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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2012, 02:52:30 PM »
Fun and re-playable game called Super Samurai Sweeper!

"Samurai meets Minesweeper! Defeat the Seven Daimyos and their Shogun, and restore peace to the land! As the Samurai, you will have to choose your battles carefully to overcome the enemies’ forces…"

Short(ish) and fun. Love the mood music for the game, too!

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2012, 04:39:17 PM »

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2012, 10:14:47 PM »


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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #66 on: May 20, 2012, 11:14:54 PM »
Some Chinese dances: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47GNvweu4vM&feature=related 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoXNG2n3GiY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om1DoUOKwwI&feature=relmfu 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=u8RUzY-XjPE&feature=fvwp


One of the challenges of OA mods is capturing some of the exotic lyricism associated with the milieu.

For example, with all the different anthropomorphic races, what sort of descriptive text might best serve to evoke an uncanny way in which one might talk or move?  A mere sentence or two, if well done, could add immense flavor to a scene.  Watching these dances, I think that I could probably have done something more with the descriptions in some of my mods...

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2012, 10:43:44 PM »
Ken Utsui played Shigeo, the rich samurai in my Yukionna mod.  Here's Utsui playing Starman (SuperGiant in his own country) a Japanese superhero from the '60's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPi1ScT6H80

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2012, 10:38:39 PM »

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2012, 10:20:42 PM »
Halloween mood: 

A very disturbing Japanese music video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku3DojpEXPM&feature=related

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2012, 07:30:22 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cycqwmYgjuA

The Man with the Iron Fists is fairly good, if judged by B-movie standards. 

Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu do much to elevate it.  Both are fine actors, but, really, Crowe seems like he should be above appearing in this grade of movie.  It seems like it should be a step beneath him...  He does appear rather overweight in the film, so maybe he was enticed by some really good catering? 

The story gives many nods to old school kung fu movies, but the action is by New Wave (if we can still call it that, at this late date) Hong Kong choreographer Cory Yuen.  So, the glory of Shaw Brothers or Bruce Lee is hinted at, but never approached.  Moreover, as directed and cut by star and writer (and famous hip-hop artist) RZA, much of the action flows in choppy music video style, allowing only several fights to become honest, martial art showcases. 

RZA must be fulfilling a boyhood dream to be the hero of a chop-socky movie, but his acting chops aren't up to the task.  To make things worse, his character is given the most boring backstory of trite cliches, which all adds up to a lengthy death-lull of excitement when it gets told in flashbacks. 

Still, on the whole, the movie has plenty of slick flash which makes it ultimately pretty fun.  Rated "R" mostly for bits of gangster-rap dialog and unbelievable spurts of CGI blood.   
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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2012, 04:53:53 AM »
Awesome thanks for posting that :) Lucy Liu is my fav actress and Russell Crowe is also good. It seem it might be interesting to see it after all.

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2012, 09:38:42 AM »
Awesome thanks for posting that :) Lucy Liu is my fav actress.
Then you must be a fan of Elementary?  8)

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« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2012, 10:14:04 AM »
I might be :) thanks for that for now I am mostly fan of Star Trek, Friends and Battlestar Galactica

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Re: OA Inspirations, etc., etc.
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2013, 11:32:21 AM »
The climactic fight sequence from the Shaw Brothers movie Magnificent Ruffians (1979), turned into a fan-made music video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrn8bxtT9hM 

It features the core members of what is known as the Venoms mob.  Their background was Chinese opera, and put into the Shaw Brothers elaborate indoor sets, it made their fights among the most theatrical ever filmed. 

For more on the Venoms:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venom_Mob