of resurrections could be as follows:

Round 1: 40
Round 2: 7
Round 3: 5
Round 4: 4

Or:

Round 1: 40
Round 2: 21
Round 3: 4
Round 4: 1

Or:

Round 1: 20
Round 2: 9
Round 3: 7
Round 4: 5

Or:

Round 1: 16
Round 2: 15
Round 3: 13
Round 4: 1

With so many options and no way to tell how many "worthy" films will disappear in a given round (with the bar for worthiness getting higher each round), I figure it's best to just play it by ear, round by round.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 22, 2010, 07:48:20 PM
One assumes that resurrected films cannot be resurrected a second time, no matter how wrong the two people who gave it a losing verdict might be. :) That should speed the process up as things go on.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 22, 2010, 07:56:52 PM
With so many options and no way to tell how many "worthy" films will disappear in a given round (with the bar for worthiness getting higher each round), I figure it's best to just play it by ear, round by round.

pixote

Looks good to me!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 22, 2010, 08:19:39 PM
One assumes that resurrected films cannot be resurrected a second time...

Correct.

I'm also leaving the door open to add new films into the bracket in round two ("the A Borrowed Life clause").  These films would never be eligible for resurrection.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2010, 02:01:54 AM
The list of available films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) for the second round is up.  To join in, just let me know which two films you want to watch (either in this thread or in a PM).  You must match up one film in blue with one film in black.  Otherwise, everything's fair game (though, as always, I encourage you to discover new films rather than revisiting old favorites; there'll be time for that in later rounds).

Bracket fever!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 23, 2010, 02:30:25 AM
The list of available films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) for the second round is up.  To join in, just let me know which two films you want to watch (either in this thread or in a PM).  You must match up one film in blue with one film in black.  Otherwise, everything's fair game (though, as always, I encourage you to discover new films rather than revisiting old favorites; there'll be time for that in later rounds).

Bracket fever!

pixote


pix, you astonish me. So many possibilities!

I'll take Bounce KO Gals vs Whisper of the Heart, which is top of my queue anyway.

(I choose you, Pikachu!)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2010, 02:32:04 AM
pix, can you do a match-up for me? Terminal indecisiveness.

How about Made in Hong Kong vs. Mahjong?

God, that was way harder than I thought it would be.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 23, 2010, 07:35:15 AM
My first matchup will be:
Farewell My Concubine vs. The Geisha House Beijing Bastards.

Had to change because Geisha House was proving a bit tricky. China and music theme is GOOOO!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Emiliana on June 23, 2010, 09:31:36 AM
Hello Far East Bracket, my name is Emiliana, nice to meet you!

I would like to sign up for Not One Less vs. Welcome back, Mr. McDonald, please.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 23, 2010, 10:20:05 AM
Eek! People are picking films I've seen. This is all so exciting! ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2010, 11:11:08 AM
Eek! People are picking films I've seen. This is all so exciting! ;D

:D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 23, 2010, 11:15:09 AM
The list of available films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) for the second round is up.  To join in, just let me know which two films you want to watch (either in this thread or in a PM).  You must match up one film in blue with one film in black.  Otherwise, everything's fair game (though, as always, I encourage you to discover new films rather than revisiting old favorites; there'll be time for that in later rounds).

Bracket fever!

pixote


pix, you astonish me. So many possibilities!

I'll take Bounce KO Gals vs Whisper of the Heart, which is top of my queue anyway.

(I choose you, Pikachu!)

You seem like a swell gal Tiny, but if by some insane chance you don't advance Whisper Of The Heart you will forever be dead to me. Just letting you know  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Emiliana on June 23, 2010, 11:20:14 AM
Eek! People are picking films I've seen. This is all so exciting! ;D

 ;D Yeah, I noticed that both of "my" films were advanced by you, and I took that as a great sign. I haven't (re-)read your verdicts yet, and will not do so until I've watched the films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2010, 12:12:36 PM
    To Live vs. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War  (smirnoff)
     Picnic vs. Charisma  (Melvil)
     M/Other vs. The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well  (worm@work)
     The Power of Kangwon Province vs. Lifeline  (sdedalus)
     Whisper of the Heart vs. Bounce KO Gals  (tinyholidays)
     Made in Hong Kong vs. Mahjong  (flieger)
     The Road Home vs. Butterfly Lovers  (jdc)
     Not One Less vs. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald  (Emiliana)
     Farewell My Concubine vs. Beijing Bastards  (Bondo)
     Raise the Red Lantern vs. Madadayo  (lotr-sam0711)
     Perfect Blue vs. Ley Lines  (Bill Thompson)
     Audition vs. Don't Cry, Nanking  (BlueVoid)


Looking good!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 23, 2010, 01:21:40 PM
Where is your match-up roujin?

"What are you waiting for!?" - I know what you did last summer
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 23, 2010, 01:26:19 PM
Would like to take:

Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker vs He's a Woman, She's a Man

Picked because I like their names, I have not seen them and I have not read the reviews for them in the first round, going in cold.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 23, 2010, 02:03:43 PM
And I put both of those forward! There's a correct choice in that matchup. Don't disappoint me!

Smirnoff, I should be done with my matchup this weekend. Hint: both of these should be in the next round.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 23, 2010, 02:26:20 PM
Oh nice. I didn't realize you were still working on one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2010, 03:58:43 PM
Would like to take:

Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker vs He's a Woman, She's a Man

Picked because I like their names, I have not seen them and I have not read the reviews for them in the first round, going in cold.

Actually, each matchup needs to have one film in blue (the top half of the seeds) and one film in black (the bottom half).  Both of the films above are in black, so they can't face each other, I'm afraid.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 23, 2010, 10:59:34 PM
The list of available films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) for the second round is up.  To join in, just let me know which two films you want to watch (either in this thread or in a PM).  You must match up one film in blue with one film in black.  Otherwise, everything's fair game (though, as always, I encourage you to discover new films rather than revisiting old favorites; there'll be time for that in later rounds).

Bracket fever!

pixote


pix, you astonish me. So many possibilities!

I'll take Bounce KO Gals vs Whisper of the Heart, which is top of my queue anyway.

(I choose you, Pikachu!)

You seem like a swell gal Tiny, but if by some insane chance you don't advance Whisper Of The Heart you will forever be dead to me. Just letting you know  :)

Aahhh!! The threats have made their way from the 80s US bracket into the Far East! We will all end these brackets huddled and whimpering in our individual chambers.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 23, 2010, 11:06:50 PM
I probably won't be able to finish my round 2 matchup until next week. Who's gonna be the first? :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Thor on June 23, 2010, 11:37:02 PM
Adrenaline Drive v Vive L'Amour, please. Should be good times.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 24, 2010, 02:59:27 PM
Something to keep in mind for future round two matchups:

There are enough of the seeded films (the ones in blue) on Netflix that they can be fair game for everyone.  Netflix has very few of the unseeded films, however, so if you have access to a lot of the "unavilable from Netflix" films, it'd be  great if you could choose your unseeded films from that list.

Thanks!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: michael x on June 24, 2010, 03:13:29 PM
I'm planning to watch Hard Boiled anyways, so I'll jump in here and take a matchup. Unfortunately, I can't find any of the non-Netflix black films on my library's database, so I'll have to take something from Netflix. If it's alright by you, pix, White Badge looks interesting enough.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 24, 2010, 03:15:33 PM
Something to keep in mind for future round two matchups:

There are enough of the seeded films (the ones in blue) on Netflix that they can be fair game for everyone.  Netflix has very few of the unseeded films, however, so if you have access to a lot of the "unavilable from Netflix" films, it'd be  great if you could choose your unseeded films from that list.

Aye aye, capt'n! While we're at it, if anyone needs help getting a hold of a film that I had last round, I can probably hook you up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 24, 2010, 03:20:22 PM
Something to keep in mind for future round two matchups:

There are enough of the seeded films (the ones in blue) on Netflix that they can be fair game for everyone.  Netflix has very few of the unseeded films, however, so if you have access to a lot of the "unavilable from Netflix" films, it'd be  great if you could choose your unseeded films from that list.

Aye aye, capt'n! While we're at it, if anyone needs help getting a hold of a film that I had last round, I can probably hook you up.
Likewise.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 24, 2010, 03:28:20 PM
I'm planning to watch Hard Boiled anyways, so I'll jump in here and take a matchup. Unfortunately, I can't find any of the non-Netflix black films on my library's database, so I'll have to take something from Netflix. If it's alright by you, pix, White Badge looks interesting enough.

Awesome!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 24, 2010, 03:34:42 PM
Would like to take:

Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker vs He's a Woman, She's a Man

Picked because I like their names, I have not seen them and I have not read the reviews for them in the first round, going in cold.

Actually, each matchup needs to have one film in blue (the top half of the seeds) and one film in black (the bottom half).  Both of the films above are in black, so they can't face each other, I'm afraid.

pixote

Ok will take:

Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker vs God of Cookery
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 24, 2010, 03:46:21 PM
There is also a correct choice in that matchup. Don't disappoint!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 24, 2010, 04:20:07 PM
There is also a correct choice in that matchup. Don't disappoint!
I will pick the correct choice, it just might not be your correct choice  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 24, 2010, 04:27:09 PM
Fist of Legend is available from netflix.  They're showing the new Dragon Dynasty DVD and Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 24, 2010, 04:32:10 PM
Fist of Legend is available from netflix.  They're showing the new Dragon Dynasty DVD and Blu-Ray.

Updated!  Thanks.

Where is your match-up roujin?

     Hard Boiled vs. White Badge  (michael x)
     God of Cookery vs. Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (Dave the Viewer)
     The Tai-Chi Master vs. Tokyo Fist  (roujin)

Finally!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 24, 2010, 04:38:38 PM
     The Tai-Chi Master vs. Tokyo Fist  (roujin)

Cool!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on June 24, 2010, 05:32:09 PM
My two.
Ashes of Time  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Autumn Moon  (Clara Law, 1992, Hong Kong)

Should I watch the REDUX AiT? Is there a diff?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 24, 2010, 05:36:38 PM
Should I watch the REDUX AiT? Is there a diff?

Yeah, go ahead and watch the Redux, I think.  It's a better quality DVD, for one thing.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 25, 2010, 05:01:17 AM
Two more from non-Netflix-land, please pix.  :'(

I thought about this earlier today and came up with A Scene at the Sea vs. Undo ... but I'm not sure you need the encouragement of the bracket to see more Kitano ... so maybe Nostalgia for the Countryside vs. A Mongolian Tale would be better.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 25, 2010, 10:48:43 AM
but I'm not sure you need the encouragement of the bracket to see more Kitano ...

Not to mention the death-threat pressure of such a matchup. ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 25, 2010, 12:21:00 PM
There were a few films in particular I avoided when figuring out a matchup. I don't trust myself with them yet. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 29, 2010, 12:30:18 AM
I'm gonna go for Happy Together vs. The Supermarket Woman (though I may have to swap it out if I can't get it) for my second pairing in the second round.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 30, 2010, 04:23:01 PM
Picture Bride (Kayo Hatta, 1995) - Thor
vs
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-Dong, 1999) - roujin

Anyone have any objections or thoughts on this match-up? It's sort of what I have in mind for my next pair. (Re)Read the write-ups... both intrigued me, Peppermint Candy particularly, which sounds unique and also fairly accessible (is that about right rouj?). I'm not married to this match-up mind you.

Unlike round 1 where I just kind of watched whatever, in Round 2 I'm really looking for movies that I think I'll enjoy, so if you think I'm headed for disaster here, please say so.  :)

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 30, 2010, 04:26:23 PM
I know that I really enjoyed Comrades when I watched it, but it's been so long now that I don't remember it too well. I'm very interested to hear what someone else thinks.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 30, 2010, 04:26:52 PM
OOPs wait...

Edit: okay fixed the matchup. I was thinking about Comrades but then swapped it out because I just watched a film you moved forward... I didn't want it to seem like I was picking on (or favouring) you. But yeah, Comrades sounded good.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 30, 2010, 11:51:16 PM
I'm looking for something to match with A Brighter Summer Day. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on July 01, 2010, 12:09:45 AM
I'll do an animated match-up next:
Talking Head  (Mamoru Oshii, 1992, Japan)
VS
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 01, 2010, 12:22:00 AM
I'll do an animated match-up next:
Talking Head  (Mamoru Oshii, 1992, Japan)
VS
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994, Japan)

Interested to hear how you like Talking Head. I'm always looking for more animated movies to watch. The problem I have in the bracket is half I've seen and the other half I don't realize are animated movies until someone writes up a verdict. I'm hoping Jin-Roh will be around for my next pair...be interesting to see what was picked over Dreams since I like that film a lot.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on July 01, 2010, 12:22:46 AM
I don't think Talking Head is animated.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 01, 2010, 12:34:42 AM
I don't think Talking Head is animated.

Quite so...got confused by the intro line. Maybe it didn't mean a match up of animated films but a match up that would be lively. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on July 01, 2010, 01:30:16 AM
Can I put in a request for

Center Stage
vs
Farewell China

They're both screening at Cinematheque in September as part of their season on Maggie Cheung.

And I'll ask a quick question about whether there was a reason Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990, Hong Kong/Taiwan) wasn't included in the bracket? It's showing in the Maggie Cheung season as well.

Can I also request

After Life
vs
Little Cheung

Which I'll hopefully get to before September.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 01, 2010, 01:42:20 AM
And I'll ask a quick question about whether there was a reason Song of the Exile (Ann Hui, 1990, Hong Kong/Taiwan) wasn't included in the bracket? It's showing in the Maggie Cheung season as well.

All my efforts to track down a copy of it failed.  I thought interlibrary loan was going to come through for me, but it didn't work out.

Going by the cover I thought Talking Heads was going to be an animated film. It's animated alright, but not in the hand-drawn sense. Let me show you what I mean.

Heh.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FifthCityMuse on July 01, 2010, 01:45:46 AM
Hmm, so even if I can see it, it's probably not worth it if no one else will be able to find it in later rounds. Okay. Just letting you know that it is screening, and I'm more than likely checking it out.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 01, 2010, 01:48:07 AM
Hmm, so even if I can see it, it's probably not worth it if no one else will be able to find it in later rounds. Okay. Just letting you know that it is screening, and I'm more than likely checking it out.

Yeah, it sounds pretty must-see, from everything I read about it.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on July 01, 2010, 01:55:25 AM
Hmm, so even if I can see it, it's probably not worth it if no one else will be able to find it in later rounds. Okay. Just letting you know that it is screening, and I'm more than likely checking it out.

Yeah, it sounds pretty must-see, from everything I read about it.

pixote

Field trip to Seattle, everybody! They've got it at Scarecrow (http://www.scarecrow.com/rental-title/?title=10908).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on July 01, 2010, 02:44:03 AM
If you've got a functional VCR . . . .
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on July 01, 2010, 02:52:10 AM
This (http://www.yesasia.com/us/song-of-the-exile-dvd-hong-kong-version/1019607612-0-0-0-en/info.html)?

Gotta love Turkish YouTube (http://yasaktube.com/GcvEwhiuNMw-v.html).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on July 01, 2010, 08:11:31 AM
I don't think Talking Head is animated.

Oops, I saw the box art and its directed by Oshii so I just figured it was. Heh.

I see I wasn't the only one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 01, 2010, 09:47:24 AM
I don't think Talking Head is animated.

Oops, I saw the box art and its directed by Oshii so I just figured it was. Heh.

I see I wasn't the only one.

No indeed :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on July 01, 2010, 09:26:53 PM
Has the deadline passed to submit the ranking of movies we've seen that pixote asked for?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 01, 2010, 09:35:19 PM
Has the deadline passed to submit the ranking of movies we've seen that pixote asked for?

Yes, but I'd still love to have your rankings for future reference (I'll reseed the films again before round three).  For the current seedings, I tried to gauge how you'd rank the films you watched in round one based on your verdicts.  I'll PM you what I came up with.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Fugee on July 02, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
Dang, so all of the match-ups have been taken?  :'(

I'll take anything, I swears!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on July 02, 2010, 01:26:34 PM
Dang, so all of the match-ups have been taken?  :'(

I'll take anything, I swears!

Not at all! I'm gonna steal smirnoff's links.

If you want to try a matchup in the Far East Bracket then pick two films from this list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) (one blue, one black) and then post here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4309.0) telling us what pair you've decided watch.

We've just started the second round, so there are pleeeeenty of films to be watched. edgar's talking about a list that was made in between rounds to determine the seeding of the films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 02, 2010, 01:28:06 PM
Dang, so all of the match-ups have been taken?  :'(

I'll take anything, I swears!

Nope, I don't think they have all been taken. We're in the second round now and there should be plenty of films left to choose from. Just look through the list of films available in this topic (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.0) and pair up a blue film with a black film. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Fugee on July 02, 2010, 01:41:52 PM
Dang, so all of the match-ups have been taken?  :'(

I'll take anything, I swears!

Nope, I don't think they have all been taken. We're in the second round now and there should be plenty of films left to choose from. Just look through the list of films available in this topic (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.0) and pair up a blue film with a black film. :)

And it's alright if another forum member and I select the same match-up, or a match-up that includes the same blue film, for example?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 02, 2010, 01:46:38 PM
No, each film is only watched once per round. I believe pixote has removed from the list films that have already been selected by other members, so you don't have to worry about doubling up by accidenet.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on July 02, 2010, 01:48:44 PM
No, each film is only watched once per round. I believe pixote has removed from the list films that have already been selected by other members, so you don't have to worry about doubling up by accidenet.

Right, once a pair of films is claimed it gets moved to the "Upcoming Matchups" section at the bottom of that thread, so everything on that list is up for grabs.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on July 02, 2010, 03:01:52 PM
Verdict for Whisper of the Heart vs. Bounce KO Gals will be up tonight. I'll take Days of Being Wild vs. A Petal for my next match-up, please.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Fugee on July 02, 2010, 03:59:11 PM
so if I were to request Dead or Alive vs. Kamikaze Taxi, that would be ok?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 02, 2010, 04:13:12 PM
Looks good to me. pixote will be around to make it official (ie add you to the round 2 upcoming match-ups list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg469644#msg469644)) at some point.

Good luck :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 05, 2010, 08:06:10 AM
Jin-Roh vs. Minbo for my next pairing. Hopefully in this case I'm not putting too high profile a target at risk.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on July 06, 2010, 12:06:33 PM
Well, I think it's about time I chose a bracket match up.  For my first, I'm choosing Flirting Scholar v. Stephen Chow's The King of Comedy.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 06, 2010, 12:07:50 PM
Well, I think it's about time I chose a bracket match up.  For my first, I'm choosing Flirting Scholar v. Stephen Chow's The King of Comedy.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on July 06, 2010, 12:11:16 PM
Well, I think it's about time I chose a bracket match up.  For my first, I'm choosing Flirting Scholar v. Stephen Chow's The King of Comedy.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

pixote

Oops.  In looking at Netflix, I found they didn't actually have The King of Comedy (it was on "save").  So I'm going with the other Chow choice, Forbidden City Cop
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 06, 2010, 12:12:03 PM
Oops.  In looking at Netflix, I found they didn't actually have The King of Comedy (it was on "save").  So I'm going with the other Chow choice, Forbidden City Cop

D'oh!

I'll move Comedy to the other list.  Sorry about that.  Stupid Netflix!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on July 06, 2010, 02:01:42 PM
This is actually the Stephen Chow bracket.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on July 09, 2010, 10:14:08 PM
Can I choose Temptress Moon vs Royal Tramp
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 09, 2010, 10:16:46 PM
I hope so. Interested to see what someone else has to say about Temptress Moon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on July 13, 2010, 01:52:41 AM
I hope so. Interested to see what someone else has to say about Temptress Moon.

Its on its way to me now, next couple of days are busy with life so but think I will complete the next challenge this weekend
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 13, 2010, 08:39:27 AM
Next match-up: Wing Chun vs Kagerô
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 13, 2010, 12:26:08 PM
another match up, please pix.
(http://i31.tinypic.com/ngemw2.jpg)     (http://i32.tinypic.com/4r69nb.jpg)

Variety!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 13, 2010, 12:28:13 PM
Go King of Comedy!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on July 13, 2010, 02:30:29 PM
That is a tough matchup. Both are easily round 3 films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 14, 2010, 10:40:41 AM
So Raise the Red Lantern is coming tomorrow but for some stupid reason netflix jumped over two available titles and sent Bill and Ted's Excellent adventures. So I'm gonna try to get Madadayo to ship tomorrow but we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 14, 2010, 10:42:58 AM
So Raise the Red Lantern is coming tomorrow but for some stupid reason netflix jumped over two available titles and sent Bill and Ted's Excellent adventures. So I'm gonna try to get Madadayo to ship tomorrow but we'll see what happens.

If you don't like Raise The Red Lantern I will punch you right in your depressed little face!  ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 14, 2010, 10:54:58 AM
Come on, you wouldn't punch the face of Han Solo:

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/lotr-sam0711/500%20Days%20of%20Summer/vlcsnap-2010-07-11-20h15m42s219.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 14, 2010, 10:58:50 AM
Come on, you wouldn't punch the face of Han Solo:

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/lotr-sam0711/500%20Days%20of%20Summer/vlcsnap-2010-07-11-20h15m42s219.jpg)

That is not a depressed face, now is it?  :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 14, 2010, 12:39:19 PM
But it's how I look on the inside.  ;D


(not really)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 15, 2010, 04:25:20 PM
I swear FEB has jinxed my netflix queue. So now my second FEB film is short wait so I'm getting Color of Money next. Hopefully it's available by next week so I can get it done before I have to start getting back into all the school stuff.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on July 18, 2010, 04:10:33 AM
I'll take Artists in Wonderland vs. Pushing Hands for my next match, pix.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 19, 2010, 07:18:48 PM
my match will be Too Many Ways to be No. 1 vs. insert pix's choice here
(http://i27.tinypic.com/5xm4i.jpg)     (http://i28.tinypic.com/t6r04x.jpg)

Sounds pretty good to me.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on July 21, 2010, 04:37:14 PM
(http://i31.tinypic.com/15q28gj.jpg)
We're in trouble.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 21, 2010, 04:54:40 PM
Oh nos! The end of round one is night!

Also, I should have my first round two verdict up in the next day or two.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 21, 2010, 05:29:58 PM
My R2 verdict will be up tonight.

Can I go ahead and claim Maborosi in the event that it gets resurrected from round one? Koreeda is 2/2 for me so I'd love to check another one out. In any event, I think I'm taking a bit of a break (or at least slow-down) from the brackets...I've done something like 18-20 verdicts in three months. Eek!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 21, 2010, 05:31:23 PM
Yea, your mad. Take some time to watch other movies...or maybe do something else entirely.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 21, 2010, 06:19:41 PM
Can I go ahead and claim Maborosi in the event that it gets resurrected from round one? Koreeda is 2/2 for me so I'd love to check another one out. In any event, I think I'm taking a bit of a break (or at least slow-down) from the brackets...I've done something like 18-20 verdicts in three months. Eek!

Sorry, we here at Far East bracket central only take reservations for within three months out.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on July 22, 2010, 06:20:28 AM
We're doing great this round. 18 verdicts in within 1 month.

It took almost 2 months for the same amount in the first round.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on July 23, 2010, 03:45:01 PM
Can I have Flowers of Shanghai vs. Jubaku: Spellbound next :)?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 23, 2010, 03:46:47 PM
I'm just about done with my write-up for one half of my match-up. But, I probably won't get to the next film until Wednesday, maybe Thursday since my awesome mailman neglected to take the DVDs from my box for the past three days.  >:(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on July 23, 2010, 04:22:26 PM
I really need to get back to this. I wish I had more time to watch movies right now generally, but I also think the 4 hour runtime of A Brighter Summer Day is intimidating me (even though I expect it to be awesome).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 23, 2010, 04:24:57 PM
You took that one on eh mel? Good luck :)

Nice write-ups worm!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on July 23, 2010, 04:28:29 PM
Thanks 'noff :)!!

I really need to get back to this. I wish I had more time to watch movies right now generally, but I also think the 4 hour runtime of A Brighter Summer Day is intimidating me (even though I expect it to be awesome).

It *is* indeed awesome and I am so sure you'll enjoy it! The one thing I'm worried about though is that the only available print of the film is pretty bad :-\.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on July 23, 2010, 04:35:10 PM
It *is* indeed awesome and I am so sure you'll enjoy it! The one thing I'm worried about though is that the only available print of the film is pretty bad :-\.

Yeah, the copy I got is kinda cruddy looking, but I think I can get past that. :) Thanks for the encouragement!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 23, 2010, 05:39:12 PM
Watched mine, just don't feel like writing about them yet.  :-\
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jbissell on July 23, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Oh yeah, I never picked a matchup.

Hmmm.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 26, 2010, 03:05:39 PM
I'm pulling for Lies on the basis of poster alone :o
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on July 28, 2010, 05:01:12 PM
Next match-up: Wing Chun vs Kagerô

I just noticed this Smirnoff, but I am betting on you LOVING Kagero.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 29, 2010, 10:49:28 AM
I was thinking about checking out Princess Mononoke in my next verdict, but I can't seem to find another animated film to go with it (from netflix, anyway). Is there a possible live action film that would complement it well?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 29, 2010, 11:25:22 AM
I was thinking about checking out Princess Mononoke in my next verdict, but I can't seem to find another animated film to go with it (from netflix, anyway). Is there a possible live action film that would complement it well?

Not really, not even among the non-Netflix films. Might be best just to pick a film at random. Lost and Found maybe?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 29, 2010, 12:11:55 PM
That sounds good.

Give me Princess Mononoke vs. Lost and Found
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 31, 2010, 06:14:06 PM
For my next match-up I'll take,

Rebels of the Neon God versus The Harmonium In My Memory

Just a note, Moonlight Whispers, The Hole, Country Teachers, and Woman Sesame Oil Maker aren't actually available from Netflix anymore, unfortunately.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on August 03, 2010, 10:28:03 AM
Want one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 03, 2010, 11:08:54 AM
I'll take Comrades, Almost a Love Story & Moe no suzaku for my next matchup :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Pratters on August 07, 2010, 07:35:56 PM
I would like to be appointed movies for both the current brackets going on, 1980s US and 1990s Far East. I may have movie accessibility issues after 10 days or so, so early appointment will be appreciated.

Cheers. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on August 07, 2010, 08:39:01 PM
I would like to be appointed movies for both the current brackets going on, 1980s US and 1990s Far East. I may have movie accessibility issues after 10 days or so, so early appointment will be appreciated.

Cheers. :)


1980s right now is finishing up the round so there aren't free pairings. With the 1990s Far East you can go here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) and pick one in blue and one in black.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 13, 2010, 05:30:53 AM
Want one.

Seventeen Years vs. Country Teachers?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on August 13, 2010, 07:13:17 AM
Pix, is there anything that would be a good pairing for Patlabor 2?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 13, 2010, 04:44:32 PM
Pix, is there anything that would be a good pairing for Patlabor 2?

Hmm, no, there's really no logical match. I'd probably go with one of the God of Gamblers films, just because.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on August 13, 2010, 05:33:45 PM
Pix, is there anything that would be a good pairing for Patlabor 2?

Hmm, no, there's really no logical match. I'd probably go with one of the God of Gamblers films, just because.
pixote

Apparently God of Gamblers 2 and 3 are on Netflix now so I'll leave them for someone else for the time being. Given the success of food themes, I'll go with:

Patlabor 2 vs. My Rice Noodle Shop
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on September 05, 2010, 04:42:13 PM
do eeeeeeeeeeeet (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg502882#msg502882)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: duder on September 05, 2010, 05:09:19 PM
(http://i51.tinypic.com/28jhefc.jpg)  (http://i53.tinypic.com/2j43lth.jpg)

I want these. Can I have these?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on September 11, 2010, 04:02:25 PM
I'm gonna pick up Living on the River Agano vs. Summer Snow.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 13, 2010, 05:36:17 PM
I totally forgot Mononoke was part of my verdict. I'll go ahead and grab that other film so I can post a verdict sometime soon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on September 17, 2010, 11:02:21 AM
Christmas in August against After the Rain (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg507667#msg507667)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on September 19, 2010, 05:57:27 PM
Pixote, how do you feel about me pairing up a film I've already seen/liked but saw 5-8 years ago? Is that proper or should I avoid things I've seen. It just happens to be the one I'm most keen to see.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2010, 11:14:55 AM
I'd like to get it on this.  I take it you can request a specific matchup, but just give me whatever you want.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 21, 2010, 12:38:06 PM
Pixote, how do you feel about me pairing up a film I've already seen/liked but saw 5-8 years ago? Is that proper or should I avoid things I've seen. It just happens to be the one I'm most keen to see.

That's fine, I think. As long as people aren't trying to protect a film they already love or kill a film they already hate, we're cool.

I'd like to get it on this.  I take it you can request a specific matchup, but just give me whatever you want.

If you have access to them, how about Rainclouds over Wushan vs. The King of Masks?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2010, 12:49:01 PM
If you have access to them, how about Rainclouds over Wushan vs. The King of Masks?

pixote

King of Masks, yes.  Rainclouds, maybe.  I'll see if I can get my hands on it tonight.

Never seen either of these, and don't really know a damn thing about either one.  Should be fun!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 21, 2010, 12:53:49 PM
Yay!!!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on September 21, 2010, 01:03:16 PM
Never seen either of these, and don't really know a damn thing about either one.  Should be fun!

It really is. Awesome to see you joining in. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on September 21, 2010, 11:05:45 PM
Looks like I'm going to have trouble obtaining Rainclouds.  Got an alternate for me?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on September 22, 2010, 04:00:43 PM
Should I just pick one?  How do I find what my options are?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 22, 2010, 04:06:28 PM
Check this list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700).

Also, two blue films cannot face each other so you have to pick two black or one blue and one black.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on September 22, 2010, 04:09:35 PM
Alright, I'll pick Swallowtail Butterfly since it's one of the few Shunji Iwai films I haven't seen (I think the only feature-length non-documentary).

Correction, I'll go with Pickpocket.  I like Jia Zhang-ke, and that thread says you need blue vs. black for the second round.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on October 03, 2010, 06:21:03 PM
Hey pix
Can you give me a match-up of two films that aren't too hard to find.
I want to get back into this bracket but I don't know anything about any of the films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on October 04, 2010, 10:27:37 AM
Hey, I'm ready to dive headlong into the world of brackets.

I can do

The Geisha House (black) vs. Only Yesterday (blue)

That OK?

I know nothing about either of these, will be interesting.  I have got a couple of favourites still left in the hat for the 2nd round, but I'll avoid those.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 08, 2010, 03:04:12 AM
The Geisha House (black) vs. Only Yesterday (blue)

That OK?
Awesome!

Hey pix
Can you give me a match-up of two films that aren't too hard to find.
I want to get back into this bracket but I don't know anything about any of the films.
Hard to know what's readily available to you, but how about:

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2dv3j42.jpg)     (http://i51.tinypic.com/2sbqwew.jpg)

Yay? Nay?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on October 08, 2010, 07:29:28 AM
Yay! Those two are fine.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on October 08, 2010, 08:12:39 AM
Pix, anything good to pair with Ringu. I'm feeling I need a Shocktober relevant bracket matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 08, 2010, 10:58:06 AM
Pix, anything good to pair with Ringu. I'm feeling I need a Shocktober relevant bracket matchup.

There's no real natural matchup there. I think License to Live might be your best bet, as it's from a director often associated with horror (but working well outside the genre here, I think).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on October 08, 2010, 11:31:48 AM
Pix, anything good to pair with Ringu. I'm feeling I need a Shocktober relevant bracket matchup.

There's no real natural matchup there. I think License to Live might be your best bet, as it's from a director often associated with horror (but working well outside the genre here, I think).

pixote

Sounds good, mark me down for them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on October 08, 2010, 12:25:57 PM
I'll need to do some searching to see what is available to me, but expect me to submit a matchup proposal by the end of the weekend.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 12, 2010, 03:07:52 PM
Every time I tell myself I'm going to write my verdict today, I realize all the school stuff I've got to do first.  :-\

Sorry, pix. I'mma tryin'.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: edgar00 on October 12, 2010, 09:19:54 PM
I'll need to do some searching to see what is available to me, but expect me to submit a matchup proposal by the end of the weekend.

Wow. I completely forgot to fo the above. I'll need a few extra days now that I have to get through my work week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on October 17, 2010, 01:36:49 PM
OK, next!

Picking two I can get hold of at random, how about:

Shower (1999) (blue list) vs Kung Fu Cult Master (1993) (black list)?

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on October 17, 2010, 11:16:16 PM
Would it be impertinent of me to ask how round 1 resurrections are going?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 24, 2010, 04:48:52 AM
Would it be impertinent of me to ask how round 1 resurrections are going?

Picking up speed. I've already watch two from the next batch and three from the batch after that.

It's been a while since I've seen a good film, but I'm sustained by the fact that I have two Stephen Chow films coming up (From Beijing with Love and Out of the Dark). Then again, watching them probably isn't a great use of my time since there are enough Chow films in round two of the bracket already that resurrecting more would be a bit much. It's too bad, too, because something like Fight Back to School is otherwise worthy of another look by someone.

Here's the breakdown of the films I've watched to date (including some that have not yet been reviewed):

A    2%
A-   2%
B+   2%
B   22%
B-  21%
C+  12%
C   21%
C-  19%


I sometimes wish you all weren't doing such a great job kicking out the right films.  :)

Martyrdom!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on October 24, 2010, 09:09:20 AM
Martyrdom!

Well, we did give you some Wong Kar-Wai to watch in round 2. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on October 24, 2010, 09:27:53 PM
A    2%
A-   2%
B+   2%

Cool stats. Which are these 3 movies?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 24, 2010, 11:50:17 PM
A    2%
A-   2%
B+   2%

Cool stats. Which are these 3 movies?

I'll never tell!

(Until 100 movies from now.)  :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 04, 2010, 04:16:20 PM
Here's the breakdown of the films I've watched to date (including some that have not yet been reviewed):

A    2%
A-   2%
B+   2%
B   22%
B-  21%
C+  12%
C   21%
C-  19%


I think the C- films are pulling into the lead!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on November 08, 2010, 11:51:53 PM
Pixote, could you assign me two films you think would be interesting?  Ive gone through the list and nothing really jumps out at me.  I think I need a 3rd party.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on November 09, 2010, 07:39:41 AM
Still going by what I can get hold of and that I've not yet seen, I can do

The Stunt Woman (black) vs. Kids Return (blue)

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on November 09, 2010, 09:46:30 AM
Kitano!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on November 09, 2010, 09:52:23 AM
There's four Kitano's left to pick from in the second round.  I thought I'd make a start.  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 09, 2010, 01:59:57 PM
Pixote, could you assign me two films you think would be interesting?  Ive gone through the list and nothing really jumps out at me.  I think I need a 3rd party.
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2ibep11.jpg)     (http://i56.tinypic.com/r794ck.jpg)

Put through by Bill Thompson and roujin, respectively.

Sound good?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on November 09, 2010, 02:18:32 PM
Great!  Looking forward to them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on November 09, 2010, 04:20:44 PM
Would Moonlight Whispers vs. Rhapsody In August be cricket? If so I'll take it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 09, 2010, 04:22:25 PM
Would Moonlight Whispers vs. Rhapsody In August be cricket? If so I'll take it.

Cool, I've been waiting for someone else to watch Moonlight Whispers.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on November 09, 2010, 05:32:13 PM
ditto
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 18, 2010, 05:20:40 PM
Could I have Taboo versus Slight Fever of a 20-Year Old for my next match-up, pix?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 'Noke on November 18, 2010, 05:38:22 PM
Would Moonlight Whispers vs. Rhapsody In August be cricket? If so I'll take it.

This'll be fun. I am anticipating eagerly.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on November 18, 2010, 06:52:41 PM
Would Moonlight Whispers vs. Rhapsody In August be cricket? If so I'll take it.

This'll be fun. I am anticipating eagerly.

Verdict will be in by Saturday evening.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 19, 2010, 11:22:57 AM
Could I have Taboo versus Slight Fever of a 20-Year Old for my next match-up, pix?

Love it.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 01, 2010, 11:43:01 AM
Pop Quiz:

How many of this bracket's films have "love" in the (translated) title?

Answer: Nine. Five from Hong Kong, three from Japan, and one from Taiwan. Only four of them made it to round two.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Fugee on December 03, 2010, 02:10:34 PM
So I haven't been posting here at all recently and my classes at school have kept me away from my match-up. If I haven't already been replaced, it's probably a good idea to do so. I'm really sorry!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on December 12, 2010, 05:34:25 PM
Pixote, could you pick a movie for me to go up against 'Dreams'?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on December 13, 2010, 05:35:29 AM
I'm ready for my match-up Mr. Pixote.

How about God of Gamblers Returns vs Ju Dou as I can get hold of both of them (I think)?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 17, 2010, 07:08:29 PM
Pixote, could you pick a movie for me to go up against 'Dreams'?

Midori sounds pretty surreal. Might match up pretty well. Cool?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 12, 2011, 07:48:11 PM
Any suggestions for another match up pix?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 13, 2011, 04:51:32 PM
For my next match-up I'd like The Blue Kite versus Green Fish.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on January 18, 2011, 08:20:03 AM
Next up for me (if possible)

The Scent of Green Papaya vs Intimates?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2011, 01:49:35 AM
Any suggestions for another match up pix?
(http://i53.tinypic.com/8w0ahl.jpg)     (http://i53.tinypic.com/acmtg.jpg)

That's A Scene at the Sea and City of the Rising Sun. Sound okay? I mean, come on, one of them has a surf board on the poster!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2011, 01:51:22 AM
The Scent of Green Papaya vs Intimates?

Cool. Just make sure your Papaya DVD isn't 4:3!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 20, 2011, 05:35:30 AM
That's A Scene at the Sea and City of the Rising Sun. Sound okay? I mean, come on, one of them has a surf board on the poster!

pixote

I'll take it. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on January 20, 2011, 09:54:55 AM
The Scent of Green Papaya vs Intimates?

Cool. Just make sure your Papaya DVD isn't 4:3!

pixote

Being region-locked, I had to buy a Russian Papaya to have it in the proper aspect ratio.  It's always a bit jarring when I'm scanning over my DVD rack and I see some weird title in Cyrillic.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on January 20, 2011, 01:14:56 PM
No one is region-locked.  Certainly not someone with the means to import a Russian DVD.

Harumph.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on January 20, 2011, 01:47:42 PM
I'll take it. :)

Just remember, if A Scene at the Sea doesn't win I WILL KILL YOU.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 20, 2011, 02:36:28 PM
Surfing, Joe Hisaishi score and it's better than this?

As a final word, I'm not sure if this counts as points for or against [The Emporer's Shadow], but in the scene where Yueyang loses her virginity to Jianli, the precise moment is intercut with a massive battering ram breaking through the doors of a fortress. Just sayin.

It must be a good film indeed! ;D

Odds are it'll go through. Worm wasn't too keen on City of the Rising Sun in round one and it only advanced because of an even poorer opponent.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on February 06, 2011, 09:40:19 PM
I'm gonna go for Sleeping Man vs. Art Museum By The Zoo.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 17, 2011, 12:16:27 AM
For my next match-up could I have Eagle Shooting Heroes versus Shall We Dance?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 18, 2011, 03:04:25 PM
I love how many great films are still available even though we're close to the end of the second round.

I hate to do this, but I'm going to try to speed up the resurrection forecasts by giving up on films that don't impress at all in the first fifteen or thirty minutes — especially films that were panned in the round one verdicts.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 18, 2011, 03:06:41 PM
I should post my verdict, I really should, but I don't wanna. (And I've already written half of it.)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on February 18, 2011, 05:05:26 PM
I hate to do this, but I'm going to try to speed up the resurrection forecasts by giving up on films that don't impress at all in the first fifteen or thirty minutes — especially films that were panned in the round one verdicts.

I don't blame you. It's a massive undertaking even at that!

fwiw, I think you'll find the following films interesting (and really look forward to reading your thoughts):
Coquille
Samurai Fiction
Maborosi
Moe no suzaku

These I give a 50/50 chance.
Ermo
Red Cherry
Kagerô
Picture Bride
Legend of the Galactic Heroes...

These I have no idea. I found them silly and or dull. Green Snake is so f'd up, but I guess I could see enjoying it under certain circumstances (on shrooms).
No. 3
Green Snake
Journey to Beijing
Genghis Khan
Ripples Across Stagnant Water
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on March 17, 2011, 04:58:19 AM
*taptaptap*

Is this thing on?

Finally tracked down a copy of Postmen in the Mountains, so for my next match up can I have

Postmen in the Mountains vs. Dead or Alive?

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on April 11, 2011, 09:02:35 PM
Used an online randomizer to help decide my next match-up:

The Bird People of China vs. Ordinary Heroes

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 11, 2011, 10:57:08 PM
O yea, I've got an entire verdict I can write whenever I feel like it...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on April 12, 2011, 03:02:39 PM
And up next, a Hong Kong showdown of a different nature...

Fist of Legend vs Your Place or Mine

Hope you're OK pix.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 16, 2011, 07:10:15 PM
I just realized today that I have done 11 match-ups for this bracket, and I'm in the middle of doing my 12th. That may not seem like a lot to most people, but I can't watch as many foreign movies any more, so it's a lot to me. But, I'm posting this because this led me to realize I really love this bracket, far more than any of the others, no offense intended to them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on April 16, 2011, 07:22:34 PM
It's certainly different. I'd venture to guess that 95+% of the viewings that happen are first time experiences (for me it's 100%, for others it might be a lot less I guess). And there's almost no expectations.

It's kind of pure that way. Or something. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on April 17, 2011, 01:47:07 AM
Yeah, the 80s bracket is fixed in such a way that I've done a fair few rewatches. The way I treat the 90s is to not even allow myself to rewatch things. It makes things very different and I never really know how my verdict will turn out.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 10, 2011, 02:45:44 PM
For my next match-up I'd like Sonatine versus The Bird People in China.

Just as a note pix, both Kamikaze Taxi and Hana-bi are no longer available from Netflix.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on May 10, 2011, 03:00:36 PM
I think tinyholidays already took The Bird People in China Bill, you may have to pick again.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 10, 2011, 03:04:36 PM
I think tinyholidays already took The Bird People in China Bill, you may have to pick again.

Damn, I'm out then because I've already rendered a verdict on Your place or Mine and none of the other black titles are actually available on Netflix (except for God of Gamblers, but I've never seen the first one so I can't watch those yet.) Guess I'll pick up again in round three.  :(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on May 10, 2011, 04:13:54 PM
Bill, I haven't watched The Bird People of China for my match-up yet, and I'm happy to pick up something else if that's the only one you have access to. If it's okay with everyone, Bill can do The Bird People of China, and I'll take Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 10, 2011, 04:20:41 PM
Bill, I haven't watched The Bird People of China for my match-up yet, and I'm happy to pick up something else if that's the only one you have access to. If it's okay with everyone, Bill can do The Bird People of China, and I'll take Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring.

Thanks Tiny, it's just so hard for me to find time to watch movies that I can't access through NF. Thanks again. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 11, 2011, 05:17:26 PM
I'll go for In The Heat of the Sun vs. Okoge.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on May 28, 2011, 03:43:20 PM
I'm taking Kamikaze Taxi vs. Buddha Bless America for my next pairing.

------------------

For anyone who's interested, I weeded through the current list of second round movies, and here's a cleaned up version:

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

God of Gamblers 2  (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
God of Gamblers 3  (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
Rice People  (Rithy Panh, 1994, Cambodia)
Village of Dreams  (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan)
The Wedding Banquet  (Ang Lee, 1993, Taiwan)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Blush  (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Good Men, Good Women  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1995, Taiwan)
Hana-bi  (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Stage Door  (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)
The Strange Tale of Oyuki  (Kaneto Shindo, 1992, Japan)

Reminder: When choosing a match-up, please pick one black and one blue film.

How great is it that we're down to about 6 more unassigned verdicts for this round!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 28, 2011, 03:48:56 PM
Now that I have no excuses, I will write up my long overdue verdict this week. I'd be happy to take another, pending availability of film.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 28, 2011, 04:15:15 PM
How great is it that we're down to about 6 more unassigned verdicts for this round!

Until pix delivers more resurrections anyway. Maborosi!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 28, 2011, 04:24:43 PM
How great is it that we're down to about 6 more unassigned verdicts for this round!

Very cool.

ps. Thanks for weeding!  ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 01, 2011, 04:09:39 PM
Can I take Rice People vs Blush for my next match up?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 01, 2011, 09:58:55 PM
I own Good Men, Good Women, so I should probably take that.

And. . . God of Gamblers 3, I guess.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 06, 2011, 03:45:38 PM
Since I like early Ang Lee I think I'll go for The Wedding Banquet and The Strange Tale of Oyuki for my next match-up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 06, 2011, 04:31:31 PM
I'm going to take God of Gamblers 2 and Hana-bi.

---------

Just to stay organized, here's an updated list of unassigned movies:

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Village of Dreams  (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Stage Door  (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)

Reminder: When choosing a match-up, please pick one black and one blue film.

----

One pair left and a remainder.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 07, 2011, 07:47:55 AM
While there's 1 remaining unassigned match-up (+resurrections) in Round 2, there are 21 assigned match-ups that need verdicts. A couple of these belong to people I haven't seen around in awhile.

Not One Less vs. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald - Emiliana
Vive L'Amour vs. Adrenaline Drive - Thor
God of Cookery vs. Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker - Dave the Viewer
After Life vs. Little Cheung - FifthCityMuse
A Brighter Summer Day vs. Passage to Buddha - Melvil
Chungking Express vs. Swallowtail Butterfly - Gobman
Flowers of Shanghai vs. Jubaku: Spellbound - worm@work
Princess Mononoke vs. Lost and Found - Sam the Cinema Snob
Seventeen Years vs. Country Teachers - Tequila
The Hole vs. The Days - duder
Like Grains of Sand vs. Woman Sesame Oil Maker - flieger
Shanghai Triad vs. Dr. Akagi - Beavermoose
Eat Drink Man Woman vs. One Evening After The War - matt tmw
Dreams vs. Midori - BlueVoid
Rainclouds over Wushan vs. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl - roujin
Fist of Legend vs. Your Place or Mine - ProperCharlie
Sonatine vs. The Bird People of China - Bill Thompson
Rice People vs. Blush - smirnoff
Good Men, Good Women vs. God of Gamblers 3 - sdedalus
The Wedding Banquet vs. The Strange Tale of Oyuki - Bondo
God of Gamblers 2 vs. Hana-bi - tinyholidays
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on June 07, 2011, 10:34:33 AM
While there's 1 remaining unassigned match-up (+resurrections) in Round 2, there are 21 assigned match-ups that need verdicts. A couple of these belong to people I haven't seen around in awhile.

Here here.  If there are some posters that have picks in but they have not been active or logged in for more then 2 months, can we maybe throw them back in the pot?  I am stuck trying to take a match up at the moment until next round as I just can not find any of the titles left to watch.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 11, 2011, 10:23:54 AM
While there's 1 remaining unassigned match-up (+resurrections) in Round 2, there are 21 assigned match-ups that need verdicts. A couple of these belong to people I haven't seen around in awhile.

Here here.  If there are some posters that have picks in but they have not been active or logged in for more then 2 months, can we maybe throw them back in the pot?  I am stuck trying to take a match up at the moment until next round as I just can not find any of the titles left to watch.

Definitely. I'll get on this tonight after a finish my 80s bracket matchup and watch Super 8.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on June 12, 2011, 09:46:38 AM
I still want to do mine.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 18, 2011, 10:05:04 AM
I still want to do mine.

I definitely wasn't thinking of you when I made that list, Tequila! Tequila is with us!

Updated assignments list:

Not One Less vs. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald - Emiliana
Vive L'Amour vs. Adrenaline Drive - Thor
God of Cookery vs. Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker - Dave the Viewer
After Life vs. Little Cheung - FifthCityMuse
A Brighter Summer Day vs. Passage to Buddha - Melvil
Chungking Express vs. Swallowtail Butterfly - Gobman
Flowers of Shanghai vs. Jubaku: Spellbound - worm@work
Seventeen Years vs. Country Teachers - Tequila
The Hole vs. The Days - duder
Like Grains of Sand vs. Woman Sesame Oil Maker - flieger
Eat Drink Man Woman vs. One Evening After The War - matt tmw
Dreams vs. Midori - BlueVoid
Rainclouds over Wushan vs. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl - roujin
Fist of Legend vs. Your Place or Mine - ProperCharlie
Sonatine vs. The Bird People of China - Bill Thompson
Rice People vs. Blush - smirnoff
Good Men, Good Women vs. God of Gamblers 3 - sdedalus
The Wedding Banquet vs. The Strange Tale of Oyuki - Bondo
God of Gamblers 2 vs. Hana-bi - tinyholidays

---------

List of unassigned movies:

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Village of Dreams  (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Stage Door  (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2011, 02:12:14 AM
I've sent PMs to nine people who've had their matchups for a while. If they don't confirm by next weekend that they're still up for their matchups, I'll put those films back up for grabs.

Also, I'll probably handle resurrections a little differently for the second round — otherwise it looks like I'll never catch up. :/

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on June 19, 2011, 02:21:08 PM
If we get a couple more Netflix available films, I'll take another matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 19, 2011, 05:12:15 PM
I've sent PMs to nine people who've had their matchups for a while. If they don't confirm by next weekend that they're still up for their matchups, I'll put those films back up for grabs.

Also, I'll probably handle resurrections a little differently for the second round — otherwise it looks like I'll never catch up. :/

pixote

I've probably missed something in my absence, but how are you doing round 1 resurrections? Are you still trying watch at least part of all the round 1 films?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2011, 10:14:44 PM
If we get a couple more Netflix available films, I'll take another matchup.
Four films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) have just been put back up for grabs, but none of them are available from Netflix, unfortunately.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 23, 2011, 10:24:23 AM
With my latest verdict I'm out for the rest of this round, can't wait until we get to round three. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 25, 2011, 01:59:37 PM
AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Adrenaline Drive  (Shinobu Yaguchi, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Adrenaline Drive)
Not One Less  (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Not One Less)
Village of Dreams  (Yoichi Higashi, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Village of Dreams)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald  (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald)


UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

After Life  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After Life)
Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cageman)
The Days  (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Days)
God of Cookery  (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Cookery)
The Hole  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Hole)
Little Cheung  (Fruit Chan, 1999, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Little Cheung)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker)
Stage Door  (Kei Shu, 1996, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Stage Door)
Vive L'Amour  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Vive L'Amour)
An updated list of the films available for a matchup. Sucks that After Life is no longer on Netflix.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 25, 2011, 03:49:19 PM
Oooh, in that case peg me for Welcome Back, Mr. Macdonald versus Village of Dreams.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 26, 2011, 04:53:31 PM
I'll take 'After Life' vs. 'The Days'.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on June 29, 2011, 08:57:22 PM
I'll take Little Cheung versus God of Cookery. I'm really excited about God of Cookery. Iron Chef, the movie?? Yess.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: worm@work on June 29, 2011, 09:01:34 PM
I'll take Little Cheung versus God of Cookery. I'm really excited about God of Cookery. Iron Chef, the movie?? Yess.

LOL :D. It's not exactly Iron Chef but it's a ton of fun regardless :).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on July 03, 2011, 02:45:10 AM
Vive L'Amour vs. Adrenaline Drive please.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on July 05, 2011, 02:30:28 AM
I hope I wasn't overstepping when I posted a verdict without getting the official go-ahead.

If it's ok I'd like to take Tsai's other film and do 'The Hole' vs 'Stage Door'
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 05, 2011, 09:35:56 AM
I hope I wasn't overstepping when I posted a verdict without getting the official go-ahead.

If it's ok I'd like to take Tsai's other film and do 'The Hole' vs 'Stage Door'

Sounds good! And, haha, no worries about overstepping.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 09, 2011, 07:43:32 AM
So I notice with the 80s bracket it is set up to have the winner decided via round-robin verdicts (each film goes up against the other eight bracket winners). Is this bracket using the 90s system of increasing to best 2 of 3/3 of 5 verdicts in later rounds? I wasn't around for the 90s bracket but that sounds kind of neat.

As per the 80s, I think we'll need at least 9 people participating in the round-robin round in order to avoid having anyone do two verdicts on any one film during the round (maximum four verdicts each).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 24, 2011, 08:09:31 PM
I'll take Not One Less vs. Adrenaline Drive if that's okay.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on July 26, 2011, 11:18:19 AM
I'll take Not One Less vs. Adrenaline Drive if that's okay.

I've already completed Adrenaline Drive, the list is a little out of date.

The only ones left besides Not One Less are:
Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on September 03, 2011, 03:25:52 PM
What's the status of this bracket? Any free matchups?

Anyone want to give up theirs?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on September 03, 2011, 04:06:28 PM
On hold til after the top 100 is done.  But I'm halfway through with my matchup.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on September 03, 2011, 04:15:26 PM
I've needed to do my Little Cheung vs. Good of Cookery review for about a month now. Would we maybe be able to focus on moving this bracket to the next round after the Top 100 is over?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 03, 2011, 04:19:05 PM
I really haven't been watching many movies lately and I don't want to hold up the show. If you're looking for a new matchup BV you're more than welcome to have mine:

(73)  Rice People                        Blush                              smirnoff

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on October 20, 2011, 08:20:04 PM
I really haven't been watching many movies lately and I don't want to hold up the show. If you're looking for a new matchup BV you're more than welcome to have mine:

(73)  Rice People                        Blush                              smirnoff

A little late on the reply, but I'd like to officially take this.

Rice People just came from Netflix. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on October 21, 2011, 02:12:40 PM
Good man :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on December 30, 2011, 06:40:10 PM
I will also take a matchup if its got the Netflix availible thing working for it (or if the movies can be streamed on youtube or something)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 30, 2011, 06:58:09 PM
I will also take a matchup if its got the Netflix availible thing working for it (or if the movies can be streamed on youtube or something)

The Results and Schedule thread for this bracket has the list of the films currently up for grabs:

Below are the films that have yet to be matched up for the second round (for the complete list of every film in the bracket, look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg145637#msg145637)).

You can create your own matchup from this list.  Let me know if you need help sourcing a title.

The titles below link to IMDb to help you find ones that sound interesting to you.

All second round matchups must pair one film in blue with one film in black.

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Not One Less  (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Not One Less)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cageman)
Hakuchi  (Macoto Tezuka, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hakuchi)
Like Grains of Sand  (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Like Grains of Sand)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker  (Xie Fei, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Woman Sesame Oil Maker)

Not a whole bunch of easy-to-find films in that group. Might be time again to press people to either finish their current matchups or surrender them.

I should also be resurrecting some more films in fairly short order, so there should be a few Netflix-available titles coming your way soon, one way or another.

Also, if it's not already clear, in this bracket you get to design your own matchups (with restrictions).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 31, 2011, 05:36:24 PM
Woman Sesame Oil Maker and Not One Less are both quite good. That'd be a strong match-up for anyone interesting, imo.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on January 02, 2012, 01:27:12 AM
I did some looking at my various sources. Cant find any of the non-Netflix.

When I can get it though Ill be happy to.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on February 12, 2012, 04:52:31 PM
I really want to do this so Ive been checking on the black options for streaming constantly. By typing in "Cageman 1992" on Google Videos the first results that comes up is 70 minutes of the movie (the site is called 56.com) . Despite the website being completely in Asian characters, the stream has English subtitles. Thought I was set, but I checked IMDb and I think this is only half the movie. I assume that the link the second half is probably right there on the right hand side (like youtubes layout), but I cant read the site at all.  Can anyone read the asian characters on the site? Or find the link to the second half some other way? If so I would be happy to pair up Cageman and Not One Less.

EDIT: dug around a bit and figured out where part 2 is. I can do CAGEMAN VS NOT ONE LESS
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on February 13, 2012, 09:52:49 PM
Yay! Nothing makes me more happy on the forum than a new FEB matchup!

Except maybe a res forecast. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on February 15, 2012, 10:02:19 AM
Let's do it! After filmspots, its Brackets all the way! gogogo!

Wondering if I have a match-up...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on March 16, 2012, 07:22:37 AM
This seems very relevant. http://www.timeout.com.hk/extra/the-perfect-hong-kong-film/
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 08, 2012, 12:40:31 PM
Quote
(77)  Good Men, Good Women               God of Gamblers 3                  sdedalus

I swear I'm going to get to this in the next week.  I've watched all the GOG movies, just need to see the Hou.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on June 08, 2012, 12:52:27 PM
I'm not ready to make any promises, but it's definitely on my radar.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 09, 2012, 03:06:02 PM
I'm pretty sure I can do Like Grains of Sand vs Woman Sesame Oil Maker. Only stop would be streams being removed before I get to them

Is anyone doing those? Not sure if the thing is up to date. If they are good to go lock me in
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 19, 2012, 12:18:48 PM
Can I take Seventeen Years vs. The Story of Qiu Ju?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2012, 12:22:13 PM
Can I take Seventeen Years vs. The Story of Qiu Ju?

Yep yep.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on June 19, 2012, 12:35:29 PM
I'll take a matchup.  The 90s US one was completed a month or so shy of 2 years.  This September will make 4 years since the first Far East Verdict was posted up  :'(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2012, 12:36:55 PM
I'll take a matchup.  The 90s US one was completed a month or so shy of 2 years.  This September will make 4 years since the first Far East Verdict was posted up  :'(

All second round matchups must pair one film in blue with one film in black.

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Chungking Express  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chungking Express)
Country Teachers  (He Qun, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Country Teachers)
Once Upon a Time in China  (Tsui Hark, 1991, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Once Upon a Time in China)
Yellow Fangs  (Sonny Chiba, 1990, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Yellow Fangs)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

The Cherry Orchard  (Shun Nakahara, 1990, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Cherry Orchard)
Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters)
Ermo  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)
Festival  (Im Kwon-taek, 1996, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Festival)
God of Cookery  (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=God of Cookery)
Hakuchi  (Macoto Tezuka, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Hakuchi)
Labyrinth of Dreams  (Sogo Ishii, 1997, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Labyrinth of Dreams)
Little Cheung  (Fruit Chan, 1999, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Little Cheung)
Maborosi  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Maborosi)
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker  (He Ping, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker)
Swallowtail Butterfly  (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swallowtail Butterfly)

Take your pick!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on June 19, 2012, 12:41:01 PM
This September will make 4 years since the first Far East Verdict was posted up  :'(
Yeah, just noticed that. Wowza!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on June 19, 2012, 12:49:45 PM
I'll take Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker and Maborosi.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on June 19, 2012, 01:02:44 PM
This September will make 4 years since the first Far East Verdict was posted up  :'(
Yeah, just noticed that. Wowza!

Availability is an issue. I went to help, but from the available list I could only get hold of God of Cookery (and The Story of Qiu Ju which was snatched up while I was researching availability.)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 19, 2012, 01:15:41 PM
I was rather hoping I'd be able to get The Cherry Orchard but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen.

God of Cookery and Labyrinth of Dreams it is then.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 19, 2012, 02:41:53 PM
I'll take Yellow Fang vs. Hakushi.

Unless I'm able to take 2 black titles in which I'd sub Hakushi for Little Cheung.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2012, 02:47:12 PM
Unless I'm able to take 2 black titles...

Not yet. I have to wait and see how many blue titles I can resurrect before changing that rule.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on June 20, 2012, 01:38:09 AM
Having a very hard time finding any titles to be able to choose.  will try to search some of the local rental companies but don't have a lot of hope
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 30, 2012, 10:43:15 PM
Is Chungking Express still available?

If so I'll take that versus Little Cheung.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 14, 2012, 06:37:32 PM
Is Chungking Express still available?

If so I'll take that versus Little Cheung.

Ooh, tough but awesome-sounding matchup.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on July 19, 2012, 04:53:24 PM
I want to do another matchup (I did one a long time ago).  I couldn't find a non-Neflix one, so how about this match:

Once Upon a Time in China
Country Teachers
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 19, 2012, 04:54:32 PM
Once Upon a Time in China
Country Teachers

Sweet!

With that, there are currently no more films in blue available, but I should be adding at least a couple more as early as this weekend.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 19, 2012, 05:49:24 PM
If Im not mistaken, it looks as if there are only 5 movies left in the round (+ whatever resurrections happen of course) left.

Im happy to take on another matchup once we have some blue films again.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 22, 2012, 02:19:30 AM
In the interest of keeping things moving, I've resurrected both Fong Sai Yuk and Spring in My Home Town in advance of those resurrection forecasts. They're both seeded (i.e., blue) films.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on July 22, 2012, 02:32:39 AM
I can't believe this thing has been going on for FOUR YEARS.  That's some dedication, pix!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on July 22, 2012, 12:30:10 PM
In the interest of keeping things moving, I've resurrected both Fong Sai Yuk and Spring in My Home Town in advance of those resurrection forecasts. They're both seeded (i.e., blue) films.

pixote

Yay!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 22, 2012, 04:23:33 PM
I can do Fong sai yuk vs Festival
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 22, 2012, 04:24:43 PM
Yay!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 31, 2012, 05:12:05 PM
Below are the films that have yet to be matched up for the second round (for the complete list of every film in the bracket, look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg145637#msg145637)).

You can create your own matchup from this list.  Let me know if you need help sourcing a title.

The titles below link to IMDb to help you find ones that sound interesting to you.

All second round matchups must pair one film in blue with one film in black.

AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

A Moment of Romance  (Benny Chan, 1990, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Moment of Romance)
The River  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The River)
Siao Yu  (Sylvia Chang, 1995, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Siao Yu)

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

The Cherry Orchard  (Shun Nakahara, 1990, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Cherry Orchard)
Cyclo  (Ahn Huang Tran, 1995, Vietnam) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cyclo)
Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters)
The Eel  (Shohei Imamura, 1997, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Eel)
Ermo  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)
Goodbye South, Goodbye  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Goodbye South, Goodbye)
Kaleidoscope  (Naomi Kawase, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kaleidoscope)
Moonlight Boy  (Wei-yen Yu, 1993, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Moonlight Boy)
Sopyonje  (Im Kwon-taek, 1993, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sopyonje)
Swallowtail Butterfly  (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Swallowtail Butterfly)
The Weald  (Naomi Kawase, 1997, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Weald)


We're just thirteen verdicts away from the third round. Who needs a matchup?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on August 31, 2012, 05:27:18 PM
I'll take the Swordsman Challenge.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on August 31, 2012, 06:54:57 PM
We're just thirteen verdicts away from the third round. Who needs a matchup?

Spring in My Hometown has already been on hold for me at the library for a few days now.  Can I have this matchup for the time being?:

Expect the Unexpected vs. Spring in My Hometown?

Then if the DVD turns out to be unplayable or badly scratched, I can choose a replacement film?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 31, 2012, 07:04:33 PM
Spring in My Hometown has already been on hold for me at the library for a few days now.  Can I have this matchup for the time being?:

Expect the Unexpected vs. Spring in My Hometown?

Then if the DVD turns out to be unplayable or badly scratched, I can choose a replacement film?

Sounds good!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on August 31, 2012, 07:07:53 PM
Ill take Chinese Feast vs. Running Out of Time if Im allowed to hog Netflix availible films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 01, 2012, 11:07:51 PM
Ill take Chinese Feast vs. Running Out of Time if Im allowed to hog Netflix availible films.

Huh, I somehow missed this post yesterday. Hog away!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on September 06, 2012, 02:51:51 PM
How about Moonlight Boy vs. The Eel?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 06, 2012, 03:33:23 PM
How about Moonlight Boy vs. The Eel?

Sounds amazing to me. Those are probably the two recently resurrected films I'm most excited to see (with The Cherry Orchard in the mix, too).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on September 06, 2012, 04:29:26 PM
pixote, diving in, but will need a little direction after I watch the two films.

A Moment of Romance and Cyclo are at my library, so I'll take those. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 06, 2012, 04:55:40 PM
pixote, diving in, but will need a little direction after I watch the two films.

A Moment of Romance and Cyclo are at my library, so I'll take those. :)

What a day!  :D

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on September 12, 2012, 09:40:27 PM
I'll take The River vs. Kaleidoscope Siao Yu.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 16, 2012, 09:43:59 PM
First of all, I don't know how Bondo hasn't snapped up The Cherry Orchard for a matchup yet. It sounds like his kind of film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100540/) if ever there was one.

Second, gimme Sopyonje vs Swallowtail Butterfly and lets finish this bloody round! :))
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on September 17, 2012, 06:12:38 AM
Can't find it to watch :(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 17, 2012, 04:12:04 PM
Hmm, that is a bummer. :-\
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 18, 2012, 11:14:53 AM
First of all, I don't know how Bondo hasn't snapped up The Cherry Orchard for a matchup yet. It sounds like his kind of film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100540/) if ever there was one.

Second, gimme Sopyonje vs Swallowtail Butterfly and lets finish this bloody round! :))

I love you.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on September 18, 2012, 01:28:03 PM
really excited for Round 3 when a whole slate of Netflix availible stuff is ready again. Im itching to go but cant get ahold of anything left! How many more Round 2 matchups now?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on September 18, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
I'll take The Cherry Orchard and The Weald.  I'll report back if I need to swap something else in.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 18, 2012, 02:15:47 PM
How many more Round 2 matchups now?

Twelve total matchups left, including two that have yet to be assigned:

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters)
Ermo  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)
Goodbye South, Goodbye  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Goodbye South, Goodbye)
Kaleidoscope  (Naomi Kawase, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kaleidoscope)

The second round finish line is in sight...!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on September 18, 2012, 04:06:27 PM
How many more Round 2 matchups now?

Twelve total matchups left, including two that have yet to be assigned:

UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters  (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1997, Thailand) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters)
Ermo  (Zhou Xiaowen, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Ermo)
Goodbye South, Goodbye  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Goodbye South, Goodbye)
Kaleidoscope  (Naomi Kawase, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kaleidoscope)

The second round finish line is in sight...!

pixote


Sorry pixote, the only one my library has is Goodbye South, Goodbye. I'll be in the cheering section for the rest of this round. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on September 18, 2012, 04:37:01 PM
You should still watch it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 18, 2012, 05:13:22 PM
Don't let roujin guilt you into anything. He's been sitting on his matchup of Rainclouds over Wushan versus Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl since like April of last year.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on September 18, 2012, 08:21:18 PM
You should still watch it.

I looked up the top plot keypoints:

Politics | Vomit | Motorcycle | Cell Phone | Scam  |

I sure could use a good vomit movie. :D I like many of your recommendations roujin (especially Orange Days), so will consider it. Now get on the Rainclouds Xiu Xiu thing--poor pixote.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on September 21, 2012, 02:13:13 PM
I regret my neglect.
Verdict forthcoming.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 25, 2012, 05:35:47 PM
BlueVoid has signed up for Kaleidoscope vs. Ermo, which means there's only one second round matchup left to be assigned and just nine verdicts left to be completed.

Any takers for Goodbye South, Goodbye vs. Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on September 27, 2012, 10:13:18 AM
I have taken the last matchup, Goodbye, South, Goodbye vs Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on September 27, 2012, 10:33:01 AM
I have taken the last matchup, Goodbye, South, Goodbye vs Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/nbogeq.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on September 27, 2012, 12:37:32 PM
Yay, thanks Blue!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 27, 2012, 12:40:27 PM
I have taken the last matchup, Goodbye, South, Goodbye vs Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters.

All hail SadEmptiness!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 27, 2012, 04:52:38 PM
Glad to see the best part of this forum is still going.  8)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on September 27, 2012, 08:00:43 PM
Glad to see the best part of this forum is still going.  8)

Sam! Hope to see you in round 3. The video games will still be there after you do a matchup or two.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on October 03, 2012, 03:18:23 AM
where are the latest available picks?  Don't think I understand from page 1... thanks
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Verite on October 03, 2012, 01:29:42 PM
where are the latest available picks?  Don't think I understand from page 1... thanks

The info you're looking for is in another thread-- the Results and Schedule thread:

http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700

pix has yet to update that specific post; BlueVoid took that pair and posted a verdict yesterday.  All Round 2 films have been taken for the moment in that films might be made available again, say, should someone find out they have no access to one of or both films in his/her matchup.  And if I understand the process correctly, the movies that pix resurrect will be part of the Round 3 pool of films.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 03, 2012, 01:56:01 PM
All Round 2 films have been taken for the moment in that films might be made available again, say, should someone find out they have no access to one of or both films in his/her matchup.  And if I understand the process correctly, the movies that pix resurrect will be part of the Round 3 pool of films.

Yep, that's correct. There are just four round two verdicts left to be completed, and then we can start round three. I need to write up my resurrection reviews for The Power of Kangwon Province, Living on the River Agano, In The Heat of the Sun, Little Cheung, and Eat Drink Man Woman; and still watch My Neighbor the Yamadas, The Bird People in China, Adrenaline Drive, Seventeen Years, and maybe a couple more from the Waitlist. But we should be ready to start the third round in about two weeks. At that point, there will be 106 films available for new matchups.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on October 03, 2012, 03:49:26 PM
Will we do another round of seeding favorites vs. non-favorites?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 03, 2012, 04:33:27 PM
Will we do another round of seeding favorites vs. non-favorites?

Definitely.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on October 15, 2012, 03:04:50 PM
being so close, is there any reason that 3rd round stuff cant begin? I remember one year in the NBA Playoffs, the conference finals on one side started while the semifinals were still happening in the other conference. So there is precedent.

If not no problem, I just look forward to playing again  :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 15, 2012, 03:33:39 PM
being so close, is there any reason that 3rd round stuff cant begin? I remember one year in the NBA Playoffs, the conference finals on one side started while the semifinals were still happening in the other conference. So there is precedent.

The main reason I'm reluctant to do that is because, as sometimes happens in sports, the films here will be reseeded before the third round (Ratings Project-style). And I want to do that all at once, rather than do it once for 95% of the films and then have to do a second round of voting for the films in the remaining 5%.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on October 15, 2012, 11:33:03 PM
I've got a few things jotted down to watch next round so I look forward to being able to claim a couple of them and get involved again. Hopefully we can move into the next round of the 80s bracket as well.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on October 23, 2012, 04:31:25 PM
Anyone want to take on Rainclouds over Wushan vs. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on December 15, 2012, 06:36:39 PM
Any chance we can start the next round in the new year?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 09, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
Worm, roujin and Tequila need to get it together.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on January 09, 2013, 07:02:58 PM
I took roujins. He's off the hook.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on January 09, 2013, 07:07:00 PM
(http://giraffopia.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/worm_on_hook_150w_200h.jpg)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on January 10, 2013, 01:51:43 PM
Worm, roujin and Tequila need to get it together.
I agree. I will break out the whiskey and get this done this week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 10, 2013, 01:59:27 PM
Woo! Now to pressure worm.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on February 16, 2013, 05:07:08 AM
Apparently the pressure on Tequila and worm were insufficient.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on March 15, 2013, 01:56:48 PM
worm is still optimistic that she'll get her verdict up this weekend, but can someone take over The Eel vs. Moonlight Boy for Tequila?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on March 15, 2013, 10:59:58 PM
I really hope someone takes this one. I want to, but I just can't this month. Way too busy with work and still on a strict 4 movie a month budget.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on March 16, 2013, 07:24:11 AM
I would if I hadn't already booted both from the bracket once (Go Moonlight Boy!)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on March 16, 2013, 10:43:43 AM
I can't find a stream or DVD for moonlight boy
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on April 15, 2013, 12:36:17 PM
I can't find a stream or DVD for moonlight boy

Found a stream for the Eel which still appears to work. Does anyone have a non torrent way of streaming Moonlight Boy (Im paranoid about that kind of thing as some stuff went down in my dorm when I was in school). Or hell, even capability for burning it to a disc? Id pay for postage. PM me.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on April 17, 2013, 01:09:19 PM
pixote sent me Moonlight Boy so once I get it Ill try to get to it as quickly as I can. The Eel is watched and the write up is part way done!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on April 17, 2013, 03:00:07 PM
Awesome! You're a hero, Jared (and pixote too!). ;D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 17, 2013, 03:28:18 PM
Woo! Let's get the superior bracket rolling again!  :D
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 07, 2013, 06:27:15 PM
If you've previously completed a verdict in this bracket, check your PMs. I've sent out the list of 100 remaining bracket films, asking you to rate them on a 0-10 scale. These ratings will be used to reseed the films for the third round, establishing a top-half of the draw and a bottom-half. (When later selecting films to match up against each other, you'll have to select one film from each half.)

Thanks!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 07, 2013, 06:52:29 PM
Sent! Just looking through that list made me want to re-watch a bunch of stuff. Hoorah for Round 3! I'll have to make time to participate more again, I sure miss it!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2013, 07:58:32 PM
What Melvil said! :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 07, 2013, 08:41:12 PM
Pleased to have seen 26 of the 100. Not bad for an area I don't have covered as thoroughly as 80s US. Plus 74 possible discoveries remain. I have a few things jotted down that I'm gonna try to get once the round opens up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 07, 2013, 09:46:47 PM
The things I do for the FEB.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 08, 2013, 04:17:56 PM
Of the 100 films still alive in this bracket, 51 are available from Netflix. Of the remaining 49, probably almost half are readily available through the library system or a good video store.

It's pretty amazing to see that two films which were almost completely obscure at the start of this bracket — M/Other and Ermo — are now available to stream from Netflix.

The seedings are almost done. Just waiting for a couple more people to send in their ratings. You should be able to start picking third round matchups tomorrow afternoon.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 09, 2013, 05:23:55 PM
The third round is underway! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) Post your matchups in this thread. Films are available on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Newcomers welcome!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on May 09, 2013, 05:24:59 PM
Can I take Pom Poko vs. Dang Bireley and the Young Gangsters?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on May 09, 2013, 06:10:16 PM
I desire Jin-Roh vs. Swordsman II
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on May 09, 2013, 06:55:15 PM
Kids Return vs After Life
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2013, 07:01:56 PM
Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl vs The Story of Qiu Ju

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2013, 07:58:07 PM
I'd like To Live vs. Hakuchi
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 09, 2013, 08:33:10 PM
Reading through this list made me so excited. So many good choices!!

My first one will be:
Days of Being Wild vs. One Evening After The War
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on May 09, 2013, 10:29:02 PM
I'll do Shanghai Triad vs. Made in Hong Kong (assuming the video store has it).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 09, 2013, 10:29:23 PM
How about Only Yesterday vs. Dreams?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2013, 11:05:27 AM
      Upcoming Matchups:

      FILM #1                            FILM #2                            ASSIGNED TO
(01)  Pom Poko                           Dang Bireley and the Young...      Jared
(02)  Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade          Swordsman II                       1SO
(03)  After Life                         Kids Return                        jdc
(04)  The Story of Qiu Ju                Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl        smirnoff
(05)  To Live                            Hakuchi                            Bondo
(06)  Days of Being Wild                 One Evening After The War          BlueVoid
(07)  Shanghai Triad                     Made in Hong Kong                  sdedalus
(08)  Only Yesterday                     Dreams                             Melvil

Looking good!

Wow, a full half of those titles are ineligible for resurrection (having already been resurrected previously).

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on May 10, 2013, 11:22:44 PM
I'd like to do Scent of Green Papaya and Lifeline.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on May 11, 2013, 12:07:46 AM
Charisma v. Audition
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 11, 2013, 12:13:46 AM
Charisma v. Audition

Oohhh, that'll be a good one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 11, 2013, 12:32:21 AM
Charisma v. Audition

Oohhh, that'll be a good one.

I actually said that out loud when I read that. Very good matchup!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on May 12, 2013, 10:22:22 PM
Charisma v. Audition

Oohhh, that'll be a good one.

I actually said that out loud when I read that. Very good matchup!

I have seen neither.
Audition is notorious but Charisma seems very interesting as well. Excited to watch them.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 12, 2013, 10:25:20 PM
Both are good and very interesting in their own ways, but I'm pulling for the underdog here (Charisma).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 15, 2013, 08:29:29 AM
I'm thinking A Scene at the Sea vs. Festival.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 17, 2013, 12:28:40 AM
This time I'm looking for two that I took note of based on other bracket write-ups, but otherwise know nothing about. How about M/Other vs. Summer Snow?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 17, 2013, 03:17:48 AM
I'd like to take Happy Together next. Can anyone recommend a good pairing with it?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 17, 2013, 09:48:58 AM
The Wedding Banquet would be ideal, but it's also blue.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 17, 2013, 11:54:46 AM
I'd like to take Happy Together next. Can anyone recommend a good pairing with it?

Possibly Slight Fever of a 20-Year-Old, though I'm a little reluctant to pair resurrected films against each other. So Okoge might be better.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on May 17, 2013, 06:04:03 PM
The Eagle Shooting Heroes will give you two sides of Tony Leung.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 19, 2013, 01:57:19 AM
Ok, I've decided my next matchup will be Happy Together vs Okoge.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 27, 2013, 09:24:58 AM
I'll go with Hana-bi vs. Peppermint Candy for my next pair.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on May 27, 2013, 11:26:14 AM
I'm feeling good about this matchup. I need to rewatch Peppermint Candy because I was having a Bondo of a time watching it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 27, 2013, 01:53:00 PM
I'll try Fist of Legend vs Tokyo Fist.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on May 27, 2013, 04:07:42 PM
I'll try Fist of Legend vs Tokyo Fist.

"What happened to your eye?"

"I used it to stop a fist from going through my face." The Goodbye Girl
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 27, 2013, 04:20:39 PM
I'll try Fist of Legend vs Tokyo Fist.

*fist bump*

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 27, 2013, 06:19:57 PM
I'll try Fist of Legend vs Tokyo Fist.

"What happened to your eye?"

"I used it to stop a fist from going through my face." The Goodbye Girl

Good line. I hope Jet Li doesn't let it come to that. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on May 28, 2013, 05:45:42 PM
Pixote, I'm going to be watching 1999 films.

After the Rain  (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan) - this one is colored BLACK so I should take this.

Which title would make for a good matchup?

Happy End  (Chung Ji Woo, 1999, South Korea)
The King of Comedy  (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
The Road Home  (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
Shower  (Zhang Yang, 1999, China)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 28, 2013, 05:55:10 PM
I haven't seen either film, but I think Shower would match up really well.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on May 28, 2013, 06:28:44 PM
I'll take it. Like the water theme, but man I'm going to feel bad if I kick out Bondo's film. (Not that it will stop me.)

After the Rain vs. Shower
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on May 28, 2013, 06:34:40 PM
Cool! I think After the Rain was one of my first bracket watches. I have to admit I don't remember it very well now, but I know I liked it quite a bit at the time. Looking forward to hearing your reaction.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 28, 2013, 11:40:19 PM
I'll take it. Like the water theme, but man I'm going to feel bad if I kick out Bondo's film. (Not that it will stop me.)

At least you'll feel bad. flieger only feels joy.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on May 30, 2013, 01:29:00 AM
I'll take Ringu vs. Maborosi.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 30, 2013, 07:02:00 AM
Yay, more films I've seen.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on May 30, 2013, 10:27:38 PM
was going to take on another but June will be way busy for me. Ill jump back in in a few weeks.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on June 04, 2013, 11:05:17 AM
I'll take Running Out of Time (1999) v Postmen in the Mountains (1999).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 05, 2013, 11:44:34 AM
5/9 — The third round is underway! Check this post (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) for the list of available films and post your desired matchup in the main bracket thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.0). NOTE: There are a disproportionate number of lower seeded films (the titles in black) that are unavailable from Netflix, so anytime you can include one of those in your matchup, the better for the people who are limited to the more widely available films.

Four weeks later....

      Third Round Results

      VERDICT FOR                        VERDICT AGAINST                    VERDICT BY
(01)  Only Yesterday                     Dreams                             Melvil (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg733991#msg733991)
(02)  Pom Poko                           Dang Bireley and the Young...      Jared (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734012#msg734012)
(03)  Days of Being Wild                 One Evening After The War          BlueVoid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734035#msg734035)
(04)  The Story of Qiu Ju                Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl        smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734319#msg734319)
(05)  To Live                            Hakuchi                            Bondo (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734389#msg734389)
(06)  Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade          Swordsman II                       1SO (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg735475#msg735475)
(07)  Happy Together                     Okoge                              BlueVoid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg735721#msg735721)
(08)  After the Rain                     Shower                             1SO (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736199#msg736199)
(09)  A Scene at the Sea                 Festival                           Sam the Cinema Snob (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736235#msg736235)
(10)  Fist of Legend                     Tokyo Fist                         smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736398#msg736398)

The third round is already 20% complete, and that's without there yet being any matchups assigned to edgar00, roujin, worm@work, or Bill Thompson, who combined for sixty-one verdict the previous two rounds. Pretty awesome.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Melvil on June 05, 2013, 11:54:22 AM
Yeah, I'm loving this, great job people!

I'm half-way to my next verdict. Gotta keep it moving!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2013, 12:51:44 PM
Thinking about picking up another one, I just haven't spent the time to research what I have access to. Trying to pick at least one off the not on Netflix list each time to make things run smoother.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on June 05, 2013, 04:51:12 PM
We have a thirst that only the 1990s Far East Bracket can quench.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 05, 2013, 05:24:57 PM
Id like to do Sonatine vs Kamikazee Taxi
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2013, 07:40:33 PM
I found Sopyonje. I think I'll match it up with Happy End.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on June 05, 2013, 09:17:52 PM
I found Sopyonje. I think I'll match it up with Happy End.

Sopyonje sounds interesting... think I will have to find it. 

Happy End is well.. starts well enough...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 09, 2013, 09:03:47 PM
I found Sopyonje. I think I'll match it up with Happy End.
Is this cool, pix? I'm thinking about doing this match-up sooner than later.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 13, 2013, 12:39:16 AM
Up next: Rebels of the Neon God vs.  Labyrinth of Dreams.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 13, 2013, 12:59:12 PM
I found Sopyonje. I think I'll match it up with Happy End.
Is this cool, pix? I'm thinking about doing this match-up sooner than later.

Oh yeah, definitely. Sorry, I missed your question earlier.

Happy End is definitely not a family film, btw. Just fyi.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 13, 2013, 01:09:12 PM
Haha. Well, I watch all films in a locked room now.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on June 17, 2013, 05:43:41 PM
I would like King of Comedy vs. Eagle Shooting Heroes
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 18, 2013, 10:04:28 PM
What would be a good matchup for Supermarket Woman? Needs to be blue, with Netflix availability or an online stream.

Also in the results thread, I did #18 in the "upcoming matchups"
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 18, 2013, 10:45:50 PM
What would be a good matchup for Supermarket Woman? Needs to be blue, with Netflix availability or an online stream.

Also in the results thread, I did #18 in the "upcoming matchups"

Thanks, I'll get that updated.

Also, Verite already called dibs on Supermarket Woman. I should have taken it off the list. My bad.

My external hard drive died this past weekend. It'd been dedicated almost exclusively to this bracket and its films the past four years, and now it's gone and I'm a little devastated.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 18, 2013, 10:51:10 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 18, 2013, 11:02:14 PM
My external hard drive died this past weekend. It'd been dedicated almost exclusively to this bracket and its films the past four years, and now it's gone and I'm a little devastated.

That is a huge blow. I'm very sorry Pix.  :'(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on June 18, 2013, 11:29:48 PM
My external hard drive died this past weekend. It'd been dedicated almost exclusively to this bracket and its films the past four years, and now it's gone and I'm a little devastated.

That is a huge blow. I'm very sorry Pix.  :'(

Me too, pixote.

Have you considered a data recovery company like DriveSavers? I'd be so happy to pitch in some money for the cause.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 18, 2013, 11:55:44 PM
Effing hard drives, I'm telling you. I should give in fully to the cloud or something.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on June 19, 2013, 12:34:21 AM
At least for important documents, something like Dropbox is great to use. That way you can access on any devise and have a back up. Otherwise running a NAS at home is good but can be costly
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 19, 2013, 12:43:41 AM
Ugh, that is really disappointing. Happened to my wife's hard drive with all her college pictures and stuff on it and we were able to get about 85% of the data recovered and put on a bunch of CDs.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2013, 10:58:58 AM
      Third Round Results

      VERDICT FOR                        VERDICT AGAINST                    VERDICT BY
(01)  Only Yesterday                     Dreams                             Melvil (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg733991#msg733991)
(02)  Pom Poko                           Dang Bireley and the Young...      Jared (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734012#msg734012)
(03)  Days of Being Wild                 One Evening After The War          BlueVoid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734035#msg734035)
(04)  The Story of Qiu Ju                Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl        smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734319#msg734319)
(05)  To Live                            Hakuchi                            Bondo (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734389#msg734389)
(06)  Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade          Swordsman II                       1SO (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg735475#msg735475)
(07)  Happy Together                     Okoge                              BlueVoid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg735721#msg735721)
(08)  Nabbie's Love                      Cyclo                              Jared (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg735814#msg735814)
(09)  After the Rain                     Shower                             1SO (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736199#msg736199)
(10)  A Scene at the Sea                 Festival                           Sam the Cinema Snob (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736235#msg736235)
(11)  Fist of Legend                     Tokyo Fist                         smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736398#msg736398)
(12)  Sonatine                           Kamikaze Taxi                      Jared (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg737245#msg737245)
(13)  Ringu                              Maborosi                           BlueVoid (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg737315#msg737315)
(14)  Eagle Shooting Heroes              The King of Comedy                 1SO (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg738006#msg738006)


      Upcoming Matchups

      FILM #1                            FILM #2                            ASSIGNED TO
(15)  After Life                         Kids Return                        jdc
(16)  Shanghai Triad                     Made in Hong Kong                  sdedalus
(17)  The Scent of Green Papaya          Lifeline                           oldkid
(18)  Audition                           Charisma                           Beavermoose
(19)  M/Other                            Summer Snow                        Melvil
(20)  Hana-bi                            Peppermint Candy                   Bondo
(21)  Running Out of Time                Postmen in the Mountains           mañana
(22)  Happy End                          Sopyonje                           Sam the Cinema Snob
(23)  Rebels of the Neon God             Labyrinth of Dreams                BlueVoid
(24)  The Road Home                      Supermarket Woman                  Verite


     Resurrection Reviews

  ▪  One Evening After the War (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg734444#msg734444)
  ▪  Okoge (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg736593#msg736593)
  ▪  Tokyo Fist (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg737017#msg737017)
  ▪  Shower (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg737133#msg737133)


Updated!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 19, 2013, 11:05:31 AM
Ill take Supercop vs. Wing Chun
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 19, 2013, 11:37:22 AM
Ill take Supercop vs. Wing Chun

We started the third round with 100 available films. Jared's latest matchup brings that number down to 50. :)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 19, 2013, 01:09:51 PM
That's terrific. Hopefully people with the means to do so continue to grab films off the non available Netflix films to avoid an end of the round bottleneck. I've either already done or cant find several of them, so I'm doing a Netflix vs. Netflix matchup now. I'll look a little harder after this one but I really want to do some martial arts stuff for now.

I've seen Police Story recently and have Supercop (Police Story 3) in my upcoming matchup. I probably watched Police Story 2 (and 3 for that matter) when I was a little kid but don't really know. I just watched a ton of Jackie Chan and it all blurred together in the 15-18 years since. Question is, do they have any real continuity?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 19, 2013, 01:12:18 PM
Not really, no. He plays the same cop and Maggie Cheung is his long-suffering girlfriend is about all you need.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 19, 2013, 01:18:58 PM
Ok thanks. Ill watch both anyways. Just am not going to get to 2 all that quickly, whereas 3 is streaming.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: sdedalus on June 19, 2013, 03:23:02 PM
The version of Wing Chun on hulu is very nice. Good picture, subtitled.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 19, 2013, 03:56:51 PM
Hope you have a good time with that matchup Jared. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 19, 2013, 10:12:26 PM
I'll take Cure (Japan, 1997) and The Eel (Japan, 1997).
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 22, 2013, 01:34:51 AM
I'll take Hard Boiled vs. either Down the Drain or Too Many Ways to be #1... Depends on what I can get my hands on. I'll report back soon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on June 23, 2013, 03:36:00 PM
You've got the fever bad, BV! Save some for the rest of us. ;)
I think it's kind of a gutsy move to suggest the Brackets are moving too quickly.

In Chat, roujin recommended Moonlight Whispers, which was also passed by smirnoff and Bondo so that's a hell of a pedigree. I'd like to put that up against Ju Dou.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 23, 2013, 03:54:16 PM
You've got the fever bad, BV! Save some for the rest of us. ;)
I think it's kind of a gutsy move to suggest the Brackets are moving too quickly.
Yea, especially after months of stagnation. I much prefer this pace and BV can keep going as fast as he wants to go.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 24, 2013, 05:01:48 AM
For my next I pick 2 at random... Hoping for a surprise. Like grains of sand vs. Secret love of the peach blossom spring!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 24, 2013, 07:04:51 AM
After my last pair I think I need a trial separation from the bracket. :(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 24, 2013, 10:15:17 AM
For my next I pick 2 at random... Hoping for a surprise. Like grains of sand vs. Secret love of the peach blossom spring!

Like Grains of Sand was perhaps the hardest loss for me to hand out in this bracket so far. I really liked it and am glad it was resurrected.

After my last pair I think I need a trial separation from the bracket. :(

 :-\
I hope you and the bracket can get things figured out between you quickly.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 25, 2013, 02:33:50 PM
Netflix refuses to send Happy End to me. I'll give it another week, but it's been #1 for about 10 days now. Might have to swap it out for another film I can get a hold of.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 30, 2013, 10:14:39 PM
Can I take The Hole vs Ermo?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on July 01, 2013, 07:24:41 PM
Netflix refuses to send Happy End to me. I'll give it another week, but it's been #1 for about 10 days now. Might have to swap it out for another film I can get a hold of.

I've had the same problem with Lifeline.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 14, 2013, 01:46:59 PM
Updated results and schedule. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg733109#msg733109)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 14, 2013, 03:35:15 PM
I'll take Rice People and Flowers of Shanghai.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on July 14, 2013, 04:18:46 PM
*coughs*
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 14, 2013, 04:54:25 PM
Hmm maybe I should heed your review and swap Flowers of Shanghai out for something else, heh. Lemme looks around and see what I can find. :))
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 14, 2013, 04:58:29 PM
I've just become aware that this exists. not really

I'll take a match-up.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 14, 2013, 05:01:55 PM
Okay I'll do Rice People vs Raise the Red Lantern. I was trying to hit films I hadn't seen but was also trying leave some Yimou Zhang for others... but I guess a lot of people have seen that one already. I haven't so I'll take it now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 18, 2013, 11:56:37 AM
Assuming my link for the former holds up, I'll take Comrades, Almost a Love Story vs. Autumn Moon

Almost halfway done with Round 3 already? Any chance we do all of its verdicts in 2013?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on July 28, 2013, 08:16:27 PM
I'll take Pickpocket vs. Down the Drain.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on July 28, 2013, 10:34:39 PM
BlueVoid and smirnoff, you had such different experiences with your matchups.  Even round three is a real crapshoot. I wish Rice People was available here.


I'm a little lost, but want to get back into this game. pixote have A Petal and The Puppetmaster been taken yet? If not, I'd like to watch those. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 29, 2013, 08:51:18 AM
Well, Netflix silently removed Happy End from my queue, so I'm assuming they don't have it anymore. Go ahead and throw both of my films back into the list as I'm probably not going to have time to get to them anytime soon, anyway.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 29, 2013, 05:06:55 PM
BlueVoid and smirnoff, you had such different experiences with your matchups.  Even round three is a real crapshoot. I wish Rice People was available here.

youtube :) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0E_zz5Apfk&list=PL5A9DBB78CA1FAF07)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on July 29, 2013, 06:12:33 PM
youtube :) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0E_zz5Apfk&list=PL5A9DBB78CA1FAF07)

I didn't even think to check youtube!


Thanks for the link. :) It looks like my kind of movie.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 29, 2013, 06:17:34 PM
Youtube is how I've watched maybe a half dozen films in this thing. So great to find one on there. I just watched Comrades, A Love Story for my matchup there. Streaming in full, decent quality.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on July 29, 2013, 09:16:40 PM
Yes! YouTube is a great resource for this bracket. We should create a list which lists those available on YouTube. Not sure on the forum rules for actually linking them, but they are pretty easy to search for.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 29, 2013, 10:14:45 PM
There's a few that are there but missing english subtitles. I don't imagine there a way to add those after the fact, but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on July 29, 2013, 10:55:29 PM
There's a few that are there but missing english subtitles. I don't imagine there a way to add those after the fact, but I'm not sure.

First an obvious question, but I will ask.  Did you check if they provided the subtitles under CC and are not just looking to see if they are embedded in the video itself?  Assuming yes.

There are a few sites where you can download subtitles but you would also have to download the Youtube video and then try to see if they can be synced up.  A bit of trouble and not sure what luck you would have to get them in sync as the subtitles maybe from a different video file.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 30, 2013, 04:49:37 PM
There's a few that are there but missing english subtitles. I don't imagine there a way to add those after the fact, but I'm not sure.

First an obvious question, but I will ask.  Did you check if they provided the subtitles under CC and are not just looking to see if they are embedded in the video itself?  Assuming yes.

Yes. I like those ones best because the text is clear regardless of what the video looks like (usually bad). :)

Quote
There are a few sites where you can download subtitles but you would also have to download the Youtube video and then try to see if they can be synced up.  A bit of trouble and not sure what luck you would have to get them in sync as the subtitles maybe from a different video file.

Desperate times may call for desperate measures. ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on August 15, 2013, 10:48:11 AM
Are the Wedding Banquet and Green Fish both still available? Ill take that matchup if that is ok.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on August 15, 2013, 01:12:21 PM
Are the Wedding Banquet and Green Fish both still available? Ill take that matchup if that is ok.

I'm pretty sure they are, but I'll try to get everything updated today or tomorrow to make sure.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 16, 2013, 09:42:49 PM
Here's a list of the movies still up for grabs that are available on youtube with english subtitles.

Chungking Express (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euwk0ZSTCDA&list=PLC0F1F3C45808E889)

Flirting Scholar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMicDPn3RS8)

Raise the Red Lantern (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZvjPDD4vE)

Rice People (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0E_zz5Apfk&list=PLn6aAjP9yyjfUgTNkriA2KoPUB8dKcd3B)

A Brighter Summer Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2bQItwiPmc)

Center Stage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEZx4Q_ljR0)

The Cherry Orchard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH-NQs0yqBU)

Comrades: Almost a Love Story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=titr6EeZU3E)

In The Heat of the Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1BuJFq801U&list=PL91A34E2F74C3A48E)

A Petal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYokw4C6mw)

The Puppetmaster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR3l-Vbl4ds&list=PL1B5875A98887CF59)

Vive L’Amour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrpCsmdPZpc)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on August 16, 2013, 09:47:27 PM
I'm watching A Petal and The Puppetmaster. :)

I can change my match up, if someone else has already claimed one of these.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 16, 2013, 09:49:59 PM
Sandy pounces!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on August 16, 2013, 10:18:34 PM
 :))
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: 1SO on August 16, 2013, 10:32:03 PM
All of the remaining ones are blue. I would like to reserve Blues Harp and A Brighter Summer Day.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 17, 2013, 12:38:27 AM
I'll take The Wedding Banquet and Temptress Moon.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 17, 2013, 08:39:32 AM
I'll take The Wedding Banquet and Temptress Moon.
This matchup sponsored by Sam the Cinema Snob. Enjoy.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on August 17, 2013, 05:07:11 PM
I actually took The Wedding Banquet at the top of this page, but that was just an arbitrary selection. Ill do Good Men, Good Women vs Green Fish instead I suppose.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 17, 2013, 07:22:35 PM
I actually took The Wedding Banquet at the top of this page, but that was just an arbitrary selection. Ill do Good Men, Good Women vs Green Fish instead I suppose.

Oops Oops Oops! Sorry Jared! It's yours by rights... please take it! There's still lots left for me to choose from. The way these brackets go it might not be around next round to see! Sorry about that.  :(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on August 17, 2013, 07:35:59 PM
I just got word from Netflix that they are now sending me Lifeline after a long wait (although it continued to say "short wait").  I should have my reviews in a week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on August 17, 2013, 08:04:13 PM
I actually took The Wedding Banquet at the top of this page, but that was just an arbitrary selection. Ill do Good Men, Good Women vs Green Fish instead I suppose.

Oops Oops Oops! Sorry Jared! It's yours by rights... please take it! There's still lots left for me to choose from. The way these brackets go it might not be around next round to see! Sorry about that.  :(

Ok. I will stick with it. Good Men Good Women goes back to not assigned (still lookin forward to that one too)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on August 17, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
Great, I'll go with Temptress Moon and Whisper of the Heart instead. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on September 12, 2013, 05:00:33 PM
I finally updated the list of available films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg196700#msg196700) and the third round results and schedule (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg733109#msg733109).

Who needs a new matchup? Newcomers welcome! (¡Keith!? WillMunny? jascook? JakeIsntFake?)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: WillMunny on September 12, 2013, 06:30:58 PM
Who needs a new matchup? Newcomers welcome! (WillMunny?)

pixote

yes!
I'll go with
Center Stage  (Stanley Kwan, 1992, Hong Kong) versus Sopyonje  (Im Kwon-taek, 1993, South Korea)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 13, 2013, 12:09:49 AM
hmm, Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan) & In The Heat of the Sun (Wen Jiang, 1994, China)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on September 27, 2013, 01:36:46 AM
Next I'll take: The Cherry Orchard vs. Farewell My Concubine.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on October 29, 2013, 06:12:53 PM
Felt guilty taking all the Netflix available, and for doing like a fourth of the verdicts in this round. If no one is taking them though....Ill do Happy End vs Siao Yu
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on November 29, 2013, 02:32:00 PM
Updated! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4514.msg733109#msg733109)

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: WillMunny on November 30, 2013, 07:09:02 AM
I will take

Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan) versus Flowers of Shanghai  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)

I have the Hou, I hope Pixote can help me to get the Chang.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2013, 06:09:00 PM
Updated list of the movies still up for grabs that are available on youtube with english subtitles.

Chungking Express (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euwk0ZSTCDA&list=PLC0F1F3C45808E889#noembed)

Flirting Scholar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMicDPn3RS8#noembed)

Vive L’Amour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrpCsmdPZpc#noembed)



Already taken

Raise the Red Lantern (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZvjPDD4vE#noembed)

Rice People (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0E_zz5Apfk&list=PLn6aAjP9yyjfUgTNkriA2KoPUB8dKcd3B#noembed)

A Brighter Summer Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2bQItwiPmc#noembed)

Center Stage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEZx4Q_ljR0#noembed)

The Cherry Orchard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH-NQs0yqBU#noembed)

Comrades: Almost a Love Story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=titr6EeZU3E#noembed)

In The Heat of the Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1BuJFq801U&list=PL91A34E2F74C3A48E#noembed)

A Petal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxYokw4C6mw#noembed)

The Puppetmaster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR3l-Vbl4ds&list=PL1B5875A98887CF59#noembed)

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2013, 06:25:06 PM
I'll take Flirting Scholar and Cageman.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on December 03, 2013, 07:06:34 PM
I haven't forgotten my two (A Petal and The Puppetmaster)! I'll try and prioritize those, so I won't hold up the works!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
I'll try and prioritize those, so I won't hold up the works!

(http://images.wikia.com/en.futurama/images/d/da/Fry_Looking_Squint.jpg)

Can't tell if mocking snail paced marathon or being considerate.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 03, 2013, 07:45:21 PM
I'll take Flirting Scholar and Cageman.
You're in for some fun.  ;)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on December 03, 2013, 07:46:59 PM
Can't tell if mocking snail paced marathon or being considerate.

:))

I'm so lame when it comes to sarcasm, that I didn't even think of that. My post was purely motivated by guilt!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2013, 07:57:01 PM
I'll take Flirting Scholar and Cageman.
You're in for some fun.  ;)

I'm not generally a slap-stick guy, but the imdb review for Flirting Scholar said something like "forget Shaolin Soccer, this is better". And I thought Shaolin Soccer was pretty fun so I figured eh why not. :) I also watched a few minutes of it and chuckled.

I'm so lame when it comes to sarcasm, that I didn't even think of that. My post was purely motivated by guilt!

:)) Honest Sandy.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on December 06, 2013, 02:03:51 PM
      VERDICT FOR                        VERDICT AGAINST                    VERDICT BY
(01)  Made in Hong Kong                  Mahjong                            flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg470813#msg470813)
(13)  A Mongolian Tale                   Nostalgia for the Countryside      flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg477267#msg477267)
(16)  The King of Comedy                 He's a Woman, She's a Man          flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg480818#msg480818)
(20)  Too Many Ways to Be No. 1          Full Contact                       flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg484604#msg484604)
(31)  Down the Drain                     Lies                               flieger (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg508822#msg508822)


I've rescued these verdicts from the ether, because it seriously hurt me to have pieces of this bracket missing.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on December 06, 2013, 07:58:04 PM
I don't know how you did it, but it's awesome that you did. And you're right, it would be sad not to have all the matchups documented after all this time.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on January 31, 2014, 12:46:16 PM
I want to watch Good Men, Good Women next, but am up for any of the remaining films in the black text. Ill take a Netflix one if necessary, but does anyone got a link to a Unavailible one that isn't Cageman or Woman Sesame Oil Maker (seen and already advanced both of those  :) )
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on February 06, 2014, 06:05:30 PM
On second thought, Ill take Vive L'amour vs Slight Fever of a 20 Year Old.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on May 17, 2014, 04:08:15 PM
Have to change back to Slight Fever vs Good Men, Good Women....the Vive L'amour link doesnt work anymore :-\
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 17, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
Thanks for bumping this thread. I needed a reminder about this project. Bracket films aren't a part of my routine. I should shoot for 1 match-up ever couple months at least.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on May 17, 2014, 05:36:46 PM
I try to do one a month but Slight Fever has been on Netflix very long wait for a very long time
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 27, 2014, 12:05:57 PM
I can try to do A Dedicated Life vs Country Teachers, although Netflix has them both on Very Long Wait (which often has meant never) and nobody minds me hogging all the Netflix availible films...I think this is the last one in the black text.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on August 26, 2014, 02:21:39 PM
I've dropped the ball on my matchup.

I've seen The Puppetmaster, but A Petal isn't subtitled on youtube. Does anyone have access to A Petal and can take it for me? What other movies are still left on the list?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on August 26, 2014, 03:03:30 PM
I'm sure we can dropbox it for you. I'll try to do it by end of the week.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on February 03, 2015, 06:56:04 PM
I couldn't find the second half of my matchup (Cagemen) for the longest time but it's back on Youtube now. So I'm going to make it happen very soon. Thanks for the reminder again Jared.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on February 03, 2015, 09:01:48 PM
Found Flowers of Shanghai. I can watch that and one of the black titles, although Ive seen Slight Fever, Cageman, Woman Sesame Oil Make, and A Dedicated Life and I dont have any of the others
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on March 24, 2015, 11:24:36 AM
Is there an up-to-date list of what has still to be picked for a match-up?  I can definitely do a match-up based on what's in the Results and Schedule thread, but those appear to have already been chosen by others.

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 29, 2015, 12:41:53 PM
is anyone ever going to do this again? Its been 8 months since a verdict, and 14 since one not by me.

I've got Round 3 movies Ive been really waiting to see that I might just watch...
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on June 29, 2015, 12:51:22 PM
I wish someone would do the matchup I wasn't able to. The Puppetmaster and A Petal. There aren't that many films left for this round are there?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 29, 2015, 12:52:19 PM
Let me see if I can dedicate some time to this during the week. I will likely release all outstanding matchups and put those films back up for grabs.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on June 29, 2015, 12:53:10 PM
I think there are a half dozen match ups or so but Im not really sure what is done and what is assigned right now. I don't want to do anymore this round. I think I've done like 10 of the eventual 50  :o

A lot of new members here that ought to jump in if they are interested.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 29, 2015, 12:54:33 PM
A lot of new members here that ought to jump in if they are interested.

I might stop resurrecting films so that I can do a matchup or two myself. There are so many films I'm anxious to see.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 29, 2015, 01:29:53 PM
Okay, I've cleared the outstanding matchups, putting all the films back up for grabs. We're fourteen matchups away from completing the third round. Here are the 28 films available:

Below are the films that have yet to be matched up for the third round (for the complete list of every film in the bracket, look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg145637#msg145637)).

You can create your own matchup from this list.  Let me know if you need help sourcing a title.

The titles below link to IMDb to help you find ones that sound interesting to you.

All third round matchups must pair one film in blue with one film in black.


AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

After Life  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After Life)
Chungking Express  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Chungking Express)
Farewell My Concubine  (Chen Kaige, 1993, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Farewell My Concubine)
Flirting Scholar  (Lee Lik-Chi, 1993, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Flirting Scholar)
Kids Return  (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Kids Return)
Perfect Blue  (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Perfect Blue)
Princess Mononoke  (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Princess Mononoke)
Shanghai Triad  (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shanghai Triad)


UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Artists in Wonderland  (Makoto Satô, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Artists in Wonderland)
A Borrowed Life  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1994, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Borrowed Life)
Cageman  (Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung, 1992, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Cageman)
The Cherry Orchard  (Shun Nakahara, 1990, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Cherry Orchard)
Flowers of Shanghai  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Flowers of Shanghai)
In The Heat of the Sun  (Wen Jiang, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=In The Heat of the Sun)
M/Other  (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=M/Other)
Made in Hong Kong  (Fruit Chan, 1997, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Made in Hong Kong)
A Mongolian Tale  (Xie Fei, 1995, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Mongolian Tale)
My Rice Noodle Shop  (Yang Xie, 1998, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Rice Noodle Shop)
Musuko  (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Musuko)
A Petal  (Jang Sun-Woo, 1996, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Petal)
The Puppetmaster  (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1993, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Puppetmaster)
Sleeping Man  (Kôhei Oguri, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleeping Man)
Spring in my Hometown  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spring in my Hometown)
Summer Snow  (Ann Hui, 1995, Hong Kong) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Summer Snow)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tonight Nobody Goes Home)
Vive L'Amour  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Vive L'Amour)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald  (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker  (Xie Fei, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Woman Sesame Oil Maker)

If we can get 14 people to jump back into this bracket, track down some of these hard-to-find titles, and post some verdicts, we could definitely start the fourth round by the end of the summer.

If we want to participate, just post your desired matchup here. Make sure to pair one film in blue with one film in black. If you're not sure what this is all about, please ask!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 29, 2015, 02:09:52 PM
My access to harder to get titles is reduced at the present moment. :(
I do have a matchup in mind but I wouldn't want to claim it without an idea if I'd be able to get them to watch.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 29, 2015, 02:28:13 PM
I have watched Flirting Scholar vs Cagemen... actually I watched Flirting Scholar twice because I couldn't tell if I had seen it before, but I'm pretty sure I have. I'll write something brief about the experiences and be done with it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on June 29, 2015, 02:44:02 PM
Lots of great films in that unavailable pile. If anyone wants a crack at them, I can dropbox them?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on June 29, 2015, 11:18:56 PM
I'm going to try for M/Other vs. A Petal. Tentative claim.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on June 30, 2015, 02:10:06 AM
I'd like to re-watch Chungking Express and watch Vive L'amour.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 30, 2015, 03:26:16 AM
I'd like to re-watch Chungking Express and watch Vive L'amour.

Those are both top seeds (blue). Do you have access to any lower seeds (black) to match them against?

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on June 30, 2015, 03:29:43 PM
I'll try this, eventually.

I pick Perfect Blue and Made In Hong Kong from the list. How soon should the verdict be posted?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on June 30, 2015, 03:32:55 PM
I'll try this, eventually.

I pick Perfect Blue and Made In Hong Kong from the list. How soon should the verdict be posted?

Yay for new blood!!!

There are no true deadlines (as evidenced by how old this project is), but I think a good goal to set for yourself is to have a verdict completed in 2-4 weeks. Some people have had bracket stretches where they've posted four verdict in a single week. Other people posted four verdicts in four years.

It can be addicting, especially when you start discovering some gems you never would have seen otherwise.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on July 01, 2015, 06:09:09 PM
KG is back up.
Let's do The Puppetmaster vs A Mongolian Tale
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on July 01, 2015, 06:10:06 PM
Puppetmaster still not in its correct ratio  :'(
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 02, 2015, 03:31:51 AM
How does this work ?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on July 02, 2015, 06:15:30 AM
How does this work ?

You choose 1 blue and 1 black movie from the list.
Watch them both.
Write a mini review and decide which one you think is the better movie.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 02, 2015, 09:52:34 AM
so far we have whittled 300 movies down to about 70. It is a fun time.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on July 11, 2015, 10:36:10 PM
I'll take Princess Mononoke v. Welcome Back, Mr.McDonald.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 11, 2015, 11:27:05 PM
I'll take Princess Mononoke v. Welcome Back, Mr.McDonald.

You're a prince.

Of thieves or of tides or of the city, I'm not sure.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 12, 2015, 12:36:29 PM
Keep saying Im done for the round but I'd rather keep going. Can I do Flowers of Shanghai vs Kids Return?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on July 12, 2015, 01:23:02 PM
I'd like to re-watch Chungking Express and watch Vive L'amour.

Those are both top seeds (blue). Do you have access to any lower seeds (black) to match them against?

pixote

I found out that watching Vive is going to be difficult.  I'll see what Summer Snow is like.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on July 13, 2015, 02:58:32 AM
Below are the films that have yet to be matched up for the third round (for the complete list of every film in the bracket, look here (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4309.msg145637#msg145637)).

All third round matchups must pair one film in blue with one film in black.


AVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

After Life  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=After Life)
Farewell My Concubine  (Chen Kaige, 1993, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Farewell My Concubine)
Shanghai Triad  (Zhang Yimou, 1995, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Shanghai Triad)


UNAVAILABLE FROM NETFLIX

Artists in Wonderland  (Makoto Satô, 1998, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Artists in Wonderland)
A Borrowed Life  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1994, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Borrowed Life)
The Cherry Orchard  (Shun Nakahara, 1990, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Cherry Orchard)
In The Heat of the Sun  (Wen Jiang, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=In The Heat of the Sun)
My Rice Noodle Shop  (Yang Xie, 1998, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=My Rice Noodle Shop)
Musuko  (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Musuko)
Sleeping Man  (Kôhei Oguri, 1996, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Sleeping Man)
Spring in my Hometown  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spring in my Hometown)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tonight Nobody Goes Home)
Vive L'Amour  (Tsai Ming-liang, 1994, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Vive L'Amour)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker  (Xie Fei, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Woman Sesame Oil Maker)


      Third Round Results

      VERDICT FOR                        VERDICT AGAINST                    VERDICT BY
(37)  Cageman                            Flirting Scholar                   smirnoff (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg809865#msg809865)
(38)  The Puppetmaster                   A Mongolian Tale                   Beavermoose (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg811998#msg811998)


      Upcoming Matchups

      FILM #1                            FILM #2                            ASSIGNED TO
(39)  M/Other                            A Petal                            Bondo
(40)  Perfect Blue                       Made in Hong Kong                  Knocked Out Loaded
(41)  Princess Mononoke                  Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald         mañana
(42)  Flowers of Shanghai                Kids Return                        Jared
(43)  Chungking Express                  Summer Snow                        oldkid


     Resurrection Reviews

  ▪  The King of Comedy (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg810494#msg810494)
  ▪  Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg810498#msg810498)


Updated!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 15, 2015, 02:22:39 PM
I'll try In the Heat of the Sun vs Farewell my Concubine.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: MartinTeller on July 15, 2015, 05:09:05 PM
Two great movies!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 15, 2015, 08:41:52 PM
Even if you're only half right I'll be a happy camper. :))
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 16, 2015, 02:55:38 PM
I'll take Vive l'Amour vs My Rice Noodle Soup.

I can't say when I'll be able to find them though.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on July 16, 2015, 04:41:45 PM
More new blood...nice! I havent seen either one of those. Wanted to watch Vive l'Amour but was having a hard time finding it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on July 21, 2015, 08:41:01 PM
I will attempt Shanghai Triad vs Sleeping Man if I can.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on July 26, 2015, 11:53:14 AM
Of the six films I would label as bracket discoveries, four have been eliminated in the third round and the other two have yet to be paired. :-\

#resurrection
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 04, 2016, 10:54:41 AM
Remember when this was a thing we did?  :-\
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on February 04, 2016, 06:23:24 PM
yes.. sadly I think I have the 2 films that I am suppose to watch around but I am not sure which they are.  I will try to find that out and get to them this month.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on February 04, 2016, 06:47:30 PM
I had trouble finding one of the films in the match up I chose but made a point of trying to track it down just a couple days ago and managed to find a working source. So I'm good to go now.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2016, 06:50:48 PM
I've been quiet lately. But I will have more free time soon. And activity here would certainly encourage that.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on February 04, 2016, 09:26:40 PM
I'll take another match up!

How about?
After Life  (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
VS
Artists in Wonderland  (Makoto Satô, 1998, Japan)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on February 04, 2016, 11:21:35 PM
Good work with the buggy whip, Sam! You got this convey movin' again. :))
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on February 05, 2016, 02:32:12 AM
Had totally forgotten about this but I'll be here when my Top 100 Club month is over!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 05, 2016, 10:48:53 AM
Good work with the buggy whip, Sam! You got this convey movin' again. :))
Yea, get back to work! I'm rearing for the next round.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: roujin on February 05, 2016, 11:26:08 AM
I think of all the films that are now available that weren't when we started this thing a lot.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: tinyholidays on March 02, 2016, 07:20:08 PM
Hmm. I just read through a lot of old bracket reviews and got excited about this project. What a project! But I can't seem to get hold of any of the films in black to take a new match-up. I'll leave it to the better-connected of us.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2016, 01:04:31 AM
I did watch half of my matchup (Shanghai Triad), and quite frankly it was a terrible bore. It's the only Yimou Zhang film I've seen that was a chore to get through. I can't believe it beat out Qiu Ju in round 1, which I consider a really good film from Zhang! It's no surprised however to see it beat Dr. Akagi in round 2... that was a dreadful experience.

I still have to watch Sleeping Man, but unless it actually puts me to sleep I'll be inclined to send Shanghai Triad packing. Has anyone else seen ST? Martin? Did it work for you at all?

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 07, 2016, 01:52:50 AM
shanghai triad was a favorite of mine when I saw it, long long ago.

I'm excited to get back into this bracket as well. Soon!!!

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on May 07, 2016, 11:54:30 AM
Got half of my match up finished too. Want the right mood to strike me for Flowers of Shanghai though so I can give it the focus it deserves
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on May 07, 2016, 07:21:39 PM
It needs to have you when you can focus.. don't watch it if you are have distractions. 
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on May 26, 2016, 11:04:37 AM
I saw a Dr.Mack DVD in Hong Kong today which claims the film had been HD remastered. This is probably a sign.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 26, 2016, 12:53:50 PM
Tequila!!!

I'd been planning to kickstart this bracket again this week. Your appearance is definitely a sign.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Tequila on May 27, 2016, 11:05:43 AM
Hi pix.
So what's going on here? It's been so long I have actually forgotten: did we leave things unfinished?

Great to see so many familiar names are still active here by the way. It's been too long.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Sandy on May 27, 2016, 11:19:31 AM
Hi Tequila!

So great to see you. :)
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 28, 2016, 01:19:28 AM
(http://538568935715790560.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/2/9/26297893/7478302_orig.jpg)

...and we're off. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4514.0)

After about two months of researching titles and their availability, and gathering ballots to trim down the entrants, the post quoted above officially kicked off this bracket. September 13, 2008. Almost eight years ago. Two thousand eight hundred thirteen days ago, to be exact. Barack Obama was still a presidential candidate, racing against John McCain. Lehman Brothers was two days away from declaring bankruptcy. Burn After Reading was the number one movie at the US box office.

Of the original 351 films under consideration, smirnoff had seen just 8 of the films. He has gone on two watch another 62 bracket films (and counting) — the most of any regular contributor. A grand total of 285 verdicts have been posted to date (not including resurrection reviews), with far too many of those by Filmspotters now absent:

          Filmspotter         
     Verdicts     
          Date of Last Post         
smirnoff
31
Active
BlueVoid
25
February 03, 2015
Melvil
24
Active
Bondo
17
Active
edgar00
16
January 27, 2012
Jared
16
Active
roujin
16
Active
worm@work
15
January 20, 2014
Bill Thompson
14
June 09, 2015
Sam the Cinema Snob
9
February 29, 2016
tinyholidays
9
Active
sdedalus
8
Active
1SO
7
Active
ProperCharlie
7
April 01, 2015
Beavermoose
6
Active
duder
5
November 14, 2010
FifthCityMuse
5
Active
flieger
5
November 06, 2013
mañana
5
Active
Tequila
5
Active
Clovis8
4
July 12, 2015
Gobman
4
May 09, 2010
Verite
4
Active
Colleen
3
June 21, 2010
jbissell
3
Active
jdc
3
Active
'Noke
3
July 10, 2014
oldkid
3
Active
FLYmeatwad
2
Active
Thor
2
May 24, 2014
Wilson
2
July 29, 2013
Dave the Necrobumper
1
Active
JokerXgg
1
December 05, 2012
MartinTeller
1
Active
michael x
1
March 04, 2015
Sandy
1
Active
THATguy
1
December 03, 2013
WillMunny
1
April 13, 2014

All those names in red make me fairly melancholy and nostalgic, but the legacy of this bracket and makes me happy enough to compensate. Reading through random pages of the verdicts thread is always a pleasure. As smirnoff pointed out recently, some of these film have been discussed in more depth here than anywhere else on the internet. That's pretty amazing.

Of the 301 films that made it into the bracket, only 59 remain. We're so close to the end, and it's far past time to get there.

Here are the six outstanding matchups:

      FILM #1                            FILM #2                            ASSIGNED TO
(42)  Perfect Blue                       Made in Hong Kong                  Knocked Out Loaded
(43)  Princess Mononoke                  Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald         mañana
(44)  Flowers of Shanghai                Kids Return                        Jared
(45)  Chungking Express                  Summer Snow                        oldkid
(46)  Vive L'Amour                       My Rice Noodle Shop                DarkeningHumour
(47)  Shanghai Triad                     Sleeping Man                       smirnoff

Please check in here to confirm that you're committed to completing your assignment.

Here are the six films left to be paired up:

A Borrowed Life  (Wu Nien-Jen, 1994, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=A Borrowed Life)
The Cherry Orchard  (Shun Nakahara, 1990, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=The Cherry Orchard)
Musuko  (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Musuko)
Spring in my Hometown  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Spring in my Hometown)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Tonight Nobody Goes Home)
Woman Sesame Oil Maker  (Xie Fei, 1994, China) (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=tt&q=Woman Sesame Oil Maker)

These are all pretty hard to find — but certainly not impossible, especially if you're able to take advantage of interlibrary loan and/or the darker corners of the internet. Plus, both A Borrowed Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVNoDYR11mQ#no) and The Cherry Orchard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhyxsZLku1s#no) look to be available on Youtube with English subtitles.

Is anyone new able to sign up for a matchup? (Remember, you have to pair one film in blue with one film in black.)

Resurrection reviews forthcoming.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: jdc on May 28, 2016, 01:45:12 AM
I tried but can't find any in black to pair with one available in blue
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Teproc on May 28, 2016, 03:19:51 AM
I tried but can't find any in black to pair with one available in blue

My trusty library network doesn't have any of the three, I might try to see if I can find them on the Internet but I don't see why I'd have more success than anyone else.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Jared on May 28, 2016, 10:34:03 AM
Still in for my matchup. Just kind of stopped because everyone else had and I had done a few too many this round for my liking. I'll finish it in the next 2-3 weeks
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on May 28, 2016, 10:46:47 AM
Spring in my Hometown  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan)

These two don't seem to be available in the usual spots.
But all the other are online.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 28, 2016, 12:06:04 PM
Spring in my Hometown  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan)

These two don't seem to be available in the usual spots.

I'll try to remedy that this week.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on May 28, 2016, 05:33:14 PM
I thought I had found Summer Snow... turns out to be a lame Christian film that I found with the same title.  Can anyone help me here?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 28, 2016, 05:44:26 PM
I thought I had found Summer Snow... turns out to be a lame Christian film that I found with the same title.  Can anyone help me here?

Here you go. (http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/gM2sKXDs8Po) You just have to get past like a minute of ads at the beginning, I think.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: oldkid on May 28, 2016, 06:06:55 PM
Thank you!

Anyone interested in purchasing a lame Christian film?
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Beavermoose on May 28, 2016, 10:58:22 PM
Spring in my Hometown  (Lee Kwangmo, 1998, South Korea)
Tonight Nobody Goes Home  (Sylvia Chang, 1996, Taiwan)

These two don't seem to be available in the usual spots.

I'll try to remedy that this week.

pixote

If you can, I'll do that match up!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: mañana on May 28, 2016, 11:16:06 PM
He has gone on two watch another 62 bracket films (and counting) — the most of any regular contributor.
:o I tip my hat.

Please check in here to confirm that you're committed to completing your assignment.
Definitely still committed.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: Bondo on May 28, 2016, 11:50:40 PM
I could claim a pair right now, but the one blue option available to me is nearly three hours and that worries me. Is this gonna be Yi Yi all over again? If things aren't claimed in a couple days, I'll go ahead and grab it.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: pixote on May 28, 2016, 11:54:46 PM
Is this gonna be Yi Yi all over again?

Pretty much, yeah.

pixote
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: chardy999 on May 29, 2016, 01:54:38 PM
I've had a look at my spreadsheet - I have seen a whopping 8 films from 1990s Far East. Ever.

If I can access them I am in.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 29, 2016, 08:41:01 PM
He has gone on two watch another 62 bracket films (and counting) — the most of any regular contributor.
:o I tip my hat.

I second that. Loudly.

I had no idea smirnoff was such a Far East aficionado.

Please check in here to confirm that you're committed to completing your assignment.

Committed, to the best of my ability to find the second one.
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: BlueVoid on June 01, 2016, 12:10:06 AM
Excited that this might actually get done!

I'm in for The Cherry Orchard vs. whatever I can get a hold of...

Edit: My match up is: The Cherry Orchard vs. Musuko

Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: smirnoff on June 01, 2016, 11:39:35 PM
Sleeping Man is in the chamber. I'll pull the trigger tomorrow morning. I may watch it in chunks, but I'll get through it!
Title: Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
Post by: ProperCharlie on June 03, 2016, 04:10:36 PM
Hi all

Thanks for kicking this into life again pi