SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Jox on 21 Mar 2012, 22:34

viendammage wrote:I wonder what Lester's vision of the film was originally?

Less cuts I guess...
Even lines were shortened after Warner re-edited the film (because of bad test screening results whereas they supported the movie prior to that), which changed the subtext: for instance "you have the biggest dick I've seen on a white man" was the line as written and shot!

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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby dolphage on 22 Mar 2012, 16:57

Jox wrote:"you have the biggest dick I've seen on a white man" was the line as written and shot!

Hahaha, that's too funny!

And I'm not sure how to interpret that, being part Asian, did Lee mean that he'd gotten the impression that Asian guys were genarally bigger than whites? That would go against the common sterotype.

Or did Lee's character have a lot of experience with naked black guys (suposedly bigger)?

Also:

My girlfriend won't let me talk about men's d*ck sizes on the internet or she won't make me sandwiches :cry:
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby whiteandblank on 23 Mar 2012, 00:29

:lol:

She might get worried if you talk about dick sizes!
Is there an off switch to your mouth?
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Nikolai Cherenco on 23 Mar 2012, 13:24

:lol:
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Jox on 21 Jun 2012, 17:42

FAN QUESTION OF THE DAY (from Jessie):
"What was it like working with Brandon Lee?"

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Great guy, certainly would've become a huge star just like his father. We had fun on the set, his mother Linda was of Swedish descent. Tragic what happened.
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Travis on 28 Jun 2012, 14:51

In my opinion, this film is Dolph's crowning achievement and one of the main reasons I am a fan.

I would love to see the uncut version. I think this film could have been a moderate hit if WB didn't release it under the radar. Shame on them.
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby savagesketch on 01 Jul 2012, 01:56

I'd like to see the director's cut as well, although I highly doubt WB will put one out. If only a company like Synapse could get the rights, we'd be set... But that's a long shot.

I wonder how long the director's cut would be. The released cut is a little over 76 minutes long; that includes the opening titles and end credits! It all feels a little rushed and squashed together...
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Jox on 01 Jul 2012, 10:48

It'd probably be around a full 90 mins. The shooting script was 100 pages which is an average length.
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Travis on 01 Jul 2012, 12:38

This film may only be 76 mins long, but there is not a dull moment. Still one of the greatest films ever made in my opinion, but I do have a certain taste in films.
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Jox on 01 Jul 2012, 12:52

Travis wrote:there is not a dull moment

Hummmm...
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Nikolai Cherenco on 18 Jul 2012, 16:08

One of the best 90s Action movies. :!:
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Travis on 30 Jul 2012, 13:52

Jox wrote:
Travis wrote:there is not a dull moment

Hummmm...

Does that mean you think there are dull moments in this film?
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Jox on 30 Jul 2012, 20:57

Depends what you mean by "dull" but yeah... don't get me wrong I love the film, but it's far cheesier, "TV-esque" and not as good as I would have wanted it to be... ;)
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Re: SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (Mark L. Lester, 1991)

Postby Travis on 31 Jul 2012, 09:54

I understand not every Dolph fan is crazy about this film, but I think it is easily his best. If it wasn't for this film, I may have quit being a Dolph fan because of all the disappointing films he made prior to this. I kept being a fan after this because I was hoping he would do something this good again. Sadly, it never came and I wasn't super entertained by a Dolph film again until Bridge of Dragons, but then he followed that up with several more years of bad films.
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