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Brown Bunny Premium Box - Japan

Old 12-09-04, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunday Morning
according to the site the box set is out of print?!

for what it's worth... i've seen at least one copy in every store that sells dvds i went to in tokyo
Old 12-10-04, 02:58 AM
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Where can I buy the DVD from online?? I ordered it off cdjapan but it ships in 3-4 weeks which is a little long for me!! Any help would be great!!
Old 12-10-04, 05:18 AM
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http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail.asp?sku=1810918

but they get you on the shipping charges
Old 12-12-04, 12:36 AM
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is this available anywhere else yet other than Japan?
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Not yet...

Originally Posted by ChrisHicks
is this available anywhere else yet other than Japan?
No, not yet. The R2 disc from Japan is the only edition available thus far. An R1 disc from Wellspring should be coming this spring or thereabouts.

"Wellspring, in Cannes with Jonathan Caouette's "Tarnation," will release "The Brown Bunny" on August 27, at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema in New York and the arthouse circuit's Nuart Theater in L.A. The company is planning a rollout from there and a video/DVD release in the spring of 2005." -- indiewire.com
Old 12-12-04, 03:09 PM
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Very nice edition. Superb packaging in a brown book like case, excellent quality transfer. Commentary is pretty funny, self-deprecating. Interesting.

The film? This doesn't deserve the derision or the stigma it has acquired over the last year and half, two. Very 70'ish in its style, with its periods of silence and solitude, static shots similiar to that of William Eggleston photos. I had to say---and objectively, being a big fan of Gallo as 'artist/director/musician/huckster'---that I did enjoy it.

I felt Gallo, through those static, tightly focused images and mundane segments, was conveying the emptiness that we all have felt, about life and love at times...In that period of our lives, when we are mourning 'the one that got away' whether we are driving, urninating, eating (as in the film) in those moments, we are still thinking about our unrequited love and the regret that comes with its end; still unable to emotionally exorcise him/her.

I never felt bored. The emptiness of the road, ourselves, the soundtrack with its tender folk, but never overly sentimental tunes, was at times beautiful, and even poetic I felt.

It definetly is for the 'art house' crowd.

And like Gallo once observed of this film, sometimes the things he thought were beautiful, other people did not, and that he found hard to understand. But in this film, I have to say, I understood.

(for those still searching, ebay is your best chance, at this point...you must pre-order any japanese release in my opinion to assure yourself of owning it.)

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Old 12-12-04, 07:47 PM
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I don't understand why you would want to spend the big cash on the Japanese edition if it is censored...... unless of course you are Japanese and you don't know English.
Old 12-12-04, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
I don't understand why you would want to spend the big cash on the Japanese edition if it is censored...... unless of course you are Japanese and you don't know English.
I am not sure whether you are referring to only the premium box set, or whether you are referring to any edition of the Japanese R2 disc. Personally, I did not purchase the premium box set due to financial constraints. Rather, I purchased the disc by itself, which was considerably cheaper. I knew that a certain scene in the film would feature censored shots. However, I love the film to such an extent that I purchased the Japanese R2 disc to tide me over until the spring 2005 release of the uncensored R1 disc from Wellspring. Since the Japanese R2 disc will be the only available DVD release of the film for the next few months, I definitely feel it was a worthwhile purchase.
Old 12-13-04, 04:56 PM
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I don't know how limited the box set is, but I saw it for sale at almost every DVD shop I visited in Japan, so I guess it's not too limited.

I rented the regular edition while I was over there so I could finally get to see it. It's definitely a slow moving film, but not particularly in a bad way. Even though the Japanese disc has optical censoring, it didn't affect the scene in question too badly, and the ending of the film still remained strong. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to check out the commentary track. I didn't end up actually buying the DVD though, I didn't mind spending a few bucks to rent it, but I'd rather buy an uncensored version.

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