Thanks To All + Explanation

Jim Harper jimharper666
Mon Jun 25 07:16:39 EDT 2007

I've seen Tokyo Pop, on the one occasion it was shown
on UK televsion, Channel 4, if I recall correctly. I
would have been 16, so it would have been maybe 1991.

It's not as good as Lost In Translation, to be honest,
but it struck a chord with me. It was shown pretty
much the same time as BBC2 showed Nobuhiko Obayashi's
Ijintachi Tono Natsu, the very first Japanese film I
ever saw. Seeing both that and Tokyo Pop in the same
short space of time created an interest in Japan and
Japanese cinema that has lasted ever since. 

I don't think UK television has shown either of them
again since, although Tokyo Pop did get a US video
release at some point. I've been waiting for DVD
releases of both films for years, and while there was
a HK release of Ijintachi, I doubt there'll be a DVD
of Tokyo Pop any time soon. The only people who seem
to know about it are those who (like me) caught it on
TV by accident, or Buffy fans (Kaz & Fran Rubel Kuzui
created both Tokyo Pop and Buffy the Vampire Slayer).


--- "" < at> wrote:

> > By the way, have you seen or heard of an older
> called Tokyo Pop from
> 1988, about an American  girl who goes to be a pop
> star in Japan - I think
> there was a lot of discussion on this list when Lost
> in Translation came
> out, about how similar (and how much better) it was.
> I remember seeing it on
> TV in the UK years ago, and would love to see it
> again, but I dont think its
> on video anywhere.
> Best
> Jasper
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