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Old 03-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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South Korea Hansel & Gretel (2007) - Great Korean Suspense/Horror

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Hansel & Gretel Blu-ray

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This hidden gem was released by Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock with next to no fanfare on March 8, 2011. I didn't know much about this film prior to getting it, but it's another Korean beauty in similar vein as The Tale of Two Sisters. The release contains both the DVD and Blu-ray of the movie. The blacks on the picture are sometimes crushed, but for the most part, the PQ and AQ are excellent with fine details. Highly recommended for the fans of Korean cinema and other fans of horror/suspense. Amazon has this for ~$15.

Region-free SL BD-25
Video: 1080p24 1.85:1 AVC encoded
Audio: Korean dts HD MA 2.0 or dts HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: Optional English
Extras: Trailer for Death Trance in SD








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Old 03-29-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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Really??

Wow, good movie, though I wouldn't call it "suspense", more like dark fantasy.
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Do you have a UPC? Where did you get it? I can't find it at Amazon.
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I can't seem to find this release anywhere on the internet.

EDIT: NVM this must be it: http://www.amazon.com/Hansel-Gretel-DVD-Blu-Combo/dp/B002U041OE
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:56 PM   #5
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I saw the film at the cinema a couple of years ago and have been hoping for a US release since the UK DVD is an NTSC/PAL conversion. Never expected to see it on Blu-ray!

My copy is on the way (from DVD Pacific).

http://dvdpacific.directtoustore.com...nsel&st=Movies

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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Do you have a UPC? Where did you get it? I can't find it at Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Hansel-Gretel-DVD-Blu-Combo/dp/B002U041OE/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1301423221&sr=1-1

UPC is 631595096781
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Thanks! I wonder why I couldn't get it to come up.
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Really??

Wow, good movie, though I wouldn't call it "suspense", more like dark fantasy.
You are correct. It's more dark fantasy than horror.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:11 PM   #9
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Added screenshots.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:35 PM   #10
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Wow those screenshots have quite the amount of edge enhancement...
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Wow those screenshots have quite the amount of edge enhancement...
Where do you see edge enhancement? Are you looking at the full resolution screenshots? (1920x1080)
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Where can I find a list of everything those companies has released on Blu-ray?
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Where do you see edge enhancement? Are you looking at the full resolution screenshots? (1920x1080)
Of course I am. It's impossible not to see. Hell, just look at the thick edged lines the black bars themselves have. The one screenshot it stands out the most is the third one from the top. Look at the little girl's jewelry in particular. And her shirt collar.
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Of course I am. It's impossible not to see. Hell, just look at the thick edged lines the black bars themselves have. The one screenshot it stands out the most is the third one from the top. Look at the little girl's jewelry in particular. And her shirt collar.
I think it's tough to call EE on the jewelry. I'm not so sure on the shirt collar. I see it on the black bars, but I would call EE in the picture itself minimal at best.
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I think it's tough to call EE on the jewelry. I'm not so sure on the shirt collar. I see it on the black bars, but I would call EE in the picture itself minimal at best.
I'd say its practically jumping out and attacking me.

And the film grain is quite mushy.
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I'd say its practically jumping out and attacking me.

And the film grain is quite mushy.
Haha... These are what I would consider bad edge enhancement. (Not from this movie, but from "The 14 Blades")




The film grain on the feature is much better in motion than on these stills.
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WTF... look at the close-up of the little girl in the 3rd pic... it looks like her eyebrows have been digitally erased!

... So, this disc has NO extras to speak of? Not even the making of? Has anyone bought this? How's the quality?
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WTF... look at the close-up of the little girl in the 3rd pic... it looks like her eyebrows have been digitally erased!

... So, this disc has NO extras to speak of? Not even the making of? Has anyone bought this? How's the quality?
Quality is pretty dang good for <$16. I wish all Korean movies released outside of Korea was at least as good as this. Solid uncut 1080p24 picture with lossless audio and optional subtitles (not burned in). I saw Black Swan right after this one, and PQ on this cheapo release is sharper and more highdef than Black Swan. That's not to say that Black Swan is a bad transfer. I'm sure that BS faithfully recreates every grain and nuance of the original film, but the overall pop and wow, this is better. There is no extras other than the trailer for Death Trance on the BD. This does come with a DL DVD that also contains the movie. I don't know if there are extra features on the DVD.
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Quality is pretty dang good for <$16. I wish all Korean movies released outside of Korea was at least as good as this. Solid uncut 1080p24 picture with lossless audio and optional subtitles (not burned in). I saw Black Swan right after this one, and PQ on this cheapo release is sharper and more highdef than Black Swan. That's not to say that Black Swan is a bad transfer. I'm sure that BS faithfully recreates every grain and nuance of the original film, but the overall pop and wow, this is better. There is no extras other than the trailer for Death Trance on the BD. This does come with a DL DVD that also contains the movie. I don't know if there are extra features on the DVD.
I don't think anyone is taking you seriously here LOL.

For the record, Black Swan was shot with 16mm film.
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How in the hell does Media Blasters release this without anyone knowing? They've delayed almost every release they've had yet just throw this out there...
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