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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:53 pm
by Barticle
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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(Thanks to damionlai97 on Reddit for the tip.)

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:36 pm
by Barticle
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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(Thanks to damionlai97 on Reddit for the tip.)

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:56 pm
by Barticle
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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(Thanks to damionlai97 on Reddit for the tip.)

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:06 am
by Barticle
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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(Thanks to damionlai97 on Reddit for the tips.)

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:10 pm
by Barticle
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?

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:07 pm
by Ignatius
Wow, just wow. Fukumoto sure is weird and has a big imagination...

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:11 pm
by mahjongg2go
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.

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:22 am
by Shirluban
There are a few mahjong tables at the end of Banzai... just to have a bunch of luggage dropped on them.

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:52 am
by Barticle
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.)

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:45 pm
by Barticle
A passing reference in the movie Suicide Squad (2016).
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:22 pm
by Barticle
Playing mahjong for cash in the racy Billy Zane TV movie, Lake Consequence. (1992)
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:46 pm
by Barticle
A Chinese autodealer table in the French documentary, Derniers Jours à Shibati. (2017)
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:39 am
by Barticle
From an episode of the Korean series Full House: Take 2. (2012)

He told the taxi driver to just take him anywhere...
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:56 pm
by Barticle
Midnight Diner (深夜食堂) is a Japanese TV series based on a manga. It's set in a small late-night diner in Shinjuku, with familiar scenes of Kabukichou. Although there are some recurring characters, it has an anthology format, focusing on new characters in each episode.

There are four seasons. The fourth series (2016) was a co-production with Netflix Japan and is available internationally under the title Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. The fifth episode is about a mahjong gambler with a young boy. There are several scenes in a proper smoky MJ parlour.
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Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:40 am
by Barticle
Strip mahjong with a man and three woman in underwear in The Kung Fu Stars. (1978)

The guy puts down a 7p and all three girls try to take it but he declares a win on it.
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The girls protest as they were all waiting for the same tile too (one with a very nice hand).
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