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City of God R3

Old 08-26-03, 07:34 AM
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City of God R3

The HK R3 release of City of God is now out. It's on the Panorama label. They have a poor track record on their releases except for their Cathay series. But its cheap at HK$58.

The Cathay films are really R0 even though labeled R3. I don't know about any others.
Old 08-26-03, 08:19 AM
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Re: City of God R3

anyone knows if this release is anamorphic?
Old 08-26-03, 10:34 AM
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First, the City of God(R3 HK) is not out yet. It will be available at the end of this week.
According to the sales rep from Panorama it is anamorphic, but you never know untill you test the disc.
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What extras come on the DVD, if any? Isn't the R2 release coming out in a few weeks anyway?
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R2 is scheduled for Sept 22nd.
Old 09-06-03, 06:52 AM
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The City of God(R3) is anamorphic indeed. It has dts and optional eng subs. No extras! Clean transfer.
Old 09-07-03, 07:41 AM
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I picked up the VCD and fell in love with the movie so much I will definately be getting the R3 DVD.
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which soundtrack is on the dvd? english?
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why would there be an English track....I would assume that the original track is what everyone would like to have...which is Portuguese.
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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
why would there be an English track....I would assume that the original track is what everyone would like to have...which is Portuguese.
You would be assuming wrong. Maybe the vast majority, But,(everyone). Surely you jest.
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cd-wow has it now listed too

have the r2 uk in pre-order but couldn't resist ordering this version too...
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I can't find the R3 for sale anywhere. Anyone help?
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www.cd-wow.com i just ordered it 10 minutes ago
Old 09-08-03, 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Moon33
The City of God(R3) is anamorphic indeed. It has dts and optional eng subs. No extras! Clean transfer.
Moon33,

I have purchased R3 discs in the past which actually didn't have any region encoding and I was able to play them on my Region 1 player. Do you have a region 1 player you could pop this disc into and check for me? I would appreciate this very much since I don't want to wait for the region 1 version.

Thanks!
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Moon33,

what sotie said.

I'd love to pick this up also if it's Region 0, and English subtitles are provided.

Damn fine film.
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I allllmost bought this, but I want to see how it stacks up against the R2. I'd rather pay for the best version later than get it for cheap now.
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if no one responds i will tell you when i get mines in 5 days, hopefully someone will respond before then
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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
why would there be an English track....I would assume that the original track is what everyone would like to have...which is Portuguese.
because maybe, just maybe some people donīt speak any portuguese and wanna see the movie in a language they understand. iīm waiting for the german dvd in november with german track, and portuguese and quite good extras like making of etc.
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It is in portuguese. I don't have a dvd rom so I can't tell if it is R0 or R3.
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ZWUNCKI: which soundtrack is on the dvd? english?


Originally posted by zwuncki
because maybe, just maybe some people donīt speak any portuguese and wanna see the movie in a language they understand. iīm waiting for the german dvd in november with german track, and portuguese and quite good extras like making of etc.
...I dont speak Portuguese myself however I would rather listen to the original soundtrack! (old topic, no need for discussion)....

...with that said your post implies English dub track not subs, (perhaps you meant English subs option which is different than an "English track"....) hence, my assumption that perhaps a HK company would not include a pure English dub track as it is the practice with Miramax in the US (though I am sure there are exceptions).....

with that said, and with no need for your sarcasm, I never implied that "everyone speaks Portuguese"....

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i wasnīt sarcastic

ok i meant englich dubbed, but as the HK DVDīs i quite cheap and no extras it was a stupid question to asked. sorry ....

as i said iīll go for the german, as there isnīt just portog. on it but german too

but i think most of the people watch english or any language they understand, so i think the answer would / was interessting to more people than just me.
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no need to apologize....and there are no stupid questions...

for the record: the majority on this board would probably watch the film with its original language track subbed with an English track....

...with this said I would never watch a film with a dubbed-over track...I dont need "to understand" the original language to enjoy the film as it was meant to be seen (there have been a number of discussions regarding the issue)...ask the Asian film buffs around here how they feel about the issue....

...then again I am very much familiar with the German practice to dub-over films so people "dont read" them (good old RTL policy for example)....

anyhow....I think that you would enjoy the film in its original language with German subs much more as opposed to having a German dub track only.

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2 disc set from Brazil scheduled for November 3rd:

http://www.dvdbrazil.com/comersus/st...?idproduct=574
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That's an awesome looking 2disker. Any more info? Subs on the specials? I so love this movie!
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I got mine today and watched it. The transfer is really good. Better than I am used to for Hong Kong DVDs. It is anamorphic and it is indeed Region 3 for those that wanted to know. It would not play in my DVD player until I changed the region code on it.

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