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#21 of 66 Brook K

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Posted March 02 2006 - 05:19 AM

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Three Extremes...Segment "Box" - B

Maybe by the end of the month I'll be able to pick up my Miike viewing again.
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#22 of 66 Brook K

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Posted March 23 2006 - 06:03 AM

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Gozu - A-
Dead Or Alive: Final - B

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#23 of 66 Brook K

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Posted March 31 2006 - 05:37 AM

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Deadly Outlaw Rekka - B+
Izo - C


Next Up: Black Society Trilogy
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#24 of 66 Brook K

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Posted April 03 2006 - 07:51 AM

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Shinjuku Triad Society - B-
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#25 of 66 Brook K

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Posted April 22 2006 - 06:05 PM

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Rainy Dog - B-
Ley Lines - B+


Still have quite a few to go. On deck is MPD Psycho, a TV miniseries that comes on 3 discs. I have disc 1 now.
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#26 of 66 Brook K

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Posted April 30 2006 - 04:33 PM

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MPD Psycho - B+
The Way to Fight - B+


6 more to go...
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#27 of 66 Brook K

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Posted May 08 2006 - 06:26 PM

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The Bird People in China - A-
Negotiator - B+
Sabu - B+
Full Metal Yakuza - B

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#28 of 66 Brook K

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Posted May 15 2006 - 02:40 AM

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Yakuza Demon - B+
Andromedia - B


Netflix has 1 more of his early films but I'm done with Miike for awhile. Hope to get a chance to see more of his work in the future as this experience has shown me there's MUCH more to Miike than crazy cult films and Yakuza bloodbaths. Hard to believe that as many of his movies as I've watched now, I haven't even seen half of his filmography.
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#29 of 66 Brook K

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Posted July 16 2006 - 06:04 PM

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Young Thugs: Nostalgia - B+
Young Thugs: Innocent Blood - B

2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#30 of 66 Rich Malloy

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Posted July 17 2006 - 06:02 AM

Wow, Brook, you're really working thru the Miike catalog!! You've seen way more than I have by now, but I'm glad you liked my (so far) favorite early Miike's... "Ley Lines" and "Nostalgia".

Although I also really love the psychological horror of films like "Audition", "Gozu", and "Box", the early stuff dealing with childhood and coming-of-age issues are really among my favorites.

Speaking of "Box"... am I missing something with respect to the ending? Does anyone care to hazard a brief synopses on this one, particularly with respect to the recurring dream with the burial alive?
"Only one is a wanderer;
Two together are always going somewhere."

#31 of 66 Brook K

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Posted July 17 2006 - 06:29 PM

Yes, while I definitely have some of the over-the-top violent/wacky comedy films like Dead or Alive and Deadly Outlaw Rekka near the top of my list, he's just as good at "youth" and mining some of the same brotherhood/friendship themes as Kitano.

The first 20m or so of "Nostalgia" are some of the best work he's done.

I wasn't sure on the ending of "Box" either; some incredible imagery, I'm just not sure I got where he was going with the film. Hence it's pretty low on my list of a director who has come to be one of my favorites.

So out of the 4,000,000 DVD versions of Audition, which is the best one to get?

I just noticed Netflix has yet another, new Miike DVD, Bodyguard Kiba, so along with Osaka Tough Guys, they still have 2 of his films I haven't seen. There's also one of his more recent films Silver, listed as coming soon.
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#32 of 66 Rich Malloy

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Posted July 18 2006 - 03:18 AM

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I wasn't sure on the ending of "Box" either; some incredible imagery, I'm just not sure I got where he was going with the film. Hence it's pretty low on my list of a director who has come to be one of my favorites.

I actually like "Box" quite a bit, and more and more after each viewing. I think I read somewhere that the final (full) iteration of Kyoko's recurring dream was somehow a "twist" on what came before or opened up a new line of questions (a la the last shot in "Cache"). But I don't really get that. I mean, assuming the whole of that last sequence was a dream, and therefore a descent into Kyoko's subconscious, then it explains quite a bit or at least evokes a certain sympathy and understanding, and perhaps changes the way we view certain other characters. But I can't help but feel I'm missing something really obvious...

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So out of the 4,000,000 DVD versions of Audition, which is the best one to get?

I may not be fully up-to-date, but it's my understanding that the latest (finally anamorphic) R1 release is a PAL>NTSC job with the ghosting problem. Thus, it appears that the latest UK Tartan R2/PAL release with the DTS track is still the best (and the German disc is probably its equal, if you can find it). I seem to recall some reviewer or poster grousing over the DTS track on the UK release, but to my ears its better than the original R1 release.
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#33 of 66 Bill McA

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Posted August 01 2006 - 11:38 AM

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Posted August 12 2006 - 12:21 PM

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#35 of 66 Sandro

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Posted August 12 2006 - 12:34 PM

I think Box is one of Miike's greatest achievements. I don't pretend to understand all of it but.......

The way I interpreted the film was that the last shot of the movie was the reality and that most of what preceded it was in the imagination or dreams of the protagonist. The film was a representation of the relationship between the two parts/brains of the protagonists. It is certainly a unique movie

This interpretation seems to be confirmed by Miike on the disk commentary.
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#36 of 66 Kristian

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Posted August 12 2006 - 01:02 PM

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#37 of 66 Bill McA

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Posted September 26 2006 - 03:36 PM

Imprint (Masters of Horror episode) *** out of ****

The Basket Case finale is kind of a letdown, but overall one of the better MOH eps.


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Posted September 27 2006 - 06:06 PM

Updated with Imprint (2006).

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