EFC II #226 – Ran (1985)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#226 – Ran (1985)
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mieko Harada, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Mansai Nomura, Hisashi Igawa, Peter

The two hundred and twenty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Akira Kurosawa’s final epic, the monumental in scope and tragic in tone, Ran.

Recorded in November 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Costume Design (Emi Wada)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, absolutely, one of the best war films ever made.

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EFC II #219 – Tampopo (1985)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#219 – Tampopo (1985)
Dir. Juzo Itami
Starring: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kōji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Rikiya Yasuoka, Kinzō Sakura, Yoshi Katō

The two hundred and nineteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Juzo Itami’s weird and wonderful “ramen Western,” Tampopo.

Recorded in November 2017.

Luke: Absolutely, it was hilarious and unique.

EFC II #62 – The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#62 – The Breakfast Club (1985)
Dir. John Hughes
Starring: Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason

The sixty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the seminal coming of age teen movie with the unrepeatable touch of the 80s, from John Hughes, The Breakfast Club.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a classic. If you haven’t already seen it: what’s wrong with you?

Luke: Yes, it’s an almost perfect film, that even with a few flaws, is so unbelievably strong.