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    Live-Action Movies Thread

    hey there, i LOVE live action movies based on mangas like,

    Battle Roayle
    Death Note
    Uzumaki
    Riki-Oh!
    Ichi the Killer
    Ringu (not the crappy remake >n<)

    and i wanted to know if there are any others out there worth watching, if not, how do you all feel about live action movies based on manga? 0-0 ?

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    Re: Movies based on mangas

    have u watched Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
    IMDB

    It's from Basilisk manga. It's pretty cool too.
    but I prefer the movie version.
    If you don't know that manga, check here Basilisk
    Last edited by holmes221; April 18, 2007 at 10:12 AM.

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    Re: Movies based on mangas

    I haven't seen too many live-action movies based on manga, but I do really want to see Death Note. I feel like with any book or manga, if it can be done well in live-action, and preserve the spirit and intent of the original, then why not.

    Which is why I wasn't too happy with the film version of Battle Royale, honestly...it was a good try, but I think it lacked the deeper, allegorical aspect that made the novel more than just gratuitous violence. Plus, they cut out all the Springsteen references. If you do like BR, and haven't read the original novel, you should.
    "Peace to the books of the world, an iron hammer to those who would abuse them..."

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    Re: Live-Action Movies Thread

    My first live action movie was Prince of Tennis.. and to me, it was really bad.. all the special effects.. there shouldn't have been a live action movie for it in the first place because all the "animation effects" only possible in anime looks ridiculous in real life and the actors have NO resemblance to the anime characters at all.

    I heard death note was good though but I haven't watch it yet.

    And the most recent live action movie I watched was Lovely Complex. Not as funny as the anime but pretty well done in terms of storyline and the best was probably the actor and actress having a very realistic resemblance to the actual anime characters and the acting was pretty good too.

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    Re: Live-Action Movies Thread

    To bring up an old subject DBZ the movie IT"S OFFICIALLY BEING MADE NO JOKE NO LIE I want to be kidding I'm not for the love of god they have OFFICIALLY NAMED DIRECTOR,WRITER AND WHO'S GOKU NO JOKE NO FAN POLL REAL NEWS and from the working of the story they pretty much cutting up the last arc of DB leaving out Raditz saga skipping to Vegeta saga but cutting out nappa and vegeta and pasting King picclo every where

    READ AND CRY YOUR EYES OUT FAN BOYS NO JOKE NO LIE THIS IS HAPPENING FOR REAL THIS TIME

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6523
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    Re: Live-Action Movies Thread

    And here's the news for TEKKEN Live-action movie:

    The IESB has gotten their hands on the audition sides from the upcoming live
    action flick TEKKEN based on the popular video game
    of the same name (which has TEKKEN 6 coming to the USA sometime in 2008).

    Audition "sides" just use certain scenes in the script, usually emotionally
    charged ones, to see how the actors would react in that
    situation. We've gone through them all and have some character descriptions
    for ya plus a few details of the story.

    Characters first -

    JIN - Hero supreme with a serious drug problem, he's hooked on ZEN and does
    what he can to get his next fix. He has entered the
    tournament in order to get near MISHIMA to kill him. He finds out along the
    way that he is the son of KAZUYA and grandson of
    MISHIMA. He is the people's favorite to win KING OF THE IRON FIST. Suffering
    from ZEN withdrawals and sweating profusely, he
    enters the arena to try out for the latest IRON FIST tournament, his
    opponent? MARSHALL LAW. *See KAZUYA's details for more on
    his lineage.

    BONNER - The scene used for the sides for the character of BONNER is
    actually our first introduction to the character. It's about 10
    minutes into the film and we find BONNER in his chop shop working on some
    underground black market kind of stuff listening to an "old"
    Black Eyed Peas song "Pump It" and singing along. A knock at the door
    rattles BONNER and his crew and they quickly cover up what
    they are working on. Luckily, it's just BONNER's acquaintance JIN at the
    door with his latest run of illegal goods. He hands over the
    microprocessors and gets a fix of ZEN (via inhaler) in exchange. Clearly a
    ZEN junkie, JIN asks for more but BONNER doesn't give it
    out for free. JIN offers to take part in the "fights" later that evening in
    order to make some extra dough for BONNER so he will give him
    more ZEN.

    BRYAN FURY - Tekken's favorite cyborg is a part of the live action TEKKEN
    film. BRYAN FURY of the ONYX CORPORATION. We
    meet him as we should, flexing his muscles for all the world to see. With
    his muscles rippling, veins protruding and sweat beading,
    FURY is more machine than man. His skeletal structure was replaced by
    flexsteel. He is being blackmailed (sorta) by head villain
    Kazuya. Not sure for what, but Kazuya knows Bryan's secret. Did I mention it
    's illegal to have more that 30% of bodily enhancements in
    Iron Fist? FURY sports his famous eye to chin scar.

    MISHIMA - Head of TEKKEN Corporation that has taken over the world pretty
    much after the last big war. He sees TEKKEN as the
    saving grace of the human race, things were in complete disarray before the
    corporation stepped in and brought order to the world. He
    believes he is remaking the world. Of course, with great power comes great
    responsibility and it looks like TEKKEN CORP has gone
    overboard outlawing all sorts of things in the "best interest" of the
    people. And what's a big world dominating power without a big "cage
    match" to find the ultimate fighter? IRON FIST is TEKKEN's version. The KING
    of the IRON FIST is the best fighter in town. MISHIMA
    doesn't seem as "bad" as he did in the video game. He may even have a change
    of heart about TEKKEN thanks to JIN.

    KAZUYA - MISHIMA's son who thinks his father is weak and he should be in
    control. Has waited for the torch to be passed down for a
    long time and is getting pretty frustrated with his father. Considering we
    find MISHIMA is the detention center later in the story with JIN
    going to him for help to escape, it looks like KAZUYA is the one who put him
    there and is now in power. He is also the one who raped
    JIN's mom resulting in his birth.

    MARSHALL LAW - Remember the guy at the end of OVER THE TOP? The final arm
    wrestling opponent for Stallone? Well, maybe not
    many of you do, but that's SO this guy, MARSHALL LAW, he's the bad ass scary
    IRON FIST opponent that JIN fights to qualify. He
    breaks bones, wills and has a tendency to throw his opponents, well, at
    least what's left of his opponents. He demands respect from
    JIN, but JIN is the one who gets the respect instead.

    STEVE FOX - Former IRON FIST competitor turned IRON FIST ANNOUNCER. Give him
    a hand, he's British! He leads the open call
    fighters to the arena on opening day and helps JIN get through a tough match
    with MARDUK by revealing the fighter's weak left knee.
    He also helps JIN discover who is really is. *See KAZUYA for more on that.

    KING - Current champion of the TEKKEN IRON FIST TOURNAMENT. His face is all
    over the advertisements TEKKEN IS KING.

    In sides, there is always some left over dialogue from the page before or
    the page after. From what I gather from the TEKKEN sides,
    other than the scenes and character descriptions I described above, the
    fighters (Marduk, Phoenix, Anna and Nina - sisters, Christie,
    Raven, Gorgo, Fury, Dragunov and Jin) seem to have gathered together and are
    trying to escape from the Mishima complex, they are
    ordered to return to their rooms, but refuse and an intense action sequence
    ensues. A fighter dies.

    Well that's what I've garnered from the pages we received. The character
    seem pretty close to the game thus far with just a few added
    twists. Also, there is plenty of violence, blood and a lot of "fucks" that
    would constitute an R-rating.

    http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option...3635&Itemid=99

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    Re: Live-Action Movies Thread

    Speaking of live adaptations they doing a Devil May Cry adaptation. I know its a video game..but still. Ive seen Death Note AND Battle Royal though Battle Royal is based of the book not the Manga. Well, the manga is based of the book so I suppose you could say it is...


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    Re: Live-Action Movies Thread

    Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar is being made into a live action movie too. That's just...weird. Release in Jan next year.

    A third Death Note movie is also in the making and will be released on 9 Feb next year. This one's a spin off movie about L. The title is "Death Note L change the World". >_> Official site here: http://www.L-movie.jp

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    Re: Live-Action Movies Thread

    Yeah, i heard about that one too (but forgot to post it ). Rumor has it that the story will be about a case that L solved that he worked on since before his
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