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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:53 pm

Yet another Nine Gates, this time in The Tricky Master. (1999)

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Someone tell these guys it's supposed to be a four-player game.

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Yes master, that trick is tricky to master.

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Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:36 pm

A funny mahjong scene in Pom Pom & Hot Hot. (1992)

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I think we all felt this way at one point.

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Postby Barticle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:56 pm

A nice mahjong match in All's Well, Ends Well (1992). What could possibly go wrong?

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I'll just stack the top layer on my wall and... oops!

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She's going for a flush - literally. She grabs his declared kong and puts it down the toilet.

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Postby Barticle » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:06 am

Sparkly tiles and flat walls in House of Mahjong. (2007)

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A close-up shot in Close Encounter of Mahjong. (2011)

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Fantasy Romance. (1991) Those Chinese tiles keep getting chunkier.

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Postby Barticle » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:10 pm

Tonegawa proposes Human Mahjong ("designed to foster betrayal, deception and dissent among the players" - Wikipedia).

This is from episode 4 of the anime Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa (a.k.a. Mr Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues) based on the Kaiji manga spin-off.

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Ignatius » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:07 pm

Wow, just wow. Fukumoto sure is weird and has a big imagination...
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby mahjongg2go » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:11 pm

In the movie "Kaiji 2: Jinsei dakkai gêmu" they also play Mahjong. I do not know exactly what minutes, but after about an hour's time. Personally, I find the Mahjong scene very well represented. It was estimated, however, not more than 20 seconds the play Mahjong.
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Shirluban » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:22 am

There are a few mahjong tables at the end of Banzai... just to have a bunch of luggage dropped on them.
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Postby Barticle » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:52 am

Thanks Shirl. You didn't mention that the luggage was dumped from an airplane! :shock:

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(Here in the UK there was a TV show called Banzai which was a spoof of Japanese gameshows. It invited viewers at home to bet with each other on the outcome of silly challenges and events. Most notable was Mr Shake-Hands Man (and his successor, Mr Shake-Hands Man 2) who tried to shake hands with a celebrity for as long as possible.)

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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Postby Barticle » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:45 pm

A passing reference in the movie Suicide Squad (2016).

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