Frequently Asked Questions
I have just watched a Japanese Film Called Confessions, what are japanese films like this ?
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
I want to know japanese films like this. High school crime/Thiller Films !
Please help me out here with all film suggestions that you have!
I have seen the Battle royale films 😉
Can anyone tell me about Full Metal Panic the live action film?
Rumors has it there will be a live action film in 2010 and a possible chance that Zac Efron will be Sousuke Sagara.
Yes, there will be a Full Metal Panic Live Action film as the rights were bought by Mandalay from the Japanese and Zac Efron will star as Sousuke Sagara . Assuming there will be no changes it appears from news reports Zac Efron will really play the lead. At the moment nothing has been finalized yet - casting changes could happen.
How do you think about the owner of the Senkaku Island?
I am a Chinese.I want to know what opinions you have to the Senkaku Island.
I think the island belongs to China and our government support it.
But a lot of Japanese don't think so.
They think our government is teasing people to keep its domination.
Our government has hurt Chinese badly.If everyone don't believe in it,it will lose the power easily.
What's the truth?
Japan is considered as a emeny in China.So I can't trust Japanese completely.
I want to learn about Britishes' thoughts.Please tell me.
I am a Japanese.
I want to know why you believe Chinese government-designated textbook.
No one learns that 30 million people died from famine because of catastrophic decisions made in the 1950's, during the Great Leap Forward, by the founder of Communist China, Mao Zedong and the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.The Tiananmen crackdown in June 1989, hundreds of people were cut down by tanks of the communist dictatorship of China.
And still persecuting minorities and committing human right violations ceaselessly. Especially in Tibet, more than 1,200,000 people, corresponding to roughly 20% of the total population, were massacred since being unfairly annexed to Communist China in 1955. Even now, the people in Tibet are still abused, and their cultures are being destroyed.
A high-speed train was hit by a following train in eastern China on July 23.
Wonder of wonders, Communist of China buried trains and living person inside train in the ground.
Why do Chinese believe textbooks compiled by those criminals and murderers?
Do you know how many Japanese text books are published after many historians (inclusive of foreign historians) checked them?
I will provide some information.
This [WASHINGTON TIMES] article mentions that China recognized the Senkaku islands as a Japanse territory 40 years ago. That "Beijing clearly states the islands as "SENKAKU", a Japanse name on their Chinese map created in 1969". http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/15/inside-the-ring-145889960/
And you can see this "confidential" MAP is in the film.
Furthermore, A world atlas published in November 1958, by the Map Publishing Company of Beijing, treats the Senkaku Islands as a Japanese territory. Also, a state-prescribed textbook published in 1970 in Taiwan treated the islands as Japanese territories.
The Senkaku islands were not inhabited up to 1895. After a decade of deliberations, the Japanese government had decided to annex the Senkaku Islands and placed them under administrative rule by the Okinawan government on January 14, 1895.
In January 11, 1895, based on the international law, Japanese government declared the dispute of the islands.
At the time, no countries had voiced their objections to the Japanese government's decision to annex the Senkaku Islands under the Okinawa rule.
From this moment, Senkaku Islands officially became the proper territory of Japan.
it was after the UN investigation of the natural resources of the region, and their subsequent report of the findings of their investigation of the existence of abundant underground oil reservoir around Senkaku Islands in 1969. Suddenly, China was very interested in the Senkaku Islands and began insisting that the Islands belonged to China all along.
Why suddenly China claimed the territorial dispute of Senkaku Islands in 1970's after knowing that there are oil and gas in the vicinity of the islands?
What is the good entry level DSLR for me?
I do a lot of filming, and love to shoot photos.
so i would really like a camera that shoots videos in HD quality and great pictures.
i have been searching for many but i don't believe i know enough yet to pick one out.
There are so many to choose from and i would really appreciate if someone showed me some great choices. preferably under 700 dollars.
thanks a lot.
The Pentax K-x should take care of your needs. The 'Technical Image Press Association' chose it as the 2010 "Best DSLR Entry Level". Here is what it offers:
1) A CMOS sensor which gives superior performance at higher ISO settings and in low-light.
2) Live View.
3) HD Video.
4) Double/multiple exposure capability of from 2 to 9 images on a single frame with Auto EV Compensation. This opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities.
5) A focusing motor in the camera body so any Pentax AF lenses ever made (dating back to 1988) can be used and will auto focus as it should.
6) In camera Image Stabilization so every lens used becomes an IS lens.
7) The K-x uses the "K" lens mount which dates back to 1975 so any K-mount lens ever made can be used.
8) A choice of COLORS. http://www.pentaximaging.com/slr
Although the Nikon D5000 also has a CMOS sensor, HD Video and Live View, it does not have a focusing motor so you have to use Nikon's AF-I or AF-S lenses if you want auto focus. Also, Nikon has their version of IS (VR in nikonspeak) in some but not all of their lenses. So you pay again and again for the auto focus capability and the VR.
Here are the current prices w/18-55mm lens from B&H - http://www.bhphotovideo.com
Nikon D5000, 9.95
Pentax K-x in Black, 9.79
Pentax K-x in White, 3.99
Pentax K-x in Red, 0.49
Pentax K-x in Navy, 9.89
The 0.00 you save with the Pentax K-x can be used for a UV filter to protect the front element of your lens, a Circular Polarizer filter and a good tripod. Or you could add another lens.
Pentax K-x in Black w/18-55mm and 55-300mm lenses, 8.95. Still cheaper than the Nikon D5000.
Few people know this but in 1952 Pentax introduced the first Japanese-made 35mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera. So Pentax has a long history with SLR cameras and lenses.
What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?
All the so-called scary movies today are not creepy at all and just have a startle here or there. I want to find a movie that will just freak me the f out for a couple of days. Any suggestions?
I think age has a lot to do with your ability to be scared. I remember being scared the most (even creeped out weeks later) with Stephen King's It (1990) and The Exorcist (1973), which I watched when I was 10. Nevertheless, some other, newer movies that I found scary are The Ring (2002), Freddy vs Jason (2003), and Insidious (2010). Other "creepy" movies were Cabin Fever (2002), Paranormal Activity (2007), House of Wax (2005), Apollo 18 (2011).
I haven't seen any Chinese/Japanese films but I hear they are scarier than the American remakes. Here are some from a list I found online (see website for pics and description; includes other foreign films): Ju-on (Japan, 2000), Rampo Noir (Japan, 2005), Ringu (Japan, 1998), Shutter (Thailand, 2004), Save the Green Planet! (South Korea, 2003), The Eye (Hong Kong, 2002), Dumplings (Hong Kon, 2004) Odishon/Audition (Japan 1999), A tale of Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003), Old Boy (South Korea, 2003).
I recommend trying some google seaches for other scary movie lists. (Tip: if you type "scariest movies of all time" old classics might come up, so if you want to avoid that make sure to add "of the 2000s" )
I don't know about you but I find real-life paranormal stories to be pretty interesting and creepy at the same time. There's something about the possibility of it being real. If you are into that, I would recommend Paranormal Witness on the SyFy channel. It's documentary-style with clips of people telling their story and reenactments of events.
Hope that helps! Good luck!
How would I start a petition in my county to help stop the Slaughter of dolphins and whales in Taiji Japan?
So I learned about the Slaughter of dolphins and whales in Taiji Japan today in Science class.It is completely awful.If you dont believe me watch the movie The Cove.If I get two hundred names I could send them in and save a dolphins life.But I need help on how to start a Petition.Any helpp would be appreciated.
You can direct people to that website or print it out and mail your final petition with all the signatures and verifiable postal addresses to the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki. If you just Google "the cove petition" you'll find a lot of people already doing this and I believe it has little effect on the Japanese government.
If you noticed in the film, the Japanese people were shocked and horrified to learn what was going on and that they were actually unknowingly purchasing dolphin meat in their markets. I think their government will change only when it's own people rise up and speak out. The film's Reception and Aftermath section in Wikipedia shows that little has been accomplished primarily due to the Japanese political parties:
"As of June 2010 the controversy over the film and the film's subject have received little press attention in Japanese-language media in Japan. Boyd Harnell of the Japan Times stated on May 23, 2010 that Japanese news editors had told him that the topic was "too sensitive" for them to cover."
You may try connecting with Japanese students at local universities and college campuses who come here on educational study visas. They not only speak the language but may be able to share their culture with you. They can carry the message back home. Freedom of speech is not something commonly practiced in other countries and as Americans we can't help unless we understand how other governments control information and access to their citizens. You can also join environmental groups like Oceana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceana_%28non-profit_group%29
Did they ever finish that death note movie in America?
I recently found out that America was supposed to make a remake of death note and air in 2010, but I haven't found any videos on it or anything. I hope they chose not to do it, because I'm positive they would ruin the whole anime. I also heard that Zac Effron would be playing Light. >.>
No, I don't even think they have a screen play ready much less a cast. The director Shane Black has said he wants to get Iron Man 3 done before he starts any other projects and he is filming Iron Man 3 now.
It hasn't even started yet how can you say it will ruin it? If death note is going to be ruined it would be by those God awful Japanese live action movies.
It must not be that important to you if one movie can ruin a whole anime series for you.
Zac Effron would be a good choice and since it's known he is a fan of the actual franchise it would only be a plus and what you heard was hearsay.
How the Gumiho Myth has changed throughout time and culture?
So im doing a project on the Korean Myth, Gumiho, and I am finding it hard to find the answer to a question which is: How the Gumiho Myth has changed throughout time and culture
Please someone answer this, with the links of the websites!
I believe I have found a site for you:
Pop Culture: Gumiho ~by girlfriday
In honor of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho premiering this week, we thought it would be a good time to define what a gumiho is, and discuss this mythical creature’s cultural implications on gender, film, and tv. This isn’t a comprehensive definition, by any means, because there are endless number of myths, folktales, films, and dramas that feature gumihos in them. But I’ll cover the basics and discuss what’s interesting about this figure from a cultural point of view.
A gumiho [구미호] is a nine-tailed fox, a legendary creature with origins in ancient Chinese myths dating back centuries. There are versions of the figure in Chinese and Japanese folklore, although each differs slightly. The Chinese huli jing and the Japanese kitsune have more ambiguous moral compasses, in that they can be both good and bad, and are not necessarily out to get everyone. The Korean gumiho, on the other hand, is almost always a malignant figure, a carnivore who feasts on human flesh.
According to legend, a fox that lives a thousand years turns into a gumiho, a shape-shifter who can appear in the guise of a woman. A gumiho is evil by nature, and feeds on either human hearts or livers (different legends specify one or the other) in order to survive. The Chinese huli jing is said to be made up of feminine energy (yin) and needs to consume male energy (yang) to survive. The Japanese kitsune can be either male or female, and can choose to be quite benevolent.
The Korean gumiho is traditionally female. Some can hide their gumiho features, while other myths indicate that they can’t fully transform (ie. a fox-like face or set of ears, or the tell-tale nine tails). Either way there is usually at least one physical trait that will prove their true gumiho form, or a magical way to force them to reveal this form.
Much like werewolves or vampires in Western lore, there are always variations on the myth depending on the liberties that each story takes with the legend. Some tales say that if a gumiho abstains from killing and eating humans for a thousand days, it can become human. Others, like the drama Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child, say that a gumiho can become human if the man who sees her true nature keeps it a secret for ten years. Regardless of each story’s own rules, a few things are always consistent: a gumiho is always a fox, a woman, a shape-shifter, and a carnivore.
For more information
Mythological Foxes ~by VendettaVixen
The term "Gumiho" translates literally to "fox with nine tails." This creature makes numerous appearances in Korean legends and fairy tales, and is similar in some ways to the fairies of European folklore...
Gumihos appear to date back centuries, and apparently originated in Chinese legends. They share characteristics with other fox-like creatures in both Chinese and Japanese mythology, though whereas these beings can be good or bad, Gumihos are almost always malevolent creatures. They feed on human livers (some legends state that they eat hearts, instead) in order to survive.
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What type of special effects make up do u use to make some one go from young to old?
Im looking at making my friend go from young to old for a little project where working on im just wondering what type of make up i can use to do so and what steps i would need to take to use it?
I work as a makeup effects artist in the UK and have a website with some free tutorials and articles for you to view/download here, plus a free online mini ecourse which you can have if you are interested in creating prosthetic makeup:
Understand that aging someone well with makeup (ie, so that it looks realistic and not like they are wearing makeup) is hard to do - it is really easy to do a bad job! A great age makeup is one of the benchmark tests of makeup skill. I have put together a series of images together for you to see how an old age prosthetic that I did some while ago is put together. Get it by clicking here:
It all depends on how much age you want to add, and the actual age of your subject. Making an eighteen year old look ninety is harder than making a fifty five year old look ninety, for example. Also, adding twenty years to a subject can be more easily achieved than adding forty, so maybe start with a 'lower age' age makeup to start with, and practice on different aged people.
Subtle age effects can be created with theatrical makeup using highlight and shadow to create the illusion of shape and form. You can also use a technique called 'stretch and stipple', which can create direct applied wrinkle effects. Check out this tutorial on The Effects Lab, a great makeup effects resource:
Whatever methods you use to create the effect, I strongly suggest you get reference images of real old people, don't look at age makeups to get your information as to what aging actually looks like. Reference is essential. There are obviously online sources, and some great books I use which I recommend are:
THE ACCEPTABLE FACE
By Nick Sinclair
WISDOM: 50 UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL PORTRAITS
By Andrew Zuckerman
1000 ON 42ND STREET
By Myra Kalman and Neil Selkirk
A lot of prosthetic work takes place in a workshop environment rather than the set, which is a completely different world. It is messy, smelly and often long hours-not at all glamorous. But if you like sculpting, painting and making monsters then it should be your natural habitat!
Many makeup artists will be expected to do some 'special effects' such as straightforward casualty makeup, illnesses and subtle aging. Specialist makeup effects departments step in when the skills needed are more extensive.
Some courses can be expensive ways to learn unless you are totally set on doing it as part of a career move. The best teaching will come from those who make their living from it, and naturally there should be an emphasis on film quality work.
If you can't find what you want near you, I suggest getting a good book, and spending the money on some kit and practice, which you clearly are already doing. This will also give you a good idea of what is involved, and give you a chance to familiarise yourself with the subject before investing a lot of time and money on a course of study. Good books include:
SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS FOR STAGE & SCREEN:
MAKING AND APPLYING PROSTHETICS
By Todd Debreceni
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP: CONCEPTUAL ARTWORK BY JAPANESE MAKEUP ARTISTS
By Graphic Sha
THE TECHNIQUE OF THE PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR FILM, TELEVISION & STAGE
By Vincent Kehoe
STAGE MAKEUP (7TH EDITION)
By Richard Corson
By Kevyn Aucoin
By Kevyn Aucoin
TECHNIQUES OF THREE DIMENSIONAL MAKEUP
By Lee Baygan
by Make-up Designery
Hope this helps
Do you know the title of this Japanese film?
It's about an airline company employee who was transferred to Southeast Asia. He was already engaged. His fiancee wanted to have sex on their wedding night. In the end, he cheated on her because he couldn't contain his urge.
long shot : "Sayonra Itsuka" (2010)
What are the typical guns on a military battleship, destoryer, so on?
I'm being more specific to all the ships not just the two listed above.
As you are refering to battleship I think I'm in safe waters assuming you mean around the WW2 point in history when battleships were standard in any country's Navy.
A typical early-war Battleship is best represented by those at Pearl Harbour eg USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910... still in service in the 1940s. Arizona carried twelve 45-caliber 14-inch guns in triple gun turrets and like those of most navies of the period had a few 4inch guns for close quarter engagements, a few 50cal mg posts and not much in the way of anti-aircraft.
And example of the class, USS Texas:
Later war Battleships like the Bismarck class are a night and day comparison, armed with eight 15 inch guns in quadruple turrets, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 4 inch guns, sixteen 3.7cm anti-aircraft guns, tweve 2cm anti-aircraft guns and four Arado Ar 196 floatplanes.
There were different kinds of Battleships also.
Lighter Battleships like HMS Hood; heavy on guns with much speed and endurance with the sacrifice being armour.
There were odd looking Battleships also like the British HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney with all main guns mounted forward, 16 inch main guns in triple turrets.
"The three turrets from forward to aft were "A", "B" and "X". The guns received individual nicknames being known as Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Dopey, Sleepy, Bashful, Doc, Mickey and Minnie, sometime after the release of the film Snow White in 1937."
Cruisers were the next class, a good example being the Canadian HMCS Uganda
Nine 6 inch guns mounted in triple turrets, four 4inch guns, four two-pounder [40mm] anti-aircraft guns in quad turrets, twenty 70mm Borfors anti-aircraft guns mounted in twin turrets.
Next are destroyers, a fleet action type would be the US Fletcher class:
Five 5 inch guns, various smaller guns, five 21 inch torpedo tubes, two anti-sub hedgehogs.
An equivalent the Tribal Class destoyer eg HMCS Haida:
Twelve 7 inch guns in quad turrets, one twin 4inch gun mount, one quadruple mount 40mm, six 20mm Oerlikon cannons, one quad launcher with Mk.IX torpedoes (4 x 21-inch torpedo tubes), 1 rail + 2 Mk.IV depth charge throwers.
You then have light or 'escort' destroyers, light on main armament - perhaps just one or two 4 inch guns but large on anti-aircraft and depth charges.
Then Frigates, then come Corvettes
The largest Battleship[s] ever built were the Japanese Yamato class; including 18 inch main guns that could hurl a shell the weight of a Volkswagen an unprecedented range of 25 miles... and odds are hit what they were aiming for.
What do you think about Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action film?
I really don't know how I feel about it yet. I've watched the cartoon and it's alright I mean, I like the story and stuff I just don't know about a live-action movie about it. I'm quite excited though to see what Shyamalan will do with it. Opinions?
The Last Airbender is an upcoming live action film based on the television series and scheduled for theatrical release on July 2, 2010. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
I just hope the same thins everyone else hopes for it. I hope they don't destroy it. The last thing we need is another Dragon Ball Evolution. And of course, I don't want the whole thing to end in a twist. I can just imagine, at the end of the movie Aang wakes up, and he is in his bedroom at the southern air temple, all the air nomads are alive, and it is 100 years in the past. The WHOLE series was a dream.
I also find it kind of funny. When the cast was originally being formed, most of it's cast members were white. Now most of them are actually asian of some sort, though I think some are the wrong kind of asian. That guy from Slumdog Millionaire is playing Zuko, but Zuko isn't Indian, he's Japanese. And the onlyindisputablyy white character, Aang, is now being played by some asian kid.
I hope for the best though.
What will the event be for the 13th pokemon movie?
I've heard that you will get Celebi from Mystery Gift.I've also heard that you will be able to get special legendary dogs that know certain moves.I've also heard that since the movie is supposed to be the debut of Zoroark and Zorua,so people are saying you can get a Zorua.Wich one is right?!
This movie is the fourth movie in the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Movie Series. It is scheduled for Japanese release on July 10th 2010 and will likely offer a download of Celebi to your Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold & SoulSilver games.
Not much is known about this film yet, but it features the Legendary Pokémon from the Johto Region. In the future Celebi has seen Raikou, Entei & Suicune fighting and it seems to travel back to the present to prevent it. Meanwhile, Ash meets up with a Phantom Champion, a shadowed character whom looks identical to him. This movie is also set to feature the new Pokémon Zorua & Zoroark. Zoroark is the Phantom Champion and poses as Ash, Entei, Raikou & Suicune as it and Zorua attack a city.
The basic plotline features Ash & Co. entering Crown City to watch the special event "Pokémon Backer World Cup" where they meet up with the Pokémon Zorua. Zorua is searching for its friend and so Ash & Co. decide to assist Zorua in finding it. However, they soon find that Zoroark is attacking the city while posing as Raikou, Entei & Suicune. However, to top things off, Celebi returns to Crown City after 20 years but peril draws near for it...
Hope this helped
What are some good gay couple movies I can watch with my boyfriend?
When I say gay couple I mean like gay love movies. If you have true stories this would be great. But I am not saying they have to be a true story movie. I have already seen-
A marine story
Prayers for Bobby
All of which are really good but I want to see something else with him and I am not sure of very many movies. I have netflix so don't be shy to post away any movies you suggest.
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family.
I love you Phillip Morris
Film based on real-life story of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell, as played by Jim Carrey. While incarcerated, Russell falls in love with his fellow inmate, Phillip Morris. After Morris is released from prison, Russell escapes from prison four times in order to be reunited with Morris.
Japanese movie about Taishin Mamiya, a magazine editor who meets and interviews a young model, Noeru Kisaragi, and becomes attracted to him. Their love, however, is forbidden.
Patrik, age 1.5
Swedish comedy–drama film in which a gay Swedish couple adopt what they at first believe to be a baby, Patrik, only to have him turn out to be a homophobic teenager.
Hong Kong film about a Chinese fitness trainer, Kafka, who meets Daniel, a business executive.
Movie that deals with first love and the grief of losing it.
What are some good Japanese movies with English subtitles?
I was looking for comedy, horror, or romance genres. Thank you.
Nodame Cantabile the Movie I & II
Paradise Kiss http://doramax264.com/drama/paradise-kiss-j-movie/
Ranma 1/2 http://doramax264.com/action/ranma-12-j-drama-00-sub-l-01-raw/
Where can i find the tamagotchi video from 1997?
it was an anime with tamagotchis i saw as a small child and i really need to find it.
I actually haven't seen it, but I looked it up on wikipedia and this is what it said about it:
"A Japanese-only anime series called Anime TV de Hakken!! Tamagotchi (アニメ TVで発見!! たまごっち, lit. Found on Anime TV!! Tamagotchi) aired from July 7, 1997 to March 21, 1998 on Fuji TV.
In December 2007, Bandai Japan began airing Saa Ikou! Tamagotchi(さぁイコー！たまごっち) a week before the release of the first film. In December 2008, Bandai America dubbed the series, Let's Go! Tamagotchi, and began streaming it on YouTube in both English and Japanese, with captions for up to 7 other languages.
In 2009, another TV anime was announced, called Tamagotchi! (たまごっち!). It began in October 2009. Foreign releases for this anime have not been announced as of 2010."
(Sorry for so much text)
But is this the thing you were looking for? It might be on youtube if you search the name of the show, or you could try to search for it streaming on different websites.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.
I hope you can find what you're looking for!!
Is yugioh Bonds Beyond Time Movie coming out in theaters or on tv?
I know it comes out on Feb. 26, 2011 but I want to know if it is coming out in theaters or if it is on tv.
The Yugioh movie coming out in 2011.
Below is what the site said, but my best guess would be in theater, you should try calling your local theater to see if they are showing it
"The film was released on January 23, 2010 in Japan, and is to be released in the United States with a limited run on February 26 and 27 and again on March 5 and 6. However, there will be some theatres in the northeast that will show this film throughout the week February 21 to 25 due to the closing of schools for vacation.  The film is scheduled for a second release in Japanese theaters starting February 26, 2011. "
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Movie is this a real movie?
i heard that this movie has came out is it in english and where can i buy it?
The movie version is called "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" (2010). It is based on the fourth book. It is a Japanese film and, accordingly, is in Japanese. Bandai Entertainment is handling the DVD/Blu-ray for North America (the DVD released in Japan in December, so it may be a while).
Does anyone know where to get those cute korean/japanese Polaroid cameras?
So I've been watching korean dramas and i notice that the characters always have these cute polaroid cameras that they take everywhere and just snap a shot and the picture comes out on the side. Does anyone know where i can buy one?
Here you have one link anyway.
Same camera with the Polaroid logo http://www.photographybay.com/2010/04/29/polaroid-pic-300-instant-film-strikes-back-at-your-wallet/?awt_l=PKpcw&awt_m=1cuyGc6f.f62xu
When did America start to idolized Cowboys?
So I like watching Cowboy/western tv shows and movies. Some of my favorites include Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Westerns and Hell on Wheels.
Did cowboys become popular because of Clint Eastwood, or did have they always been popular, or did they somehow become popular in another way? I mean if you think about it, Billy the Kid is liked by many people, but he was a criminal and killed many people which does not make him good.
So how did we start to like and idolize Cowboys here in America?
Cowboys became 'idolized' the moment Hollywood 'invented' them.
What you know about cowboys are a total invention of the Hollywood movie makers.
And they became hugely popular LONG before Clint Eastwood - Clint grew up watching cowboy westerns.
Cowboy Westerns were the American version of the Arthurian Romances about knights and chivalry or the images of the Ronin warriors in Japanese culture.
The Cowboy Western is a morality tale --- early super heroes, the fight between good and evil.
Dime Western novels were the comic books of the turn of the century -- full of action.
There is absolutely no difference whatsoever between our "Dark Knight" -- Batman and Robin and the Cisco Kid and his sidekick Pancho.
Once upon a time 1 in every 3 films were Westerns.
The first Western film was the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery,a silent film ---- Western films were enormously popular in the silent film era.
With the arrival of sound in 1927-28 the major Hollywood studios abandoned Westerns, leaving the genre to smaller studios, who churned out countless thousands of low-budget Western features and serials in the 1930s and made millions doing so.
Then in 1939 a major studio, United Artists, made a movie called "Stage Coach" and made John Wayne an American icon.
Television became popular in the late 1940s and 1950s, TV Westerns quickly became the audience favorite.
A number of long-running TV Westerns became classics in their own right.
Notable TV Westerns include Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Have Gun – Will Travel, Maverick, Rawhide, The Virginian, The Big Valley, and Wagon Train.
Gunsmoke, beginning as a radio show in 1952, was still the number one TV show when I was a kid.
The television version ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and was the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635 episodes.
In 2010, Law & Order tied this record of 20 seasons but only 456 episodes ---- so, Gunsmoke is STILL the number 1 American tv show ever.
Tom Mix, Whip Wilson, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Bronco Billy, Roudy Yates (a very young Clint Eastwood), Gene Autry, Lash La Rue, the Durango Kid.
These cowboys were once as popular and well known as Batman and Spiderman are today.
Oh, we can't forget Zorro (1919 to present day) and the Cisco Kid (1914 - 1950 & a movie in 1994)!
Those dashing heroic Mexican caballeros!
African American Herbert Jeffreys, as Bob Blake with his horse Stardust, appeared in a number of movies made for African American audiences in the days of segregated movie theaters.
A famous jazz singer and actor who recorded with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Jeffries obtained financing for the first black western film, he sang and performed his own stunts as cowboy "Bob Blake".
Jeffries became known as the "Bronze Buckaroo" by his fans. In a time of American racial segregation, such "race movies" played mostly in theaters catering to African American audiences.
The films, available on video, include Harlem on the Prairie, The Bronze Buckaroo, Harlem Rides the Range and Two-Gun Man from Harlem.
Another first --- In 1968, Jeffries appeared in the long-running western TV series The Virginian playing a gunslinger who intimidated the town.
In 2004, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City,
Bill Pickett, a world famous African American rodeo performer, appeared in dozens of early western films for the same audience.
Born to a former slave in 1970 -- Pickett was the real-deal -- called the "Greatest Cowboy" of his day, in 1905 he joined the 101 Ranch Wild West Show that featured the likes of Buffalo Bill, Cowboy Bill Watts, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, as they traveled across the country and in Canada, South America, and even the UK.
Because of his race, Pickett was forced to say that he was a Comanche Indian in order to perform in rodeo shows.
I grew up as a kid watching The Virginian, The High Chaparral, The Wild Wild West, McCloud, Bonanza and Gunsmoke and Kung Fu (everyone forgets Kung Fun was a Western)
During the 1960s and 1970s, a revival of the Western emerged in Italy with the "Spaghetti Westerns" or "Italo-Westerns" --- The most famous of them is The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
But virtually every society in the world had their OWN Westerns, believe it or not.
Even Russia had them.
Eastern-European-produced Westerns were popular in Communist Eastern European countries, and were a particular favorite of Joseph Stalin.
"Red Western" or "Ostern" films usually portrayed the American Indians sympathetically, portrayed righteous, kind hearted and charming --- as opposed to the 'bad-guy' white American cowboys.
Need some really good thriller and horror films?
What are some really good thriller and horror films? Thanks
Here's some I like
30 Days of Night (2007)
Cube Series (Cube (1997), Cube 2: Hypercube (2002), Cube Zero (2004))
Dead Silence (2007)
Funny Games (2008)
Hellraiser Series (1987 – 2011)
Jeeper Creepers 1, 2 (2001, 2003)
Pulse (2006) (Original Japanese Movie “Kairo”)
Quarantine (2008) (Original Spanish Version [REC] (2007) and [REC] 2 (2009))
Resident Evil Series (2002, 2004, 2007, 2010)
Rest Stop: Dead Ahead (2006)
Silent Hill (2006)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Series (1974 – 2006)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Hitcher (2007)
The Hill Have Eyes (2006)
The Mist (2007)
The Others (2001)
The Ruins (2008)
The Shinning (1980)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Wrong Turn (2003)
These have American Remakes Most are the same name as the original ones (I'm only scared of the original ones)
Ju-on (Japanese) (2003) (The Grudge) (2004)
One Missed Call (Japanese) (2004)
Ringu (Japanese) (1998) (The Ring) (2002)
Shutter (Thai) (2004)
Tale of Two Sisters (Korean) (2002) (The Uninvited) (2009)
The Eye (Chinese) (2002)
28 Days Later (2002), 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Eden Lake (2008)
The Descent 1, 2 (2005, 2009)
Haute Tension (French) (High Tension) (2003)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) (Mexican)
The Abandoned (British/Spanish) (2006)
Wolf Creek (Australian) (2005)
Are there any new ghibli studios movie's coming out soon or are being worked on?
I think the latest one was ponyo.
The next film has already been released in Japan.
See http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/06/10/watch-this-first-japanese-trailer-for-ghiblis-the-borrowers/ and http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/07/02/watch-another-brief-trailer-for-studio-ghiblis-the-borrowers/ .
Tell me the names of some good animation movies?
guys i want a good animation movie which is interesting to watch!!! it should NOT be chinese or japanese film ..the graphics should not look like shrek,toy story etc..and the graphics should be like normal cartoon shows..any category like horror,mystery,adventure
Plague Dogs (1983) - depressing but good story
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985) - cool looking Star warsesque sci fi cartoon
Rock and Rule (1985) - post apocalyptic rock and roll cartoon
Secret of NIMH (1982) - animation trying to move beyond cutesy Disney fair
The Triplettes of Belleville (2003) - interesting storytelling
These are all on DVD with the possible exception of Plague Dogs, which you can find on a variety of online streams.
And, of course, some of the best Warner Premiere DC movies (these move beyond the basic-looking designs of the TV cartoons and are just plain good movies).
Justice League: New Frontiers (2008)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
All-Star Superman (2011)
Batman: Year One (2011)
What are some Good Japanese films to watch?
Im looking for some good japanese films to watch. It can be anything, well besides romance i guess (Romantic comedy is fine) They can be anything really but i eant to watch one right now. What are some good ones that you have watched that you recommend? They need to have english subtitles please thanks!
Crows Zero 1 and 2 (These two are my favorites.)
Azumi II 2005
One Missed Call
Kairo (Pulse) (2001)
Apartment 1303 (2007)
Virgin Snow (japanese/Korean)
Nana the Movie (2005)
List of amines that will have a live-action film adaptation?
I found a website a while ago that has a list of animes that will have lice-action film adaptations, but I cannot find it. Do you know any sites that'll tell me this information?
here's some link
here's some list, mixed between Anime & Manga
1 Pound no Fukuin (1 Pound Gospel)
Ace wo Nerae!
Attack No. 1
Be-Bop High School
Chibi Maruko Chan
Cutie Honey The LIVE
Dr. Koto Shinryojo
Glass no Kamen
Grave of the Fireflies
GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)
Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers)
Hana-Kimi (Hanazakari no Kimitcahi e)
Honey and Clover
Hotaru no Hikari
Iguana no Musume
Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Itazura na Kiss
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)
Kimi wa Petto (Tramps Like Us)
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikembo
Koi no Kiseki
Long Love Letter (Drifting Classroom)
Minami-kun no Koibito
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (though this is really more of a sentai show than a drama)
Princess Princess D
Say Hello to Blackjack
Sexy Voice and Robo
Shinigami no Ballad
Shota no sushi
Tantei Gakuen Q
Teppan Shoujo Akane
Yama Onna Kabe Onna
Yamada Tarou no Monogatari
Yami no Purple Eyes
You’re Under Arrest
Hana Yori Dango (coming soon)
Delicious Relationship (Oishii Kankei)
Devil Does Exist (Akuma Desourou)
Hana Yori Dango (Meteor Garden / Boys Over Flowers)
Itazura na Kiss (It Started With a Kiss)
Poor Prince Taro (Yamada Tarou Monogatari)
What is the final high school exams called in the UK?
In Australia it is the HSC (Higher School Certificate); just wondering what the UK euivalent is and where can I find the syllabi/curriculums for each subject?
its called the General Certificate of Secondary Education. ( in Scotland its called the Standard Grade, though)
Science (you can take many different routes):
-One GCSE: Science (which includes elements of biology, chemistry, and physics)
-Two GCSEs: Science and Additional Science (a more academic course)
-Two GCSEs: Science and Applied Science (a more vocational course)
-Two GCSEs: Double Award Applied Science (a very vocational course)
-Up to three GCSEs: Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate GCSEs (known as Triple Award)
Welsh(or Welsh second language, in all schools in Wales)
Gaeilge (in Irish middle schools in Northern Ireland)
And all of these as extra options:
Modern foreign languages
Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin)
Design and Technology
Electronics with Resistant Materials
Systems and Controls
Engineering and Manufacturing (double award)
Food and Nutrition
Applied ICT (double award)
Computing (pilot offered by OCR from 2010)
Business and Communication Systems
Economic and Social
Schools History Project
Philosophy and Ethics
 People and society-related subjects
Applied Business (double award)
Business and Economics
Financial Services (to be withdrawn; last session summer 2010)
Health and Social Care (double award)
Leisure and Tourism
Travel and Tourism
 Expressive arts
Applied Art and Design (double award)
Art and Design
Art and Design: Fine Art
Art and Design: Graphics
Art and Design: Photography
Art and Design: Textiles
Art and Design: Three-dimensional Design/Studies
Moving Image Arts
Archaeology (no longer current)
Construction / Construction and the Built Environment
Human Physiology and Health
Learning for Life and Work
Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies
Personal and Social Education
Physical Education (PE)
Physical Education: Games
Preparation for Working Life
Rural and Agricultural Science
GCE Advanced Level in the United Kingdom. Commonly referred to as "A-Levels", these are the next set of exams that students take.
P.S. Note you dont have to take all of the courses and not all of them are offered at every school, their more like ones you use as tests if u have them as electives.
can anyone reccomend any nice japanese or korean dramas or romance films etc?
i've seen lots realy anyone that i can buy in the u.k on dvd thanks
My favourite Korean dramas are:
My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho - really cute
1 Litre Of Tears - so sad but very touching.
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Kamisama, Mou Sukoshi Dake
Nobuta Wo Produce
Baby And I
Do Re Mi Pa Sol La Ti Do
I'm not so sure about Japanese romance films but you could try watching Tokyo Boy.
Kind of romantic, really good film.
I rate all the dramas I watch :). I have a list here:
If that helps.
What are the best Horror films Ever about ghosts?
I love scary movies but I dont like the ones about killing people. I like more about ghosts, hauntings and stuff like that. I want something that will make me pee my pants! any suggestions? I would like lots!!
NOTE: I gave stars for my favorites.
An American Haunting (2005)
*Dead Silence (2007)
Ghost Ship (2002)
*Paranormal Activity 1, 2 (2007, 2010)
*Pulse (2006) (Original Japanese Movie “Kairo”)
*Silent Hill (2006)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
The Entity (1981)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
*The Exorcist (1973)
The Fog (2005)
The Haunting (1999)
The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Messengers (2007)
*The Others (2001)
*The Shinning (1980)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
The Silent House (2010)
*The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Unborn (2009)
Vanishing on 7th Street (2011)
Alone (Thai) (2007)
The Haunted School (Chinese) (2007)
These have American Remakes Most are the same name as the original ones (I'm only scared of the original ones)
*Ju-on (Japanese) (2003) (The Grudge) (2004)
*One Missed Call (Japanese) (2004)
*Ringu (Japanese) (1998) (The Ring) (2002)
*Shutter (Thai) (2004)
*Tale of Two Sisters (Korean) (2002) (The Uninvited) (2009)
*The Eye (Chinese) (2002)
*The Abandoned (British/Spanish) (2006)
Can someone give me similar movies to Identity with John Cusack or Mindhunters?
I need movies where a bunch of people are stranded or locked up in a place where things happen and they turn on each other, where the audience does not know who is a good guy and who is the bad guy. Nothing before 1995 and the rating does not matter (preferably rated R).
Kill Theory (2009)
Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.
My Little Eye (2002)
Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras...
Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom. Unreal.
Battle Royale (2000)
Forty-two delinquent students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of delinquent students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a new forum of reality television. Excellent.
The Killing Room (2009)
Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.
The Cave (2005)
The Descent (2005)
The Ruins (2008)
Cabin Fever (2002)
Why is the film "karate kid" given that title when they learn kung fu?
Karate is a japanese form of martial arts as well...
It's because in the original series of films, the main character was taught karate, not kung fu, but this was changed in the 2010 remake (to kung fu). However, the title wasn't.
What kind of hair style does the Chinese girl (Wen Wen Han) from Karate Kid 2010 film have?
So I have long hair, but I've been wanting to cut it. However, I know I'll miss my long hair. When I watched Karate Kid, the little girl (Wen Wen Han) had the hair style I've always wanted but never knew what it was called. What is the name of that haircut???
My hair is similar to it.
I think it's called Japanese or Asian layers.
My hair was similar to wen wen Han.
But I'm not sure if your stylist will
know it. I live in Guam with many Asians so the hair is pretty common.
You can also search for Japanese or Asian layers online
and print the picture.
Also many super cute Asian haircuts! ^___^
Are there any Anime conventions in the Cincinnati-Maysville area from june through august?
I've been looking everywhere and can't find any
That one was in 2003. I believe that it's over.
These look like they are more current:
Now, I am truly surprised.
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i need facts for a math project about the number 36?
I am not so great in math and i have a math project about the number 36 due on friday. i need help because i only have 6 facts so far. for my project i need:
10 mathematical things about 36 (ex. 36 is a square number)
10 mathematical explanations for the other 10 things
5 connections to the real world.
5 interesting and creative facts about 36
thank you so much!!! Please answer!
36 is both the square of 6 and a triangular number, making it a square triangular number. It is the smallest square triangular number other than 1, and it is also the only triangular number whose square root is also a triangular number.
It is also a 13-gonal number.
It is the smallest number n with exactly 8 solutions to the equation φ(x) = n. Being the smallest number with exactly 9 divisors, 36 is a highly composite number. Adding up some subsets of its divisors (e.g., 6, 12 and 18) gives 36, hence 36 is a semiperfect number.
This number is the sum of a twin prime (17 + 19), the sum of the cubes of the first three integers, and the product of the squares of the first three integers.
36 is the number of degrees in the interior angle of each tip of a regular pentagram.
The thirty-six officers problem is a mathematical puzzle.
The number of possible outcomes (not summed) in the roll of two distinct dice.
36 is the largest numeric base that some computer systems support because it exhausts the numerals, 0-9, and the letters, A-Z. See Base 36.
The truncated cube and the truncated octahedron are Archimedean solids with 36 edges.
In base 10, it is a Harshad number.
The number of domino tilings of a 4×4 checkerboard is 36.
Since it is possible to find sequences of 36 consecutive integers such that each inner member shares a factor with either the first or the last member, 36 is an Erdős–Woods number.
Because 362 + 1 = 1297, a prime, which is obviously more than 2 × 36, 36 is a Størmer number.
The sum of the integers from 1 to 36 is 666 (see number of the beast).
The number of inches in a yard.
In the UK, a standard beer barrel is 36 UK gallons, about 163.7 litres.
The number of barleycorns in an English foot
The atomic number of krypton
Many early computers featured a 36-bit word length
ASCII code for the symbol '$'
Messier object M36, a magnitude 6.5 open cluster in the constellation Auriga
The New General Catalogue object NGC 36, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Pisces
Jewish tradition holds that the number 36 has had special significance since the beginning of time: According to the Midrash, the light created by God on the first day of creation shone for exactly 36 hours; it was replaced by the light of the Sun that was created on the Fourth Day.
The 36 Views of Mount Fuji, a famous series of prints by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is a 1978 kung fu film
36 Quai des Orfèvres, often referred to simply as 36, a French police film
The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations are considered a useful conceptual aid in theater.
The Thirty-Six Stratagems are a collection of Chinese proverbs illustrating useful approaches to conflict situations.
In French-speaking countries, 36 is often used as a placeholder number.
36 Crazyfists are a four-piece metal band from Alaska.
36 is a song on Steal This Album! by System of a Down.
36 is a movie releasing in 2010, directed by Martin Campbell.
The 36 Lessons of Vivec is the title of a book series in the video game The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
Australian Basketball team The Adelaide 36ers
Retired number of former baseball players Robin Roberts of the Phillies and Gaylord Perry of the Giants.
Retired number of former basketball player Lloyd Neal of the Portland Trail Blazers
Thirty-six may also refer to:
IBM System/36, a minicomputer
The number of the French department Indre
Perfect score on the ACT.
(Oilfield terminology): A pipe wrench 36 inches long
Is the Nintendo 3DS a revision of the old DS or is the graphics and such going to be upgraded?
Just wondering if the Nintendo 3Ds is going to be like a next-gen portable or is it going to have the same graphics etc.. but just with a 3D screen?
Just like everyone said, it's a new system.
Her's few of the features of 3DS(yes there are more, like the 3D TV streaming only available at Japan at the moment):
"The Nintendo 3DS is based on a custom Pica200 graphics processor from a Japanese start-up Digital Media Professionals (DMP). It has two screens; the top screen is a 3.53 in (90 mm) 5:3 3D screen with a resolution of 800×240 pixels (400×240 pixels per eye, WQVGA) that is able to produce an autostereoscopic three-dimensional effect (one without 3D glasses), while the bottom screen is a 3.02 in (77 mm) 4:3 non-3D touch panel with a resolution of 320×240 pixels (QVGA).
The system features several additions to the design of the original DS, including a slider on the side of the device that adjusts the intensity of the 3D effect, a round nub analog input called the "Slide Pad", an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. In addition, there is an infra-red communicator port situated on the top of the unit.
The 3DS has two cameras on the outside of the device, capable of taking 3D photos and capturing 3D video, as well as a camera positioned above the top screen on the inside of the device which faces the player, capable of taking 2D photos and capturing 2D video; all three cameras have a resolution of 640×480 pixels (0.3 megapixel). The system also has 3D movie playback capability; Nintendo has made deals with Warner Bros, Disney, and DreamWorks to deliver 3D movies. Although no titles have been announced yet, the trailers for DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon, Warner Bros' upcoming film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, and Disney’s upcoming film Tangled were shown on the 3DS during the Expo.
In addition to its own software, the Nintendo 3DS will be backward compatible with Nintendo DS software, including DSi software. Announced titles include Kid Icarus: Uprising and Mario Kart 3DS. Many companies have signed on to develop for the 3DS, and over 60 titles in all have been confirmed. At launch, the Nintendo 3DS cards will hold up to 2GB of game data and look almost exactly the same as those of the current DS. However, there is a small tab jutting out on the one side, most likely to prevent 3DS cards from being inserted in a Nintendo DS.
It was announced at the Nintendo of Japan press event on September 29, 2010 that the 3DS will have a Virtual Console Service with Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and "Classic Games" in 3D.
Multitasking is available on the 3DS (i.e. You can access web browser while in game).
Miis will be available on the system. There will be a new Mii Creator on 3DS with the ability to import from the Wii and create a Mii from a photo taken by one of the cameras. Miis can also be loaded by capturing special QR codes with one of the cameras. There also will be a 3DS Mii Plaza to house all the Miis you've seen in Tag Mode.
Several augmented reality games will be included on the 3DS with 6 paper cards that interact with the games.
The system supports multiplayer gameplay via a local wireless connection or over the Internet. Expanding upon the connectivity of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo 3DS features an "always on" background connectivity system that current trademarks suggest the name being "CrossPass", which can automatically seek and connect to wireless network nodes such as Wi-Fi hotspots, sending and downloading information in the background while in sleep mode or while playing a game. One application being considered for Crosspass is functionality to "automatically acquire magazine and newspaper articles", similar to networked e-book reader applications. The background connectivity will be utilized in Crosspass, which allows users to exchange software content regardless of what software is currently in the console. For Crosspass, sharing content is stored in a "data slot" in the console. Using this data slot, Nintendo 3DS users can readily share and exchange content for multiple games at the same time, whenever they are connected, even when playing unrelated games. Using the console's background connectivity, a Nintendo 3DS in Crosspass Mode can automatically discover other 3DS units within range, establish a connection, and exchange content for mutually-played games, all transparently and without requiring any user input, even when the console is dormant. Crosspass Mode can be customized to fit the user's preferences, including opting out of Crosspass Mode for selected software. An included cradle allows for faster downloads and uploads, and will act as a charger." --Wikipedia
Some features of 3DS:
Few of the games that will be coming out for it:
Another game that has a lot of hype right now is Professor Layton x Phoenix Wright:
What is the most messed up film ever? I don't mean crap films like..?
What is the most messed up film ever? I don't mean crap films like 'the shining' or the english version of The grudge, The ring etc i mean like the Japanese film 'Ju on the grudge' or The 2010 film The last exorcism etc. C'mon not the silly ones. Something that makes a the blood rush in a strong witted guy, Not silly films like 'the ring, the exorcist, English version of the grudge, 1960 films, Something huge. massive like the 2 i mentioned.
Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers"
David Lynch's films (except "Dune" and "The Straight Story") will make you say "What the f---- was that?"
"Full Metal Jacket" and "Clockwork Orange" by Stanley Kubrick are both great.
John Waters' films will probably weird you out- try "Pink Flamingos." And yes, the ending is real.
other movies to check out-
"The Usual Suspects"
Are there any movies that take place in Australia?
No wildlife documents please. Just a movie that takes place there.
In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
In 1939, the aristocratic Lady Sarah Ashley travels from Great Britain to Australia to meet her husband Maitland Ashley in northern Australia. The husband's drover comes to the city of Darwin to bring Sarah to their farm; however, when they reach Faraway Downs Farm, they find that Maitland was murdered. Sarah befriends Nullah, who tells her that the administrator Neil Fletcher is stealing her cattle; has killed her husband; and is working for the cattle baron King Carney. Sarah fires Fletcher and his men and together with Drover, Nullah and a group of loyal employees, they ride together to take the cattle to supply the army and win a tender in times of war. But the ambitious Fletcher has other intentions and uses Nullah to press Sarah.
Samson and Delilah (2009)
The story of two love-struck Aboriginal teenagers living in central Australia, Samson and Delilah won not only the AFI best film award but also the awards for best original screenplay and best direction for writer/director Warwick Thornton. The film's young actors, Rowan McNamara and Marissa Gibson, who had had no previous acting experience, shared the AFI award for best young actor. Set in a dirt-poor rural community outside Alice Springs, Samson and Delilah charts the plight of the two teenagers who seek to escape the area's poverty, violence, addiction and hopelessness by going on the run.
The Black Balloon (2008)
This is the feature film directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Elissa Down, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story of a family dealing with an autistic child. It won six AFI awards, including those for best film and best direction. Earlier in the year, The Black Balloon had received the Crystal Bear Generation 14plus best feature film award at the Berlin International Film Festival, among other Australian and international honors.
Bran Nue Dae (2009)
In the Summer of 1965 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of youthful rebellion, he runs away from the mission on a journey that ultimately leads him back home.
The Chronicles of Narnia 3 (2010) (SET MOSTLY IN AUST)
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Romulus, My Father (2007)
The directorial debut of actor Richard Roxburgh from a screenplay by poet and playwright Nick Drake, Romulus, My Father stars Eric Bana as Romulus, father to the young Raimond Gaita (played in the film by Kodi Smit-McPhee). The book on which the film is based is professor of philosophy and author Raimond Gaita's celebrated memoir detailing his parents' struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son Raimond.
Ten Canoes (2006)
Ten Canoes, directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr, won six Australian Film Institute awards: best picture, director, original screenplay, cinematography, editing and sound. This is the first Australian feature film to have been made completely in an indigenous Aboriginal language. Set in both the distant past and a nearer time frame, Ten Canoes weaves an almost mythic story of jealousy and desire. Narrated in English by David Gulpilil, with the spoken Aboriginal language subtitled in English.
Look Both Ways (2005)
The debut feature of animator Sarah Watt, Look Both Ways is an innovative mix of animation and live action, set over a scorchingly hot weekend, when people dealing with unexpected events find their lives intersecting. Watt also won the AFI awards for best direction and best screenplay. Cast member Anthony Hayes won the AFI best supporting actor award.
This was the year of Somersault at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Cate Shortland won for best direction and best original screenplay, Abbie Cornish was best actress, Lynette Curran best suporting actress and Erik Thomson best supporting actor. Additionally, the film won the AFI awards for original score, sound, production design, costume design, editing and cinematography. Somersault was Shortland's debut feature. Its evocative setting is the New South Wales town of Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains where Cornish plays a 16-year-old on the run from her family and a troubled past.
Lantana is a mosaic of complex relationships superbly acted by an ensemble cast including Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Russell Dykstra, Daniela Farinacci, Vince Colosmo, Peter Phelps, Rachael Blake and Leah Purcell. It is director Ray Lawrence's first film since Bliss in 1985. The Lantana screenplay was adapted by Andrew Bovell from his own play Speaking in Tongues. The film won seven Australian Film Institute Awards for best picture, best director (Lawrence), best actor (LaPaglia), best actress (Armstrong), best supporting awards (Blake, Colosimo), and best adapted screenplay (Bovell).
Link to watch 13 assassins online for free?
please give me a link to watch the film 13 assassins from 2010, make sure it is in Japanese with English subtitles. thank you.
Make sure the link is straight to the film!
Just choose "Version 2" and close out any popups. Should be good to go after that. Btw, boss movie!
description of whaling and problems associated with whaling and the impact of it on our world?
ok if possible i need to give a description of whaling aswell as the problems and impact of whaling on our world. i just dont know how to start it it doesnt have to be very long even just a few lines. thanks heaps...
Faced with the near extinction of whales the IWC imposed a moratorium on commercial whaling from 1986. The IWC, International Whaling Commission, which has 70 member states, allows an exception for subsistence catches of whales for indigenous peoples in places like Greenland, Siberia and the US state of Alaska.
Main whaling nations--they have ignored regulations
NORWAY - Resumed commercial hunts of minke whales in 1993, ignoring the IWC moratorium. Norway's whalers have a quota of 1,052 of the cetaceans for 2006. The meat is eaten as steaks.
Oslo further angered whaling opponents by resuming whale exports in 2002, to Iceland and the Faroe Islands, in defiance of a separate global trade ban.
JAPAN - Carries out whaling for scientific research, which Tokyo says is allowed by IWC rules even though opponents call it a cover for commercial hunts. Japan caught 850 minke whales in the Antarctic in its annual whaling season and 10 fin whales, which conservationists say are endangered. It has announced plans to hunt around 50 fins and humpbacks a year. The meat ends up in restaurants and sushi bars.
ICELAND - Resumed whaling in 2003 when it caught 36 minke whales for scientific research. It cut the quota to 25 in 2004 and caught the same number in 2005.
The IWC began studying a plan in early 2009 in which Japan would phase out the catching of whale in Antarctica in return for being allowed to catch minke whales in coastal waters, using ships based in the whaling ports of Abashiri in Hokkaido, Ayukawa in Miyagi Prefecture, Wada in Chiba Prefecture and Taijicho in Wakayama Prefecture.
DNA analysis of samples taken from minke, sei and fin whales served in restaurants in South Korea and the United States seems to indicate the whales were either purchased by Japan or killed by Japanese research whaling operations, In March 2010, a sushi chef at a restaurant in Los Angeles call the Hump was charged with illegally selling an endangered species product after people associated with the film The Cove help bust the restaurant for offering diners meat from a sei whale—an endangered species. Activists claim the meat came from Japan’s scientific whaling program. The restaurant was closed.
http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=879&catid=26&subcatid=164 (this is the best link, I think)
Anyone know where I can buy an electric car?
Gas at Chevron is .10. I'm tired of it.
Unfortunately the only highway capable electric car currently in production is the Tesla Roadster. Another unfortunate thing is all 600 of 2008 units have been sold and many of the 2009 are gone too. Unfortunate number 3 is the price tag is 0,000 and going up due to foreign currency exchange rates.
The next group of electric cars are the Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) some times called Low speed Electric Vehicles (LEV). They have an upper speed limit of 25 or 35 MPH depending which state they're in. They are available NOW in almost all states. Google names like ZENN, Dynasty IT, Miles Electric, GEM, ZAP. They are available now but have limitations being designed for putting around within 20 miles of home.
There are a couple of highway vehicles coming before 2010. Both ZENN and Miles plan to have regular sedans ready by 2009. Another is Phoenix Motors with their SUT and SUV. Tesla has already started work on their affordable sedan, code name white star, and hopes to have it on the road before 2010.
2010 is going to be a magic year. Chevrolet will have their Volt ready by November with the 2011 model year. It's not much of an EV, only goes 40 miles on electricity then the gas powered range extender kicks in to power the car. At least 3 Japanese companies, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and Nissan will begin importing full Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) that get at least 80 MPC and more likely 120 MPC.
All I can tell you is, that you'll have to wait. Because in 2003 GM and the other car makers decided to DESTROY all of the EV's they had made in the pursuit of greed. See the film "Who Killed the Electric Car" for all of the idiotic details.
Can you name at least one great gangster film that I've never seen?
I feel like I've seen every great gangster movie out there. But then I think I may have missed a real gem. If you can name a great gangster film that might be obscure or perhaps a foreign gangster film that I missed, I'd sure appreciate it.
Angels With Dirty Faces http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029870/ or many Jimmy Cagney films
I Am The Law http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030254/ or other Edward G Robinson pics
Miller's Crossing http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100150/
10 British gangster movies http://flicksided.com/2010/01/ten-british-gangster-movies-that-kick-ass/
If you can consider the IRA as gangsters In the Name of the Father is a good one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107207/
Black Rain http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096933/ Michael Douglas vs the Japanese mob
not exactly gangster but sort of in the same genre The Professional http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/
Cover of "we will rock you" by queen done by someone with a british accent?
I heard a cover of we will rock you on the radio and it sounded as though it was done by someone with a british accent. If anyone knows who did that cover, please let me know!
"We Will Rock You" is the fifth and final single from British boyband Five's second studio album, Invincible. Released on 17 July 2000, the song features the members of Queen on guitar and drums; however, they do not sing any vocals on the track. The song charted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, making it Five's second number-one single, and their ninth consecutive top-ten hit.
Other Cover versions
1991: Italian band Kirlian Camera covered the song on their album Todesengel The Fall Of Life.
1992: American glam metal band Warrant covered the song for the film Gladiator.
1992: Brazilian band Viper covered the fast version of the song in their third album Evolution, and later in a 1993 live album Maniacs in Japan.
1996: Nigerian-Canadian singer Carol Jiani covered the song for her album Superstar.
1996: American recording artist Linda Ronstadt performed a soft lullaby version for her album Dedicated to the One I Love.
1997: Panamanian reggae artist El General remade the song in Spanish as "Nosotros Te Conmoveremos" for the compilation Tributo a Queen: Los Grandes del Rock en Espanol.
1997: German hard rock band Pink Cream 69 recorded a cover on their album Food for Thought. A recording can be heard here.
2000: American hip hop producer DJ Hurricane and vocalist Scott Weiland collaborated on a cover of the song for the album Don't Sleep.
2000: Actress Kimberly Williams performs an alternate version of the song for the television miniseries The 10th Kingdom.
2003: John Farnham performed a rendition for his Greatest Hits CD, featuring samples from the original recording. According to the liner notes for One Voice: The Greatest Hits, Brian May contributed an extended guitar solo.
2003: a remix by KCPK, sung by a chorus of children, was released in a series of animated Evian adverts which aired in France, Germany and Belgium. The remix was later released as a single and entered the local charts.
2004: Houseboyz performed a cover version for the video game Dance Dance Revolution Extreme.
2004: American pop singers Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles and P!nk used this song in an international commercial Pepsi campaign and the song was released on Pepsi Music 2004 CD.
2005: Canadian rock band Nickelback covered the song as a bonus track, through a promotion with Wal-Mart, for their album All the Right Reasons.
2008: Japanese singer Kosaka Riyu recorded a trance music version of the song.
2009: Australian Idol winner of season 7 Stan Walker did a cover on the show and recorded a version on his debut album Introducing Stan Walker (2010).
Live cover performances
1992: Queen with guest singer Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses performed the song at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
1992: Irish rock band U2 used the song as a set list opener before they performed on stage during the Zoo tv tour.
1996: Alanis Morissette and her band ended the first encore of her "Can't Not" Tour (following the song, "You Learn") with a cover of the song. Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the microphone, while Morissette took to the drums.
2002: Erreway and another actors from Rebelde Way sang it during all their tours. It was released on every live album of the group.
2003: Anastacia performed a version with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor at the 46664 Mandela concert.
2007: Prince's performance at the Super Bowl XLI started with a rendition of the song.
2007: Japanese singer Kumi Koda covered the song in her a-nation '07 performance.
2007: English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams performed the song live at Knebworth.
2008: Finnish band Sonata Arctica played "We Will Rock You" in concerts of their 2008 tour, using the crowd as a human drum kit.
2008: KoRn plays "We Will Rock You" as medley with their Coming Undone at their live concerts. The drum beat for Coming Undone was inspired by the beat from the song.
2008: Canadian singer Celine Dion performed a cover of this song as "The Show Must Go On" for her world tour concerts.
2008: Stone Temple Pilots who recently reunited have played the song at many of their shows.
2008: New Kids on the Block interpolated this song with "Hangin' Tough" in live performances on their tour in support of their comeback album.
2009: American guitarist Joe Perry from band Aerosmith and singer Katy Perry covered the song at the MTV's Video Music Awards 2009.
2009: Irish duo John & Edward performed Five's version of "We Will Rock You" on week four of the sixth series of The X Factor
2009/2010: Polish singers Dorota Rabczewska and Maryla Rodowicz both covered the song during New Year's Eve in Łódź (TVP2).
Do you know if there are any good movies out?
I love horrer,comedy,animie and all of that are there any good films out prefrebly new but if there are any really good old ones then ill give them a go to and can you please include the like to the movie to thanks
The Black Swan(2010)
The Social Network (2010)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The Hangover (2009)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
District 9 (2009)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Gran Torino (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Iron man (2008)
American Gangster (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
The Departed (2006)
The Lives of Others (2006)(original title: Das Leben der Anderen)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Da Vinci code (2006)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) (Japanese with English subtitles)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)(original spanish title:El laberinto del fauno)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Night at the Museum (2006)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Sin City (2005)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
National Treasure (2004)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Pianist (2002)
City of God (2002) (original title:Cidade de Deus)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Cast Away (2000)
Vertical Limit (2000)
The Patriot (2000)
Amores perros (2000)
Fight Club (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
American History X (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
La vita è bella (1997)
Bacheha-Ye aseman (1997)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Life is Beautiful (1997) La vita è bella
Sling Blade (1996)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
La haine (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Ed Wood (1994)
Pirates of the Caribbean series
The Lord of the Rings series
Ice age :Dawn of the dinosaurs
Kung Fu Panda
Help choosing a book for my Grade 12 independent reading study?
I have been searching around for a decent book to read and I have concluded my search with these 4 choices. I'm not sure if they are too heavy of reads for school and/or the true meanings will fly over my head, but I'm intruiged by these books. I'd prefer not to read 'The Kite Runner' or other massively common Grade 12 books.
never let me go - kazuo ishiguro
the glass room - simon mauer
true history of kelly gang - peter carey
the cellist of sarajevo - steven galloway
the sheltering sky - paul bowles
Those are the 4 books. If you are familiar with any of them or have other suggestions for me, please share
Also, the assignment is that we have to find examples of humanity in our book and explain.
I would read the first one. You could compare it to Hunger Games and Divergent.
Never Let Me Go (2005) is a dystopian science fiction novel by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro. It was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize (an award Ishiguro had previously won in 1989 for The Remains of the Day), for the 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award and for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award. TIME magazine named it the best novel of 2005 and included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It also received an ALA Alex Award in 2006. It was made into a film directed by Mark Romanek in 2010.
Can somebody tell me an underground supperclub in London open October 7th 2010?
Any info would be much appreciated, thanks.
You could maybe have a look at this, therfe is one other site that is similar but I don't have details of it yet
What is Full House?
Full House is a secret supper club. So far, we have put on over 52 events and fed over 700 people in this space. Hidden in a secret location, revealed only on the day of the event, guests sign up to menus posted on this blog.
Seating just 12 people around one table, this intimate dinner is all about interacting with each other and with the chef. Every dinner, a different chef is featured; each designing a sumptuous menu to intrigue the most adventurous foodie. Whether it is Thai, French, Italian or Japanese that you are into, you can be sure that Full House will have an event that will have your taste buds tingling.For Past and Upcoming Events, check out the Events tab on the left column below.
collaboration between three friends who share their passion for food, interior design and live music, we had put together an exciting 6-month programme of events, designed to excite serious foodies and creatives alike. You can see these under 'Past Events and Gallery' on the left column
The chef begins the evening with an interactive demonstration before a 5 to 7 course dinner is laid on, paired with delicious wines.
Full House is part supper club, part design space and gallery for new artists. Unlike other supper clubs, Full House has been designed with the event space in mind. The surreal interiors are by designer Matteo Bianchi of Daruma Design who has created a stunning decor. There is even a stunning roof garden for film projections and secret garden parties. Food photographers are using the walls of Full House as an opportunity to exhibit their work and live music is played on selected nights by new artists.
Tasting menus costs between £35-£55, and can be between 5 and 7 courses, which includes a glass of wine. Payment online via paypal secures your booking. Places are strictly limited.
Will the Nintendo 3DS be released in Australia early March next year?
Ok so my b'day is very early in March and I was going to get a Nintendo DSI in christmas but i thought maybe I should wait if 3DS is being released in Aus. March, but i heard it was late march is it worth the wait?? Is it really that much better??
Yes, it will be out on March 2011 in Australia, North America, and Europe.
To me, it is worth the wait; but that's just me, since I still own the orginal DS Phat.
Here's more info on 3DS if you're having second thoughts:
Multitasking is available on the 3DS (i.e. You can access web browser while in game).
Other info on 3DS:
Oh! BTW, these are just some of the features we know so far. There will be more when it comes out.
What movie was Istanbul (Not Constantinople) played in?
This has been bugging me. I swear I heard the song in an old movie I was watching, but I can't figure out which one it was. I've looked at the Wikipedia page and none of those movies seem to fit what I remember so don't bother listing those. Maybe I am just mixing things up, but I thought I might as well ask.
The They Might Be Giants version of the song was used for a music video in an episode of the animated TV series Tiny Toon Adventures. The video is culturally inaccurate, portraying Istanbul as located in an ancient Arabian desert. However, the catchy tune and amusing storyline has brought it widespread popularity.
An episode of The Simpsons in which Homer buys an RV with Marge's "scrimpings", features the TMBG version of the song when the family is invited on the deck of a Turkish freighter upon which the RV landed.
The song was also featured in the 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile, 1992 film Black Magic, and the Pierce Brosnan episode of Muppets Tonight.
The video for the song was featured in an episode of the television show Liquid Television.
The They Might Be Giants version of the song was featured in Konami's 2005 game Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX 3 for Microsoft's Xbox console, and the 2008 game Lips for the XBox 360.
In the Battlefield Vietnam modification Point of Existence, the song can be played in the radio of the civilian limo in the map Embassy.
The lyrics were used in the February 21, 1954 episode of The Jack Benny Program during a sketch about a man trying to buy a train ticket to Constantinople. Jack Benny and Frank Nelson proceed to use the lyrics to dispute where the man can go.
The song is featured in the third season of Jeeves and Wooster, during a montage sequence of New York City.
The song is referenced in the third season of Gilmore Girls in the episode "Application Anxiety" when Lorelai exclaims "I do know that Istanbul is Constantinople so if you've got a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul."
The song was played, and also was a key point in the plot, on an episode of the CBS show 'Cold Case' originally airing on 23 November, 2008.
The Residents' song "Constantinople", while a completely separate song, does have similarities that suggest it was inspired by the older song.
In Civilization III, when a player runs out of city names in the official list, the city name list restarts with "New" prefixed to the original name (e.g. "New Tokyo" for the Japanese). However, when the Ottomans build the first city after exhausting the original list, the city is named "Not Constantinople" as opposed to the expected "New Istanbul."
Johnathan Coulton, along with Paul and Storm, covered the song live in their Flood tribute show in Chicago, and in their 2010 St. Petersburg, FL performance.
The TMBG version was used as an opening skit on the June 3rd, 2009 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, complete with puppets.
The song is also in the movie Ishtar.
what area of law should I go into?
I'm really interested in becoming a lawyer but i do not know which field to go into. I intend on graduating college w/ a B.A. in History, have spoken French, Mandarin or Japanese, and Russian, if i have the time have as minor in communication/journalism. I would love to take writing and film courses. Last year, I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer but my intended major wouldn't make sense. Or maybe its not about what major i take up but what I accomplish and find comforting in law school?
Starvation.......inability to pay 200K in student loans...........working hundreds of billable hours just to get a 30K salary........consider this.........
56 thousand law degrees are awarded each year........with thousands in the pipe line......law is and will be saturated for years and years.........get something in the health field and you won't have to starve trying to pay off your 200K student loan........just look in the yellow pages under lawyers. ...page after page of attorneys begging for work..........watch TV……loaded with law firms begging for any kind of law suit…just to feed their kids………. the new software can do 90% of what you would hire a lawyer to do.........for bucks........Legal self help just opened in our court house in Feb 2010 they have serviced 900 legal issues in 5 months without the assistance of attorneys……what does that tell you…….go into health care and never want for a good job……..Check this out…
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Where can I torrent "Welcome To The Space show"?
the japanese film that aired in 2010??? that is looks like hayao miyazaki??
This is verified, clean and high quality torrent
Where can I watch the Gintama movie: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen?
Does anyone know a website that has this movie watched for free and is english subbed? They say it was released about six months ago but I can't find it from the internet.. D:
~ This movie is quite new you might be able to watch and/or download but ONLY in Japanese RAW. there are news from ANN that the DVD will be out on December 15 2010 by then it might be SUBBED!!
~ ANN news
Gintama Movie DVD to Bundle Bonus New Animation
posted on 2010-08-29 - 11:56 EDT
The TSUTAYA video chain has announced that a complete limited pressing of the Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen movie
will ship on DVD on December 15 with an all-new animated work on a bonus DVD. The limited pressing will also include cast and staff interviews, a drama CD, a strip of film used during the actual theatrical run of the film, a miniature version of the theatrical pamphlet, and a pinup poster. Both the limited pressing and the standard edition of the DVD will have teasers and trailers on the main disc. (source: ANN)
What do you all think of the documentary called the Cove?
the one about the slaughter of Dolphins in Japan. By evil People who have no remorse at all
The Cove was awarded the (2010) Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; the film analyzes and questions Japan's fishing culture and Mercury poisoning. The film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills; change Japanese fishing practices; and to inform and educate the public about the risks, and increasing hazard, of Mercury poisoning from seafood. The film is told from an ocean conservationist's point of view. The film highlights the fact that the number of dolphins killed in the Taiji dolphin hunting drive is several times greater than the number of whales killed in the Antarctic, and claims that 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan every year in the country's whaling industry. The migrating dolphins are herded into a hidden cove where they are netted and killed by means of spears and knives over the side of small fishing boats.According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan's most recent progress report 1,569 cetaceans in Taiji were killed during the 2007 season, including methods other than drive hunting. The Ministry reports that only 1,239 cetaceans were killed by drive hunting, and that a total of 13,080 cetaceans were killed throughout Japan in 2007.The film was directed by former National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos.Portions were filmed secretly during 2007 using underwater microphones and high-definition cameras disguised as rocks.The documentary won the U.S. Audience Award at the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. It was selected out of the 879 submissions in the category.
Filming controversy:Some media in Japan has questioned whether one scene was manufactured for the camera, discussed whether the movie should properly be called a documentary and sought to discredit it.In Close-up Gendai, a NHK social affairs programme, a clip from the film was shown claiming that a Deputy Director of Fisheries, Hideki Moronuki, was fired in 2008 whereas he was not fired. The programme showed a video-conference in English with Psihoyos and asked how it is he came to think Moronuki was fired. Psihoyos stated that he met Akira Nakamae, the Deputy Minister of Fisheries, on an airplane going to the 2008 IWC meeting in Santiago and was told then but Nakamae denied ever having such a meeting.Louie Psihoyos, the documentary’s director, argues that such allegations are fabricated to protect the local whaling industry and that none of the scenes in the film were staged.