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Old 02-27-04, 09:31 PM
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the hulk boxset for region 2/4 is very cool. Its a plastic box with the title of hulk in 3d and with a green fist coming out of the box.

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Old 02-28-04, 03:42 AM
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I am going to order the Bruce Lee set. I put most my DVD's in DVD-Binders, 'cept for TV boxsets and reallly cool cases and this is one of the REALLY cool cases that would be kept outside of the binders.
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Old 02-28-04, 10:34 PM
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Northern Exposure - The Complete First Season (1990)

Release Date - May 25, 2004

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Old 02-29-04, 12:45 AM
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Northern Exposure - The Complete First Season (1990)

Release Date - May 25, 2004

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Nice packaging...but that is a R1 release and so not really related to the thread title.

Anyway...welcome to the forum
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Originally posted by RichDB10
Nice packaging...but that is a R1 release and so not really related to the thread title.

Anyway...welcome to the forum
I realized it after I posted it...The funny thing is that I started this thread
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Old 02-29-04, 01:54 AM
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Originally posted by LivingINClip
I am going to order the Bruce Lee set. I put most my DVD's in DVD-Binders, 'cept for TV boxsets and reallly cool cases and this is one of the REALLY cool cases that would be kept outside of the binders.
I plan on getting this as well for the gf.
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jrsl76, the Canadian version of 8 Women does have some nice extras. It's Canadian so there should be English subs everywhere. I'm French so I didn't need to check for them.

There's a commentary with the director and a bunch of the actresses (and even the guy's agent!). There are a couple of making of and behind the scenes featurettes, a jump-to-a-musical number option, and some trailers and things. Very good option if you don't want to get the French DVD. Check for the version by Seville or something like that. I found it at a Rogers (CDN version of Blockbuster) so it shouldn't be too hard to find.

As for the Bruce Lee set, I listened to Fist of Fury in DTS and it's definitely an improvement over the Fox release.

There are virtually no extras. The 'Celebrity Interviews' from The Big Boss DVD is only about 4 1/2 minutes long and most of that is taken up by Tung Wai speaking Cantonese (with optional Korean subs only), but you do hear Sammo Hung, Wong Jing and Simon Yam talking a big. The extra footage is not the same as in the HKL version, that's true, but Spectrum is not a specialty DVD company like HKL. The biggest extra, the doc, is on its own DVD.

The picture is much, much better than the Fox version. It's been cleaned up a great deal. The DTS track is worth it, I think. It's a good track, but, I mean, it was remastered from a mono track; most of the sound comes from the front center speaker. The music and some ambience comes through the back. It's better than I thought it would be.

Can't compare with the HKL set 'cause my package got lost and HKL doesn't send packages with a tracking option. They sent another package but I don't know if I'll get that one either.

I'm happy I bought it. If I'd had the Fox set, I would've upgraded to the Spectrum release.

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Old 02-29-04, 01:53 PM
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From the UK:

There were a number of boxes released with lobby cards in some, t-shirts in another and even screenplays and posters:

Get Carter
Enter the Dragon
What Women Want
Natural Born Killers
Wizard of Oz
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

From Japan and Korea

8 Mile LE Tin
The Medallion LE Tin
Chicago - Premium Box Set (Japanese set)

Also not LE's but nice packaging from Korean sites

Equilibrium
Bulletproof Monk (which has a bullet necklace inside the package).
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Old 02-29-04, 06:46 PM
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Not nearly as impressive as some of the other stuff shown but I love the cover art of the region 2 Biohazard/Resident Evill DVD.

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Originally posted by pat00139
jrsl76, the Canadian version of 8 Women does have some nice extras. It's Canadian so there should be English subs everywhere.
Not necessarily. Many French films have dual licensing arrangments in Canada, one for the English-speaking market and one for the French speaking market.

Amelie, for example, was licensed to Alliance Atlantis for English viewers, and includes subtitles. The French-speaking market got a deluxe box set from TVA International with no English subs.
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Old 03-02-04, 09:08 PM
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Renewal of Evangelion DVD-BOX

One of the best box sets ive seen.....http://geofront.x-y.net/evadvdbox.htm

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That Evangelion box set is beautiful. Wow.
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Old 03-03-04, 06:24 PM
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i was browsing Amazon.co.jp's T.V. genre and came across the Spectrum Man DVD Box:

i don't know anything about the show, but you gotta love the packaging. i wonder how a Zaboga boxed set would look ?

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Well, I dont want to give an entirely hypocritical answer here but...all you have to do is look at the responses in the Talk-section where people dismiss everything that comes in other regions by saying that "I will buy it (R1 presentation) even if it comes in a brown paper bag"....or comments of that nature.

There was a specific thread awhile ago where this very issue was somewhat discussed. I have always admired the way Scandinavians and the French in particular treat their DVD market/fans. Up until it was sarcastically pointed out to me that they are too pretentious....I suppose then so are the Japanese and the Koreans and so on.....BUT....RIGHT THERE's your answer!!

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Almost forgot...here's a nice stylish presentation-very simple, yet beautiful!





AND,

another example where a total lack of the "big head" syndrom could deliver a beautiful cover work:



AND,

the latest....




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Old 03-03-04, 11:01 PM
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Amazon.fr

http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASI...875911-8974520
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Most of the SE in France are top notch design.




Anyone know if this is still available anywhere?
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Psychlowne, doubt it. FYI, The Japanese LE Box had poloroids of the gnomes travels.
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Psychlowne, doubt it. FYI, The Japanese LE Box had poloroids of the gnomes travels.
The Canadian box set also has those photos. I don't have access to it at the moment, but I believe they were stored in an envelope that looks pretty much just like the white one pictured above. I assume the French tin set has the same thing in there somewhere as well.
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The Tenchi Muyo R2 LE Set is ridiculous.







There's a lot more pics at RightStuf. Check it out here
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The Tenchi Muyo R2 LE Set is ridiculous.
Tell me about it

I have been tempted on this one for a long time, but have thus far successfully not given in
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Old 03-04-04, 04:52 PM
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Anyone know if this is still available anywhere?
you could get it through the Amazon.fr market place....negotiate international shipping ...that's all you have to do.

http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/tg/...680876-7065820
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Old 03-04-04, 08:39 PM
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Ugh, the guy selling it at a reasonable price has more than his fair share of negative feedback. Not to mention I'm in the U.S., that would be a headache.

I love the movie, but not enough to spend EUR 199,00 on it. Ah well. Thanks guys!
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Originally posted by fnordboy
Tell me about it

I have been tempted on this one for a long time, but have thus far successfully not given in
Dude, NO WAY! If you were even THINKING about this, someone needs to wake you up. This box set is like $800 USD (on sale!). In Japan, they believe that we pay way too little for our DVDs, CDs, etc., so any time you import something like this expect to pay huge amounts.

Considering you can get the R1 U.S. version of the series for around $40, I really don't see the packaging as being a debatable issue. No one ever says, "eh, it's only $760" when referring to a DVD.
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Psychlowne, doubt it. FYI, The Japanese LE Box had poloroids of the gnomes travels.
As well as a teaspoon, a candle in the shape of a creme brulee, and a kubrick of Amelie.
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Japan has very high standard of living. in fact, tokyo is the world most expensive place to live in. so of cos, everything is pegged according to their standard of living. so prepare to pay a high price to buy something fanciful.
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