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Mike T
01-24-2011, 06:11 AM
Here's a little thing I attempted last time 'round, only then it went down like a fish milkshake. So, we try again and see how we go.

I've always thought it'd be handy to have a thread where people can ask each other if they have a film on DVD or BD and how it is on that format? I know there's a lot of review sites out there...but do we really know those people? Do we trust them? Or are they just pulling our legs for shits and giggles? Thus...why not ask people we know? :)

First up: does anyone have either the Dragon Dynasty BD of An Empress and the Warriors, or the Lionsgate BD of Universal Soldier?

Been thinking about both, but can't seem to find much on either (apart from the Chinese film not having lossless audio, but I can live with that as the DD version is the cheapest uncut one available).

I thank you... :thomason:

Ian Jane
01-24-2011, 10:19 AM
I've got the Universal Soldier Blu-ray.

Mark Tolch
01-24-2011, 10:21 AM
I think you're supposed to comment on the quality, Einstein.

Ian Jane
01-24-2011, 10:25 AM
Right, but I can't do that as I haven't watched it yet. I just got it.

I'll give it a review with screen caps and stuff later this week.

Mark Tolch
01-24-2011, 10:25 AM
Oh. Sorry.

Mark Tolch
01-24-2011, 10:26 AM
I recommend that you answer my email then. :)

Mike T
01-24-2011, 11:03 AM
Right, but I can't do that as I haven't watched it yet. I just got it.

I'll give it a review with screen caps and stuff later this week.

Well, that's going to save me a lot hassle then, hey? W00t! :thomason:

Paul Casey
01-24-2011, 11:13 AM
Can we get back to the original topic...fish milkshakes?

Mike T
01-24-2011, 11:46 AM
Hey Ian! Here's one for you: you asked about a decent version of Encounters of the Spooky Kind? Here's some random (un-Photoshopped) screenshots from the Fortune Star remaster previously available through IVL, now on the Joy Sales label...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters004.jpg

Mike T
01-24-2011, 11:47 AM
And from the movie...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters008.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/whitedragon68/spookyencounters012.jpg

...the Aussie HKL disc should be exactly the same, as they used the FS master. However, I've noticed pretty much all of the HKL discs are interlaced. :(

Ian Jane
01-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Looks much, much better than my shitty old non-anamorphic disc.

Mike T
01-24-2011, 12:29 PM
The good thing about the HK disc was that it was progressive as well. But as I noted, it seems to be listed as either Out of Stock or Out of Print at most of the online HK retailers at present. It appears that Kam & Ronson have obtained the rights to the Fortune Star catalogue, and are releasing titles virtually as soon as the previous editions go OOP with their current distributor (Joy Sales, in this case). The good upshot of that is that Kam are releasing their FS titles on Blu-ray (sadly for me, all Region A). Thus, I'll keep an eye out amongst the HK retailers and let you know as soon as the BD becomes available. ;)

Mark Tolch
01-24-2011, 12:38 PM
That doesn't look spooky at all.

Mike T
01-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Is worth Bruce Lee's Way of the Dragon worth getting, if I didn't mind The Big Boss and Fist of Fury?
Reason I ask is that I've found the HKL 2-disc SE cheaper than chips...but the film has never really grabbed my attention.
I guess it's my perceived belief the film has a lack of boobage and gore that was present in all the other Lee films... :dunno:

Alison Jane
01-26-2011, 03:18 PM
You've never seen it? Way of the Dragon is my favorite of his films! :bruce:

Mike T
01-26-2011, 03:23 PM
Okay, that's enough for me to be sold. I'll go and buy it now...well, in the morning when the shops are open. :thomason:

Alison Jane
01-26-2011, 03:36 PM
NO! NOW! :p

Mike T
02-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Btw...how's that Uni Sol Blu-ray review coming along? Or did I miss it in the absolute plethora of uploads of late?

Ian Jane
02-08-2011, 10:17 AM
It was coming along, and then DVDFab didn't want to rip it and I figured without screen caps.... but then I upgraded DVDFab and so I'll probably get to it before the end of the week. Technical difficulties and all that.

Mike T
02-08-2011, 10:52 AM
No rush! I just figured I might have missed it going up...as there's been a tsunami of content flooding the site of late! ;)

Ian Jane
02-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Nope, it's just not done. :)

Mike T
02-08-2011, 11:04 AM
Don't rush just for me, dude. I didn't finish those half dozen reviews I promised for my own site. Now they've banked up to just over a dozen (over a dozen half-written reviews! And twenty odd DVDs and BDs showed up on my doorstep from HK yesterday! Argh!). Doing this kind of thing is bitch if your health isn't helping you... :p

Ian Jane
02-12-2011, 03:38 PM
Here (http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?897-Universal-Soldier) you go.

Mike T
02-12-2011, 03:47 PM
Thank you kind sir! Read, appreciated...and going on my Amazon wishlist :)

Ian Jane
02-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Not a problem - if you can get it for $10, it's money well spent. And if you can't find it for $10, let me know (because the brick and mortars around here sell it at that price).