Directors Even More Directors Series - Volume Twenty Eight - Shohei Imamura

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  1. SteveGon

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    Notable Japanese director.


    11'09''01 - September 11 (2002) (segment "Japan")
    ... aka 11 minutes 9 secondes 1 image (France)
    ... aka 11 septembre 2001 (Iran: Farsi title)
    ... aka 11'09''01: Onze minutes, neuf secondes, un cadre (France)
    ... aka Onze minutes, neuf secondes, un cadre (France)
    ... aka September 11 (USA)
    Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu (2001)
    ... aka De l'eau tiède sous un pont rouge (France)
    ... aka Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (International: English title)
    Kanzo sensei (1998)
    ... aka Dr. Akagi (USA)
    ... aka Kanzo sensei (France)
    Unagi (1997)
    ... aka The Eel (USA)
    Kuroi ame (1989)
    ... aka Black Rain (USA: literal English title)
    Zegen (1987)
    Narayama bushiko (1983)
    ... aka Ballad of Narayama
    Eijanaika (1981)
    ... aka Why Not?
    Fukushû suruwa wareniari (1979)
    ... aka Vengeance Is Mine
    Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975)
    Nippon Sengoshi - Madamu onboro no Seikatsu (1970)
    ... aka History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess
    Kamigami no Fukaki Yokubo (1968)
    ... aka Deep Desire of Gods
    ... aka Kuragejima - Legends from a Southern Island
    ... aka The Profound Desire of the Gods
    Ningen Johatsu (1967)
    ... aka A Man Vanishes
    Jinruigaku nyumon: Erogotshi yori (1966)
    ... aka The Amorists (USA)
    ... aka The Pornographer (UK)
    ... aka The Pornographers (USA: reissue title)
    ... aka The Pornographers: Introduction to Antropology (USA: complete title)
    Akai satsui (1964)
    ... aka Intentions of Murder
    ... aka Unholy Desire
    Nippon konchuki (1963)
    ... aka The Insect
    ... aka The Insect Woman
    Buta to gunkan (1961)
    ... aka Pigs and Battleships
    ... aka The Flesh Is Hot (USA)
    Nianchan (1959)
    ... aka My Second Brother
    Hateshinaki yokubo (1958)
    ... aka Endless Desire
    Nishi Ginza ekimae (1958)
    ... aka In Front of West Ginza Station (informal literal English title)
    ... aka Lights of Night
    ... aka Nishi Ginza Station
    Nusumareta yokujo (1958)
    ... aka Stolen Desire



    Rank 'em, rate 'em, or just say you've never heard of him.
     
  2. SteveGon

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    Films seen:

    The Ballad of Narayama **
    Warm Water Under a Red Bridge ***
    Dr. Akagi **[​IMG]
    Black Rain ***[​IMG]
    A Man Vanishes **[​IMG]
    Hogs and Warships ***
     
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    *1. Black Rain - A-
    2. Vengeance Is Mine - B+
    3. The Insect Woman - B+
    4. Pigs and Battleships - B+
    5. The Pornographers - B
    6. Intentions of Murder - B
    7. The Eel - B
    *8. The Ballad of Narayama - C+


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  4. george kaplan

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    I've heard of him, but haven't seen any of his yet.
     
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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    SHOHEI IMAMURA (1926 - 2006)

    September 11 (2002) (segment "Japan")
    Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
    Dr. Akagi (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Eel (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Black Rain (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Zegen (1987)
    Ballad of Narayama (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Eijanaika (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Vengeance Is Mine (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975)
    History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (1970)
    Profound Desires of the Gods (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Man Vanishes (1967)
    The Pornographers (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Intentions of Murder (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Insect Woman (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hogs and Warships (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    My Second Brother (1959)
    Endless Desire (1958)
    Nishi Ginza Station(1958)
    Stolen Desire (1958)
     
  6. Bill McA

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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings

    Shohei Imamura
    Sep 15, 1926 - May 30, 2006

    11'09''01 - September 11 (2002) (segment "Japan") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Dr. Akagi (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Eel (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Black Rain (1989) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Zegen (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Ballad of Narayama (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Eijanaika (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Vengeance Is Mine (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Profound Desire of the Gods (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Man Vanishes (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Pornographers (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Intentions of Murder (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Insect Woman (1963) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Pigs and Battleships (1961) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    My Second Brother (1959)
    Endless Desire (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nishi Ginza Station (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stolen Desire (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    The Ballad of Narayama - C+

    Nightmares, Bill?
     
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    I've never seen an Imamura film!

    I hope to remedy that this weekend, as I've got Eureka's MoC edition of "Vengeance is Mine" on the way! I'm looking forward to it, and I suspect Ken Ogata will be brilliant.
     
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    Yes, I just found the whole film to be immensely disturbing and depressing, particularly the scene showing what happens the family of the neighbor who steals the vegetables and the scenes at the end showing the sons taking their parents up to the mountains.

    The film just got under my skin and I haven't watched it again since.
     
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    Black Rain - A-
     
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    The Eel (1997) - 6/10
    Black Rain (1989) - 9/10
    Ballad of Narayama (1983) - 8/10
    Vengeance is Mine (1979) - 8/10
    The Pornographer (1966) - 7/10
    Intentions of Murder
    (1964) - 7/10
    The Insect Woman (1963) - 8/10
    Hogs and Warships (1961) - 8/10
     
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    Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

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    The Profound Desire of the Gods (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Intentions of Murder (1964) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

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    A Man Vanishes (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Pornographers (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

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    Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Nishi Ginza Station (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stolen Desire (1958) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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