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by hanshotfirst1138
03 Mar 2017, 11:52
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: District 13 :help:
Replies: 0
Views: 1080

District 13 :help:

Did they ever fix the foul-up with the SDH subtitles on any of the later pressings of the U.S. Magnolia discs? I'm region free, but I'd hate to have to import for and constantly be switching regions for such a silly reason. Did the Canadian release fare any better? :help:
by hanshotfirst1138
16 Aug 2016, 00:54
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?
Replies: 44
Views: 7962

Re: Arrow's Female Prisoner Scorpion BD Set: An Utter Disaster?

Nice to see this forum getting a little life again, but sad that this is the reason. Still sorely miss ADG :(.
by hanshotfirst1138
21 Apr 2016, 01:18
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition
Replies: 14
Views: 5374

Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

So was there every any word on if the Best Buy version looked any better? What's the best bet for this title? Is it a source materials issue, or just bad encoding?
by hanshotfirst1138
21 Nov 2015, 03:12
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition
Replies: 14
Views: 5374

Re: Kiss of the Dragon - Best Bluray edition

OK, catch me up very quickly, so all of the previous BDs of KOD have been crap? Why? Even the French one?!
by hanshotfirst1138
19 Nov 2015, 21:02
Forum: Television
Topic: Catching up with 24
Replies: 17
Views: 7485

Re: Catching up with 24

I started at he beginning and just finished Redemption and queueing up for season 7.
by hanshotfirst1138
30 Sep 2015, 05:01
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: What is Uncompressed Digital?
Replies: 3
Views: 4591

Re: What is Uncompressed Digital?

Basically, when a film is shot digitally, the raw video in the camera ("negative," thought as a celluloid whore, I hate referring it that way) at proper ulta high-def can run at very high resolutions like 4K or 6K (Epic Red, Alexa 65, Sony F65). It's then downscaled to whatever resolution the digita...
by hanshotfirst1138
30 Sep 2015, 04:54
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Police Story (1985: Jackie Chan: Hong Kong)
Replies: 14
Views: 5606

Re: Police Story (1985: Jackie Chan: Hong Kong)

If only there was a home video release of it worth a damn.
by hanshotfirst1138
11 May 2014, 04:16
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 282472

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

And I'm guessing there isn't an chance of the rights lapsing to anyone else? Nope. :( I'm guessing they have a death grip on the rights? Remember when they seemed to be what we'd been hoping for? That went away fast! I kept hoping that shifts to another distributor might improve things, but even wh...
by hanshotfirst1138
15 Apr 2014, 16:12
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: The Raid 2
Replies: 18
Views: 7043

Re: The Raid 2

Damn, it was a gold mine for info. I keep sifting through Google, blu-ray.com, the forums here, dvdcompare, Kung Fu cinema, and elsewhere trying to find damned info about stuff, it had so much simply because it'd been around for so long. God, this fandom is masochistic, damn distributors. Wonder wha...
by hanshotfirst1138
15 Apr 2014, 00:17
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 282472

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

And I'm guessing there isn't an chance of the rights lapsing to anyone else?
by hanshotfirst1138
14 Apr 2014, 04:29
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 282472

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Who has a lot of the post-Shaw classic stuff-Chan, Lee, Hark, Ching, Yuen etc.? That stuff is in a seriously dire state of affairs on video.
by hanshotfirst1138
13 Apr 2014, 02:26
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 282472

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

Mono, absolutely, and 1080P at least. Can't imagine that any BK flick has ever been scanned at 2K or 4K; so I guess that a proper HD transfer of any kind would do. Why they think no one will notice upscales, I'll never know, bit then, I have friends who can't understand why on earn I would buy Blus ...
by hanshotfirst1138
10 Apr 2014, 04:30
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 282472

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

No. None of the Kam & Ronson BDs do. Was there any difference between the IVL and Joy Sales releases? I picked up the Yen/Yuen collection and even on my rudimentary HDTV, the video quality hardly impresses, and the subtitles, though largely intelligible, aren't great. I'm assuming the IVL and HS ha...
by hanshotfirst1138
10 Apr 2014, 01:50
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: The Raid 2
Replies: 18
Views: 7043

Re: The Raid 2

Damn, it was a good mine of info. I'm constantly sifting though Google to try to find out about comparable releases, downmixes, etc. you can find some here, some at dvdcompare, some at Kung Fu Cinema, etc, but I thought it was one of the best places to find info. Why'd it did, financial reasons? It ...
by hanshotfirst1138
31 Mar 2014, 00:30
Forum: Cinema & Rumours
Topic: The Raid 2
Replies: 18
Views: 7043

Re: The Raid 2

What did happen to the Asian DVD Guide? It was a good kind for info that I have sift through Google to find now. Don't get me wrong, you guys are great :D.
by hanshotfirst1138
31 Mar 2014, 00:28
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: James Bond: 50th Anniversary Blu Ray Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 11056

Re: James Bond: 50th Anniversary Blu Ray Collection

Picked this up for a great price on Amazon. Shame it doesn't include the uncut CR, I have to figure out where to get that, but for the price, it was too difficult to pass up.
by hanshotfirst1138
30 Mar 2014, 12:31
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Evil Dead 2:New Lionsgate Transfer
Replies: 19
Views: 12766

Re: Evil Dead 2:New Lionsgate Transfer

Markgway wrote:Just checked Rewind and the Blu ray doesn't contain the original mono soundtrack.
Neither did the first film. I don't get why the hell including the damn mono tracks is hard for these companies. It fucking mystifies me.
by hanshotfirst1138
30 Mar 2014, 12:28
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Terminator Blu-ray
Replies: 68
Views: 27125

Re: Terminator Blu-ray

I keep hoping they'll do a release with the uncompressed mono an unfucked color timing, but that's probably wishful thinking. And I'm betting that when Cameron gets around to a remaster of T2, in addition to the DTS track and remastered picture, he'll make that recolored as well.
by hanshotfirst1138
29 Mar 2014, 12:42
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Terminator Blu-ray
Replies: 68
Views: 27125

Re: Terminator Blu-ray

They just announced another sequel, so tie-in rereleases are logical from marketing point of view.
by hanshotfirst1138
29 Mar 2014, 02:10
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Terminator Blu-ray
Replies: 68
Views: 27125

Re: Terminator Blu-ray

I have no tolerance for the revisionist history which Cameron, Hill, Lucas, Mann, and various other directors have taken to practicing with digital. If it comes down to a choice between seeing the film properly in an older format or seeing the nicely remastered but revised version, I'll choose the f...
by hanshotfirst1138
06 Mar 2014, 05:00
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Blu-Ray region-free players
Replies: 22
Views: 10938

Re: Blu-Ray region-free players

I doubt anyone cares, but I wound up getting a Westinghouse HDTV, which is functional, and a Sony S 3100 modded on eBay for region free. Nothing fancy, but it does the job.
by hanshotfirst1138
06 Mar 2014, 04:59
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: Henry V (1989) - R1 vs. R2UK
Replies: 4
Views: 3185

Re: Henry V (1989) - R1 vs. R2UK

IMDb says that 1.85 is OAR, but the 1.66 seems to show more picture.
by hanshotfirst1138
06 Mar 2014, 04:56
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Asian Movies in HD!
Replies: 1928
Views: 282472

Re: Asian Movies in HD!

It seems like no matter which company in which region gets teh films, HK movies always seem to get screwed over on home video. You'd hope that Fortune Star would finally improve that, but they seem to have done more harm than good. I blame Fortune Star for trying to screw over companies with upscale...
by hanshotfirst1138
02 Feb 2014, 05:07
Forum: High Definition Discussion
Topic: Terminator Blu-ray
Replies: 68
Views: 27125

Re: Terminator Blu-ray

Not only have neither of the Blu-Ray releases includes the original mono track, but apparently Cameron supervised an all new color timing which is completely different from the original. Sigh. I guess I'll have to hang onto my DVD. What part of 'Director approved remaster' are they not getting? The ...