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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1610 on: September 26, 2017, 09:02:01 PM »
Yeah I'm in.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1611 on: September 28, 2017, 06:35:52 AM »
Definitely in!
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1612 on: September 30, 2017, 11:49:55 PM »
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1613 on: October 06, 2017, 04:04:22 AM »
Fifth round matchups are now available. Here's the randomized order in which matchups will be selected:

1. Sam the Cinema Snob
2. Knocked Out Loaded
3. Jared
4. BlueVoid
5. Teproc
6. Sandy
7. ProperCharlie
8. smirnoff
9. pixote
10. PeacefulAnarchy
11. oldkid
12. Beavermoose

The possible matchups are listed in this post. It's the same concept as before matching up one film in blue with one film in black except now the films are split into four groups. So, for example, Chungking Express (a blue film in Group A), has to be matched up against either Cageman, Cure, Farewell My Concubine, or Moving (the four films in black in Group A).

Remember, this round is a best-of-three, so you'll have the choice of either creating your own matchup (from the unmatched films) or joining onto an existing matchup. You can even team up with someone else and present a combined verdict (though that's optional). If the first two people don't agree on which film in a matchup should advance, then it'll go back up for grabs for a third person to break the tie.

Hopefully that doesn't sound overly complicated. I'm sure it'll seem straightforward once we get moving.

Okay, Sam, you're up!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1614 on: October 06, 2017, 04:59:12 AM »
Yay !

Don't know how to feel about all the films I advanced save one (Raise the Red Lantern) being in the lower bracket. I guess it means I've got good times ahead of me ?

I do feel bad for the black films in the A bracket. They're doomed !
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1615 on: October 06, 2017, 07:37:03 AM »
Group B has the most I haven't seen and I'm thinking After Life vs. Rebels of the Neon God.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1616 on: October 06, 2017, 09:50:26 AM »
I can take on Flowers Of Shanghai against Hard Boiled in group D.
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1617 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:14 AM »
Movies I haven't seen really starting to thin out! I think 90% of the ones I've watch have been a part of this too so that is pretty neat.

I'll do The Scent of Green Papaya vs After the Rain in Group B

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1618 on: October 06, 2017, 01:39:37 PM »
GROUP C

Comrades, Almost a Love Story  (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)  [YouTube]
Happy Together  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)  [DVD/BD, YouTube]
Only Yesterday  (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)  [DVD/BD]
Whisper of the Heart  (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995, Japan)  [DVD/BD]
Audition  (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)  [DVD/BD, Digital]
Days of Being Wild  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)  [DVD/BD]
Like Grains of Sand  (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Made in Hong Kong  (Fruit Chan, 1997, Hong Kong)  [YouTube]

The final bracket of 32 films contains eleven resurrected films (I'm relevant!), six of which all fell into this same group.

I do feel bad for the black films in the A bracket. They're doomed !

Here's how these final films fared against each other in the earlier rounds:

Rice People defeated Spring in My Hometown (Thor, Round 1)
Rice People defeated Raise the Red Lantern (smirnoff, Round 3)
Vive L'Amour defeated Made in Hong Kong (Jared, Round 3)
After the Rain defeated Hard Boiled (smirnoff, Round 4)
Rice People defeated Audition (Teproc, Round 4)
Farewell My Concubine defeated Only Yesterday (oldkid, Round 4)

Clearly whatever blue film faces Rice People is in trouble. What a giant killer.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #1619 on: October 06, 2017, 02:05:16 PM »
I've been waiting years to watch Farewell My Concubine for this bracket. Now is the time!

Raise the Red Lantern vs. Farewell my Concubine.

I've seen Red Lantern before, but not in a long time. I also always get it confused with Farewell my Concubine, so really tge match up was clandestine.
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