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Old 08-04-04, 06:54 AM
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Arahan - R3 KR

Has anyone seen this movie yet? After reading the description it sounds very interesting.

http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvda...hSR&mv_pc=1655
Old 08-04-04, 09:48 AM
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I haven't seen it yet, but I'm still going to pre-order this one cause I have been waiting for a while for this one.
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Found this German review page. Translated:

Men with too much Chi
Sing Hawan is not complacent only a nincompoop and, it has also from the fate a over portion of Chi abbekommen and must therefore as the new hero be trained. A rogue stands already ready, who wants to have the key fuer's Nirvana, which one cannot bear as decent Chi masters in such a way.

After a furiosen opening a longer period of reduced circumstances follows, until the Trainig effect begins to show. Here one notices clearly that the film its potential in effects and from it result to Situationskomik has and the more frequent scarcely at tumbem Slapstik by-scratched. Nevertheless humor is simply to maintenance SAM, than that one could not like this film, and like that has we here a new worthy representative of the "rivet will up hero getrimmt" category. Who liked "Volcano High", at its expense will come here so correctly.

Result: Popcorn cinema from Korea with many Lachern. Regard!
They gave it 7.5/10

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Another recent page with positive buzz:

Korean martial arts fantasy film Arahan has won two top awards at this year's Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The Puchon festival is the largest genre festival in Asia and gives a pretty strong indicator of what to expect from the region over the next year. Arahan won both the jury's Best of Puchon award as well as the Citizen's Award as the favorite film as chosen by festival patrons. I was thinking Arahan was a strong contender to be in the Toronto Festival even before the strong showing at Puchon, and this makes it even more likely.
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Old 08-04-04, 11:01 AM
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This is funny I was just about to post about this. I saw it on DVDasian and wondered if it was any good. I might have to pick this up.
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I also just saw this on DVDasian and was wondering.
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Here is a trailer for those who are interested on what this movie is like. It kind of reminds me of Volcano High, but I am just hoping that this movie turns out better than that.

http://playlist.yahoo.co.kr/movies.php?d1=82&f=50_x1_300
Old 08-04-04, 07:29 PM
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$29 Shipped @ Koreandvds.com

Looks like I'm going to pick this one up.
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I just got this in my inbox yesterday...


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Old 08-20-04, 12:53 PM
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crap... I'll have them hold my order I think.
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Lets hope its not a pressing problem!
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i have it ordered too. this is a blind purchase for me.
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Ah, crap. The Korean sites say Aug 26th. Hopefully, it'll come out really soon.

Blind buy? Not a problem, it's worth it.
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Heh , not too sure on a blind buy for me yet.... gonna wait and hear from those that ordered it to see how it is.
Old 08-25-04, 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by pat00139
Ah, crap. The Korean sites say Aug 26th. Hopefully, it'll come out really soon.

Blind buy? Not a problem, it's worth it.
Koreandvds informed me that they were going to receive their sets later today.
Old 08-25-04, 11:13 PM
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Yeah, I bought mine this morning.

Holy shit, it's a great set. The box is made of really nice, sturdy material. It comes with a really nice poster... well, you've seen the pics. It's kind of heavy for its size, though.

The packaging alone is worth the price. I said the movie was worth it, but now so is the box.

If you're disappointed, then your grumpy.
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I likes good newses.
Old 08-25-04, 11:23 PM
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Awesome...can't wait to get mine.
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Not that it's especially important here, but I checked out the movie. The picture isn't too impressive. It's kind of grainy and fuzzy, but I think they went for the old martial arts movie look. You know, it looks like a rather old VHS copy. Well, okay, not that bad, but still not what you might expect. Just my guess but looking at the DVD, that's what I'll say (well, I hope they wanted it like that or it's not up to par). On the other hand, the DTS track is really nice. Very clear and very dynamic. Haven't checked out the extras yet.

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i ordered mine from yesasia but they inform me the release date change to 30th Aug.
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Well, living in Seoul...

Strange, though because YesAsia is usually accurate. You'll get it next week, so you'll be able to watch it soon.
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Originally posted by pat00139
Not that it's especially important here, but I checked out the movie. The picture isn't too impressive. It's kind of grainy and fuzzy, but I think they went for the old martial arts movie look. You know, it looks like a rather old VHS copy. Well, okay, not that bad, but still not what you might expect. Just my guess but looking at the DVD, that's what I'll say (well, I hope they wanted it like that or it's not up to par). On the other hand, the DTS track is really nice. Very clear and very dynamic. Haven't checked out the extras yet.
....but did you enjoy the film?
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Hell yeah! I saw back in March when it was in theatres here. I came out of the cinema and I said, 'I can't wait for the DVD!'.

I've watched the extras and they're a lot of fun. There's about 20 minutes of cut scenes. Some of them are really funny. The interviews and the Mind Master thing are kind of useless if you don't understand Korean but you always have some interesting behind the scenes stuff. There' a guy from a magazine talking about the evolution of martial arts movies from the '60s to the '80s that looks really interesting. If some company can pick up this movie and sub the 2 commentaries (or at least just the one with the director and star), and the extras on the second disk, I'd be in Heaven. (Hey, I just found an easter egg while writing this message!)

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So, I'm guessing that there's no Enlish subs for the extras, right?

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