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iscream22
06-12-2008, 04:50 AM
Well thats my nickname for Takashi Miike anyways.
Takshi Miike is a very talented Asain filmmaker who produces acclaimed yet often controversial japanese films at an alarming rate. Hes directed something like 60 films since 1991!!!!)

His most famous films are Ichi The Killer:
Very fast paced, yet cartoonishly gory and violent (more than Kill Bill!) japanese mafia (Yakuza) tale that has all kinds of nice stuff like s and m, and all kinds of torture and surreal scenes (its not TOO gross because its cartoonish).

Audition is another well acclaimed one that has a wild ending (its easily available you should be able to find these two at your blockbuster)

The rest should be available on netflix

Gozu is another film and its less violent but more surreal like a David Lynch film. I highly reccomend this one.

He also has the Dead Or Alive series which is more yakuza stories. DOA1 sucks and i advise not to watch if you do just note the beginning scene and the last scene.

DOA 2 is a great film that has nothing to do with the 1st one.

DOA Final is a sci fi cyberpunk tale with the same 2 lead actors from the other 2 doa movies. (all three are available in a 3 pack on amazon)

Izo is just ok film

Happiness of the katakuris is a like a crazy japanese variety show almost. Its a story that has claymation, zombies, musical numbers, suicides, and all other kinds of goodies.

Sukiyaki Western Django (Neo western, and it stars quentin tarantino!)



I know im raving about Takashi Miike. But he really is a very original and creative and wild director. I reccomend to everyone on the board because i know you all are very open minded because you also read the coolest wildest book series on the planet!


Look up the titles on wikipedia.org or imdb.com for more info on the films.


Let me know what you all think of the films if you guys see them (or if you already have seen some of them).


Long days and pleasent nights my friends!
iscream22

Woofer
06-12-2008, 05:05 PM
I love Ichi the Killer (so much so that I own it), Audition, and his Masters of Horror offering Imprint. I love his work. Miike takes chances with controversial and extreme subjects, and he pulls it off every time. I plan to see more of his movies, but I have to space them out. Mr. Woofer is not a fan.

theBeamisHome
06-19-2008, 04:48 AM
You forgot Visitor Q... talk about weird :scared:
I really like Miike.. he also did one short film in the anthology type movies Three Extremes.. I think it was called the Box.. I've seen Audition and it was really creepy especially with the dog-person and how she threw up in the bowl and gave it to him to eat.. ugh.. i almost threw up myself.

Visitor Q has everything that isn't supposed to happen in it... parent beating, incest, necrophilia... gosh.. and i'm kinda sick cuz the only part that really disturbed me was when the son was wallowing around on the floor in a pool of his mother's breast milk.. *shudder*

Yes! Let's discuss!

Woofer
06-19-2008, 08:07 PM
Ahh, yeah. I've heard of it, but I've not seen it yet. Guess that's another for the old Netflix queue. Thanks for the reminder, Beam!

I understand that in Audition the actress really threw up in that bowl. Nice.

Cool Kakihara emoticon by demonsisera on deviantart.com: http://fc06.deviantart.com/fs4/i/2005/134/d/8/Kakihara_Emoticon_by_demonsisera.gif

theBeamisHome
06-20-2008, 04:30 AM
idk... i mean it didn't look like anything i've ever thrown up.. it was kinda soupy...... but yes definitely check out Visitor Q... talk about twisted.. and i want to get other people's opinions on who Visitor Q "was"

Woofer
06-20-2008, 04:55 AM
It reminded me of baby burp up after a feeding.

I know IMDB can be questionable, but according the trivia on the movie SPOILER: The dog bowl of vomit fed to Asami's (Eihi Shiina) prisoner is in fact the actual vomit of actress Eihi. Takashi Miike claims that Eihi is a method actress and insisted on doing this.

:orely:

theBeamisHome
06-20-2008, 05:09 AM
yeah i saw that too... i wonder what she ate...

Hornet of Death
08-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Fact is some movies from him I hate other are just so surreal and mad that it isn't possible not to like them.

But I really hate a few of this movies. HATE. Izo was so f**ked up.:pullhair:

fernandito
08-30-2008, 04:07 PM
Did he do City of Violence?

mae
06-23-2016, 03:14 PM
I've been meaning to bring this up for a while, and I was happy to find an old thread on Miike. So, bump! But I also wanted to include Sion Sono in the conversation. I think these two guys are two of the best modern Japanese filmmakers today (certainly two of the most unique). I would also single out Hirokazu Koreeda, of course. But for the purposes of this thread I just wanted to get some Miike/Sono discussion going and hoping more folks check out their stuff, if they're unfamiliar.

I haven't seen as much as I would like, mainly because their movies are not always very easy to find (with English subtitles) and they're both so damn prolific, but everything of theirs that I've seen I pretty much loved or appreciated.

Wikipedia has two rather lengthy lists of these men's filmographies, so I've been slowly making my way through:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Miike#Filmography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sion_Sono#Filmography

needfulthings
06-23-2016, 04:34 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img922/7229/GRkYdK.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img921/8982/v1kOOw.jpg

mae
06-24-2016, 11:42 AM
Yeah that's certainly one of the top Miike films. I have a very old DVD edition so I should probably upgrade to the latest blu-Ray version. As for Sono's work, my top one would likely be Cold Fish, one of my favorite films of 2010.

needfulthings
06-24-2016, 10:56 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/3564/Tu3SHS.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6403/FndHey.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/343/7gUYy4.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/4769/HTG4C1.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/6029/YNhIv7.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/2425/ple5kS.jpg

needfulthings
06-25-2016, 10:15 AM
Did he do City of Violence?
No that was Ryoo Seung-Wan.
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/9564/Q7nkjK.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/9223/Wb9LHi.jpg

needfulthings
06-25-2016, 12:46 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/7254/q0Apcd.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/8592/mcaUsJ.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6255/L3j0FA.jpg

needfulthings
06-25-2016, 01:13 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img922/2963/g3JfAg.jpghttp://imageshack.com/a/img921/6131/xfl973.jpg

mae
06-25-2016, 01:53 PM
What I love about both Miike and Sono is that they both have done their share of shocking movies but both have also done very varied movies as well, like crime movies, dramas, historical epics, comedies, sci-fi, etc. Both very versatile but very crazy guys.

fernandito
06-27-2016, 02:49 PM
Ichi The Killer is still one of the most awesomely fucked up movies I've ever seen. I fell in love with Takashi right from the get go. Even his more reserved efforts like 13 Assassins are visual treats.

I watched Cold Fish on your recommendation Pablo and I absolutely loved it. Asian cinema is free of restrictions and taboos in ways that American films can never be and this one is no different.

I'll check out more of his stuff when I get the chance.

needfulthings
06-27-2016, 03:14 PM
http://imageshack.com/a/img923/757/3Z5Apr.jpghttp://imageshack.com/a/img923/5812/0fOHmU.jpg

mae
06-27-2016, 03:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZCRZRBDf_4

mae
06-28-2016, 05:51 PM
Just to underscore the prolificacy and variety of these two highly talented gentlemen here are 10 trailers each for their movies since 2010! Not all are subtitled, sadly.


Takashi Miike:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjs3UBzq1Lo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM_FhJPPy78

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-jOQA_8gA8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53bmCNv2sog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LV2SIS-VOg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzAgZekSIb8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG9sl10wvog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9mJR6FSiiU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG3we6eI3dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj43Q_b4aSA


Sion Sono:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XfGyA99yp8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6xK4LV9TYU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Th8kVXjPHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1FWScYLqwg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE6uWRwZc2U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQGMXO2q7O8

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSmNYUj7oFo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ-ebh6rNOc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRxXDWgn6_s

mae
11-09-2016, 02:41 PM
New Sono picture:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEMyQN6nKqo

mae
11-14-2016, 03:46 PM
Wow, right after a trailer for a new Sono movie comes a tiny teaser for the new Miike movie "Blade of the Immortal":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duK3294PGdg

mae
04-23-2017, 05:20 PM
Sono is back:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heIa5m3MBhY

And he's doing an original series for Amazon Prime Japan (hope we get it, too): http://variety.com/2017/digital/asia/amazon-japan-sono-sion-tokyo-vampire-hotel-1202393083/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNZaNqz8fok

Plus here's the full trailer for Miike's Blade of the Immortal above:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHQiWqvh1fo

mae
05-18-2017, 01:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M2F4-oTNF4

mae
08-31-2017, 10:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pc5ikveEjA

mae
05-11-2018, 05:05 PM
This is awesome:

https://thefilmstage.com/news/sion-sono-to-make-english-debut-with-nicolas-cage-abderrahmane-sissako-sets-new-film-timothy-olyphant-joins-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood/

The Cageaissance may be upon us. After earning his best reviews in years with Sundance’s Mandy, Nicolas Cage will help Sion Sono make an English-language debut with the post-apocalyptic picture Prisonsers of the Ghostland, which Deadline describes as the story of a “notorious criminal Hero (Cage) who is sent to rescue an abducted girl who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe.” Melding the origins of its direcotr and setting, Reza Sixo Safai (what a name) and Aaron Hendry’s script finds them in “an East-meets-West vortex of beauty and violence” while trying to “escape the mysterious revenants that rule the Ghostland.” A lot of which sounds like nonsense, and very well could be, but Sono can handle that. And thoughts of the pairing alone will be worth the price of admission.

mae
12-02-2018, 09:07 AM
New Miike:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsgKyT5mbNc

mae
07-22-2019, 12:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnriSpm4ZBE

fernandito
07-22-2019, 03:45 PM
I'm doing for pretty much anything Takashi Miike.