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Shaolin Soccer OUT OF PRINT and CAN'T BE IMPORTED?!?!?!

Old 08-19-02, 11:15 PM
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Shaolin Soccer OUT OF PRINT and CAN'T BE IMPORTED?!?!?!

Say it ain't so.

Can no-one save me from a cruel fate of watching Di$ney's cut-to-shreds, censored, dubbed release? HKFlix no longer carries it and is unable to sell it anyway due to Miramax's restrictions.

Aside from eBay, are there any online stores that might still have it? I've searched for one, using both "Shaolin Soccer" and the original title.

Well, if there's a good rlease of this film anywhere - get back to me, please.
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i was alarmed by this while briefly searching last week. www.dddhouse.com turned it up in-stock (supposedly) though..

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it's 80 hong kong $$, how much would that be for US $$?
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like 10 bucks.
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I think the rate of $7.78HK to $1US is pretty constant. So yes, about 10 bucks. I'd recommend getting it as quick as you can before Di$ney pounces on dddhouse, though I don't know if they can, as dddhouse isn't based out of the US like pokerindustries and hkflix.
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Originally posted by Crazy Aoshi
I think the rate of $7.78HK to $1US is pretty constant. So yes, about 10 bucks. I'd recommend getting it as quick as you can before Di$ney pounces on dddhouse, though I don't know if they can, as dddhouse isn't based out of the US like pokerindustries and hkflix.
I don't think they can, aren't dddhouse/hivizone selling R0/HK versions of other movies "owned" by Disney now? I guess someone could try to make a case that importing them is illegal (isn't that a favorite tactic of TaiSeng on the movies they own the rights to) but I doubt anything will become of it (the FBI won't be busting down your door and confiscate all your imports).
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Well, I just picked my copy up from Scarecrow a couple of weeks ago, so they probably still have a couple on hand. I dont know how they are online, but you could certanly give it a shot: www.scarecrow.com
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There are plenty of copies in NYC chinatown... I got my copy a few months ago and just watched it again last week. Great film, the "extended" version is pretty disappointing tho with 2 deleted scenes (but the first is pretty funny) and 1 outakes at the end.

Worth every penny, and it is about $12 to $13.
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http://www.aznfilms.com/advanced_sea...shaolin+soccer

I'd go for the DDDhouse if you want to save money otherwise the above link is to a U.S. retailer.
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asiandiscs has it
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I ordered it from DVDshelf.com a few weeks ago and had no problem. But that was HK to Japan.
Before that I had to wait a bit because everyone had it listed as unavailable. I had read something about Disney stopping production but looks like this might be a small window of opportunity.
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Placed my first order yesterday with dddhouse - picked up the Better Tomorrow series, the Fong Sai-Yuk Series and Shaolin Soccer (hopefully) - will see what develops...
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The sky is falling! the sky is falling!
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Originally posted by Trigger
The sky is falling! the sky is falling!
Not if we stacked all of our dvds one on top of the other - could save the world that way....
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Thank you all for your help.
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I got mine from www.hivizone.com ....8 months ago.

My wife absolutly HATES this movie, I love it and play it all the time just to annoy her
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Originally posted by cheekymunkey
I got mine from www.hivizone.com ....8 months ago.

My wife absolutly HATES this movie, I love it and play it all the time just to annoy her
You realize that hating this movie is grounds for divorce?

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I just ordered it from DDDhouse and they shipped it on Monday. No delay and it was 12 bucks US!
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Just my DDDHouse order today - all intact mmmmmm dvds.....
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I see some people selling DVD-9's on ebay and claiming that the "regular" release is a DVD-5 and of lesser quality. Can anyone confirm this?
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Sure. I can confirm they are bootlegs. If there is a round sticker that has DVD-9 on it, it's a bootleggers signature.
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When is Miramax actually releasing this? I saw the trailer at a screening of "Spy Kids 2" and was duly unimpressed with it for some strange reason. I am glad I really own the unaltered original DVD version.
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Korean dvd

Hey has anyone picked up the Korean dvd yet? If so how does the picture compare and is that little logo in the corner or is it even the extened cut at all?

http://www.krdvd.com/details.php?id=242
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sweet... can-o-worms... gotta buy it. and this. and this... and this. argh.
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I thought the Universe version was quite good, if a bit problematic with the subtitles. But the transfer is clear, and with a dts soundtrack, and extras, it's a good buy I think.

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