Zatoichi (2003) Region 3

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  1. Sten F

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    Just ordered Zatoichi 2003 by Takeshi Kitano, 2 disc DVD DTS Region 3 from CD-WOW.

    I heard this movie should be a whole lot better than both Kill Bill and Last Samurai. Anyone seen this?
     
  2. Sean Campbell

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    I haven't seen that particular DVD edition, but I did see the movie at a cinema in Dublin last week. It's a pretty good film, not up to the standards of classic Kurosawa stuff, but quite decent all the same. There's plenty of great swordplay moments intermixed with nice splashes of comedy ( and splashes of blood too ) [​IMG]
     
  3. Eric.

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    I got the r2 japan version.It is certainly Takeshi Kitano's most playful movie.A good story and some realy cool digital effects.I have to watch it again to decide where it sits amongst Kitano's other movies but the fact that i have Hanna-Bi high on my list of the top 10 movies of all time means it's unlikley to come in at no.1 [​IMG]
     
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    i thoguht it was great overall... but have real mixed feelings over the CGI blood. Most of the time its so bad its distracting, there are few times when its just plain cool, but I promise you that the entire time you will be thinking "I know thats cgi blood", so in a way it takes away the movie magic for me. On the up side, the cinematography is really awesome and the soundtrack compliments it so well. The comedy is also great, too.
     
  5. RobD

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    Watched this a few days ago and have to say I was impressed. I thought the decisive sword fights and strange comedy made an entertaining movie.
     
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    How are the english subtitles?

    I'm sure they're good but I like to know beforehand.
     
  7. RobD

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    They seemed decent to me, no glaring gaps and the translation made sense.
     
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    The original DTS track is a wonder to my ears...
    Precise, dynamic and worst bying if you don't have it already ! This particular region 3 HK editor (PANORAMA) brings wonderful DVDs to the market.
     
  9. MikeHughes

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    Great film. cgi-blood looked pretty shitty though. [​IMG]
     
  10. ArchibaldTuttle

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    I just oredered the Panorama 2-disc release... I hope it is good as they say[​IMG]
     
  11. JayHM

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    Does anyone else think the Region 3 DVD has really bad black levels and faded colors? I always end up adjusting contrast and saturation just for this one title.
     
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    Does anyone else think the Region 3 DVD has really bad black levels and faded colors? I always end up adjusting contrast and saturation just for this one title.
     
  13. Mark_Wilson

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    The R2J looks the same. Not sure if it was intentional or not.
     
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    The R2J looks the same. Not sure if it was intentional or not.
     
  15. Jay Gunn

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    Jay, the saturation of the color is intentional.
     
  16. Jay Gunn

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    Jay, the saturation of the color is intentional.
     
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    I was unimpressed by this dvd. the film itself as well. but it's worth a watch.
     
  18. Darren Gross

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    Does the region 3 disc have Englsih subtitles for the bonus features on disc 2?

    The region 2 didn't and there's some great docs there.
     
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    This was done on purpose by Kitano to make the film appear less violent. Search interviews for proof, or take my word.
     

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