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Shall We Dance (2000) on DVD Yet?

Old 02-25-03, 06:31 AM
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Shall We Dance (1996) on DVD Yet?

Is the Japanese flick Shall We Dance on DVD yet?

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...actually, it's a 1979 movie - but that's neither here nor there... couldn't find a R1 DVD - perhaps there is a Japanese one?...

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Miramax released an LD and Edko/Ocean Shores released the longer version on vcd.
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Originally posted by Hendrik
...actually, it's a 1979 movie - but that's neither here nor there... couldn't find a R1 DVD - perhaps there is a Japanese one?...

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Actually, it is a 1996 movie ... it came out in the wake of the success generated by Lurhman's (kind of) similarly themed Strictly Ballroom.

And no, there is no Japanese DVD available (in fact no DVD anywhere on the planet)... only a Hong Kong VCD release.

regards, Tim...
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Wow! 1979 had me wondering exaclty how long I've been here since I saw it in the theaters. Was pretty sure I didn't come here when I was 10, but then it's early in the morning and I just woke up.
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...and I - of course!!! - MEANT to write 1997... color my face red...

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A region 2 version of the movie is slated for a December release this year. Hopefully, a region 1 release will be at the same time!
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I noticed quite a lot of scenes were cut out or shortened for the Miramax release, when I saw the original Japanese version on TV recently. Hopefully R1 will be uncensored when released.
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It's available for preorder at sendit.com, the release date is 02.08.04. Here's the direct link:
http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7000000088631
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114 minutes, still the cut version.....
don't think I'll be getting it
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Originally posted by manicsounds
I noticed quite a lot of scenes were cut out or shortened for the Miramax release, when I saw the original Japanese version on TV recently. Hopefully R1 will be uncensored when released.
I didn't realize that this film was shortened by Harvey Scissorhands. The 'uncensored' version BTW has a running time of 136min.
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If anybody still wants to get the R2 rls., play.com has it for 6.99 GBP.
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a great film!

I did not know it was cut in the US.

Not available in Japan??? What's up with that?

Can't wait to buy it on dvd.
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Originally posted by minguy
a great film!

I did not know it was cut in the US.

Not available in Japan??? What's up with that?

Can't wait to buy it on dvd.
I saw the movie in Korea and it was uncut. One scene not in the US version is when the pretty dance teacher argues with her parents about her career and slams a picture on the floor. I figure a running time of 136 minutes for a foreign flick is stretching it a bit. But I will say the deleted scenes didn't take away from the overall effect of the movie.
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Originally posted by peter07
I figure a running time of 136 minutes for a foreign flick is stretching it a bit.
Why on earth would you say that?
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Well, I wouldn't mind 136 minutes but perhaps Miramax, the US studio which distributed the film in the US, felt a two-hour running time would be better for American audiences.

Anyway, does anyone know if the UK version is the only one coming out soon?
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Miramax is putting out a region 1 release in October.
No word on the length, but I posted about it in the main forum.
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Hopefully, it won't be a non-anamorphic, barebones release.
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R2J 136-min DVD will be released on 4/8/2005:

http://moviessearch.yahoo.co.jp/detail?ty=dv&id=332858

Amazon should have 20% off:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001JZHHG
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Will it have English subs?
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Korean (Region 3) 2-Disc Set is set to be released in early July.

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...6941&n=1&burl=


According to DvdAsian & YesAsia, it's the 136 minute cut, which is the uncut Japanese version (right?). Japanes Audio, English subs. Barring poor technical specs, looks like we'll finally have a decent version of this great film on dvd (that's affordable).

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theres the HK disc which is out : cd-wow have it reasonably cheap (include free shipping, look for a money off coupon to save more). it has english subs and although the back of the box says its the "international version" it is infact the full 136 minute movie. the subs are slightly faulty and not perfect, so if you love the film and want the bext edition i would guess the japanese would be the one. dont know how good the kroean will be, but the artworks nice...!
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Out in Japan

On a trip to Japan two weeks ago, I saw Shall We Dance on DVD. Using my limited Japanese, I gathered that it was a 1) very recent release, and 2) a first-time domestic (for Japan) DVD release (or re-release). Didn't buy it because I couldn't be sure whether it had English subtitles.
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yes it has english subtitles, yes this was the first domestic dvd release of the film ... yes its limited. this information is available online... if you had known you could have bought it then : still, it can be bought online right now...
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Originally Posted by minguy
Korean (Region 3) 2-Disc Set is set to be released in early July.

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...6941&n=1&burl=


According to DvdAsian & YesAsia, it's the 136 minute cut, which is the uncut Japanese version (right?). Japanes Audio, English subs. Barring poor technical specs, looks like we'll finally have a decent version of this great film on dvd (that's affordable).
I just bought it and it's great. It has trailers, interviews with the actors in the film and other goodies. Plus, it has 17 minutes of footage cut from the U.S. release. All that for $20!

But the extras only have Korean subs, too bad for those not fluent in either Korean or Japanese.

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