Zatoichi /Sonatine Double Bill+Infernal Affairs

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  1. Andy_Munich

    Andy_Munich Stunt Coordinator

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    I just saw both of these releases at my local Best Buy, but have not been able to find any real reviews online.

    I'm particularly excited about the Double Bill since I liked Zatoichi so much and have been waiting for Sonatine to hit R1 for ages.

    Anyone have these? Any comments on quality?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Anthony*B

    Anthony*B Stunt Coordinator

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    zatoichi looks great, Sonatine looks decent (could be my setup [​IMG] ),
    I was VERY impressed w? Zatoichi as a film, not su much W/ Sonatine (it was good, just not my cup of tea)-this release is significantly cheaper at Wal-Mart BTW (at least around here)
     
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    I am by no means expert in discussing the image quality of a DVD, but we watched Infernal Affairs (R1) last night, and the image quality was superb (projected onto a 100-inch screen).

    And, of course, it's a great film. [​IMG]
     
  5. JohnAP

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    I recently viewed both the Zatoichi disc and Infernal affairs. Both were of good quality as well as being great films. I particularly enjoyed Infernal Affairs and thought it a shame that the theatrical release it was supposed to have never really expanded to more than a few theaters.
     
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    Is the Infernal Affairs release uncut? Anyone know how it stacks up with the HK release?

    --Ian
     
  7. David_Blackwell

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    Angelo, the transfer on Infernal Affairs wasn't bad (better than Hero), but it could have been as good as Zatoichi. Infernal Affairs is a great movie.
     
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    David:

    I agree that IA was a terrific film. Like I wrote in my review of it in another thread, I could watch Tony Leung in just about anything, so I'm probably not as objective about it as I could be.

    Can't comment on the transfer. In my old age, I'm concentrating too hard on the plot. [​IMG]
     

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