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Hero & House of the flying daggers. Region 1 or 2

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  1. arn

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    Hi

    Which version of these will i better of getting? would like the jap dts release but i want english language as well so i dont have to read the subs and miss the action :) so i can do without the dts i suppose. but whats with hero 2002 and 2004 editions ( any differences?).
     
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    Just get the R3 releases - good picture and superb DTS sound Plus nice and cheap. The Eng subs are easy to read.
    Do remember the USA release of House of flying daggers has had a number of cuts to it - mainly violence trims.
     
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    See if "THIS" helps. After reading it I bought the Jap version, arrived yesterday. Not watched it but checked a few scenes. Looks very good.

    They have now added the r2 review.

    THIS
     
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    £20 for the 2 :thumbsup: saved a bit there. Cheers all
     
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    House of Flying Daggers R3 has a shocking picture, one of the worst I've seen on a dvd of late.
     
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    Agree that HoFD pq is quite poor, Hero on the other hand has brilliant pq! :thumbsup:
     
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    NOOOOOOOO you can't say that after i have ordered them :(
    ah well time will tell, can always get the region 2 at a later date
     
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    The original R3 HK single disc yes, the R3 HK 2 disc SE has a much better transfer.
     
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    I do indeed have the single disc version, that probably explains it!
     
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    I take it you meen you want English dubbed soundtracks? Bad news then mate as I have that version of Hero and there's no English track and by the looks of it niether does that version of House of Flying Daggers :(

    I can see this quickly morphing into the age old "Subtitles vs Dubbing" debate :rolleyes: but if having an English dub is essential then it looks as though, in the case of Hero at least, both R1 and R2 are fairly equal.

    I dont think the final specs for House of Flying Daggers are out yet but THIS may be of some help (R2 artwork is vastly superior in my eyes :smashin: )

    (By the way i'd just stick with the ones you've ordered mate, hopfully you'll see that dubbing is the work of the Devil :D , but each to there own I suppose :rolleyes: )
     
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    Yeah i know they are subs only, going to take a chance :D . if not then ill just grab the region 2 at a later date.
     
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    I know subtitles can be a pain to alot of people, but dubbing ???
    that is the worst surely. :eek:
     
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    Depends on the quality of the dub :smashin:
     
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    I've got the R1 version of Hero and have to say I really liked this film a lot. Some really cool uses of colour tone during the film. I actually watched it in its orignal mandarin language with english subtitles, best way to watch it in my book to appreciate the film setting more.
     
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    I always watch foreign films with subtitles, I absolutlely detest dubs!
     
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    Just watched Hero last night. Thought it was excellent! Again in the original mandarin with english subtitles. It's a stunningly shot film, as mentioned by other people, colour usage is brilliant!

    House of flying daggers, I have the R3 2 disc edition, and while it's not as good a film as Hero (in my opinion, anyway), is still worth seeing!
     
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    dubbing? Are you mad?!!

    You can get the Ltd edition for 50 euros (book, pen etc) from Germany (R3).
     
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    Can you provide the link for that German site (I assume its a website):)
     
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    Isn't Germany Region 2?
     
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    look at the HOFD thread in the bargain section its in there.
     
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    Where did you get the jap version mate? :lease:
     
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    CDjapan,

    Excellent service, well boxed, tissue paper then bubble wrap. Took just over 1 week. There is a two disc version and a single disc. I bought single as not really bothered about extras in foreign language and avoids customs issue if stopped. Still not watched but still looking forward to it.
     
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    i've just bought and watched the extended chinese dvd of hero. very good film, although the logo that pops up in the corner on this version is very anoying. also the text that comes up at the end of the film is not subtitled in the version i have!!! can anyone tell me what it says or point me to somewhere where it does.

    thanks
     
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    What extra bits does the extended version have?
     
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    SPOILER ALERT!!!


    If i recall it says something along the lines off "Snow hanged his sword up in respect of his friends who had fallen and the king went onto unite all the 7 provinces (all under heaven) to create China, he then built the great wall to protect the people."

    If this is the bit you mean anyway :)
     
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    thanks arn. Tejstar, i havent seen the normal version, so i cant say, but the film is by no means slow IMO so the fights could of been a bit extended? i recomend it as an adition to the uk/us version dvds as the image Q is not quite as good and the subtitle/logo is a pain in the arse. as far as i know this version is only licenced for china at the moment and there are no plans for a worldwide release, plus it would have to be redubbed again for the west.

    does anyone know if the original actors did the english dub for this as in crouching tiger?

    cheers
     
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    Mine is the chinese version and the image quality is very good & it didnt come with a logo. guess i got lucky :rotfl:
     

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