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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by Markgway » 11 May 2013, 00:22

grim_tales wrote:I'll wait for reviews
Wise move.
Its annoying the movies are on DVD as well though, I dont mind DVD extras but having a DVD of the movie as well as BD - whats the point?
Agreed. All it does is bump up the price. Put out a separate DVD set for those who need it.
Why are Shout "asking" if someone has the original Mono for WAY?
Obviously they couldn't get it. I don't know where they got there 'mono' tracks for the first two films from - Fortune Star presumably? They could easily be downmixes. Safest option would be to rip the Fox mono tracks and resync them. Also Shout haven't confirmed which 'original mono' they have. If it's Cantonese then that's next to useless for real fans.
As you say Mark, the Fox edition has it so cant they speak to them?
Not sure if it's best just to do it under the radar. Not like Fox could ever prove where Shout got the audio from. Besides Fortune Star and Fox are owned by the same parent company.
Is the unused dub for BOSS the deeper voiced one featured in some trailers?
It'll be the rejected 1971 dub with original score.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by saltysam » 11 May 2013, 09:41

Shout always seem to issue dvds with their blu-ray releases...they are getting individual releases sometime in the future anyway.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by grim_tales » 11 May 2013, 12:10

I heard that too.
@ Mark, not sure if the "mono tracks are downmixes, they did say "Original Mono" but Blu ray.com only list the Cantonese dub so far not Mandarin.
Wonder what will be on the 'extras' disc? More rare footage (from the uncut Mandarin print of 'Boss') would be very cool for example but I doubt thats available for sale.

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by grim_tales » 13 Jul 2013, 12:33

Found this for "only" less than £60 including shipping from Amazon Canada:

http://www.amazon.ca/Bruce-Lee-Legacy-C ... =bruce+lee

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by Shingster » 13 Jul 2013, 19:26

We've all seen these films multiple times, we all own these films in one form or another - mostly on DVD. We've all enjoyed these films in the forms that we have them in... so why would anyone rush to purchase this BD set at inflated prices when they can just wait for the eventual English release? Ooh look it's got a pretty box I MUS HAVE IT NOW! :D

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Unread post by grim_tales » 13 Jul 2013, 21:13

:D I agree I'll wait until its in cheaper form (I assume by "English" you mean UK release?) But who owns the rights?

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Unread post by saltysam » 13 Jul 2013, 23:55

I've ordered it for £58 from Importcds, not normally customs-safe but my last 5-6 over the limit packages from them have got through unscathed...will no doubt get hammered for a customs bill now ;)
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Unread post by HungFist » 19 Jul 2013, 13:44

Kid's Return BD from Bandai in September. English subs included.
- http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00DU6NZE4/

I would assume more Kitano BD's to follow.

Hiroshi Ishikawa's Petal Dance comes to BD on the same day, also with English subs
- http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_dvd. ... sid=895455

The earlier Ishikawa BD's, Tokyo.Sora and Sukida, also have English subs according to the product descriptions at amazon

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by Markgway » 23 Jul 2013, 16:32

Shite Factory's Bruce Lee BDs are upscales!!!

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p ... tcount=268
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by grim_tales » 23 Jul 2013, 17:18

If thats true, thats a bloody joke :(
Tempted to buy Fist of Fury HK BD someday (I have Boss and it looked good on my old smaller TV).

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by saltysam » 23 Jul 2013, 20:59

From Cliff McMillan, Shout's main man

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p ... tcount=318
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Unread post by luckystars » 23 Jul 2013, 21:14

saltysam wrote:From Cliff McMillan, Shout's main man

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p ... tcount=318

So he couldn't tell himself...and neither could his telecine guy :D
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Unread post by luckystars » 23 Jul 2013, 22:42

Is there a custom version of big boss going round with the HD print?
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Unread post by Markgway » 23 Jul 2013, 23:44

The masters we received from Fortune Star are HD.
:o :lol:
We color corrected the first three films at Fotokem. I asked my telecine "do these look like HD masters" and he said "yes".
He's been a colorist for over 25 years and has worked for Fox and Universal.
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luckystars wrote:Is there a custom version of big boss going round with the HD print?
I'd love a custom BD-R with the HK BD print and in-sync Mandarin mono (and decent English subs, natch). Don't have BD drive so I would need to trade for it of course. Hopefully someone is working on a fan project.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by grim_tales » 24 Jul 2013, 09:02

The only English friendly and genuine HD BDs are the HK Blu's, right?
At least Big Boss and Fist of Fury are genuine HD. Fortune Star must have given Shout shoddy materials and they didnt give a shit. Surely should would have known if they were HD or not.

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Unread post by luckystars » 24 Jul 2013, 15:33

I must go back to my Fox DVD and see just how bad the remix is
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by Shingster » 27 Jul 2013, 14:59

Jesus christ the people in that Blu-ray.com thread are a it precious aren't they? I've succeeded in turning an entire thread of people against me! :D
You state that trying to explain something to them is like bashing your head against a brick wall (which it is, it's a Blu-ray forum but they don't seem to have any clue as to what blu-ray actually IS) and they all respond like you've just raped their grandmother! :o

Where I come from, if someone gets overly frustrated at you then you're lucky if they don't glass you! :D

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by grim_tales » 27 Jul 2013, 15:41

I thought they were being OTT too Shing.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 27 Jul 2013, 16:39

When someone calls that Pooch tool a 'hero', you know there's something wrong ;)

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Unread post by grim_tales » 27 Jul 2013, 17:39

Who's that?

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Unread post by gasteropod » 27 Jul 2013, 18:24

grim_tales wrote:Who's that?
He's infamous for his Arrow-bashing, and his blog where he over-explains everything like he's talking to a bunch of fools lol.

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Unread post by Markgway » 27 Jul 2013, 23:48

Shingster wrote:Where I come from, if someone gets overly frustrated at you then you're lucky if they don't glass you! :D
Where I come from, they don't need that sort of 'excuse'.
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Unread post by HungFist » 03 Aug 2013, 03:14

wow, can't believe this. Is Shout actually trying to fix the Bruce Lee set??!!

Due to a manufacturing delay, the release date for The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection has been moved to September 17, 2013. Please place your preorder on this page to receive a corrected copy at the earliest possible date.
- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E9JLQEC/

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread post by grim_tales » 03 Aug 2013, 10:34

Is that long enough to fix the transfers?

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