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From Prime day for $29.99. Now I just gotta figure out how to get the discs out once it arrives...
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Got my Hitchcock set last week. Two of the discs had small scratches on them, otherwise managed to save them from the package.

Psycho was the corrected disc with genuine mono.

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I bit the bullet and ordered the fuck off £200 Ultimate Edition of the Evangelion BD set from All The Anime, since it's very limited edition (only 2500 for UK/IRE, 5000 for USA). I've waited many, many years for any sort of BD release with English subs and this is probably be the only version that'll come with the original '90s English dub by ADV (sounds like the regular editions will only have the 2019 Netflix dub).
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A favourite cult action film of mine is Equilibrium. There's all sorts of horse shit BDs out there with either A. wrong aspect ratio or B. lossy audio.

I managed to find the German release (with the proper AR and lossless audio) at a fair price, so I ordered that.
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From the same shop I picked up other stuff.

A 2020 German release of Candyman. It advertises itself as the Unrated cut and the back of the box says 5.1 track. They created a 5.1 track for the 2018 remaster used for the US Shout Factory and UK Arrow Films BD releases, thus I made an educated guess that this German disc was created from the same master. Hopefully I end up with Unrated cut with a 5.1 mix (Scream Factory's release had 5.1 for their unrated cut, but the Arrow one didn't).
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Candyman (2): Farewell to the Flesh UK BD
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Candyman (3): Day of the Dead German BD. Seems to be the only release of this film on BD.
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Infernal Affairs trilogy UK BD set. An old Tartan Films release, remember them? That name takes me back. Their Asia Extreme releases were a staple of the 2000's DVD boom era.
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My pick ups from the recent Madman.com.au stocktake sale:-

Porco Rosso - AU BD
A Miyazaki/Ghibli film that I've never seen.

Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses - AU BD
Blind buy. I've heard good things about the trilogy of film adaptations of the works of late Japanese novelist, Project Itoh.

Gundam Thunderbolt (2): Bandit Flower - AU BD
A Universal Century timeline production. I plan to binge watch most of the Gundam UC shows/movies, once I own them.

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 - AU BD
Couldn't say no at the price that they were asking. I've had good things about this Gundam alternative timeline show.

Boogiepop and Others - AU BD
I loved the sci-fi horror early 2000's anime series, Boogiepop Phantom. This anime series adapts the debut Boogiepop light novel.

From Rarewaves:-

Sylvester Stallone Collection - UK BD
Featuring Assassins (1995), the Specialist (1994), Tango And Cash (1989), Demolition Man (1993) and Cobra (1986).
Got this mainly for Demolition Man and Cobra. Awesome movies those two!

Trainspotting 2 - 4K BD
$11 for a 4K BD? I've give it a go at that price.

Trainspotting - UK BD
Haven't seen the first one so I picked that up too.

The Bourne Legacy - Danish 4K BD
I love this film series. I'm slowly buying it up on 4K.

From Zavvi UK:-

Gundam: Char’s Counter Attack - UK BD

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Part 1 Collector's Edition - UK BD

Gundam Thunderbolt (1): December Sky - UK BD
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Ordered:

Armour of God 88 Films (Pre Order)
Robotrix 88 Films
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Received: Robotrix (88 Films)
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Robotrix has notably better audio than the HK BD and DVD. The booklet looks interesting too (interviews, CAT III vs. BBFC etc), though I haven't had time to read it properly yet.
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Arrived just on time... for next Halloween?

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Managed to grab Legend of the Eight Samurai UHD for 2800 yen on Black Friday. I took a quick look at the disc, and while the contrast seems a bit too high and there's some red push to the colours, the clarity is absolutely phenomenal! And I mean phenomenal by UHD standards!

Fujunna kankei is one of favourite Roman Porno films, and the only great RP Shogoro Nishimuar ever did (his 60s yakuza, youth and musical films include many gems however). This disc seems to have gone OOP just now and is listed for 8000-13000 yen at Amazon, luckily I managed to get one from DMM marketplace for 1400 yen.

Also pre-order for Prodigal Son and Warriors Two. I actually don't like Warriors Two, but Prodigal Son is one my favourite kung fu films, so... and perhaps it's time to give Two a 2nd chance. Last time I watched it, it was from the Deltamac disc...
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Recently ordered:

Warriors Two/Prodigal Son (Eureka)
Armour of God from 88 Films (cancelled Amazon order)
Hex from 88 Films (never seen it but it had been on my wishlist for some time and it was listed under Last Chance to Buy so... :dontknow: )
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How are the discs protected in that set? They look like cardboard sleeves.
Looks a nice set though
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grim_tales wrote: 15 Jan 2022, 20:46 How are the discs protected in that set? They look like cardboard sleeves.
Protected? They are not. And yes, cardboard sleeves. Same as Criterion's Zatoichi set.

The good news is that BD discs in aren't so easily damaged, and the sleeves are pretty loose. So it's not like the horrible US Hitchcock 4K set. Still, certainly not ideal and I'm not sure what is the long term effect of such packaging in, say 10-20 years with the discs constantly touching the cardboard.
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Thanks Hung :)

Reminds me a bit of the Bruce Lee Legacy Collection (Shout) set in that way. I don't like it when discs aren't packed properly (some of the later The Simpsons DVD sets did away with the plastic platters to seperate/sit the discs on which is annoying)!
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Eureka order arrived.

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More Norifumi Suzuki and Roman Porno to the book shelf

権威なき権威 カントク野郎 鈴木則文 (2018)
日活ロマン・ポルノ入門 (2021)
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+ Shaft BD
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Received Story of Ricky (88 Films) from Amazon but the case was broken :roll: :( Luckily I had a spare one so used that.
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From KITANO 4 FOR £20 sale

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