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For Day 22 I watched the 1989 Hong Kong film Miracles: The Canton Godfather (奇蹟) directed by Jackie Chan. The version of the film I watched is the original Hong Kong version, also known as Mr. Canton and Lady Rose. This movie was a lot more entertaining than I had anticipated. It's not violent like the others which honestly worried me, but in return it had a great story and the performances were really good. Pacing was spot on for a 2 hour film and while I have some issues with the whole antagonist aspect for select characters, overall it was a solid film.

4/5

Miracles: The Canton Godfather is available on Blu-ray from distributor 88 Films.

Watched:
Day#Localised NameDirectorCountry
0101Crime StoryKirk WongHong Kong
0202PlutoShin Su-wonSouth Korea
0303Inflatable Sex Doll of the WastelandAtsushi YamatoyaJapan
0404The Adventures of Denchu-kozoShinya TsukamotoJapan
0405HazeShinya TsukamotoJapan
0506KillingShinya TsukamotoJapan
0607SpiralGeorge LidaJapan
0708Dragons ForeverSammo HungHong Kong
0809Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old ProstituteMasao AdachiJapan
0910Cold FishSion SonoJapan
1011ConfessionsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
1112PornostarToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1213UnchainToshiaki ToyodaJapan
13149 SoulsToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1415Heart of DragonSammo HungHong Kong
1516Hana-biTakeshi KitanoJapan
1617Top Knot DetectiveDominic Pearce, Aaron McCannAustralia + Japan
1618The ProtectorJames GlickenhausUnited States + Hong Kong
1719AntipornoSion SonoJapan
1820Ring 0: BirthdayNorio TsurutaJapan
1921KotokoShinya TsukamotoJapan
2022VulgariaPang Ho-cheungHong Kong
2123Kamikaze GirlsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
2224Miracles: The Canton GodfatherJackie ChanHong Kong

Coming Soon:

Note: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, Funeral Parade of Roses, The Hidden Fortress, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo won't be watched during the Asian Cinema Watch Phase 2 line-up.

Localised NameDirectorCountry
For Love's SakeTakashi MiikeJapan
Han Gong-JuLee Su-jinSouth Korea
Lowlife LoveEiji UchidaJapan
Memories of MatsukoTetsuya NakashimaJapan
Tokyo SonataKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Tokyo TribeSion SonoJapan
Localised NameDirectorCountry
13 AssassinsTakashi MiikeJapan
After the StormHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
AuditionTakashi MiikeJapan
Battle RoyaleKinji FukasakuJapan
Before We VanishKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Black ButlerKentarō Ōtani, Keiichi SatōJapan
Blade of the ImmortalTakashi MiikeJapan
Blue SpringToshiaki ToyodaJapan
BurningLee Chang-dongSouth Korea
Dangan RunnerSabuJapan
Dark WaterHideo NakataJapan
Dead or AliveTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive 2: BirdsTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive: FinalTakashi MiikeJapan
DeparturesYōjirō TakitaJapan
DreamsAkira KurosawaJapan
The Forest of LoveSion SonoJapan
The HandmaidenPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Happiness of the KatakurisTakashi MiikeJapan
HeroZhang YimouChina
The HostBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
HouseNobuhiko ObayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part I: No Greater LoveMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part II: Road to EternityMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part III: A Soldier's PrayerMasaki KobayashiJapan
I Saw The DevilKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Infernal AffairsAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Infernal Affairs IIAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Lady SnowbloodToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of VengeanceToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Legend of the Stardust BrothersMacoto TezkaJapan
Lesson of EvilTakashi MiikeJapan
Ley LinesTakashi MiikeJapan
Love ExposureSion SonoJapan
The MermaidStephen ChowChina
MotherBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
OldboyPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
One Cut of the DeadShinichiro UedaJapan
Orgies of EdoTeruo IshiiJapan
ParasiteBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
Police StoryJackie ChanHong Kong
Police Story 2Jackie ChanHong Kong
Project AJackie ChanHong Kong
Project A Part IIJackie ChanHong Kong
PulseKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
The RaidGareth EvansIndonesia
The Raid 2: BerandalGareth EvansIndonesia
Rainy DogTakashi MiikeJapan
RetaliationYasuharu HasebeJapan
RingHideo NakataJapan
Ring 2Hideo NakataJapan
Rurouni KenshinKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto InfernoKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend EndsKeishi ŌtomoJapan
ShadowZhang YimouChina
Shin GodzillaHideaki Anno, Shinji HiguchiJapan
Shinjuku Triad Society: China Mafia WarTakashi MiikeJapan
ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
The Story of YonosukeShūichi OkitaJapan
Street MobsterKinji FukasakuJapan
Sympathy for Mr. VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
TagSion SonoJapan
Tale of CinemaHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
A Tale of Two SistersKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Terra FormarsTakashi MiikeJapan
Tetsuo: The Iron ManShinya TsukamotoJapan
Tetsuo II: Body HammerShinya TsukamotoJapan
The Third MurderHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
ThirstPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
Train to BusanYeon Sang-hoSouth Korea
The VillainessJung Byung-gilSouth Korea
The Woodsman and the RainShūichi OkitaJapan
UnforgivenLee Sang-ilJapan
Wolf Guy: Enraged LycanthropeKazuhiko YamaguchiJapan
Woman is the Future of ManHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
Yakuza LawTeruo IshiiJapan
 
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Tokyo Knights (1961) is the final film offering from the Seijun Suzuki The Early Years Vol. 2 Boxset from Arrow Video.

Here we get a story focused on the young heir of a crime syndicate with a talent for music and love for jazz as we follow their struggles in a storyline that loosely follows the story beats of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Said heir, played well by Kôji Wada, is a talented musician and lover of jazz but finds themselves torn between the carefree life as a teenager and the high-risk lifestyle of a Syndicate head.

I found it fairly entertaining and, overall, Would recommend both Early Years boxsets to any fans of Seijun Suzuki’s work.

3.5/5
 

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For Day 23 I watched the 2012 Japanese film For Love's Sake (愛と誠) directed by Takashi Miike. Miike has made any films, from J-Horror, to anime/manga adaptations, to samurai films, to Yakuza films, and now we have a musical. The music in this film is quite good and I loved the cute scene with Ai when she sang her musical piece, it was the definition of kawaii (hhnngg). Now the actual story premise is interesting but the main issue that is an occuring problem is that it's inconsistent with its structure and pacing. This film is longer than it needs to be and there's actually not enough music in this film, heck it felt like it forgot that it was a musical. The final fight would have been better had it been a musical piece imo. The ending was bittersweet though and it has a very anime-esque harem to it which actually makes me want to watch a live-action J-series that has a harem now lol.

3.5/5

For Love's Sake was licensed by distributor Third Window Films for Blu-ray but as of 2019 has since gone out of print.

Watched:
Day#Localised NameDirectorCountry
0101Crime StoryKirk WongHong Kong
0202PlutoShin Su-wonSouth Korea
0303Inflatable Sex Doll of the WastelandAtsushi YamatoyaJapan
0404The Adventures of Denchu-kozoShinya TsukamotoJapan
0405HazeShinya TsukamotoJapan
0506KillingShinya TsukamotoJapan
0607SpiralGeorge LidaJapan
0708Dragons ForeverSammo HungHong Kong
0809Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old ProstituteMasao AdachiJapan
0910Cold FishSion SonoJapan
1011ConfessionsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
1112PornostarToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1213UnchainToshiaki ToyodaJapan
13149 SoulsToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1415Heart of DragonSammo HungHong Kong
1516Hana-biTakeshi KitanoJapan
1617Top Knot DetectiveDominic Pearce, Aaron McCannAustralia + Japan
1618The ProtectorJames GlickenhausUnited States + Hong Kong
1719AntipornoSion SonoJapan
1820Ring 0: BirthdayNorio TsurutaJapan
1921KotokoShinya TsukamotoJapan
2022VulgariaPang Ho-cheungHong Kong
2123Kamikaze GirlsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
2224Miracles: The Canton GodfatherJackie ChanHong Kong
2325For Love's SakeTakashi MiikeJapan

Coming Soon:

Note: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, Funeral Parade of Roses, The Hidden Fortress, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo won't be watched during the Asian Cinema Watch Phase 2 line-up.

Localised NameDirectorCountry
Han Gong-JuLee Su-jinSouth Korea
Lowlife LoveEiji UchidaJapan
Memories of MatsukoTetsuya NakashimaJapan
Tokyo SonataKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Tokyo TribeSion SonoJapan
Localised NameDirectorCountry
13 AssassinsTakashi MiikeJapan
After the StormHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
AuditionTakashi MiikeJapan
Battle RoyaleKinji FukasakuJapan
Before We VanishKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Black ButlerKentarō Ōtani, Keiichi SatōJapan
Blade of the ImmortalTakashi MiikeJapan
Blue SpringToshiaki ToyodaJapan
BurningLee Chang-dongSouth Korea
Dangan RunnerSabuJapan
Dark WaterHideo NakataJapan
Dead or AliveTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive 2: BirdsTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive: FinalTakashi MiikeJapan
DeparturesYōjirō TakitaJapan
DreamsAkira KurosawaJapan
The Forest of LoveSion SonoJapan
The HandmaidenPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Happiness of the KatakurisTakashi MiikeJapan
HeroZhang YimouChina
The HostBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
HouseNobuhiko ObayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part I: No Greater LoveMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part II: Road to EternityMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part III: A Soldier's PrayerMasaki KobayashiJapan
I Saw The DevilKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Infernal AffairsAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Infernal Affairs IIAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Lady SnowbloodToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of VengeanceToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Legend of the Stardust BrothersMacoto TezkaJapan
Lesson of EvilTakashi MiikeJapan
Ley LinesTakashi MiikeJapan
Love ExposureSion SonoJapan
The MermaidStephen ChowChina
MotherBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
OldboyPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
One Cut of the DeadShinichiro UedaJapan
Orgies of EdoTeruo IshiiJapan
ParasiteBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
Police StoryJackie ChanHong Kong
Police Story 2Jackie ChanHong Kong
Project AJackie ChanHong Kong
Project A Part IIJackie ChanHong Kong
PulseKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
The RaidGareth EvansIndonesia
The Raid 2: BerandalGareth EvansIndonesia
Rainy DogTakashi MiikeJapan
RetaliationYasuharu HasebeJapan
RingHideo NakataJapan
Ring 2Hideo NakataJapan
Rurouni KenshinKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto InfernoKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend EndsKeishi ŌtomoJapan
ShadowZhang YimouChina
Shin GodzillaHideaki Anno, Shinji HiguchiJapan
Shinjuku Triad Society: China Mafia WarTakashi MiikeJapan
ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
The Story of YonosukeShūichi OkitaJapan
Street MobsterKinji FukasakuJapan
Sympathy for Mr. VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
TagSion SonoJapan
Tale of CinemaHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
A Tale of Two SistersKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Terra FormarsTakashi MiikeJapan
Tetsuo: The Iron ManShinya TsukamotoJapan
Tetsuo II: Body HammerShinya TsukamotoJapan
The Third MurderHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
ThirstPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
Train to BusanYeon Sang-hoSouth Korea
The VillainessJung Byung-gilSouth Korea
The Woodsman and the RainShūichi OkitaJapan
UnforgivenLee Sang-ilJapan
Wolf Guy: Enraged LycanthropeKazuhiko YamaguchiJapan
Woman is the Future of ManHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
Yakuza LawTeruo IshiiJapan
 

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff


For Day 24 I watched the 2014 Japanese film Tokyo Tribe (トウキョウ トライブ) directed by Sion Sono. Based on Santa Inoue's manga series Tokyo Tribes (which did get an anime by Madhouse for those curious), this is a pretty cool film that is basically Durarara!! (without the supernatural stuff) meets hip-hop. The music throughout is really good and everyone did a great job with the acting. The main issue that I have is with the story structure which is a bit inconsistent at parts and can be hard to follow, primarily during the first half of the film. The second half was easier to follow once I figured out who the protagonist was because the film doesn't do a good job at showcasing who is the main one you want to pay attention to (I thought it was the hooded dude narrating but I was wrong). At least they got the antagonists right which was great to watch. Overall a solid film.

4/5

Tokyo Tribe was licensed by distributor Eureka Entertainment for Blu-ray but as of 2019 has since gone out of print.

Watched:
Day#Localised NameDirectorCountry
0101Crime StoryKirk WongHong Kong
0202PlutoShin Su-wonSouth Korea
0303Inflatable Sex Doll of the WastelandAtsushi YamatoyaJapan
0404The Adventures of Denchu-kozoShinya TsukamotoJapan
0405HazeShinya TsukamotoJapan
0506KillingShinya TsukamotoJapan
0607SpiralGeorge LidaJapan
0708Dragons ForeverSammo HungHong Kong
0809Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old ProstituteMasao AdachiJapan
0910Cold FishSion SonoJapan
1011ConfessionsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
1112PornostarToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1213UnchainToshiaki ToyodaJapan
13149 SoulsToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1415Heart of DragonSammo HungHong Kong
1516Hana-biTakeshi KitanoJapan
1617Top Knot DetectiveDominic Pearce, Aaron McCannAustralia + Japan
1618The ProtectorJames GlickenhausUnited States + Hong Kong
1719AntipornoSion SonoJapan
1820Ring 0: BirthdayNorio TsurutaJapan
1921KotokoShinya TsukamotoJapan
2022VulgariaPang Ho-cheungHong Kong
2123Kamikaze GirlsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
2224Miracles: The Canton GodfatherJackie ChanHong Kong
2325For Love's SakeTakashi MiikeJapan
2426Tokyo TribeSion SonoJapan

Coming Soon:

Note: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, Funeral Parade of Roses, The Hidden Fortress, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo won't be watched during the Asian Cinema Watch Phase 2 line-up.

Localised NameDirectorCountry
Han Gong-JuLee Su-jinSouth Korea
Lowlife LoveEiji UchidaJapan
Memories of MatsukoTetsuya NakashimaJapan
Tokyo SonataKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Localised NameDirectorCountry
13 AssassinsTakashi MiikeJapan
After the StormHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
AuditionTakashi MiikeJapan
Battle RoyaleKinji FukasakuJapan
Before We VanishKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Black ButlerKentarō Ōtani, Keiichi SatōJapan
Blade of the ImmortalTakashi MiikeJapan
Blue SpringToshiaki ToyodaJapan
BurningLee Chang-dongSouth Korea
Dangan RunnerSabuJapan
Dark WaterHideo NakataJapan
Dead or AliveTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive 2: BirdsTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive: FinalTakashi MiikeJapan
DeparturesYōjirō TakitaJapan
DreamsAkira KurosawaJapan
The Forest of LoveSion SonoJapan
The HandmaidenPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Happiness of the KatakurisTakashi MiikeJapan
HeroZhang YimouChina
The HostBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
HouseNobuhiko ObayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part I: No Greater LoveMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part II: Road to EternityMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part III: A Soldier's PrayerMasaki KobayashiJapan
I Saw The DevilKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Infernal AffairsAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Infernal Affairs IIAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Lady SnowbloodToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of VengeanceToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Legend of the Stardust BrothersMacoto TezkaJapan
Lesson of EvilTakashi MiikeJapan
Ley LinesTakashi MiikeJapan
Love ExposureSion SonoJapan
The MermaidStephen ChowChina
MotherBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
OldboyPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
One Cut of the DeadShinichiro UedaJapan
Orgies of EdoTeruo IshiiJapan
ParasiteBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
Police StoryJackie ChanHong Kong
Police Story 2Jackie ChanHong Kong
Project AJackie ChanHong Kong
Project A Part IIJackie ChanHong Kong
PulseKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
The RaidGareth EvansIndonesia
The Raid 2: BerandalGareth EvansIndonesia
Rainy DogTakashi MiikeJapan
RetaliationYasuharu HasebeJapan
RingHideo NakataJapan
Ring 2Hideo NakataJapan
Rurouni KenshinKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto InfernoKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend EndsKeishi ŌtomoJapan
ShadowZhang YimouChina
Shin GodzillaHideaki Anno, Shinji HiguchiJapan
Shinjuku Triad Society: China Mafia WarTakashi MiikeJapan
ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
The Story of YonosukeShūichi OkitaJapan
Street MobsterKinji FukasakuJapan
Sympathy for Mr. VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
TagSion SonoJapan
Tale of CinemaHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
A Tale of Two SistersKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Terra FormarsTakashi MiikeJapan
Tetsuo: The Iron ManShinya TsukamotoJapan
Tetsuo II: Body HammerShinya TsukamotoJapan
The Third MurderHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
ThirstPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
Train to BusanYeon Sang-hoSouth Korea
The VillainessJung Byung-gilSouth Korea
The Woodsman and the RainShūichi OkitaJapan
UnforgivenLee Sang-ilJapan
Wolf Guy: Enraged LycanthropeKazuhiko YamaguchiJapan
Woman is the Future of ManHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
Yakuza LawTeruo IshiiJapan
 

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff


For Day 25 I watched the 2013 South Korean film Han Gong-ju (한공주) directed by Lee Su-jin. This was a pretty hard film to watch due to the subject matter, but the performance done by Chun Woo-hee was excellent throughout. As the story unfolds it starts to get even more depressing especially with its ending but I really liked the film as a whole though some of the scenes were a bit confusing in parts (sometimes you think it's the past but it's actually the present).

4.5/5

Han Gong-ju was licensed by distributor Third Window Films for Blu-ray but as of 2019 has since gone out of print.

Watched:
Day#Localised NameDirectorCountry
0101Crime StoryKirk WongHong Kong
0202PlutoShin Su-wonSouth Korea
0303Inflatable Sex Doll of the WastelandAtsushi YamatoyaJapan
0404The Adventures of Denchu-kozoShinya TsukamotoJapan
0405HazeShinya TsukamotoJapan
0506KillingShinya TsukamotoJapan
0607SpiralGeorge LidaJapan
0708Dragons ForeverSammo HungHong Kong
0809Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old ProstituteMasao AdachiJapan
0910Cold FishSion SonoJapan
1011ConfessionsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
1112PornostarToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1213UnchainToshiaki ToyodaJapan
13149 SoulsToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1415Heart of DragonSammo HungHong Kong
1516Hana-biTakeshi KitanoJapan
1617Top Knot DetectiveDominic Pearce, Aaron McCannAustralia + Japan
1618The ProtectorJames GlickenhausUnited States + Hong Kong
1719AntipornoSion SonoJapan
1820Ring 0: BirthdayNorio TsurutaJapan
1921KotokoShinya TsukamotoJapan
2022VulgariaPang Ho-cheungHong Kong
2123Kamikaze GirlsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
2224Miracles: The Canton GodfatherJackie ChanHong Kong
2325For Love's SakeTakashi MiikeJapan
2426Tokyo TribeSion SonoJapan
2527Han Gong-juLee Su-jinSouth Korea

Coming Soon:

Note: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, Funeral Parade of Roses, The Hidden Fortress, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo won't be watched during the Asian Cinema Watch Phase 2 line-up.

Localised NameDirectorCountry
Lowlife LoveEiji UchidaJapan
Memories of MatsukoTetsuya NakashimaJapan
Tokyo SonataKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Localised NameDirectorCountry
13 AssassinsTakashi MiikeJapan
After the StormHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
AuditionTakashi MiikeJapan
Battle RoyaleKinji FukasakuJapan
Before We VanishKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Black ButlerKentarō Ōtani, Keiichi SatōJapan
Blade of the ImmortalTakashi MiikeJapan
Blue SpringToshiaki ToyodaJapan
BurningLee Chang-dongSouth Korea
Dangan RunnerSabuJapan
Dark WaterHideo NakataJapan
Dead or AliveTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive 2: BirdsTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive: FinalTakashi MiikeJapan
DeparturesYōjirō TakitaJapan
DreamsAkira KurosawaJapan
The Forest of LoveSion SonoJapan
The HandmaidenPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Happiness of the KatakurisTakashi MiikeJapan
HeroZhang YimouChina
The HostBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
HouseNobuhiko ObayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part I: No Greater LoveMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part II: Road to EternityMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part III: A Soldier's PrayerMasaki KobayashiJapan
I Saw The DevilKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Infernal AffairsAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Infernal Affairs IIAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Lady SnowbloodToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of VengeanceToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Legend of the Stardust BrothersMacoto TezkaJapan
Lesson of EvilTakashi MiikeJapan
Ley LinesTakashi MiikeJapan
Love ExposureSion SonoJapan
The MermaidStephen ChowChina
MotherBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
OldboyPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
One Cut of the DeadShinichiro UedaJapan
Orgies of EdoTeruo IshiiJapan
ParasiteBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
Police StoryJackie ChanHong Kong
Police Story 2Jackie ChanHong Kong
Project AJackie ChanHong Kong
Project A Part IIJackie ChanHong Kong
PulseKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
The RaidGareth EvansIndonesia
The Raid 2: BerandalGareth EvansIndonesia
Rainy DogTakashi MiikeJapan
RetaliationYasuharu HasebeJapan
RingHideo NakataJapan
Ring 2Hideo NakataJapan
Rurouni KenshinKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto InfernoKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend EndsKeishi ŌtomoJapan
ShadowZhang YimouChina
Shin GodzillaHideaki Anno, Shinji HiguchiJapan
Shinjuku Triad Society: China Mafia WarTakashi MiikeJapan
ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
The Story of YonosukeShūichi OkitaJapan
Street MobsterKinji FukasakuJapan
Sympathy for Mr. VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
TagSion SonoJapan
Tale of CinemaHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
A Tale of Two SistersKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Terra FormarsTakashi MiikeJapan
Tetsuo: The Iron ManShinya TsukamotoJapan
Tetsuo II: Body HammerShinya TsukamotoJapan
The Third MurderHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
ThirstPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
Train to BusanYeon Sang-hoSouth Korea
The VillainessJung Byung-gilSouth Korea
The Woodsman and the RainShūichi OkitaJapan
UnforgivenLee Sang-ilJapan
Wolf Guy: Enraged LycanthropeKazuhiko YamaguchiJapan
Woman is the Future of ManHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
Yakuza LawTeruo IshiiJapan
 

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Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff


For Day 26 I watched the 2015 Japanese film Lowlife Love (下衆の愛) directed by Eiji Uchida. This film is alright but it's quite hard to be invested due to the main character who is very unlikeable in the film, and although there is a redeeming arc of sorts, it's still not enough to enjoy the film in the end. The story is alright but I would say I'm more disappointed than anything else.

3/5

Lowlife Love is available to own on Blu-ray by distributor Third Window Films.

Watched:
Day#Localised NameDirectorCountry
0101Crime StoryKirk WongHong Kong
0202PlutoShin Su-wonSouth Korea
0303Inflatable Sex Doll of the WastelandAtsushi YamatoyaJapan
0404The Adventures of Denchu-kozoShinya TsukamotoJapan
0405HazeShinya TsukamotoJapan
0506KillingShinya TsukamotoJapan
0607SpiralGeorge LidaJapan
0708Dragons ForeverSammo HungHong Kong
0809Gushing Prayer: A 15-Year-Old ProstituteMasao AdachiJapan
0910Cold FishSion SonoJapan
1011ConfessionsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
1112PornostarToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1213UnchainToshiaki ToyodaJapan
13149 SoulsToshiaki ToyodaJapan
1415Heart of DragonSammo HungHong Kong
1516Hana-biTakeshi KitanoJapan
1617Top Knot DetectiveDominic Pearce, Aaron McCannAustralia + Japan
1618The ProtectorJames GlickenhausUnited States + Hong Kong
1719AntipornoSion SonoJapan
1820Ring 0: BirthdayNorio TsurutaJapan
1921KotokoShinya TsukamotoJapan
2022VulgariaPang Ho-cheungHong Kong
2123Kamikaze GirlsTetsuya NakashimaJapan
2224Miracles: The Canton GodfatherJackie ChanHong Kong
2325For Love's SakeTakashi MiikeJapan
2426Tokyo TribeSion SonoJapan
2527Han Gong-juLee Su-jinSouth Korea
2628Lowlife LoveEiji UchidaJapan

Coming Soon:

Note: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, Funeral Parade of Roses, The Hidden Fortress, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo won't be watched during the Asian Cinema Watch Phase 2 line-up.

Localised NameDirectorCountry
Abnormal Family NEW ADDITION TO LISTMasayuki SaoJapan
Blue Film Woman NEW ADDITION TO LISTKan MukaiJapan
Memories of MatsukoTetsuya NakashimaJapan
Tokyo SonataKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Localised NameDirectorCountry
13 AssassinsTakashi MiikeJapan
After the StormHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
AuditionTakashi MiikeJapan
Battle RoyaleKinji FukasakuJapan
Before We VanishKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
Black ButlerKentarō Ōtani, Keiichi SatōJapan
Blade of the ImmortalTakashi MiikeJapan
Blue SpringToshiaki ToyodaJapan
BurningLee Chang-dongSouth Korea
Dangan RunnerSabuJapan
Dark WaterHideo NakataJapan
Dead or AliveTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive 2: BirdsTakashi MiikeJapan
Dead or Alive: FinalTakashi MiikeJapan
DeparturesYōjirō TakitaJapan
DreamsAkira KurosawaJapan
The Forest of LoveSion SonoJapan
The HandmaidenPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Happiness of the KatakurisTakashi MiikeJapan
HeroZhang YimouChina
The HostBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
HouseNobuhiko ObayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part I: No Greater LoveMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part II: Road to EternityMasaki KobayashiJapan
The Human Condition Part III: A Soldier's PrayerMasaki KobayashiJapan
I Saw The DevilKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Infernal AffairsAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Infernal Affairs IIAndrew Lau, Alan MakHong Kong
Lady SnowbloodToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of VengeanceToshiya FujitaJapan
Lady VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
The Legend of the Stardust BrothersMacoto TezkaJapan
Lesson of EvilTakashi MiikeJapan
Ley LinesTakashi MiikeJapan
Love ExposureSion SonoJapan
The MermaidStephen ChowChina
MotherBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
OldboyPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
One Cut of the DeadShinichiro UedaJapan
Orgies of EdoTeruo IshiiJapan
ParasiteBong Joon-hoSouth Korea
Police StoryJackie ChanHong Kong
Police Story 2Jackie ChanHong Kong
Project AJackie ChanHong Kong
Project A Part IIJackie ChanHong Kong
PulseKiyoshi KurosawaJapan
The RaidGareth EvansIndonesia
The Raid 2: BerandalGareth EvansIndonesia
Rainy DogTakashi MiikeJapan
RetaliationYasuharu HasebeJapan
RingHideo NakataJapan
Ring 2Hideo NakataJapan
Rurouni KenshinKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto InfernoKeishi ŌtomoJapan
Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend EndsKeishi ŌtomoJapan
ShadowZhang YimouChina
Shin GodzillaHideaki Anno, Shinji HiguchiJapan
Shinjuku Triad Society: China Mafia WarTakashi MiikeJapan
ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
The Story of YonosukeShūichi OkitaJapan
Street MobsterKinji FukasakuJapan
Sympathy for Mr. VengeancePark Chan-wookSouth Korea
TagSion SonoJapan
Tale of CinemaHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
A Tale of Two SistersKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
Terra FormarsTakashi MiikeJapan
Tetsuo: The Iron ManShinya TsukamotoJapan
Tetsuo II: Body HammerShinya TsukamotoJapan
The Third MurderHirokazu Kore-edaJapan
ThirstPark Chan-wookSouth Korea
Train to BusanYeon Sang-hoSouth Korea
The VillainessJung Byung-gilSouth Korea
The Woodsman and the RainShūichi OkitaJapan
UnforgivenLee Sang-ilJapan
Wolf Guy: Enraged LycanthropeKazuhiko YamaguchiJapan
Woman is the Future of ManHong Sang-sooSouth Korea
Yakuza LawTeruo IshiiJapan
 
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