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by Shingster
26 Aug 2016, 01:53
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9510
Views: 508532

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

From what I can gather I think it only played in one theatre (The Rialto in Washington) during the last week of 1932, then premiered on Broadway fist week of 1933, then the rest of L.A. two weeks after.
by Shingster
25 Aug 2016, 17:41
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9510
Views: 508532

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Karloff was an undeniable great imo, Lugosi not so much but he did become a really great asset as a supporting actor for Universal (who exploited him terribly)
by Shingster
24 Aug 2016, 02:00
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9510
Views: 508532

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

I think that's an extremely unfair thing to say about Lugosi, the whole film is very stilted not just Lugosi, but hey that must have been what worked back then because without the success of Dracula there may never have been a Universal Horror era in the 30s. This wasn't his first turn as Dracula ei...
by Shingster
21 Aug 2016, 18:31
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9510
Views: 508532

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Ninja is really terrible, one of the worst films I've seen so far this millennium!
by Shingster
18 Aug 2016, 23:41
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 248749

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

I'm sure someone over at AsianDVDClub will fix them eventually like they fixed the Pedicab Driver DVD.
by Shingster
14 Aug 2016, 19:09
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 28
Views: 4207

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

I was talking about the Female Scorpion set specifically there, it seems just about every label in the west aside from Criterion are guilty of ignoring incorrect black levels with Japanese films. I've never spoken to anyone at Arrow over it but I did chat to someone at MoC once years ago about a Jap...
by Shingster
14 Aug 2016, 02:22
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 28
Views: 4207

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

Some BD players have a dynamic range adjust feature that makes it a two-button-press job to fix many of this incorrectly set Japanese releases (ala Arrow's Snowblood releases). I find it a god send on my Oppo. Disregarding that though, It would be unfair to blame Arrow for creating these transfers, ...
by Shingster
09 Aug 2016, 16:03
Forum: Technology & Video Games
Topic: Good gaming/PC headphones?
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Good gaming/PC headphones?

Can't really go wrong with Senns!
by Shingster
07 Aug 2016, 03:01
Forum: Technology & Video Games
Topic: Good gaming/PC headphones?
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Good gaming/PC headphones?

ONly just noticed this thread so not sure if you've already purchased some or not, but what budget/connector are you looking at?

The Creative HS800 Fatal1ty are pretty good and usually drop to around £20-£25 somewhere
by Shingster
23 Jul 2016, 00:27
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 28
Views: 4207

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

Yeah I'm with you on that front Hung, the chances that this is what the negatives look like are ultra-slim imo. Like youself I'm really struggling to come up with any Japanese films from that time period that had a heavily cyanised, contrasty look. The only film that immediately springs to mind is a...
by Shingster
20 Jul 2016, 17:39
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 28
Views: 4207

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

OK the official Arrow line is that Toei sent them 35mm prints struck directly from the negatives so they could do their own in-house restoration. Arrow cleaned the print up and restored damage, etc but never touched the colours, this heavily "cyanised" look comes directly from their prints...
by Shingster
20 Jul 2016, 02:21
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 28
Views: 4207

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

I think what's most worrying is that this is now a pattern after the Criterion Lady Snowblood disaster, looks like some company in Japan has gone rogue ala the glut of bullshit Bologna restorations. This means future releases of classic Japanese cinema are gonna be a coin toss! :(
by Shingster
15 Jul 2016, 17:37
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 88256

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

It's the language you used, the mods at Blu-ray.com can't handle even the slightest bit of agitation and language like that is provocative to them. They don't live in the real world, the entire forum is ridiculusly over-sensitive, if someone posts a nonsensical comment and you call them up directly ...
by Shingster
22 May 2016, 12:52
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: BnB birthdays
Replies: 231
Views: 41874

Re: BnB birthdays

Happy Birthday Grim! You're still young if you're under 35, but you can't be far from grey hairs now :D
by Shingster
28 Apr 2016, 00:48
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hosting & Domain Renewal Time (DONE)
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Hosting & Domain Renewal Time (DONE)

All seems ship shape to me Lourdes, thanks!
by Shingster
27 Apr 2016, 01:23
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: A Chilling Cosplay (2013-China)
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: A Chilling Cosplay (2013-China)

I can't find any reference whatsoever about it on DVD aside from that review of a disc from Scorpio East Entertainment that I linked to above. Even on the distributor's website there's no mention, which makes me wonder how that guy got to review it! Maybe it's just waiting for a distributor in HK an...
by Shingster
27 Apr 2016, 01:17
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?
Replies: 6185
Views: 295246

Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Is it a bad dub translation-wise? Don't think I've ever seen it in English!
by Shingster
25 Apr 2016, 23:00
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hosting & Domain Renewal Time (DONE)
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Hosting & Domain Renewal Time - Donations Requested

Very generous of you chaps, thanks!
by Shingster
25 Apr 2016, 02:03
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: A Chilling Cosplay (2013-China)
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: A Chilling Cosplay (2013-China)

Looks like it's available on DVD with Eng subs but the hooky copies you can get hold of online might be sourced from a chinese HDTV rip and don't come with Eng subs.
by Shingster
24 Apr 2016, 01:08
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Hosting & Domain Renewal Time (DONE)
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Hosting & Domain Renewal Time - Donations Requested

I'll chip in as well if we can get enough donations to make the £50, we just need a minimum of £20 from other members!
by Shingster
22 Apr 2016, 03:40
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I've just got banned from KFC!
Replies: 600
Views: 88256

Re: I've just got banned from KFC!

I seem to recall there was a gap because I didn't rejoin until a couple of years later and IIRC that was because a new forum hadn't been set up in the subsequent weeks after the old went. Just a little history for our newer members: Bullets 'n' Babes is a pretty old place, the first website and foru...
by Shingster
17 Apr 2016, 06:46
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Quick question; why doesn't the main page show last posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Quick question; why doesn't the main page show last posts?

Hmm, that might be down to the new design then, I guess it's designed to lose those details when it shrinks down to mobile size?
by Shingster
17 Apr 2016, 06:45
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The off-topic topic
Replies: 3762
Views: 225246

Re: The off-topic topic

Probably his two best films. Are they showing any more of his? The Washing Machine would be a good one.
by Shingster
22 Mar 2016, 03:54
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: Ip Man 3 (2015)
Replies: 19
Views: 6476

Re: Ip Man 3 (2015)

Caught the aurally overloaded HK BD recently. They've included every format of HD audio for both Canto and Mandarin, which makes me wonder WTF they smoke over there when they come up with this shit, but anyway I found Ip Man 3 to be a frustratingly uneven final chapter (which according to reports mi...

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