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Old 08-23-12, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pjflyer
I ordered all 3. Touch of Evil and Double Indemnity came in great shape but Metropolis had a large crease/wrinkle down the middle. I emailed them and they told me they would ship a replacement. That was a couple months ago and I still haven't received a replacement. I've sent a couple more emails asking for status but haven't gotten a response.
I ended up getting a refund. After the refund, they sent me a Metropolis poster in a tube they had reinforced and it arrived in good shape. The tubes they use are too small in diameter and too thin. Any injury to the tube damages the poster and the damage gets repeated along the tightly rolled poster. It’s a shame as I would like to have the other posters.
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Joan of Arc steelbook set is amazing. 3 cuts of the movie, original danish title cards and an impressive tome of a booklet to go with it.
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Joan of Arc steelbook set is amazing. 3 cuts of the movie, original danish title cards and an impressive tome of a booklet to go with it.
My only quibble is that I rather like the Voices of Light audio track on the Criterion DVD. Would have liked to have it on this release. Looks far better than the Criterion DVD though.
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Originally Posted by Subgeniusguy
My only quibble is that I rather like the Voices of Light audio track on the Criterion DVD. Would have liked to have it on this release. Looks far better than the Criterion DVD though.
I like the VOL track too, which is why I'm holding onto the Criterion disc.
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Originally Posted by Subgeniusguy
I ended up getting a refund. After the refund, they sent me a Metropolis poster in a tube they had reinforced and it arrived in good shape. The tubes they use are too small in diameter and too thin. Any injury to the tube damages the poster and the damage gets repeated along the tightly rolled poster. It’s a shame as I would like to have the other posters.
They shipped 2 replacement posters but I never received either one. They let me keep the one I received and gave me a credit towards picking up some blu-rays. It would have been nice to get a poster in perfect shape - but I've always had great service from Eureka.
Old 02-04-20, 02:47 PM
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Personally, I'd rather see this in the main HD Talk thread (similar to the Arrow Video thread), even if a lot of their stuff is region coded. This part of the forum is so dead anymore. Even the recent Asian cinema discussion made more sense in Movies than here, and most of the movies discussed there are discs!

That said, the MoC KWAIDAN seems to pale somewhat in comparison to Criterion in terms of extras, but that ZU edition will certainly be on my radar, and as with so many UK releases of Hong Kong gems, the mono audio tracks (i.e. the CORRECT audio tracks) appear to be included, and I see the continued erasure of Weinstein procurer Bey Logan from releases of these important films is still in full swing (although Logan's commentary on the old HK Legends DVD was shared with Tsui Hark himself, I"ll take Tony Rayns over Logan any day). The U.S. is so far behind on distributing classic HK films in definitive editions, and most of the Hong Kong Blu-rays for these films drop the mono tracks completely in favor of horrible 5.1 and 7.1 mixes that severely compromise any enjoyment of the films (and yet they were frustratingly praised by certain folks here who've thankfully taken that shit elsewhere ).

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Old 02-11-20, 12:30 AM
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yes that sounds better .HD Talk next time

And thanks for the info on KWAIDAN. I really in the dark on most of these features,and get some good info here and other movie forums.
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BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First Print Run of 2000 units only]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a stunning new 4K restoration
  • Cantonese audio, available in original mono and restored 5.1 presentations
  • Optional English and Mandarin audio tracks
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Audio commentary with director Ronny Yu
  • Brand new interview with director Ronny Yu
  • Archival “making of” featurette
  • Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [2000 copies ONLY]

Amazon Amazon

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Bride with White Hair yes
Might get all of them except for Grange Hill.
Amazon.Uk stop shipping to the USA and other countries again.
Not sure if it all movies or just some pre-orders etc.

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This thread should be more active. A lot of great stuff announced / released recently.









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^ Most of those got mentioned in the Asian film thread in the main section. I posted the PTU artwork and trailer weeks ago.
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I remember you posting the PTU trailer. Of course they don’t just release Asian stuff though, but that’s mostly the ones I’m interested in.

That Millionaires Express release is loaded with extras.
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It's not one of my favorites, but That Millionaires Express package is amazing. It's a good thing I don't really keep track of the UK>US currency exchange, because the amount of money I spend on these vs. other releases is ridiculous. Especially when you figure in the astronomical increases in shipping over the last year.

Anyone have an opinion on Wild Search? I've never seen it, (but will probably buy it either way).
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Ringo Lam and Chow Yun-Fat is definitely worth it!

If you subscribe to Hi-Yah it recently got added if you want to check it out.
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Old 07-28-21, 10:11 AM
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Some Oct / Nov releases showing up on Amazon:

Full Alert (Eureka Classics) Full Alert (Eureka Classics)

CINEMATIC VENGEANCE! 7 Kung Fu Classics From Director Joseph Kuo (Eureka Classics) CINEMATIC VENGEANCE! 7 Kung Fu Classics From Director Joseph Kuo (Eureka Classics)

THE SABATA TRILOGY [Sabata, Adiós Sabata, Return of Sabata] (Eureka Classics) THE SABATA TRILOGY [Sabata, Adiós Sabata, Return of Sabata] (Eureka Classics)

EARLY UNIVERSAL VOL. 2 (Masters of Cinema) EARLY UNIVERSAL VOL. 2 (Masters of Cinema)


More Ringo Lam!
Old 07-28-21, 12:25 PM
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That's officially being announced this Friday. Correct?
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Do we know which films are included on the 7 Kung Fu Classics by Joseph Kuo?
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Do we know which films are included on the 7 Kung Fu Classics by Joseph Kuo?
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According to one of the fans over on br.com who helps out with these releases, it's actually an 8 movie set.

I'm not super familiar with Joseph Kuo, but 7 Grandmasters, Mystery of Chess Boxing and 18 Bronzemen would have to be included, right?
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Here’s hoping that those films are included.
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Yup it’s 8 films: https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/cine...t-2000-copies/



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Nice to see the Joseph Kuo movies getting the treatment. I'm betting there's a ton of newer HK film fans who know nothing of him an his work. Eureka's 'tech specs' pop-up lists these as Hong Kong shows, but I think more of them are Taiwan productions, which was generally Kuo's home base. But 40-plus years later, no one really cares. Looks like I can add another batch of old Hong Kong DVDs (with bad prints, bad transfers, etc) to the donation pile.

FULL ALERT is a phenomenal piece of work, from the last truly great era of Hong Kong action thrillers, and Ringo Lam at his absolute peak, really. The car chase and shootouts are spectacular (the editor of the original trailer below apparently agreed). His next two HK pictures, THE SUSPECT and VICTIM are both very good, but not like this one. He still made slick movies after that, and some anthology contributions (TRIANGLE and SEPTET), but he was painting by numbers, in part thanks to his Van Damme movies.

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Another solid-looking release, and nice to finally see the original posters put to use on the reverse (kinda wish they were on the front though, but I know they're kinda tethered to Darren Wheeling's art now, much like 88 Films is to Kung Fu Bob). The original posters for both of these films are so evocative of the HK poster style of the era. Not sure I get Bobby Samuels being on that commentary since his HK films came years later, but he was supposedly a bodyguard for Sammo so there's probably some stories there.

The fights with villain Frankie Chan in PRODIGAL SON are excellent, especially the big finale. Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao actually reprised their characters from this in 40-episode TV series in 2006/7.

I assume the Sammo, Yuen, Frankie interview archival interview is probably from this one, from one of the old UK releases.

Lam Ching-Ying vs Frankie Chan:

First episode of 2007 Wing Chun TV series (no subs )

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