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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #780 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!)

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #781 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.
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #782 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! ;)

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #783 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.
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #784 on: June 08, 2010, 09:45:42 PM »
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #785 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...


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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #786 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.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #787 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.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #788 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

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #789 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.

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