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No joke! Hoker Records/TW starts SB DVD series

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Strange choice of titles to open a new series...

Being one who really appreciated Hoker's exclusive Union and First Film reissues, this time there is no reason to get excited. Guess its save to assume that these Shaws will only be ports of the old IVL discs - at best. Hoker certainly won't deliver any better transfers (the IVLs of MAGNIFICENT RUFFIANS and MASKED AVENGERS looked pretty fine anyhow).

So they're about to do in Taiwan what Zoke does on the Mainland, that's all. Bring on the BDs, Hoker, and a lot of us would contemplate an upgrade!

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Not really exciting. How many releases of the same movies do we need? If the unreleased ones would finally see the light of day, that would be exciting!

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My friend in Taiwan emailed to say that the English & Chinese subs appear together and you cannot remove them. She also said the image was not 16:9.

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Now, if they're releasing Twin Blades Of Doom (a vcd only release by IVL), will you please release Black Butterfly (another vcd only release) ...pretty please!

Both these titles were released in Malaysia in DVD format, not VCD rip. I have both.

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Both these titles were released in Malaysia in DVD format, not VCD rip. I have both.

Bigrogie, how is Twin Blades of Doom? The trailer makes it seem awesome.

:nerd:

P.S. ...

If it's worth getting, where did you pick it up?

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Bigrogie, how is Twin Blades of Doom? The trailer makes it seem awesome.

:nerd:

P.S. ...

If it's worth getting, where did you pick it up?

I liked the movie! I got it through a trade.

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Both these titles were released in Malaysia in DVD format, not VCD rip. I have both.

I've been trying to find Black Butterfky on DVD format since Winfred first let we members here know of its release. It's one of my favorite Shaw films. If anyone here has it and isn't that impressed with it, please let me know. I'd pay you for it or make a trade.

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I have heard from a good source that a lot of the most popular Shaw titles will be released on Blu ray later this year and next in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Lets hope some that didnt get released on dvd i.e. Painted Faces get released also.

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Here are the official covers (each movie comes in a box) of the releases so far:

THE AMOROUS LOTUS PAN

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FACETS OF LOVE

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THE MAGNIFICENT RUFFIANS

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MASKED AVENGERS

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MOODS OF LOVE

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MR. FUNNY-BONE

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SEX, LOVE AND HATE

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SORROW OF THE GENTRY

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TWIN BLADES OF DOOM

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Preview of the box art of "THE LOVE SWINDLERS" and "SCANDAL" (Additionally, the third movie to be released in that batch is "THE FASTEST SWORD" of which no cover is available right now. Coming up in Batch No. 5 are "FLOWER IN THE RAIN" (which is only available on VCD so far), "PURSUIT OF VENGEANCE" and "FLAG OF IRON":

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Taiwan releases will be bi-weekly in batches of 3 movies each. "Black Butterfly" will indeed come out on DVD (but no fixed release date yet).

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TWIN BLADES OF DOOM was on VCD only in HK but I understand it did get a DVD release in Singapore/Malaysia. Heard that the PQ wasn't better than that of a shitty VCD though... I'm really tempted to order the Hoker release, did anybody have a chance to see this already?

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