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by eddyospina
05 Nov 2009, 10:57
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 415
Views: 324661

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Looking forward to picking up all the Truck Yaro films, glad I held off on the expensive versions now. You're right though, there's too much great stuff in the priced-down releases! Need to think carefully...
by eddyospina
19 Jan 2009, 11:50
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Criterion Collection releases
Replies: 57
Views: 5377

Markgway wrote:
Yes, they're all coded A.
That's annoying. Especially since all their DVDs were always region free (I think). Have to hope someone does a decent uncut B release soon.
by eddyospina
17 Jan 2009, 20:16
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Criterion Collection releases
Replies: 57
Views: 5377

HungFist wrote:I've seen Ai no corrida when I was a kid.
Serious?

That explains a lot :D

Looking forward to these anyway. Been on a bit of an early Oshima kick recently. Just saw The Sun's Burial which was great.

Does anyone know, are Criterion's Blu-rays coded Region A or what?
by eddyospina
13 Dec 2008, 02:00
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult TV show thread
Replies: 61
Views: 39370

I've been working through some non-DVD episodes of Playgirl and it's pretty good. The budget (or lack thereof) shows through sometimes and the plots are a little predictable but it's always enjoyable, especially the 'scary' episodes! :D Some of the episodes are directed by Nakagawa Nobuo (Jigoku etc...
by eddyospina
18 Jun 2008, 17:55
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 589
Views: 450649

Thanks for all the reviews recently, they make for very interesting reading on a genre (Roman Porno) I knew very little about. I don't know whether I'd be tempted to get any of them on DVD but academically it's of great interest to me. Especially since I just finished reading Mark Schilling's book o...
by eddyospina
24 May 2008, 18:04
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 415
Views: 324661

More Nordic Toho Chambara. Apparently the R2J transfers but without windowboxing. Most likely conversions, too. Nice covers, though. ... Nice. Odd that they use the English titles though, rather than romanised Japanese or straight translation. Nice to know they use Tarantino's name to sell these an...
by eddyospina
30 Dec 2007, 21:37
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 589
Views: 450649

I'm gonna get such as credit card bill come January... :cry: Sukeban Blues (drooling). What else did you see? They were having a Norifumi Suzuki retropective so, along with a talk with the man himself (which I unfortunatly missed) they screened: Osaka Do Konjyou Monogatari: Do Erai Yatsu (1968 Debut...
by eddyospina
30 Dec 2007, 20:13
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 589
Views: 450649

Ugh, I was hoping this at least would be an easy choice! You'd assume the Japanese releases would be the best quality but looking at the Jailhouse 41 caps the Pathe release seems superior. It's not so clear cut with the others though. I wonder if the new limited (12/07-3/08 ) Toei releases are remas...
by eddyospina
30 Dec 2007, 18:02
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 589
Views: 450649

Thanks guys, happy to be here :D That greeting actually appeared in one of the movies I saw at the film festival, Suzuki's Sukeban Blues: Mesu Bachi no Chousen and the reaction from the crowd was unbelievable! Great movie too 8) Thanks for the info HungFist, I took a risk and ordered the cheaper of ...
by eddyospina
30 Dec 2007, 00:16
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Classic Japanese Exploitation (pinky violence & pink)
Replies: 589
Views: 450649

HungFist, Thanks for your work on this thread, it's been very interesting going back and reading the whole thread these past few days. I've been interesting in this sort of films since I caught a few at a Japanese film festival last summer. I wanted to order some DVDs but I've found it quite hard to...