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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby or2az » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:17 am

Just found out about these. Are they worth watching? (if I can still find them)
Do they have english sub-titles?
I see they are mentioned very early in this thread.

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Postby Barticle » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:51 pm

Never watched 'em but I see that the full movie of KFM2 is on Youtube in two Asian languages.

Both videos there lack English captions, but at least you can see what it's like.

The Region 1 DVDs listed on Amazon.com all have English captions.

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Postby Barticle » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:53 pm

ReachNL wrote:Don't forget the few seconds in Mission: Impossible III B)

A mere seven years later, here it is! :)

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There's also this quick glimpse of another match just three minutes earlier.

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Postby Barticle » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:34 am

This is from season 4 of Chuck. (2011)

I guess prisoners don't like walls. ;)

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Postby Barticle » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:45 pm

There's a brief mention of mahjong terminology in the latest Denis Villeneuve movie, Arrival. (2016)

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The ghost of Duke Ellington sings of the many delights of New York City in Netflix's adult animation Big Mouth. (2017)

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Scorpion SMG with holosight and Chun charm in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. (2015)

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Undercover at a mahjong parlour in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (2013)

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A young mahjong fan moves to Tokyo in Japanese film Joryū Tōhaiden aki. (2017)

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Postby Barticle » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:04 pm

Police interrupt a nice hand at a mahjong parlour in Japanese series Strawberry Night. (2012)

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:51 am

Recent rom-com Crazy Rich Asians (2018) features a crucial scene at a mahjong parlour (filmed at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang).

https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/8/17/17723242/crazy-rich-asians-movie-mahjong

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:24 am

Although it's themed around Baduk (the Korean name for the Chinese game Go), The Divine Move (2014) has a couple of Riichi scenes at a 'mahjong bar'.

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:14 am

Similarly, Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow (2016) is a tragic biopic of a Shogi pro but features a brief mahjong scene.

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This guy has a stylish mahjong calendar too. 8)

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 pm

Finally checking out the Hong Kong mahjong movie Fat Choi Spirit (2002).

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After some blatant hand signals, two prehensile cheaters swap tiles barefoot under the table. :lol:

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:38 pm

Mahjong played over a pool at the end of Born to Gamble. (1987)

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