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Sky High Special Edition (Japanese R2)

Old 05-06-04, 05:14 PM
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Sky High Special Edition (Japanese R2)

a film by Ryuhei Kitamura is coming to DVD on 05/21/04.

any buyers?

I can't find it on amazon.co.jp can somebody give me a hand?
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As long as the price isn't as outrageous as Azumi, I will.
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Well, I couldn't find Azumi either! My poor Japanese....oh, boy!
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I usually have to wait for one of our Japanese friendly members to help out...
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Here is the link at HMV...

http://www.hmv.co.jp/Product/Detail.asp?sku=1873842

It seems there is a 1 disc and a 2 disc set. Here is the link to the amazon 1 disc.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...651198-3464304

And here is the two disc
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...651198-3464304

That wasn't so hard after all!

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There is a box set I think, was not so interested in this title but there is plenty of that DVD in the local stores.

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Sky High was also a TV show, that is probably the box set you are seeing Kumar.
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So what is it?
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Thanks flashburn! I'd found that link earlier but as there wasn't any picture ... I doubted it was Sky high...

Could you find me Azumi on amazon.co.jp?
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Azumi

About $50 before shipping. This is the single disc release.
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I read somewhere that the 2 Disc SE has a longer cut of the movie that the Theatrical 1 Disc. Anybody know if this true? I usually don't go for the SE JP releases but if there's significantly more footage I might think about it.
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Yes, the longer cut is on the second disc.

Thanks mrwilson
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Pelayu, does the longer cut have English subs too?
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Is this movie worth getting for those who have already seen it? I enjoyed Versus and Azumi, but I was bored with Alive. Yesasia has this up for pre-order for $58.49. I don't know how this compares to amazon.jp or HMV, but I am kind leaning towards picking this one up cause I like the premise of the story.
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Originally posted by mrwilson
Pelayu, does the longer cut have English subs too?
Take a look here:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/(simple)/de...?KEY=ASBY-2484

I think that it does have English subs...otherwise it doesn't make sense. But it is just a presumption.
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I ordered Azumi from Sensasian, got here in less than a week:

http://sensasian.com/cgi-bin/sensasi.../View/V8396J-D
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Originally posted by flashburn
Sky High was also a TV show, that is probably the box set you are seeing Kumar.
Yes man, I saw it on the TV.Was not my cup of tea.So when it go released I never thought of getting it.But at the stores there were none to be found today.No m ore Box Sets!
There is still some Azumi Special Edition DVD's left.I think the price was just around $65
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I'm gonna wait for a korean or HK version of Azumi and Sky High... I'm sick of buying japanese DVDs and then seeing a much cheaper version come out that's actually better... and they're coming much quicker these days too. Any ideas when on either of these?
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What makes you think they'll ever make it to HK/Korean DVD? None of Kitamura's stuff has ever been released in Hong Kong or Korea as far as I know although I would have thought Azumi would have at least had a chance.
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Here is the 2 disc for Azumi


http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...651198-3464304

I am tempted to place an order for that, Sky High and Heat. But, man, that would be a ton of cash, for 3 movies...
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Yeah , the Korean "Zatoichi" is much cheaper than the Japanese one... and the quality is the same. It is just a direct port of R2 Japanese. But will all these movies get a Korean release? You never know...
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Like LeRoy already said, none of Kitamura's other work has been released in Korea or HK, so I wouldn't expect anything soon.

However Media Blasters did recently purchase the rights of a few of Kitamura's other films, including Ultimate Versus and Alive. They did not get Azumi or Sky High though.
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Fine - I'll buy em...
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Between both me and Trigger buying Azumi and Sky High, that should get an announcement popping up like next week saying they are going to release them in Korea...
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Oh cool - I'll wait till next week then.

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