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 Post subject: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:04 am 

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Been watching a lot of these on Netflix recently and need some recommendations. What I've seen so far:

Drug War
The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
The Man From Nowhere
both The Raid movies
Man of Tai Chi
Infernal Affairs
Oldboy

Stuff I have in the queue:
Red Cliff
Ong-Bak
Lady Vengeance
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Kundo
Outrage and Beyond Outrage

Most of these are Korean, I guess? Anyway, need more like this stuff. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime, so preferably stuff that's on either of those services.


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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:19 pm 

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You might dig Snowpiercer. It's a South Korean produced sci-fi action movie with both Asian and Anglo actors.


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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:29 am 

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I've seen it, actually. I know opinions are divisive, but I liked it until I started thinking about it. So I stopped doing that. Best way to watch it is to just watch it without trying to pick it apart at the same time, I think.

Throwing out a general recommendation for Red Cliff. Awesome movie. Apparently the version on Netflix isn't even the whole movie either.


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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:23 pm 

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Bullio wrote:
I've seen it, actually. I know opinions are divisive, but I liked it until I started thinking about it. So I stopped doing that. Best way to watch it is to just watch it without trying to pick it apart at the same time, I think.


Agreed. It's not an instant classic or anything, but I enjoyed it once I decided I didn't care that the premise is pretty stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:42 am 

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I, too, have seen most on the list. I would highly recommend 'sympathy for lady vengeance'. while it is not an all out action movie, it is creepy little story with a great twist. good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:56 pm 

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Sha Po Lang (Killzone). Has Donnie Yen, and Sammo Hung. It's pretty badass.

Crying Fist. Not an action movie, but it has the star of Old Boy in it. And it's a boxing movie of sorts. Great movie, and the boxing match at the end is great.

A Bittersweet Life. About a cocky, young, gangster that pisses off the wrong guy, gets punished, and then goes after him.

Ong Bak 2. More of the same as the first one.


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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:01 pm 

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Are there lots of HOTT Asian girls in these things? (Bonus points if they get nekkid.)

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 Post subject: Re: Asian action movies
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:30 pm 

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really dig oldboy. also enjoyed 'the chaser,' another korean film.

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