Fox's HKL commentary update

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  1. Jeff Adkins

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    I'm not sure if this has been covered here yet, but Bey Logan's commentaries will not be on the US versions of the upcoming Hong Kong Legends releases. He responded via email to a person in this thread.

     
  2. Richard Waller

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    I have (and prefer) the HKL releases, so Fox will not be getting my money.
     
  3. Dan Rudolph

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    What? English accent? I guess that's why no English actor has ever made it big in the US and the Harry Potter movies have been such flops.
     
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    I will probably continue buying the British HKL discs, but I sent the guy an e-mail just to support a good cause.

    I wonder if they could release Snake In The Eagle's shadow uncut with the R2 HKL extras?
     
  5. Matthew Brown

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    Jeff -
    Thanks for providing the link! Bey Logan's commentaries are great and people will really be missing out if they aren't included.

    Matt
     
  6. Piers C

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    Jeff, thanks for the info & starting this thread.

    I've sent off an email to Poon. Let's hope that they reconsider this decision!
     
  7. Piers C

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    Matt, if you're able to confirm the email address can you post again?

    thanks
     
  8. Matthew Brown

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    Piers -
    Sure thing!


    Matt
     
  9. Jason Hennigan

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    I'd be interested to hear if they pay attention to what people have to say.

    I'll still be buying these releases, but I really wish that the commentaries were there.
     
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    FYI: Looks like the final specs are still under review, including Bey commentaries.

    I'd encourage anyone who has an interest to drop a polite email ASAP to Mr. Peter Poon @ Fortune Star, as Jeff referenced at the top of this thread. I believe there is time to lobby for the final specs.

    I tried the email address provided to start this thread and got a response from Poon today. Looks like his email address is [email protected]. In my original email I said I could "only guess" that the reason Bey's commentary was dropped was due to American audiences not wanting to hear a British accent. I said my guess was based only on the initial Fox marketing specs.

    Here's the strong response I received by email from Poon:

     
  11. Matthew Brown

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    Hopefully my e-mail will get through!
    I just hope that these are new transfers so that the problems with Magnificent Butcher aren't carried over.

    Matt
     
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    Matt, you probably should resend your email to the correct address I listed above.
     
  13. Matthew Brown

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    I resent it. I hope I get a reply.

    Matt
     
  14. Piers C

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    I'd be surprised if you didn't. He did seem pretty taken aback that I was sending him an email out of the blue.[​IMG]
     
  15. Matthew Brown

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    I got a reply!

    I asked about new transfers being done and this was Peter's reply!


    This is great news!

    Matt
     
  16. Jeff Adkins

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    That's good news. The strange thing is that Mr. Poon is basically saying Bey Logan is making all of this up. Weird.

    Jeff
     
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    I think Peter is doing damage control. Perhaps they wanted to cut costs by not including the commentary and didn't realize how many people wanted them.

    Matt
     
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    How about the result?

    Are there bey logon's commentary on earth?

    And HKL problems are fixed?

    I am eager.[​IMG]
     
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    I didn't see a commentary listed in any of the pre-order info for the first few titles.
     

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