Saw a Takashi Miike picture called The Great Yokai War. "Yokai" is a Japanese term for monsters from folklore, as opposed to the more familiar kaiju. It's a kids' picture, about a young boy from Tokyo sent out to live in the countryside with his older sister and his intermittently senile grandfather. When a vengeful spirit appears, the boy gets caught up in a war between warring groups of yokai and must find his courage to become the "Kirin Rider", the hero who will set everything to rights. It's not a bad picture - nothing deep, but an amusing story. Some of the yokai are really trippy, Japanese folklore can get pretty "out there", apparently.

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Did you mean " TOP OF THE WORLD MA!" to the tune of a tommy gun?

I don't want to spoil the end of White Heat for The Baron.

JohnD said:

Did you mean " TOP OF THE WORLD MA!" to the tune of a tommy gun?
It's ok. Just don't say a word about "Yankee Doodle Dandy".



Jeff of Earth-J said:

"It's been a long while since I heard of it, but I finally watched 50 Years of James Bond -- The Supercut."

That sounds very cool. We'll watch it this weekend.

I keep forgetting to mention it, but we did watch this this past weekend... and loved it! You're right about the film-to-film transitions: sometimes it's really quite amazing how seemlessly they fir together. I suspect they fudged somewhat on the "five minute rule," but who cares? What a novel idea! I have always wanted to see a compilation of the the opening credits sequences. The only thing I have like it is a DVD of the trailers of all the Godzilla movies in order. When I was young, I sometimes found it difficult to follow the plot of James Bond movies, but oddly, I didn't have any problem "following" the Supercut at all. thanks for bringing it to me attention!

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