20th Century Classics Challenge

My personal mini-challenge for 2018~! I challenge myself to:
( x ) watch at least two 20th century productions from each country listed on MDL (South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand) 
            ~ finished two for every country but Korea, oops!
(✔︎) watch at least two dramas/movies from each decade from the 1930s to the 1990s (done as of July 24th)

(✔︎) watch one or more film(s) released in or before the 1920s (done as of July 25th)
(✔︎) watch at least one 20th century production from the Philippines (which was added to the MDL database in February) (done as of Mar 5th)

I usually watch a few Japanese classics every year but this year I'd like to  watch even more 20th century films and TV productions, expanding to other countries as well! And since I've previously never seen anything from Asian cinema that's older than Seven Samurai (1956), I also want to find earlier works to watch.

Titles are listed in order of release date.

Danana Jan 8, 2018
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  • Momijigari

    1. Momijigari

    Japanese Movie - 1903

    Completed July 25th
    (Shot in 1899, and first publicly screened in 1903. The oldest extant Japanese film and the first film to be designated an Important Cultural Property.)

  • A Page of Madness

    2. A Page of Madness

    Japanese Movie - 1926


    Completed July 25th

  • Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo

    Completed May 4th

  • Song at Midnight

    4. Song at Midnight

    Chinese Movie - 1937


    Completed Jan 12th
    (Considered the first Chinese horror film!)

  • Sanshiro Sugata

    5. Sanshiro Sugata

    Japanese Movie - 1943


    Completed July 24th
    (Kurosawa Akira's directorial debut! Sadly, roughly 17 minutes of footage are missing due to wartime censoring in 1944, and postwar censoring.)

  • Spring in a Small Town

    6. Spring in a Small Town

    Chinese Movie - 1948


    Completed Feb 19th

  • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    7. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

    Japanese Movie - 1954


    Completed Mar 31st

  • The Wedding Day

    8. The Wedding Day

    Korean Movie - 1957


    Completed Jan 8th

  • Kiku to Isamu

    9. Kiku to Isamu

    Japanese Movie - 1959


    Completed July 26th
    (The first Japanese film to show mixed race black/Japanese people, as well as the concept of interracial relationships.)

  • Ten Dark Women

    10. Ten Dark Women

    Japanese Movie - 1961


    Completed Jan 14th

  • Onmitsu Kenshi

    11. Onmitsu Kenshi

    Japanese Drama - 1962, 13 episodes


    Completed Jan 15th

  • Dragon Gate Inn

    12. Dragon Gate Inn

    Taiwanese Movie - 1967


    Completed Feb 20th

  • A Touch of Zen

    13. A Touch of Zen

    Taiwanese Movie - 1971


    Completed Mar 8th
    (Inspired Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon bamboo forest scene!)

  • Lady Snowblood

    14. Lady Snowblood

    Japanese Movie - 1973


    Completed Jan 1st
    (Inspired Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films!)

  • Kung Mangarap Ka't Magising

    15. Kung Mangarap Ka't Magising

    Filipino Movie - 1977


    Completed Mar 5th

  • Yagyuu Ichizoku no Inbo

    16. Yagyuu Ichizoku no Inbo

    Japanese Drama - 1978, 39 episodes


    Completed May 31st

  • Kage no Gundan

    17. Kage no Gundan

    Japanese Drama - 1980, 27 episodes


    Completed Feb 1st

  • Lady Is the Boss

    18. Lady Is the Boss

    Hong Kong Movie - 1983


    Completed Jan 5th

  • The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung

    19. The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung

    Hong Kong Drama - 1984, 40 episodes


    Completed June 25th
    (Austin Wai~~ (♡∀♡人) Gotta watch more from him!)

  • The New Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre

    20. The New Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre

    Hong Kong Drama - 1986, 40 episodes


    Completed July 22nd

  • Koo Gum

    21. Koo Gum

    Thai Movie - 1988


    Completed Jan 2nd

  • Dung Duang Haruetai

    22. Dung Duang Haruetai

    Thai Drama - 1996, 20 episodes


    Completed June 14th

  • Doku

    23. Doku

    Japanese Drama - 1996, 10 episodes


    Completed Jan 17th

  • Virgin Road

    24. Virgin Road

    Japanese Drama - 1997, 11 episodes


    Completed Mar 27th