Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Case of the Monday (or I suppose MUUUNNDAY)

- Results are out for the first weekend for Dororo, and Eiga Consultant himself was quite excited, and for a good reason. The major blockbuster, co-produced by TBS and Universal Japan (among others), made 450 million Yen over the weekend, and is the first hit for Toho (the distributor) in a half year after a string of flops in Nana 2 and Murder of the Inugami Clan. English version of analysis can be found in Hoga Central here.

- Twitch reports that the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society has announced its nominees for the first ever Asian Film Awards, which is to run along with the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

The official list of nominees at the official site is here. The report from Twitch is here.

Nice to see Exiled getting the love, but sadly only in the best film and best director categories (I thought the editing was top-notch, more later), and there're even political choices like Curse of the Golden Flower's best picture nomination. At least it's not Rob-B-Hood.

- Saw Exiled over the weekend, and it simply rocks. Johnnie To channeling Sergio Leone is an exhilarating thing to watch.

Sorry, the fanboy in me just had to post some stills.


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eleven said...

Hi, real nice blog you have here, loving it! Exiled is brilliant in my opinion, such a beautifully crafted piece of cinema. I think Curse of the Golden Flower ought to be interesting as well, can't wait to see it.

Once again, props to your blog and keep up the good work!