Shaolin Wooden Men Columbia Region 1 Vs HKL Region 2

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Shaolin Wooden Men Columbia Region 1 Vs HKL Region 2

Unread post by saltysam » 21 Apr 2007, 16:32

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Unread post by Markgway » 21 Apr 2007, 18:38

HKL: No contest
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Unread post by romerojpg » 21 Apr 2007, 18:59

HAHAHAHA JESUS! even a complete moron would pick the right one there.

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Unread post by HungFist » 21 Apr 2007, 19:00

yeah, watching old non-anamorpic HK dvds for the sake of mono is one thing but that Columbia disc isn't exactly an option. If DD and JS also screw this up I will get one of the downmixed dvds. Although I was thinking which would be more distracting, watching the film with a FS remix or a french dub with original sound effects. As far as I remember there's a nice french remaster out there (didn't someone already post a comparison... or am I mixing films?)

EDIT: yup, here: http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... wooden+men

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Unread post by romerojpg » 21 Apr 2007, 19:03

Its one reason I am gonna start selling of my crap non anamporphic dvds, as putting it mildly most are unwatchable on a big screen :(

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Unread post by DangerousLeeHandsome » 21 Apr 2007, 20:54

HKL all the way. Sony's looks worse than a pirated VHS.

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Unread post by IronMonkey » 21 Apr 2007, 22:48

I say the Columbia has far better contrast levels, more accurate colour (especially with regards to skin tones), less banding, less combing & also less cropping, making it the all-out winner.

Obviously the HKL version sucks in comparison. I mean, where did they get that print from? Its got way too much picture on the sides...

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Unread post by Shen » 22 Apr 2007, 00:00

wow, I've always been looking for a decent release of this film, gonna have to get this sometime.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 22 Apr 2007, 01:50

That R1 is disgraceful; how dare they release that and charge money for it?

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Unread post by saltysam » 22 Apr 2007, 11:59

gasteropod wrote:That R1 is disgraceful; how dare they release that and charge money for it?
What makes it worse is the fact it's a columbia release,not exactly a smalltime company.it does have mandarin though as opposed to hkl cantonese.

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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 22 Apr 2007, 14:34

saltysam wrote:,not exactly a smalltime company.it does have mandarin though as opposed to hkl cantonese.
Good luck getting them to sync, being at different speeds and all.

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Unread post by Ivan Drago » 22 Apr 2007, 18:14

The Columbia is missing the first reel of the film
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Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 22 Apr 2007, 18:20

Ivan Drago wrote:The Columbia is missing the first reel of the film
LOL, the bad news just keeps coming. Shame on Sony for putting out such a piece of shit.

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Unread post by chenlung » 25 Apr 2007, 16:01

http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... php?t=2749

Hey saltysam, Do you fancy adding caps to this older comparison so there's more DVDs included?
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