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FanTasia 2004: Film Listing (July 8th - August 1st)

Old 06-29-04, 06:27 PM
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FanTasia 2004: Film Listing (July 8th - August 1st)

Which doesn't do you much good if you don't live in or close to Montreal.

As far as Asian films goes, Korea is well represented with a bunch of films including 2009 Lost Memories, Memories of Murder, Save the Green Planet, A Tale of Two Sisters, Sex is Zero, Failan, Legend of Evil Lake, Wonderful Days, Natural City, etc...

Not much from HK aside from Running on Karma and some Shaw Bros.

From Japan, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Doppelganger, Miikes' Gozu, Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers, Azumi, Battlefield Baseball, Ping Pong, Ju-On 1 and 2, and some Godzilla.

From Thailand, saddly no Ong Bak but Saving Private Tootsie which is apparently some gay private Ryan spoof, and The Tesseract from Oxyde Pang.

From France, Haute Tension and the much awaited Immortel from comic book artist Enki Bilal.

From Turkey, The Man who Saved The Word which is supposed to be some dort of Turkish Star Wars that is apparently so amazingly bad that it's good.

Here's the complete listing so if you see anything else that you feel is worth seeing let me know!

http://www.fantasiafest.com/en/films/films_index.php

P.S. I thought of putting this in the Movies forum but I thought it would draw more interest in this section. I could be wrong.

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Damn, one of these years, I have to finally make the trip to Montreal to go to this (of course, I've been saying that to myself since the festival first started).

Seeing all those Shaw Brothers films and Porco Rosso on the big screen would be great. And of course, the latest two Godzilla films, along with the first one.

I also really want to see CUTIE HONEY (the live action version of Go Nagai's manga/anime). And CALIMARI WRESTLER looks quite interesting, in a goofy Ultraman kind of way.

Overall, there is a good variety of films. There is alot I would like to see (either for the first time, or for the first time on the big screen)
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Yeah, just seing the pic of CALIMARI WRESTLER cracked me up.

You should come down, you don't live that far man!
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Are Battlefield Baseball and Ping Pong in the same vein as Shaolin Soccer?

Also, has anyone seen those Korean films and can comment?

Sword in the Moon
Jail Breakers
Into the Mirror

I'll probably go see Doppelganger, Gozu, Immortel, Haute Tension, and Azumi
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Believe me, I'd love to go, but unfortunately, work and family commitments are keeping me busy for most of July. But, I'm going to seriously try to keep my schedule open for next year, perhaps make a summer vacation trip of it.

I haven't seen any of the films you mention, but hear that Ping Pong is pretty good. I've heard mixed (but alot of negative) reviews of Battlefield Baseball, but it sounds like more of a horror/sports hybrid with Monty Pythonesque humour. (huh??). So, not really like Shaolin Soccer at all.

To me, these also sound interesting:

Nagisa Oshima's Band of Ninja
Legend of the Evil Lake
Sword in the Moon
Takashi Miike's One Missed Call
Blueberry (I've heard its not that great, but I still want to check it out for myself)

Actually, a lot of the film lineup looks interesting.
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I just finished browsing their site and the list of movies that their screenings and I got to say, I'm impressed with the movies that they will be showing this year. Almost make me wish that I have booked my vacation in July instead of August in order to go to Montreal.

Movies I'm interested in seeing are:
- A tale of Two Sisters
- Failan
- The Uninvited
- Legend of the Evil Lake
- Sword in the Moon
- Into the Mirror
- Memories of Murder
- Azumi
- Haute Tension
- Palabras Encadenadas
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I have most of these movies on DVD... I could watch em and have the festival in my living room.
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Originally posted by Trigger
I have most of these movies on DVD... I could watch em and have the festival in my living room.
Yeah, me too but there are still a lot of interesting non-Asian films worth seeing.

Cultshock, had forgotten about Blueberry!

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