I did participate in this list, for better or worse, and with some reluctance. I sent my rather carefully considered nominees. I will not be posting my nominee list, but I will put up a similar, but more complete list of my top foreign movies up before the September 16 deadline for voting on my Top 25 out of the final list of nominees.
I'm very pleased to see The Great Silence on the list and hope some of the voters who have not yet seen it will take the opportunity to vote for it. Of those I nominated, I was more surprised than perhaps I ought to be that Godzilla didn't make the final list. And I must confess that I probably would have voted for Diabolique, if I'd considered for a moment that it wouldn't make the nomination list.
I'm terribly surprised to see nothing by Takashi Miike, Audition being another movie I removed from my list with some confidence it would have no trouble without me. In fact, I lose a bet on that one. I'm frankly surprised at the lack of J-horror overall, not even Ring.
I have some homework for myself over the next month, though. There are several on there that are on my "should have seen by now" list and a few others I'd like to refresh my memory on before ranking them (or leaving them off).