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Volcano High



Anybody seen this movie? Great stuff
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Never heard of it.
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A bit weird but a totally enjoyable flick.
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comes out on Region 0 DVD next Tuesday here in the States.
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Originally posted by Giles
comes out on Region 0 DVD next Tuesday here in the States.
Any chance of a non-dubbed original Korean soundtrack?
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Originally posted by Mikkis
Any chance of a non-dubbed original Korean soundtrack?

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Goofy movie - in a good way. Reminded me of the campiness of Big Trouble in Little China..mixed oddly enough with Harry Potter.

Fun stuff, definitly worth checking out if you get the chance.

Here's a review for Whasango (Korean name) - http://www.kfccinema.com/reviews/kun...lcanohigh.html

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I've always wondered, what does Region O mean?
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Ack, the R1....i mean R0....release is cut!


Region 0 = can be played in any region = no region lockout
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I've had this on DVD for awhile now... International DVD forum - you guys should check it out once in awhile.
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Ack, the R1....i mean R0....release is cut!
Cut? what could they possibly find to cut?
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The link to that website listed the running time as 90 min

the R3 version of the movie is 122 min.

Maybe those extra minutes are still trying to get through customs...but all i know is that if the info on the site is correct, alot has been cut.
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The link to that website listed the running time as 90 min
I'm going for the press release was wrong - that or there was no listed time (at which point a lot of people default at 90m for movies.)

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I have no problem believing that the Region 0 release is heavily cut, for one simple reason: it's from Tai Seng. They're notorious among Asian movie fans for releasing cut/incomplete films because that's what their overseas sources give them, and they don't bother pressing the issue. They just release the cut version while pretending to be the American champions of Asian cinema. They ain't. (But they're still a hell of a lot better than Miramax.)
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The Mega Star R0 DVD released in Hong Kong was an "international cut" of the film at 100 minutes, while the original Korean cut ran 120 minutes. Some of the footage cut out of the "international cut" was featured as an extra in the deleted scenes section of the disc.

If Tai Seng released the same exact DVD that Mega Star released, I wouldn't be shocked.
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
The Mega Star R0 DVD released in Hong Kong was an "international cut" of the film at 100 minutes, while the original Korean cut ran 120 minutes. Some of the footage cut out of the "international cut" was featured as an extra in the deleted scenes section of the disc.

If Tai Seng released the same exact DVD that Mega Star released, I wouldn't be shocked.
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I finally picked up the Tai Seng DVD last night (Tower Records had only one copy, what a shock) and...

The Tai Seng release is the same exact disc(s) as the Mega Star.

Same slipcase and keepcase just that:
- the slipcase has a Tai Seng sticker attatched to it
- there is an "ALL REGION" sticker to cover up the "REGION 3" on both the slipcase and keepcase

Cost me $25 at Tower. Most people are better off buying the DVD at some place online like DDDHouse as it will be much cheaper.
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
I finally picked up the Tai Seng DVD last night (Tower Records had only one copy, what a shock) and...

The Tai Seng release is the same exact disc(s) as the Mega Star.

Same slipcase and keepcase just that:
- the slipcase has a Tai Seng sticker attatched to it
- there is an "ALL REGION" sticker to cover up the "REGION 3" on both the slipcase and keepcase

Cost me $25 at Tower. Most people are better off buying the DVD at some place online like DDDHouse as it will be much cheaper.
That's what Tai Seng typically does. If there's a HK disc that's available in Region 0, they just slap a sticker on it and mark it up about 200 or 300%
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That's what Tai Seng typically does. If there's a HK disc that's available in Region 0, they just slap a sticker on it and mark it up about 200 or 300%
True, but then again, Poker Industries is selling the original MegaStar disc for $21.99 (plus shipping). So I paid the same price for it as I would've paid from any importer in the States. Now if I bought it straight from HK (which I should've done), it would've cost cheaper.

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