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Old 01-29-2011, 09:01 PM   #41
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DDDHouse shipped my order today.
mine too. hopefully it doesnt take 2 weeks+ to arrive like my last order.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:58 AM   #42
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Where's the best place to buy?
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dddhouse or renchi.
We've already gone through this before - you may prefer DDDhouse or Renchi, but they are definitely not better options; you could occasionally get a deal on a specific title, but that is it. Considering the fact that YesAsia has one of the most complete libraries and the fact that they offer multiple deals on various releases (where you get free discs when you purchase certain products), it is the go-to place as far as I am concerned.

In the U.S., Amazon is also not always the cheapest option, but I'd rather go with them than deal with the likes of DeepDiscountDVD, etc.

YesAsia have been one of the top Asian vendors for years, long, long before Blu-ray came to exist. They still are.

Pro-B
I found your post quite condescending pro-b.

What's with the "here we go again" attitude and yesasia love? Yesasia is better because they have more selection and they give you Perhaps Love for free when you buy THREE blu-rays? Is that your argument? Oh, and they've been around for a long time.

dddhouse, renchi, bluasia are all good alternatives. DontheDragon had every right to make a recommendation that did not include yesasia without you telling him that his choices were merely good enough as his personal preferences and not actually valid recommendations.

c'mon man...

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:13 AM   #43
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I found your post quite condescending pro-b.

What's with the "here we go again" attitude and yesasia love? Yesasia is better because they have more selection and they give you Perhaps Love for free when you buy THREE blu-rays? Is that your argument? Oh, and they've been around for a long time.

dddhouse, renchi, bluasia are all good alternatives. DontheDragon had every right to make a recommendation that did not include yesasia without you telling him that his choices were merely good enough as his personal preferences and not actually valid recommendations.

c'mon man...
I am not entirely sure why you think that my response was condescending - if anything, there is a bit of condescending going on in the post I responded to (likely unintentional - see full post). What I mean by that is: Why shouldn't one want to buy from YesAsia? Questioning why one would want to purchase something from YesAsia isn't a recommendation -- which is why I pointed out a number of reasons why one should feel comfortable getting product from them.

Really, all things considered, to me YesAsia are not any different than Amazon (of course excluding the region limitations they have for some titles) with their various branches in the UK, France, Germany, and now Italy, because they may not always be the cheapest option, just like Amazon isn't for many titles, but they certainly have the deepest catalog of titles from all Asian vendors that ship internationally, and offer a variety of deals (the current one you mention). So with other words, their prices are most definitely not outrageous considering what some of the sites you mention charge and what type of catalogs they have.

That's all.

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:14 AM   #44
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I only buy hk blu-ray from dddhouse.. I have been they loyal customer for probably close to 10 yrs. Great service. You'll get what you ordered. Hated yesasia with a passion.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:32 AM   #45
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I only buy hk blu-ray from dddhouse.. I have been they loyal customer for probably close to 10 yrs. Great service. You'll get what you ordered. Hated yesasia with a passion.
agreed. I love dddhouse and only buy from them. YesAsia is an ok alternative for me, but, for most of the movies I want, dddhouse is cheaper.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #46
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Why would you want to buy it from there? They're prices are outrageous!
yes they are usually pretty high, but I've never had a problem with ordering from them in the past either.

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Old 01-30-2011, 05:25 PM   #47
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I only use them if I want to dodge customs when ordering multiple items. For a single item? No way.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:59 AM   #48
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Did anyone get this blu-ray yet? I am looking forward to a comparison review between this blu-ray and the Miramax blu-ray.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:36 AM   #49
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I received it today. I can't compare it to the Miramax version, as I refuse to own that version of the film.

Based purely off of the screenshots in this site's review, the color, contrast and brightness are completely different. I dare say that Miramax would have attempted to bring some consistency to the overall look of the film, wherea's the Hong Kong version has just been transfered to disc, warts and all.

That might sound negative, there's print damage, waving contrast, inconsistent brightness levels and a flickering effect,(like a telecine error), in the right hand side of the image. Grain levels aren't consistent either.

Not once are we allowed to forget, that we're watching a Hong Kong movie from 1993, which hasn't been kept in the best of condition and I'm fine with that.

It's also clearly HD, so those knobs whinging about upscales on a certain Asian forum, can f*** off!

Subtitles are acceptable and I say that as someone with subtitle OCD. They're not perfect, they miss out full stops and there are other syntax errors, but it's all easily understandable and better than I feared.

I can't comment on the audio through a proper setup, I watched it through headphones and it was punchy and well balanced. Sounded better than those crap HKL remixes at any rate.

Extras consist of two 720p trailers, neither are subbed and the compression artifacts in the 2nd one, are terrible.

So, well worth a pick up, especially at the price point.

Btw, the full running time, is 89mins 48secs.

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Old 02-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #50
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I received it today. I can't compare it to the Miramax version, as I refuse to own that version of the film.

Based purely off of the screenshots in this site's review, the color, contrast and brightness are completely different. I dare say that Miramax would have attempted to bring some consistency to the overall look of the film, wherea's the Hong Kong version has just been transfered to disc, warts and all.

That might sound negative, there's print damage, waving contrast, inconsistent brightness levels and a flickering effect,(like a telecine error), in the right hand side of the image. Grain levels aren't consistent either.

Not once, are we allowed to forget, that we're watching a Hong Kong movie from 1993, which hasn't been kept in the best of condition and I'm fine with that.

It's also clearly HD, so those knobs whinging about upscales on a certain Asian forum, can f*** off!

Subtitles are acceptable and I say that as someone with subtitle OCD. They're not perfect, they miss out full stops and there are other syntax errors, but it's all easily understandable and better than I feared.

I can't comment on the audio through a proper setup, I watched it through headphones and it was punchy and well balanced. Sounded better than those crap HKL remixes at any rate.

Extras consist of two 720p trailers, neither are subbed and the compression artifacts in the 2nd one, are terrible.

So, well worth a pick up, especially at the price point.

Btw, the full running time, is 89mins 48secs.
Thanks for the in-depth review - you the man!

I think I'll skip this blu-ray only for the sloppy subtitle thing!
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:56 PM   #51
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I already placed an order for mine. I don't own the Mirima-axe murdered version either and I refuse to own it as well. From that review I'm more than happy with getting the HK version.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:09 PM   #52
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I received it today. I can't compare it to the Miramax version, as I refuse to own that version of the film.
Great news! u ordered yours from DDDhouse right?

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:30 AM   #53
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Yeah. Pretty damn quick, considering it took Demolition Man nearly two weeks.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:08 AM   #54
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Yeah. Pretty damn quick, considering it took Demolition Man nearly two weeks.
So how would you say the quality is compared to some of the other K&R blus?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:53 PM   #55
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Pardon the question but, the release date was January 28th, right?
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #56
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January 28th, yes.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:52 PM   #57
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So how would you say the quality is compared to some of the other K&R blus?
This is the only one I own, I have no interest in the rest of their output. Put it this way, I own around 500 BDs and if it was shit, I'd say so.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #58
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I got my copy today. Looks maybe a bit above OATIC in terms of PQ. I pretty much agree with Sky_Captain's review of the disc.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:30 PM   #59
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could u maybe post some screens? that'd be sweet!

BTW mine shipped about the same time as Sky Captain's and I still havent recieved it. But I waited 30+ days for Battle Royale so I'll just be patient
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #60
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Update on my order: I emailed DDDhouse for a tracking #, tracked it and as of 2/10, still stuck in customs. package shipped on 1/29 and as of 2/17, still hasnt left HK.
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