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Postby gila-monster » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:50 am

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MouthForWar wrote:The DVD is indeed the international cut, which to my understanding doesn't cut anything too important. I also don't think the uncut version has ever been available on video, but I could be wrong.

Actually, the complete cut is available:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kwaidan-Masters ... 320&sr=1-1

And with a much better picture quality than the Criterion, too (and it's even NTSC):

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews8/kwaidan.htm


Wow, so it is. I think I read somewhere that Criterion is planning on reissuing it with the full uncut film (probably on BD).


This information would have been very valuable to me a week ago. :?

Ouch. Sorry. If it's any consolation, it is mostly here say and there's no definite plan for it. You won't be alone in repurchasing it (should you choose to) if it does get reissued. :wink:
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:21 am

I don't have a player yet so I can't watch it right away but Barnes & Noble's sale finally convinced me to take the plunge:

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Postby Mac » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:31 am

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat movie.
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:33 am

Depending on the day it's either my favorite WKW film or my second-favorite after Fallen Angels. :D
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Postby Mac » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:40 am

He's making a movie about Ip Man, it's gunna rule.
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:46 am

No Christopher Doyle though. :(
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Postby JimPV » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:30 pm

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JimPV wrote:Actually, the complete cut is available:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kwaidan-Masters ... 320&sr=1-1

And with a much better picture quality than the Criterion, too (and it's even NTSC):

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews8/kwaidan.htm


Wow, so it is. I think I read somewhere that Criterion is planning on reissuing it with the full uncut film (probably on BD).


This information would have been very valuable to me a week ago. :?

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Postby StevenScrivello » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:57 am

My most recent toku purchases:

The DESTROY ALL MONSTERS and Gamera Trilogy Blu-Rays (finally)!

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ULTRAMAN ZERO - THE MOVIE and THE GREAT YOKAI WAR.

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THE X FROM OUTER SPACE and MONSTER X STRIKES BACK (again, finally)!

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...and last, but certainly not least, HALF HUMAN (Japanese with subs).

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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:06 am

I love The X from Outer Space, but hate Monster X Strikes Back...
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Postby StevenScrivello » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:30 am

jellydonut25 wrote:I love The X from Outer Space, but hate Monster X Strikes Back...


It was my first time seeing both, and I felt pretty much the same...
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:33 am

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Postby kiryugoji04 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:58 pm

Okay the Christmas optical media haul!

First, these were gifted to me:

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And these were gifted to me by myself :lol: :

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Postby rockstarbd82 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:03 pm

zebraman 2 looks cool. whose the broad in black?? :eek:
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Postby king_ghidorah » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:43 pm

Eva 1.11 is amazing but the sequel is where it's at!! Also, I recommend avoiding the dub like the plague. Some of the voices used for the younger characters are literally head ache inducing
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Postby MouthForWar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:19 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:Eva 1.11 is amazing but the sequel is where it's at!! Also, I recommend avoiding the dub like the plague. Some of the voices used for the younger characters are literally head ache inducing


I still haven't seen these. I'm a HUGE fan of the series (even got my box set signed by Shinji Higuchi) and End of Evangelion, but I think I've just always been too "scared" to watch the new ones and I just felt kinda weird that its own creator was going back and telling the same story again. The series was perfect to me and I just can't see anything in the world matching the depressive, beautiful, f*cked up-ness of End of Evangelion. I am now very interested in these. Will I like them?
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:29 pm

MouthForWar wrote:I still haven't seen these. I'm a HUGE fan of the series (even got my box set signed by Shinji Higuchi) and End of Evangelion, but I think I've just always been too "scared" to watch the new ones and I just felt kinda weird that its own creator was going back and telling the same story again.


Kind of. 1.11 is basically a faithful retelling of the first six episodes of the series but it makes lots of very subtle changes that are a lot bigger then they actually seem when you're watching it. It's nothing crazy-new but it is really cool. Then 2.22 apparently starts off using a lot of the basic framework of the series up until a certain point, after which it turns into a RADICAL departure, which leaves 3.0 and 4.0 having the potential to be absolutely nothing like the series. I haven't SEEN 2.22 yet but that's my understanding and most people I've talked to about it confirmed this (as well as the reviews I've read).

The series was perfect to me and I just can't see anything in the world matching the depressive, beautiful, f*cked up-ness of End of Evangelion.


See, I WANTED to like the series and there's a lot about it that I do love but on the whole it left me quite cold. End of Evangelion turned me off of the franchise entirely until I became intrigued by this new set of films. My hope is the tweaks will be the push I need to really enjoy it but if not at least it's F*CKING GORGEOUS. D8
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Postby Gojilove » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:34 pm

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Already had them all on DVD. But totally worth it.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:59 pm

kiryugoji04 wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:I still haven't seen these. I'm a HUGE fan of the series (even got my box set signed by Shinji Higuchi) and End of Evangelion, but I think I've just always been too "scared" to watch the new ones and I just felt kinda weird that its own creator was going back and telling the same story again.


Kind of. 1.11 is basically a faithful retelling of the first six episodes of the series but it makes lots of very subtle changes that are a lot bigger then they actually seem when you're watching it. It's nothing crazy-new but it is really cool. Then 2.22 apparently starts off using a lot of the basic framework of the series up until a certain point, after which it turns into a RADICAL departure, which leaves 3.0 and 4.0 having the potential to be absolutely nothing like the series. I haven't SEEN 2.22 yet but that's my understanding and most people I've talked to about it confirmed this (as well as the reviews I've read).

The series was perfect to me and I just can't see anything in the world matching the depressive, beautiful, f*cked up-ness of End of Evangelion.


See, I WANTED to like the series and there's a lot about it that I do love but on the whole it left me quite cold. End of Evangelion turned me off of the franchise entirely until I became intrigued by this new set of films. My hope is the tweaks will be the push I need to really enjoy it but if not at least it's F*CKING GORGEOUS. D8



Well...I side more with Kiryu on this one. I wanted to like the series too...but I wasn't able to engage in it for some reason like I could the new films. The first film is kind of meh...it's a world building film though so I can forgive it of that...but the second film is amazing. The first film is basically a "best of clip" from the first couple of episodes of the series and the 2nd movie starts to do its own thing. So yeah, I prefer the films.

And Mouth, if nothing else, these films look gorgeous. The best looking anime I've ever seen :eek:

Kiryu, be sure to update us on what you think of the second film and Zebraman 2 as well. I look forward to reading what you thought of those films
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:07 am

The first rebuild is really been-there-done-that, but it's expected. The second one was just non-stop fun if I remember correctly.

End of Evangelion is probably one of my favorite animated films ever. I love the kind of finale for the show. So much fun.
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Postby MouthForWar » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:43 am

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MouthForWar wrote:I still haven't seen these. I'm a HUGE fan of the series (even got my box set signed by Shinji Higuchi) and End of Evangelion, but I think I've just always been too "scared" to watch the new ones and I just felt kinda weird that its own creator was going back and telling the same story again.


Kind of. 1.11 is basically a faithful retelling of the first six episodes of the series but it makes lots of very subtle changes that are a lot bigger then they actually seem when you're watching it. It's nothing crazy-new but it is really cool. Then 2.22 apparently starts off using a lot of the basic framework of the series up until a certain point, after which it turns into a RADICAL departure, which leaves 3.0 and 4.0 having the potential to be absolutely nothing like the series. I haven't SEEN 2.22 yet but that's my understanding and most people I've talked to about it confirmed this (as well as the reviews I've read).

The series was perfect to me and I just can't see anything in the world matching the depressive, beautiful, f*cked up-ness of End of Evangelion.


See, I WANTED to like the series and there's a lot about it that I do love but on the whole it left me quite cold. End of Evangelion turned me off of the franchise entirely until I became intrigued by this new set of films. My hope is the tweaks will be the push I need to really enjoy it but if not at least it's F*CKING GORGEOUS. D8



Well...I side more with Kiryu on this one. I wanted to like the series too...but I wasn't able to engage in it for some reason like I could the new films. The first film is kind of meh...it's a world building film though so I can forgive it of that...but the second film is amazing. The first film is basically a "best of clip" from the first couple of episodes of the series and the 2nd movie starts to do its own thing. So yeah, I prefer the films.

And Mouth, if nothing else, these films look gorgeous. The best looking anime I've ever seen :eek:


Well then my question to you guys is do the new films retain the psychological complexity and subtlty of the series? Cuz my impression so far (which could be entirely wrong) has been that the new movies are a more action heavy, less subtle version of the same basic story, and that's been part of why I haven't been very interested. If you guys say that's wrong, I'd more than willingly go pick these up ASAP cuz Eva is the sh*t.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:46 am

I need to re-watch them. Haven't popped in the blu-rays, but I recall most of the psychological stuff being put on the back burner.
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Postby MouthForWar » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:50 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:I need to re-watch them. Haven't popped in the blu-rays, but I recall most of the psychological stuff being put on the back burner.


See, hearing that immediately turns me off. The incredible amount of complexity and depth in the characters is what makes Eva for me. :(
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:56 am

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MekaGojira3k wrote:I need to re-watch them. Haven't popped in the blu-rays, but I recall most of the psychological stuff being put on the back burner.


See, hearing that immediately turns me off. The incredible amount of complexity and depth in the characters is what makes Eva for me. :(


Well I love Eva as is, this is just a different take on it and I'm fine with that.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:57 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:I need to re-watch them. Haven't popped in the blu-rays, but I recall most of the psychological stuff being put on the back burner.


Yeah, I think it's still there but more subdued. It's more like an Americanized version of Eva in some ways. The deeper stuff is presented a little more subtle, while the action is amped up a little.

I think it still works though as most anime seems to be heavy handed and preachy so a little scaling things back is ok to me.

And don't forget, there's only 2 films so far. I figure they're probably saving a lot of the deeper stuff for the last two movies as I recall the original series starting off with action and then adding the deep stuff towards the end of the series.

I'd say it's worth a watch at least. But you need to be able to shotgun both films back to back as the first one just kind of ends. (I watched the first film in an art house theater and the theater filled with boos and groans as soon as the movie ended)

And BTW Mouth...I watched Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer tonight for the first time, a good film but I don't love it like most horror fans seem to (probably because it's so good, and realistic that I don't like to stay in the world the film presents).

Also watched Kurosawa's Stray Dog tonight...couldn't get into it :oops:
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:13 am

I was fine with how the first film ended. I'm super-anxious to see 2.22 now but I'm not upset at all with 1.11.

And, again, I can't say anything about 2.22 but since 1.11 only covers the first six or so episodes, I'd say the psychological stuff was pretty even with the show. It's been awhile since I saw the show but my recollection is similar to king_ghidorah's: the deeper (arguably*) stuff came in the second half of the series while the first half was more focused on being an Ultraman tribute with a more grim edge (that was also the part I liked more).

* I say 'arguably' because while I won't deny that there WAS some legitimately good psychological insight, other parts feel arbitrarily grim and depressing for the sake of being arbitrarily grim and depressing and I'm pretty sure Anno's been quoted as saying he DID just throw some "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" in their randomly in his own fits of depression that drove his creativity during the show's run. Don't get me wrong, I know that the angst inherent in the mood of the show is part of the appeal but sometimes it felt far, far too overbearing and actually lead to people like Shinji barely ever growing as characters. One of the things I did really like about Rebuild 1.11 is there are some subtle moments that show some significant character growth in Shinji, even while he stays generally depressed. Little moments like these are all I really ask for, honestly.

Also, it's VERY possible that the crazy dark psychological elements will come into play in 3.0 and 4.0. The rumor I've heard is that some people close to the production feel that they're almost going too far and that they're "too dark." :lol:

Mouth, just give the films a watch sometime and decide for yourself. If they don't do it for you, the original series will always be there to welcome you back into its spiny, unwelcoming hedgehog arms. :lol:

Man, I was going to wait until I got ahold of and watched 2.22 to do it but I really think we need a Rebuild of Evangelion thread in the anime section NOW.
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