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Attack the Gas Station (korean DVD) comments

Old 05-07-02, 12:33 AM
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Attack the Gas Station (korean DVD) comments

very funny movie. dark and ridiculous. first few minutes thru it, i took it too seriously and was getting really to dislike the characters. just random violence? but then, i realized that it is a comedy and it was fine.

i have to quibble w/ the KFC's review a little. the subtitles are ok only. several mistranslations, things not translated, etc. the syllable game translation was totally a joke.

and of course, it has that same error of having to set the dvd player to 16x9 setting to see it right. (as nowhere to hide)

i give it 8/10.

i watched the korean version.
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Old 05-07-02, 07:14 AM
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I've been pretty content with my HK version of the DVD. Anything special about the Korean version that makes it desireable? Better transfer and sound? Extras?
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Old 05-07-02, 08:35 AM
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I had the HK version, but AFAIK there was no way to get widescreen -- so I ebayed it and plan on getting the Spectrum release (also R0) with widescreen. Unless of course I missed something on the HK version.

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Old 05-07-02, 11:02 AM
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I was WTF when I read the subs for the syllable game, too.

FYI, there's a scene of the stick guy on the Spectrum release where it appears as if there's a tear across the entire celluloid or something, for 1/5th of a second or something. You can definitely see it on slow and on regular play.
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Old 05-07-02, 12:30 PM
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I just watched my Spectrum copy last week. (been sitting on my shelf for months)

I thought the tranfer was okay, seemed a bit dark though. The subs were kinda flaky at times, yep.
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Old 05-07-02, 12:58 PM
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yup, i thought the HK version was full screen only. so i got the korean version.

the extras are nothing great.
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Old 05-07-02, 04:59 PM
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So wait, Trigger, was there a way to make the HK widescreen or does it not matter to you? Just wondering if I made a mistake.

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Old 05-07-02, 05:13 PM
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So wait, Trigger, was there a way to make the HK widescreen or does it not matter to you? Just wondering if I made a mistake.

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Oh - disregard my last entry - I do have a problem with this release... I guess I was thinking about Bio Zombie which I got around the same time. I mean - Attack the Gas Station isn't in widescreen on the HK disc, but it's still tolerable I think. Anyone care to post a screenshot of the Korean disc so I can compare as to whether or not it's open matte or pan and scan?
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