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Old 09-30-22, 06:45 PM
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Croupier is an underrated movie. The older Blu-ray looked decent but unremarkable.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

So, a weird little thing.

I posted earlier about how I had bought the Blu-ray of 12 Monkeys and I asked them on Facebook about getting a replacement and they ended up sending me the 4K disc instead of a Blu and I thought it settled.

But then just the other day I received a second replacement 4K disc all the way over from the UK. Anyone else?
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I got a second replacement 12 Monkey UHD of the UK version also. Don't know if there is any difference from the original replacement disc.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
So, a weird little thing.

I posted earlier about how I had bought the Blu-ray of 12 Monkeys and I asked them on Facebook about getting a replacement and they ended up sending me the 4K disc instead of a Blu and I thought it settled.

But then just the other day I received a second replacement 4K disc all the way over from the UK. Anyone else?
Same here. I had gotten a US replacement 4K a while back. Then a couple weeks ago I got a UK marked replacement. I only ever had the US version which I got from Diabolik.
Old 10-15-22, 05:11 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Unobstructed View has the Shawscope Volume 2 set for $164.99 plus $15 shipping. This is the cheapest price so far here in Canada. Amazon.ca has it for $213.99 right now. Amazon had it for around $200 earlier when it was first announced. I placed my order with Unobstructed View again. For Volume One, I received the set a few weeks early so I'm hoping for the same thing.
Old 10-26-22, 12:47 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

A BBFC listing indicates that Arrow is releasing Sonny Chibaís Karate Inferno. Or the original Executioner rather than the sequel. Seems thereís a bit of a mismatch between title and plot synopsis, but itís apparently one of the two (or both?).
Old 10-28-22, 11:48 AM
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Old 11-04-22, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL View Post
Unobstructed View has the Shawscope Volume 2 set for $164.99 plus $15 shipping. This is the cheapest price so far here in Canada. Amazon.ca has it for $213.99 right now. Amazon had it for around $200 earlier when it was first announced. I placed my order with Unobstructed View again. For Volume One, I received the set a few weeks early so I'm hoping for the same thing.
I see DeepDiscount has this for $112.70 + tax/shipping.

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Old 11-04-22, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
I see DeepDiscount has this for $112.70 + tax/shipping.
Considering Volume 1 routinely sells for $80 - $90 US, it's probably worth waiting. This one will get there too. The first Shaw set doesn't seem to be selling out as fast as, say, Arrow's equally ornate and loaded Gamera and Herschel Gordon Lewis boxes back in the day, so I'm thinking Shaw titles may not be the hot sellers they thought they'd be. Still, I'll take 'em! But really, has anyone who owns the first set really found the time to go through the whole thing, supplements and all, just yet? Possibly another reason to hold off for a truly low price on Volume 2.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Terrence J. Brady (whose name you might recognize from the ShawScope sets) sez that Arrow is releasing a Bruce Lee UHD box set next summer.

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Bruce Lee 4K?


I think I’ve bought practically every BD/HD version of his movies. I had a feeling this might happen.
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Yes, it was on the list of hints from earlier in the year. It got pushed back.


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Old 11-17-22, 06:04 PM
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I just got the Shawscope Volume 2 set delivered today from Unobstructed View. For whatever reason I canít upload the photo from my device.

36th Chamber looks fantastic!
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Amazon has the Donnie Darko 4k Limited Edition on sale for 25 bucks. I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail.

What's the likelihood that my copy will have the defective Theatrical Cut version? I've been reading horror stories that Arrow is now giving customers a hard time if they want a replacement of Disc 1.
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Amazon has the Donnie Darko 4k Limited Edition on sale for 25 bucks. I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail.

What's the likelihood that my copy will have the defective Theatrical Cut version? I've been reading horror stories that Arrow is now giving customers a hard time if they want a replacement of Disc 1.
As far as I'm aware, Arrow only did one pressing of the Limited Edition, and never did a recall on it to replace the discs before sending them back out, so I think every new copy you buy will have the defective disc.
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That said, the stories I saw on the other forum about troubles replacing the defective discs are from people who bought the Special Edition, because, supposedly, the Special Edition wasn't supposed to have defective discs, but some copies did for some reason, and Arrow was refusing to acknowledge that. So, if you truly are getting the Limited Edition, then there should be no issue with getting a replacement disc
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TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
- New 2K restorations by Fortune Star
- Four different versions of the film, including a recently-assembled ‘hybrid’ edit
- Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Gilbey
- Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jonathan Clements and David West
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork by Sam Gilbey


DISC ONE

- High Definition (1080p) presentations of the original Hong Kong Theatrical Cut and the Extended “International” Cut
- Original lossless Cantonese mono audio on both cuts, plus English mono audio for the Extended Cut
- Optional English subtitles for both versions
- Commentary on the Theatrical Cut by Frank Djeng
- Commentary on the Extended Cut by Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
- Select scene commentary by star Cynthia Rothrock, moderated by Frank Djeng
- Three video interviews with Cynthia Rothrock
- A New Frontier and Express Delivery, two archive interviews with Sammo Hung
- Way Out West, an archive interview with Yuen Biao
- On the Cutting Edge, an archive interview with star Yukari Oshima
- Alternate English opening and closing credits
- Trailer gallery


DISC TWO (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)
- High Definition (1080p) presentations of the English Export Cut and the recent Hybrid Cut (combining footage from the Theatrical and Extended Cuts for the longest possible version)
- Original lossless English audio for the Export Cut, and lossless Cantonese mono for the Hybrid Cut
- Optional English subtitles for the Hybrid Cut
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Having watched a few films of the Shawscope Volume 2, I feel that is not as good as the first volume even with the inclusion of 36th Chamber trilogy, Invincible Shaolin and Boxer’s Omen.

However, if you are a fan of The Boxer’s Omen, Arrow did an awesome job. It looks really good. It’s worth a purchase just for that. It’s too bad the commentary track for the film is not very good. There’s a lot of pauses and the commentator has a lot of instances in which he can’t recall information.
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Is this the same as the Eureka release but for North America? Are the extras on this new?

Edit - It seems this is the same release as the Limited Edition that Eureka released and it’s discontinued.

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Is this the same as the Eureka release but for North America? Are the extras on this new?

Edit - It seems this is the same release as the Limited Edition that Eureka released and itís discontinued.
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Crazy that Arrow has this now. I have the Eureka version and that just came out a few months ago it seems.
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A couple of interesting titles, but I have to admit nothing that really has me champing at the bit for a day-one purchase.
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Crazy that Arrow has this now. I have the Eureka version and that just came out a few months ago it seems.
They have a partnership, so expect more HK titles that Eureka put out to be put out in Region A by Arrow (unless 88 has the rights in Region A). There are some ones that 88 put out in Region B that Arrow is doing for Region A too.
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If anyone hasn't already picked up One Armed Boxer but is interested in the exclusive slipcover, it's on sale at $20 at Arrow's online store.

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A couple of interesting titles, but I have to admit nothing that really has me champing at the bit for a day-one purchase.
Ditto, big time. Curious about the two different MILLIONAIRE'S EXPRESS versions for the US, but presumably SHANGHAI EXPRESS is just a one-disc version?

Some of those Giallo Essentials sets lately remind of the Forgotten Gialli sets from VS. Real mixed bags, but packaged all pretty for those who can't say no . . .

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