Chris Chen
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Chris Chen

1:37:21 Wait, didn’t Jin kill Bryan Fury by snapping his neck with a kick? Though admittedly the guy probably wouldn’t have gone down any other way.

Kaye Faye
Member

Wait, when the hell did they make a live action Tekken movie? I thought they meant the anime one.

Matrim
Member
Matrim

Just got to the bit about Yoshimitsu. Conrad, FYI, ruthlessly killing an unarmed opponent is an incredibly samurai thing to do. Samurai honor was very different than our modern concept of the term.

Matrim
Member
Matrim

Also, if Yoshimitsu owed fealty to Tekken (or Kaz in particular), following direct orders would be honorable as well.

YoDude
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YoDude

This is why Samurai are fucked.

George
Member

Very much so. My Grandmother was from a family that was Samurai class. Even though the Samurai were gone by then the attitudes didn’t really disappear. She would tell stories of how my Great Grand Mother and Great Grandfather used act and what they expected. Interesting stuff.

If anyone is interested, “Shigurui” the comic goes into the darker aspects of samurai life in the 1600’s. The anime is also really good but highly divisive due to the level of gore and brutality and totally devoid of any standard anime cliches.

Conrad Zimmerman
Admin

Fair nuff

Nitrium
Member

Quality Movie Boys podcast. Really helps when Jim’s engaged in the conversation which breaks up the relative monotony of Conrad’s imo still too verbose synopis. As always I watch the film in question (if I haven’t already seen it, which to my embarrassment is almost never) before listening. Didn’t think quite as much of Tekken as Jim and Conrad seemed to, but was never bored. Never considered that the Jackhammers were robots – just VERY obedient soldiers (perhaps brainwashed/lobotomized maybe?).

Tim
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Tim

You guys should do the animated tekken movies too. I’ve only watched the first one but it still holds up.

George
Member
Gon is the name of the little dinosaur I think. I remember playing tekken with my brother too. It was fun but I find that it got really boring after a while. For me Tekken just didn’t have enough outrageousness compared to Mortal Combat or even Street Fighter or Smash Bros. And when they try to do outrageous stuff it just doesn’t work. There is merit in a game that does not have “fire ball hadoken’s or gory fatalities or that is beyond cartoony but for me it’s not enough. Laura’s review I think it very relevant to the state… Read more »
Asuterisuku
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Asuterisuku

Nah, the original Primal Rage is hot garbage. The sequel that was cancelled and more recently recovered, on the other hand, is actually a pretty good game if you can put up with it being only about 40% done.

Mewshuji
Member

Just gotta say this before I listen. I’m disappointed by who they chose to be in the movie. No Leo, Asuka, Lili, Julia, Paul? Where’s Heihachi’s bear? The kangaroos? Does anyone care about Dragunov and Bryan? I guess they wanted to go with an edgier theme but, still… Wasted potential. At least Nina, Anna, and Heihachi got in. Hopefully the remake in the works utilizes the game’s more interesting and funny characters.

George
Member

I forgot about Panda. :’-(

Chris
Member

Panda and Kuma are the best parts of Tekken.

And for what it’s worth Jim was remembering right, Combot is from Tekken, although only from a couple of games. He and Mokujin, the wooden practice dummy, take kind of the same slot.

dustlined
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dustlined
My dodgy DVD rip had music listed in the credits, though there are only four songs. The fake Led Zeppelin appears to be a band called DOG, who had two songs featured – “War” and “Jerusalem”. Apparently they’re a drum ‘n’ bass collective who (coincidentally, given your other references in the episode) also contributed incidental music to High Fidelity. Anyway, that was some long-winded nothingness, so I wanted to add a couple of video game movies which have flown under the radar: there’s a Hallmark Channel version of Harvest Moon (which is as bad as you’d expect), but also a… Read more »
Spurious K
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Looks like there’s still more legs in the movies without having to go back to the Uwe Boll pile yet or starting on the mountain of tie-in comics and novels. Or that one game that had a tie-in TV show… Defiance I think it was? I don’t envy them getting to trawl through that at some point.

Simon
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Simon

Don’t forget all the cartoons based on games, sonic, mario, and there are all the FF7 tie in films.

Spurious K
Member

I think the cartoons might not be too bad, Well, at least it’ll be interesting. even with stuff like the Pac Man cartoon to deal with. Though there really are a lot of awful cartoons…

But my real worry is this: Their doctorates in spinning off are secure for sure but can our lovely lads still be Movie Boys! when not covering movies?

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

All one of them, just so many FF7 films.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

There is also Last Order although it was only available in a special edition of Advent Children.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

A 30 minute one-off limited release OVA, while important as an artistic work, does not itself constitute a film. I imagine it will not be covered ever by TMB, since it isn’t available stand-alone in the west.

Also it isn’t canon.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I can’t see them doing FF Unlimted either possibly the FF5 OVA which ironically was available in the UK. The game didn’t see a release over for at least half a decade later.

InfamousDS
Member
InfamousDS

Unlimited (and the rest of the JP-exclusives) is something I’ve wanted to watch or listen to for ages after hearing about it through my perusals of Wiki and Internet, but I’ve never been bothered enough to actually track down a video for the cartoons or translation of the audio dramas online.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

If you search youtube you may find FF: Unlimited in dubbed form.

I am literally watching the first episode now and the demonic unleashed form of the Schick Hydrobot is fighting a pointy ribcage dragon.

“I can’t believe this is happening, would you look at that, it’s crazy, it’s just not right!”

Justin McDaniel
Admin

Oh my god. I thought you were just exaggerating about that Harvest Moon movie being real, but holy shit that is a real thing they did.

Oh I feel so sorry for Jim and Conrad now…

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I think two films based on Japanese MMOs may be worse. I forgot their names currently.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

If you want a movie with an animal butthole in it, I’d suggest the second Ghost in the Shell movie “innocence”, which has a beagle’s anus just RIGHT in the camera in one scene, and on the director’s commentary the director and art director laugh about how the colorists had arguments over how pink the anus should be.

Top Cinematographic Anus!

Chris
Member

Truly, you are doing a great service by letting us all know of this masterpiece. Thank you.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
The thing that seperates Tekken from most other fighting games is that it is “grounded” in terms of having realistic real-world fighting styles for most competitors, and no weapons or magical ranged moves – if you ignore the demons, robots*, as well as cameos by Gon, who is basically Yoshi if Yoshi was somehow played by a tiny CGI Ron Pearlman and stars in mangas which have no dialogue because yoshi pearlman obviously can’t speak japanese. * combots iirc were the generic mooks in the Side scrolling “streets of rage” style of bonus game some tekken games have. There are… Read more »
kraken
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kraken

Ironfirserina is clearly a small girl who came out of a flower and is only the size of an iron fist

Stephen Mc Devitt
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Stephen Mc Devitt

Even though I’m a big Tekken fan, I should give this movie a chance after this and Spoony’s review. It’s a silly franchise anyway and Tekken 7’s out recently.

P.S. Tekken is much easier at pulling combos than Street Fighter. Yes, there’s too many combos but you don’t need quarter-circle or reverse 360 degree turns in a fightstick. You don’t even need a fightstick to play Tekken.

Barloq
Member

Kind of odd how the only video game genre which seems to translate to movies consistently is the fighting genre… y’know, the one with arguably the thinnest stories in gaming.

Barloq
Member

Actually, having thought about it a bit more, that might be because fighting games and their stories are all about distinctive and interesting characters. As long as an adaptation carries that aspect over, you’ve at least got a core to build off of without having to worry about being slavish to a mediocre narrative. Plus it helps avoid the personality-less characters which are most video game protagonists.

Spurious K
Member
There’s also a lot less taking it too seriously inherent in the genre. The characters certainly help that, but looking at all the fighting game to movie things, live action ones anyway, there’s a sense of simply trying to make something enjoyable about them, unlike things like the Resident Evil series of films or the mess or Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed which seem to want to be about something, telling a story that’s often incredibly convoluted yet also stupid and not just be action-schlock even though by all rights they really should be. And it’s really predictable that… Read more »
George
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I think that the reason they work more often is because most fighting games can provide (at the very least) action which is enjoyable to watch on it’s own. I remember 1000’s of years ago when Marvel vs Capcom 2 was in arcades, kids and teens would crowd around to watch us play just for the spectacle. Translate that to a movie and you have (at the very least) action. The plot might make no sense or the acting may not be good or it may look really budget but at least there is fighting and “coolness.” Other games I… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

No comments? But it’s Wednesday! The community had nothing to say about Tekken?! Jim and Conrad work their asses off for our pleasure, and you peons can’t make sex jokes at the expense of that one female character, or laugh about the running joke which I haven’t heard yet but am totally sure is in here? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!

*looks at publish date*

Oh… Oh. My mistake. Carry on.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Get them in now as there won’t be a Podquistion this week. We should all wish Jim a swift recovery as well.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

For me it was Tuesday.

Anton
Member
Anton

Give me a few hours, I’m not even sober yet.

cameron Just
Member

Thank god for Jim that they finally fixed the audio levels on this podcast and I can finally hear the spin off doctors while walking to work

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