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Buck Turgidson
10-25-02, 01:01 AM
Can someone point me to a list of titles that fit those criteria, please?

axolotls return
10-25-02, 11:31 AM
http://www.coolashop.com to browse through. I don't recommend purchasing from them though.

10-25-02, 05:52 PM
www.hivizone.com and www.dddhouse.com both carry some. I just ordered Wasabi, Taxi I & II from dddhouse myself :D


10-28-02, 05:49 AM
Here's a list I created in an other board. It's a bit dated as I didn't list the DVDs from the last 2 or 3 months. But maybe it helps. It isn't that easy to obtain informations regarding the releases, so there are some question marks where I didn't know the exact specs.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0248845) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Sidewalks Of New York (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0239986) (anamorphic, DD, RC0) - Mei Ah
Storm Catcher (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0179477) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3)
Crossroads (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0275022) (anamorphic, DTS, RC0) - Universe
Stitches (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0261322) (LB, DD, RC3) - Universe
Air Rage (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0274321) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
Auggie Rose aka Beyond Suspicion (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0219519) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Birthday Girl (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0188453) (LB, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Agent Red (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0218080) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
Desperate But Not Serious (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0160182) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
The Third Miracle (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0174268) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
The Neighbor's Wife aka Midnight Vendetta (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0234890) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
American Psycho 2 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0283877) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Woman Wanted (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0158369) (?, DD, RC3) - Universe
Monster's Ball (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0285742) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Mimic 2 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0239641) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Van Wilder (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0283111) (LB, DD, RC0) - Universe
Blade II (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0187738) (?, DTS, RC3) - Deltamac
I Am Sam (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0277027) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Insomnia (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0278504) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Gosford Park (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0280707) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Dolly Dearest (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0104119) (?, DD5.1, RC3) - Panorama
Dolls (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0092906) (?, DD5.1, RC0) - Continental
We Were Soldiers (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0277434) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Five Aces (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0203503) (?, ?, RC3) - Universe
Final Voyage (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0168785) (?, ?, RC3) - Universe
Viva Las Nowhere (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0229021) (?, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
The Martins (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0253827) (?, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Beautiful Joe (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0200472) (?, ?, RC3) - Widesight
Plump Fiction (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0117350) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama
Past Perfect (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0117308) (?, ?, RC0) - Fortex Group Ltd
House (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0091223) (?, ?, RC0) - Fortex Group Ltd
House II (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0093220) (?, ?, RC0) - Fortex Group Ltd
The Horrorshow aka House III (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0097527) (?, ?, RC0) - Fortex Group Ltd
House IV (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0104449) (?, ?, RC0) - Fortex Group Ltd
The Calling (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0218067) (LB, DTS, RC0) - Universe
Sidewalks Of New York (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0239986) (LB, ?, RC0) - Mei Ah
Stranger Inside (TV) (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0258223) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama
Company Man (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0177650) (LB, ?, RC3) - Mei Ah
Man On The Moon (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125664) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
The Quest (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0117420) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama
The Bare Wench Project (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0233289) (?, ?, RC3) - Universe
Rennie's Landing (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0251370) (?, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
The Mothman Prophecies (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0265349) (?, ?, RC3) - Widesight
Spawn (animated) Vol. 1 - 3 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0118475) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama not really cheaper than their US counterparts
The Man Who Wasn't There (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0243133) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Desert Saints (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0167116) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Tied Up (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0199650) (?, ?, RC3) - Universe
Submerged (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0218641) (?, ?, RC3) - Universe
Active Stealth (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0211901) (anamorphic, ?, RC3) - Universe
Green Dragon (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0229002) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Critical Mass (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0218126) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Intrepid aka Deep Water (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0183280) (fullscreen (like the US-DVD), ?, RC3) - Universe
Beowulf (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120604) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0190590) (LB, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Restraining Order (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0167150) (fullscreen, ?, RC3) - Universe
Conspiracy (TV) (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0266425) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama
Ablaze (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0217979) (anamorphic, ?, RC3) - Universe
Training Day (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0139654) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Warner HK
Venomous (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0275039) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Prison Of The Dead (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0274738) (LB, DD, RC0) - Universe
Spy Game (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0266987) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
A Murder Of Crows (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0133985) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
The Man Who Cried (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0206917) (anamorphic, DD5.1, RC3) - Universe
Get Carter (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0208988) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
The Others (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0230600) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Rush Hour 2 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0266915) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
The Weight Of Water (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0210382) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
The Art Of War (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0160009) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
Angel Eyes (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0225071) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Driven (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0132245) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Series 7: The Contenders (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0251031) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Turbulence 2: Fear Of Flying (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0192701) (anamorphic, DD, RC3) - Universe
Dr T And The Women (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0205271) (anamorphic, DD, RC0) - Universe
Panic (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0194218) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
Freez'er (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0273228) (fullscreen (like the US-DVD), Mono, RC0) - Universe
What Women Want (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0207201) (LB, DD, RC3) - Universe
The Caveman's Valentine (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0182000) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Blade (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120611) (LB, DD, RC3) - Universe
Traffic (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0181865) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Universe
The Wedding Planner (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0209475) (LB, DD, RC0) - Mei Ah
Whipped (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0174336) (fullscreen?, ?, RC0) - Mei Ah


Wasabi (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0281364) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Winson
Pretend I'm Not Here (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0204315) (?, Stereo, RC3) - Deltamac
Marty's World (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0214959) (?, Stereo, RC3) - Deltamac
The Lover (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0101316) (?, ?, RC0) - Fordwell Video
La Boum 2 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0083686) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama (only this second part has English subtitles)
Yamakasi (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0267129) (LB, DTS, RC0) - Deltamac
Taxi (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0152930) (LB, DD, RC3) - Universe
Taxi 2 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0183869) (anamorphic, DTS, RC3) - Universe
Ma 6-T va crack-er (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0119589) (?, Stereo, RC0) - Winson
Water Drops On Burning Rocks (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0211387) (LB, ?, RC0?) - Winson


Sex And Lucia (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0254455) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Edko
Open Your Eyes (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0125659) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Mei Ah
The Nameless (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0222368) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Universe
The Ugliest Woman In The World (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0201721) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
Y Tu Mamá También (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0245574) (LB, DTS, RC3) - Edko


Passing Darkness (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0221446) (?, ?, RC0) - Universe
Cellophane (http://www.nfi.no/english/nf99/cellofan.htm) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
Bloody Angels (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0157411) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
The Prompter (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0189118) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
Eyeball (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0172160) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
Weekend (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0145571) (LB, ?, RC0) - Universe
Scared To Death (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0177906) (fullscreen, ?, RC0) - Universe


In Bed With Santa (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0201265) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe
Witch In Our Family (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0210738) (LB, Stereo, RC0) - Universe


The Goddess Of 1967 (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0255195) (LB, Stereo, RC3) - Universe
Chopper (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0221073) (?, ?, RC3) - Panorama

Denmark: I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0139372) (LB, ?, RC0) - Universe
Italy: My Son's Room (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0208990) (fullscreen?, Stereo, RC0) - Winson
Greece: Peppermint (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0232295) (LB, ?, RC0) - Winson
Russia: 27 Missing Kisses (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0246405) (?, Stereo, RC3) - Universe
Bosnia-Herzegovina: No Man's Land (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0283509) (16:9, DD5.1, RC3) - Winson
France/Germany/Italy: Samsara (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0196069) (?, ?, RC3) - Widesight
Austria/Germany: Die Siebtelbauern (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0141824) (LB, ?, RC0) - Mei Ah
Austria/France: The Piano Teacher (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0254686) (?, ?, RC3) - Winson a little bit cut

10-28-02, 11:06 AM

Nice <b>list</b>!

Buck Turgidson
10-28-02, 09:07 PM
I really appreciate the great effort that went into this, Obsidian. Danke.

10-29-02, 03:21 AM
Thanks for the reply, guys! You're welcome. But that got me motivated to fill up the gap of the last months. As before I won't list DVD that aren't letterboxed when the original movie is.

10-30-02, 02:44 PM
Below is the list of European (mostly) films that I compailed on DVDshelf.com about a month ago.


When you see"VCD" next to a movie, it means DVD version was not available.

2 prices mean VCD, DVD.

When there is one price, it means a DVD price and the price difference between DVD and VCD versions is not essential.

Four Days In September VCD HK$22
Dinner Game VCD HK$33
Self Made Hero VCD HK$19
Roseanna’s Grave HK$12,68
Children of the Revolution HK$25,64
Prisoner of the Mountains VCD HK$19
Midnight Run VCD HK$18
In Bed With Santa HK$14,33
Crosse Fatigue VCD HK$28
Wonderful Ice Cream Suit VCD HK$33
Three Men and a Leg HK$14,29
Piano Teacher HK$38,50
Marquise HK$39,45
Tesis VCD HK$23
L’Appartement VCD HK$19
Didier VCD HK$12
Lord of the Dance VCD HK$18
Schindler’s List VCD HK$25
Bread and Tulips HK$35
Humanity HK$45,74
In All Innocence HK$?
La Fidelite HK$38,56
Let’s Sleeping Cops Lie HK$29
My Man HK$24,45
Night And Day HK$42,79
Camille Claudel VCD HK$33
Cop’s Honor VCD HK$32
Umbrellas of Cherbourg VCD HK$38
Demoiselles De Rocheford VCD HK$38
Beautiful Troublemaker HK$43,78
Nirvana VCD HK$36
Amores Perros VCD HK$35
Horseman on the Roof HK$34,68
Belphogor Phantom of the Louvre HK$15,36
Fat Girl HK$38,49
The ThiefVCD HK$12
Romance (x) HK$49
Fanfan HK$39,78
La Boom HK$36,79
La Boom 2 HK$36,79
DANCER, The HK$14,59
Killer (Russian, not HK) HK$79
Barber of Cyberia

10-30-02, 05:51 PM
. . . "Barber of Cyberia" . . . :D . . .

...make that "Siberia" - please! ... this is Nikita Mikhalkov's epic, close to 3 hour "international" version of the originally reportedly 5+ hours-long Russian-French-Italian-Czech-UK co-produced <a href="http://www.ce-review.org/kinoeye/kinoeye37old1.html">movie</a> starring the late Richard Harris, Russian heart-throb Oleg Menshikov and Julia Ormond - with dialog about evenly divided between Russian and English...

(I own the <a href="http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=158">French</a> DVD)

. . . :o . . .

11-02-02, 02:17 AM
"...make that "Siberia" - please! ... "

Hehe, good point! Unfortunately, R3 disc unlike R2 one has burn-in subs. Also, I watched the original Russian version as soon as it came out, and there is no way it lasted 5 hours. It is long, but not that long, fit on 2 standard VHS's if memory serves me.

11-02-02, 02:56 AM
...ahh... where did you see the original Russian version then? I remember having read that Richard Harris was furious with the cut-down 'international' version because, he said, it seemed longer than the full-length original (which, by the way, was closer to six hours, if the review that I linked to above is anything to go by: "...Nikita Mikhalkov's film is no less epic in proportion. Its running time of six hours compensates for any grandeur lost in not being part of a trilogy....")

...just repeating what I read and/or hear here and/or there... also, watching the French DVD it is all too obvious that large chunks of the story are missing from the movie...

. . . :o . . .

11-03-02, 10:44 AM
I guess, I did watch a 3 hour version, and it <b><u>is</u></b> original in a sense that it is a post-edited official version. It's not like there are 2 versions domestic and international. What Richard Harris meant was that the film had been cut in half <b><u>before</b></u> it hit the screen, and he indeed was furious about it. I heard there were screenings in Russia where full 6.5 hour version was presented, but AFAIK, there are no (legal) 6 hour DVD or VHS versions of this movie. I'm positively sure that full version bootlegs do exist, but even Russian stores that don't sell internationally only sell 3 hour versions.

11-12-02, 04:12 AM
i just picked up the HK dvd by universe from dddhouse of
"the man who wasn't there"
and it only comes w/ one disk
it just comes w/ the color version

i was hoping the description on the
dddhouse site was wrong
and obsidian was right =)

oh well...
only about $6 spent...

anyone know if there's an HK
black and white copy
"the man who wasn't there"


11-12-02, 07:58 AM
I'm terribly sorry to hear that. But I don't own all the discs featured in the list myself so I have to rely on information by others. I think in the forum of the Asian DVD Guide someone mentioned that there was a second disc included (of course I'm not able at the moment to find this thread). I'll edit the list right away.

At least DVD Shelf seems to carry 2 different versions of the movie: one color and one b/w. But I'm not sure if that can be trusted either.

11-13-02, 03:22 AM
it's all groovy obsidian
for $6, i hardly think i got a raw deal on a color copy of
the man who wasn't there...

i found your list highly useful...
and will use it again and again till i get all the movies
i want/need/must have/to replace blah blah blah...

just gotta keep on bumping up this thread
to keep it on the first page
so it doesn't get lost like other things past page 5 =)

- wing

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