DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

"Volcano High." What are the Chances..?

Old 12-12-03, 04:12 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 592
"Volcano High." What are the Chances..?

I've been meaning to pick up "Volcano High," preferably the 2-disk Korean uncut version. But with this awful-looking MTV hip-hop redubbed version airing on TV next week, does anyone think that a proper US SE might find it's way to stores, with both the original subtitled audio track and this new Snoop Dog special?

Of course, I could be prematurely codemning this MTV thing before seeing it -- maybe the new music soundtrack will add a lot -- but either way I wouldn't want to be stuck with just the rap edition.

Maybe next they will redub "Audition" with Hilary Duff...
Geist is offline  
Old 12-12-03, 05:19 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 40,083
Just get the Korean version. It looks great, it has DTS along with good subtitles - the supplements aren't subtiled, but you can still understand what they're about. And it's cheap.
slop101 is online now  
Old 12-12-03, 06:47 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
The current version available now on DVD here in the states is a two-disc set from Tai Seng which is just basically the Megastar R0 set with the Tai Seng sticker on it.

The first disc includes the "international version" of the film over the "Korean version" (the "international version" is 100 minutes and was released across the world, while the "Korean version" runs 120 minutes). The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and Korean Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 sound.

The extras on disc two include deleted scenes (10 minutes worth, all of these scenes are featured in the "Korean" version), numerous production featurettes, numerous film-to-storyboard comparisons, a music video, and trailers for the film.

If you don't have a region-free player, this edition is the way to go. If you do have a region-free player, go with the Korean version for containing the most "complete" version of the film.

EDIT: BTW, the disc contains English subtitles on the film and on the deleted scenes. Nowhere else through. All of the extras on the DVD are included in the Korean DVD (which also has a few more extras).
Matthew Chmiel is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 12:19 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 352
Re: "Volcano High." What are the Chances..?

Originally posted by Geist
I've been meaning to pick up "Volcano High," preferably the 2-disk Korean uncut version. But with this awful-looking MTV hip-hop redubbed version airing on TV next week, does anyone think that a proper US SE might find it's way to stores, with both the original subtitled audio track and this new Snoop Dog special?
Well, close to a year later and you're getting your wish...

http://www.dvdbliss.com/news.asp?TID=2161

Volcano High
STREET DATE: DVD: 3/22/2005
MPAA RATING (US): UR
MPAA RATING (Canada): UR
RUNNING TIME: 81
DVD SRP (US): $19.98
DVD SRP (Canada): $25.98
AUDIO: English Dolby Surround, Korean Stereo
VIDEO: Disc 1-Side 1: 2.35:1 / Disc 1-Side 2: 2.35:1
SUBTITLES: English, Spanish

Like a jump-spinning roundhouse kick to the side of your domepiece, Volcano High will smash everything you thought an MTV mine could be to pieces. It's a hip-hop, king-fu with mind blowing special effects backed by an impressive cast of celebrity voices.

Disc 1-Side 1: MTV version (81:22)
- The Making of Volcano High (13:44)
- Trailers: Big Black Comedy Vol. 1 (2:00), Gas (2:00)
Disc 1-Side 2: Original Korean Version (121:46)
joshualane is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 12:58 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Plus:
- We get the Uncut Korean version.

Negative:
- STEREO?

Uh, I'll keep my R3 (uncut) and R0 (international cut) editions. I get fine English subtitles PLUS DD and DTS 5.1; and no MTV version.
Matthew Chmiel is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 09:12 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LorenzoL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,924
Wow, the MTV version is 81 minutes from the original version of 121 minutes.

Korean Stereo??? WTF is that.

I have been interested to watch this movie for a while and I'm thankful that at least they are releasing the original Korean cut.

Does anybody know who's the studio releasing this movie here in R1?
LorenzoL is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 09:52 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 352
Originally posted by LorenzoL
Does anybody know who's the studio releasing this movie here in R1?
Fox.
joshualane is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 10:46 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
LorenzoL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,924
Originally posted by joshualane
Fox.
Thanks.
LorenzoL is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 11:56 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: toronto
Posts: 480
meh.....i'll keep my vcd..
tinlunlau is offline  

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.