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Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Old 11-06-09, 10:58 AM
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Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Anyone have any idea? This one has (supposedly) been in the pipeline since somewhere around 2007 with no further info/updates. Rumor is that Dragon Dynasty is done for, so will we EVER get this one?
Old 11-06-09, 11:17 AM
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Last I heard it was suppsoed to come out, then never showed up. Havent heard anything since.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Apparently it's still coming out. I got an email recently (2 days ago) that The Killer is "coming soon!". Fingers crossed.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

I doubt it. Dragon Dynasty hasn't updated their site in ages and with Bey Logan out of the picture I am sure that the label will fold soon. Not to mention that the Weinstein's have no money.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

They never update their website this time of year anyways because they don't do fourth quarter releases. I'm optimistic The Killer will still come out soon, perhaps on the Weinstein Co. label instead of Dragon Dynasty..
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Who'd you get the e-mail from, Dragon Lee?
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Not Bey logan but "Staff".
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Is it realistic that a DVD company could actually remaster the audio on The Killer in which the audio is not messed up? Because I hear that the audio was originally poor, so it wouldn't really be restoring it.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

I have 3 different DVD versions and all the 5.1 mixes sound like shit. The best option would be to simply include the original mono and just tweek it a bit to get rid of any hissing or distortions.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

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I have 3 different DVD versions and all the 5.1 mixes sound like shit. The best option would be to simply include the original mono and just tweek it a bit to get rid of any hissing or distortions.
So, do you think that they can realistically remaster a mono audio to make it sound perfect?

Has any DVD ever had DD 1.1? Just a mono audio plus a subwoofer. It would be such a shame to watch THE KILLER without subwoofer action.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

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Has any DVD ever had DD 1.1? Just a mono audio plus a subwoofer. It would be such a shame to watch THE KILLER without subwoofer action.
The DVD of the original Battlestar Galactica movie has a Dolby Digital Mono 1.1 track.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

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So, do you think that they can realistically remaster a mono audio to make it sound perfect?

Has any DVD ever had DD 1.1? Just a mono audio plus a subwoofer. It would be such a shame to watch THE KILLER without subwoofer action.
They could do what they did with the last release of SCARFACE on dvd.
Do a whole mix and bullet sound effects.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

Let's not be hoping for unrealistic things like that, DD isn't Universal.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

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So, do you think that they can realistically remaster a mono audio to make it sound perfect?
Realistically, no. If it were up to me, I'd do the whole Scarface thing: remix, re-arrange, re-record every foley effect. Maybe replace some of the Red Heat music cues with new ones. John Woo should do "The Killer Redux". That'd be sweet.
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Re: Is the 2-Disc Special Edition of John Woo's THE KILLER still coming?

i'm perfectly happy with my anamorphic HKL Region 2 dvd (and yes it has a bey logan commentary track)

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