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Raise the Red Lantern -------------> February 14, 2006

Old 12-22-05, 10:30 AM
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Raise the Red Lantern -------------> February 14, 2006

I just got this email from Amazon announcing the official U.S. release of Raise the Red Lantern (Happy Valentine´s Day!):

Greetings from Amazon.com.

You previously signed up to be notified when "Raise the Red Lantern" (DVD)
became available, and we're happy to inform you that it is now available
for pre-order.

If you would like to order this item now, just follow the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BBOU5O

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Old 12-22-05, 10:49 AM
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Good movie. Hopefully there'll be some special features.
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Old 12-22-05, 11:09 AM
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Who is releasing this?
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Old 12-22-05, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Who is releasing this?
Razor Digital Entertainment, supposedly...

It's a great movie, but does anyone know anything about this distributor?
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Old 12-22-05, 03:46 PM
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Thank God this is coming to R1 DVD - I've waited forever for this! Anything is going to be better than what's out there now....
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Old 12-22-05, 05:15 PM
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Wonderful news! Thanks for posting!
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Old 12-22-05, 05:37 PM
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One of the last 'old' films still on my wish list. Great that it's coming on dvd finaly. Thanks for the good news.
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Old 12-22-05, 05:42 PM
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....he+red+lantern
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Old 12-22-05, 05:46 PM
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It's a great movie, but does anyone know anything about this distributor?
Most of their Chinese releases seem to be straight ports of existing discs from other regions (Hong Kong and Taiwan, presumably), complete with Chinese subtitles. Hopefully this won't be a port of the horrible ERA edition, but I don't expect them to put much effort into this.
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Old 12-22-05, 07:15 PM
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good news, but this is one film that needs a good transfer.

If it is a good transfer, I hope a proper release of Ju Dou isnt too far off.
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Old 12-22-05, 10:27 PM
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Apparently "Ju Dou" is being released by the same company on the same day.
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Old 12-22-05, 11:15 PM
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Good news, as I love the film, but I have to admit that I'm a bit suspicious in regards to the distributor. I hope it doesn't get screwed up in some way.
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Old 01-26-06, 03:26 PM
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DVDAsian appears to have the cover art.

http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvda...l?mv_arg=20581

They also claim it's anamorphic. Here's hoping.
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Old 01-26-06, 10:46 PM
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I'll await the reviews before purchasing this title. Considering I purchased a cheap import from China that is pretty awful, I would welcome a new release as long as it is remastered.
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Old 01-27-06, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by tofferman
I'll await the reviews before purchasing this title. Considering I purchased a cheap import from China that is pretty awful, I would welcome a new release as long as it is remastered.
Agreed! Why wouldn't Sony Pictures Classics release this like the other readily available Zhang films (I think MGM put it in theaters but they are owned by Sony now, anyway)?

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I also want to see the powerful Story of Qiu Jo finally came out on U.S. DVD, but, jeez, do these right!
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Old 01-27-06, 07:07 PM
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The VHS tape I had was from Orion Classics, thus MGM and now Sony. Sony put out Qiu Ju in full screen (which is actually cropped, not open matte because I have the HK dvd that's really widescreen and I did the comparison to my VHS tape). This movie would require a lot of attention because of all the use of color. Hopefully they get it right. Gong Li is amazing.
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Old 01-27-06, 07:40 PM
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note: the original link takes you to a vhs....and amazon does not have this dvd listed...
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Old 01-27-06, 08:01 PM
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Here are direct links to the DVDs on the distributor's website:

Ju Dou
http://www.razordigitalent.com/Distributor/DV_judou.htm

Raise the Red Lantern
http://www.razordigitalent.com/Distr...redlantern.htm

For a little over $9 each, I preordered them in a two-pack from DDD (though they are also available from Digital Eyes, DVD Planet & DVD Empire):
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/redir...fier=RZD003352
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Well this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year, but I, like others, will wait to see some reviews first. Going to be pretty disappointed if its a shitty version...
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Old 01-28-06, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Ralph Jenkins
DVDAsian appears to have the cover art.

http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvda...l?mv_arg=20581

They also claim it's anamorphic. Here's hoping.
What an awful looking slipcover! There must be a better looking image than Gong Li blown up like that.
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Old 01-28-06, 09:31 AM
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This is great news; however, like others I'll await the reviews before purchasing. But, then again, if I'm in a store that day and have it in my hands, I might not be able to put it down.
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Wow. I was one of those people who thought this movie had already been released.
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Old 01-29-06, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Cameron
note: the original link takes you to a vhs....and amazon does not have this dvd listed...
This is the link I got when I signed up for Amazon's "notify me of DVD release" feature. Plus, I just clicked on the link and got the follow information from the details section:
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2006
But note the date! So supposedly it's out now? Maybe something's strange going on.

Amazon also shows this:
Availability: Usually ships within 1 to 3 months. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Strange....

The cover is pretty ghetto; they really should have used the film's poster. It's all about distant shots in that movie! ... But maybe that's if this comes out by this company, which might be a blessing in disguise, considering it's track record on porting Asian DVDs. Still, this must be released in the U.S. already!

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Old 02-07-06, 09:50 AM
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(bump) So has anyone received a copy and can comment on the transfer?
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Old 02-07-06, 02:28 PM
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(bump) So has anyone received a copy and can comment on the transfer?
I'd be curious, too. But it's not due out until Feb. 14. Though Amazon still hasn't up-dated their ships in 1 - 3 months note.
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