Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > International DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

One and only non-R1 Kill Bill news / reviews / discussion thread

International DVD Talk Intl. DVDs, Region Free Players, RCE, Hong Kong DVDs & More

One and only non-R1 Kill Bill news / reviews / discussion thread

Old 04-24-04, 10:00 PM
  #26  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Bill Geiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 12,924
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well, I paid less than $61.00 for my box set through Amazon Japan. Guess I was one of the lucky ones.
Old 04-24-04, 10:06 PM
  #27  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: 1436 Florence Blvd.
Posts: 2,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Bill Geiger
Well, I paid less than $61.00 for my box set through Amazon Japan. Guess I was one of the lucky ones.
Lucky? Not really, but you were decisive and knew that pulling the trigger would be a good idea. That is a damn good price when you realize they are going for $140 on ebay. I had an opportunity to buy the box and passed. I have no regrets, especially given how small that damn sword is... I can't even kill my ex-gf with that!

Last edited by DrGerbil; 04-24-04 at 10:10 PM.
Old 04-25-04, 07:36 AM
  #28  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: The Netherlands, Europe
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by DrGerbil
I have no regrets, especially given how small that damn sword is... I can't even kill my ex-gf with that!

She could actually choke on it
Old 04-26-04, 09:01 AM
  #29  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 32
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I loved this movie and am dying to see the uncut version. Is there anyway to make my DVD player change regions?
Old 04-26-04, 09:16 AM
  #30  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sunny Singapore
Posts: 34
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi

Got my box set from Amazon Jap today. Since the menu is in Japanese, can some post some translation here. Btw main menu I am fine, its the special features that I am lost.

Thanks
Old 04-26-04, 09:47 AM
  #31  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: The Netherlands, Europe
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just give it a try....what is the worst that could happen?
I know for certain that the upper button on the main menu page is for "Play movie"
the second is for "scene selection" and the third or forth is for audiosetup

There is no "selfdestruct-button" so wit a little trial and error you can find out yourself....Just start with the first one and work your way down with the other buttons....

good luck
Old 04-26-04, 09:55 AM
  #32  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,630
Received 16 Likes on 12 Posts
Originally posted by Pavko
Just give it a try....what is the worst that could happen?

There is no "selfdestruct-button" so wit a little trial and error you can find out yourself....Just start with the first one and work your way down with the other buttons....

good luck
I agree I just explored the disc and slowly figured it all out myself.

watch out for that easter egg highlight though that ejects your disc and bisects your face in half -
Old 04-26-04, 01:50 PM
  #33  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 43,880
Received 443 Likes on 310 Posts
I just got mine from dvdslimited - no "jacket" cover, though - it seems like only people that ordered with HMV are getting those.

Anyone in Japan wanna pick one up for me?
Old 04-26-04, 02:46 PM
  #34  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by tsamfan
I loved this movie and am dying to see the uncut version. Is there anyway to make my DVD player change regions?
Depends on which player you have. Some players have hidden menus that allow you to remove/change region codes. If you have a "big" name player (Sony, Panasonic), most likely it won't have these menus. A lot of the cheap Asian players have the workarounds (Apex, Daewoo, Cyberhome). Or, you can get software to bypass region codes if you want to play it on your computer DVD player.
Old 04-26-04, 03:09 PM
  #35  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Josh Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,759
Received 254 Likes on 180 Posts
Originally posted by matome
Depends on which player you have. Some players have hidden menus that allow you to remove/change region codes.
www.dvdrhelp.com has info of this type.
Old 04-26-04, 09:38 PM
  #36  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 23,113
Received 2,181 Likes on 1,486 Posts
One funny thing I noticed on ebay: some people are actually breaking up the Japanese box sets and selling the items individually. Some idiot paid over $100.00 just for the damn Okinawa shirt! (he could have gotten the whole box set for only a little more than that price from other ebay sellers)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...239969612&rd=1
Old 04-26-04, 09:54 PM
  #37  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: 1436 Florence Blvd.
Posts: 2,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by cultshock
One funny thing I noticed on ebay: some people are actually breaking up the Japanese box sets and selling the items individually. Some idiot paid over $100.00 just for the damn Okinawa shirt! (he could have gotten the whole box set for only a little more than that price from other ebay sellers)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...239969612&rd=1
Some people just aren't that bright... I would have trouble stomaching $100 for the entire box and some lunatic pays that much for the shirt alone! And I thought paying $500 for a copy of Salo was the height of idiocy. Maybe I should buy a couple of boxes and break them up... I would probably double or triple my investment.
Old 04-26-04, 11:44 PM
  #38  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mrhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 6,177
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 11 Posts
Originally posted by cultshock
One funny thing I noticed on ebay: some people are actually breaking up the Japanese box sets and selling the items individually. Some idiot paid over $100.00 just for the damn Okinawa shirt! (he could have gotten the whole box set for only a little more than that price from other ebay sellers)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...239969612&rd=1
I checked out that link and the other KB stuff the guy is selling from the box. In less than 2 hours all the bidding ends and this guy is going to make at least $300 off of one KB box.

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...sort=3&rows=50
Old 04-26-04, 11:53 PM
  #39  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: 1436 Florence Blvd.
Posts: 2,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Lots of fancy bells and whistles and the movie gets lost in all of it. I wonder if those people would bid if they knew they could get the uncut DVD for $40? $100 for a t-shirt.... Wonka was right, there are times in life where there are no words...
Old 04-27-04, 03:23 AM
  #40  
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: the North Pole
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
One thing that pisses me off about the jap. version is it's not anamorphic. It's 16:9 LB, as stated on the cover. This was a bit of a letdown since I really looked forward to owning the uncut japanese version. Now I have to get the "normal" version as well (or just wait for a SE of it).
Old 04-27-04, 03:38 AM
  #41  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: 1436 Florence Blvd.
Posts: 2,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvda...ml?id=EaoMgu4A

They have it listed as anamorphic... unless of course, it's a mistake. If it is letterboxed, that is a big disappointment.
Old 04-27-04, 08:38 AM
  #42  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
The Japanese disc is most certainly anamorphic.
Old 04-27-04, 09:11 AM
  #43  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 1,161
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by matome
The Japanese disc is most certainly anamorphic.
Yeah, most def. I just watched it last night. I also though the colors looked better than the R1 DVD.
Old 04-27-04, 09:21 AM
  #44  
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: the North Pole
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well. The official distributor in Japan has these pages http://www.geneon-ent.co.jp/movie/killbill/dvd.html
There it says 16:9 LB , and on the backcover of my DVD (ordered from amazon.co.jp) it also says 16:9 LB. Now the way I see it, LB means letterbox. Perhaps I've misundestood something here ?
Old 04-27-04, 09:40 AM
  #45  
DVD Talk Hero
 
slop101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 43,880
Received 443 Likes on 310 Posts
Just chiming in to also say that the Japanese R2 is indeed anamorphic - and yes, the colors look better than the R1, but it also has a little bit more edge enhancement.
Old 04-27-04, 09:54 AM
  #46  
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: the North Pole
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I guess LB stand for something else then
Old 04-27-04, 09:56 AM
  #47  
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: the North Pole
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
[offtopic]Can't find the 'edit post' function anywhere. Wanted to correct a typo. But I guess that won't be happening.[/offtopic]
Old 04-27-04, 09:58 AM
  #48  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 4,758
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by eMoneyBags
Well. The official distributor in Japan has these pages http://www.geneon-ent.co.jp/movie/killbill/dvd.html
There it says 16:9 LB , and on the backcover of my DVD (ordered from amazon.co.jp) it also says 16:9 LB. Now the way I see it, LB means letterbox. Perhaps I've misundestood something here ?
16:9 means it is anamorphic, and LB does mean letterbox. Since the aspect ratio of the movie is 2.35:1, there will still be black bars present on 16:9 displays which is why they label it letterbox.
Old 04-27-04, 10:08 AM
  #49  
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: the North Pole
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you for clearing that up! Must be something wrong with my DVD-player since the european R2 looks far superior in quality on my TV. Must be something about PAL-NTSC, supposedly my TV supports both.
Old 04-27-04, 10:24 AM
  #50  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Josh Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,759
Received 254 Likes on 180 Posts
Originally posted by eMoneyBags
Thank you for clearing that up! Must be something wrong with my DVD-player since the european R2 looks far superior in quality on my TV. Must be something about PAL-NTSC, supposedly my TV supports both.
I assume you're in Europe, then? Most European TVs do not display true NTSC. They convert it to a format called PAL60 that is sort of a halfway point between NTSC and PAL. The processing generally reduces picture quality.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.