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  1. Jay

    Space Battleship Yamato (Live Action)

    Which describes the original Yamato perfectly to a T. That said, it works better in anime, as it's easier to accept cartoon characters as cartoon characters.
  2. It could be that, but it's more likely they didn't have a clean music track to master from for the dub, as the Mandarin track apparently has the original music.
  3. Discotek's site has no mention of a few of their titles or press releases or.... Their site updates tend to be sporadic and haphazard, but they are legit.
  4. Updated direct link and link to Discotek's eBay store in case the direct link changes again.
  5. It's another movie based on the same source material, which will make this the sixth movie with the character in it. (Seventh Curse, Legend of Wisely, Bury Me High, The Cat, and more recent (and bad) Wisely's Mystery File.) Donnie Yen doing the choreography, and a cameo, for a James Bond/Indiana Jones/X-Files type flick? Sounds like it could be fun, especially with Wilson Yip directing it.
  6. Amazon.ca and Amazon.com have Iron Bodyguard as being released on Sept, 28th and Mighty Peking Man on Sept. 14th. No mention of cancellations. As for Media Blasters site.... forget that it even exists, as it's almost never accurate and rarely ever updated.
  7. Vivendi bought the distribution rights from TWC after they shut down Genius Products. Everything else remains the same.
  8. Jay

    Dolph Lundgren is the Killing Machine

    1080i HDCAM SR @ 24fps. It's the standard HD cam for TV. It's not a RED, but it's nowhere near home video.
  9. Jay

    Death Kappa

    Why would there be rights issues? Fever Dreams, who are MediaBlasters' production arm, produced it.
  10. Are you talking about the consumer or the archival grade AZO stuff? The former is getting harder to come by, as even Verbatim has started to cheap out on their discs, and it's not what it used to be. The latter is pretty much the best you can get, but runs around $160 per 50.
  11. You can get it cheaper through Discotek's eBay store.
  12. Why wouldn't it be a PG-13 movie? It's not like it really needs to be R rated to be quality.
  13. Jay

    Favorite SCI FI Films

    They're not the same story. The Outer Limits episode was inspired by the novel, but other than the setting, they aren't even close.
  14. Jay

    Dragon Dynasty

    Actually, that would be the US Infernal Affairs, as the Canadian version had a different cover, based off this poster: Granted, it's not as iconic as the HK cover, but it's far better than the US cover.
  15. Jay

    Live-action Cowboy Bebop movie confirmed

    The thing that has me with heightened expectations is that Bebop is a property that Hollywood can actually understand without dragging it down. The show itself has a very western sensibility to it, and is born out of a mash-up of Hollywood tropes in sort of a Tarantino-esque sort of way. Sure, it can be screwed up, but we really don't have to worry about it losing anything during the cultural translation.
  16. Jay

    Five Deadly Venoms - Dragon Dynasty

    Two completely different business models. DD is a small/niche sub-imprint of a larger company distributed by another, and discs are slipped in where there's space in the release schedule. Plus, they have to compete against the bigger commercial titles in the eyes of the execs, as MA movies aren't big with general audiences at the moment and only really sell to a market that's flooded with cross imports and bootlegs. It's not fair, but it's the nature of having movies like this released by a major studio. Media Blasters is a niche producer/distributor with a smaller production run, and doesn't have to worry about competition from bigger titles squeezing out smaller releases. They get to release what they want, when they want, and don't have to worry about scheduling production around the new Tarantino or Woody Allen release. There's also the fact that a poor seller for DD is likely a hit for MB, just due to the size of the business and their print runs. The other reason, which has only come to light in the past few weeks is that the Weinstein's are rumoured to be close to bankruptcy, and supposedly can't afford to release anything other than what they hope will be guaranteed big money makers. The Dragon Dynasty stuff doesn't really qualify for that status.
  17. Jay

    D-War / Dragon Wars (2007)

    It was shot in English, with bits in Korean. The Korean bits are still in Korean, and subbed.
  18. There's two HK cuts on the disc. The theatrical version, and the director's cut, which it branches between. The director's cut runs about 10 minutes longer, and features the 'exploding' dance scene, which isn't in the theatrical cut. Also, the HK cut on the Miramax disc is actually a different cut than either of the HK cuts, and features a couple of alternate takes that were in the outtakes.
  19. Jay

    kung unknown

    Looks like "The New Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre" TV series from 1987, as that looks a hell of a lot like Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, circa 1987, in the foreground, and the guy with the beard and side-burns in the upper left corner looking suspiciously like Simon Yam with a beard and side-burns. That's just a guess, though. Edit: Nope, finally saw some images from it, and that's not it. So, you got me.
  20. Brand recognition. If DD is having slow sales, then using those titles will attract the casual fans who know the Dimension titles. It's not like we're that big of a demographic, so if they can appeal to a wider audience, then it'll work.
  21. Jay

    D-War / Dragon Wars (2007)

    Okay, it's two years later, but what the hell.... It's the latest travesty by the director of 2001 Yonggary aka Reptilian. You've probably watched the R1 release of this by now, and if you haven't, well... don't bother. Imagine Uwe Boll making a CG kaiju movie, and well, you wouldn't be far off. See this thread for more details. (And yeah, I missed the other thread before I posted.)
  22. I'm guessing you've never seen the movie then, as Jacky Cheung's character was a thinly veiled parody of Jackie Chan. And when I say thinly veiled, I mean, imagine Jackie (not Jacky) wearing a sign around his neck saying "Not Jackie Chan."
  23. Zoke's legit. It's mainland China's top video distributor.