Luc Besson's Wasabi with Jean Reno DVD?

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  1. LennyP

    LennyP Supporting Actor

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    Hello all, I'm trying to get this movie on DVD, it's out in France on 3rd of July with a DTS track but there are no subtitles.
    It's also out in Japan on August 23rd, 5.1 DD but only Japanese subtitles. OL is French and I wonder if there is any DVD release in any country with English subtitles?

    Same with Yamakasi, also written by Luc Besson, same exact case with DVDs, French and Japan releases without subtitles.
     
  2. ChristopherM

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    I'm also looking for Wasabi with English subtitles. I have the trailer on a French promo disc and it looks like a lot of fun. Also it's nice to have Jean Reno and Eric Serra both involved on a Luc Besson project again (even if he didn't direct it).

    However, I can help you with Yamakasi. The Hong Kong edition (Region 0, NTSC) has French soundtracks in both DTS & DD5.1, and English subtitles. Although it doesn't say so on the box, the picture is 2.35:1 anamorphic. Unlike the French edition, there are no extras. The disc looks and sounds good to me, with plenty of surround action on both the score and sound effects. My one reservation is that the subtitles often get out of step with what's being said in the busier dialogue passages.

    By the way, although this is a Hong Kong Region 0 disc, my supplier swears that it's not a bootleg. However, if anyone knows otherwise then can the administrator please delete this post.
     
  3. ChristopherM

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    I've now checked with my supplier of the subtitled edition of "Yamakasi" and they don't know of any subtitled edition of "Wasabi".
     
  4. Gideon Tam

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    I just got R3 Hong Kong Wasabi from dvdshelf.com. It has French DTS and English subtitle. From the back cover, the picture is anamorphic (don't know the ratio, though).

    Even though the cover says it's R3, but I think it's R0, just like many other Hong Kong DVDs.
     
  5. Chris Xolotl

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    I have Yamakasi and Wasabi (HK Versions) coming hopefully by tomorrow from HK. They are not bootlegs but are marketed for R3 (NTSC). And the price differential from getting the French release (which usually doesn't have any english subs over the original language track).. um.. lost my train of thought, have a good weekend.
     
  6. YANG

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    I have both YAMAKASI and WASABI HK release.
    The specs for both titles are as follow...

    "YAMAKASI"
    Released by DELTAMEC HK
    ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN 2.35:1
    DTS5.1 FRENCH
    DTS5.1 DUBBED CANTONESE
    DD 5.1 FRENCH
    DD 5.1 DUBBED CANTONESE
    ENGLISH or CHINESE subtitles
    NO extras

    "WASABI"
    Released by WINSON ENTERTAINMENT HK
    ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN 2.35:1
    DTS5.1 ORIGINAL FRENCH+JAPANESE LANGUAGE
    DD 5.1 ORIGINAL FRENCH+JAPANESE LANGUAGE
    ENGLISH or CHINESE subtitles
    NO extras.
     
  7. Chris Xolotl

    Chris Xolotl Second Unit

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    WASABI is an entertaining movie. Not spectacular but good enough for a Luc Besson and Jean Reno Fan!! 7.9/10

    The R3 IS NOT ANAMORPHIC, even though it states that. DTS! and the pictures is pleasantly clean and the colors are nicely done.

    Haven't seen Yamakasi saki yet.
     
  8. Dan Lindley

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    It's coming to the US, R1, 2/11/03. See DVDEMPIRE.com and elsewhere.

    dl
     
  9. Mikko-Ville

    Mikko-Ville Stunt Coordinator

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