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Old 02-25-05, 10:44 AM
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I don't think the 1 disc has the making of, actualy.
Old 02-25-05, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by jamieoni
I don't think the 1 disc has the making of, actualy.
Aacck, I f'ed up then. Guess I'll have to go back and order the LE. For some reason (such as looking at yesasia's description) I thought there were extras on the 1 disc'er. Well I guess it'll go well with my four copies of ITMFL.
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According to DVDAnswers, Tartan have announced the UK DVD release for May 23. The problem is, the specs say that the DVD will be 1.85:1. I believe 2046 was filmed in 2.35:1. Could it be a mistake? What is the correct aspect ratio?
Old 03-26-05, 10:44 PM
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2046 on the Mei Ah DVD was 2.40:1, as it was theatrically.
Old 03-28-05, 01:29 AM
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Just saw this tonight, I was pretty stunned through the whole thing. So much amazing art - the photography, editing, music, the pacing - all around I enjoyed it more than In The Mood....

Really convinced me that he's one of the top directors working right now. And Zhang Ziyi was great - there's something about her voice that's very captivating.
Old 03-29-05, 09:00 AM
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I emailed Tartan regarding the aspect ratio. They confirmed that the release will be 2.35:1.
Old 03-29-05, 06:31 PM
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fwiw, the movie just picked up about 6 awards at the HOng Kong awards including best cinematography and best actress and actor for Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung.

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Old 03-29-05, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bjackson
According to DVDAnswers, Tartan have announced the UK DVD release for May 23. The problem is, the specs say that the DVD will be 1.85:1. I believe 2046 was filmed in 2.35:1. Could it be a mistake? What is the correct aspect ratio?
yeah the back cover also said the language was English so it's clearly some early draft of it, or someone just really messed up making it. the cover will hopefully be fixed by the time it's released.
Old 04-18-05, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
Sony Pictures Classics has the rights for the US but no date has been set.

www.2046themovie.com is now a domain held by SPC America.
Is this why the regular edition DVD of 2046 is no longer on YesAsia US? I had it on my wishlist and I was going to add it to my DVD purchases last night but the item was no longer available for purchase.
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Originally Posted by Grizzly
yeah the back cover also said the language was English so it's clearly some early draft of it, or someone just really messed up making it. the cover will hopefully be fixed by the time it's released.
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Old 04-20-05, 12:51 PM
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it is not a interesting movie ..
Old 04-20-05, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dvdzoner
it is not a interesting movie ..
Well, crap. You couldn't have showed up 3 pages ago and saved us all this time?
Old 04-20-05, 01:50 PM
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I have the one disc HK version, and the only thing that I don't like about it is the slight horizontal jitter that happens during many of the shot changes. Maybe I'm picky, but things like that always distract me.
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I finally got around to watching this last night, and visually it was great, good acting, and overall I enjoyed it a great deal. I was a bit lost at times however, one thing was eating dinner and missing some of the dialouge, two it was a bit long and draggy (my only real complaint of the film) so I did drift abit at times, but I read a few places that to really follow it and get a feel for the movie, you need to watch In the Mood for Love because its a sequel. Is this true? Would watching ITMFL enhance my viewing of 2046?
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
I finally got around to watching this last night, and visually it was great, good acting, and overall I enjoyed it a great deal. I was a bit lost at times however, one thing was eating dinner and missing some of the dialouge, two it was a bit long and draggy (my only real complaint of the film) so I did drift abit at times, but I read a few places that to really follow it and get a feel for the movie, you need to watch In the Mood for Love because its a sequel. Is this true? Would watching ITMFL enhance my viewing of 2046?
Yes definitely watching in the mood for love would enhance your viewing. Tony Leung plays the same character in both movies. 2046 is what happens to him after ITMFL takes place.. .. but if you found 2046 slow and dragging, brace yourself for ITMFL, it is painfully slow... don't get me wrong, i love wkw, but his movies have that feel. .. plus with a second viewing of 2046 you'll understand much more. (at least i did)

and just a side note, if you want even more enhanced viewing of 2046, watch Days of Being Wild, wkw's first trip to 1960s hong kong. one of the characters in that has kind of a cameo in 2046. and one of my fav wkw's.

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I don't think you have to watch In The Mood For Love to "get" 2046. The stories do complement each other well, but I think all the information you need for any of the three films in the "series" are contained within each film. They work on their own just great, and then create an overall bigger picture together. I find in general with Wong Kar-Wai, each successive viewing of an individual film makes it better. The second time I saw 2046, I made certain connections I had not the first time; so, really, if you think it's worth it, you should just indulge in another viewing.

You should see In The Mood For Love, though, simply because it's one of the best films of the last several years. Simply gorgeous.
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Jamieoni - i like what you wrote about each successive viewing of an individual film makes it better... i find that to be so true, each time i watch a wkw, i get something out of it that i did not before. just had to say that

and fantasticvsdoom - don't know if this helps, but when people are watching wkw for the first time i usually tell them something like this:

if you are expecting some plot-laden, linear story thing here, don't. most of his films are slow.. don't watch it waiting for a story to develop, just get into the characters and follow them around, if that makes sense?

basic.. but hopefully useful.
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Originally Posted by chilisupra
don't watch it waiting for a story to develop, just get into the characters and follow them around, if that makes sense?
Totally, because that's where the plot emerges. Lots of things happen in a WKW movie, but nothing that would look good on an index card in screenwriting class. He doesn't write Conflict-Complication-Resolution plots, but instead, notes how the small moments of our existence are really the big events that make up living.
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Originally Posted by chilisupra
and fantasticvsdoom - don't know if this helps, but when people are watching wkw for the first time i usually tell them something like this:

if you are expecting some plot-laden, linear story thing here, don't. most of his films are slow.. don't watch it waiting for a story to develop, just get into the characters and follow them around, if that makes sense?

basic.. but hopefully useful.
I wished I had known someone who could've told me that before I saw it. I knew nothing about WKW. But knowing this would have helped. Also, I wish I knew going in that Zhang Ziyi was only in the first & last parts of the film. It was about an hour & half between her parts of the story and that kinda pissed me off as I was expecting to see more of her. Second viewing was better because there was no anxiousness about whether or not Ziyi would return and I could just sit and watch and enjoy.

The really good news is that the movie will be playing on the big screen here in the US in a couple of months. Can't wait!
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[quoteI don't think you have to watch In The Mood For Love to "get" 2046. The stories do complement each other well, but I think all the information you need for any of the three films in the "series" are contained within each film. They work on their own just great, and then create an overall bigger picture together. I find in general with Wong Kar-Wai, each successive viewing of an individual film makes it better. The second time I saw 2046, I made certain connections I had not the first time; so, really, if you think it's worth it, you should just indulge in another viewing.

You should see In The Mood For Love, though, simply because it's one of the best films of the last several years. Simply gorgeous.[/quote]
I found watching IMFL helping like you said, I saw Days of Being Wild, well part of it since when I watched it I was lacking sleep and couldn't stay into the story, but the parts I was watching I was also able to find connections with, mostly with the beginning with Lulu.

I really enjoyed the part with Faye Wong the most.
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I will definitely watch it again, and be picking up ITMFL...I really liked the movie, just wanted to be sure I wasnt missing anything. Hopefully I will go see it when it comes to the big screen.
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Originally Posted by Miike-Mouse
Does anyone know if Criterion will be releasing a dvd like they did with ITMFL?
Just got this email from Jon Mulvaney... doesn't look good....

"Dear Kim,

We have no plans for 2046 as we do not hold the DVD rights to this title.

Best,
JM"
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I would recommend that you keep a very close eye on the upcoming UK Tartan disc as there are strong indicators that they will be using the same superb French print. As well as some of the extras...

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Fillerbunny, it's been known that Mulvaney has to sometimes fudge the facts, so his denial isn't always true. There are times when he just can't say that they are working on something.

Of course, that doesn't mean they are. *shrug*
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anyone see any reviews for the UK release yet? it's coming out on monday, yet i haven't been able to find a single advance review of it.. very annoying since i wanted to order it and get it on release day.. now i'll have to wait and see (so there aren't any video/audio issues, and that it looks and sounds as good as it should). grrr.

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