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Old 06-20-2011, 03:46 PM
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Korean movies are where it's at!

Second Old Boy and the whole Vengeance trilogy -- but not for the weak.

The best film I've seen in a long time was Lee Chang-Dong's Poetry.
Yep. Most Korean films always have a good twist and are not styled in a typical happy hollywood ending.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:49 PM
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"I'm a pagan too" ... Great movie. RIP Edward Woodward...

I remember seeing "Gallipoli" back in college (Trans Lux at UConn ... great theater). I've seen it at the library, but not sure I want to re-watch ... tho' I suspect I will one of these days. Anything with trench warfare is so discomforting...

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Old 06-20-2011, 03:56 PM
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The Keep

Early Michael Mann effort. Never released to DVD. Not great though memorable for veering from typical Hollywood formula lines.





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Old 06-20-2011, 04:02 PM
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Yep. Most Korean films always have a good twist and are not styled in a typical happy hollywood ending.
Truth. Someone once said that most Korean movies are about trying to look evil in the face and finding out you can't because it's much worse than you think (and you are weaker than you thought).

BTW if anyone decides to watch the Vengeance Trilogy DO NOT WATCH IT ON NETFLIX STREAMING! The dubbing is awful.

The Host is an awesome starter for getting into Korean movies and it's streaming HD on Netflix. If it's dubbed, I can't remember whether it is, it's not nearly as bad as Oldboy.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:02 PM
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This touches on personal, preference etc, so let me define....

"Best": In this case, Impactful, life-changing, thought-provoking, "WOW!!!" factors, exhilarating, encouraging, action-inducing ie "make you want to go out and do something", unique experience, never seen it before, kick myself for not knowing about it until now....even for someone like me who is a self-confessed movie junkie, and can guess most of the moves and the conversation pieces that will happen at 1:32 time clock less than 10 mins into the movie.

"Most never heard": I would be very surprised if more than a couple of pals here have heard of it...I certainly didn't until a few nights ago when I watched it with my friends.

SO, what is it? Ready?

The Cross, Jesus in China, Seeds of Blood
Produced in 2003.
http://www.amazon.com/Cross-Jesus-Ch...8599591&sr=8-2

I will say again...this is monumental and not just because of its subject matter that is admittedly close to my heart, but rather judging it in its overall merits, from a film production standpoint - speaking as someone who has some RTF (radio, television, film) background.

Go see...I am almost begging you.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:08 PM
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Local Hero. Nice soundtrack by Mark Knopfler.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:26 PM
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The Keep

Early Michael Mann effort. Never released to DVD. Not great though memorable for veering from typical Hollywood formula lines.





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Is that the one with Nazis and vampires?

You ever see "Castle Keep"? Burt Lancaster, Peter Falk...crazy.

"Go Tell the Spartans" is another great one with Burt....heck, this list could be Burt Lancaster movies
"Valdez is Coming"
"The Swimmer"
"Zulu Dawn"

Speaking of Britains in South Africa..."Zulu" with Michael Caine is excellent. The Battle of Rorke's Drift. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded after that battle...

Lastly, Mel Gibson is a putz, but "We Were Soldiers" is awesome...Sam Elliott has the best line: "Sir, Custer was a pussy. You ain't. "
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:37 PM
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Love the Soundtrack.
I own the soundtrack on CD and it gets lots of use.


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Old 06-20-2011, 05:10 PM
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A Boy and His Dog, starring a young Don Johnson, Jason Robards and Benji -

"Well, I'd certainly say she had marvelous judgment, Albert, if not particularly good taste."
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:21 PM
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:26 PM
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Lets see if anybody knows this one

"The Fearless Vampire Killers"

My list of non mainstream good and bad movies is too long, good taste between the riders tho. Yes some korean thrillers are pretty good
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:33 PM
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gotta throw Fitzcarraldo on the list of obscure, cool movies.

Klaus Kinski as a man slightly obsessed with building an opera house in the Amazon jungle; directed by Werner Hertzog.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:45 PM
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Flicks

1. Sexy Beast--Ben Kingsley at his psychotic, sociopathic best, and Ray Winstone as a wants-to-be retired gangster sucked back into the biz...

2. Transsiberian--train thriller with Woody Harrelson (actually decent in this), Kingsley, and several unfamiliar faces/names

3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being---Daniel Day Lewis and Juliette Binoche, both early in their careers, in an amobitious adaptation of Kundera's novel about the Czech revolution. Sexy, well acted, sentimental.

4. Triplettes of Belleville...great music, no dialogue, should be on any cycling cinophile's list...
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