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Crouching Tiger....again

Old 02-05-01, 04:12 PM
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Most places won't take orders, only place I found was www.dvdshelf.com, with a 3-4 day wait. But it costs 30 shipped to UK! Anywhere cheaper?????
Old 02-05-01, 05:21 PM
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Essexboy,

Sure, if you order just CTHD from DVDShelf it will cost you 30 quid shipped, however, if you are at all interested in Asian cinema in general, you can work the shipping costs to your advantage.

DVDShelf charges the same for shipping ($HK135) regardless of whether you order one DVD or five DVDs (the next tier starts at six DVDs). What I did was order CTHD plus four Japanese films and the overall cost worked out at around $18 Australian each including shipping. And they use courier, so the delivery is trackable and fast (mine shipped on the Friday and arrived on my desk in Sydney on the Monday).

I know you end up spending more, but hell... you feel that much better when you look at the cost per DVD

Some suggestions (based on what I bought) are:
Gohatto (Taboo)- Director Osamu's first film since Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence (about a gay samurai)
Gonin - starring Kitano "beat" Takeshi
Marco - an animation by Haiyao Miyazaki of Princesss Mononoke fame
Space Travelers - starring Kanashiro Takeshi from the HK film Sleepless Town (another film worth getting)

They also have a lot of other interesting Japanese and HK titles. And no, I don't work for them

Hope this in some way helps you.

regards, Tim...
Old 02-05-01, 06:33 PM
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Sure, if you order from dddhouse it will cost you ~$27 US shipped.

Chris
Old 02-05-01, 08:12 PM
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Try these guys.
www.movietyme.com
They are in Great Britain. Halfway down the front page in the middle.
Did not look today before suggesting it, looks like they are out of stock and it is Region 3. Hope this is some help.

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Old 02-05-01, 08:58 PM
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Most places are running out of the DVD copies very fast, and from what I've been told there is no known date for a refill!

DDDHouse still has the VCD though. I reccomend the VCD, it doesn't look like any VCD I've ever seen, the picture is so clear and there is no pixelization like you would expect.

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Old 02-06-01, 06:16 PM
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Scarecrow Video in Seattle WA has both the DVD and VCD for sale.

http://www.scarecrow.com/News/titles/title_00171.htm

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Old 02-09-01, 06:45 AM
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wow...the're already taking pre-orders for this movie??
Old 02-09-01, 02:39 PM
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Hi Guy's,
Where can i buy CTHD DVD at a australian online store's?
Or any Good R1 store's in Oz!
Thanks
Old 02-09-01, 02:51 PM
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The "All Region" version of the DVD is running around $15.99 at GetVCDs and everyone that has ordered it has gotten it in a matter of days.

Check out the following thread:

? Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon DVD info.
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...threadid=78824
Old 02-09-01, 05:47 PM
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Placed order with http://www.movietyme.com at 19.99 inc shipping to UK. Just have to see how long it takes now.

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Thanks for the info badash
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Old 02-11-01, 04:35 AM
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Enjoy the wait...

Originally posted by Essexboy
Placed order with http://www.movietyme.com at 19.99 inc shipping to UK. Just have to see how long it takes now.

Well I ordered mine @ the beginning on January, and am still waiting. In all fairness though, they are having immense supply problems from Asia, and (like everywhere else) just cannot get any stock...I guess its just a case of sit back and wait now
Old 02-13-01, 04:27 PM
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Apparently, according to Hivizone, CTHD will be back in stock by Mid-February. Hopefully this means all e-tailers will be sending it out! Yipee!

Old 02-20-01, 07:11 AM
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Movietyme have posted on their website that the next wave of discs will be sent out next week......
Old 02-20-01, 11:00 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by renaldow
[B]Scarecrow Video in Seattle WA has both the DVD and VCD for sale.

http://www.scarecrow.com/News/titles/title_00171.htm

Thanks for this link!!! This place has a region free copy of The Celebration! Thank you.
Old 02-20-01, 02:46 PM
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Lostatmidnight, what is your point? This place is extortionate!
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I know, you don't have to tell me...

Originally posted by Essexboy
Lostatmidnight, what is your point? This place is extortionate!
Yes they are very high---considering that CTHD can be had for almost $10 cheaper---but paying that much for import dvds doesn't seem that much to me when I've bought The Professional, Eraserhead and Lost Highway all for over $60....If it is a "must have" film, then it isn't a big deal....If somebody can post a cheaper place to buy The Celebration, that would very good indeed....Other then, yes, their prices are high.
Old 02-22-01, 05:35 AM
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Movietyme update:

They have stopped taking orders for CTHD, but are going to complete all previous orders by what sounds like the end of next week.

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What's up with GETVCDS.com???

I ordered my CTHD DVD because of the recommendations
in this group. I made my order on 2/9/01 and received
an email confirmation. Great. Today is 2/22/01 and I still
have NOT received anything from them(!) I sent an email
yesterday inquirying about my order but they have not
replied to it. What's up with that?

Old 02-22-01, 06:15 PM
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I have a "extra" Region3 of this DVD. I'm looking to trade it, or possible sell it if any of you are interested.

Go ahead and email me is you want. It's a great DVD!
Old 02-26-01, 07:16 PM
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I bought mine from getvcds. Ordered on Sunday, arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday morning. I bought 3 for $56 and sold 2 on ebay for $75. So - shipping factored in and all - I made almost $20 and got my copy "free".

Sweet

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Old 02-28-01, 05:08 PM
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For those that haven't been tracking the R0 Threads over in the "DVD Talk" Forum, this version has been proven to be a legit copy Columbia Tri-Star did release.

If you ordered from GetVCDs and have not received your copy yet you may have been put on a "back order" list. They were out of stock for a while but are back in stock now.

If you want to check out the main Thread over at the "DVD Talk" Forum, here is the link:

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Region 0)
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...threadid=84187

That is a long thread but a fun read.

If you just want to check out the article that discusses the legitimacy of this release (R0) check out this link:

Article from the Oakland Tribune
http://buzz.insidebayarea.com/balivi....asp?PUID=4396

If you have any trouble getting to the exact page through the above link try the main site:

http://buzz.insidebayarea.com

Then follow their "Bay Area Living" Link (left) then use the "Film" link under "Arts and Entertainment".

Enjoy!
Old 03-04-01, 12:54 PM
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Movietyme are gonna start cancelling recent orders because of the change in the DVD spec. No subs or english dub.

Bummer.

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Just a update of the "Region 3" version of this if anyone's interested:

"No More English Subs On Crouching Tiger DVD
ERA, the Hong Kong distributer of the DVD, have informed me that the new pressing of the Region 3 DVD of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will not have English subtitles or the English dub track. Due to the mass exportation of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD outside of Region 3, Columbia/Tristar felt it necessary to reauthor the DVD and remove both the English subtitles and the English dub track. "
Old 03-12-01, 05:55 PM
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OK. http://www.dvdasian.com have the official region 3 release with subs and dub available for $33ish plus shipping (put up from $29 last week), my copy shipped on the weekend, and it shows still in stock!

About time!

p.s. shipping's $3 international.....works out just over 20 inc shipping.



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