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Old 09-04-03, 01:31 PM
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i love asian movies

kill bill is coming out soon and it got me thinking about kung-fu and asian movies in general. i've seen the bruce lee stuff, but that's pretty much all i know. any suggestions (and not ringu--i don't like the scary stuff!)?"
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Audition ... it's a charming romantic comedy.
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You'll probably find this thread helpful, from the International forum. I'd recommend checking it for info, in general too.
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My top 5 or 6 HK and/or Japanese movies:

01) Battle Royale - a Balls-to-the-wall movie you will never, ever see release in the US for political and economical reasons.

02) Police Story - Jackie Chan at his best, featuring a chase through a shanty town. No, I mean THROUGH a shanty town.

03) The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk - Jet Li defies gravity. Hellofaflick, with a pretty good follow up.

04) A Chinese Ghost Story - Any one of the three will do, cause they all rock. I favor the 3rd one myself.

05) The Armor of God - Jackie does Raiders of the Lost Ark! Kung Fu dominatrixes in high heels! Jackie almost kills himself! Classic stuff.

06) City Hunter - based loosely - VERY loosely - on the anime. The Street Fighter scene is the best in the movie.

If you're region free, you *MUST* look into getting the Hong Kong Legends discs. The loving restoration and care they lavish upon the movies is well worth the price to import them.

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thanks for all the suggestions. with that in mind, what did you guys think of crouching tiger hidden dragon? Cause that movie combined "action" and "romance".
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*slaps self for stupidity*

Duh, how could I forget The Killer and Hard Boiled. Two John Woo classics that really should be required viewing for anyone even remotly intrested in HK action films.
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Bride with White Hair (1993)

Bride with White Hair II (1993)

Dragon Inn (1992)

Heroic Trio (1992)

Jackie Chan's Project A (1983)
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a personal fav
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Ong Bak, best Thai movie of all time
Ping Pong
Shaolin Soccer
Police Story

I would suggest more but you're a fraidy cat
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if you like humor, i second archies recommendation of shaolin soccer as well as my left eye sees ghosts
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Battle Royale
cheesy zombie movies
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My sassy girl!!!! Must SEE Korean Movie.

Actually, welcome and just swing right over to the INTL thread and you can dive right in to the wonderful word of cinema beyond Hollywood.

Where not everything is about comic books and sequels.
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Anything directed by Wong Kar-Wai is excellent...but it's usually not exactly kung-fu.

Juzo Itami's comedies are hilarious.
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Hero by Zhang Yimou with Jet Li, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung. I encourage you to import it and screw Miramax.
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Take a look at these movies,

To live

In the mood for love
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I love Filipino movies
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Originally posted by Hiro11
Anything directed by Wong Kar-Wai is excellent...but it's usually not exactly kung-fu.
I definitely second this, Wong Kar-Wai makes some very interesting, beautiful films. It ain't all about action in HK
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For the best in HK Category III (R-rated) erotica (for adults of course), you cant beat the three classics Sex & Zen, A Chinese Torture Chamber Story and Eternal Evil of Asia. All of these are outrageous comedies chock full of the wackiness that got me into HK movies about 5 years ago. Reviews and many pics available at www.brns.com
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The Emperor And The Assassin

Beijing Bicycle
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I'm glad people are still finding my FAQ thread useful. You really should check out the International forum.

Also - if you like CTHD, I suggest Hero.
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so yesterday i actually got a hold of this japanese movie called sugar sweet. it was like not other asian movie i had seen. any seen it?
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Hero by Zhang Yimou with Jet Li, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung. I encourage you to import it and screw Miramax.
I'll second this, but just go to chinatown and look around a couple of the video shops.. don't get the vcd though.
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Bullet in the Head.

Excellent flick.
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i grew up in Asian culture, including the movies (especially chinese/HK movies).... so, i tend to get bored by it

but my all time favorite would be "Better Tomorrow"
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