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The Yakuza and the Mermaid
tripower
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Joined: Oct 18, 2005
Posts: 21
Posted: 2011-03-01 07:28 am   Permalink

Hey there,

I don't post very often, but I've been lurking quite a while...

I thought some of you may like this trailer for my feature film The Yakuza and the Mermaid. Brian Lease (of Fisherman) composed the music for the movie, and did a killer job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VYL8uZvUzs

I hope you dig it,

Thanks!


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Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
Posts: 352
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-03-01 3:25 pm   Permalink

Cool trailer. Intriguing.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11159
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-01 9:35 pm   Permalink

I have always been a Samurai and Yakuza movie fan. Sidney Pollack's 1974 "Yakuza" is one of my all-time favorite American movies...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpPX6RJWU2Q

The opening scene alone is worth my money:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf7z4FfYF44&feature=related

...and Takakura Ken is one of the coolest dudes that ever walked the earth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9509Linvpc&feature=related

As a cinematographer, I have always wondered when the digital camera revolution (small, affordable hi-rez cameras) will lead to a film genre of its own, so I applaud such efforts as this film. And I have no idea how the Tikis fit into the concept, but I am curious.


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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1231
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-03-01 9:44 pm   Permalink

I've always loved Takashi Miike's "Rekka: Deadly Outlaw"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sO7DulwSLU

[ This Message was edited by: thePorpoise 2011-03-01 21:45 ]


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11159
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-01 9:51 pm   Permalink

But, but...he's using a GUN !!?

 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1231
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-03-01 10:18 pm   Permalink

tripower, your movie looks pretty cool. congrats on making a movie, that's quite an accomplishment.

 
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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2691
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2011-03-02 08:04 am   Permalink

Based on that trailer, I'd pay to see that in the theater. The bob cut hottie in the skin tight cheongsam (in Japan ??) was the closer.

Plus there was a Tiki !!

Quote:

On 2011-03-01 21:35, bigbrotiki wrote:

I have always been a Samurai and Yakuza movie fan. Sidney Pollack's 1974 "Yakuza" is one of my all-time favorite American movies...


Well it's good to hear that someone else has even heard of that 1975 neo-noir sleeper. It flys low and under the radar even for Film Noir geeks...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33987&forum=6&vpost=488286



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tripower
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Joined: Oct 18, 2005
Posts: 21
Posted: 2012-09-26 06:22 am   Permalink

Hey Guys,

I thought I'd revive this old thread to let you know that my film, The Yakuza and the Mermaid will have a 2 week run at Cinema Village in NYC. It starts this Friday, Sept 28.

The soundtrack was done by the tiki band Fisherman, and is amazing!

Here's the trailer again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VYL8uZvUzs

If anybody wants to go, PM me and I'll get you comps.

Thanks!


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