Trust me, if you like Golgo 13, you are pretty much guaranteed to like Vampire Hunter D (1985). The recent Vampire Hunter D movie looks gorgeous but is awful.
Fist of the North Star is best dubbed! Streamline did an awesome job at that. You are doing the right thing waiting for the dub!
 Ninja Scroll! That's another awesome one!
Streamline did some bitchin' dubs; some people bitch about the dialog changes/etc, but fuck em. Castle of Cagliostro was awesome and one of my all-time favorite dubs (it's sweet that they even included that dub as the "english" track on the Japanese DVD release).
It was actually really good. Apparently, Maurice Sendak had pretty close involvement (including picking the director) and was rather pleased with the finished product. It's not so much a children's movie as it is a movie about childhood. It kinda takes the right mindset to appreciate, and it is a bit (perhaps more than a bit, really) depressing, but it's seriously great!
Post by robertagilmour on May 7, 2010 16:44:03 GMT -5
Smithee, there was a little topless asian girl in the Sex and The City movie too, I was pretty shocked by that. But to be honest, even though I really didnt want to see her that way and found it pretty unsettling, I'm glad that the pedophile hysteria of today has not completely stopped filmakers doing what they want, I was just amazed it happened in such a big movie.
I dont what to say about that depiction morally, because I'm sure there have been a lot of pedophiles getting off on it, but I'd rather people didnt make such a big deal out of it, so we can someday go back to being innocent and not think of child nudity as such a big deal. I'm sure I wouldnt have been so disturbed by it if people didnt make such a big deal of things like that.
There is a japanese arthouse movie called Emperor Tomato Ketchup that has an abundance of child nudity and even has them simulating sex with older women. I've never seen it,, for reasons of obscurity, it is not one of the Terayama movies I want to see and that I dont want to go to jail. It is interesting that the movie has no widely known legal status, obviously because of the obscurity, because it has been sold in shops in america apparently, but in many countries the blatant sexual aspect of the nudity could get you jailed easily. There is a few violent responses to that movie on Imdb and I have to wonder how legal it would be in each place where each viewer came from.
There are a number of movies with issues like this, but the one movie that really interests me in this regard is Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, which is a great Czech arty horror film, which there has strangely been very little controversy about and its arty status seems to have made it invulnerable to censorship. There is a scene where the 13 year old girl main character is naked and an uncle tries to come onto her, I've read a lot of people say the scene is "non-pronographic" but they are bullshitting themselves if they think there is not lots of normal grown men who would find it arousing, since she looks puzzlingly mature for her age( she plays a 17 year old) and is very pretty.
I've been watching a shitload of films and I want to write about some of them soon. I'm finding it hard to draw the line but I want to get them out of the way, because I dont want to start playing videogames until I've finished all the movies. Last year I thought I'd have watched all the movies by March, but I still have another 50 to watch.
Thing is, children, whether male or female, until a certain age have absolutely no modesty. They don't care if they're heading around shirtless, or pantless, or underwearless... So it always surprises, and annoys, me when people make such a big deal of it. Same goes for breast-feeding, as I keep hearing THAT is inappropriate. How? The baby isn't thinking "BOOBY!" they're thinking "FOOD!" --;
I don't think sexuality is the concern with breast feeding. It's the fact that it's a bodily function. In my eyes, it's as if someone just dropped their pants and took a shit on the floor. Yes, babies have to eat. They do not absolutely have to eat off of someone's body part in front of the general public, though. It's about modesty and decency.
Post by robertagilmour on May 8, 2010 11:56:42 GMT -5
It's funny, I saw a lot of films I was too young to see when I was 3-7. When I grew up and watched some of them again, I realised there was nudity in them and I always wonder how or why I didnt notice the nudity when I was so young, it was as if it used to be invisible or meaningless. One of the most dangerous things about this kind of moral panic, is that these people think they are protecting kids, but there are things that kids do or see and when a worried adult introduces the concept of shame and danger to that situation, it can really fuck with the kids heads. Too much shame in childhood creates some really troubled adults. Watch how many situations when a child looks to the parent to know how to feel about things.
Thankyou to whoever recommended Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter ...And Spring; it was a really beautiful film, more sad than it would seem from a mere plot description. I've got two more Kim Ki Duk films lined up.
I watched The Blind Side last night. I really wasn't expecting anything good simply because it looked like a really damn boring movie. And it kinda was. But on the other hand, it was kinda charming and it had bits of humour. Sandra Bullock's character was annoying as hell though. If it wasn't for the fact that she provided the dude with housing and food, I don't see any reason why he would want to be involved in her life at all. That, and everybody in the movie except for the main characters all suck.
My brothers and I laughed out loud at the unintentional hilarity that came out from the obvious racism bits that were put into the film. When some random guys were being racist jackasses during the football game, it just came off as ridiculously and old-fashioned for a movie. "Hey, let's put in a scene where some people are racist to emphasize how old-of-place and good the main character is!". Eh.
I have really mixed feelings. This post ended up being way longer than I wanted, too. Next time I'll just put "meh".
"I am thinking...that I am a bigger man than you will ever be."