Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

It was way back in 2006 that I was on an international flight heading toward the United States where I first came across a movie which quickly became one of my favorites–my absolute favorite Japanese slapstick time travel comedy, and one of the most talked about on this blog: Summer Time Machine Blues, directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Makoto Ueda (see here or here, for example).

Now, thanks to another blog I follow here, I’ve became aware of another project that is also written by Ueda, and is a clear winner for my second favorite Japanese time travel comedy–Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes. It doesn’t have quite the charm of the earlier project, but boy does it come close.

Spoilers ahead!

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47 Great Movie Moments #23 – Summer Time Machine Blues (part 2)

Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love (Why 47?), today we hit #23, as I mentioned yesterday, this is again going to be about Summer Time Machine Blue, a favorite film of mine that I’ve written about a lot.  It’s the focus of this week’s Weekly Geeky Question, and so I thought it was time to cover two of my favorite movie moments which are found in this film.  Amusingly enough, the two moments, even though they come from very different parts of the movie (one near the start and the other near the end), actually both cover roughly the same event!

And as I mentioned last time, because I’ve just done a whole bunch of screenshots for my other posts, I thought I’d use them here to better visualize the moments I want to talk about.

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