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Old 08-14-05, 06:55 PM
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DVD International Board Must-See Films List

I don't know if this already exists, but I searched and didn't find one, so if it does, please lock or delete it.

Anyways, I think its a good idea to have a thread like this. Post the film, the country, whether its available in region 1 or not (and if not, where one can purchase it), and a brief synopsis/review if you'd like.

I'll start us off:

The Inheritence (Arven), Denmark, Region 1 - One of the most powerful dramas of 2004. The Inheritence has beautiful shots, amazing performances (Ulrich Thomsen, most notably), and a great, great ending.
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Oldboy - Getting a US Release this month
3-Iron - Getting a us release next month
Kekexilli: Mountain Patrol - Get the better (non mainland China) release
Bittersweet Life - Great Korean Intense film
Last Life in The Universe- On Region 1 DVD, and should not be missed
The Bow - More greak Kim Ki Duk
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1. La Fille sur le pont aka Girl on the Bridge- confirmed by ex TALK member M.Blythe (that Paramount will not release it in the US)-either UK or AUS versions.
2. Open Hearts (dir. by Susane Bier)- either Danish or identical UK version.
3.Seduced and Abandoned (dir. by Pietro Germi)- Italy
4.1900 (Bertolucci)...until someone in R1 restores it. AUS, DE/Austira
5.Buongiorno Notte (Marco Bellocio), UK
6.Black Cat, White Cat (Kusturica)- Australia
7. I Stand Alone- (16/9 version)- Austraila
8. Le Mari de la Coiffeuse- France only (proper aspect ratio)
9. Solas- either Spain or UK
10.Alice et Martin (Techine)-UK
11.Ricordati di me (ITALY...for the complete package and poor R1)
12. L'appartement (France-DTS)
13.La Chambre des officiers (France and not Benelux and UK)
14.Dag Och Natt (Denmark)
15. Las edades de Lulu aka The Ages of Lulu (uncut-Spain)
16.En Karlekshistoria aka Swedish Love Story (Sweden)
17.UNO (Norway)
18. L'ete meurtrier aka Deadly Summer (beautiful Adjani)...France only (no subs)
19.Lilya 4-Ever (UK/Sweden)
20.Kongekabale aka The Kings Game (Denmark)
21. Uzak- UK/Turkey
22.Lad De Sma Born (Denmark)
23.Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod aka Gloomy Sunday (R3)...until the English speaking world wakes up!!!
24.Ni Pour Ni Contre (from the director of the Spanish Apartment...superb!)-France
25. Koktebel- Russian story....UK
26.Noviembre-Spain
27.Prima Della Rivoluzione (Bertolucci)- Italy
28.Le Peril Jeune (another film from the director of the Spanish Apartment)-France
29.Rosetta (for the superb transfer)-UK
30.As far As My feet will carry me- HK
31.Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take my eyes)-Spain
32. L'ultimo Capodanno- Italy
33.Vodka Lemon-UK
34. Dobermann (for action nuts)...France/dts no subs!
35. Wim Wender's Land of Plenty-France
36. Otar Ioselliani-7DVD set-France
37. A Driver for Vera-Russia
38. Christiane F- UK (for actually...seeing the film)
39. Ondskan- Sweden
40. Casomai- Italy
41. Riget-The Kingdom (Denmark)
42. Failan- Korea
43. A smile- Korea
44. Life is a Miracle (Kusturica)- UK
....
....and so on....

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ps.
The country indicates where the DVD is available...I did not mark the country of origin....

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Old 08-18-05, 03:44 AM
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La Haine (Hate) (Available in the UK... Pro-b inexplicably left this film out! )
City of God
JSA (Available in R1, but the cover makes me want to vomit)
Samaria (Samaritan Girl, another brilliant film from Kim Ki-duk, also available on R1 DVD)
Repulsion (Astounding Polanski film. R2 release is great!)
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Originally Posted by DrGerbil
La Haine (Hate) (Available in the UK... Pro-b inexplicably left this film out! )
I did, din't i? ....but I never claimed this to be a complete list....I really have not added up a whole bunch of recent films....including Atomik Circus!! (and...Franka Potente's Blueprint)...it's really late here...good night!

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
I did, din't i? ....but I never claimed this to be a complete list....I really have not added up a whole bunch of recent films....including Atomik Circus!! (and...Franka Potente's Blueprint)...it's really late here...good night!

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Yes.... yes... excuses!

And Blueprint... is that the low-budget horror film she did? *off to imdb*

Edit: Fascinating premise! What's the definitive release?

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1. Gadjo Dilo & Swing - France - Australia PAL DVDs
2. Lovers of the Arctic Circle - Spain - UK PAL DVD
3. MIND GAME - Japan - Japan NTSC DVD
4. The Barber of Siberia - Russia - Korean All-Region NTSC or PAL DVD
5. The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob - France - USA Region 1 DVD
6. Underground - Yugoslavia - USA Region 1 DVD
7. Divine Intervention - Palestine/France - USA Region 1 DVD
8. Deja Vu - Russia - Russia PAL DVD
9. Devdas - India - USA Region 1 DVD
10. Johnny Stecchino - Italy - Australia PAL DVD
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Originally Posted by DrGerbil
Yes.... yes... excuses!

And Blueprint...
Edit: Fascinating premise! What's the definitive release?
The German/Swiss disc is...but no English subs. There is also a very cheap Russian disc whch has English subs. I am not quite so sure how legit it is. The film is very good (I liked it) and I am puzzled as to why no one cared to distribute it.

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
The German/Swiss disc is...but no English subs. There is also a very cheap Russian disc whch has English subs. I am not quite so sure how legit it is. The film is very good (I liked it) and I am puzzled as to why no one cared to distribute it.
Hmm... the German disc I have has english subtitles.
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This one?? How long ago did you get it? Could yo please let me know what the UPC code is on the back?



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Yes, that one. Got it a couple of weeks back from jpc.de: upc 5050582256833.

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Thank's. I thought the disc was not subbed...and opted for the Russian copy (in fact this was one of a few German discs that I inquired about and was told that there were no subs). Thank you again for the photo.

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I agree about Kekexilli: Mountain Patrol great movie. Where can I get the better release? The old transfer and presentation was simply horrible.
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Originally Posted by DrGerbil
JSA (Available in R1, but the cover makes me want to vomit)
I liked this movie, but it would have been so much better if the actors hadn't pretended they could speak English by reading their lines phonetically. This is the only case I can think of where I've actually wished that certain scenes had been dubbed by professional voice actors.
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I agree about Kekexilli: Mountain Patrol great movie. Where can I get the better release? The old transfer and presentation was simply horrible.
By better (aka non-mainland) release, I believe Geoff was referring to the higher-priced (but still a bargain) HK release which is available through Yesasia (among other places?). They also sell the cheaper mainland $5.99 version which I (and you) own (as it was the first official release of the title).
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23 - A very suspenseful German movie and the only hacker movie which is not completely stupid. Based on a true story. Don't know if there is an English friendly DVD out there.
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Here's the link to the HK release of Kekexilli . One of my top 10 films of 2005

I haven't seen the HK released DVD yet... But there's no way in the world it could be worse than the mainland china version.
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Ok. Thanks guys. If there is anybody that has the HK version please post a quick review about the picture quality and subtitles.
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I didn't realize this was a sticky

1. Skenbart / 2003 / Sweden / dir. Peter Dalle: Think a crazy hybrid of a film that combines the directorical styles of Bergman, The Coen Brothers, Tati, and Marc Caro/Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A hysterical romp of a film that follows several individuals on their trek to Berlin in 1943 - chaos and hilarity insue. (PAL-DVD)
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I am thinking of getting the German release of Blueprint (as well as Creep from the UK -- I know an R1 is being released but don't think the quality will be the same). How is the transfer on the Blueprint disc?
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Originally Posted by gkleinman
Oldboy - Getting a US Release this month
3-Iron - Getting a us release next month
Kekexilli: Mountain Patrol - Get the better (non mainland China) release
Bittersweet Life - Great Korean Intense film
Last Life in The Universe- On Region 1 DVD, and should not be missed
The Bow - More greak Kim Ki Duk
The only thing i'd argue is that THE BOW was great. I didn't like it much at all. I liked 3IRON, SPRING SUMMER, SAMARIA, though i found some of his other work to be a bit iffy (COAST GUARD, THE ISLE, ADDRESS UNKNOWN, BAD GUY).

BITTERSWEET LIFE was amazing.

CRYING FIST!!!111

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Originally Posted by DrGerbil
JSA (Available in R1, but the cover makes me want to vomit)
The R3 SE edition of JSA is a Superbit edition. It's damb goodt!

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BITTERSWEET LIFE was amazing.
didn't really care for this film much, at all really...

BUTT (yes, BIG BUTT), here are few ASIAN films I did enjoy:

KOREAN
Old Boy (already mentioned, I know...)
Memories of Murder
Tae Guk Gi
Tale of Two Sisters
Il Mare
Silmido
My Sassy Girl (cheesy, I know, but still good)

* JSA/Sympathy For Mr Vengeance sadly did NOT make this list: a let down for me

JAPANESE
Kitano: (DOLLS, A Scene At The Sea, Nobody Knows, Kids Return)
Bullet Ballet
After Life (Koreeda)
All About Lily Chou Chou
Swallowtail Butterfly
Audition (not as good as it's hyphed up to be though...)

HK
anything by Wong Kar Wai
Springtime In A Small Town
Yimou Zhang (Not One Less, To Live, The Road Home)
Peking Opera Blues
Suzhou River
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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance - Just saw it tonight and REALLY Enjoyed it!
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great films

i'm a lawyer from philippines and an avid dvd collector.i have around 300 dvds;

here are some of the rare and great movies around the world,famous and not so famous:

1. tuntematon sotilas [1955] filnland

2. el verdugo [1963] spain

3. jose rizal [1998] philippines

4. bang rajan [2000] thailand

5. gojira [1954] japan's original uncut version

6. tae guk gi [2003] south korea

7. earrings of madame de... [1953] france/germany?

8. 8 diagram pole fighter [1983] hong kong

9.dirty ho [1979] hong kong

10. capatain pantoja and the special services [2002] peru

i will add the other ones in the very near future

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