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  1. captaineyecatch

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    Great news for fans Sky moviemax are showing a load of Asian movies - from the clips i saw they are all Subbed and seem to be in widesceen. Titles are
    Princess Blade - Showing Feb 10th
    Bangkok Dangerous - Showing Feb 11th
    City of lost souls - Showing Feb 12th
    Dead or Alive - showing Feb 13th
    Dead or alive 2 - showing Feb 14th
    Ring 0 - Showing Feb 15th
    Freezer - Showiing Feb 16th

    Not sure if they will be uncut - hopefully they will be.
     
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    :) :) :)

    All of them films are great.

    Princess blade is wicked, i was a bit ambigues before I watched it but it rocked.

    Freezer is a bit disturbing in places, not sure they will leave this uncut, unless it is on very late at night. Although the R2 DVD is cut so, it may be that version.
     
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    What was cut from the R2 of Freezer?? as the BBFC say it was passed uncut:confused:
    Havent seen DOA2,Princess blade,City of lost souls,bangkok dangerous - if i like them (and i should as i love the other titles)
    i'll be getting the dvds - R1 of city of lost souls is best, not sure of the other ones though
     
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    Not entirely sure, I read it in a DVD mag.

    DOA is great haven't seen the second one all the way through.

    I think all of Takeshi Miike's stuff is good and has a certain something. He must be a pretty twisted individual.
     
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    Miike Takashi films are really impressive - full of invention. I would love someone to give a Big budget movie to him.
    The clips i saw of DOA2 look great - love the bit with the Angel wings :)
    The only problem is getting hold of his films - having some trouble getting the R1 release of city of lost souls as most retailers have the awful Tai seng release which is just a straight copy of the HK dvd apart from Tai seng charge about 4x as much:eek:
    Also Happiness of the Katakuris is coming out on Feb 25th on R1 dvd with loads of extras - hour-long making-of docu, a half-hour interview with the cast, commentary by Miike and one of the actors and an interview with Miike conducted during the film’s scoring.
     
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    They are showing the preview show again Tonight on Sky moviemax 5 at 8.05pm - Well worth watching
     
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    Hi,

    Hate to pee on your parade folks, but almost all of these films will be shown in DUBBED ENGLISH, NON-WIDESCREEN versions!

    As such, avoid them!

    Pooch
     
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    what the fudge :eek:
    How come the preview show has the clips with Subs?? Surly this is false advertising if they plan on showing them Dubbed.
    Also where did they get the Dubbed versions from as i've never heard of Eng dubbed versions of Doa 1+2 etc - there not on any dvd release i've seen??
     
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    Captain,

    The dubbed versions probably do exist - somewhere - and may have been done for TV transmission, or other foreign distribution, not necessarily in the Western hemisphere.

    It's completely normal for Sky to advertise something in Subs, and then show the dubbed version, as this has happened with "The Crimson Rivers", which is always advertised as being under its original French title of "La Riviere Pourpoise" (spelling?), despite being shown in dubbed english.

    When they air "Amores Perros", it's shown subtitled, but in horrendous pan-and-scan format as well.

    Basically, I think Sky have just bought the rights to these films because of the current high interest in Asian horror films, but won't want to risk alienating their regular movie fans, and hence will show dubbed editions. Sadly, the people who WILL want to watch the films will be those who want to watch the films in their original, widescreen, subtitled prints!

    Typical Sky really!

    Pooch
     
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    Thank god for DVD then - I'll watch the ones i havent seen on sky
    and if i like them (ignoring the dub if they do get dubbed) I'll pick them up on dvd - if they are dubbed they would attract a lot of interest from fans abroad :D
     
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    On the subject of Asian moveis, Play are advertising "The Eye" - anyone seen it?
     
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    Not entirley sure what you mean by that comment but if you are suggesting piracy, please dont mention it here agian.

    Thanks
     
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    Shoka
    Joke m8 hence the :D - I've edited the post

    Iam
    The Eye superb movie but i wouldnt bother with the Tartan R2 release as usual they have only put a 2 channel DD soundtrack, you can get a DTS version from HK (dddhouse.com about £8) or theres a Korean release with DTS.
     
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    I thought so just wanted to be sure:blush:
     
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    Hi,

    I've seen "The Eye", but whilst it's quite good, it's NOT a horror film, like the other Asia Extreme titles.

    If anything, it's actually a surreal, post-apocalyptic, ghost story. A woman has a cornea transplant, from a woman who hung herself. However, the eye starts seeing dead people and ghosts. The new owner of the eye has to try to work out what the heck is going on, and it's not until the final 20 minutes or so, that everything finally gets sorted out.

    As a horror film, it's pretty dire. As a ghost story, it's more enjoyable. Just don't go expecting anything like "The Ring" or "Freezer" or the like, as you will be sorely disappointed.

    Pooch
     
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    I've just finished watching Bangkok Dangerous on sky and I must say this film is quite brilliant. With its combination of intelligence and mind-blowing visual effects, Bangkok Dangerous is impressively powerful, uniquely stylish, and totally unforgettable.

    Does anyone know of a better release than the tartan DVD because I must own this film.:smashin:
     

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