In The Mood for Love, the Ocean DVD

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  1. Matthew Brown

    Matthew Brown Supporting Actor

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    If you are a fan of the movie IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE and can play region 2, PAL DVD's, the Ocean DVD is a must have.
    I haven't watched everything it has yet but what I have seen so far is very impressive.
    This is a two DVD set and the packaging is entirely in French but the two DVDs give an option right up front of choosing the language for the menus so you can see them in English. The menus themselves are great.
    Disc one has the movie (anamorphic), trailer, and a section on the music.
    Disc two has a commentary by Wong Kar Wai, alternate ending and so much more that I can't even remember it all right now.
    This is up there with the T2 Ultimate Edition and FIGHT CLUB DVD's for me as far as extras, and everything else.
    American companies can learn a lot from this one on how to treat a foreign movie. It's a foreign movie for France and Ocean did an incredible job.
    Matt
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  2. Jay Gregory

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    What does the Disk 2 "commentary" from Wong entail?
    This is simply out of curiousity since I doubt I will have the equipment to play Region 2 DVDs anytime soon.
     
  3. Rich Malloy

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    I am, like, so jealous.
    This is the release that's finally got me serious about a region-free player. And In the Mood for Love will be the first disc I buy.
     
  4. Matthew Brown

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    I watched most of the Wong Kar Wai commentary. It's more like an interview where he does all the talking. He talks about his whole take on the relationship struggles of the characters. How he purposely left out the spouses because if they were seen too much it brings up a "who's right,who's wrong" story. He just wanted to the relationship to play out between the leads. He also says that something is missed in the subtitles because all the foods indicate the month that the scene takes place. It's his way of tracking time. The foods they eat are only available during certain months so you can tell as the months go by by what they are eating. He also explains why the last scene takes place in Cambodia.
    The DVD even comes with what looks like a passport. It's in French so I can't read a word of it.
    I can't wait to watch the rest of this. This may the only DVD that I watch absolutely everything on.
    Matt
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    [Edited last by Matthew Brown on September 27, 2001 at 10:06 AM]
     
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