New Japanese Last Emperor Blu 2:35:1??

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  1. Peter Neski

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    According to the specifications, it's not only Region 1/A, but the running time makes it the extended 3 hour, 38 minute cut as well...cool!!!
     
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    Sheltering Sky was never in 2.35. I saw it in 70mm on opening day in LA.
     
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    Yeah its not ,amazon jp list it as that,so there listing of a 2.35:1 Last Emperor is not to be trusted
     
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    well just got this reply from amazon JP :
    Thank you for writing to us at Amazon.co.jp.
    Regarding your inquiry, it is confirmed that the item, "ラストエンペラー
    コレクターズ・エディション(初回生産限定) [Blu-ray]" has "Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1" as you see on the
    product page.
    According to the label, "Geneon Universal," the "Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1" is the
    first one in the world with the item.
     
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    I've ordered this at the Amazon Japanese website, but they're allowing only one copy per customer, as this is A LIMITED EDITION ITEM...just giving everybody a heads-up!!!
     
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    Just got an e-mail shipping notice from Amazon Japan...my copy of the new BD should be arriving on Nov. 6th!!!
     
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    yeah I got that too,didn't notice date ,
     
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    Great news !!! Finally!!!!! I can't understand how I got a title released on the 1st of Nov in Japan today the 2!!!!!!!!!! insane??
    The best is the 2.35:1 picture !! super!!!
     
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    When a Japanese release of "The Last Emperor" became available on Laserdisc, they snipped out a few seconds of footage that depicted "Japanese atrocities".
     
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    I'll report if they left that part of the dialogue in for that key scene when I check it...
     
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    looks like the bonus disc is three documentaries they got from criterion,which for the most part are in English ,there are a couple people who speak in Italian,so there are no English subtitles
    for that ,The long version is 2.35:1 16x9 DTS Hd the surtitles on that and the other version can be removed ,haven't compared picture yet
    there's no commentary so one will have use for the Criterion version for something,also there are also other extras which aren't on the Japanese Universal set
     
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    hows the transfer Pete?
     
  14. Peter Neski

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    This looks close to the criterion to me,more so than the french Pal version which before this Japanese version came out was the best version
    That I had, That is yellower ,
    I think its excellent ,the best so far and it even has resume play!! you can watch the long version now
    and of course it isn't cropped like the Criterion version
     
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    After reading your review, Peter, I can hardly wait for my copy to arrive next week from Amazon...thanks for the report!!!
     
  16. Peter Neski

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    should say its uncut too
     
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    Any news if this is coming in Region 1? (I was complaining about the current Criterion set on another thread, so I figured I'd better look into it.)
     
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    well The Japanese BR is Region A
     

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