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Author Topic: Quirky Asian Movies  (Read 1561 times)

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Quirky Asian Movies
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:02:10 AM »
I am thinking along the lines of "quirky" feature length Asian movies but I suppose funny shorts are not forbidden in this thread.  Speaking of funny shorts in a feature length film, my first nominee is Big Man Japan.

My second nomination is anything directed by Sabu

Thirdly I recommend The Bird People of China

Edit: Yet another fun Yakuza flick, Yakuza Demon


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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 10:09:49 AM »
The Japanese films seem to be easiest to remember.  Eventually I will post some Hong Kong quirkies.  :)

Full Metal Yakuza


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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 10:18:50 AM »
Fallen Angels

Quirky or not.  Anything with Michelle Reis is worth a look.

Edit:  And the classic Stephen Chow flicks such as Shaolin Soccer
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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 07:14:31 AM »
Yet more cool Japanese SciFi flicks:

Zeiram

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 08:18:10 AM »
Don't know about quirky but a triplet of my favourite Japanese Sci-Fi are:

Gantz
Another Gantz
Gantz: Perfect Answer

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 11:34:39 AM »
Don't know about quirky but a triplet of my favourite Japanese Sci-Fi are:

Gantz
Another Gantz
Gantz: Perfect Answer

I don't think I ever caught a peed at those.  Thanks for posting.   :up:


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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2015, 07:05:40 AM »
If you hate "chick flicks" perhaps Castaway on the Moon may not be for you.  But I found it fun and amusing.  A fun quirky Korean romantic comedy.

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2015, 07:53:51 AM »
I got Wicked City on DVD.  I think it took the 5th time watching before I got the drift.  Fun even if you don't know what is going on if you like strange Asian films.

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2015, 09:51:40 AM »
All You Need is Love, a recent Shu Qi flick, is supposed to be at least mildly amusing.  It helps if you are a Shu Qi fan.  I can feel her soon moving into the category of former hot actress who plays the mother of the hot chick.  She may have a few more films in her as the lead.  But she has nothing left to prove so it's not realistic to expect much spark in the performances.

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 11:11:11 PM »
Parasyte Part 1
Parasyte Part 2

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 11:11:46 PM »
I've seen the complete Parasyte anime series - it was awesome.
Apparently the live action remake was not well received, haven't seen it myself.

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Re: Quirky Asian Movies
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 11:42:26 PM »
Conversely, I don't watch anime at all but I enjoyed these films :)

And now for something completely different:

Zombie Ass: Toilet Of The Dead