Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Discussion in 'Junky's Jungle' started by GodEater, Dec 10, 2000.

  1. GodEater

    GodEater Well-Known Member

    see it!

    Guys, what a phenomenal movie! It is in limited
    release mode until the 22nd and then it goes wide.

    If you're lucky enough to know such a person it
    would be to go with someone as knowledgeable as
    Clem who can supply the backstory of the geography,
    martial arts, weapons...resonance behind the
    filming of certain scenes, etc. Better than a
    DVD (which I'm eagerly anticipating), Clem is.

    Seriously. Get out there and see this film.

  2. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    It's the Ang Lee film right? (Hope I spelled that right). I'm definitely planning on seeing it, but thanks for the reminder!
  3. GodEater

    GodEater Well-Known Member

    Yes it is Ang Lee's film (and yes you spelled it
    correctly). Really beautiful. Fights coreographed
    by Yeun Wo Ping (Fist of Legend, Matrix). Tan Dun
    scored the film with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma collaborating.

    Check out for more

  4. Mr. Bungle

    Mr. Bungle Well-Known Member

    as long as this board is turning to shit i might as well add to all the off-topic banter and make my own suggestion for MA movies that you probably haven't seen.

    find the Kozure Ookami series, aka Lone Wolf and Cub. there's six movies in the series. if you can't rent or buy them all at once i suggest (in order of personal preference): #2, #4, #1/#5, #3, #6. i can't remember the literal or anglicized sub-titles for all of them; most are numbered when listed, anyway. they are all stand-alone as well; it's not necessary to see the first one first in order to understand the background of the main character.

    excellent movies. atmospheric, beautifully filmed with amazing swordfight scenes (and no wires!). they made four of the movies in one year, which to me is just incredible. fascinating exploration of mythical and everyday life in 17-19th century japan.
  5. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    For those interested in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, check this out. Some good news/images/icons/smile.gif

    I got my start on this series a few months ago, and I do recommend it for those that enjoy "Samurai Cinema." A note of caution, films in the genre tend to be excessively gory at times (I never knew that 20 gallons of blood could go flying out of a stab wound!/images/icons/tongue.gif jk).
  6. Mr. Bungle

    Mr. Bungle Well-Known Member

    gore is good! especially if done in the right mind.

    and the blood squirts are often exaggerated, but there is truth to it. blood _will_ hit the ceiling (or at least shoot out) if a major artery is cleanly sliced.
  7. SummAh

    SummAh Well-Known Member

    Yeah well
    It's actually one of the few chinese movies that are good in recent yrs

    <font color=red>SummErs' 'PSO '
  8. ice-9

    ice-9 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I'm surprised you liked the movie! I mean, I thought it was pretty good, but I was afraid a lot of "non-Asians" would find some of the scenes a little bit corny (especially the flying scene among the trees).

    Even in Singapore, where I watched the movie over the summer, some of the people in the audience were snickering at the "flying" jumps.

  9. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    I think those types of "effects" are just becoming more accepted these days. Heck, look at Romeo Must Die. At least Matrix tried to make some sort of justification for that, so it worked... However, Jeff, check out Charlie's Angels or even a preview to that movie and you will see it on a level worth more snickers than a lot of Shaw Brother and Golden Harvest flicks, unfortunately there is no "exponential curve gliding" (and what is up with the name of that director, McG?! WTF?!). Yeah, it seems like the new generation snickers when they see stuff like that while the really old generation will go onto tell tales how a thousand-years ago, our ancestors did stuff like that.

    I guess the US has the "long treads through the snow to get to the school bus" and some of the Asian cultures have their "gliding on an exponential arc above houses" /images/icons/tongue.gif

    If you really want something to snicker at, take a look at that stupid "that dar Shelby sure can fly!!!" scene in Gone in 60 Seconds. Anyways... before I go on my Bruckheimer bashing spree...

    Hehehe, I never said gore was bad, Rich/images/icons/tongue.gif. Then again, you never said I did. Just thought I would issue the warning. Yes, "similar" things happen, but the gushing for who knows how long and how far thing is sometimes worth a snicker. You would think that at the rate it happens in certain samurai flicks, the main actor would drown in the blood of his enemies by the end of the movie if not catch some nasty disease or something. However, Lone Wolf and Cub as well as some Kurasawa films make use of it (Kurosawa not as much), but thank goodness it actually is done with class and not like some other movies I've seen.


    P.S. An idea for a new VF character. A geisha!!!!! The main reason to put CG animations or even live action intermissions in VF, and only for her. Sorry, had to put something VF in here hehehe. As un-VF as that was...

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Chanchai on 1/12/01 05:19 PM.</FONT></P>
  10. Mr. Bungle

    Mr. Bungle Well-Known Member

    > Wow! I'm surprised you liked the movie!

    because he's not asian? which, i'm assuming, is about the only thing you know about him...

    i didn't know being asian was an important prerequisite to enjoying asian movies, wire-fu or other.

    >Even in Singapore, where I watched the movie over the summer, some of the people in the audience were snickering at the > "flying" jumps.

    for shame! how dare they!
  11. Mr. Bungle

    Mr. Bungle Well-Known Member

    kurOsawa. kurO!
  12. GodEater

    GodEater Well-Known Member

    the tree scene is one of my faves....especially when
    Chow Yun fat is just standing on the edge of that
    slender branch. It's like the apotheosis of control.

    Can't wait for the DVD.

  13. uk_kid

    uk_kid Well-Known Member

    "An idea for a new VF character. A geisha!!!!!"

    - we already have aoi. a geisha would look a bit too similar don't ya think? ;)
  14. SummAh

    SummAh Well-Known Member

    >for shame! how dare they!<

    U'll be surprised how 'disgraceful' some asian movie goers can be.
    I said SOME, not all!

    I remember when I saw good Will hunting, lotsa teenagers behind me were complaining, they thought it would be a comedy cause 'OI, chee bye how cum Robin William movie so boring one ah???'

    Or when I watch unbreakable. U guys should remember the scene where the young kid picks up bruce willis's gun and wanted to shoot him to prove that he's 'superman'.
    The pack of teenages behind me started LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!

    Of course, to be fair....instances like these are rare. Yet, the reason it happens it because of the education systems IMO.

    Instead of analysing in history classes, we were instructed to REMEMBER USELESS FACTS SUCH AS DATES, number of deaths .....ect

    I also recalled one time, there was some sort of tennis event. And alot of the players were complaining how rude the locals at Singapore ah. They would taunt n swear at the players. When the media interviewed the audience, their united response was 'SO WHAT? I PAID 300 TO WATCH, I CAN DO WHAT I WAN!!!!!'

    Or the other time, when the was a charity function organised by a hotel, inviting anyone to dine in there, order any food they wish and pay HOWEVER MUCH THEY FEEL LIKE PAYING!!

    This was suppose to be a charity function, the hotel knew they were gonna make loses...but it's a charity event dammit

    So, the typical singaporean mentality, U LOSE, I MUST WIN...went in there...u had people with families in there, paying 5CENTS!!!! Laughed at the whole idea and left!

    u're right Rich.

    <font color=red>SummErs' 'PSO '
  15. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    Well... the type of character I had in mind was specific to two costumes... One costume is the traditional robe and bun and would have hidden daggers and what not... The other would be looking more like Kage with a Ninja Uniform (except she'd be cute)... And then as a super-duper-mega-VF-X attack she could disrobe if you press all the buttons and start at the same time... It would make her recovery faster (as an effect of her opponents' perception being not as focused)... You know, one of those cheezy tactics that you see in films such as "Duel to the Death" or some of those HK Kung-Fu porno flicks that have been surfacing around the net for the last year (very interesting stuff!!!).

    Imagine the possibilities!!! Hidden daggers in sleeves. Seduction-Dance-Combo. Spread Eagle of Doom. Let's go fly (on) a kite!!! Hidden dagger in hair. The Johnny Cage nut-crunch. The funky formal Japanese female walk (hip shaking and all). Ability to crouch walk better than Aoi by being completely on knees. Poison in your tea.

    Ah yes, I think this idea is as brilliant as another person's suggestions for Lesbian Space Ninjas with three boobs (okay, so I exagerated that person's original suggestion). This is VF-"X" after all!!!

    Rich, I corrected the "unforgivable" mistake.

  16. uk_kid

    uk_kid Well-Known Member

    ok, so we know nothing about VF-X, but you (chan) seem to be cynical by default, as far as VF-X is concerned. in this instance, i know you're just fooling, but am i right?
  17. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    I'm not really cynical or hyping myself about VF-X. I'm honestly just neutral about it until I hear details. That's all I really can be for the moment. I wouldn't want to set expectations that would allow myself to get disappointed out of emotion and at the same time I do love the VF series and have my hopes.

    In the long run though, even if VF-X disappoints, I am enjoying VF3tb so much still that I would still play that whether or not I'm playing VF-X or not. At the same time, I still have yet to truly work on VF2 and VF1 skills.

    I'm entirely neutral about it. Regarding the posts above, yeah, I'm messing around. There's no ill will in those messages, I'm just joking, but not with any intention of it being on any person's expense, in case somehow anybody got that idea.

    We'll know some things about VF-X soon enough... I'm really just waiting for the official details, and yes, I am anticipating it a lot, but there's nothing I really want to say about VF-X besides that because there really is no point unless I want to speculate or say what I would like in VF-X, but I haven't been in the mood lately, I'll let the game take me by storm/images/icons/smile.gif

    Back to what you were saying... Cynical? Not at all, but I do play some Devil's Advocate to keep my patience in place where it should be. The thing is, there is still that possibility that VF-X is not a fighting game or what we think it is, but there's a chance it is. However, my personal speculation based on what the head of AM2 said in an interview before is, "The next Virtua Fighter will have to be entirely different [completely] from what it was." Or at least the context was something like "If AM2 was to do the next Virtua Fighter..." anyways, it was several months ago, almost a year ago, around the time Yu Suzuki hinted at the next VF and then suddenly went quiet on it again.

    No real use in speculating though, we shall see soon enough/images/icons/smile.gif

  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Not so cool

    If people search for REALLY better movie, reply me!
    Of course,i think this movie is great because it will allow big audience to discover HK movie
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've seen Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon twice already,my favorite live-action movie of all time!I love anime,and it was like a live-action anime.Imagine what AM2 could do with that license?A 3-D fighter as fast and combo crazy as Marvel vs. Capcom 2...ah we can dream right?Anyway,as everyone else said...see it!
    P.S.I haven't posted in a while!
  20. Hayai_JiJi

    Hayai_JiJi Well-Known Member

    Hard- Boiled and the Killer are my favorites also has anyone seen the Emperor and the Assasin.

    Under the surface of the most jaded cynic lies a dissappointed idealist- George Carlin

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