Originally Posted by chrysalid
i found old boy a bit forced, not really creeping paranoia, more creative revenge (and not that good imo, need to watch sympathy for mr/lady vengeance(s) next) you a miike fan? i got dead or alive out a bit ago...jesus...the paddling pool...i'm glad i didn't watch it with the mrs. frenetic, kinetic, but maybe too shallow - or is that the point? he's certainly prolific. audition was good. you seen survive style 5+? miike-esque but without the hyper violence, still kinda violent, good performance by tadonobu asano (spelling???), bad performance by vinnie jones.
As far as Miike goes, I own: Ichi The Killer (and the prequel Ichi, though Takashi had nothing to do with it), Happiness of the Katukiri's, Visitor Q, Audition, and Fudoh:TNG. I've seen Shinjuku Triad Society, Ley Lines, Rainy Dog, The Bird People Of China, Dead Or Alive1/2/3, Salaryman Kintaro (probably my next Miike purchase), City Of Lost Souls, Sabu, Deadly Outlaw Rekka, Gozu, and Izo. Survive Style 5+ is awesome. Asano is great in it, and also the woman who plays his "wife" Yumi Asou. She's very pretty. Vinnie Jones doesn't do much for me though, but of course own I it anyways.
Actually a better description of Audition would be "what a normal boring little fil...OMFG WHAT JUST HAPPENNED?!?! Did I really see that???"
I think this is a pretty good description. The best part IMO was really about a third of the way in when Ryo Ishibashi's character first calls Asami's house, and she's all hunched over not moving, sitting on the floor. She slowly picks up the phone, the two hold a brief conversation, where he asks her out on their (second?) date, and then she hangs up. Then you see the large laundry looking bag in the corner wiggle...