2000

Ghost Stories

IMDb:
2000
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Kids and ghosts. When young Satsuki finds an old book of spells from her passed away mother, she gains the power to fight ghosts that are haunting her new school. With the help of her friends, and of a really wicked devil cat, she must protect everyone around her or be haunted for ever more.


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Young Justice Bao

IMDb:
2000
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Bao Zheng and his trusty buddies Gongsun Ce and Zhan Zhao solve various mysteries wherever they go.


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Gatekeepers

IMDb:
2000
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 It is Tokyo, 1969. Earth is under the attack of the “Invaders.” Fortunately, though, the public is unaware of this. But to the secret orginazation, A.E.G.I.S, the threat is very real, and it is up them to stop this invasion. One day on his route to high school, Ukiya Shun observes a battle between a young girl and a group of Invaders. He ends up helping her and discovers that, much like the girl, he possesses the ability to generate a “gate” of special power that only a few other people are gifted with. As a result, Ukiya then joins A.E.G.I.S in an effort to recruit other Gate Keepers and protect the city, all while doing his best not to imitate his late father, whom he dispises. Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, science fiction Themes: Alien, Mecha


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Yi Yi A One and a Two

IMDb:
2000
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Yi Yi is an epic story about the Taipei Jian family seen through three different perspectives: the middle-aged father NJ (Nien-Jen Wu), the young son Yang-Yang (Jonathan Chang), and the teenage daughter, Ting-Ting (Kelly Lee). The three-hour piece starts with a wedding, concludes with a funeral, and contemplates areas of human life in between. The father, NJ, is unsatisfied with his work and the desire of his business partners to enter into a deal with a well-known Japanese videogame company. While his partners are only concerned about making money, NJ finds that his honest nature is unappreciated in the commercial realm. To his surprise, he finds a connection with the Japanese software mogul, Ota. A former old flame, Sherry, tries to walk into his life after a chance reunion. His youngest son has troubles at school with his teachers, while his daughter has to handle a love triangle involving her friend next door and her troubled boyfriend. All three try to deal with their problems while also caring for NJ’s aged mother-in-law, who is in a coma, and in the absence of NJ’s wife, who has left for a Buddhist retreat after facing a midlife crisis. In addition, A-Di, NJ’s overweight brother-in-law who marries a starlet at the start of the film, has to wrestle with his demanding wife and a former love, complicating matters within this extended family. The other Taiwanese cast members include Elaine Jin as NJ’s wife, Min-Min, Su-Yun Ko as NJ’s former love Sherry, Hsi-Sheng Chen as A-Di, and Pang Chang Yu as Fatty. The film also stars Japanese comedian Issei Ogata as a Japanese software mogul, Ota.


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Yasha

IMDb:
2000
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The story is about a set of twin baby boys who were created/cloned in the laboratory as a part of gene altering/gene therapy experiment. Because of the nature of the project, the twins were born with superior physical strength, supernatural powers and extremely high IQ. Unfortunately, the twins were separated at birth. One of the brothers, Sei, grew up to be an elite bio-chemistry scientist in America. He was assigned to a project where he has to travel to a small island in Japan to investigate an unidentified virus that is spreading on the island. By a freak of nature, he found out that he has a twin brother, Rin, whose evil, dark personality is entirely opposite of him.

What is going to happen when they finally meet face to face? WHat are their true identities? Why were they separated at birth, what other secrets are hidden from them? Does the fast spreading virus has anything to do with the twins? Who created them? And why?


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Fooly Cooly

IMDb:
2000
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Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy (although a little cynical), but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his homeless 17 year old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn’t know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota’s world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself “Haruko” and her presence changes Naota’s life to even further insanity.


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Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors

IMDb:
2000
min

Korean auteur director Hong Sang-soo creates a cryptic romance shot beautifully in Black & White. The story captures a love triangle-like relationship between a filmmaker, his enigmatic young female assistant, and his friend is told twice, with the second version retelling their affair in a different light. Soo-jung (Lee Eun-ju) is a Cable TV writer who is working with Young-soo (Mun Seong-kun), the producer of the same team. He goes with her to an art exhibition held by his former junior student, Jae-hoon (Jeong Bo-seok). Jae-hoon is fascinated by Soo-jung, and wants to date her. They hit it off, and begin dating. But when they’re about to have sex, Soo-jung confesses she is still a virgin. Jae-hoon is turned off by that, and their relationship is ruined. Jae-hoon, who still loves her, decides to make a second attempt, when the two come across each other at a party. But will Soo-jung be so forgiving?

The film captured several awards including Grand Bell’s Best New Actress Award for Lee Eun-ju, who later would tragically commit suicide at a tender age of 24 while at the height of her blossoming career.


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Uzumaki

IMDb:
2000
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In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend’s father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, another’s hair becomes strangely medusa-like. The entire town becomes possesed.


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Escaflowne – The Movie

IMDb:
2000
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Kanzaki Hitomi is tired of life. Depressed and despondent, she wishes that she could just fade away, to make the pain of living stop hurting. Her pain resonates with another on the world of Gaea, and when her wish is granted, she finds herself in a strange land. She is greeted as the Wing Goddess, who possess the power to summon the legendary Escaflowne. Hitomi’s fate is intertwined with the brash young warrior king Van Fanel, who also feels that life has lost its meaning. Sworn to strike back at the Black Dragon Clan which destroyed his kingdom, he fights to exist, and he exists to fight. The arrival of the Wing Goddess marks the final turning point in Van’s battle, as she holds the entire world’s destiny in her heart. By summoning Escaflowne, the Wing Goddess will choose the path of Gaea’s future. But is her heart’s desire salvation… or destruction?


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Trick

IMDb:
2000
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Although 23 year old Yamada Naoko (Nakama Yukie) is a “super” magician, she is continously fired and constantly hounded by her landlady for the rent being late. After being fired once again, her boss shows her an ad of a physics professor, a non-believer of all things magical, offering money to anyone who can prove to him that magic is real. Desperately needing the money, Naoko accepts the challenge, which is how she comes to meet Professor Ueda (Abe Hiroshi). Falling prey to her simple magic tricks, Ueda is impressed, and enlists Naoko to help him uncover the tricks behind a local cult. Their hilarious antics, along with those of police officer Yabe, leads them onto further mysteries, all with tricks needing to be solved and revealed!


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