You said the magic word, Ryuhei Kitamura is awesome. 'Verses' and 'Azumi' being my favourites. Did you know that he has made a film in america called 'The Midnight Meat Train' staring Vinnie Jones and it was wrote by Clive Barker. I dont know about you but this just sounds awesome. Hey have you seen '2DLK'?
i like a number of different asian film styles and directors. Ryuhei Kitamura has to be my favorite of all time with Takasi Miike being a close second. Oldboy was really good , that was the last import I got in so I have to look through my connections list to see what new has come out