Amoeba's Asian Cinema Section

Posted by Eric Brightwell, November 5, 2007 01:55pm | Post a Comment
When Amoeba opened, Asian films were primarily divided between a Hong Kong section, a Japan section, the Foreign section and martial arts. Eventually we created a massive, Pan-Asian section (with martial arts still separated. However, Chaz has just divided the Asian section into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Miscellaneous Asian sections. So, here's the top sellers from these new sections:
                                           Wong Kar-Wai                                                                                       John Woo 

Amoeba's Chinese Top 10:

Raise the Red Lantern
In the Mood For Love

Hard Boiled

Chungking Express
Wong Kar-Wai Collection
Days Of Being Wild
Infernal Affairs
The Killer
Shanghai Triad

                                     Takashi Miike                                                                   Kenji Fukasaku

Amoeba's Japanese Top 10:

Battle Royale 1 & 2

Ichi the Killer
Late Ozu
Graveyard Of Honor
Suicide Club
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Great Yokai Wair

                            Park Chan-Wook                                                                              Kim Ki-Duk

Amoeba's Korean Top 10:

Lady Vengeance

Bittersweet Life
My Wife Is a Gangster
Yellow Hair 2
Citizen Dog
Jumong volume 2
My Wife Is a Gangster 2
Dead Friend

                                                Abbas Kiarostami                                                     Tran Anh Hung

Amoeba's Miscellaneous Asian Top 10:

Mystics In Bali (Indonesia)
Climates (Turkey)
Journey From the Fall (Vietnam/USA)
Chess Players (India)
Mirror (Iran)
Bang Rajan (Thailand)
Close-Up (Iran)
Cafe Setareh (Iran)
Cyclo (Vietnam)
Taste of Cherry (Iran)


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