House Of Flying Daggers R1 - April 19

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  1. Ken Chui

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    The details thus far:

    MSRP: $28.95 (two-pack with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - $36.96)
    Audio commentary by Zhang Yimou (director) and Zhang Ziyi
    Making-of featurette
    Music video
    Photo gallery

    Full specs to follow shortly.

    R1 cover artwork (proposed)
     
  2. Kain_C

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    Never got to see it in theatres because it never came out over here[​IMG] but I plan on buying this one blindly. I know it may be a tired comparison, but I loved Hero and will probably equally love this.

    Can't wait. With Das Untergang, Tae Guk Gi, etc, this is a great year for foreign flicks.
     
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    It came here for exactly 5 days, and I missed it...I guess I'll have to buy it, but I already have Crouching Tiger, and I highly doubt it'll come out bundled with the Superbit Crouching Tiger anyway.
     
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    Definitely will purchase this one. Can't wait to listen to the echo game again. [​IMG]
     
  5. Cameron Yee

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    If I get this it will be my third purchase of the film. More than likely I will :b I was planning to see this on the big screen, but I procrastinated too long.
     
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    I wonder if it will be the international version or the edited US version (edited to get a PG-13)?

    Ron
     
  7. Cameron Yee

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    Most likely the US version since its coming from Columbia Tri-Star.
     
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    From Sony Pictures website:
    http://www.sonypictures.com/homevide...396091788.html

    DVD FEATURES

    • Commentary with actor Ziyi Zhang and director Zhang Yimou
    • Creating the Visual Effects featurette
    • Making of HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS featurette
    • Theme Song 'Lovers' Music Video
    • Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
    • Costumes Gallery
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • Previews
    • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 (Mandarin, English, French)
    • Subtitles: English, French
    • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
     
  9. Doug Graham

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    I'm waiting for the Superbit, myself. Those features look pretty weak aside from the commentary. I wonder if that will be in Chinese with subs or what? Those accents together would probably be unintelligible. I have a Chinese DVD that has the most incredible full-bitrate dts I think I've ever heard. Problem is, the video appears to be from a PAL source, and the source wasn't progressive. It has major video issues. But a Superbit of this would surely be reference in any way. It's one of the most beautiful looking and sounding movies I've ever seen.
     
  10. Cameron Yee

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    See this for information on the various other region releases. The only one not there is the Korean Starmax release, which should be added eventually (or this site will have a comparison if you check the Other Region forum).

    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCom...ingdaggers.htm
     
  11. SteveCallas

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    It never made it to theaters by me - could someone tell me if it is more artsy like Crouching Tiger, or more straight forward like Hero? I definitely prefer Hero.
     
  12. Cameron Yee

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    Hmm...I would call Hero more artsy and Crouching Tiger more straightforward...but I would say HoFD is most similar to the Hong Kong martial arts film than the other two. That is, long on action, shorter on character development. People have praised or criticized it for these reasons, depending on their preference. My preference goes Crouching Tiger, Flying Daggers and then Hero. All three I own and enjoy so it's a choice between good and good [​IMG]
     
  13. Patrick Sun

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    Just don't go in expecting either Hero or CTHD, it's a different story, with little in common with either of the aforementioned films.

    I've got the Region 3 2-disc edition, and its dts audio track is pretty amazing.
     
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    Yes, the R-3 DTS is incredible. "Echo game" and "bamboo forest" provide some great surround fun.
     
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    "From the director of "Hero" and the star of "Hero" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and the guy who saw "When Harry Met Sally"

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    Well, other than the caption being a little to long and showy, althought it is ok in this case [​IMG] , the coverart and initial specs look pretty sweet. And, yes, I would really recommend this film to people who did not get a chance to view it previously.

    ryan
     
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    The trailers for this on recent Sony releases are really fantastic looking and sounding. Hopefully the disc will live up to that!
     
  17. Rich Malloy

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    The commentary is potentially very enticing. I just might have to get this disc, even though it's the US "cut" version.

    I saw some pictures of the Starmax edition, and the Edko 2-disc SE/3-disc LE (same transfer) is still the best I've seen. The Starmax DVD has horribly blown-out contrast levels.

    Has there been a Superbit announced? If not, would a Superbit release seem to be likely?
     
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    Do you have links? This is surprising considering they did so well with Hero. I'm sure many are disappointed.
     
  19. Vincent-P

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    How is the US release "cut"? I haven't heard anything about it being cut.
     
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