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    Volume #387- Apichatpong Weerasethakul





    3.11 Sense of Home (2011)

    Quattro Hongkong 2 (2011) (segment "M Hotel")

    Empire (2010)

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

    Phantoms of Nabua (2009)

    A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)

    Haiku (2009)

    Stories on Human Rights (2008) (segment "Mobile Men")

    State of the World (2007) (segment "Luminous People")

    Syndromes and a Century (2006)
    Ghost of Asia (2005)
    Worldly Desires (2005)
    Tropical Malady (2004)
    The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003)
    Blissfully Yours (2002)
    Masumi Is a PC Operator (2001)
    Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
    Boys at Noon (2000)
    Windows (1999)
    Malee and the Boy (1999)
    Thirdworld (1998)
    Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves (1996)
    0016643225059 (1994)
    Kitchen and Bedroom (1994)
    Bullet (1993)
     
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    Masumi Is a PC Operator (2001)
    Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
    Boys at Noon (2000)
    Windows (1999)
    Malee and the Boy (1999)
    Thirdworld (1998)
    Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves (1996)
    0016643225059 (1994)
    Kitchen and Bedroom (1994)
    Bullet (1993)

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    1. Syndromes and a Century - B+

    2. Tropical Malady - C+
    3. Mysterious Object at Noon - C+


    4. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - C
     
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    "Tropical Malady" is the only Apichatpong movie I've seen - and it was my favorite film from last year! So, the highest number of stars from me on this one, and I also own the DVD (the Thai DVD, not the crappy US one).

    Speaking of the crappy US DVD... sigh ...I hesitate to say this because I know steering people away from it will mean steering a good many people away from seeing this film altogether. The biggest problem is that the original 5.1 track was inexplicably downgraded to 2.0 for the R1 release. This is particularly unfortunate given the extraordinary lengths the filmmakers went to in order to get an incredibly immersive, disorienting, thrilling surround mix of the Thai jungle for the second half of the story... all of which is almost totally lost in the crappy, mushy 2.0 track on the R1 disc.

    However, if you can play PAL format discs from all regions, you can purchase that disc from Ethaicd.com for only $10.50 shipped to anywhere in the world. I believe that's less expensive than the R1 disc. The Thai DVD is anamorphic and includes that wonderfully designed 5.1 soundtrack and very good English subtitles. It also has a unique slim case with raised lettering on the cover. It's the second disc I've ordered from ethaicd.com, both of which arrived to Boston in less than a week after ordering. I must say, I sorta like getting the Thai DVD of a Thai film and I really like those gorgeously inked Thai stamps that can be easily peeled off the package and stickered on the inside of the DVD case. Here's the link: http://www.ethaicd.com/show.php?asso=1895&pid=16373

    And a few reviews of the film (yes, I feel a bit evangelistic when it comes to "Tropical Malady": http://www.villagevoice.com/film/052...,65385,20.html; http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Stor...429582,00.html

     
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    The Thai DVD is the one that I have, Rich [​IMG]
     
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    Tropical Malady ***
     
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    Blissfully Yours *** out of ****
     
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    Syndromes and a Century (2006) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    Syndromes and a Century (2006) - 9/10
    Worldly Desires (2005) - 8/10
    Tropical Malady (2004) - 7/10

    The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003) - 7/10
    Blissfully Yours (2002) - 8/10
    Mysterious Object at Noon (2000) - 9/10
    Thirdworld (1998) - 5/10

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    Syndromes and a Century *** out of ****
     
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    Mysterious Object at Noon - C+
     
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    Updated: Syndromes and a Century - B+
     
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    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) (Own the Blu)


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    Updated: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - C
     

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