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Medium Rare are

Unread postby saltysam » 14 Mar 2015, 14:09

Medium Rare are as you say a smallish company but should they be expected to remaster these titles at their own cost when much bigger companies like Shout! over in the usa (a much bigger market) cannot be arsed.that should be down to the rights owners FS.I'm happy to see these films released knowing 99% of the people who buy them will enjoy what's in front of them.sometimes ignorance is bliss. :)
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Re: Medium Rare are

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saltysam wrote:Medium Rare are as you say a smallish company but should they be expected to remaster these titles at their own cost when much bigger companies like Shout! over in the usa (a much bigger market) cannot be arsed.that should be down to the rights owners FS.[/quote

Oh, I agree. Medium Rare (and Shout for that matter) should insist upon genuine HD masters as part of their contract. Thus if Fortune Star supply upscales they'll be in breach of contract. Too many companies aren't savvy enough to think ahead. When dealing with HK companies you basically have to expect them to screw you and protect yourself accordingly.

I'm happy to see these films released knowing 99% of the people who buy them will enjoy what's in front of them.sometimes ignorance is bliss. :)


I guess I've never been an ignorance is bliss type of guy...
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby grim_tales » 27 Apr 2015, 15:34

Theres a rumour over at Blu Ray.com that a Korean release of A Better Tomorrow trilogy is coming:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php ... st10739459

Whether it'll be like the Fortune Star release (ie upscaled) I dont know. Is the Japanese release true HD?

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby saltysam » 27 Apr 2015, 19:08

they'll be the HK upscales,that's all that korean company do,repackage the same transfers in fancy packaging.wait for the restoration of A Better Tomorrow which surely must be on the way soon.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby grim_tales » 27 Apr 2015, 23:50

Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that - cant wait :)

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby luckystars » 28 Apr 2015, 18:20

Hints by Cine Asia's new owners on Facebook that new titles may be in the works
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby Markgway » 28 Apr 2015, 21:50

luckystars wrote:Hints by Cine Asia's new owners on Facebook that new titles may be in the works


Good news... if true.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby grim_tales » 28 Apr 2015, 22:15

Interesting... who owns Cine Asia now? I can like their FB page.
I presume by "new titles" that means new films and not older ones that havent necessarily been on BD before? Good news either way.

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby luckystars » 30 Apr 2015, 22:29

grim_tales wrote:Interesting... who owns Cine Asia now? I can like their FB page.
I presume by "new titles" that means new films and not older ones that havent necessarily been on BD before? Good news either way.


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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby grim_tales » 30 Apr 2015, 23:22

Thanks :)
Sounds like a rerelease of the catalogue from that link. Good news if anyone didnt get the HKLs that went OOP

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby Markgway » 30 Apr 2015, 23:37

We saw that link back in December. Re-releases of selected titles only. No new news.
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Unread postby luckystars » 30 Apr 2015, 23:39

Markgway wrote:We saw that link back in December. Re-releases of selected titles only. No new news.



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Where is their FB page? :)

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2010 - The return of the HK movie industry :)
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luckystars wrote:Re read my posts

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It would've helped if you'd posted that link in the first place... donut.
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Wow no wonder this place is dead
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby grim_tales » 01 May 2015, 18:30

Eureka have hinted at A Touch of Zen coming to BD (possibly their Masters of Cinema line)

https://www.facebook.com/EurekaEntertai ... =1&fref=nf :) A restored version of this would be interesting.

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby saltysam » 23 Jun 2015, 19:06

Dragon Inn finally coming from Eureka on September 28th http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17027
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby Markgway » 23 Jun 2015, 23:22

Awesome news. Unlike most companies I have a good feeling that Eureka will get this right.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby saltysam » 30 Jun 2015, 01:09

A Touch Of Zen restored by Carlotta in France...surely a BD is in the offing. http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17069
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby Markgway » 30 Jun 2015, 06:00

Good to know. This was originally shown in Hong Kong in two parts. When the BBC screened it back in the late 90s they edited it together (as the director intended) but accidentally included the last five minutes of Part One twice. D'oh!
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby HungFist » 30 Jun 2015, 08:09

Touch of Zen is screening in Helsinki on 35mm quite often... every few years. But since I'm on the wrong side of the planet, I'd be happy with a solid BD. I saw the film on TV about 6-8 years ago and loved it.

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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby Markgway » 30 Jun 2015, 14:06

I didn't think there was enough material for 170m.

King Hu has made better films.
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby saltysam » 30 Jun 2015, 14:13

i confess to having never seen Touch Of Zen....but would pick it up. i really like Fate Of Lee Khan...
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Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Unread postby Markgway » 30 Jun 2015, 15:10

saltysam wrote:i confess to having never seen Touch Of Zen....but would pick it up. i really like Fate Of Lee Khan...


Lee Khan is a better film IMO. Zen is in a similar style, but a lot slower. Have you seen Raining in the Mountain? That's arguably Hu's best.
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