Films I've seen at Fantasia Film Festival

by leslie_glady | created - 24 Jul 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Films I've seen at Fantasia Film Festival since 2008.

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1. L: Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, Shunji Fujimura, Tatsuya Fujiwara

Votes: 7,030

3. Riaru onigokko (2008)

98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Teenager is transported to a parallel world where everyone who shares his family name is being hunted down by the dictatorial government.

Director: Issei Shibata | Stars: Takuya Ishida, Mitsuki Tanimura, Shunsuke Daitô, Rio Matsumoto

Votes: 199

4. Sakigake!! Otokojuku (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy

Otokojuku 1st-year student leader, carrying a grudge on this school, now leads the evil army of Kanto Gogakuren school, is ready for a pay back. He conspires to take over Otokojuku and sets... See full summary »

Director: Tak Sakaguchi | Stars: Gô Ayano, Kaoru Hirata, Mayumi Kikuchi, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 211

5. Jiang shan mei ren (2008)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, History

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Kelly Chen, Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xiaodong Guo

Votes: 3,532

6. Dòng máu anh hùng (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In French ruled Vietnam in 1922, the French and Vietnamese officers plot to sniff out arch-rebel De Canh. But, Officer Cuong is disabused. He and De Canh's daughter, rebel Vo Thanh Thuy, ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Nguyen | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen, Thang Nguyen

Votes: 1,920

7. Kod (2008)

119 min | Drama, Romance

Kwan (Kiatkamol Lata), a three-armed guy, was shocked to learn that his Uncle Tawee, his personal tailor, has passed away. He decides to go to Bangkok in order to undergo an operation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kongdej Jaturanrasamee | Stars: Supakson Chaimongkol, Kiattikamol Lata

Votes: 39

8. Garoojigi (2008)

120 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Byun, whilst a good fighter, is constantly ridiculed by the village women for his tiny 'package.' However, this ends when a monk provides Byun with a massive penis and amazing sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Hansol Shin | Stars: Tae-gyu Bong, Yi-yeong Shim, Dal-su Oh, Yuh Jung Youn

Votes: 455

9. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega, Sarah Brightman

Votes: 21,924 | Gross: $0.14M

10. Bareuge salja (2007)

102 min | Action, Comedy

Things get out of control when Doman, an eager and saintly traffic cop, is asked the play the role of the bank robber in a robbery intervention police training program.

Director: Hee-chan Ra | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Byung-ho Son, Young-eun Lee, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 1,470

11. Thirst (2009)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo

Votes: 36,301 | Gross: $0.30M

12. Vampire Killers (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.

Director: Phil Claydon | Stars: Paul McGann, James Corden, MyAnna Buring, Silvia Colloca

Votes: 18,588

13. Ai no mukidashi (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 9,475

14. Force of Five (2009)

R | 77 min | Action, Comedy

Four children sneak into a terrorist-controlled hospital to steal a heart to transplant for the 5th child who is dying in a different hospital.

Director: Krissanapong Rachata | Stars: Nantawooti Boonrapsap, Nawarat Techarathanaprasert, Sasisa Jindamanee, Paytaai Wongkamlao

Votes: 358

15. Lalapipo (2009)

120 min | Comedy

A nice looking SCOUT hooks a future PORN STAR near the department store one day. It didn't take her long to be the highest paid porn actress, which eventually leads her to meet her ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Miyano | Stars: Yuri Nakamura, Sayuki Matsumoto, Miyavi Matsunoi, Meguri

Votes: 234

16. Lang ya (2008)

R | 89 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

A female cop befriends a mysterious martial arts drifter, who turns out to be a deadly assassin.

Directors: Chung Chi Li, Jing Wu | Stars: Jing Wu, Celina Jade, Kara Wai, Zhanwen Kou

Votes: 1,656

17. The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009)

TV-MA | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

After he loses his high-paying job, Dory takes a gig as a night janitor in order to pay rent. Alone late at night inside a market research firm, he soon discovers the company is experimenting on their other janitors ...

Director: David Russo | Stars: Marshall Allman, Jeanette Maus, Sean Nelson, Allen Johnson

Votes: 806

18. Yattâman (2009)

111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Sakurai, Saki Fukuda, Kyoko Fukada, Kendô Kobayashi

Votes: 1,670

19. Dead Snow (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

61 Metascore

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Vegar Hoel

Votes: 59,704 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Kurôn wa kokyô wo mezasu (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The Clone Returns Home is a compelling meditation on the paradox of life and death, and the meaning of love and family. Set in an imaginary - yet utterly imaginable - future, this quietly ... See full summary »

Director: Kanji Nakajima | Stars: Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Eri Ishida, Hiromi Nagasaku, Kyûsaku Shimada

Votes: 542

21. Insutanto numa (2009)

120 min | Comedy

A quirky young woman who loves antiques embarks on risky adventures and business endeavors with her eccentric friends, trying to score a unique item that will finally be worth a huge profit... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Morio Kazama, Ryo Kase, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 515

23. Misseu Hongdangmu (2008)

101 min | Comedy

An awkward and unpopular high school teacher tries to stop two of her colleagues from falling in love.

Director: Kyoung-mi Lee | Stars: Hyo-Jin Kong, Seong-woo Bae, Joon-ho Bong, Woo-seul-hye Hwang

Votes: 422

24. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,234

25. 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)

139 min | Drama, Fantasy

Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Muneyoshi Abiko

Votes: 1,553

26. Fine, Totally Fine (2008)

110 min | Comedy

A tragicomedy about two listless friends who fall for the same girl and try to find out what they want from their life.

Director: Yosuke Fujita | Stars: Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yoshino Kimura, Yoshinori Okada, Yûka Arai

Votes: 529

27. 8th Wonderland (2008)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

A website where people can virtually live in a true democracy becomes so popular that its leading members take questionable actions to improve the real world as well. This backfires and various governments brand them terrorists.

Directors: Nicolas Alberny, Jean Mach | Stars: Matthew Géczy, Robert William Bradford, Alain Azerot, Eloissa Florez

Votes: 443

28. You Might as Well Live (2009)

R | 78 min | Comedy

On the advice of his childhood hero, Robert R. Mutt embarks on a madcap adventure to attain the three keys to being a "somebody" - a girl, some money and a championship ring.

Director: Simon Ennis | Stars: Joshua Peace, Michael Madsen, Stephen McHattie, Dov Tiefenbach

Votes: 348

29. Tsumi toka batsu toka (2009)

110 min | Comedy

Inspired by Kafka, Model wins prize to becomes honorary police chief for a day. Then she finds the police are awaiting her instructions and her day only becomes stranger from there.

Director: Kera | Stars: Riko Narumi, Masaaki Akahori, Sakura Andô, Kumiko Asô

Votes: 104

30. Boku no kanojo wa saibôgu (2008)

115 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Jiro is a lonely university student. One day he meets a beautiful and interesting woman who turns out to be a Cyborg lacking manners and emotions.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide, Risa Ai, Nya Daigo

Votes: 3,159

31. Kamogawa horumô (2009)

113 min | Comedy

University students play an ancient game that involves calling spirits to attack one's opponent.

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Chiaki Kuriyama, Gaku Hamada, Sei Ashina

Votes: 168

32. My Dear Enemy (2008)

123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung-woon, who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-ki Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-woo Ha, Il-hwa Choi, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 640

33. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 6,955 | Gross: $0.10M

34. Seoyang-goldong-yanggwajajeom Aentikeu (2008)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jin-hyeok opens a cake shop in an old antique shop, hiring Seun-woo, Korea's best pastry chef, who fell in love with him in high school. Also there, are Soo-young, crushing on Seun-woo, ex-boxer Gi-beom, and Seun-woo's French ex-boyfriend.

Director: Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Jae-wook Kim, Ah-In Yoo, Ji-ho Choi

Votes: 1,164

35. I Sell the Dead (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

62 Metascore

A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

Director: Glenn McQuaid | Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm

Votes: 9,978 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Edison & Leo (2008)

Not Rated | 79 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A genius inventor's world threatens to fly apart at the seams. His son, who has electricity crackling through his veins due to an accident in his father's laboratory, discovers the truth about his father's past.

Director: Neil Burns | Stars: Powers Boothe, Gregory Smith, Carly Pope, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 182

37. K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Tôru Nakamura, Ryôhei Abe

Votes: 1,843

38. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 71,623

39. Clash (2009)

R | 90 min | Action

Trinh, a mercenary, must complete a series of organized crime jobs for her boss in order to win the release of her kidnapped daughter. She hires several mercenaries to help, including Quan,... See full summary »

Director: Thanh Son Le | Stars: Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Hoang Phuc Nguyen, Lam Minh Thang

Votes: 979

40. Mandrill (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A hit man finally catches his father's killer.

Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza | Stars: Marko Zaror, Celine Reymond, Alejandro Castillo, Luis Alarcón

Votes: 448

41. Ved verdens ende (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Danish psychiatrist Adrian (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his assistant Beate (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) are sent to Sumatra in order to make a mental health evaluation of murder convict Severin, ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kee Chan

Votes: 1,451

42. Alien vs. Ninja (2010)

80 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A comet crashes into a Japanese forest and a group of mighty ninjas must fight a group of killer Aliens before they reach their village and kill everyone.

Director: Seiji Chiba | Stars: Masanori Mimoto, Shûji Kashiwabara, Donpei Tsuchihira, Mika Hijii

Votes: 2,024

43. Technotise - Edit i ja (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Belgrade 2074. Edit is a student. After a few failed exams she decides to implant a memory chip... but, something strange starts happening to her.

Directors: Aleksa Gajic, Nebojsa Andric, Stevan Djordjevic | Stars: Sanda Knezevic, Nebojsa Glogovac, Jelisaveta 'Seka' Sablic, Petar Kralj

Votes: 2,741

44. Higanjima (2009)

122 min | Horror

Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Terri Doty, Asami Mizukawa, Miori Takimoto, Dai Watanabe

Votes: 618

45. Gôruden suranbâ (2010)

139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Aoyagi meets an old friend and ends up framed for the murder of the prime minister.

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Nao Ohmori, Teruyuki Kagawa, Masato Sakai

Votes: 876

46. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sport

67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 83,632 | Gross: $0.21M

47. Sik-gaek: Kim-chi-jeon-jaeng (2010)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy

(Korean with English subtitles) Korean's President organizes a nationwide "Kimchi Contest." Brother and sister: Jang-eun and Sung-Chan join the competition, both using their mother's recipe... See full summary »

Director: Dong-hoon Baek | Stars: Jin-Ki Baek, Jong-won Choi, Ja-Hyeon Chu, Kuk-Jin Han

Votes: 187

48. Carlston za Ognjenku (2008)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. ... See full summary »

Director: Uros Stojanovic | Stars: Katarina Radivojevic, Sonja Kolacaric, Stefan Kapicic, Nenad Jezdic

Votes: 2,148

49. Marwencol (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy