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The Ultimate ASIAN Film Tournament


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#1 of 229 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 01 2003 - 04:31 AM

The Ultimate ASIAN Film Tournament

I have a feeling I’m going to regret this
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I’ve started us off with 100 films, so we need 28 more films for a complete field.

Rules:

Asian films ONLY (Japan, Hong Kong, India, etc.)

Theatrical films ONLY

Obscure films that get no votes will be thrown out & replaced with one of the Wild-card films that I’ll hold in reserve.

If you have to abstain, please name the film that you haven’t seen.

Everyone gets 5 nominations, seconds & thirds

MASTER LIST

Akira
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Hana-bi
Happy Together
The Hole
Spirited Away
Throne of Blood
Tokyo Story
Yi Yi

Round 3 winners

Ikiru
Red Sorghum
Seven Samurai
Stray Dog
Yojimbo



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#2 of 229 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted November 01 2003 - 04:51 AM

It seems that rather than have 19 Kurosawa movies, you could remove some of the lesser ones (Dodes-kaden, Dreams) and open up slots for more, shall we say, adventurous choices.

Nominate:
The Scent of Green Papaya
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
Drunken Master 2
What Time Is It There?
The River


#3 of 229 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 01 2003 - 05:06 AM

nevermind
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#4 of 229 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted November 01 2003 - 05:39 AM

Ooh, what'd I miss, what'd I miss??

#5 of 229 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted November 01 2003 - 05:52 AM

First question—where do you put the Middle East? If Iran is in Asia, there will be several additional noms.
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#6 of 229 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 01 2003 - 06:07 AM

Lew,

Iran seems to qualify so fire away Posted Image
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#7 of 229 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted November 01 2003 - 07:37 AM

I'll second:

The Vertical Ray of the Sun
What Time Is It There?


#8 of 229 OFFLINE   Simon_Lepine

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Posted November 01 2003 - 09:12 AM

Nice idea ...

I'll nominate:

After Life

And some more Miike:

Audition
Dead or Alive

#9 of 229 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 01 2003 - 10:13 AM

Current nominations

After Life
Dead or Alive *
The Scent of Green Papaya
The Vertical Ray of the Sun *
What Time Is It There? *

* seconded in need of a third

Re: The River - I'm afraid you'll have to be more specific though I'd assume it must either be found in the new releases section at any local Blockbusters or an alternate title to a Jackie Chan flic.

Simon,

Audition is already in as Ôdishon. Feel free to nominate more Miike though as I'll second them. Posted Image
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#10 of 229 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted November 01 2003 - 10:23 AM

Well, iMDB seems to be down at the moment, but this is The River.

EDIT: Here is the iMDB link.

#11 of 229 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted November 01 2003 - 04:09 PM

I'll nominate:

The Hole (Ming-Liang Tsai)
The Ballad of Narayama (Shohei Imamura)
Beijing Bicycle (Wang Xiaoshuai)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Little Cheung (Fruit Chan)

I'll second
The River (Ming-Liang Tsai)
       

#12 of 229 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted November 01 2003 - 06:33 PM

I'll 2nd
The Hole
Cure
Little Cheung

3rd
What Time Is It There?

Nominate
Made In Hong Kong
My Neighbor Totoro
A Scene At The Sea
Manji
Yi Yi
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#13 of 229 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted November 01 2003 - 09:16 PM

Third:

Cure

#14 of 229 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted November 01 2003 - 11:28 PM

Nominate:

Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994)
Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa, 1975)
Castle in the Sky (Miyazaki, 1986)
Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
The Way Home (Jeong-Hyang Lee, 2002)

2nd:

Seven Samurai
Raise the Red Lantern
Ju Dou
In the Mood for Love
Spirited Away


#15 of 229 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted November 01 2003 - 11:35 PM

Nominate:
A Taste of Cherry
The Wind Will Carry Us
The White Baloon


Second:
Yi Yi
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#16 of 229 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 02 2003 - 12:27 AM

Angelo,

Castle in the Sky is already in as Laputa. Also those films you've seconded are already in. You still have your seconds to use.

Re: Dersu Uzala - Calling this an Asian film is a matter of debate. It was filmed on location in Siberia (Asia) by an Asian Director but this really is a Russian film. A large portion of Russia is in Asia but their film industry is located in Europe. I'll leave it in & if it gets in then fine.

I just don't want this to open the door to other Russian films. We'll save those for the 3rd part of my World Cinema Trilogy (European Foreign Language Tournament) Posted Image

Though Martin may have a problem if a 20th! Posted Image Kurosawa film enters the field. We wouldn't want to upset him now would we?



Nominations

After Life
The Ballad of Narayama
Beijing Bicycle
Dead or Alive *
Dersu Uzala
Eat Drink Man Woman
The Hole *
Made In Hong Kong
Manji
Monsoon Wedding
My Neighbor Totoro
Little Cheung *
The River *
A Scene At The Sea
The Scent of Green Papaya
A Taste of Cherry
The Vertical Ray of the Sun *
The Way Home
The White Baloon
The Wind Will Carry Us
Yi Yi *


* seconded in need of a third
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Posted November 02 2003 - 01:57 AM

Gee, sorry if I don't want to see Kurosawa dominate the tournament. It's more interesting to me with a wider variety. It was just a suggestion.

What happened to my Drunken Master 2 nomination? If it doesn't qualify for some reason, then I nominate Lagaan.

Not too crazy about any of these, but I'll throw in my support anyway:

Second:
A Taste of Cherry
The Way Home


Third:
Yi Yi


I've bumped The Hole up to the top of my Netflix queue.

#18 of 229 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted November 02 2003 - 02:40 AM

I'll 2nd:

The White Balloon
Made in Hong Kong


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I've bumped The Hole up to the top of my Netflix queue.
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#19 of 229 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted November 02 2003 - 03:08 AM

I'll second:

My Neighbor Totoro
The Wind Will Carry Us


I'll third:

The River (just because I've seen it, damn it!) Posted Image

I'll nominate:

Gate of Hell (1953 - Japan)

#20 of 229 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 02 2003 - 03:55 AM


What happened to my Drunken Master 2 nomination?


I get Jackie Chan flics all mixed up some times. I mistakenly listed it on my original list as Legend of the Drunken Master a.k.a. Drunken Master II which turns out to be the 94 film & is not the film I intended.

What I wanted to include was Drunken Master 2 (1979) and I've corrected it on the list so consider it already in.

Steve nice pick with Gate of Hell & I'll second it Posted Image

Great film & it's on TCM at the end of the month.


Nominations

After Life
The Ballad of Narayama
Beijing Bicycle
Dead or Alive *
Dersu Uzala
Eat Drink Man Woman
Gate of Hell *
The Hole *
Lagaan
Made In Hong Kong *
Manji
Monsoon Wedding
My Neighbor Totoro *
Little Cheung *
The River *
A Scene At The Sea
The Scent of Green Papaya
A Taste of Cherry *
The Vertical Ray of the Sun *
The Way Home *
The White Baloon *
The Wind Will Carry Us *



* seconded in need of a third
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