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Cool Packaging and Limited Editions (Locked)
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MtnMike
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I just recently picked up the Dances with Wolves one and I do like the case and such.  The thing I don't like though is the fact that since its actually a Korean release (not region coded at least), I have to comprimise on the viewing of the film.

I already had the US extended version but didn't like the fact that they put the film on a flipper.  Since I use 400 DVD changers its a real pain in the butt to have to open the unit, eject the disk and re-insert it so I can finish the movie - then remember to flip it back afterwards so its set up to play the beginning first next time.

So when I saw this version was on 2 single-sided disks I snagged it. Very cool packaging. However I have to watch the movie now with English subtitles on at all times since a large portion of this flick had captions during all the Lakota indian speech.  If I choose the English DTS audio and no subtitles, everything is great up to that point and then...surprise!...I get Korean text onscreen for all Lakota conversation.  Ah well, can't have it both ways I suppose. Unless I want to buy a second copy of the US release which would indeed be pretty anal. LOL
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Not that anal! Just stick your R2 on Ebay; get the combination you need. I have the R1 then got the R3 & although like you I was disappointed with the subtitles, that package gets the most comments. It's absolutely marvellous.

While we're on the subject, I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but beware the extended edition of Hero. Looks fantastic, but the lined box is of far higher quality than the disc. Poor video, missing subtitles at start, but, worst of all, a logo appears in the top left for 30 seconds every five minutes. Utterly unwatchable. 

The box is very nice though, so I might put my region 2 in it & sell the disc for 50p...
Jon

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GandJim
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While we're on the subject, I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but beware the extended edition of Hero.


I guess you're talking about the releases from China (below), not the Korean release that Flatwheels has posted on the previous page (I think his Korean release is not an extended edition, but confusion can still happen).



There are so many releases of this fabulous movie. A very cool one has been released in Japan:





Enjoy! 
JP_S
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I just ordered House of Flying Daggers for EUR40 at the Austrian company Sazuma.com. Pretty steep price, but a very nice version. Now I have to update the software from my stand alone Yamaha DVD player since it is Region 3

But that French version of T3 is also very awesome and so is the Dances with Wolves.


BTW: That Dawn of the Dead edition seems to be something the production company gave as a gift to some people, but is unfortunatly not available for the general public (from what I heard) so I am very sorry to have posted that

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Anyone seen this Big Fish R3 (KOREAN) edition
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Anyone seen this Big Fish R3 (KOREAN) edition


Yep, bought it on cdwow.com for £7.99.

It's a nice little set.
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JP_S
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That is not too much
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Pantheon
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That box set of Hero is really nice....any suggestions on where to buy it?
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I have a question: why are none of these excellent versions not available in the US as region 1 titles? Do the producers think that folks in the Americas are too cheap to buy them?
susm
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I have a question: why are none of these excellent versions not available in the US as region 1 titles? Do the producers think that folks in the Americas are too cheap to buy them?


The way I understand it is due to the rampant piracy in the asian countries they release these special editions with cool packaging and such to entice people to buy the studio versions rather than a bootleg copy.
Flatwheels
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I just ordered House of Flying Daggers for EUR40 at the Austrian company Sazuma.com. Pretty steep price, but a very nice version. Now I have to update the software from my stand alone Yamaha DVD player since it is Region 3

But that French version of T3 is also very awesome and so is the Dances with Wolves.


BTW: That Dawn of the Dead edition seems to be something the production company gave as a gift to some people, but is unfortunatly not available for the general public (from what I heard) so I am very sorry to have posted that

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Anyone seen this Big Fish R3 (KOREAN) edition



yup, got it..bought it from koreandvds. 14 usd
Flatwheels
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I have a question: why are none of these excellent versions not available in the US as region 1 titles? Do the producers think that folks in the Americas are too cheap to buy them?


hmmm, there are also some =very nice regio1 sets. Here's example of one of mine.

region 1 , dvdsoon.com
Flatwheels
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Amelie LE  (amazon.de)

stxopher
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The way I understand it is due to the rampant piracy in the asian countries they release these special editions with cool packaging and such to entice people to buy the studio versions rather than a bootleg copy.


?  Pardon me while I laugh. (Oh, no, not at you! At the industry logic.)

Bootlegging and piracy is rewarded with special editions and collector items except for the U.S. where they aren't needed due to the abundance of lawyers.

Just doesn't seem fair.  Reminds me of so many family car trips.
"Dad! Make Billy quit poking me!"
"I'm not your father.  Get back in your own car."

Well, you get the idea.....
JP_S
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Well I think there is something to say for that. Our special editions (by our I mean R1 and R2-Europe) are very mediocre. Not fancy packaging, exept the Limited Edition tins of the Walt Disney Treasures and that T2 DVD and maybe the Repoman (all R1) I haven't seen mucht of these fancy things in mainland Europe though. All cool Disney DVD's are R2-UK or R1, the ones I buy (for myself and maybe if I ever decide to have kids with Dutch subs and spoken) are okay, but not as nice as that Lion King I saw earlier.

Maybe Asians will easely spend more money on a DVD boxset than the average American/European???
Just my 2 cents


BTW if I am not mistaken there were also cool releases from :
Book of the Dead
that ice pick movie with Stone's 'shot'
Total Recall
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Flatwheels
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okay, let's stop talking and continue the show  

It's showtime!!!





The Japanese branch of 20th Century Fox have announced the April 15th release of Alien VS Predator: Special Monster Box - a strictly limited edition set that contains every Alien and Predator film in their director’s cut/ultimate edition. Spanning an impressive 14 discs, the set also includes 15 original art replicas, a special frame with a unique serial number, cut-down version of 4 posters (including press releases), AVP archives booklet and if you are lucky, one of two collector’s cups with either an Alien or Predator figure. The SRP is a modest ¥29800 (approx $284.87) and can be bought from our good friends at CD Japan or for $413.99 from Yes Asia. 

List of Titles:

Alien VS Predator (2 Disc Special Edition)
Alien - The Director's Cut (2 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Aliens - Complete Edition (2 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Alien 3 - Complete Edition (2 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Alien Resurrection - Complete Edition (2 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Predator (2 Disc Ultimate Edition)
Predator 2 (2 Disc Ultimate Edition)

Note: Limited to 7000 Units Worldwide
lovemunkey187
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I can't get my digital camera to work so here's a couple of links to some sets I've got.

Evil Dead, this has got to be the most foul smelling thing I have ever unwrapped .  It was R2 as well.

A Better Tomorrow

Windstruck

Sil Mi Do

TAEGUKGI : The Brotherhood of War

Casshern

Some

R-Point, this on my ordered list

Once Upon A Time In The West(I'd really like this but I'm not gonna DDip this)
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