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Kurosawa collection

Old 09-20-04, 05:41 AM
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Kurosawa collection

poking around yesasia I came across a Chinese set of 11 Kurosawa DVDs for $US44 - most of the description is in Chinese but the English text says includes 8 so I'm assuming there are 3 more

I know from experience that these Chinese versions are hit and miss re subtitles, picture quality etc but does anyone have a view on whether this is worth a punt?
Old 09-20-04, 08:37 AM
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These are low quality transfers with poor subs. I'd recommend viewing the more expensive but far better quality Criterion Collection releases, even if that means, because of cost, only renting them.

Note though -- There is presently no good version of "Bad Sleep Well" or "The Idiot" with English subtitles.
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The consensus on all those cheapie Kurosawa releases seems to be that watching them is more frustrating than not having them.

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