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Old 10-05-2014, 12:43 AM   #141
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Awesome movie, one of the coolest non-superhero comic based movies ever! i loved this since i saw it in 99 on video and thought it was awesome and hilarious even with that funny english dubbing.

Who else thought the anime-esque English dubbing is funny? i could hear some guys who dubbed Akira in the background.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:04 AM   #142
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A late review of a disc that appeared first in 2011, but I guess that it's only now that it has gained wider distribution:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Riki-O.../25626/#Review

I am peeved by the less than 5-star review for the movie , but I guess that's entirely a matter of opinion and Brian is entitled to his. Me I could not stop laughing / marveling through most of it, it is so frakking bat-guana-insane. I had pre-ordered it and was gutted to hear about the video being an upscale, but by then it was too late, and anyway it's the only version of the film out on blu. Really hoping that some cult movie label will be able to get hold of actual film elements and be able to make a brand new HD master. I would gladly double dip for this classic of WTFery.
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One of the greatest films in the history of cinema.
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One of the greatest films in the history of cinema.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:08 AM   #145
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I love it. I still watch my DVD copy a few times a year.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:33 AM   #146
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Weird seeing a review of this now. I sold off my DVD when this was announced for BD, but after the terrible reviews started coming in I held off. Should probably just suck it up and buy it already. My collection is conspicuously missing Cat III titles.
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It's at least upscaled from a better master than what MB used for their non-anamorphic DVD. It's a definite upgrade even if it's not HD.
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:12 PM   #148
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Weird to finally see a review of this disc now, but filmic insanity of this level must be supported, on any format. To paraphrase a man who loved ninjas, "I love Riki-Oh, with all of my body".
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:13 PM   #150
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It's at least upscaled from a better master than what MB used for their non-anamorphic DVD. It's a definite upgrade even if it's not HD.
That's good to hear. It's not a great film, but I'd like to own it.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:51 PM   #151
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Personally, I'll wait for another release. The US blu-ray of DONNIE DARKO is a shade above an unconvert due to the zealous DNR applied, but the (unfortunately barebones) german release is a proper HD upgrade, with little to no DNR.

Hopefully someone in Europe might come across a decent print and put out an honest-to-God HD release.

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Just a heads up Re European release of Ricky. Just seen this on Amazon scheduled for June: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Riki-Oh-Stor...Story Of Ricky

No idea about a new transfer etc yet, but the company releasing it, Mediumrare, released a nice looking copy of High Road to China last year on blu, so fingers crossed.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:35 AM   #153
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The PQ on BD is poor as is the audio as there is little detail, some noise and little color.

It's not as terrible as Ichi the Killer's PQ or as horrendously god awful as Machine Girl's PQ but still pretty bad. AQ isn't that spectacular too.
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Special features for the new Blu-ray have been announced, seems like it's a new transfer. Really hope this makes it to the US:

SPECIAL FEATURES

Newly restored High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD

Interview with leading man Fan Siu- Wong

Feature-length audio commentary with Hong Kong Stuntman Jude Power and critic Miles Wood

Martial Arts Showcase with Fan Siu-Wong

Trailer Archive

24-Page Collector's Booklet

Reversible sleeve with newly created artwork on both sides

Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 audio

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Old 06-26-2015, 09:17 PM   #155
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This is the Mediumrare Entertainment release: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Riki-O...lu-ray/124131/

I'd preorder, but Amazon UK says the vendor won't ship to the US. Is there anywhere else I can buy it?
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:42 PM   #156
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This is the Mediumrare Entertainment release: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Riki-O...lu-ray/124131/

I'd preorder, but Amazon UK says the vendor won't ship to the US. Is there anywhere else I can buy it?
It said it couldn't be shipped to Norway either, but I had no problem pre-ordering it. I think it's just a bug.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:32 PM   #157
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It said it couldn't be shipped to Norway either, but I had no problem pre-ordering it. I think it's just a bug.
Thanks. I ran it in also, it can't hurt.
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