Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > International DVD Talk

International DVD Talk Intl. DVDs, Region Free Players, RCE, Hong Kong DVDs & More

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-01, 12:38 PM   #1
gabegarwick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 525
Wasabi- New Luc Besson film with Jean Reno

Some of you probably know this already...
But, Wasabi -starring Jean Reno and directed by Luc Besson appears to be in theaters now? (I say 'appears' because I can't read French).

Here's the official movie site: Wasabi

There are mini-trailers all over the site. You have to explore and find them all...

Looks like a comedy/drama to me... I want to see it.

Cheers,
Gabe
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-01, 12:59 PM   #2
codefree
Guest
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: USA - Bush: Selected, not elected
Posts: 12,212
Looks like it could be a good action comedy.
Spoiler:
The bits with the golf club and when he's decking people look entertaining
.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-01, 01:23 PM   #3
Matt Stevens
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 839
Besson did not direct.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-01, 01:23 PM   #4
luftikus
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 243
I've seen this movie in theatres about a month ago. It's not bad. You might want to check it out if you like the kind of films like Taxi 1 + 2 ....
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-01, 03:26 PM   #5
Hendrik
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Posts: 5,196
...it's a LUC BESSON Presents movie, but it was not directed by him:

http://www.dvdrama.net/news.php3?3598

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hol...ent_id=1114625

. . . . . .

Last edited by Hendrik; 11-25-01 at 03:29 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-01, 03:59 PM   #6
codefree
Guest
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: USA - Bush: Selected, not elected
Posts: 12,212
Quote:
Originally posted by luftikus
I've seen this movie in theatres about a month ago. It's not bad. You might want to check it out if you like the kind of films like Taxi 1 + 2 ....
Well that sounds good to me, I loved Taxi 2. Haven't seen the first one yet though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-01, 04:10 PM   #7
gabegarwick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally posted by Hendrik
...it's a LUC BESSON Presents movie, but it was not directed by him:
I stand corrected. Thank you!
hehe, playing Yumi in the movie is Ryoko Hirosue.

Cheers,
Gabe
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 02:57 PM   #8
gabegarwick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 525
Anyone hear if this has made it's way to dvd yet?
Thanks,
Gabe
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 03:01 PM   #9
gabegarwick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 525
Duh... answered my own question...
Found it @ amazon.fr
Umm, around $26... I'll have to think about that...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 03:51 PM   #10
Hendrik
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Posts: 5,196
"...Umm, around $26... I'll have to think about that..."

...you will(?)/may(?) also have to think about the fact that the French DVD
of Wasabi carries no subtitles, in any language, not even French...

. . . . . .

Last edited by Hendrik; 07-14-02 at 03:55 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 04:37 PM   #11
raithen
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Burlington, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,470
Quote:
Originally posted by gabegarwick
I stand corrected. Thank you!
hehe, playing Yumi in the movie is Ryoko Hirosue.

Cheers,
Gabe
Totemo kawaii desu ne!

-matt
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 05:54 PM   #12
rexinnih
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Relocated to Bot-Hell
Posts: 9,781
Just saw it on Amazon.co.jp.

French and Japanese language tracks.
Japanese subtitles.
Release on Aug 23rd.
__________________
On the outside lookin in, and it's funny.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-02, 09:20 PM   #13
gabegarwick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally posted by Hendrik
"...Umm, around $26... I'll have to think about that..."

...you will(?)/may(?) also have to think about the fact that the French DVD
of Wasabi carries no subtitles, in any language, not even French...

. . . . . .
Doh! Thanks for pointing that out Hendrik!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-02, 10:09 AM   #14
roseart
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,604
Yeah, I've been waiting for a version with English subs...

I also want to see Riders, for the Director that gave us Taxi.

See the trailor here.
__________________
"I'm an apatheist. The question is no longer interesting, and the answer no longer matters."
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-02, 12:15 PM   #15
DeepRedInferno
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 266
any info on english

are there any rumors of this coming out anywhere with english subs, i figured maybe an HK disc would come about since the taxi discs seem to do well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-02, 06:43 PM   #16
gabegarwick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Iowa
Posts: 525
Finally! DDD has Wasabi!
Release date 08-22-02.
It's a R3 Winson disc w/ English subs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-02, 09:24 PM   #17
roseart
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,604
Quote:
Originally posted by gabegarwick
Finally! DDD has Wasabi!
Release date 08-22-02.
It's a R3 Winson disc w/ English subs.
It's going to be on my next order, which may be small, cause I have been waiting to see this for a long time...
__________________
"I'm an apatheist. The question is no longer interesting, and the answer no longer matters."
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-02, 10:28 PM   #18
axolotls return
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,745
I like Wasabi. Ever have a contest with people at your table to see who can hold it in the longest before the eyes start tearing...

Hee. Yeah, I am gonna have to order it too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-02, 12:17 PM   #19
mfmahler
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 7
I just received it from mail by dvdshelf.com.

Yes, it has DTS and according to the back cover, the video
is 16x9!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-02, 09:19 PM   #20
HKFlix
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 324
The Winson DVD is actually all-region, despite the R3 cover markings.
__________________
"If I'm not back in 5 minutes...just wait longer."
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-02, 02:46 AM   #21
Furious
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 909
Wasabi

The video is not anamorphic enhanced.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-02, 07:44 PM   #22
d2cheer
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,325
So anyone care to post a review of any of the DVD's that you own of it. This one recently interested me and would like some opinions!!
__________________
They killed the Giggler man, They killed the Giggler! They had no business doing that. None.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-02, 12:40 PM   #23
B4Bishop
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: right around the corner
Posts: 296
is that dddhouse or deepdiscountdvd?
__________________
In the world, not of it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-02, 12:43 PM   #24
skokefoe
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: boston
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally posted by B4Bishop
is that dddhouse or deepdiscountdvd?
dddhouse, it's not available in R1 yet, thus no deepdiscountdvd availability...

skokefoe.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-02, 10:49 AM   #25
matome
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Got the Winson DVD and, though not anamorphic, the picture is quite nice and the DTS sounds excellent as well. The movie itself is pretty damn enjoyable, kind of a Leon-lite type feel to it, but leaning toward a more comedic side (wasn't too sure what to expect after seeing Reno punch someone in the opening club scene who literally goes flying across the room). Reno is excellent as usual and the supporting players do a fine job as well. I found the Japanese girl to be a little grating at first, but she grows on you as the film goes on. Recommended and a must-buy for Reno/Besson fans.
__________________

DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD | Blu-Ray only | Laserdisc

  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.