Asiamania Podcast

All the films that we have both watched for the Asiamania Podcast (Or that a guest has joined Ben to talk about)

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1.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ EP11 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
2.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ EP11 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
3.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ EP12 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
4.
Ninja Scroll (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A mysterious vagabond sets out on a journey to confront his past. Little does he know he is up against a demonic force of killers, with a ghost from his past as the leader. (94 mins.)
“ EP10 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
5.
Lady Snowblood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
“ Not Available To Download ” - greatwyatteshark
 
6.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ EP8 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
7.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Not Available To Download ” - greatwyatteshark
 
8.
Detective Dee: The Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. (123 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
“ Not Available To Download ” - greatwyatteshark
 
9.
The Wolverine (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (126 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Not Available To Download ” - greatwyatteshark
 
10.
Wrestling with a Memory (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A comedy about a wrestler struggling with memory lapse. (120 mins.)
“ EP12 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
11.
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. (109 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Not Available To Download ” - greatwyatteshark
 
12.
Ninja Resurrection (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Set in the time of the Tokugawa regime, where the Shogun has outlawed the Japanese Christians, since... (80 mins.)
Director: Yasunori Urata
“ EP10 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
13.
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances. (120 mins.)
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
“ EP14 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
14.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lee
“ EP14 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
15.
The Replacement Killers (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A troubled hit-man seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug-lord has hired replacements to finish the job and kill the hit-man. (87 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ EP22 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
16.
The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen. (111 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ EP21 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
17.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ EP19 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
18.
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. (105 mins.)
Director: Keanu Reeves
“ EP18 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
19.
14 Blades (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues. (114 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
“ EP16 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
20.
Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage. (110 mins.)
Director: Ding Sheng
“ EP15 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
21.
The Chaser (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ EP27 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
22.
Snowpiercer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
“ EP29 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
23.
Godzilla (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity. (123 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
“ EP29 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
24.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father. (24 mins.)
“ EP17, 20, 26 & 30 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
25.
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound... (83 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
“ EP33 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
26.
The Crow (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ EP35 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
27.
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful women. (79 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ EP35 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
28.
Hachi-ko (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death. (107 mins.)
“ EP36 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
29.
Samurai Cop (1991 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two police detectives who must stop the ruthless activities of the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles (96 mins.)
Director: Amir Shervan
“ EP37 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
30.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
“ EP38 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
31.
Versus (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection. (119 mins.)
“ EP39 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
32.
Ringu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ EP40 Part 2 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
33.
Black Mask (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lee
“ EP43 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
34.
Savage Beach (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
On their way to make an air delivery, two drug enforcement agents will need to do an emergency landing on a remote island, rumoured to have a gold treasure. (92 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
“ EP15 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
35.
Dragon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
“ EP23 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
36.
Silmido (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung... (135 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
“ EP60 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
37.
Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested. (134 mins.)
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
“ EP60 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
38.
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again. (138 mins.)
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
“ EP64 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
39.
Deadball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan... (99 mins.)
Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
“ EP65 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
40.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death. (95 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ EP67 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
41.
The Admiral (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
At the strait 'Roaring Currents', master strategist Admiral Yi and his 12 battleships oppose enemy's fleet of 330, and win the most incredible victory of history. (126 mins.)
Director: Han-min Kim
“ EP71 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
42.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995). (90 mins.)
“ EP73 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
43.
The Wind Rises (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ EP45 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
44.
Castle in the Sky (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ EP45 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
45.
Tai Chi Zero (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Fung
“ EP48 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
46.
Wheels on Meals (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective... (108 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
“ EP55 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
47.
The Suspect (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Dong-chul is the best field agent in North Korea until he is abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter murdered. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, his revenge mission begin. (137 mins.)
Director: Shin-yeon Won
“ EP57 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
48.
The Guard Post (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ... (121 mins.)
Director: Su-chang Kong
“ EP76 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
49.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique. (134 mins.)
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
“ EP79 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
50.
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
It's 25 years later, and Detective Frank Washington is forced to team up with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to solve a series of assassinations. (94 mins.)
“ EP81 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
51.
Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town. (98 mins.)
Director: Shinji Higuchi
“ EP85 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
52.
Erotic Ghost Story (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three vixens have meditated for 1,000 years to able to shed their animal natures and become human. For the final month of their rigors... (90 mins.)
Director: Ngai Choi Lam
“ EP87 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
53.
The Killer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ EP89 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
54.
The Last Samurai (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ EP90 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
55.
Kung Fu Jungle (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. (100 mins.)
Director: Teddy Chan
“ EP95 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
56.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ EP98 ” - greatwyatteshark
 
57.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
58.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood