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Old 10-19-01, 02:32 PM
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My first HK order

Hi there

- Iron monkey
- peking opera blues
- as tears go by

today I received these titles - it was my first Hong Kong order - and I'm quite satisfied with DDDHouse service!!

Now I'm planning my next order, I'd like comments

- Bullet in the head
- Days of being wild
- comrades, almost a love story
- city on fire
- once a thief

and suggestions?!
Old 10-19-01, 03:04 PM
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can i ask you when you ordered this? I ordered 35 dvd movies on Oct 16 and got a reply back that it will not be sent untill Oct 22 or 23, im not sure why it takes this long to ship out. I thought if i ordered 35 movies it would take 2 or 3 days.

But City on Fire, Once a Thief, and Bullet in the Head are very hightly recommended.
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Originally posted by tangno
can i ask you when you ordered this? I ordered 35 dvd movies on Oct 16 and got a reply back that it will not be sent untill Oct 22 or 23, im not sure why it takes this long to ship out. I thought if i ordered 35 movies it would take 2 or 3 days.

But City on Fire, Once a Thief, and Bullet in the Head are very hightly recommended.
Tangno: They should ship it 2nd Day Express. But only if all 35 DVDs are in stock, which rarely an order this size would have all of them in stock.'

I usually verify what's in and run with it and save the backordered items for next time.
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DOHHHH!!!! thx axolotls return
Old 10-19-01, 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by tangno
can i ask you when you ordered this? I ordered 35 dvd movies on Oct 16 and got a reply back that it will not be sent untill Oct 22 or 23, im not sure why it takes this long to ship out. I thought if i ordered 35 movies it would take 2 or 3 days.

But City on Fire, Once a Thief, and Bullet in the Head are very hightly recommended.
Actually - DDDHouse is good about keeping their site up to date - I have placed large orders over 40 DVDs and if it's available to order, it's in stock - that's been my experience. The only time this hasn't been the case has been when I pre-ordered something and it didn't come out when it was supposed to so my order was held up. It's possible something isn't in stock - but not typical. Perhaps you had a pre-order or else you happened to order something that went out of stock before your order was processed. Hope that helps.

Also - I'd suggest City On Fire be a rental - it's not very good IMHO. Although I couldn't sit through it, so perhaps it gets better near the end. I, like some others, purchased it wanting to see the parallels between it and Reservoir Dogs and I didn't see ANY similarities. Maybe it's just me though. If you're looking for suggestions - check the Newbie help at the top of this forum for a list of recommends. I didn't come up with the list myself - I based it on suggestions from other people - items most commonly suggested. I haven't even seen all the ones in that list - and I don't really like all the films in that list personally - but those films are all highly recommended and it's certainly a good starting point.
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tangno:
order placed on October 16, DVDs received yesterday.

Trigger:
I appreciate your Newbie thread, in fact you're responsible because I bought "Peking opera blues".
However I'm interested to some titles not included in your thread, I hope you or anybody else could give me some advice about the movie and/or DVD editions.
Well, so I need some advice about

- Wild search
- Days of being wild

many thanks
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Originally posted by will_munny

However I'm interested to some titles not included in your thread, I hope you or anybody else could give me some advice about the movie and/or DVD editions.
Well, so I need some advice about

- Wild search
- Days of being wild

many thanks
all of the titles you asked about in your first post are solid movies. I disagree with Trigger about City on Fire - it is a tremendous movie. Days of Being Wild is a great movie, but it may or may not be to your liking. Wong Kar Wai has a very unique style of cinematography, camerawork, and storytelling which may not suit everyone.
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many thanks Yellow Hammer
as for Wong Kar Wai I loved "In the mood for love" so I'm curious to watch some other movies he directed, that's why in my first HK order I bought "As tears go by".
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As I said - my opinion of City On Fire is not the popular one. It seems to be a well-regarded film. I'll be giving it another chance sometime in the future - but I have plenty of catching up to do with some films from my last few large orders.
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Like what others have said, if you like Wong-Kar Wai, then you'll probably like Days of Being Wild. I've seen most of his movies and enjoyed watching DoBW. I have the Mega Star version and it seems okay, although it seems that you shouldn't expect excellent video transfers for WKW movies (all the white specks on the screen make it seem like as if you're actually in the theater or something).

One my best movie scenes are in this one. Without giving up too much, it's the solo dance scene, and of course, the world's best pick-up line to a girl who won't go out with you(it may not work in real life, but it sure as heck is cool).

Oh yeah, stay away from Ocean Shores' version of Chungking Express(only version available) and Fallen Angels. Both have burned-in Ocean Shores' seahorse logo at the beginning of the flicks.

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