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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #830 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 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.

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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 Sat˘, 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)
Kager˘ (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 Sat˘, 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 (K˘hei 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)
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 #831 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.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #832 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.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #833 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.

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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 #834 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.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #835 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
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #836 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.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #837 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)


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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #838 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)

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #839 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.

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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.