Monday, November 23, 2009

Movie Theater

I saw my first movie in a Japanese movie theater today. It was a very interesting experience. First of all, a movie ticket here costs 1800 yen, more than $18 dollars American. And to think I used to complain about an $8 ticket. Next,you have to choose your seat, even though there were a total of about 5 people seeing this movie when I went. Coming to the states and having to scavange for your own seats must be such a culture shock for Japanese exchange students. I saw "Inglorious Bastards" by Quentin Tarantino and it was fantastic. Usually they dub movies into Japanese before they bring it over, but because this movie featured so many languages they just put Japanese and English subtitles (my preference over dubbing by far). Reading the subtitles was also hilarious. For example, they chose to translate choice phrases like "Well I'll be f$cking d@mned" to "すごい!" which means "Wonderful!"
Oh, Japan.


  1. Was this during the day or night that you saw it?
    If you have a chance, find out when their "girl's" day are--usually cuts the ticket cost down to about 1000 en or so.

  2. Sweet action! I loooved that movie. I didn't even want to see it, but I went with the man. The ending is way better than the real life ending.