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Old 08-02-03, 11:18 PM
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Shaolin Soccer where to buy?

I tried dddhouse.com but since it didn't ask for the state I live, in I got confused and didn't confirm, so where can I find this (and how much is 80 hk dollars btw?
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First of all, this is the best place to go to find out money conversions. They've got this quick, simple little conversion tool and all the up-to-date money market information and it's great.

Secondly, I've never had any problems ordering from DDDHouse nor has anyone else I've talked to, but if you really want to order from someplace else, I've also used www.sensasian.com a few times. They're seem reliable enough, but they are alot slower than DDDHouse and not quite as cheap either, which is why I haven't used them in a while.
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one question with dddhouse, the thing said something like "type city and zip code" but nowhere on there did it say to type your state?
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I could be wrong but I'm guessing they'll know your state automatically once you've provided a zip code. Maybe you can type the state anyway?

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Just put your City, State, Zip on the line that asks for City and Zip.
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Ballpark currency estimate is $7.8HK = $1US. Thus a $78HK DVD will be $10 US plus shipping. First order shipping for 1 item may be $5 or more US. If you make another order be sure to use the North America returning customer on the drop-down menu and shipping rates are reduced. Shipping is around $2 each for 5 items, I was charged around $1.70 each for my recent 9-item order. There are plently of great DVDs there for $40HK or less, buy 5 and they are about $7 a pop - $35 for 5 DVDs, nice. My recent order took about 3 or 4 days to ship and then 6 days to reach the west coast.
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u333.com is the distibuter's website, if you want to order it direct.
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I placed my order this morning, if they can't figure out the state, since I didn't give it, will they either call or email for it?
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Try Poker industries or HkFlix, both are in the US and offer reasonable prices and better shipping times.
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Originally posted by harosa
Try Poker industries or HkFlix, both are in the US and offer reasonable prices and better shipping times.
You can't get Shaolin Soccer from US companies due to to Disney's ("We own this movie so you'll see it our way...Cut and Dubbed!") threats of legal actions.
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That's right, Poker and HKFlix are out. If you live near a city with a Chinatown, you might find it. I bought one in Toronto for around 14.00 CDN.
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http://www1.cd-wow.com.hk/detail_res...duct_code=4829


US$11.40 including free, fast shipping.
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If not US retailer then try Ebay.
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Originally posted by harosa
If not US retailer then try Ebay.
no no no quit it already with the suggestions, 90% chance you'll end up with a bootleg, and for what, just to save a buck?....

The way to go is to buy from the big 3 HK places (DDDHouse, Layoyo, or Hivizone). DDDHouse is the cheapest of the three if you're going to only order the one DVD, about $14US total. However, the CD-wow price at $11.50 looks pretty darn good with free shipping. However, I've always have been leery of places with free shipping from HK. Always had problems in the past (thinking about Itchee still gives me headaches). Then again, I've generally heard pretty good things about CD-Wow.
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I have had good experiences with CD-WOW and DDDHOUSE. I was extremely skeptical about CD-WOW in the beginning and waited for others to take a dive (I mean, buying UK DVDs shipped from Hong Kong??). But, now I even buy some music CDs from there.
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"Includes the Director's Cut with English subtitles as well as the Theatrical version"
so it includes both the directors cut and the crap cut up miramax cut? Is this all on one disc and is it anamorphic?
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also I think theres a mistake on cdwow, the version that was on dddhouse, was region 0 while the one on cdwow was region 3.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
"Includes the Director's Cut with English subtitles as well as the Theatrical version"
so it includes both the directors cut and the crap cut up miramax cut? Is this all on one disc and is it anamorphic?
There were 2 cuts that were released in Hong Kong, the original theatrical cut and an extended cut that was released a month later into theatres. The extended cut is considered the director's cut. Neither of these cuts are the Miramax cut.

The way the DVD works is that it will play the original theatrical cut. However, 3 times during the film a logo pops up in the upper right-hand corner. If you push play when the logo pops up, the DVD jumps to a scene that was included in the extended cut of the film, then jumps back to the appropriate spot in the film. By pressing play during the 3 times the logo appears, you are effectively watching the extended cut.

The DVD is anamorphic with DTS and DD5.1 sound on a dual-layer disc. However, while the image is anamorphic, it is an interlaced transfer instead of progressive, and there is some apparent film flaws. The DVD is not the same quality as a US studio major release. It is good enough though, and most importantly, it's the only way to see the film as it was originally meant to be seen.
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So its sort of like watching the deleted scenes on rush hour 2 via infinifilm.
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Right, it's pretty much like Infinifilm. The main difference is that there is no way to turn the logos off if you are watching with subtitles.
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so how do you know when the to hit the logo again, and is it possible to just watch the theatrical cut without interuption.
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You can watch the theatrical cut without interuption, the logo will just appear periodically on the screen.

When I wrote that there is no way to turn to logo off, I meant that there is no way to turn the feature off. The logo only appears for a period of several seconds 3 times during the film. There is no way to watch the film with subtitles without the logo popping up 3 times.
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Okay.... maybe we will be able to see the original version here in the states after all:
http://www.kungfucinema.com/news/2003-08-04-05.htm
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Originally posted by Jay G.
Okay.... maybe we will be able to see the original version here in the states after all:
http://www.kungfucinema.com/news/2003-08-04-05.htm
Dammit, they just don't get it, do they? First it's "Oh we'll do a wide release of this film, but we'll cut and dub it to suit American tastes." and now it's "Oh well we won't cut and dub it after all, but now we'll only release it on 50 screens or so in arthouses and delay it another month just to make sure nobody cares anymore." And I'm sure after they do that, they'll be able to tell fans "See, it didn't do very well. We told you so." This is a joke.

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