drainer at mpinet.net
drainer at mpinet.net
Thu Jan 19 21:36:08 EST 2006
Showtime Beyond frequently plays Japanese horror movies, along with all
sorts of other material deemed tasteless for some. Maybe there is something
being left out of this story.
----- Original Message -----
From: <tim.iles at utoronto.ca>
To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: Miike cut
> My feeling, too, is that Miike's portion probably contained material too
> graphic for broadcast--after all, _Koroshiya ichi_, _Audition_, to name
> two obvious examples that spring first to mind, both contained scenes that
> were rather--indelicate? (^_^)
> Tim Iles
> On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Jim Harper wrote:
>> That's an exceptionally harsh judgement, both about the other directors
>> and Showtime. Garris himself seems to have no problem with the quality of
>> Miike's contribution, and it doesn't sound too far-fetched to suggest
>> that Showtime felt it was too extreme.
>> If you don't mind me asking, which are Miike's fantastic horror films?
>> jerry turner <dr_pluto at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, I guess Miike, a man who has made a dozen or so
>> fantastic horror
>> films, isn't up to the standards of a John Landis who
>> has never done
>> anything worth a crap or Tobe Hooper, a guy who's
>> first film was good. .
>> . 30 years ago. Miike was the token non white anyway.
>> . .
>> Aaron Gerow wrote:
>> > Dave Kehr reports in today's New York times that
>> Miike Takashi's
>> > contribution to the pay-cable channel Showtime's
>> "Master of Horror"
>> > series has been cut.
>> > The episode has been made, but it did not fit
>> Showtime's standards for
>> > broadcast, so it will be released directly to DVD.
>> > Aaron Gerow
>> > KineJapan owner
>> > Assistant Professor
>> > Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and
>> > Yale University
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