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#641 of 685 OFFLINE   PaulaJ

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Posted January 12 2005 - 04:52 AM

Great big pics of the cover art for the next Fox martial arts wave at:

http://www.dvdanswer....5571&n=1&burl=


I haven't seen the Brandon Lee film before -- any good?

The Hand of Death is a surprisingly solid early martial arts film from John Woo. Despite two pics of Jackie Chan on the box art cover, the actual star is superkicker Dorian Tan. Jackie has one of his best pre-fame supporting roles in this, though. Sammo Hung also is prominently featured, as a bad guy with big false teeth Posted Image and Yuen Biao gets a moment on-screen too.

Just to change the subject, I watched Wong Kar-wai's 2046 on DVD the other day and loved it. (Though my fave WKW film is still In the Mood for Love.) I sure hope 2046 opens in the U.S. someday, but I haven't heard anything about a theatrical release here.
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#642 of 685 OFFLINE   Matt_M

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Posted January 12 2005 - 11:57 AM

Has anybody seen the Eye 2? How does it compare to the first one. I watched The Eye as well as Abnormal Beauty and enjoyed both those movies.

#643 of 685 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted January 12 2005 - 12:49 PM

I haven't seen The Eye 2, but I have heard that it wasn't that good....
I still want to see it though...

#644 of 685 OFFLINE   Lloyd White

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Posted July 03 2005 - 06:15 PM

Just say Beyond Hypothermia, those into gun fu with a some good character like in Hard Boiled and The Killer will love this film. That climax was just off the hook. Totally serious film with some really impressive action scenes. I should add that the dvd version I saw was not anamorphic, but the movie was at least good. I'll definetly will be looking out for a better version of this movie in the meantime.

That and an excuse to revive this thread, since it's such a great resource. Also saw Infernal Affairs for the first time and loved that.
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#645 of 685 OFFLINE   LorenzoL

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Posted July 04 2005 - 03:34 AM

Wow, this thread is back from the dead.

#646 of 685 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted May 13 2006 - 06:09 PM

Time to bring this thread back from the dead. It seems like just about every other movie I have bought for the past year is perefect for this thread.

First off a little bit of Miike. I bought and watched IZO and I am still trying to figure this one out. Once again, a beautiful strange movie (what else are you gonna get from Miike?). I know that there is some message between the lines in this movie, but I guess I will have to watch it again to figure it out.

I also saw City of Lost Souls from Miike, wich I thought was good, but the ending kinda felt incomplete.

I just bought Thunderbolt which I am looking forward to watching as I am a huge Jackie Chan fan, and this week I am going to pick up New Police Story.

Speaking of Jackie, can anyone tell me if there is a dvd release date for The Myth?

Thanks in advance,

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#647 of 685 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted May 17 2006 - 08:09 AM

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Just say Beyond Hypothermia, those into gun fu with a some good character like in Hard Boiled and The Killer will love this film. That climax was just off the hook. Totally serious film with some really impressive action scenes. I should add that the dvd version I saw was not anamorphic, but the movie was at least good. I'll definetly will be looking out for a better version of this movie in the meantime.
I was about to rent it last night at BB, but immediately put it back after I saw it was English dubbed and no OSL.

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I just bought Thunderbolt which I am looking forward to watching as I am a huge Jackie Chan fan, and this week I am going to pick up New Police Story.
I watched New Police Story last night. Great movie.
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#648 of 685 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted May 18 2006 - 08:57 PM

OK, I finished New Police Story, and I liked it alot. Much more serious movie than some of Jackie's usual fare, but entertaining none the less.

I was thinking of picking up Three Extremes, anyone see this? Also, can anyone tell me where I can find a Region 1 version of Battle Royale?

Thanks in advance

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#649 of 685 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted May 19 2006 - 12:14 AM

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Also, can anyone tell me where I can find a Region 1 version of Battle Royale?

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Tyler, I have been looking for this as well and I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet due to the price. A pretty penny but here is the link and it is Region 0 not 1 which will still play in all players.

http://www.xploitedc...s.asp?title=610
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#650 of 685 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted May 19 2006 - 11:50 AM

Tyler,

Definitely watch Three Extremes if you get a chance. A must see as far as I'm concerned.

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Master Poe: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Caine: I hear the water. I hear the birds.
Master Poe: Do you hear your own heart beat.
Caine: No.
Master Poe: Do you hear the grasshopper, which is at your feet.Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?Master Poe: Young man, how is it...

#651 of 685 OFFLINE   Matthew Brown

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Posted May 19 2006 - 12:03 PM

Battle Royale has a couple of different versions out there. I think many are region 0. Try HKFLIX.com or Pokerindustries.com. They should both have it.

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#652 of 685 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted May 19 2006 - 01:38 PM

I got my Battle Royal R0 from DDDhouse.com

I have only watched Dumplings so far from 3 Extremes, very creepy. Any word on 3 Extremes 2?

I have really been slipping in watching my Asian cinema...

#653 of 685 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted May 22 2006 - 08:12 AM

Pass on 3 Extremes 2. Not good at all compared to the first.
Master Poe: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Caine: I hear the water. I hear the birds.
Master Poe: Do you hear your own heart beat.
Caine: No.
Master Poe: Do you hear the grasshopper, which is at your feet.Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?Master Poe: Young man, how is it...

#654 of 685 OFFLINE   Ian_H

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Posted May 22 2006 - 11:16 AM

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Speaking of Jackie, can anyone tell me if there is a dvd release date for The Myth?

Thanks in advance,

tyler

If you mean for a U.S. release than I don't think there is. The HK DVD has been out for months and can easily be had for less than $20 from HKFlix.com.


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#655 of 685 OFFLINE   Scott_MacD

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Posted May 22 2006 - 03:36 PM

I saw the longer version of Dumplings at last year's Edinburgh film festival. Effective, horrifying, more than a little sexy and it felt rather complete. I imagine the Extremes version will have required a fair wad of clean lifts to make it fit in 40 or so minutes.

Are there decent releases of both versions?

#656 of 685 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted May 22 2006 - 03:41 PM

The R1 release includes the full length Dumplings on a second disk.

#657 of 685 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted May 25 2006 - 10:57 AM

Does the full length version justify a double dip?
Master Poe: Close your eyes. What do you hear?
Caine: I hear the water. I hear the birds.
Master Poe: Do you hear your own heart beat.
Caine: No.
Master Poe: Do you hear the grasshopper, which is at your feet.Caine: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?Master Poe: Young man, how is it...

#658 of 685 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted May 25 2006 - 01:57 PM

OK, I need some help. I was at a pawn shop looking for some old atari games, and on their shelf of DVD's they had like three copies each of "The Killer" and "Hard Boiled" Criterion Editions. The guy had them priced at $30 dollars each.

I know that these usually sell upwards of $90 on Ebay. But as most of his other movies were around $5-9, I asked why "The Killer" and "Hard Boiled were so expensive. The guy told me some crap about them being imported, and being rare.

So this guy is either selling pirated copies of these movies, or he has no idea what they are worth. Sorry I didn't have my phone or I would have taken some pics. I am probably gonna go back some time next week, but can anyone tell me how I can tell if these DVD's are legit?

thanks in advance,

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#659 of 685 OFFLINE   Ian_H

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Posted May 28 2006 - 09:22 AM

Here are a couple pics of a legit Criterion Hard Boiled:

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The part of the disc that looks gold is just the reflection of stuff around it. The disc is silver except for the silk screened parts.


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The Killer supposedly has a white ring around the center of the disc that is supposed to clue you in on the legitmacy of the disc. I don't own that one so i don't know.

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#660 of 685 OFFLINE   tyler payne

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Posted May 29 2006 - 04:33 AM

Thanks for that Ian. The Killer and Hard Boiled Criterion are kinda my "Holy Grail" DVD's. I plan on going back on Thursday, but I'm not holding my breath. I think the cover of Hard Boiled had a white banner across the top where it said "The Criterion Collection", but I'm not certain.

Again thanks for the pics, I'll let you know later this week what I find out.

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