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rakechan
further down the Spiral
(9/25/02 6:14:55 am)
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Ahem... hello.... (a bit late... soz!)
Ahem.... yes yes, I thought I might as well put on an introduction, after Turtle just suggested it in some other thread (after my sleep deprevation of last night n the night before, I'm now all ill, so stay back...) aanyhoos... I don't tend to post much because I can't afford to buy any DVDs (I get to see all these filmys through Uchujin!! ^_^ less im...) because I'm a skin filmy student type. Anyhoos, I just generally like films I suppose... odd ones.... very odd ones usually....

oh yes.... I've been trying to teach myself japanese for aout 4 or 5 years and so far all I can say is "I am a carrot" and other such useful phrases!... (which would expain why ya haven't seen me around on that delightful j-language forum... doh!)

Right... I'm gonna sign off now and get some orange juice! >_<

ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(9/25/02 8:17:51 am)
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Re: Ahem... hello.... (a bit late... soz!)
Thanks for the delayed intro. rakechan. Good luck with the j-studies.


j.

uchujin
manipulator of the Virus
(9/25/02 4:44:03 pm)
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Re: Ahem... hello.... (a bit late... soz!)
Doh bless :) You're not just any old carrot r-chan, queen of the Jet Ninjin! :)

have ya tapes there by the weekend... hehe

Narusegawa
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(9/25/02 7:24:44 pm)
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Re: Ahem... hello.... (a bit late... soz!)
I'm trying to self learn Japanese too. Not easy huh. Even after watching hours, over hours, over hours of Anime and Japanese TV to get a feel for it. Good Luck!!

NadareLJ
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(9/26/02 1:13:31 am)
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Re: Ahem... hello.... (a bit late... soz!)
I did try taking Japanese classes but something happened to the teacher, so classes stopped. And I admit I'm too lazy to find a new Japanese intermediate class!

--Nadare no Honou--

Kitano Clone
shambler
(9/26/02 9:21:29 am)
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Intros
Maybe it would be a great idea to create a topic in the forum for introductions.

Gibal Sandwich
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(9/26/02 10:02:27 am)
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Hmm yer - sounds good - go for it Kitano! Clone!! Id sure like to introduce myself for the...3rd time!!!!! Ho ha - maybe they'll get better...and include a pic maybe?? Hehehe who knows!! But there are 200 members or summet?? Itd be cool to get intros off all o them!! (or the ones that post at least...)


....which makes me wonder where the 200 people are?? I know myself that ive introduced some ppl to the forum who post once or twice, get scared, and return to their "normal" (as normal as anyone knowing me) lives.

Id make the topic but the buttons allllll the way up there and itd mean me moving my mouse. ~~~~~

Kiriyama06
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(9/26/02 4:50:42 pm)
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ore wa orenji jusu desu (dont know carrot!)
I've been self-learning Japanese for about 2 months now and it's perfectly possible (if admittedly a little hard) I wouldn't go in for the films and anime too much as its kinda like jumping in the deep end when the swimming pool's been de-oxygenated :) and don't worry bout making a tit of yourself in the Nihongo forum either...I've been doing it for ages! it's fun I tells ya :lol

visit my Japanese movie site last upd8ed 06/09/02

rakechan
further down the Spiral
(9/26/02 6:36:56 pm)
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Re: ore wa orenji jusu desu (dont know carrot!)
Ah well... I generally make a tit o yself everywhere else, so I s'pose why stop now?! Look out for posts sayig "Watashi wa ninjin desu..."

I think generally the whole 'japanese is impossible' thing stems from the fact that I do no work.... (no time.... >_<)

and. yeh... on your own time uchijin! (hehehe.... blesk... this is great! now I can nag you for things online tooooooo!... it's like bein' married... only worse.... for yoooooo anyhoos....)

ring rasen loop
Administrator, Ring guru
(9/26/02 6:50:36 pm)
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I've said it before...
...and I'll say it again, good luck to all with Japanese studies! It's a wicked language but a whole lot of fun. Feel free to ask any questions in the Nihongo no keijiban (for anyone that missed the post, I'm a full-time translator).


j.

rakechan
out from the well
(9/26/02 7:34:05 pm)
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Re: I've said it before...
Hehehehe.... you'll wish you never told me that!

Laziyama06
shambler
(9/26/02 7:51:51 pm)
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blesk?
well you'd have thought he'd learn his lesson after telling me he'd be happy to answer any questions and me responding to his kindness be creating the masterpiece of the shite 桐山のクラップ。コーナー!(Kiriyama's Krap Korner)
still, much appreciated J! (yay now there can be 2 know-nothings on the board! I'm no longer alone! :lol )

rakechan
out from the well
(9/27/02 4:55:54 am)
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Re: blesk?
(Ahem.... just incase you were wonderin, Blesk is an entertainment 'hello' type mag in Czech republic... and I say 'bless' a lot... it kinda stuck... ahem! anyhoos....)

The Bad One
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(9/27/02 6:54:58 am)
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Re: blesk?
I started my Japanese course last Tuesday. I have been self teaching since last December and have fair sized a vocabulary under my belt already.

It was weird, the tutor as soon as she found out just how much I knew, was asking me so many questions, kind of testing the water or my knowledge so to speak. I am happy to say that I surprised her. I have never been instantly made 'top of the class' before, I have always had to work hard to get there. But on Tuesday, I was getting asked first for every question -god, talk about pressure to perform!

Luckily, if there was something that I didn't know, I said, and was treated like all the other studenst for that time. I'm glad, I think I am going to have a good relationship with Helen (my tutor), and a very good time going to classes.

I would reccomend it to anyone. It's hard, but it really is so worth it. If only to be able to say, "Moshi moshi?" when you answer the phone. (Lol, sorry, it's my favourite Japanese word/phrase)

Edited by: The Bad One at: 9/27/02 6:55:53 am
The Binman
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(9/27/02 3:50:11 pm)
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Re: blesk?
"Moshi moshi?"
moshi moshi?
"moshi moshi?"
moshi moshi?
REPEAT UNTIL BORED

heh, those peeps who've seen "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" will know what I'm talking about...

My sister learns japanese too so I've picked up a little recently. (i.e. I can scream "nan-dai-oh" at the top of my voice but I can't spell it or tell anyone what it means....great!)

Kitano
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(9/27/02 3:59:44 pm)
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Tetsuo and his phone.
Yeah, the phone dialogue scene, one of the most intelligently scripted converstions ever on cinema.

Mega-spoiler:

The conversation ends with the killer line:

"Aa...aa".

Edited by: Kitano at: 9/27/02 4:26:55 pm
Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(9/27/02 4:06:07 pm)
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huh...
Nan da yo ? It means "What is it"? With emphasis.

NadareLJ
manipulator of the Virus
(9/27/02 10:18:41 pm)
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I just noticed, Kitano but your avatar kinda reminds me of Kuwata Keisuke. He's a veteran Japanese pop singer... and he's quite popular.

--Nadare no Honou--

The Binman
manipulator of the Virus
(9/28/02 7:33:43 am)
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"What is it!?!?!?!!?"

Hahahh, Great!!! Cheers!

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(9/28/02 9:54:48 am)
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Yeah, this one is Tadanobu Asano, a young musician turned young actor. He's very cool!

The pic is from the movie "Koroshiya Ichi" (Ichi the Killer), which I hope to get to see soon!! Uncut, that is.

uchujin
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(9/28/02 10:10:20 am)
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Dutch release, Dec 3rd.. dvd that is :) oooOOoooooohhh....

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(9/28/02 10:17:17 am)
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Hey, that's the dutch cover? December?!! AAArrrrRRRghGhHHh!!!!!!

At first, I thought that Asano was Ichi, but no, he's Kakihara.
He seems to be the star in the movie, although he didn't get his name in the title...

By the way, I wandered through CdJapan, and saw listed an ANIME version of Ichi, which supposedly takes place AFTER the movie, as it says in the description; it's called "Episode 0"...

uchujin
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(9/28/02 12:42:48 pm)
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Hehe, it's an awesome cover eh!? ... It was scheduled for Nov 19th, but they put it back to cram more extras on it! (thats the rumour anyhow, theres already everything you could want on there! 2 discs I think!)

Yeah I love that about the film, everyone I've shown it to thought the guy with the slit must be the badass.. but if he's not Ichi?... hehe..

That anime sounds pretty cool. Hope it's based on the film rather than the manga... Haven't seen the manga personally, but I love the style of the film. It would be nice to see that sheer Miike inventiveness in an anime! :) Heard a rumour that Miike was doing a voice on the anime, but I don't care too much for that either way.. I'd rather him keep workin on films.. 8 so far this year?... damn...

Kitano
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(9/28/02 1:09:31 pm)
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Yup, it's a cool cover, I always liked that pic.

Relatively to the anime, I can't find any more info on it, through the net, maybe only in japanese sites so far. The word is that the story in the manga completes the story in the movie and vice-versa. They say the ending of the movie gets explained through the manga version. This time both manga and movie are 'attached'.
There's also a "manga and movie guide"...

The news on the anime version got me by surprise, I must say!

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(9/29/02 3:02:17 am)
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Here's the link to the listing in Cdjapan:

www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=ASHB-1041


Takashi Miike is the voice of Kakihara!!!!!

The Binman
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(9/29/02 5:08:00 am)
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Wasn't there meant to be a UK version of Ichi coming out somewhen?

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(9/29/02 5:28:14 am)
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Yeah, but who's to release it? Tartan?

uchujin
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(9/29/02 6:21:05 am)
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Medusa apparently, the people who do the Hong Kong Legends discs! yay! they have a deal with a dutch company (DWF or something? which is why the HKL stuff is released in Holland) thats why there will be sooo many extras, (including commentary by Bey Logan and Alien Sun)... The BBFC (uk censors) are ok with the violence apparently, but the 'sexualised violence' will be chopped. .... so, Dutch and UK discs should be the same, appart from a couple of mins missing from the UK version... I think.. apparently.. so the rumour goes...

Kitano
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(9/29/02 6:52:42 am)
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If the 'sexualized violence' is gonna be butchered, I'll get the japanese disc...

I heard that the HK releases are cut exactly on the sex violence, and not quite that much on the 'normal' violence.

uchujin
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(9/29/02 9:17:47 am)
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Yeah, I have the HK version and the cuts are pretty obvious (and useless! most of the violent bits have had the effect shot taken out yet still look freaky enough. eg, suzuki being jabbed about the face, the hot oil, or kakiharas tongue scene..) the 'nasty bit' is gone completely though. The Dutch dvd will be completely uncut, but the UK one should only be missing that bit... personally I can live without that scene but I'll probably go for the dutch one anyway, just cos it'll be the first one out.. There's a near enough complete list of HK version cuts here www.kfccinema.com/reviews/horror/ichi/ichi.html at the bottom

Thanks for the info on the anime too, I could definately use some explanation about the end!

Great Horror
the chosen infected
(9/29/02 11:31:37 am)
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ARGH! I THINK MY HEADS GOING TO EXPLODE!!!!! ARGH!!!!

Terrors Got Nothing On Horror.