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Raise the Red Lantern

Old 06-17-01, 01:40 PM
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Any news on this film getting a release on dvd anytime soon? I think MGM owns it, and they seem to be putting out quite a few modern classics in their 'Contemporary Classics' series. It would seem this film is prime for a release...anamorphic, hopefully.

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I was just saying that I'd love to get this and To Live. I can see sticky situations relicensing these from China if the need exists.

btw, a RTRL trailer (in bad shape) exists on the DVD of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, so maybe there's hope.
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I just bought the Hong Kong version from DDDHouse. I have not had the chance to check out the transfer yet, but I'll try and check it out tonight. If your a first time customer it's 22 dollars shipped for just that. They also have some other Gong Li movies if you are intrested in them.
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Originally posted by ScreachingWeasel
I just bought the Hong Kong version from DDDHouse. I have not had the chance to check out the transfer yet, but I'll try and check it out tonight. If your a first time customer it's 22 dollars shipped for just that. They also have some other Gong Li movies if you are intrested in them.
I bought a Hong Kong (ERA Home Entertainment) version also from an on-line importer here in the US (Poker Industries.com). I really wanted the widescreen aspect ratio. Unfortunately the quality is not so great, can't turn the subtitles off, the dvd only has one "track," and when you press menu and restart it it says something about reproduction of this laserdisc is unlawful... Did I end up with a fake or is that the way the ERA version is supposed to be?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by mmguen
I bought a Hong Kong (ERA Home Entertainment) version also from an on-line importer here in the US (Poker Industries.com). I really wanted the widescreen aspect ratio. Unfortunately the quality is not so great, can't turn the subtitles off, the dvd only has one "track," and when you press menu and restart it it says something about reproduction of this laserdisc is unlawful... Did I end up with a fake or is that the way the ERA version is supposed to be?
That is it. I think the video is decent. The audio is acceptable. It's one of those discs that isn't great but it's nice to have until a better version comes available. At least it's widescreen with subs. Even though the subs are burnt in.

It's one of the bare bones even for the old HK standards (the new discs I think are a lot better).

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