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A good release of Iron Monkey?

Old 10-17-05, 11:47 PM
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A good release of Iron Monkey?

I ran a search and could only find really outdated threads. Anyway, is there a release of Iron Monkey that's relatively cheap, has good A/V quality, and is preferably NTSC? Just looking for an alternative to the Miramaxized version.
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Old 10-18-05, 01:44 PM
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There's a new edition that just came out in Hong Kong. It's remastered and it'll be the original cut. Miramax blocks imports of Iron Monkey, though, so you'll need to go direct to a Hong Kong source ... I'd recommend buyoyo.com or dddhouse.com ...
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Old 10-18-05, 01:54 PM
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Could you provide a link? All I can find on those sites is an ultra-cheap one which I'm guessing isn't it.
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Old 10-18-05, 04:35 PM
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Try this site. Its fast and it has very rare LEGIT DVDs. I ordered from them on a Thurs. and I got my order on a monday with the basic shipping.

I might make a post about them because there arent that many good Asian domestic sites. Hflix is kind of spotty.

http://stores.moviesville.com/Items/...2?sck=26191726
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Old 10-18-05, 04:53 PM
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For a good PAL version check out http://www.hongkonglegends.co.uk

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Old 10-18-05, 08:56 PM
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Here you go:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...037552-3346039



That's my favorite version. Check these out also:

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=724

http://www.dvd-basen.dk/uk/home.php3...=ok&region=%25
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Old 10-18-05, 11:18 PM
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Apparantly the non-platinum edition of the HKL release has better picture quality. Altough the platinum edition has better extras.
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Old 10-19-05, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for the responses.

I took a look at the comparison site, and the only NTSC discs were non-anamorphic. Is that accurate, meaning I'm pretty much stuck with PAL?
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Old 10-19-05, 02:14 AM
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another site in US:

http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/20094.html
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Old 10-19-05, 11:40 AM
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Et voila . That's the new HK release ... two Yuen Woo Ping directed, Donnie Yen starring films, all nicely remastered, NTSC, DTS sound, English subtitled with the original cuts.

And Moviesville does sell boots from time to time. And they're less than ethical in their descriptions ... I once had them try to sell me a copy of Beautiful Boxer as a sequel to Ong Bak. They had some third unrelated film bundled in as a trilogy, too. I bought from them once and the experience was HIDEOUS. I'll never go there again.
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Old 10-19-05, 11:41 AM
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Oh ... the other guy in Iron Monkey? The non-Donnie Yen one who was also in Crouching Tiger? Busted for running a prostitution ring out of his US martial arts studio a week or so ago. I'll have to try and find the link ...
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Originally Posted by twitch
Oh ... the other guy in Iron Monkey? The non-Donnie Yen one who was also in Crouching Tiger? Busted for running a prostitution ring out of his US martial arts studio a week or so ago. I'll have to try and find the link ...
Wrong person. The guy who got busted and was in Crouching Tiger (but not Iron Monkey) is Gao Xian. The "non-Donnie" guy from Iron Monkey (but not Crouching Tiger) who didn't get busted is the rather more well-known Yu Rong Guang.
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Old 10-19-05, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rsk
Wrong person. The guy who got busted and was in Crouching Tiger (but not Iron Monkey) is Gao Xian. The "non-Donnie" guy from Iron Monkey (but not Crouching Tiger) who didn't get busted is the rather more well-known Yu Rong Guang.
Thanks for the info, I thought it was the Iron Monkey guy as well...
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Old 10-19-05, 11:26 PM
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Hmmm ... the article I read said specifically that it was Bo in Crouching Tiger, who is also in Monkey. Guess they got it wrong. Or are these just two people who look remarkably similar but are unrelated? I've always just assumed they were the same person without looking it up ...
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Definitely different people. You do mean the guy who actually played Iron Monkey don't you? (I just suddenly wondered if you'd meant someone else...)
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Yeah, I mean the actual Iron Monkey ... damn, I'd always assumed they were the same guy ... I hang my head in shame.

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Originally Posted by twitch
Yeah, I mean the actual Iron Monkey ... damn, I'd always assumed they were the same guy ... I hang my head in shame.
Dont worry, yoou werent the only one...I thought they were the same as well.
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Old 10-21-05, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by twitch
Et voila . That's the new HK release ... two Yuen Woo Ping directed, Donnie Yen starring films, all nicely remastered, NTSC, DTS sound, English subtitled with the original cuts.
So this one has good A/V quality? And are the extras subtitled? (That's the stuff this thread is about, right? ) I'll have to check into that one. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 10-22-05, 07:59 PM
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I don't know if the extras are subbed - my copy is still on the way - but it will be the original, unmolested cut and it's anamorphic widescreen. This is part of a series of remasters that Fortune Star / IVL have been doing and they've all gotten rave reviews for AV quality so far ...
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Re: A good release of Iron Monkey?

The Eureka release is the definitive and best release so far.
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