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Old 03-04-02, 01:28 PM
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Shogun Assasin on Ebay

I noticed someone selling this on on..they claim its an all region one..any opinions or info on it? I didnt think it was even available on dvd
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i have this dvd and while i love the movie, the sound is at a very low volume, the picture is blurry, and the picture has been squished a little bit. but i bought it anyways since this is about the only that i'd be able to see it widescreen, if it's cheap, i'd pick up a copy.
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I guess my concern is if its really an all region dvd..I cnat find any e-tailer selling it other than this bozo on Ebay
Old 03-04-02, 02:25 PM
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SEs of the whole "Baby Cart" series are being worked on by a company; forgot which one. (Don't think they're going to release Shogun Assassin, though.)

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The company's called Animeigo. Click here for the information.
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the guy that is selling does have a reputation for selling shady stuff, i know that some movies that he has on there now are bootlegs.
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yea-I have had past experiences with this moron ..the guy is a real stroke-i wasnt planning on buying through him-i was just wondering where else I could find the dvd if its a legit one
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I bought one on ebay quite a while ago from this dude [email protected]. I've bought stuff from him before and have had good experiences. This particular dvd was kind of weak though. Maybe for 14 US bucks its ok, but after conversion and shipping I paid close to 30 Canadian. The picture quality was the kicker for me. It was hazy almost like it was unfocused, and it did seem squised. It was like watching it in an OAR that was very very narrow.

The film itself was decent. I think I would have enjoyed it alot more if the dvd was a better quality. As it stands right now, I traded my copy away for an older shaw bro venoms flick (can't remember exactly which one though).
Old 03-04-02, 04:17 PM
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Actually I'll be posting a review for it in the database later this week. It is Region 0 but PAL... And it is AnimEigo that has long promised to put out Lone Wolf and Cub on DVD, along with their other Samurai Cinema titles. They did a great job on the vhs releases so I expect the best; the first two films are rumored to come out, hopefully, this year.
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I remeber this film being hazy in the theater too..and stiller66 is the moron Im speaking of...BTW how can something be regioin free but PAL at the same time??
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region free pal

yes a film can be region free and pal, alot of the early hkl releases are region free and pal
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Deke Rivers - PAL is the signal your TV recieves (U.S. is NTSC) and encoding is exclusive to DVD, meaning which country you can play it on.

As for Shogun Assassin that is on E-bay from Stiller, I know for a fact it is bootlegged off of the legit UK release. Please do not buy from him.

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Old 03-05-02, 01:24 AM
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Yeah, I noticed that there are ALL REGION DVD bootleg copies of all the LW&C movies floating around on EBAY... Stay away and just wait for the AnimiEigo releases in late spring/ Summer!
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AFAIK, The Region Free PAL is legit, the NTSC one is not (i.e. the e-bay copies are most likely crappy bootlegs.) Please wait for the Animego version, it'll be much better.

What's really distressing is some sellers s used t to i be ller legit, but looks like all they see is $$$. I wish e-Bay would ban them... but all they see is $$$ as well..

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I don't beleive Shogun Assassin will be available from Animeigo. SA is a combination of a couple films in the series and is dubbed in English. The Lone Wolf and Cub series as far as I can remember is subbed.

The Shogun Asassin DVD is presented in Tohoscope which is probably the reason for the wide AR. I don't know anything about Tohoscope.

I'm not sure Animeigo will put out Shogun Asassin but in any case make sure you get the legit Shogun Asassin DVD.
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Yeah, it is highly doubtful that AnimEigo will release Shogun Assassin,... and seeing as how they own the rights to Lone Wolf and have stalled its DVD for the better part of two years- if they do get the rights to Shogun, it'll be a long wait.

I imported my DVD- it is definitely PAL. Like I said, I'll be offering an extensive review later this week, but the picture quality is okay- it is roughly equivelent to a low level Universe release of an older HK action film.
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that guy on ebay used to sell good good stuff but after seeing that he has the bootleg for VERSUS for sale i said screw him, i just ordered it from cdjapan anyways, but now that i know that he has alot of bootlegs, i won't buy from him anymore.
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...and there's always the R2 release of "Shogun Assassin":
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...561968-5681244
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so it looks like im SOL then..I cant play PAL and that seems to be the only version....................
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Oh, and JHosk, the problem you had with it looking "squished" was most likely due to the setting of your player. Mine is uuaslly set on 4:3 Letterbox, but for Shogun I had to set it to 16:9 (even though I dont have a 16:9 tv) and the ratio looked fine (maybe only 2-5% of the picutre was cropped at the sides, but no squished figures. It looked compacted and wrong any other way.

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i just scaled it with my player and stretched the picture a little bit vertically.
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Some of you with R2 PAL capability might like to know that the UK DVD is on sale for half price at BensonsWorld...

http://bensonsworld.co.uk/detail.asp...=7000000055385

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Originally posted by Bleddyn Williams
Some of you with R2 PAL capability might like to know that the UK DVD is on sale for half price at BensonsWorld...

http://bensonsworld.co.uk/detail.asp...=7000000055385

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Yeah, shortly after I ordered it- Damn them! If I'd only waited a couple of weeks.
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Damn! That's the cheapest I've ever seen that disc. With free shipping it's a steal.
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fyi. There are 2 versions of Shogun Assassin. One is w/s and the other is not. so watch those specs if you get it.

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