313 – The one about Rising Sun

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Welcome to episode 313. Today, we watch “Rising Sun”!

When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in LA, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company’s executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Join Scott, Randy, Dunaway, and Ibbott as they watch the tape a thousand times over.


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5 thoughts on “313 – The one about Rising Sun

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  2. Philip Kaufman also directed 1990’s Henry & June, best known for being the first major film to get an NC-17 rating.

  3. I saw this when it first came out and was my very first introduction to the fetish of auto erotica aphyixsiation. I will agree that the Chrichton books have not translated well to the big screen and with regard to Congo and Timeline, I think it was due more to the quality of the acting than anything else. Jurassic Park worked because we saw some revolutionary FX but there was also a solid core of actors to boot.

    I think Scott nailed it with respect to translating a book to the big screen because a movie is 2 hours and its tough to get the nuance of a book in that time frame. Mini series to a LOTR trilogy series seem to work best.

    I have heard you guys take issue with the Matrix sequels and I have to respectfully disagree that they’re as bad as you say. Again its a matter of taste but I thought bringing in new characters and a final end to the war was a nice touch. My biggest gripe was the 20 minute fight scenes but over all I thought they were solid.

  4. The thing with Michael Crichton is that his books are awesome, he blends a “basic” science or ideas with fiction really well, BUT, the movies adapted from his books are mostly crap, terrible adaptations, with the possible exception of Jurassic Park, but look at Sphere, Lost World (Jurassic Park 2), Congo, Disclosure, Rising Sun, Timeline, all terrible adaptations if maybe somewhat entertaining.

    So maybe the problem is that Crichton is no good at adapting his books, think E.R. which he created and wrote for.

    Also, the current HBO hit Westworld is based on a 1973 movie written by Crichton.

    • That’s what happens when you post before you finish listening, sorry!

      Plus I forgot, LOVE the show!!!

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