Indiana Jones Temple of Doom

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  1. Ernest_T

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    I went to a DVD shop last night to check out the new arrivals and was surprised to see an all-zone Temple of Doom DVD on sale; was told by the retailer the first and third Indiana Jones will be here next week. I did not buy it because I was unsure of the quality; will wait for a while to hear from those who have bought it. This DVD is Korean produced and presented in DD 5.1, widescreen but non-anamorphic and without any notable special features.

    I have not been to this forum for sometime so forgive me for asking this question which probably has been discussed many times before: When will the R1 DVDs of Indiana Jones be released? I have noticed that whenever a movie is released on VCD or R3 DVD, the R1 DVD with all the pops and whistles will not be far behind. So I am hoping here this trilogy will be out soon on R1.
     
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    It's most likely pirated from the laserdisc, which means its availability says NOTHING about when a legitimate R1 release is coming, and which also means this thread will be closed.
     
  3. Ernest_T

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    Sorry for not checking other threads before posting this one; did not know there was another thread on this topic until now. Most of the forum members stated that this is probably a bootleg version. But after checking with the retailer which sells only legitimate versions of DVDs from various regions, he confirmed that it is not a bootleg but a licensed release (of course, we could be wrong).

    Those who are not familiar with the video release in Asia, especially in the R3 zone, are not aware that many movies are legitimately released ahead of the rest of the world, but these are usually non-anamorphic and without special features and are usually half or one-third of the price of R1 release. One example I can think of is "The Others" which was released a few months ahead of the R1 release which was selling for U$$7. I think the studios are doing so due to piracy in Asia; if the price of an original is comparative to a pirated one, most will opt for the former.
     
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    Are you sure this is an authorized release?

    The Others was released by Universe Video & Laser Company Limited, a reputable distributor of films on DVD & VCD in Hong Kong.

    The cover art should have the LucasFilm Limited logos and the United International Pictures logos and copyrights.
     
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    I have to check on that when I go down town tomorrow. The packaging is simply too nice for a bootleg.
     
  6. John P Grosskopf

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    NOTE TO MODERATOR: The following post is not meant to condone bootlegging or piracy in any way shape or form, so please do not take it as such. In fact, it's purpose is to educate against purchasing bootlegs, so please read the complete post in context before making judgement.

     
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    There are no legit releases of the Indiana Jones films OR Star Wars to DVD anywhere in the world

    Ernest, have you been living in Hong Kong long? It's a hotbed of bootlegged product. The only way you can be sure (for the most part) that something isn't a bootleg is to buy it from a well known international chain store.
     
  8. YANG

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    "Actually, the Malaysian DVD bootlegs out there have packaging that is indistinguishable from the real thing when not looking too closely, and can be had from online retailers for as little as $8.00-$10.00."

    Guys...

    The above is very true.The pirated products that managed to invade the local market looks very identical to original official U.S releases.You can see that some UNIVERSAL movies carries either "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" or "DTS SURROUND SOUND" banner.DREAMWORKS titles with "SIGNATURE COLLECTION" banner,FOX titles with "FIVE STAR COLLECTION" banner/frame and so on.

    Most consumers,who are ignorant or who never collect discs(compared to hardcore collectors/addicts/fanatics) will fall into this trap.

    There are some discs which you can easily identify if they are fake...such as PARAMOUNT titles with "COLLECTORS SERIES","SUPERBIT","FIVE STAR COLLECTION" or "SIGNATURE COLLECTION","COLLECTORS EDITION" banner.The latest bullshit is "VISTA SERIES" on movies that is not produced or released by BVI.To most disc collectors(experienced ones),these are the flaws that can be easily detected if you know which product is from which original studios.

    Not to be offensive to you ERNEST,but once you see a MOVIE product that is region coded as '0' from a respectable studio(such a PARAMOUNT or FOX),something is really wrong.You should be able to tell that is a fake,original products should not be lack of extras.

    Most important of all,TEMPLE OF DOOM is not the first episode of the INDY series.
     
  9. Sean Oneil

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    Perhaps it was ripped from the recent HDTV broadcast.
     
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    Here are some "bootleg" covers...
    Thirteen Ghosts:
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    None of the above titles have dts as noted on the covers.
     
  11. Philip Verdieck

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    Duh!
     
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