SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Let's pick the Week 196 movie!

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Let's pick the Week 196 movie!

Poll closed Jan 31, 2020.
  1. Violent Cop (1989)

    27.3%
  2. Hana-Bi (1997)

    45.5%
  3. Outrage (2010)

    18.2%
  4. Brother (2000)

    9.1%
  1. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    NOTE to NON-MEMBERS: Interested in joining the SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB? Shoot me a PM for more info!

    Here's a quick list of all movies watched by the SMC. Or if you prefer, here's a more detailed examination.

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    That's right! Zer is taking us straight to Takeshi's Castle! But instead of rolling boulders and Jonnie Macaroni, we're getting Violent Cops and Yakuza flicks!

    (Warm-up before diligent voting)



    Violent Cop (1989)

    Director: Takeshi Kitano

    Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa

    Premise: A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.




    Hana-Bi (1997)

    Director: Takeshi Kitano

    Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

    Premise: Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.




    Outrage (2010)

    Director: Takeshi Kitano

    Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase

    Premise: The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.




    Brother (2000)

    Director: Takeshi Kitano

    Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps

    Premise: A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.




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  2. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Always wanted to get into Beat Takeshi but I haven't... so I just voted for the most interesting-looking trailer. ;)
     
  3. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    I love that show. Watched the entire 5:23, busted a spleen, would watch again.
     
  4. I Am Legion Silver Belt

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    Are these niche movies? Never heard of em.
     
  5. chickenluver Bookmobile Driver

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    @europe1 bro, is there a Swedish dub of Takeshi's Castle as well? I used to watch the American dub all the time, and went back and watched some on hulu more recently. It was called MXC, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. To this day I still think it's the funniest show I've ever seen. I know that several countries have their own dubs. I've seen some clips of the UK dub, which I assume has a different title.
     
  6. Zer Steel Belt

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    They're Japanese so prob not on everyone's radar, but Beat Takeshi is a legend in Japan and IMO one of their best living directors. Don't think it's too controversial to say he's made at least a couple of films that are absolute classics of Japanese cinema (And they've had a lot of great directors)
     
  7. I Am Legion Silver Belt

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    Thanks, What would you recommend first?
     
  8. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    I remember being like 12 years old and watching that show after coming home from school, constantly wondering "How the hell are these people not getting crippled all the time!? Damn Japanese are made out of rubber."

    Nah we don't dub anything save children's cartoons. We had the American version. Which made it even stranger watching a Japanese show via an English dubbing while reading Swedish subtitles.
     
  9. Zer Steel Belt

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    Check your PM's bro
     
  10. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    Me trying to pick between these four films.

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  11. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    The wipe outs are epic which makes the jokes even funnier. There was definitely some CTE to be had on that show.
     
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    Wow all 4 trailers are superb. I'm watching them all yolo. Anywhere I can catch them?

    Brilliant week, well done all.
     
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    Lol Fernando Sucre with hair. Number 4 gets my pick for the poll. Closely followed by 2.
     
  14. moreorless87 Straba

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    He's certainly a very unique mix of styles, I'v not seen much of his more straight forward comic persona outside of Takashi's castle but he gives the impression of a quite broad and deliberately puerile. His cinematic persona I would say the closest Hollywood example is perhaps Jim Carrey's artier work, a mixture of extreme drama(although generally much of stoic) and childlike innocence often mixed with extreme violence.

    To get across the strange mix as well in the 90's and early 00's he was the main director that Joe Hisaishi worked for besides Hayao Miyazaki, you've probably heard....

     
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    Battle Royale? Beat Takeshi? Geddit?

    Imagine I'd nominated Battle Royale and it won, and then we'd have a Battle Royale after Battle Royale. Chaos.
     
  17. HARRISON_3 Steel Belt

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    Is this better than Owning Mahowney??
     
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    How about Parasite? Just saw it last night.
     
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    He's a lot of the reason that film is more than a pulp curiosity IMHO
     

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