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Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:19 am

The thread's name says it all, do you recommend a Toho film?
There's a great deal of non-Godzilla films from the Toho Studios, and I wanted to know if anyone recommends any certain ones, and if you do, please state why you recommend it, or if you feel that there's any films you should avoid.

And if you have any questions about a certain film, like whether or not it's any good, feel free to ask.

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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby MDK » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:23 am

ESPY. One of Fukuda's best.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:39 am

MeltdownKoopa wrote:ESPY. One of Fukuda's best.

and why do you believe that, and care to give us a little run down of what it's about?
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby MDK » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:41 am

Lain Of The Wired wrote:
MeltdownKoopa wrote:ESPY. One of Fukuda's best.

and why do you believe that, and care to give us a little run down of what it's about?


It's basically about a group of psychics fighting crime. I thought the characters were pretty good.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby 20th Century Boy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:44 am

Iron Finger (AKA 100 Shot, 100 Killed) is a fun James Bond-esque comedic spy film starring Akira Takarada, Mie Hama, and Akihiko Hirata. It's very entertaining and has a few hilarious moments, I highly recommend it. I think the only way you can watch this movie is on Hulu Plus from Criterion.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby ILL GREEN » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:51 am

Seven Samurai is an epic classic. Get the english subtitled version.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Godzilla 1995 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:50 pm

I find the lack of Matango disturbing.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:59 pm

Godzilla 1995 wrote:I find the lack of Matango disturbing.

That's one I was wondering about.
How good is it?
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby 20th Century Boy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:05 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:
Godzilla 1995 wrote:I find the lack of Matango disturbing.

That's one I was wondering about.
How good is it?

It's a damn fine movie. I think it's Ishiro Honda's third-best movie, behind the Mothra and the original Godzilla. It's very well-made and a cynical exploration of the human condition. You should definitely check it out.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Godzilla 1995 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:17 pm

20th Century Boy wrote:
Lain Of The Wired wrote:
Godzilla 1995 wrote:I find the lack of Matango disturbing.

That's one I was wondering about.
How good is it?

It's a damn fine movie. I think it's Ishiro Honda's third-best movie, behind the Mothra and the original Godzilla. It's very well-made and a cynical exploration of the human condition. You should definitely check it out.

THIRD best? No way, Mothra has a major anti-climax problem, no way is it third best. Honestly, when Mothra starts her rampage is when the film starts to drop off big time.

Matango is right behind Gojira in terms of excellence. Gojira just has way more impact.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby MDK » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:38 pm

I honestly find Matango to be the best of all of Honda's work.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:48 pm

Matango is a disturbing, yet satisfying, film. It has good atmosphere, and the acting is some of the best I've seen in a Toho film. I reccomend it, and maybe have a pizza with mushrooms while you see it.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Rodan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:09 pm

House.

Because it's amazing.

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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby tymon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:05 am

Ikiru. Go watch it, now.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Julia Bristow » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:14 am

I'd recommend The H-Man because it is a pretty damn good 50's scifi film.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Space Hunter M » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:11 am

Kurasawa (salaryman).

Because it's art and Toho distributed it.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby MaxRebo320 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:48 am

Hey, I want you to check out this film. Go rent "Godzilla", and just check it out. #italiano
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Tyler » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:57 pm

I maintain the belief that Godzilla and Seven Samurai should be everyone's first two Criterions now.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby tymon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:28 pm

^Yep, I had my Criterion-cherry popped by them, and they're two of my favorite movies ever.
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Re: Recommend A Toho Film

Postby Heath » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:24 am

It's an old one, but one i just saw. Latitude Zero. It's cheesy, but it's cheesy in a good way. Like a cross between 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the Island of Doctor Moreau (sp), and the Wizard of Oz. I think it's from the early 60's, but it was actually done in English and a pretty good flick overall.
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