New Zatoichi DVD?

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  1. Charles Coates

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    I was wondering if a Region 2 DVD of the new Zatoichi film will make it out before the Mirimax release of the film in U.S theaters.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Kyle Tippett

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    WOOHOO!!!!

    40 bucks is alot, though. Hope its anamorphic and that HKFlix is carrying it.
     
  4. Kyle Tippett

    Kyle Tippett Stunt Coordinator

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    i allreaqdy talked to Jeff at HK flix. they will be selling it, most liukely cheaper, and jeff said it will most likely be anamorphic.... has more of a dolby 5.1 feel to me rather than dts. but what can you expect, its a japanese disc, so it will always be pricey.
     
  5. Charles Coates

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    Thats good news. If its anamorphic with a nice transfer and subtitles, I'm there all the way!
     
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    Any more news on this? I'm not seeing it on HKflix, and everywhere else seems to still be in the high $30 range. I really want to see this, but can't drop $40+ (once you count shipping) on a single unseen movie.
     
  8. Charles Coates

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    I agree! I'd like to know more about it, and where to buy it before I shell out the money.
     
  9. Kyle Tippett

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    I watched it on saturday, got it from NicheFlix. I enjoyed it a lot, but some people seem to have a bit of an issue with the ending. It's a fair complaint, but Kitano had to do his own thing.

    Anyway, I know it's on YesAsia.com and CDJapan.co.jp ... maybe even dvdasian.com has it too.

    I doubt you'll find it for below $35... which is a steal on a japanese disc anyway, where they are usually near $50 for most.
     
  10. Jeff Mason

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    They have it in stock here already and there are some reviews on the forum that say it was very well done and entertaining.

    http://www.thedvdetective.com/Mercha...Category_Code=

    Hmm..doesn't seem to want me to post the full URL. If you go to www.thedvdetective.com you'll see the link for Zatoichi on the first page.

    It's going to be tough to get it for much less than $40. The price on the box is 3800 yen which is about $40 already, so...
     
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    How about a korean version? 23$


    Edit:
    Sorry, that's R3.....
     
  12. TomJC

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    You can get it from Amazon Japan and, if you're a first-time buyer, use a coupon to get it for approximately $32 shipped. Best deal I've seen to date.
     
  13. ChrisBEA

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    Is there a difference between the Japanese and Korean disks?
     
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    I rented this disk the other day not knowing what to expect. Really cool flick and pretty nice transfer. Nice Humor as well. As far as the disk I cant recall if it had DTS or not I didnt really check cause it was about 1am when we watched it so I couldnt crank it cause we live in a apartment here. BUT about the comment earlier it seems like Japan LOVES DTS. I have seen it on ALOT of disk that US counterparts dont have.
     
  16. Andre Espinoza

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    Unfortunately, the Zatoichi R2 does not have a DTS track. I'm not sure about the Korean R3 but I did not see one listed in the specs.

    The dolby digital 5.1 track is good but I don't really have anything to compare it to.

    Just a quick thought...I do enjoy when the menu appears on screen and the sound of thunder cracks!

    A
     
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    You can find our indepth review of the 2-disc Japanese Region 2 release of Zatoichi here.

     
  18. Sten F

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    Well, for those who have a multi-region player you can pre-order the 2 disc DTS region 3 at CD-WOW for only $12.88 using rebate link & e-voucher.

    Oh, and CDWOW has free shipping worldwide. Nice touch.
     
  19. ChrisBEA

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    Just ordered the 2 disk R3 over at DDDhouse.com, along with Twilight Samurai.
     
  20. David_Blackwell

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    I wonder when the R1 release will be. Probably next year since Miramax hasn't released in theaters yet in the US. I might have to go buy a region free player before then.
     

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