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  1. Eric.

    Foreign VS American Film Quality Overall

    I find your post a bit confusing Shawn.Saying movies from other countries are not up to par with American films i find ridiculous.If anything the reverse is true because otherwise why is Hollywood so obsessed with grabbing the remake rights to every good foreign movie out there.Higher budgets...
  2. Eric.

    Foreign/Art/Independent Film DVD Preorder List II

    Binjip (3-iron) Release Date 2004-12-17 Director : Kim Gi-Deok Cast : Lee Seung-Yeon , Jae Hui Running Time : 90 Min Rating : Over 15 Production Company : Bitwin Screen : Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Color, NTSC Audio : 5.1 Subtitle : English, Korean Dubbing ...
  3. Eric.

    Evil Dead 4 ?...NOPE Evil Dead remake

    Although the 3 i mentioned are known for some of there more extreme work i would not pidgeon hole any of them.They are all capable of extrordinary work in dramatic and artistic ways.Examples Park Chan-Wook;Joint Security Area, Takashi Miike;The Bird People In China, Kim...
  4. Eric.

    Taegukgi HK version out November 5th

    Ok here it is,my official verdict on Tae Guk Gi .Well the short version is it is the best war movie i have ever seen in my life.A hands down winner but there are several reasons why. The obvious comparison is with Saving Private Ryan because of the similar filming of the chaos of war,that is...
  5. Eric.

    Evil Dead 4 ?...NOPE Evil Dead remake

    Ok i'll give you Charlie Kaufman, Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola strait off the bat.Some of the others would have to come under a bit of scrutiny though. Christopher Nolan poached "Insomnia" and is doing a batman movie Cameron Crowe i would never forgive for repackaging "Open your Eyes"...
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    Evil Dead 4 ?...NOPE Evil Dead remake

    Meanwhile a revolutionary invention has been announced that is being touted as something that will change the world.They call it "The Wheel" Come on guys,this is why asian cinema is kicking you @ss's till your nose's bleed.You guys seem to have run out of ideas over there while people like...
  7. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    That sucks bigtime I guess it could be a long wait for a definitive version of this film.In the meantime i guess it comes down to picture or sound.I really love the full bitrate dts of the edko release but the starmax is probably gonna look sweet.
  8. Eric.

    2004 Academy Awards: Early predictions and discussion

    Well i hope this doesn't sound to harsh but for me they are looking as largely irrelevant.Why?Well because unless something amazing happens with cinema in the English speaking world in the next month or so i would say most of the films in my top ten for 2004 will be foreign. The Oscars...
  9. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    Ok the korean Starmax version is listed as comming out on nov 25 2004.The transfer should be good if there past record for high quality dvd's is taken into account.They are not listing it with a dts soundtrack as far as i can see though Guess w'll have to wait and see. Japan version has a...
  10. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    Here is another objective review of the dvd that whilst detailing the shortcomings of the transfer still points out that . How many other dvd releases have come out this year with a sensational dts soundtrack for this price? Now i don't have time for this anymore i'm watching the dvd...
  11. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    No rich i'm not the only one
  12. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    This link with screenshots will explain the shortcommings of the transfer.Naturally i will be re buying a better version of this film that has been mastered from an original ntsc source.It may be months before an ultimate edition similar to the one that was done by Bitwin for "Hero" becomes...
  13. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    We must be looking at a different dvd because i have no idea what your talking about Rich.This is a very watchable dvd on my setup.As for bad transfers well some of the r3 releases of the 80's HK stuff are pretty dodgy.The original r1 pan/scan release of Roman Polanski's "Frantic" is one that...
  14. Eric.

    ***Official SHAUN OF THE DEAD Discussion Thread

    I would give it the best picture Oscar now!We have that sorted now do any of you c***'s want a drink?
  15. Eric.

    House Of Flying Daggers OFFICIAL R3 DVD Release Oct 18th!

    Ohh come off it!!What's with all the whining?It's only a budget release and it looks fine to me.While it's a long way off a slick hollywood transfer it's still totally clean with vibrant colors.The dts soundtrack is absolutely awesome,i almost wet myself in the Echo Game scene It's a total...
  16. Eric.

    "Shaun of the Dead" DVD – coming December 21!

    I have the UK dvd and it's a great disc as far as extras go.I would be happy to buy the R1 dvd as well for the dts soundtrack.The film is good enough to warrant having both in my collection.As far as i'm concerned it's the second best film i have seen this year The best film of course is Park...
  17. Eric.

    2046 coming out this week

    Well thanks Runar for saving the rest of us from a fate worse than beheading in Iraq I've been waiting a long time for it to,looks like it might be worth waiting a little bit longer now.
  18. Eric.

    House of Flying Daggers

    Yesasia are listing it as shipping on October 18th.I have read mixed reviews about this film with regards to the story being a bit silly.No doubt it should be a visual treat though.I personally won't be taking my eyes off Zhang Zi Yi
  19. Eric.

    OLD BOY 4-disc R3 deluxe edition in handcrafted case

    I have this pre ordered and i just can't wait to get my hands on it.I'm hoping for subtitles on the commentaries and i would be over the moon if that turns out to be the case.I'm told there will be space in the new collectors case to slip the original 2 disc set in along with the new ones.It...
  20. Eric.

    Foreign/Art/Independent Film DVD Preorder List II

    Just watched Takashi Miike's Bird People in China,another absolutely impressive movie from one of the most talented filmmakers working in the world today.It's kind of hard to put it into a category but i guess you would say quirky art house made with equal parts of humor and poignance as we tag...
  21. Eric.

    Movies that BLEW YOUR MIND

    Oldboy,i watched it 3 times in the first 2 days.I don't know what the count is up to now but this is easily the most amazing movie i have seen since Donnie Darko.
  22. Eric.

    Asian Cinema on DVD

    Hey Juan,i got a copy of Chihwaseon a few weeks back and i think that would be his next best movie.After that i would say you have to get Happy End and Failan. As for Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance that is an absolute must own for Chan-Wook Park fans.Be warned though it's a lot darker than Oldboy...
  23. Eric.

    Roadshow DVD Going Backwards

    I gave up worrying what Australian distributors do long ago.The best thing to do is just use one of the great dvd comparison sites on the net and buy the best version from wherever it may be in the world.For the most part i'm happy enough to go with the r3 releases because they are cheaper and...
  24. Eric.

    Asian Cinema on DVD

    I'll second that one Juan,i have it down as the best movie of the year by about 10 miles.I also think Choi Min-Sik is the most stunning actor i have seen since Robert De Nero in Taxi Driver/Raging Bull
  25. Eric.

    Showgirls: Camp Classic or Complete Crap?

    It's a fantastic movie!!It may have the baddest acting ever and a terrible script but it dosen't stop it from being one of the most re watchable movies ever.It never fails to cheer me up and bring a smile to my face.I put it in the same category as say series one of Starsky and Hutch a tv series...
  26. Eric.

    Azumi - UK and Japanese Region 2 Reviews

    Ahhhrr.That's unbelievable?I can understand them wanting to trim it to 128min for the theatrical release but in the age of dvd there is no excuse for not giving us the directors cut.Surely thats the whole point of selling a dvd,to give it to us as the director intended. So what we have now is...
  27. Eric.

    Azumi - UK and Japanese Region 2 Reviews

    The best way to go for Azumi is the korean release from cinexus.It has everything that the japanese release has including a [email protected] dts soundtrack and beautiful image.Even beter it's half the price . The downside is no eng subs on the extra disc as usual for all r3 releases.May well be worth...
  28. Eric.

    Asian Cinema on DVD

    Hey Jeremy,how about some horror in a different vein to The Eye?I would recomend The Isle and Sympathy for Mr. Vengenance.You won't find anything like them in your hollywood mtv generation style movies. Koma is a new one out in typical HK style and it's well worth a look. As far as classic...
  29. Eric.

    Will Ryuhei Kitamura's films ever come out to Region 1?

    I can tell you one thing for sure Will,unless the Hollywood studios lift the game dramatically in the second half of the year they arn't going to have many films in my top 10. I think it shows how blind everyone is there when a film as good as City of god goes home from the academy awards...
  30. Eric.

    Will Ryuhei Kitamura's films ever come out to Region 1?

    I drew the line at paying the high price for the r2j release of Azumi but i'm in the cue to get the r3 Korean release.I'm also looking forward to seeing Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Doppelganger. Without trying to put to many noses out of joint in the US i would have to say i think your industry's...