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AngryAsian
07-01-2008, 11:48 AM
What are your favorites? Some great foreign films that come to mind:

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http://www.sarampalis.org/blog/images/cinema_paradiso.jpg

http://www.geekroar.com/film/archives/heroic_trio_cover.jpg

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/blogs/fillips/images/Life%20Is%20Beautiful%201997.bmp

http://ls.berkeley.edu/files/image/crouching_tiger.jpg

http://z.about.com/d/movies/1/0/H/H/O/lettersfromiwojimaposter.jpg

BIG FAN
07-01-2008, 12:05 PM
Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai".

birtikidis
07-01-2008, 02:00 PM
Pan's labrynth

RuthlessBurgher
07-01-2008, 02:19 PM
I like "Life is Beautiful" (I'm not sure if that was one of your original choices, since a few of your images are not showing up in my viewer for whatever reason).

ghettoscott
07-02-2008, 09:32 AM
Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai".

:Clap Great movie, good choice BF. All of Kurosawa's films are awesome. Yojimbo is another one of my favorites.


Pan's labrynth

:Clap at first i thought i bought the spanish version by mistake :|
great, great movie.

Not sure if anyone is familiar with 'Zatoichi', had a run of about 20+ films in the early 60's. Loved these movies, they would air them on IFC on Saturday mornings around 7:30. Story is about a blind massuer who just happens to be a bad arse with a samurai sword. It's not in the same vein as the Kurosawa classics but still one of my favs.

http://www.godzillamonstermusic.com/zatoichi1.jpg

Ghost
07-03-2008, 01:52 PM
I just watched 'Fearless' with jet Li. It was awesome. What an interesting story and you know you're watching a great movie when you don't even realize you're reading along.

Jigawatts
07-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Rumble in the Bronx. :lol: :lol:

Shawn
07-03-2008, 02:02 PM
If I wanted to read a movie...well I would...umm...

Ok...I just don't like reading movies. :)

BIG FAN
07-03-2008, 03:15 PM
If I wanted to read a movie...well I would...umm...

Ok...I just don't like reading movies. :)

With the new wave of remaking Asian horror films "The Grudge", "The Eye", and "Pulse" to name a few, it seems to support that the vast majority of American audiences will always prefer their movies spoken in english as well. Unfortunate because a lot of these kind of remakes tend to water down a good story IMHO.
One of the best things about some of these aforementioned films G-Scott and I posted about was how even if you had no spoken dialogue or had sub titles you would still not be lost. That's how tight Kurosawa made his films. My dad took me to see "Seven Samurai" years ago because he wanted to see the original version of "The Magnificent Seven" . The original was a masterpiece, as the remake was a good popcorn western.

Shawn
07-03-2008, 04:21 PM
I'm uncultured like that. I hate subtitles.

RuthlessBurgher
07-03-2008, 05:54 PM
When my kids get bored of watching their favorite movies over and over again, they ask me to change the language setting on the DVD.

Nothing like having a 3 year old come up to you and ask, "Daddy, could you put on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' in French?"

ghettoscott
07-03-2008, 07:23 PM
If I wanted to read a movie...well I would...umm...

Ok...I just don't like reading movies. :)

With the new wave of remaking Asian horror films "The Grudge", "The Eye", and "Pulse" to name a few, it seems to support that the vast majority of American audiences will always prefer their movies spoken in english as well. Unfortunate because a lot of these kind of remakes tend to water down a good story IMHO.
One of the best things about some of these aforementioned films G-Scott and I posted about was how even if you had no spoken dialogue or had sub titles you would still not be lost. That's how tight Kurosawa made his films. My dad took me to see "Seven Samurai" years ago because he wanted to see the original version of "The Magnificent Seven" . The original was a masterpiece, as the remake was a good popcorn western.

Spot on Big Fan

ghettoscott
07-03-2008, 07:34 PM
..to add to my list.

The Host - pretty solid monster flick, do NOT watch in the English dub, the voice overs are horrible. (I think you would dig this Big Fan)

http://kinomax.fr/images/Poster%20The%20Host%20FR.jpg

Battle Royale - ( i cant believe i forgot this on my original post)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i242/zeyno81078/battle_royale_poster.jpg

IMDB: In future Japan, the government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
(Les, this is right up your alley :wink: )

...my old lady just asked what i was doing and she wanted to add "Like Water for Chocolate" havent seen it but Mrs. Ghetto said to add it. :?

Djfan
07-05-2008, 02:51 PM
Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai".

Absolutely fantastic movie! Also, "Das Boot"

costanza2k1
07-05-2008, 05:21 PM
This was a good movie...

http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/music2/lagaan.jpg

eniparadoxgma
07-05-2008, 11:19 PM
Hey, I think we discussed this in another thread didn't we? :D

Lemme see:

Hate

City of Lost Children

Run Lola Run

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

...I'll add some more when my brain starts working. It's time to punch people over tcp/ip.

AngryAsian
07-06-2008, 10:15 AM
There's been a new movie recently released entitled "MONGUL". Done completely in Mongolian and chronicles the childhood and rise of Genghis Khan. It looks awesome. Anybody seen the rushes for this?