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Directors MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #223 - THE FILMS OF KIYOSHI KUROSAWA

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brook K, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    Volume #223 - Kiyoshi Kurosawa

    Ghost Cop (2004)
    Doppelgänger (2003)
    Bright Future (2003)
    Pulse (2001)
    Seance (2000) (TV)
    Barren Illusions (1999)
    Charisma (1999)
    License to Live (1998)
    Gakkô no kaidan G (1998) (TV) (story "Kodama")
    Serpent's Path (1998)
    Eyes of the Spider (1998)
    Cure (1997)
    The Revenge: A Scar That Never Disappears (1997)
    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (1996) (TV)
    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996)
    Katte ni shiyagare!! Gyakuten keikaku (1996)
    Door 3 (1996)
    The Guard from the Underground (1992)
    Abunai hanashi mugen monogatari (1989)
    Sweet Home (1989)
    The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985)
    Kandagawa Wars (1983)
     
  2. Brook K

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    Starting as a maker of Yakuza b-flicks, Kurosawa has gone on to become a popular cult director. I think his film Cure is the best horror film of the '90's, but I haven't seen anything else by him that has had close to the effect that one had.

    *1. Cure - A (also the only one I've seen on film and one of those all-too rare experiences where I knew absolutely nothing about the film before I saw it)

    2. Tokyo Sonata - A-
    *3. License to Live - A-
    4. Bright Future - A- (I still can't articulate what drew me to this film, maybe it's the jellyfish)
    *5. Pulse - B (Much more highly thought of in horror/cult circles than I found it to be)
    *6. Charisma - B (This is a very odd film, sometimes in good ways, sometimes in virtually incoherent ones)
    7. Retribution - B
    8. Séance - B-
    9. The Guard from Underground - C

    10. Doppelganger - C (Didn't think this one worked very well)

    Own: 4
     
  3. SteveGon

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    Ghost Cop (2004)
    Doppelgänger (2003) ***
    Bright Future (2003) ***
    Pulse (2001) ***1/2
    Seance (2000) (TV)

    Barren Illusions (1999)
    Charisma (1999) ***
    License to Live (1998)
    Gakkô no kaidan G (1998) (TV) (story "Kodama")
    Serpent's Path (1998)
    Eyes of the Spider (1998)
    Cure (1997)
    The Revenge: A Scar That Never Disappears (1997)
    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (1996) (TV)
    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996)
    Katte ni shiyagare!! Gyakuten keikaku (1996)
    Door 3 (1996)
    The Guard from the Underground (1992)
    Abunai hanashi mugen monogatari (1989)
    Sweet Home (1989)
    The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985)
    Kandagawa Wars (1983)


    Bolded films I've seen.

    Definitely a director with some interesting work. [​IMG] Still need to see Pulse.


    Double-bill it with Seance on a Wet Afternoon (both are taken from the same source material).
     
  4. george kaplan

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    I've heard of Kurosawa, but not this Kurosawa, and I've certainly never seen any of his films.
     
  5. Justin_S

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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:

    1: Kaïro (2001) *****
    2: Cure (1997) ****½
    3: Charisma (1999) ****½
    4: Bright Future (2003) ****½
    5: Retribution (2006) ***
    6: Seance (2000) (TV) ***
    7: Doppelgänger (2003) **

    Own 4
     
  6. Bill McA

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    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Tokyo Sonata (2008) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Retribution (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Loft (2005)
    Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
    Ghost Cop (2004)
    Doppelgänger (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Bright Future (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Kaïro (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Seance (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Barren Illusions (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Charisma (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    License to Live (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Gakkô no kaidan G (1998) (TV) (story "Kodama")
    Serpent's Path (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Eyes of the Spider (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Cure (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Revenge: A Scar That Never Disappears (1997)
    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (1996) (TV)
    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996)
    Katte ni shiyagare!! Gyakuten keikaku (1996)
    Door 3 (1996)
    The Guard from the Underground (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Abunai hanashi mugen monogatari (1989)
    Sweet Home (1989)
    The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985)
    Kandagawa Wars (1983)

    Seen 13
    Own 12

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa is the 13th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
     
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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    KIYOSHI KUROSAWA (1955 - )


    Tokyo Sonata (2008)

    Retribution (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Loft (2005)
    Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

    Ghost Cop (2004)

    Doppelgänger (2003)

    Bright Future (2003)

    Pulse (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seance (2000)

    Barren Illusions (1999)

    Charisma (1999)

    License to Live (1998)

    Gakkô no kaidan G (1998) (story "Kodama")

    Serpent's Path (1998)

    Eyes of the Spider (1998)

    Cure (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The Revenge: A Scar That Never Disappears (1997)

    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (1996)

    Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996)

    Katte ni shiyagare!! Gyakuten keikaku (1996)

    Door 3 (1996)

    The Guard from the Underground (1992)

    Abunai hanashi mugen monogatari (1989)

    Sweet Home (1989)

    The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985)

    Kandagawa Wars (1983)
     
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    Kairo/Pulse ***1/2
     
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    License to Live - A-
     
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    The Guard From Underground ***
     
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    Updated with Bright Future (2003) and Charisma (1999).
     
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    Bright Future (2003) - 7/10
    Pulse (2001) - 7/10
    Seance (2000) (TV) - 5/10
    Cure (1997) - 7/10


    What he did with Seance was pretty awful, especially compared to the 1964 film. Other than that, he's interesting, but I have yet to be really impressed.
     
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    Retribution (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 12
    Own 10
     
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    Retribution (2006)
     
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    Tokyo Sonata (2008) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seen 13
    Own 11
     
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    Retribution - B
    The Guard From Underground - C
     
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    Séance - B-
     
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    Tokyo Sonata - A-
     

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