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Post by Barticle » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:45 am

Another video-game reference. Mahjong tiles form part of a cryptic puzzle to unlock an achievement on one of the zombie maps in Call of Duty: Blops II!

http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/High_Maintenance#Step_7
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Obligatory mahjong (erm, "jong-mah") sign in the background in classic cyberpunk anime Ghost in the Shell.
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Post by Barticle » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:12 am

There's a couple of mahjong scenes in the final episode of season 4 of the fab sitcom Modern Family.
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Scarlett Johansson enjoys a quick snack off a cluttered mahjong table in Luc Besson's Lucy (2014).
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Post by Barticle » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:58 pm

The character Litchi Faye-Ling in the BlazBlue beat-em-up video-games has many special moves with names taken from mahjong, such as Sangenpai, Daisharin, Kokushi and Tsubame Gaeshi.

http://blazblue.wikia.com/wiki/Litchi_F ... /Move_List

The BlazBlue games are made by Arc System Works who also made the Tottemo E-Mahjong games for the PS4 and Vita.

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Post by Barticle » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:21 pm

The next line after a famous gag from Annie Hall (1977) has a Jewish mahjong reference.

"I was thrown out of NYU in my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
When I was thrown out, my mother, who was an emotionally high-strung woman, locked herself in the bathroom and took an overdose of mahjong tiles."
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An intense match of mahjong in the cartoon Chowder (2007).
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Post by Barticle » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:52 am

In Kung Fu Panda (2008) Po's father lists a chronology of the noodle restaurant's previous owners.
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Post by Ignatius » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:25 am

Barticle wrote:In Kung Fu Panda (2008) Po's father lists a chronology of the noodle restaurant's previous owners.
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This scene is really fun.
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Post by Barticle » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:22 am

"Oh, careful! That soup is... sharp." :)

I completely failed to recognize anyone in the stellar VA cast, including the legendary Jackie Chan!

:o Po's father was Chew in Blade Runner!!

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Post by Ignatius » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:59 pm

The film and the VA cast is awesome.
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Post by Barticle » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:06 pm

Ang Lee's Lust, Caution (2007) has several scenes at mahjong tables.
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Post by Barticle » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:06 pm

Mahjong from above in the Filipino movie Insiang (1976).
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The Chinese movie Raise the Red Lantern (1991).
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Post by Barticle » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:10 pm

A promising hand in one of several mahjong scenes in the HK film The Underground Banker (1994).
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