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Old 02-21-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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O Sensei: The Movie!!

OK, you might as well admit it...it's bound to happen, sooner or later. As terrible as it seems, it's probably better to face the truth, rather than run away.

Sooner or later, Hollywood is going to make a movie about the life of O Sensei.

As we all know, Hollywood is endlessly running out of ideas (cf, Flintstones 2, Vacation 3, etc, ad nauseum), so...O Sensei's life, filled as it was with adventure, war, subterfuge (the Great Mongolian adventure), and deep, warrior training, is bound someday to get trivialized into 90 minutes of culluloid.

So...what do you think the cast would look like? Tom Cruise, playing the middle-aged Morihei? Perhaps a cameo of Steven Seagal, playing Terry Dobson, with Samual Jackson, as Sokaku Takeda.

OK...I have to stop now. I'm getting shivers, and I'm only allowed 6 's per post.

Any thoughts on who would play in this film? Cameron Diaz as O Sensei's wife...? OK...REALLY! I'm stopping now! Let's not even GO there!
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:28 AM   #2
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Please don't stop, you're cracking me up. Cruise, Seagal, Jackson, and Diaz are all excellent actors, and I do agree that Hollywood will make a flick about O'Sensei. Aikido is popular enough, and the movie hasn't been done already. What they need is a good screenplay writer like me! Where do I apply?

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:22 AM   #3
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

I was thinking about this recently too. I think it would be a cracking movie for sure; what a life he lived.

Samuel L as Takeda gets my vote, although i'm not sure if "mother******" translates into Japanese with the same ring to it.

It might work if it was made into a fantasy style movie full of all the myths and legends, daemons and kami. Yeah, i want to see that.... knowing hollywood, they'd probably stick in a few ninjas for the crack.

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:08 AM   #4
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

Not to mention the martial arts staple: the montage scene, where the student goes from timid shy know-nothing to a confident warrior who will use that secret technique to defeat the baddy in the final confrontation.

A secret of internal strength?:
"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:41 AM   #5
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

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Not to mention the martial arts staple: the montage scene, where the student goes from timid shy know-nothing to a confident warrior who will use that secret technique to defeat the baddy in the final confrontation.
The baddy ... being himself?
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:52 AM   #6
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

david carradine as O'Sensei....

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:21 AM   #7
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david carradine as O'Sensei....
Too tall, too white
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:45 AM   #8
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And Takeda was a black man with an afro?

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:15 AM   #9
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Not to mention the martial arts staple: the montage scene, where the student goes from timid shy know-nothing to a confident warrior who will use that secret technique to defeat the baddy in the final confrontation.
You gotta have a montage... MONTAGE!

fade out coz it makes it seem like more time has passed in a montage....
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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Sorry guys, it's already been done.

"The Power of Aikido", starring Sonny Chiba! You can't get weirder than that.

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-POWER-OF-AIK...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 02-21-2007, 10:21 AM   #11
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Wow, didn't know about that sonny chiba movie...anyone seen it?
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:55 AM   #12
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david carradine as O'Sensei....
Anyone see Kill Bill? I think Carradine's Kung Fu master should play O'Sensei...and Tarantino should produce it...just for the love of God no slicing off a good guy's ear with a straight razor like in Reservoir Dogs!

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Old 02-21-2007, 11:47 AM   #13
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Sorry guys, it's already been done.

"The Power of Aikido", starring Sonny Chiba! You can't get weirder than that.

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-POWER-OF-AIK...QQcmdZViewItem
aaaah...jim! you beat me to it!!!!

i've got this movie and its crazy!!!

the cool part is rolling credits in the first 10 minutes. nidai doshu looks really cool with the hot 70's soundtrack in the background!

personally, i'd like to see yoda as 0-sensei in his later years...
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

With Carradine we'd have to listen to an hour of dimestore philosophy. I'd go for Mako as Takeda-have to knock out some teeth (is Mako still alive). Sonny Chiba-isn't he a taekwando guy? I think Master Po (Keye Luke) is dead although he probably looks a little like O'Sensei when he was alive.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:56 AM   #15
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Nah I think Jet Li as Ueshiba and Lindsay Lohan as his wife. Come on her anorexia would be perfect to model the hard life of the Japanese family. Or maybe Paris Hilton. Lol.
And it's not a revenge film so Jet might do it.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:58 AM   #16
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

Oh and Ian Mckellen as the old Ueshiba
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:03 PM   #17
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how bout ross perot as kisshomaru ueshiba nidai doshu.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:49 PM   #18
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

OK...I have the best cast suggestion of all.

Are you sitting down? Good.

EDDIE IZZARD PLAYS ONISABURO DEGUCHI!

Is THAT not a part he was born to do?

(and BTW, the whole point of Westerners playing Japanese parts fits right in with H'wood casting. That's the point )

And, I could see S. Jackson now in a scene as Takeda, beating up some baddies on a moving train...

"I'm sick and tired of these m----- f----- badguys, on this m----- f----- train!!!"
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:56 PM   #19
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

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OK...I have the best cast suggestion of all.

Are you sitting down? Good.

EDDIE IZZARD PLAYS ONISABURO DEGUCHI!

Is THAT not a part he was born to do?
hmmmmm, I like the cut of your twinset my friend

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:56 PM   #20
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

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Wow, didn't know about that sonny chiba movie...anyone seen it?
I have it but I haven't been able to make it all the way through

Oh, and Ueshiba is played by Sonny's younger brother Jiro.

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:12 PM   #21
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

Can we get Eric Roberts back on the screen, as well as Ian Thomas Griffin (I think that is his name - was the bad guy from the Karate Kid III)? Got a thing for nostalgia.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:04 PM   #22
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Re: O Sensei: The Movie!!

O Sensei IS Gymkata!

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:26 PM   #23
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I have it but I haven't been able to make it all the way through

Oh, and Ueshiba is played by Sonny's younger brother Jiro.

Bronson
even etsuko shiomi (sister street fighter) is in the movie, although i can't remember why.

anyways, back to business...and this thing eric has for nostalgia...how bout lalo schiffrin does the soundtrack
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:00 AM   #24
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O Sensei IS Gymkata!
Good lord. I blocked all knowledge of Gymkata out of my memory, and it came rushing back to me with just one post. The horror!
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:25 AM   #25
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Mako unfortunately died in last July. He would ahve been nice for Ueshiba.

I would steer WELL away from anyone with as twisted agenda as known Scientologists...

This aside...

Who here thinks only way to get the whole thing ABSOLUTELY RIGHT would be to have it done as a fantasy anime?
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