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Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

Old 11-21-12, 01:15 PM
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Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

Not sure what to make of this one

http://www.amazon.cn/%E5%8D%97%E6%96...3521690&sr=8-1
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Old 11-22-12, 10:28 PM
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Re: Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

The movie is public domain in China, so any company can legally release it. Bo Ying releases a lot of public domain discs in China. This is not officially from Disney.
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Old 11-23-12, 01:14 AM
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The movie is public domain in China, so any company can legally release it. Bo Ying releases a lot of public domain discs in China. This is not officially from Disney.
I wonder what the source material of that DVD is.
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I wonder what the source material of that DVD is.
And if it's region free NTSC....
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Old 11-23-12, 02:51 PM
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Personally I have one copied from the Japanese laserdisc. I doubt there exists a better copy outside of Disney's vaults.
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I think the version I have is pretty good. Not too grainy or noisy. Definately better than a VHS. Even has extras. I just have to get a blank dvd to copy it too. Making a cover shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 11-26-12, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
I think the version I have is pretty good. Not too grainy or noisy. Definately better than a VHS. Even has extras. I just have to get a blank dvd to copy it too. Making a cover shouldn't be too hard.
If there are no subtitles during songs then it's not the Japanese laserdisc and hence the source is VHS. Even the Hong Kong laserdisc uses the UK VHS as a source.
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Old 11-26-12, 07:55 PM
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Re: Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

Well, somebody should buy it and report.
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Re: Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

I found a used copy of this in a Japanese video store--VHS and dubbed in Japanese!
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Old 11-28-12, 01:47 AM
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Well, somebody should buy it and report.
I don't believe amazon.cn ships to the US. Even if it didn't I personally wouldn't spend the cash as I doubt it's better than my LD to DVD copy.

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I found a used copy of this in a Japanese video store--VHS and dubbed in Japanese!
In Japan the movie is in the public domain as well.
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Old 11-28-12, 08:38 PM
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Re: Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

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In Japan the movie is in the public domain as well.
It is, but I haven't seen a public domain dvd release of this title in Japan. Other Disney titles, yes, but not this one.
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It is, but I haven't seen a public domain dvd release of this title in Japan. Other Disney titles, yes, but not this one.
Wow that is weird. Wonder why.
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Re: Song of the South DVD sold in amazon China?

The Chinese import produced by BoYing available at Amazon China is a disappointment.

I was excited to see an official (looking) release of this classic film on DVD. Unfortunately, this is not the one you're looking for.

It is a factory pressed DVD (not a burned copy), but the quality is substandard. Looking at the picture quality and occasional video dropouts, it was clear to me that this was made from a PAL VHS tape converted to NTSC. The tape actually used for this DVD has seen better days, as well. To make matters worse, there is a blue animated logo that appears every 4 minutes and 45 seconds. It starts at the top right and moves across the screen to the left and stays on the screen for 20 seconds at a time. Really? Who wants to see that every 5 minutes? Certainly not me.

However, if you're so inclined, there are a few good things about the disc. There are optional dubbed languages in Chinese and Mandarin as well as subtitles for those languages. There are surprisingly good English subtitles, too. They duplicate the natural "dialect" of all of the characters. Other than these things, the DVD is bare boned. Just the movie and no special features.

I doubt that this is authorized by Disney as there is no mention of the Disney company anywhere on the cover, the disc, or in the DVD content itself. In fact, the very beginning of the opening credits is edited to avoid "Distributed by Buena Vista" and "Walt Disney Presents", the latter of which is part of the original film itself.

You have been warned.
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