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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2008, 01:16:24 AM »

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2008, 01:20:54 AM »
Part of me wants to make fun of that but the other part of me thinks it's a good title regardless of story. Because I am tacky. *haha
the Philippines has already gained local license to do a local remake of the Colombian soap opera "Betty La Fea"



Hmmm. ..the title sounds really familiar. I think the Domincan Republic has a version, too.

I want to see "Rouge" starring the late, great Anita Mui!

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2008, 03:35:13 AM »
the most convoluted version of Betty La Fea is obviously the Hollywood version
it's like there are so many things happening at the same time
 *crazy

anyway, you really gotta give credit to the Thais for being outrageous in terms of putting titles on their movies, you know
the other weird Asian movie title i could think of is "Phantom of the Toilet"

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2008, 08:21:41 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=232572015F160001
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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #54 on: October 24, 2008, 03:05:43 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIXyfAYJTE0
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this is just the part1 but links at the bottom of the image would lead you eventually to other parts

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2008, 01:24:13 PM »
I have the Vengeance trilogy on DVD, but haven't watched any of it yet. Might do so on Halloween night. I did watch The Host a couple nights ago and it's one of the best monster movies I've seen in recent years. Seven Days is quite good as well.


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2008, 01:32:59 PM »


Just got done watching this at my job (got it in the mail earlier on dvd).
I remember watching it on tape one time but the quality sucked.
What I dont get most people hated this movie. I liked the plot and everything
it was a rare drama that even I myself (who used to despite dramas) enjoyed.
I highly recommend it for viewers thats into dark drama/dark comic scenes.


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2008, 02:39:09 AM »
why did they hate it? was it too sappy or something? if it's a comedy, some people might have hated it because the humor fell flat

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2008, 12:37:05 PM »

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #59 on: October 31, 2008, 04:36:13 PM »
why did they hate it? was it too sappy or something? if it's a comedy, some people might have hated it because the humor fell flat

The dark humor, and certain dark humor scenes.
That and the fact that it was based around a female cop who
was raped. Its a plot that make sense but to most ppl, not worth watch...
except me of course lol.


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2008, 12:27:21 AM »
well if some people have a problem with dark humor (or exaggerating the bad things to produce a funny flick) chances are you might not like my fave short film of all time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lTNIS5ksYM
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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #61 on: November 01, 2008, 09:26:51 PM »
Actually thats not bad.
And to think Im watching The Host
as I was seeing that at the same time.


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2008, 03:29:39 AM »
Actually thats not bad.
And to think Im watching The Host
as I was seeing that at the same time.

now that's a good film to watch

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #63 on: November 08, 2008, 01:03:33 PM »
I've been watching this chinese whushu series called "The Four"...it's about a group that become "Super Sheriffs" for the Emperor.  One is a guy called Heartless who an arrogant prick in a wheelchair, and then there's the noble-hearted fighter, a swindler, and a stone-cold killer...the four of them go around and solve problems in the martial world.  It's good stuff, the fighting is pretty good (neither CGI or wire-work is overused) and the stories are solid.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/The_Four

Oh, and Kori...all 3 seasons of Trick, complete with subs (although season one and three are done by Nippon Golden, so the subs are on the terrible side while also being in this cheesy 70's looking font) can be found at Crunchyroll.com  I'm about halfway through the third season right now and the chemistry between Nakama and Abe is so awesome you can forgive the formulaic storylines.
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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2008, 02:22:19 AM »

Summer Time (Korean erotic drama)

at first i thought it was just a rumor but it turned out to be true. it doesn't happen everyday but this is actualy a Korean remake of Asia's most erotic film of all time "Scorpio Nights", a Filipino film directed by peque gallaga


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijKE7Mq7beA



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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2008, 03:59:41 AM »
I'll watch out for that, it might turn up on Cinema One.

I've started watching Karissa on SCTV (using the wonders of the intarweb) which is mesmerising me even though i only speak about 20 words of Indonesian. I suspect the lead actress has something to do with it.

http://www.sctv.co.id/view.php?114,20774,,0,1226314212

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #66 on: December 24, 2008, 12:37:37 AM »
I've added Kim Ki-Duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring to my DVD collection today. It's supposed to be a great movie with beautiful cinematography. The original soundtrack is so peaceful and relaxing to listen to though I'm not too keen on the final track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr-8A23KQgI


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #67 on: December 24, 2008, 08:52:50 PM »
I've added Kim Ki-Duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring to my DVD collection today. It's supposed to be a great movie with beautiful cinematography. The original soundtrack is so peaceful and relaxing to listen to though I'm not too keen on the final track.

kim ki duk? he just got some members of the audience from a not-so recent Venice Film Festival walking out of the theater vomitting for his sick movie "The Isle"
(swallowing fish hooks? anyone?)

there is also an ongoing battle right now for copyright over the Filipino film "Himala" ("Miracle" starring Nora Aunor)
to quote the description from the clip i got from YT
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"HIMALA" (ECP, 1982)
In a remote village, a young girl named Elsa (Nora Aunor) claims that the Virgin Mary has spoken to her. She reveals her visions and starts healing people, thus, pushing the village to finally confront its own needs and beliefs. A story about faith and faithlessness, truth and delusion, Himala tackles the endless and timeless struggle of man in his quest to find something to believe in.
The film's story, based on an account of the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary on Cabra Island in 1967, is widely regarded as one of the best pictures ever produced by Philippine cinema. Aunor's performance in this film was roundly hailed as a sterling achievement for any Filipino actress of any age.


Winner of 11 major awards at 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival including Best Actress for Nora Aunor. The Superstar in the role of Elsa a young barrio lass who claims to have seen the Virgin Mary during an eclipse. Himala written by famed Ricky Lee was of the winner of a screenplay wrting contest conducted by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines. Himala was the opening night film at the 1983 Manila International Film Festival. The movie was also the Philippine entry at the 1983 Berlin Film Festival wherein Nora Aunor received a Best Actress nomination for her performance in this film. HIMALA also won the Hugo Bronze Prize Award at the 1983 Chicago International Film Festival.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyXjWtgI_Rg
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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #68 on: December 25, 2008, 08:20:35 AM »


From HK Flix site:
Overview: 21st century martial arts princess Ming Ming (Zhou Xun) falls for D (Daniel Wu), an irresistible rogue fighter. D challenges any of his female admirer to give him 5 million dollars and he will run away with her to Harbin. MingMing losses no time to rob the underworld boss Cat (Jeff Chang) but meets Nana (Zhou Xun) who bears splitting image of her. She discovers that Nana is also one of D's girlfriends. Ming Ming makes Nana the scapegoat for her theft and takes off with the box. However, MingMing's secret admirer Tu (Tony Yang) mistakes Nana for her, and becomes her guardian angel. Meanwhile, D disappears from Shanghai and leaves behind a cryptic phone message as his only clue. As the four lost souls weave in and out of each other's lives in the maze-like metropolis, the dark forces of Cat are closing in on them. 

Crunchyroll has em in 3 parts as a playlist so heres the link
http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-96257/Ming-Ming-Movie-Part-1.html


The ending plot is very shocking to me, really didnt see it coming at all..


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #69 on: December 25, 2008, 11:44:00 PM »
kim ki duk? he just got some members of the audience from a not-so recent Venice Film Festival walking out of the theater vomitting for his sick movie "The Isle"
(swallowing fish hooks? anyone?)

I've heard about "The Isle" and don't plan on watching it anytime soon though I haven't seen it available online for viewing or on DVD at the store. Reading about the disturbing scenes in the film turned me off rather quickly. However, it couldn't be any worse than when I watched "Faces of Death" many moons ago, so maybe I will give it a shot someday.

Has anyone here seen the Korean film "The Scarlet Letter"??

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #70 on: December 26, 2008, 06:21:04 AM »
kim ki duk is a so-so director. Might make my top 100 Asian directors.

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #71 on: December 26, 2008, 08:27:14 PM »
Not exactly Asian cinema/drama, but I purchased a copy of Up the Yangtze on DVD today. It's an award-winning documentary about China's Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam project. I saw it on television here in Canada several months ago and thought it was excellent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2otEv7MI0Dw


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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #72 on: December 27, 2008, 01:43:40 AM »

I've heard about "The Isle" and don't plan on watching it anytime soon though I haven't seen it available online for viewing or on DVD at the store. Reading about the disturbing scenes in the film turned me off rather quickly. However, it couldn't be any worse than when I watched "Faces of Death" many moons ago, so maybe I will give it a shot someday.

Has anyone here seen the Korean film "The Scarlet Letter"??



nope, i didn't know Koreans really do remakes now
anyway, speaking of remakes ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aDXePeWn2E
Lupin (the Filipino remake)

the characters of jigen daisuke and goemon ishikawa were turned into female and reduced goemon into a knife-wielding ally (epic fail for me, if you ask me)
check at 1:27 for the female goemon and and 1:30 for the female jigen
i don't need to emphasize who's zenigata

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #73 on: December 27, 2008, 10:08:00 AM »
nope, i didn't know Koreans really do remakes now
anyway, speaking of remakes ...

I don't think it's actually a remake...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Letter_(2004_film)

The movie stars Lee Eun-ju. It was her last movie because she committed suicide in February 2005.

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Re: Asian Drama
« Reply #74 on: December 27, 2008, 06:55:36 PM »
why do Korean actresses commit suicide despite being successful?
the other actresses i know of who took their own lives were the lead actresses of the Korean soaps "Attic Cat" and "A Rosy Life"
has life really gone so depressing in Korea now?