The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!

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Perhaps the disc will be both versions?
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DenPryan wrote: 13 Feb 2019, 15:32 Perhaps the disc will be both versions?
Hanging by a Thread? No, Arrow confirmed it's going to be a different disc for US and UK. They did the region code thing with the Seijun Suzuki set that featured "animal cruelty" (region B player plays a censored version, region A player uncensored) but they can't publish "child porn" in the UK with the excuse of it being region coded. They'd probably be in prison for that.
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I love Marc's work. but right now I feel like quoting the former President of Finland and say "God Damn dumbfucks!" :lol:

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ha-ha! :lol:
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Does anyone have Samurai Reincarnation (1981) in their possession with the English dub? I'd appreciate if someone could check the "God will be cut" line and post it here word to word. It should be around 90 minutes into the film in the uncut 2 hour version (a lot earlier in the 88 min US version), spoken by Tetsuro Tamba after he has finished the sword, just after he collapses.

Wikipedia says "If you should encounter God, God will be cut." but I'd like to have a confirmation if that's exactly what's on the English dub or not?
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I think a Buddhist proverb is used here. "If you meet a buddha, kill him." The point is that the true buddha is inside you.
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It's actually approximately at 1:24:43-1:24:49 on the R1 US DVD that runs 2:00:22. The exact line is: "Master Jubei... If you encounter God, God will be cut."
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Guro Taku wrote: 10 Jul 2019, 20:00 It's actually approximately at 1:24:43-1:24:49 on the R1 US DVD that runs 2:00:22.
That's odd! I have the HK IVL DVD which runs 2:01:37 and the scene plays at 1:31:40

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At 1:24:43 there's the scene with Chiba and Sanada by the river.

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Guro Taku wrote: 10 Jul 2019, 20:00 The exact line is: "Master Jubei... If you encounter God, God will be cut."
Many thanks! I was asking because there are so many slightly different versions of the line... the one in Japanese in Samurai Reincarnation is a bit different from the one in Japanese in Kill Bill, and then there are all the English translations of both, and the English dub, too.
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Toei will be releasing a Toei Action Film Collection with the Yakuza Deka films (4 movies) and the Yakuza Wolf films (2 movies) on DVD 2021/1/13. Oddly enough, it will be a single 3 disc set with two movies on each disc...

And yes, on DVD for heaven's sake! No BD! Despite all of these films streaming in HD on Amazon, and on TV in HD as well.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08KK3CTZQ/
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HungFist wrote: 06 Oct 2020, 11:52 Toei will be releasing a Toei Action Film Collection with the Yakuza Deka films (4 movies) and the Yakuza Wolf films (2 movies) on DVD 2021/1/13. Oddly enough, it will be a single 3 disc set with two movies on each disc...

And yes, on DVD for heaven's sake! No BD! Despite all of these films streaming in HD on Amazon, and on TV in HD as well.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08KK3CTZQ/
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HungFist wrote: 06 Oct 2020, 11:52And yes, on DVD for heaven's sake! No BD! Despite all of these films streaming in HD on Amazon, and on TV in HD as well.
What is it with Japan and their reluctance to release most things (everything except the biggest and newest blockbuster titles) on BD? They seem like the country most stubbornly clinging to DVD, not just in Asia but among all the countries whose cinematic output I am interested in. It starts to remind me a bit of how HK stuck to VCDs for a good while after DVDs had already become the standard everywhere else.

As for this release, it's nice that Toei are finally releasing some catalogue titles on physical media again, after having exclusively piped them to Toei Channel or amazon's JUNK FILM by Toei for a good while, but why would I buy this DVD set? HD transfers squashed onto double-feature DVDs. Utterly ridiculous. Do they think the only people interested in these films are 80 year old boomers who last saw them in theaters upon release and still only own a "DVD machine"?
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Happy birthday Chiba! The man turned 82 today!

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