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#61 Panda Wizardry

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:13 PM

Damn, I'm so tempted to buy a lot of the stuff you guys are recommending. It's just that my bank account keeps screaming, NOOOOO!!!

Do you guys think Welcome to DongMakGol (blu-ray) would be worth paying about $20 for? I'm also seriously considering Jet Li's Fist of Legend.

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#62 ronin47

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:37 PM

What's the difference between the two track?

I guess I'm no Chinese speaker but as long as subtitles are good, I'm in.

I will watch 'em in their original language with subtitle (same goes for anime).


Hong Kong residents speak Cantonese. Main land Chinese speak Mandarin.

I like being able to choose the native language track with subtitles. Even though in all of Jet Li's Hong Kong movies up to that point his voices were dubbed.

The US releases of Fist of Legend always seemed to only have the dubbed track and nothing else. That was part of the reason I've kept my VCD version all these years. However, this new release looks like its worth upgrading to.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

Yeah, the only problem with Fist of Legend is they used dubtitles which kind of sucks. I almost picked up The Protector at Walmart yesterday for 15 on impulse. If anyone has impressions of that Blu I'd love to hear them.

And yes, Welcome to Dongmokgul is worth the money if you could find it for 20.

Funny thing, I was at Fryes yesterday and they had the import blu of IP Man for like 40 something bucks. If they had the digipack version of Memories of Murder I would probably pay that much for it.
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#64 cagfansub

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

Anyone knows who's the official company who got the distribution rights for John Woo's Red Cliff? Wonder why it takes 'em so long to reprint and distribute this for US and Canada?

#65 Hibiwa

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

Why wait when YesAsia still has the US release of the Original International Version 1 and 2 combo Blu-ray for about $35?

http://www.yesasia.c...-0-en/info.html

It says Magnolia Pictures is the publisher.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:01 PM

Anyone knows who's the official company who got the distribution rights for John Woo's Red Cliff? Wonder why it takes 'em so long to reprint and distribute this for US and Canada?

I just ordered Red Cliff International Version I+II Blu from Amazon yesterday, and it shipped today. So I'd say it's available right now...
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#67 Hibiwa

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:11 PM

Wow, it's a lot cheaper too. The release date was apparently March 23, 2010.

Actually just finished watching II (DVD) yesterday. Hate to say it, but the best I could muster was "that's it?". Red Cliff aspired to be epic and fell emotionless for me -- something was missing and I couldn't connect enough to care.

The strongest character development came courtesy of 'Piggy' and the interactions with 'Pit' when you finally sensed the impact of war. Too bad it was so different from the rest of the film that it seemed cut and pasted from another movie.

I'm sure the production problems that constantly plagued them had an affect. The making of extra was more interesting then the sum of the two parts.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:40 PM

Ah Robo Geisha looks so retarded yet so awesome, another UK only release.
http://www.asianblur...united_kingdom/

And they are releasing Tokyo Gore Police 1.5 on DVD and not bluray.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:39 AM

Ah Robo Geisha looks so retarded yet so awesome, another UK only release.
http://www.asianblur...united_kingdom/


That looked so absolutely horrible that I have to see it.
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#70 Panda Wizardry

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:08 PM

I was able to pick up Welcome to DongMakGol Blu-Ray for 17.95 shipped on ebay. :)

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:59 AM

I was able to pick up Welcome to DongMakGol Blu-Ray for 17.95 shipped on ebay. :)


Nice grab! I wish I could get Memories of Murder for the same price!
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#72 LeRoy

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:39 PM

Nice grab! I wish I could get Memories of Murder for the same price!


Such a good movie! I have the DVD so I doubt I'll be upgrading to Blu-Ray anytime soon.
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#73 mr_burnzz

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:45 AM

I was able to pick up Welcome to DongMakGol Blu-Ray for 17.95 shipped on ebay. :)



hey, great price! I am still hunting for my copy of the blu for under $20.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:11 AM

Nice grab! I wish I could get Memories of Murder for the same price!


You still haven't bought a copy yet? I just picked it up before I couldn't find the digipak version anymore.
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#75 xeno

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:58 PM

just wondering , hs anyone seen the live version of mulan? if so thoughts?
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:01 PM

just wondering , hs anyone seen the live version of mulan? if so thoughts?


Been curious about this movie as well. Thinking about importing the Blu-Ray along with 14 Blades.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:38 PM

Figured this would be a good place to ask, anyone heard anything about Seven Samurai, or any Kurosawa's movies, coming to blu-ray? My Dvds are pretty old and beat up and would much rather wait then dish out cash for new dvds if blus on the way.

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#78 handsome_rakshas

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:36 AM

Figured this would be a good place to ask, anyone heard anything about Seven Samurai, or any Kurosawa's movies, coming to blu-ray? My Dvds are pretty old and beat up and would much rather wait then dish out cash for new dvds if blus on the way.


Yojimbo/Sanjuro will probably be my next purchase, have to sell my dvd boxset first! The picture quality looks pretty good.

Very good reviews also...
http://www.dvdbeaver...s11/yojimbo.htm
looks like it's worth the upgrade.
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#79 handsome_rakshas

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:16 AM

Quite possibly the greatest Japanese film of all time is up for preorder!
A little pricey though, maybe I'm just used to shitty Dragon Dynasty Blus for 12 bucks each.


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

quite possibly the greatest japanese film of all time is up for preorder!
A little pricey though, maybe i'm just used to shitty dragon dynasty blus for 12 bucks each.


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#81 handsome_rakshas

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

WOOHOO, more good news! Magnolia is bringing Mother to the US July 20th on Blu!

http://www.asianblur...ther_korea_usa/
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:54 PM

just wondering , hs anyone seen the live version of mulan? if so thoughts?


Watched the live version on DVD only so can't comment on the quality of the Blu-ray. Just speaking for the movie, in case you're asking, there were some pretty good battle scenes but the ending was a bit of a let-down. Didn't come out of watching it feeling much at all.

Watched '14 Blades' right after 'Mulan' and I have to say I was a lot more satisfied and really impressed with the storyline and action scenes in this movie.

The same lead-actress appears on both movies I believe.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 04:01 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right spot, but I thought I'd share my thoughts on Welcome to Dongmakgol.

It was a good movie but was marred by some jarring moments, usually involving the western actors.

First off, the western "actors" suck big time in this movie. Although I tried to just put it aside since it was probably the best they could get in Korea.

Secondly, western actors in this movie are all native English speakers, yet they somehow still spoke Engrish at certain times, which really ruined things.

Lastly, the portrayal of the US Army in this movie is a bit over the top. I'm not naive, and I know that soldiers do some messed up stuff when in battle, but in this movie they were made out to be the biggest dicks on the planet and that even the good Korean soldier would become dickish just by being in their presence.

Also, the subtitles got sloppy at times.

I did cut the movie some slack since I'm not really its intended audience, and I'm sure Korean movie goers didn't notice the stuff I did. It's just a shame that a good movie was brought down by the jarring moments.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

Does anyone have an opinion on the HK blu ray release of the Infernal Affairs trilogy? I'm debating if I should pick up the HK blu ray set or the dvd set.

#85 handsome_rakshas

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 06:54 PM

IP Man dated for July 27th, available in standard and collector's editions. I finally seen this movie the other day and it was pretty awesome!

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