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Asian Movie Night of Awesomesauceness

  • Mar 1, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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I've been meaning to host another movie night, but life of course gets in the way.

 This is what I'd like to do: I have a list of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese movies (and one Thailand. If you'd like to watch that one, then you can't vote for one of the other countries). Whoever signs up gets to vote for which 1 movie from each country that they would like to watch (so 3 votes each person). The movie from each country with the most votes will be the ones we watch on movie night.

 

I will be providing light snacks and drinks, but you are welcome to chip in and bring more. (Alcohol is allowed)

Also, please bring some extra folding chairs if you have them.

And there is an attendee limit so sign up early if you'd really like to come!

*Below, the list of awesome (and if you have more movie ideas, save them for next time. I'll open up a discussion thread on the Forum)*


Japanese:

Hana-bi aka Fireworks (Japanese) (crime/drama/Yakuza) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHpV5-pRwHU


Sonatine (Japanese) (Crime/drama/Yakuza) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFQTU8CFkm4


Ichi the Killer (Japanese) (crime/Yakuza/Splatter)- Trailer: http://youtu.be/orKKM9e5QQ4

Battle Royale (Japanese) (Action/Thriller)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-T7yPJVvXw


Death Note Live Action (Japanese) (Supernatural Thriller)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp6_6eNoQD4

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Japan) (Samurai)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjs3UBzq1Lo

Dolls (Japan) (Romance/Drama) - Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-7eNtLia6o


Korean:

The Host (Korea) (Monster Film/Action) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KhNOOZGKuo


Ajussi - The Man From Nowhere (Korea) (Drama/Action) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmIekn3V-Gk


A Bittersweet Life (Korean) (Crime Thriller) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URLtMbZLeVk


Oldboy (Korean) (Mystery/Thriller) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvBb6CKcXA


JSA-Joint Security Area (Korean) (Mystery/ Thriller) - Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLcjGamf8U


China:

Ip man (Hong Kong) (Biography/Action/Drama)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AJxXQ7xojE

In the Mood For Love (Hong Kong) (Romance)- Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kRQqksluZk


Hero (China) (Action/Wuxia)- Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srFhXDZhUZI


Infernal Affairs (Wu jian dao) (Original Hong Kong version of The Departed) (Crime/Thriller)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4R3nHkqyfM


Kung Fu Hustle (Chinese) (Action/Comedy)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHq3Op49ZYI


Thailand:

Ong-bak (Thailand) (Action/Thriller)- Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAYUv9wjV48


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  • Danielle W.

    Well for those that made it out, hope you enjoyed yourself. We'll try it again in about 2 to 3 months :-)

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Terry

    Sadly feeling ill. Sorry too miss out.

    March 1, 2014

  • Dounut/Wendell

    I can't make it :(

    February 28, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    Voting is closed! Winners of tomorrow's movie night are:

    Harakiri
    Oldboy
    Kung Fu Hustle

    See you tomorrow evening. Please bring an extra folding chair if you have one :-)

    February 28, 2014

  • Brennan L.

    Good. I've seen Battle Royale[masked]x times.

    Meanwhile Hara Kiri is a classic samurai movie that I for some reason have never seen.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    Update on Movie Votes as of 930 AM today:

    (Japan) Harakiri – 4
    (Japan) Death Note – 2
    (Japan) Battle Royale – 3
    (Japan) Hana-bi – 1

    (Korean) Ajussi - Man From Nowhere – 2
    (Korean) Old Boy – 5
    (Korean) The Host – 1

    (Chinese) Ip Man – 2
    (Chinese) Kung Fu Hustle – 5
    (Chinese) Infernal Affairs – 2
    (Chinese) Hero - 1

    (Thai) Ong-bak - 1

    February 26, 2014

    • Ulrich Von L.

      I'm voting for japan's battle royal :)

      February 26, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    Update on Movie Votes as of 8 AM today:

    (Japan) Harakiri – 3
    (Japan) Death Note – 2
    (Japan) Battle Royale – 3
    (Japan) Hana-bi – 1

    (Korean) Ajussi - Man From Nowhere – 2
    (Korean) Old Boy – 4
    (Korean) The Host – 1

    (Chinese) Ip Man – 2
    (Chinese) Kung Fu Hustle – 5
    (Chinese) Infernal Affairs – 2

    (Thai) Ong-bak - 1

    February 25, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    To All:

    I would ask that if you are attending the movie night this Saturday and have not yet given me your top 3 picks from the list on the meetup page, please get that to me BEFORE Saturday.

    Also, since it has been happening within the group, please do not RSVP unless you truly plan to attend the event. There are people on the waitlist that would love to come, and there is only so many spots. If you might drop out at the last minute (for whatever, because you are new, or maybe realize you have other plans) please do as soon as possible. Like now. Don't let someone else miss out because you were not courteous.

    Thank you, and have a great week. See you Saturday!

    Movie Votes so far:
    (Japan) Harakiri – 2
    (Japan) Death Note – 2
    (Japan) Battle Royale – 2
    (Japan) Hana-bi – 1

    (Korean) Ajussi - Man From Nowhere – 2
    (Korean) Old Boy – 2
    (Korean) The Host – 1

    (Chinese) Ip Man – 2
    (Chinese) Kung Fu Hustle – 3
    (Chinese) Infernal Affairs – 2

    (Thai) Ong-bak - 1

    February 24, 2014

  • ged t

    Elo... I'm new to this group. Do you guys also watch samurai movies. Such as hara kiri, when the last sword is drawn, 13 samurai, Outrage (well it's more a Yakuza base story).

    1 · February 8, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      Please refer to the list in the evdnt description. There IS a couple of samurai movies listed :-).

      February 13, 2014

    • ged t

      Cool...I might of skipped over the list when I signed up for this group. I don't think I've set death note live action. I'll vote for that.

      February 16, 2014

  • Ulrich Von L.

    I just saw the list of the movies... I pretty much watched all of it except for that Dolls from Japan. it is okay with me whatever we watch :)

    February 16, 2014

  • Jon N.

    Not sure if I'll make this event, but I figured I'd post a recommendation. For anyone interested in Korean films, I'd recommend watching the 2009 movie "My Girlfriend is an Agent" (aka 7th Level Civil Servant). It's basically a Korean version of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", except funnier. I think they adapted this story into a TV series last year, although I haven't seen that yet.

    2 · February 13, 2014

    • Jon N.

      Forgot to mention that this movie is unfortunately not available in the US, so you will have to either download it or find a place to view it online.

      February 13, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      Please add those recommendations to the thread I started on the discussion board. The list of movies to choose from for this event are already posted. Thanks!

      February 13, 2014

  • Ulrich Von L.

    Is there parking there? -Also, I have lots of lots of downloaded Chinese and Korean movies if anyone interested, I can bring some of it.

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      There is plenty of parking. As for the movies, you are welcome to bring them, but there is a set movie list. :-)

      February 13, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    I thank you all for signing up and giving recommendations but if you read the event, the suggested movies are already there. Please choose from that list. Thank you.

    February 13, 2014

  • Terry

    I vote for internal affairs, Ajussi, Hans bi aka fireworks.

    2 · January 21, 2014

  • Dounut/Wendell

    I vote crows zero.

    January 19, 2014

    • Dounut/Wendell

      Hahaha got you. I was looking at it on my phone and didnt see it. Battle Royale

      1 · January 19, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      Gotcha. You get 3. One Japanese, one Korean, and one Chinese.

      January 19, 2014

  • Edwin G.

    I'll vote for Battle Royale, Ip Man, Old Boy.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    For myself I vote Harakiri, kung fu hustle, and The Host. Make sure everyone gets their votes in (even your guest if they are a plus 1 gets a vote)!

    January 17, 2014

  • Dana S.

    Death Note Live Action, Oldboy, Kung Fu Hustle

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      That's pretty much all favorites of mine :-)

      January 17, 2014

  • Terry

    Oh boy democracy!

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      So everyone can be somewhat happy. I don't want to dictate what you should watch.

      January 15, 2014

  • Jon B.

    Harakiri, man from no where, ip man.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Edwin G.

      Is it the Donnie Yen Ip Man? That one is awesome.

      January 15, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      I believe so. Check out the trailer.

      January 15, 2014

  • Edwin G.

    Wait, we have a forum?

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • Danielle W.

      Yes we do. Loads of awesome info.

      January 15, 2014

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