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The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Old 07-09-21, 03:36 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by dex14
I put a preorder in with Zavvi shortly after I made my post.
Old 07-10-21, 12:33 AM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
James Flower tweeted why Legend didn't get the UHD treatment. Spoilered since it's very, very long:

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I've been ruminating on this a lot. Say what you will about the movie's dubious merits, it's inarguably Scott's most gorgeous film. Would have loved to see it in 4k.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Are people ordering direct from Arrow? What's the best option here for U.S. customers? DiabolikDVD?
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

What movie are we talking about?
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

The Shaw Brothers set.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Are people ordering direct from Arrow? What's the best option here for U.S. customers? DiabolikDVD?
Dex put the link for Zavvi US and Diabolik for the Shaw set.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Are people ordering direct from Arrow? What's the best option here for U.S. customers? DiabolikDVD?
DiabolikDVD is my go-to for Arrow pre-orders. I like that they charge upfront so I don't get a $100 hit to my bank account six months in the future. Their packaging is excellent, I never have to worry about damaged items arriving from them.
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Old 07-10-21, 11:50 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

The Shaw box is only tempting to me because of the potential supplements (and to a lesser degree the new English subs), although I'm hopeful they've might have secured some input from Asian Hong Kong cinema scholars (i.e. scholars who are actually Asian or Chinese) and not just the army of gwailos that appear to be name-checked in the press release. The price-per-movie isn't too shabby, but as the owner of around 500 of the Celestial DVDs and VCDs (most of which still look phenomenal, btw) as well as the 668-Shaw film Ziieagle Movie Box released in 2010 (subject to bizarro Singaporean censorship laws, sadly, but containing a lot of Shaw films that never saw physical media releases of any kind, and never will), I may need to consider cherry picking some of the truer "classics" from this set if they become available as singles down the road. I'd give anything for Arrow to surprise us in the other three sets by including even a few of the many NON-martial arts and kung-fu films the studio cranked out in nearly the same numbers – the musicals, comedies, horror films, social dramas, spy capers – but I seriously doubt western distributors have ever looked beyond the martial arts titles since those have always 'played' well internationally. Still, it'll be interesting to see the full list of extras.
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Old 07-11-21, 06:00 AM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

I would love to have a physical copy of Love Eterne or The Enchanting Shadow but for the Western market, it will be Martial Arts/Wuxia releases for the most part. It’s what sells here. There’s a good chance that we may get some Horror ones but I think 88 Films might have some of the titles so if we can get something like Bloody Parrot or Seeding of a Ghost, I will be happy. It has been confirmed that they don’t have Super Inframan so that’s out.

I have been searching for their non Wuxia/Martial arts films and has been a struggle finding it that are English friendly. Thankfully I have acquired some reliable sources to obtain those films.
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Old 07-11-21, 03:04 PM
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I have been searching for their non Wuxia/Martial arts films and has been a struggle finding it that are English friendly. Thankfully I have acquired some reliable sources to obtain those films.
I know you've stated above that you're not region-free, but this would be a scenario where it would certainly come in handy (assuming your interested in non-MA Shaw titles is sizeable). I'm sure the 50 titles coming in these Arrow boxes are all top tier, but that's 50 out of, what, a thousand or more? And a good number of them have been released previously in the west (DD, Wellgo, Image, etc), but clearly Arrow's aiming for definitive, final versions with these editions, A player can be had so cheaply, though, and some of those DVDs aren't much higher than original retail when they turn up online. Mind you, more popular titles (not in the west per se, but still) like LOVE ETERNE and ENCHANTING SHADOW are indeed pretty easy to obtain from 'reliable sources', especially if you're in the GTA area as I recall (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).

Definitely seems like 88 Films has been thinking outside the, ahem, box with their Shaw titles so far, which have included some horror titles at least, not to mention the amusing HUMAN GODDESS. Their lack of supplements on those releases was always a little disappointing, though, which made most of them not worth upgrading from the Celestial DVDs.

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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

good stuff!
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

I'll grab Deep Red (after looking further, I prefer the regular art to the Arte Originale). I'm interested in Yokai Monsters but might wait for a standard edition down the road.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Can anyone give a nickel tour explanation of Yokai Monsters?
Is it like kaiju films?
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

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Can anyone give a nickel tour explanation of Yokai Monsters?
Is it like kaiju films?
More like a live-action version of Spirited Away.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Just got shipping confirm on this bad boy. Can’t wait!!

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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by John Pannozzi
More like a live-action version of Spirited Away.

Interesting…
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Just got shipping confirm on this bad boy. Can’t wait!!
had no idea Diabolik was in Philly. Getting this puppy Tues! Next weekend definite viewing. Extras and all!! Definitely my favorite QT written movie.
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I got my Zavvi steelbook Saturday, -ten days after it shipped. It came in a box that was not taped. No paper filler. It was in good condition, though -no damage. I wonder if it was sent exactly that way, or it ended up like that after it went through Customs.
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Beauty of a set…




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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Why isn't it displayed on your underwear?
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

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Why isn't it displayed on your underwear?
That's in the wash getting the stain out.
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You guys are as original as Hollywood.
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Seriously, anyone else get TR and dig in yet? I plan Saturday night viewing and so looking forward to. Just hope I stick to my plan.
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Why wait until Saturday? Just watch it. It's not a date.
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Ummmm, bc that’s when we have the time to watch it. And yes, it is date night movie.

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