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Old 12-08-04, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Miike-Mouse
Apparently the Sony release of the film is cut.

Blood is erased where ZZY pulls the knife out of her & when Takeshi rides back to ZZY - he sees her lying all bloodied up is cut.
What!!! You got to be kidding me.
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Old 12-21-04, 01:56 PM
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http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/18406.html

what about this release? Should be pretty good. And english subs.
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Old 12-21-04, 02:22 PM
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and in the UK the BBFC have cut the film!!!! horses faling over or some crap like that!

dohhh morons!

and that new super special HK Limited Edition sounds great!!! but its from the morons who made the 1st HK dvd release! dohhhh! same transfer!?
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Old 12-21-04, 02:29 PM
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Apparently the US theatrical release has at least (reported so far) 2 cuts and 1 digital erase. The Canadian theatrical release is uncut.

http://www.monkeypeaches.com/shimianmaifu.html

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In addition to the cut of Jin slitting the policeman's throat, they also cut the part where Jin gets back and finds Mei with a dagger in her, cradles her in his arms, and she warns him to turn around. In the movie, Jin comes back looks down at Mei and then they cut directly to a shot of Leo attacking from behind. Maybe this was done because they didn't want Mei's dying to be too protracted. I saw the movie four times yesterday and every audience liked it, except for Mei taking so long to die. The cut was probably made to appease American audiences.

In addition to the throat slashing cut and the cut where Jin cradles Mei while she tells him to look behind him, there is a digital erase on the scene where Mei pulls out the dagger. In the Chinese version, blood pours out of the wound when she pulls the dagger put, but even though Jin tells her the blood will drain, in the US Version you see her pull the dagger out but the blood doesn't pour out. The scene is intact, but they erased the blood pouring out.
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Old 12-21-04, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by DVDFever
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what about this release? Should be pretty good. And english subs.
another edko release. doubt they'll have a new transfer. i'm still waiting on the korean starmax release. they usually do a great job.
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Old 12-21-04, 10:43 PM
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cool, an LE W/ english subs. even though i don't open my LE's anyway
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Old 12-22-04, 01:13 PM
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This dvd seems to be removed from us.yesasia.com. I can't find it any more.
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Old 12-22-04, 02:26 PM
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It was Limited to 2000 thats why so its sold out I guess
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Old 12-22-04, 03:21 PM
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This is one film the needs and deserves a terrific transfer....one that can provide the details and color.
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Old 12-22-04, 04:16 PM
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I thought the Korean release wasn't gonna have subs, so I passed on it. :/ Anywhere else have it? Does it have cool packaging or anything?
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Old 12-22-04, 04:29 PM
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I'm going to wait and see what the verdict is with the Korean release, that one may be the way to go.

BTW, I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but in Japan I saw flyers for the Japanese DVD release (under the title LOVERS) and there is NO mention of English subs. Too bad.
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Old 12-22-04, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Romerojpg
It was Limited to 2000 thats why so its sold out I guess
What edition are you talking about now? The only editions i see are still on pre-order. Except for the r2jp release, but there are no english subs on there.

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Old 12-22-04, 05:34 PM
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ohh I was talking about the new Limited Edition 3 disk Hong Kong set with soundtrack cd too the one you posted earlier

I guess with so many versions all coming no wonder.
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Old 12-23-04, 02:35 AM
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where's a link to the 3 disc HK set? Why did I miss that one?
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Old 12-23-04, 07:05 AM
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where's a link to the 3 disc HK set? Why did I miss that one?
http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/18406.html

heres a link where you can still pre-order it.

It seems to have the same transfer as the edko disc though.

edit: apparently it is sold out already...damn...
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Old 12-23-04, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DVDFever
http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/18406.html

heres a link where you can still pre-order it.

It seems to have the same transfer as the edko disc though.

edit: apparently it is sold out already...damn...
Where did you hear it's got the same transfer? I read on another forum that it was supposed to be remastered from a new HD transfer.
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Old 12-23-04, 04:19 PM
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anywhere else?
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Old 12-23-04, 04:22 PM
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CD-WOW have it up for pre-order.... ordered mine 2 days ago
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Old 12-23-04, 04:43 PM
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"These 2,000 units's limited edition including: an individual no. certificate, bookmark (4 styles), original soundtrack, a photo gallery of making of (144 full color pages: interview of director & the cast, photo gallery & behind the screen picture), a bamboo pen."

22pounds?! Ouch. Maybe I'll wait for the Korean Limited Edition.
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Old 12-23-04, 05:11 PM
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22 is one of the cheapest I've seen! Well, I paid 20.... but DDDHouse after shipping are chargin 26

YesAsia was around 27 I think
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Old 12-23-04, 05:37 PM
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Is it worth this price though?
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Old 12-23-04, 06:18 PM
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Only if its a new Transfer if not I will bin mine in a heartbeat! as I wont ever watch that mess again.
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Old 12-24-04, 01:09 AM
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avbuzz confirmed that the new 2 disc release isn't that good. video quality isn't a huge improvement over the first release. once again, the audio sounds just fine.
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Old 12-24-04, 01:31 AM
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Is it worth this price though?
If it isn't, I'll easily make a nice profit for it on eBay
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Old 12-24-04, 07:15 AM
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avbuzz confirmed that the new 2 disc release isn't that good. video quality isn't a huge improvement over the first release

THEN MINES GOING STRAIGHT ON EBAY AS THATS A TOTAL JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DICKS!
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