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The Debatable Podcast

Apr 1, 2014

Keith Squires joins me to talk about a shared passion for Asian Cinema he and I have. We then proceed (or at least try) to rundown our Top 10 Favorites each. Enjoy!

00:00:00 - 00:07:18 - Asian Cinema music medley
00:07:18 - 00:28:32 - Where Keith is Coming From / His Passion
00:28:32 - 01:58:31 - Top 10 Lists
01:58:31 - 02:00:00 - Outro music

Music on this podcast:

"Sonatine I (Act of Violence)" - Joe Hisaishi - Sonatine OMPS
"Play on the Sands" - Joe Hisaishi - Sonatine OMPS
"Yumeji's Theme" - Shigeru Umebayashi - In the Mood for Love OMPS
"Only You" - The Flying Pickets - Lost Boys / Fallen Angels OMPS
"Thinking About You" - Chyi Chin - Fallen Angels OMPS

Copyrights are owned by the artists and their labels. No money is made from this podcast.


Keith's List

  1. The Human Condition

  1. The Bad Sleep Well / Ran

  1. Sonatine

    Runner-Up: Kikujiro

  1. To Live

    Runner-Up: Late Spring

  1. Memories of Murder

  1. Chungking Express

    Runner-Up: Ashes of Time Redux

  1. A Bittersweet Life

  1. Ichi the Killer

  1. A Better Tomorrow I & II

  1. Five Element Ninja

    Runner-Up: Dragons Forever

Honorable Mentions

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring





Greg's List

  1. Throne of Blood

    Runners-Up: Ikiru, High & Low

  2. In the Mood for Love

    Runners-Up: Fallen Angels, Happy Together

  3. Sonatine

    Runners-Up: Hana-bi, Kikujiro

  4. Harakiri

    Runner-Up: Hard Boiled

  5. Memories of Murder

  6. Battle Royale

    Runners-Up: the Battles Without Honor and Humanity (The Yakuza Papers) Series

  7. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    Runners-Up: Castle in the Sky, Grave of the Fireflies, Ninja Scroll

  8. Crazed Fruit

  9. The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Lady Vengeance)

  10. Police Story 2

    Runner-Up: Infernal Affairs

Honorable Mentions


Audition / Visitor Q

Kamikaze Taxi

Yakuza Graveyard

The Wolves

Monique's List w/ Her Notes


  1. raise the red lantern (chn) - this is my favorite all time and chinese movie

  2. 3-iron (kor) - favorite kor movie

  3. tampopo (jp) - favorite jp movie

  4. double suicide (jp) - this is also my favorite jp movie

  5. rashomon (jp) - this is my favorite kurosawa

  6. nobody knows (jp) - based on a true story

  7. quitting (chn) - true story mixed with film, the real life people play themselves awesome

  8. fallen angels (chn/hk)

  9. grave of the fireflies (jp) -  favorite anime

  10. infernal affairs (hk)

  11. tale of two sisters (kor) - favorite asian horror/thriller

  12. farewell my concubine (chn)

  13. the vengeance series (lady vengeance is my personal fave)

  14. go (jp)

  15. dolls (jp)

  16. spider lilies (taiwan) - the best lesbian film

  17. howl's moving castle (jp)

  18. the secret scent of papaya (viet)

  19. last life in the universe (thai/jp)

  20. rhapsody in august (jp)

  21. guns and talks (kor)

  22. the promise (chn/hk)

  23. make it big (kor)

  24. all about lily chou-chou (jp)

  25. election (hk) - one of the best triad films

  26. audition (jp)

  27. vertical ray in the sun (viet)

  28. shiri (kor) - korea is good at espionage movies/tv shows

  29. the banquet (hk) it's shakespeare!

  30. I'm a cyborg but that's ok (kor)

  31. the iron ladies (thai)