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DVD Smurf
01-08-01, 04:31 PM
This Japanese ghost story movie, is one I have thought of getting, but I have not been sure. Can I get any comments, please? http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/smile.gif

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"A word is dead when it is said, some say; I say it just begins to live that day."

nemein
01-08-01, 04:36 PM
I didn't care for it my first time around. I usual fashion I'm waiting a little while before watching it again and deciding if I really don't like it http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/wink.gif The pieces were too slow and not really all that horrific/scary.

Jepthah
01-08-01, 05:05 PM
If 'measured' (aka slow) pacing does not bother you, you may find this to be one of the most artistically impeccable films ever made.

Stunning colors, compositions and sets--one of the greatest 'studio' films ever made. A delicate, fairy-tale-like atmosphere. A movie to make you dream.

I rented it and was so impressed that I went ahead and bought it.

Not for everyone but those who do appreciate Art films with a capital A will not soon forget it.

Tony Block
01-08-01, 06:18 PM
I think it's a great film. If you like the way Mario Bava or Dario Argento use color in their films, you'll like this. It is a bit slow paced, but very atmospheric. There are four ghost stories and some have twist endings. I bought & I'm glad i did.

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IT'S ALL GOOD

Lokimok
01-09-01, 03:09 AM
I was disappointed by it. I almost preordered it but ended up just renting it from netflix. It has some fantastic images & compositions but it's a collection of shorts so I never cared about any of the characters. They're more like character-types to tell not-quite morality tales. The plots are pretty ridiculous & it doesn't take long to guess most of what's going to happen. The best part was pausing the disc at certain points & enjoying the visuals. Not something I want to revisit soon, maybe someday.

I'd try to rent it first & instead I think I would recommend Woman in the Dunes (though the dvd isn't the best) or Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (though it's not on dvd yet).

DVD Smurf
01-09-01, 12:13 PM
Thanks your word has been much appriecieted.
I think I will get it, because I am kind of weak for artistic movies and anything that is out of unknown as well. Thanks again. http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/smile.gif

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"A word is dead when it is said, some say; I say it just begins to live that day."

Tony Block
01-10-01, 04:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DVD Smurf:
Thanks your word has been much appriecieted.
I think I will get it, because I am kind of weak for artistic movies and anything that is out of unknown as well. Thanks again. http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/smile.gif

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You made the right choice & done good!

naitram
01-11-01, 01:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lokimok:
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (though it's not on dvd yet).</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would also compare it to Dreams. Why hasn't Criterion done that movie yet? I'd gladly replace my laserdisc. http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/biggrin.gif