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    Non-J/K Asian Movies

    Most of the talk in this section has been about Japanese and Korean anime/drama/movies. I know the fanbase for non-Japanese and non-Korean Asian movies is probably pretty small, but here's going out to that little fanbase

    Have you watched any good Taiwanese/HongKong/Singaporean/etc movies that fall into this category lately? How did they compare to Japanese/Korean/Western films?

    Recently there's been a Taiwanese film that has taken Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore by storm and set a number of box office records. It was well-received and got pretty good reviews, so I'm interested to see if anyone else has watched it, and if so, what did you think of it?

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    Re: Non-J/K Asian Movies

    I didn't watch Taiwanese/Chinese/Hong Kong's drama a lot compared to Korean and Japanese, but I did watch some. Unfortunately I didn't watch that title, Sally, but I watched Autumn's Concerto, Summer's Desire, the old 100% Senorita (also known as Twins), and several other titles I can't remember now. :P Oh, Princess Huan Zhu too. XD I tried to watch Calling for Love but ended up dropping it.

    They are different in how Korean and Japanese drama are presented; not that it is bad, I just feel something is missing from how it is presented. Nevertheless, they are still a great watch. ^^

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    Hmm..I never got the chance to watch the movie..originally planned to watch it 2 weeks ago.
    i heard that it was really touching, but I blame my teacher's movie vouchers that couldn't be redeemed that day.
    There's no way its airing over at gv now right sala so I guess I'll wait for the dvd release.

    Autumn concerto was pretty sad, bittersweet I guess? But not cliche at all, enjoyed that. Really different from all the Taiwan dramas.

    I don't know if anyone knows but hk is the best in the acting department over in asian. It's just that no teens pay particular attention to them,
    I've been watching HK Dramas since young.
    If anyone in this forums actually watch hong kong dramas, I recommend rosy busniess (airing over sg)
    and one of which I'm watching right now, Lives of Omission.


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    Laughing, however, is unable to adapt to the stress in the discipline of police life and becomes a rogue cop. To get his jobs done quicker, he hires the gangster Michael So (Bosco Wong) as his informant.
    In short, its a story about Undercover police and triad gang..and police. It's awarded best drama of the year for this year

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    Re: Non-J/K Asian Movies

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeltrax View Post
    Hmm..I never got the chance to watch the movie..originally planned to watch it 2 weeks ago.
    i heard that it was really touching, but I blame my teacher's movie vouchers that couldn't be redeemed that day.
    There's no way its airing over at gv now right sala so I guess I'll wait for the dvd release.
    Oh, you'll be surprised! There are still movie timings for it now actually~ Since it's the school holidays go grab some friends and watch it When I watched it 2 weeks ago, the tickets were snapped up really quick although the movie had been in the cinemas for a pretty long time already.

    I used to watch HK dramas when I was younger, too, though not so much now. I used to really love "真情/A Kindred Spirit" Movie-wise, HK movies have delivered pretty well too. I think one of the more recent HK movies I've watched is "新少林寺/New Shaolin Temple" the one starring Andy Lau. I thought it was pretty decent.

    Singapore has also delivered some pretty decent movies as well, such as the famed "I Not Stupid" (gotta love the Singlish and Singaporean jokes in there, though I guess it makes it less understandable for foreign viewers) and the ilk.

    I also tend to think that part of the success of Japanese/Korean series is the use of idol groups to boost the popularity of the series. I think this is slightly less prevalent in other countries (save for maybe Taiwan?). Is it just my imagination?

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    Re: Non-J/K Asian Movies

    There are still tickets?!
    I'll call them up now.

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    Movie-wise, HK movies have delivered pretty well too. I think one of the more recent HK movies I've watched is "新少林寺/New Shaolin Temple" the one starring Andy Lau. I thought it was pretty decent.
    HK movies had always been good..maybe that's why I feel that the recent ones has been a little lacking but shaolin temple is decent tho, then again most movies staring andy is pretty good
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    I also tend to think that part of the success of Japanese/Korean series is the use of idol groups to boost the popularity of the series. I think this is slightly less prevalent in other countries (save for maybe Taiwan?). Is it just my imagination?
    I don't think taiwan is really excluded. Taiwan is known for their idol dramas It's like..everywhere. Except for the longest running ones like "Love".
    I don't watch alot J-K dramas, so I have no idea.

    for sg movies, jack neo is really a talent.

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