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The Last Emperor (Japan) - OAR

It looks like Japan got a release of TLE last year containing both cuts in OAR. With the weak dollar and shipping, it's a very expensive $80.

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I guess I could pretend that it was the 'old laserdisc days' and then it wouldn't seem so bad!
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and it's in 5.1 (using the 6-track stems that were used for the 70mm theatrical engagement to boot) - just received my copy - thoughts forthcoming.
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Remind me, does this movie have non-English dialogue that would require subtitles? I haven't watched it in ages.
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I don't think I ever liked any movie enough to pay $80 for it.
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of the couple scenes I've watched - it's not as sharp as I was hoping, and even though it's unfair to compare it to 'Little Buddha' which was shot in '92 in both 35mm and 65mm (that Japanese bluray btw is jaw dropping) the bluray's PQ seems a tad lacking.
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How's the audio?
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Remind me, does this movie have non-English dialogue that would require subtitles? I haven't watched it in ages.
All dialogue is in English whether spoken by British, Mandarin, or Japanese characters.
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I'd be very interested in picking this up, just not $80 interested. I would like to see some reviews of this release.
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Originally Posted by trespoochies
I'd be very interested in picking this up, just not $80 interested. I would like to see some reviews of this release.
Exactly my thoughts. This is one of the only Blu-ray releases that Criterion dropped the ball on. I would love to buy it, but it's way too much to pay.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
Exactly my thoughts. This is one of the only Blu-ray releases that Criterion dropped the ball on. I would love to buy it, but it's way too much to pay.
I'm not to hot on the transfer of Playtime it should have been mastered from an actual 65mm neg.

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