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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   ForresterW

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Posted January 19 2002 - 01:38 PM

i am looking to buy few legit korean movie on DVD, and i was wondering if there was a internet store that was located in U.S.
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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Brian E

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Posted January 19 2002 - 01:42 PM

Any titles in particular? IIRC http://www.pokerindustries.com has Shiri and a few others.
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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   ForresterW

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Posted January 19 2002 - 01:47 PM

are the DVD on this site officially released or a bootleg??
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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   John DeLuca

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Posted January 19 2002 - 02:49 PM

They are official. Another site is dvdasian.com. I just found out about Pokerindustries so I am going to try them this week. They are located literally a half hour from me. You should definitely pick up the 2 disc set of Shiri. I just watched it the other night and it is an amazing film. I hope you violence though Posted Image

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Michael Banks

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Posted January 19 2002 - 03:45 PM

I use Poker Industries exclusively for my Korean and Hong Kong discs. They have fair prices and great service.

I second John on Shiri, one of the best action titles i've seen. There are alot of good titles in all genres.

Some of my favorites so far:
Shiri
Attack The Gas Station!
Kick the Moon
Jakarta
Beat
Tell Me Something
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Just remember to order the original Korean release because alot of these films have HK releases also. Most Korean DVD's are anamorphic and blow away the HK releases in all aspects.
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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Brian E

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Posted January 19 2002 - 03:57 PM

If you do use Poker you might like to know about this.

From DVD Talk;
"Poker Industries has the now 'hard to find' import of The Twin Peaks Pilot in stock. Also DVD Talk Members Get 10% off your order with the coupon code DVDTK02 with all orders of $50.00 or more are upgraded to FREE SHIPPING! Check out these other new arrivals Change Visitor Q, Ebola Syndrome & Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals."
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#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted January 19 2002 - 04:28 PM

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Just remember to order the original Korean release because alot of these films have HK releases also. Most Korean DVD's are anamorphic and blow away the HK releases in all aspects.

But are the Korean discs region 3? HK titles are mostly region 0, and can be played on any player.

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#8 of 23 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted January 19 2002 - 07:40 PM

jakarta???

i was born there!

what kind of movie is that???

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Posted January 20 2002 - 01:39 AM

Sorry, I should have mentioned the region 3 thing. It depends on the title, some are R3 and some R0. Most of the newer titles are region encoded. After a having a region free player for a while you take that for granted. I guess you can say, it just gives you a reason to buy a new player.Posted Image

Jakarta is a comedy about three different groups of bank robbers. Unbeknownst to them, they are all hitting the same bank at the same time. Don't read to many reviews, because they will spoil it for you. A very well written movie, that keeps going strong until the end. The Korean disc is region 0, a definite must purchase for getting a taste of their films.
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Mike Friedrich

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Posted January 20 2002 - 01:57 AM

Try bluelaser they "had" CTHD when everyone else was backordered and or sold out!! They've also been around since the early Laserdisc days. Their site is pretty nice, lots of pics, I even receive their monthly e-mail updates and Nancy will get you whatever you want, legal that is.



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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   felix_suwarno

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Posted January 20 2002 - 06:36 AM

michael banks, does the title jakarta have anything to do with the capital of indonesia?

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Matthew Brown

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Posted January 20 2002 - 06:57 AM

Shiri is getting a US release in February. I can't wait. I heard the only change to the film will be a short prologue explaining the political climate in Korea. The rest of the move will be exactly the same as it was.
HKFLIX.COM is also very good for these movies.

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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Michael Banks

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Posted January 20 2002 - 07:13 AM

Felix,

The title is referring to where a couple of the robbers want to go after the heist. After they make the score, that's where they want to retire to. Why they picked Jakarta is anyone's guess. I didn't know anything about the city until watching this movie. I decided to read up and can see why they wanted to go there. That's a beautiful city.Posted Image
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#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Jaehoon Heo

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Posted January 21 2002 - 07:10 AM

Forrester,

I may be one of a few Korean members in this Forum. May I ask you why you like Korean movies? Just for curiosity...Posted Image

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   MilesH

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Posted January 21 2002 - 08:53 AM

If I were you, I would stay clear of Poker Industries. I ordered a DVD from them that was defective. This is not unusual because the quality control of Hong Kong companies is poor. They refused to reply to any of my emails concerning a replacement. In short, there customer service is non-existant. If you get a defective DVD from them, you will be stuck with it.

People have recently had even worse experiences than me with Poker Industries:
http://groups.google.....com&frame=off

Unless you like gambling with your money, you should shop elsewhere. Caveat Emptor!

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Chris Xolotl

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Posted January 21 2002 - 04:01 PM

Sigh... No one even mentions the great swordplay movie... Bichunmoo....

I think much better the Crouching Iguana, Hidden Piglet. Posted Image

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   ForresterW

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Posted January 21 2002 - 05:41 PM

hello

The reason I am interested in korean movie is because I am too korean. Recently i saw a movie called "Mu Sa" and I really like it, and i want this movie(and few others) on DVD. Posted Image

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Forrester,

I may be one of a few Korean members in this Forum. May I ask you why you like Korean movies? Just for curiosity...
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#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Jaehoon Heo

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Posted January 22 2002 - 01:44 AM

ForresterW,

Thank you for your reply. I thought you were an American, guessing from your ID. Then, I am curious how many Koreans were posting in this thread...Posted Image
So far, I just bought Shiri from dvdasian.com. I ordered it, but they replied that they had no stock. I contacted them for complaint, and they were receptive and nice to me. Except some unexpected delay, I had no problem with them. I hope this would help.

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Donnie Eldridge

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Posted January 22 2002 - 02:41 AM

Let us not forget Purple Storm. I personally thought this movie was better then Shiri.
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#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted January 22 2002 - 03:11 AM

Another Korean posting on this forum... Posted Image

Why Has The Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? is availible in Region 1 by Image. A very introspective, philosophical film about Buddhism. The video is nonanamorphic and of fair quality, but watchable. I believe Criterion released this on laserdisc. Hopefully they can get the rights to release it on DVD.




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