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Old 04-10-2015, 02:33 AM   #821
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Just watched the 40th Anniversary Edition and it looks fantastic . A huge upgrade from the 2007 release.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:02 AM   #822
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His choreography and fights here are amazing, but the plot is the real winner. The idea of going up a pagoda and encountering a new fighter on each level is so cool.
Then the 8-bit NES Kung-Fu game should have gotten awards for writing
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:55 AM   #823
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Then the 8-bit NES Kung-Fu game should have gotten awards for writing
Pretty sure a lot of videogames and some more recent martial arts films have copied the idea enough times that it's become a trope. So even though Lee never finished it, the idea of that story still has its place in pop culture history.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:36 AM   #824
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Pretty sure a lot of videogames and some more recent martial arts films have copied the idea enough times that it's become a trope. So even though Lee never finished it, the idea of that story still has its place in pop culture history.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:22 PM   #825
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Your lack of reading skills amuses me.

I prefer the 40th Anniversary release.

It seems you cannot take a hint.

I have NO lack of reading skills thank you!

Nor do I need to 'take a hint'

You complained about the 2007 release, AND the 2013; bit*hing and moaning about problems on both; yet finally declaring you prefer the 2013.

Trouble is that the problems you describe in the 2013 release don't really exist - and I'm not alone in saying this as you must be well aware.

The transfer is what it is: a pretty faithful rendition of a 1973 35mm film shot on a low budget, that even on its initial release suffered from inconsistencies in both lighting and framing to name but two areas.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:43 PM   #826
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I have NO lack of reading skills thank you!

Nor do I need to 'take a hint'

You complained about the 2007 release, AND the 2013; bit*hing and moaning about problems on both; yet finally declaring you prefer the 2013.

Trouble is that the problems you describe in the 2013 release don't really exist - and I'm not alone in saying this as you must be well aware.

The transfer is what it is: a pretty faithful rendition of a 1973 35mm film shot on a low budget, that even on its initial release suffered from inconsistencies in both lighting and framing to name but two areas.
2007 transfer, aliasing and framing artifacts i.e. soft/blurry edges to the frame, haloing on the edges. The 40th Anniversary does not feature such:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...y=92#vergleich

Thus, 40th Anniversary release wins.

2007 transfer suffers from bad aliasing, 40th Anniversary release does not:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...=236#vergleich

40th Anniversary features white clipping i.e. no detail within bright lit areas:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...=236#vergleich

The sky looks like one big cloud rather than being blue with clouds.

Push towards higher contrast i.e. 'vintage look', rather than natural:

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergl...=298#vergleich

Boosted contrast aside, producing punchier colours, some white clipping and lowering detail within blacks, I would take the 40th Anniversary release over the poorly encoded, aliasing ridden, artifact ridden 2007 release.

I have always declared preferring the 40th Anni release, you just cannot read.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:02 PM   #827
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That shot of the supposed clipping isn't the best example Tech, I can still clearly see the undulations in the fabric and anything finer (like stitching) is being eaten up by the aliasing anyway. As for the shot of the sifu sitting with the sky in the background, it's not like there's an incredible array of detail that's being blown out, there's more of a difference in tones (old one doesn't look like blue sky & clouds to me, it looks like differing levels of cloud, not unusual in humid HK) which is still there on screen right in the new transfer, only it's a lot lighter. [edit] And here's one that's actually brighter on the old disc, so the new one doesn't have some blanket brightness boost: http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...ess=#vergleich

In any case, I like that contrastier, old fashioned look because it fits the film rather well. You can bet your ass that an IB Tech print wouldn't have looked as deathly dull as the old Blu-ray.

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Old 04-10-2015, 02:18 PM   #828
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I agree that 'clipping white' isn't the best term to of used, as the white isn't peak white, but rather it is due to the boost in contrast/difference in contrast between the two transfers.

I like the 40th anniversary release, I agree, its the best that the film has looked on home video, but for some reason the other poster seems to think its the best transfer ever, as you know Geoff, just because one like's something doesn't make it perfect, as most members of this site would come to the same conclusion, we all nit-pick the transfers, even the best ones, but my beef is with that poster, reading what he wants to, where in fact I was merely pointing out the issues with both releases, and as others have said, they actually favour the 2007 release in terms of colour, but if only that poster took their time to view the posts in this thread, they might have a better idea on what is being discussed, rather than, from my point of view trolling, because they aren't providing much else on this forum.

To be honest, I am not going to say anything else on the matter, because it seems as though I am just adding fuel to the fire for the other poster, which I don't want to waste time doing.

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Old 04-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #829
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Got my CA version of this for 12 bucks can't go wrong.
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I might be wrong, but can anyone confirm if the French release is the only one with the "Lost Interview" aka. Pierre Burton interview (if the Amazon.fr information is correct) - and not the UK and USA version ?

Plus I like to know what is missing in the French release as I seems to not be able to find the "No Way as Way", "Curse of the Dragon", "Blood and Steel" and "In His Own Words" if I am not mistaken (I do not read French by the way...).


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"Contenu additionnel:
- Version longue de "Bruce Lee, l'interview perdue" de 1972, par Pierre Berton (40')
- "Wing Chun : l'art qui a conduit Bruce Lee au Kung Fu" : les deux enfants du maître de - Wing Chun de Hong Kong, qui a tout enseigné à Bruce Lee, parlent de ce dernier et du style Wing Chun que Bruce Lee a su rendre mondialement célèbre (20')
- "Le retour sur l'Île de Han" : comparaison des lieux de tournage à Hong Kong entre 1973 et aujourd'hui (7')
- "Du sang et de l'acier : le making of d'Opération Dragon"
- "Bruce Lee avec ses propres mots"
- Entretiens avec Linda Lee Cadwell
- "Entraînement maison avec Bruce - La malédiction du dragon"
- Commentaires de Paul Heller"


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- New: No Way As Way (HD, 26 minutes): Vintage interviews with Bruce Lee are framed by reflections on Lee's example and discussions on his philosophy from boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, actor George Takei, Grammy-nominated music artist Steve Aoki, Wren Lee Keasler, and Shannon and Linda Lee. The result is something of a hodgepodge documentary that leaps between a history of Lee's life and career (mainly by way of his wife), stories about personal struggle and success from Leonard, Takei and Akoi, and a look back at Enter the Dragon and its influence from all involved.
- New: Wing Chun (HD, 20 minutes): An assortment of martial artists the world over demonstrate and dissect the art that introduced Lee to kung fu. This is yet another peripheral bonus, but one that delves into an aspect of Lee's talent and explosive skill the other featurettes and documentaries only orbit.
New: Return to Han's Island (HD, 10 minutes): A tour of the key Hong Kong hotspots and locations used in Enter the Dragon. Though there's nothing terribly revealing or essential here, fans of the film will appreciate the additional insight into the production.
- Audio Commentary: Producer Paul Heller and writer Michael Allin (dialing into the chat via phone) engage in a decent discussion about the film, its impact, Lee's talents and contributions, and the martial artist's enduring appeal. The decades have left both men with spotty memories and rather emotionless anecdotes, but anyone hoping to find an informative technical track will be more than pleased with their dry discourse.
- Curse of the Dragon (SD, 87 minutes): Narrated by George Takai, this documentary is a comprehensive and personal look at Lee's death, the fate that befell his son Brandon years later on the set of The Crow, and his postmortem magnetism amongst fans of all generations.
- Blood and Steel (SD, 30 minutes): This more traditional behind-the-scenes featurette digs into the production, stuntwork, fight choreography, and performances. While not nearly as compelling as "Curse of the Dragon," it's a strong followup worth watching.
- Linda Lee Cadwell Interviews (SD, 16 minutes): Over the course of ten segments, Lee's widow tells stories about her late husband, discussing his role as a fighter, actor, and family man. Her recollections are captivating and revealing... I just wish she had more than sixteen minutes to cover so much ground. An audio commentary would have been more ideal, but I'll take what I can get.
- In His Own Words (SD, 19 minutes): It may include slices of rare interviews with Bruce Lee, but an abundance of film clips, as well as a somewhat stocky closing photo montage, make this a less-invigorating addition to the package.
- 1973 Archive Featurette (SD, 8 minutes): A vintage production featurette with enough dated spark and sizzle to induce a good laugh or two.
- Backyard Workout with Bruce (SD, 2 minutes): An all-too-short black and white home video.
- Trailers and TV Spots (SD)
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"Du sang et de l'acier" is Blood and Steel, "le malediction du Dragon" is Curse of the Dragon, I think "Bruce Lee avec ses propres mots" is In His Own Words.
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Thanks Geoff for the translation. Then that means that "No Way as Way" might be the only documentary missing in this French edition - which maybe has been exchanged with the "Pierre Berton Show" interview ?
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By the way, it says - in some places (including Amazon.fr) - that this French version has a region free Blu-ray disc - "Région : Toutes les régions" (which might be referred to the DVD disc ?). Can anyone - or any web site review - confirm if the Blu-ray is indeed region free ?
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It's a Warners disc, their stuff has been 99.99% region free.
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40 minutes would be impressive.

Here's the 24-minute version.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2hv4ad
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:41 PM   #836
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Yeah, there is that. The interview has been doing the rounds on various formats and media for years, I wouldn't go chasing after the French BD just for that.
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By the way, it says - in some places (including Amazon.fr) - that this French version has a region free Blu-ray disc - "Région : Toutes les régions" (which might be referred to the DVD disc ?). Can anyone - or any web site review - confirm if the Blu-ray is indeed region free ?
Toutes les régions translates roughly to All Regions, literal translation: All of Regions.

Any DVD included though would be Region 2, PAL as in the case of Nightmare on Elm Street Collection. However, Enter The Dragon - UCE doesn't have a DVD included in it's set.
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40 minutes would be impressive.

Here's the 24-minute version.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2hv4ad
Is this on any US version?
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:09 PM   #839
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This is actually funny and thought i share this. MORTAL KOMBAT AND ENTER THE DRAGON ARE THE SAME MOVIE!!!!!

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Ha, I remember when I was 16 I took a pad and pen and listed out that entire video. Glad I'm not the only one who caught up on it. Although there's one thing the video missed, something I actually noticed when I was 11 and first saw the movie in theaters. Tell me if this sounds familiar:

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