posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 05:54 AM
Yeah it's like no offense to American movie directors but you know something is happening when they have to remake a bulk of great asian movies. But
it's good when an idea is taken and then expanded on but as MM said Hollywood doesn't even do that in some cases like Ring's series had to be
Asian cinema is great for making you think and the crazyness of some of the concepts like Oldboy, Tale of Two Sisters, Gozu, Battle Royale, Lady
Vengance and Sympathy for Mr Vengenace just make them amazing and stand out in your mind.
Even in gore and action the films are amazing has anbody seen Ichi the Killer or the Eye series even Audition i bet everyone was scared when you
in the burlap sack!!
It's like you know in alot of these films you aren't going to see a city being destroyed by epic explosions but that's the thing that makes these
films so good is that the story is so interesting and hooks you that you don't need to see crazy special effects to make it any better or further the
story along in the first place.
Edit: I forgot to add even 'old' japanese cinema is amazing i picked up the 'Akira Kurosawa Collection' boxset awhile ago and it blew my mind,
Ran, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, etc. etc. pure goodness!! You guys and gals should defintely check some of them out!!
[edit on 21-6-2007 by SR]