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    Your 2019 Film Stats

    Total No. of Films Watched: 331







    Favourite Film Discoveries
    - Goodbye Mr. Tears (Shogoro Nishimura, 1966)
    - War of the 16 Year Olds (Toshio Matsumoto, 1973)
    - Suspense Series: Gendai onibabakĊ - Satsu ai (Koichi Takemoto, 1973)
    - Failed Youth (Tatsumi Kumashiro, 1974)
    - Pray (Koji Wakamatsu, 1979)

    Honorary Mentions
    - Circuit of Sorrow (Toru Murakawa, 1972)
    - The Harlem Valentine Day (Shigeru Izumiya, 1982)
    - Lover's Time (Shinichiro Sawai, 1987)

    The Worst Films I Saw
    - Hobo General (Teruo Ishii, 1976)
    - Inujini seshi mono (Kazuyuki Izutsu, 1986)
    - Downtown Heroes (Yoji Yamada, 1988)
    - Railroad Man (Yasuo Furuhata, 1999)
    - Sleepless (Dario Argento, 2001)

    Notable Retrospectives Attended
    - Kinji Fukasaku retrospective (National Film Archive)
    - Teruo Ishii retrospective (Laputa Asagaya)
    - Toho New Action retrospective (Laputa Asagaya)
    - Kinnosuke Nakamura retrospective (Laputa Asagaya)
    - Hot-Blooded Japanese Men retrospective (Jimbocho)

    Achieved
    - Nothing really. I'm one film shy of 50 Kinji Fukasaku films, a few short of 150 Sonny Chiba films, one movie away from completing the New Abashiri Prison series...
    - I did finally get to see Blade Runner on the big screen, but it was digital Imax so it doesn't really count.
    - At least I caught a film called Pink Salon Hospital: No Pants Nurses (1997) in glorious 35mm. That should count for something, lol!

    Fun Story
    - Somehow I managed to make it to the Crazed Beast (1976) 35mm screening in Tokyo despite a delayed flight, cancelled airport train, wrong subway platform, and a taxi driver who didn't know where the theatre was. Even after all that, and lots of running, I managed to sit my ass in the seat 30 seconds before the film started.
    - Great memories of recalling Rutger Hauer by attending Salute of the Jugger screening and then heading for some great beef and Dutch beer with a friend in Tokyo.

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    - I watched The Babysitter maybe a dozen times.
    -I went to the cinema once.
    -I watched so much porn for research that I may never watch porn again.
    -I watched a lot of 90s crap. 90s crap has aged staggeringly well just because its so much better than 2010s crap.
    -I saw a lot of old Richard Gere movies which wasn't a plan. It just kinda happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    -I watched a lot of 90s crap. 90s crap has aged staggeringly well just because its so much better than 2010s crap.
    Agreed. Especially action films.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    -I watched so much porn for research that I may never watch porn again.
    For research?

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    I've not got a detailed breakdown, but saw approx. 370 films in 2019, most of them on Blu-ray or DVD.
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    Total number of films watched: 351

    Films seen at the theater:

    Cold Pursuit
    Child's Play (2019)
    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
    The Lighthouse

    Films I watched more than once:

    Night Pulse (2X)
    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2X)
    Link (2X)

    Top 10 I watched for the first time:

    Link (1986)
    Bad Samaritan (2018)
    Another Evil (2016)
    The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
    Real Life (1979)
    The Beach Bum (2019)
    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
    High Life (2018)
    Tyrel (2018)
    Satanic Panic (2019)

    Bottom 5 I watched for the first time:

    Homicycle (2014)
    You Might Be the Killer (2018)
    Wacko (1982)
    Atroz (2015)
    Pledge (2018)

    10 films that were better than expected:

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
    Suspiria (2018)
    Warning Sign (1985)
    Evolver (1995)
    Best Defense (1984)
    Hellboy (2019)
    The Bride (1985)
    Nightmare Cinema (2018)
    3 from Hell (2019)
    Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)

    5 that were disappointing:

    Luz (2018)
    Piercing (2018)
    Greta (2018)
    Brightburn (2019)
    Return to... Return to Nuke 'Em High AKA Vol. 2 (2017)
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    Films Watched: 304 (new: 274 rewatches: 30)

    Best New watches: rated > 7.5/10 by year (*** hidden gems)
    From Russia with Love (1963)
    The Hunt (1966)
    The Sex of Angels (1968) ***
    And Soon the Darkness (1970)
    Across 110th Street (1972)
    The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
    Bankaku Rock (1973)
    Girl's Pleasure: Man Hunting (1977)
    Ensalada Baudelaire (1978) ***
    Woman of the Afternoon: Incite! (1979)
    Nun Rope Hell (1984)
    The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)
    Parasite (2019)

    Worst New Watches: (1972 isn't coincidental, been working on a 1970s horror-movie project)
    It Conquered the World (1956)
    Reptilicus (1961)
    The Inner Scar (1972) I truly hated this movie
    Garden of the Dead (1972)
    Did Baby Shoot Her Sugardaddy? (1972)
    The Man with Two Heads (1972)
    A Place Called Today (1972)
    Grave of the Vampire (1972)
    The Shadow of Chikara (1977)
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
    The Unholy (1988)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

    Been an uninspired year regarding digging for movies etc, it's picked up a bit in the winterseason though.

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