Heroic Trio by Buena Vista AVOID!

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  1. Matthew Brown

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    Run from this one like it's on fire.

    It's cut by 2 minutes*. The Tai Seng running time is 87. The Buena Vista version is only 85.

    This will almost definitly be English dubbed only. If you want to see this movie, try to find the Tai Seng version, or get the Universe one. I think the Universe version is from a PAL master so the running time on that one may differ.

    Matt

    *edited post to reflect correct running time. I should never listen to the IMDB!
     
  2. Jeff Adkins

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    Yes, by all means avoid this disaster from Buena Vista. The Tai Seng version is out of print, but the Universe version is better anyway and can be bought here for a mere $4.49 plus shipping.
    Jeff
     
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    Does anyone know exactly whats been cut?
     
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    Jeff J. -
    The Universe version is NTSC but the source it is taken from is PAL. This happens a lot with the Hong Kong import DVD's.
    I could just about guarantee the scene where Maggie Cheung blows up the children that will become drones is cut.
    I don't know if the main theme is cut. It really rocked. I guess it doesn't matter since it won't have the original soundtrack at all.
    While searching around I came across this site, http://www.heroictrio.com/ . It has some great screenshots from the movie. I am also glad that Buena Vista doesn't have the domain name.
    Jeff A. -
    Out of curiosity, what did you find better about the Universe versions? I may have to pick these up. The Tai Seng version was one of the first DVD's I owned so any opinions I have on it may be slightly over zealous. I know the Tai Seng versions look better on a 27 inch TV than a 47 inch one. I noticed the same about BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR.
    Matt
     
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    Any chance for a HK Legends release?

    Ted
     
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  9. Matthew Brown

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    Jeff -
    Thanks. I may have to pick these up now.

    Matt
     
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    Isn't Buena Vista releasing a buch of HK stuff in edited versions soon? Stuff like THE KILLER and HARD BOILED, except cut down and Rated R?

    Don't accidentally buy any of that truncated stuff. I agree, run!
     
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    THE KILLER and HARD BOILED were on the scehdule for 9/3 but both were pulled and disappeared from the Buena Vista release database. I had called the customer service number to check and they said they couldn't even see them listed.

    This whole subject of what is done to these movies is amazing because the unanimous opinion is that the originals should be made available yet Disney doesn't care. Everytime I think I have some exclusive news on the subject, I get the "this conversation never took place" line. This is why names are never used to back up information. People who make a living in the industry don't want to go on record disagreeing with their employers.
    Matt


    Matt
     
  12. Matthew Brown

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    The new cover art is GOD AWFUL! [​IMG]
     
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    Frankly, I just boycott all Disney HK releases by default. If one is actually proven to be OSL and uncut I will gladly purchase it.
     
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    Water -> Temperature Below 32F (0C) -> Hell -> Disney being respectful to HK cinema. [​IMG]
     
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    That's fine, I've got my Universe copy. I knew they were going to do this....

    Jason
     

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