There have been some truly brilliant Asian films over the years, with many of them going on to have a worldwide success. The impact of Asian cinema has been immeasurable, with the authentic Asian culture which shines through in the movies, being one of the biggest draws for viewers. This has not only been proven at the box office, but through other associated markets like gaming; where video games and even online slots brands like mFortune are seeing an increasing demand for this genre. However, with so many classics out there, there are a few which would be ideal for a remake, allowing for fans to relive them all over again.
Seven Samurai is a film about a village which repeatedly comes under attack by bandits. The villagers are in desperate need of help, so they reach out to seven samurai to defeat the bandits once and for all. The group of samurai train the people of the village how to protect themselves, as they prepare to do battle with a large hoard of bandits who threaten to destroy the village and the people in it. A big battle ensues, with the seven samurai playing a pivotal role.
Raise the Red Lantern
Raise the Red Lantern tells the story of a young woman who is forced to marry a wealthy lord who is much older, and who already has three other wives. The four wives all live within the castle in separate houses and here ensues a battle as each wife wants to be the one their master prefers. Every night Chen, the wealthy Lord, decides which of his wives he will spend the night with, lighting a red lantern in front of her house. As you’d expect it’s every wife for herself, with plenty of scheming taking place.
A civil war breaks out in Japan in the year of 1572. The battle between the three most powerful clans is headed up by their leaders who are Shingen Takeda, Nobunaga Oda and Ieyasu Tokugawa, as they look to dispute the conquest of Kyoto. Shingen is unfortunately fatally wounded during the war but rather than announce his death, the Takeda clan keep it a secret and decide to use Kagemusha, a petty thief, as his double. As time passes, Kagemusha channels the spirit of Shingen, as he continues to lead the Takeda clan, keeping the respect of all his rivals.
The time has come for Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji to call it a day and retire, so he decides that he wants to pass his power down to his eldest and middle sons. Taro and Jiro are happy to go along with their father’s wishes but youngest son Saburo kicks up a fuss which results in him being banished by his father. Hidetori begins his retirement but soon realises he has made a big mistake entrusting Taro and Jiro. They’re selfish and fail to deliver on their promises, and this inevitably leads to war. The only person who can help Hidetori is the banished Saburo, as the situation quickly gets out of control.