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WTF ASIA 50: Memories of Matsuko (2006) WATCH THIS ONE

Posted by Ankai on April 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (3)

I don't have a top ten favorite movies list, but for this Easter Sunday, Hitler’s 125th birthday, International Marijuana Whatever Day, and my first full year on this site, here is my #1.

Free on Tubeplus or on 

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WTF ASIA 49: Kahaani (2012)

Posted by Ankai on April 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

A pregnant woman searches for her missing husband, only to find herself embroiled in a terrorism investigation. I highly recommend…almost all of this movie. Almost all.

Free on Youku, though you might have to refresh it a few times.


The movie starts out with a gas attack on a Kolkata Metro Rail train car. Everyone...

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WTF ASIA 48: The Man from Nowhere (2010)

Posted by Ankai on April 7, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

By complete coincidence (I swear), the last few movies featured girls in somewhat violent situations. Well, here is a normal and straightforward movie about a girl who gets kidnapped by gangsters, sending her mysterious next door neighbor into an action-packed trek through a crime-ridden city.

For free on Hulu.


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WTF ASIA 47: Dream Home (2010)

Posted by Ankai on April 1, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1)

A touching story about following your heart, and finding where you truly belong.

For free on Youtube.  

Sheung grew up in a small, cramped apartment in a poor and noisy section of Hong Kong, with little to call her own. What she did have, though, was her family and Jesus. Like many living in Hong Kong, she has to share a bedroom with...

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WTF ASIA 46: Battle Royale (2000)

Posted by Ankai on March 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)

So…how was Divergent?

Theatrical version for free on Youtube. Extended version on Youtube for $2.99.   

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WTF ASIA 45: Osama (2003)

Posted by Ankai on March 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (5)

A children’s movie.

For free on Youtube.

The first scene shows a large group of women, mostly widows covered head-to-toe in blue, demanding that the Taliban allow them to work. A small group of Taliban members respond shooting guns, spraying the women with water hoses, and forcing a few women into what looks like a chicken coop. An...

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WTF ASIA 44: Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Posted by Ankai on March 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Sometimes Indians have first-world problems too.

On Youtube for free.

Siddharth, or Sid for short, is in a hospital stressing out over a woman who is suffering from liver damage. He calls up Sameer, whom he has not talked to for a while. Sam thinks to call up another friend, Aakash, but Sid does not think that Aakash will want to come. And...

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WTF ASIA 43: Secret Sunshine (2007)

Posted by Ankai on March 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (2)

For a few weeks, this was the number 2 movie in South Korea behind the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie and the lead was the first Asian to get the Best Actress award at Cannes. Just saying.

On youtube for $2.99.


Widowed mother Shin-ae is stuck on the road on her way to Miryang, the small town whe...

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WTF ASIA 42: Mulan (2009)

Posted by Ankai on February 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (7)


 Available on Amazon for $2.99. Dubbed into English, though.


This entry is going to be a little different from the usual WTF ASIA blog in two ways. This is one of those rare times where I spoil the whole movie. It is kin...

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WTF ASIA 41: Cure (1997)

Posted by Ankai on February 13, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Once upon a time in a forest lived a man and his beautiful daughter. One day, a gold carriage drawn by six horses stopped before their house. Out of the carriage stepped a king. “Would you give me your daughter to be my wife?” he asked the man. Well, so far, this seems like a perfectly appropriate film for Valentine’s Day.

On youtube for free....

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WTF ASIA 40: Ong-Bak, The Thai Warrior (2003)

Posted by Ankai on February 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (2)

No, Dr. Jones, it doesn’t belong in a museum either.

On Amazon for $2.99.

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WTF ASIA 39: Rang De Basanti (2006)

Posted by Ankai on January 29, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The most inspirational movie of the past decade!

For free on youku.


James was a British prison guard in Colonial India, overseeing the execution of a group of young Revolutionaries. Their attitude up to their deaths inspired him to write about them in his diary. Seventy yea...

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WTF ASIA 38: Attack the Gas Station (1999)

Posted by Ankai on January 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (3)

So, which came first: the South Korean flag or the Pepsi logo?

For Free on youtube, though the video quality is not that great.

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WTF ASIA 37: Red Cliff Part 1 (2008) and Part 2 (2009)

Posted by Ankai on January 13, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (3)

The Lunar New Year will begin at the end of the month and, instead of discussing some dumb comedy, I felt that it would be more appropriate to bring up a modern epic about one of the most important battles in Chinese History.


Before I start, I will point out that a streaming version of this movie is available to rent both from Amazon and Youtube. Don’t bother with it. That is one-part version tha...

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WTF ASIA 36: The Machine Girl (2008)

Posted by Ankai on January 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (3)

Last year’s WTF ASIA may have ended with a movie about peaceful resistance, but 2014 is starting out with a bang. Well, several bangs. And slices. This is The Machine Girl. On Hulu for free:

A teenage boy is getting bullied by a group of other teenage boys. And by “bullied”, I mean that they put an apple on his...

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WTF ASIA 35: Lagaan (2001)

Posted by Ankai on December 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Did you see Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies? Did you see the extended versions? If so, then there is no reason why you would not be able to sit through a movie that is almost three hours and forty-five minutes long. About playing Cricket! Got your attention now, haven't I?

For free on Youtube:

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WTF ASIA 34: The Housemaid (2010)

Posted by Ankai on December 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me one maid a MILF-ing. 

For free with Amazon Prime free trial: On Youtube for $3.00:

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WTF ASIA 33: All's Well, Ends Well (1992)

Posted by Ankai on December 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (2)

The Lunar New Year is still over a month away, but I am guessing that most of you are more familiar with the earlier Solar New Year. So I am posting this now. All's Well, Ends Well celebrates the Hong Kong New Year tradition of releasing movies that are gleefully stupid.

Moon, Foon, and So are three brothers who live with their parents. That part of the story is normal in Asian society. The parents ...

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WTF ASIA 32: Seven Samurai (1954)

Posted by Ankai on December 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (5)

The 7th of December is a day that lives in infamy. But I am posting this on the 6th, so here is Seven Samurai. Sort of like A Bug's Life, but with more people. No longer free on Hulu, it is for rent it on Amazon for $2.99 here:

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WTF ASIA 31: Silent Waters (2003)

Posted by Ankai on November 28, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (4)

Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Americans. And, hello to everyone else. This week, I present a movie about both the founding of a nation and its reconnection with its religious roots. The nation, by the way, is Pakistan. This is Silent Waters. <----The entire movie.


The movie in the link is probably off of the Independent Film Channel or som...

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