Forums - Movies Discussion - Who makes the best Asian movies?

In the far east, who do you think makes the best movies:  Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, mainland China, or Taiwan?

 

And what is your reason (s)?



Asians??  Most amazing EPIC fail video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3oVRJm-RBU

LOL!  That's me, OMG!!

Around the Network

China

flying daggers, Hero, crouching tiger,  two name but three classics. 



Dont Think...


televandalist Animated Gif on Giphy

 

A New Day....

I'd say China too though I've heard good things about korean acting.

"Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

I don't pay for Internet for you to hurt my feelings.

- Me


 

 

 

 

.. are you guys kidding ? I like Hero,House of the flying Daggers and Red Cliff, but it's Japan by a landslide

even Akira Kurosawa's fantastic movies like Yojimbo, Shichinin no Samurai or Ran alone tip it into their favor, but additionally there are things like Zatoichi, the various horror movies like Ringu or Dark Water and ofcourse the ever fun Battle Royale

and I'm not even counting the fabulous anime movies from Ghibli and Satoshi Kon yet



"Makes"? As in the present tense? I dunno. But all time, it's definitely Japan because Kurosawa was Japanese.

Around the Network
Lafiel said:

.. are you guys kidding ? I like Hero and House of the flying daggers, but it's Japan by a landslide

even Akira Kurosawa's fantastic movies like Yojimbo, Shichinin no Samurai or Ran alone tip it in their favor, but additionally there are things like Zatoichi, the various horror movies like Ringu or Dark Water and ofcourse the ever fun Battle Royale

and I'm not even counting the fabulous anime movies from Ghibli and Satoshi Kon yet


Good movies, but not great movies.  Those Chinese movies I named are classics. 

Anime doesn't count in my world.

opinions. 



Dont Think...


televandalist Animated Gif on Giphy

 

A New Day....

kowenicki said:
Lafiel said:

.. are you guys kidding ? I like Hero and House of the flying daggers, but it's Japan by a landslide

even Akira Kurosawa's fantastic movies like Yojimbo, Shichinin no Samurai or Ran alone tip it in their favor, but additionally there are things like Zatoichi, the various horror movies like Ringu or Dark Water and ofcourse the ever fun Battle Royale

and I'm not even counting the fabulous anime movies from Ghibli and Satoshi Kon yet


Good movies, but not great movies.  Those Chinese movies I named are classics. 

Anime doesn't count in my world.

opinions. 

Battle Royale is the greatest movie ever made. My Neighbour Totoro from Studio Ghibli would be second. 

Again, there's no right answer here, just opinions :P Though I say Japan wins this by quite a few light years.



kowenicki said:
Lafiel said:

.. are you guys kidding ? I like Hero and House of the flying daggers, but it's Japan by a landslide

even Akira Kurosawa's fantastic movies like Yojimbo, Shichinin no Samurai or Ran alone tip it in their favor, but additionally there are things like Zatoichi, the various horror movies like Ringu or Dark Water and ofcourse the ever fun Battle Royale

and I'm not even counting the fabulous anime movies from Ghibli and Satoshi Kon yet


Good movies, but not great movies.  Those Chinese movies I named are classics. 

Anime doesn't count in my world.

opinions. 

Hero and the like are entertaining movies (as I said, I like those), but to call them "classics" over Kurosawa's works sure is .. bold.

*shrugs* btw narrowmindedness doesn't count in my world



Jackie Chan.

Around the Network
Excellent question. Once upon a time it was clearly Japan. Akira Kurosawa and the Godzilla-movies. Later Hongkong took the crown (I only say Jackie Chan), followed by Japan (Anime like Akira and Studio Ghibli + horror-movies like ringu).
But today mainland China and South Korea are in the same league. Sure, Japan is the leader in Anime, but South Korea starts to get into this field too. They not only want to draw the animes for Japan. But who changed Korea the most in movie business is Park Chan-Wook, one of the greatest directors of all time (yes, like Akira Kurosawa and Alfred Hitchcock).
Mainland China has his great director with Zhang Yimou. Additionally all the Hongkong-stars now cooperate making movies with mainland-china (Jackie Chan - Little Big Soldier, Stephen Chow - Kung Fu Hustle). The other way round too, newer Zhang Yimou movies are also cooperation with Hongkong. So Hongkong-movies and mainland-china-movies are harder to separate these days.
And Japan has more also than anime these days: Takeshi Kitano (Zatoichi), Sabu (Kanikôsen) or Ryuhei Kitamura are also great directors.
So I think all three are on the same level these days: China/Hongkong, South Korea and Japan. Taiwan is trailing behind in my opinion.

3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh

predict!

Can 3DS outsell PSP? / Does Vita have better 3rd-party support in 2014 than 3DS?

Bet with platformmaster918 and ethomaz about PS3 overtaking Wii in total sales.

Bet with Lawlight: How many PS3 will Sony ship over 2013. He wins if that are more than 11 million, I win if it are less.

Nintendomination