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On 3/9/2017 at 11:33 AM, ShawAngela said:

I just received a message telling me that Killer constable has been shipped !!

 

That was quicker than what they had announced !!

 

 

Got my notice too! Totally not expecting it until I first read your post. Then, I had to go and check my email. Exciting stuff! If all goes well then I am going to be ordering from them directly in the future for pre-orders; especially if they are offering slips. Shout Factory does a similar thing where if you order directly from them they ship out the release sometimes either a few weeks early or even a month early. This is really a nice trend and I hope it continues. 

 

 

On 3/9/2017 at 11:36 AM, ShawAngela said:

By the way, the back side of the cover of Mighty Peking Man is very beautiful !

 

 

Come on now. This is show and tell. Now that you have told, we want the show! This is the internet, we need pictures! :smile :smile:laugh

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14 hours ago, reason108 said:

Come on now. This is show and tell. Now that you have told, we want the show! This is the internet, we need pictures! :smile :smile:laugh

I'll try to post it, but I'm not sure to succeed...I'm not very keen on new technologies...

 

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2 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

Good news : I was told by people from 88 films that they plan to release other Shaws' titles, mainly martial arts and horror genre !!! :bs_attention_clap_boy::monk_chasing:

This made my day :monk_swinging:  Thanks Angela!

Edit: I'm personally wanting them to lean slightly more to the side of horror given that (at least in the case of the Shaw Bros) many films are much less known to an outside audience and receive less new releases on DVD/Blu Ray than martial arts. Also, 88 Films specialize in the horror element so they will really be filling their niche.

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5 hours ago, saltysam said:

88's Killer Constable

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Cool! I think those are what I would have expected. Good news then!? Does the disc pan out, otherwise? Are the extras good and everything looks normal? No incorrect audio track or anything like that, right?

 

 

3 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

I'll try to post it, but I'm not sure to succeed...I'm not very keen on new technologies...

 

 

 

No problem! 

 

 

3 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

Good news : I was told by people from 88 films that they plan to release other Shaws' titles, mainly martial arts and horror genre !!! :bs_attention_clap_boy::monk_chasing:

 

 

Awesome news! I prefer the kung fu films. But, some more horror would be alright. Chor Yuen would fit in nicely with that blend of horror/fantasy and kung-fu. More Lau Kar-leung, Sun Chung and Chor Yuen films. Those artists are very un-represented on blu-ray. Too bad they can't release some of the missing titles. I would love to see Revenge of the Corpse and To Kill a Mastermind. But, unless someone springs for the restoration, then it will probably never see the light of day again. Or, if someone can find that missing minute of Avenging Eagle and get it put back into the film and release that. Anyways, looking forward to seeing what they will release next. 

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Watched Killer Constable, audio was chinese lpcm according to my player,sounded ok (english dub available as well) extras there's a Bey Logan audio commentary and a trailer, also a small booklet inside the case wtritten by Calum Waddell. Transfer was solid enough.

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16 hours ago, saltysam said:

Watched Killer Constable, audio was chinese lpcm according to my player,sounded ok (english dub available as well) extras there's a Bey Logan audio commentary and a trailer, also a small booklet inside the case wtritten by Calum Waddell. Transfer was solid enough.

 

Great! Thanks! Hope mine will be arriving soon. 

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On 11.3.2017 at 5:49 PM, reason108 said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I prefer the kung fu films. But, some more horror would be alright. Chor Yuen would fit in nicely with that blend of horror/fantasy and kung-fu. More Lau Kar-leung , Sun Chung and Chor Yuen films.

That would be very wallet friendly, I would buy none. All his best films are released by tokyo shock&dragon dynasty and as those are quality releases no reason to upgrade them as not that huge fan of director.

Chu Yuan would fit into their catalogue nicely. In future releases too extras hardly are going to contain anything more than trailer+audiocommentary. 88 is company with few people only and have lot work to handle slasher+italian collection as well...

Got last week their bluray of amuck!(italian movie) and from preview transfer looks great, hopefully postman delivers Killer Constable in few days-

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22 hours ago, Tex Killer said:

That would be very wallet friendly, I would buy none. All his best films are released by tokyo shock&dragon dynasty and as those are quality releases no reason to upgrade them as not that huge fan of director.

Chu Yuan would fit into their catalogue nicely. In future releases too extras hardly are going to contain anything more than trailer+audiocommentary. 88 is company with few people only and have lot work to handle slasher+italian collection as well...

Got last week their bluray of amuck!(italian movie) and from preview transfer looks great, hopefully postman delivers Killer Constable in few days-

 

To each his own! But, PQ is better on iTunes than those Region 1 dvd`s. Not a night and day improvement, but an improvement. So, I would imagine that a blu-ray would be just a little bit better still. I would certainly spend my money to upgrade as LKL is my favorite kung fu Shaw Brothers director. 

As far as extras go, who knows. How many times are they going to have Bey Logan do commentary? His expertise is with the Golden Harvest stuff, I think. I just hope that he doesn't end up in Ric Meyers territory on these releases if he is in a little bit over his head. Funny about the trailers, because I don't think that any of them have have been the original theatrical ones, just those made for home video promotions. A let down on that end of it. I would be ok with just the movie itself unless there was a quality extra. Otherwise, it just takes up space on the disc, when they could be using that for bit rate. 88 dropped the ball on the audio for Seeding of a Ghost, but, otherwise, is a fine release. I like it that they are at least making the effort. The booklets have been a nice touch along with slipcovers for those that pre-order from their site. 

Yeah, can't wait for mine to arrive too. 

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On 14.3.2017 at 3:25 AM, ShawAngela said:

Killer constable arrived yesterday, but I won't be able to test it until tomorrow!! :bs_firey:

Got mine today, about same packaking as with amazon orders. Haven`t taken it yet off from seals but sounds like no loose discs. Damn, that cover of slip is epic :monk_toasting:

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Yeah! It`s here! Awesome! Mine was packed by Gabbie. :smile Shout out to Gabbie, wherever you are! First time ordered from 88 Films and that was a pretty quick turn-around for a pre-purchase and free shipping. A lot quicker than Amazon with their "free" shipping. Looks like I will be ordering again from them directly if the free shipping will still be in effect for future purchases. Might even buy from them if it is not. Nice little slipcover. 

I just started watching but am going to play my iTunes version along with the movie to see if there are any differences. Also, will be listening to Bey`s commentary. Probably won't get it all finished tonight. But, that is ok. Just really glad that it is here! 

 

On Bey`s commentary - Ok, noticed one thing...if anyone else can check this out to make sure that I am not losing my hearing, but it sounds like Bey`s volume drops right before Chen Kuan-tai makes his entrance in the film. The drop in volume is only on Bey`s commentary and not the English or Chinese audio tracks. Otherwise, informative commentary. 

 

Slip front:

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Slip back:

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Slip and Case:

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I don`t find post now where 88 slipcovers for first Shaw titles were discussed but they had some fundraising campaign last year. I think most if not all slips went for those who attended into it..Not sure if 300 were printed or only 150..

As some ziieagle films are reportedly in condition no proper br could me made, what I would want to see from 88; shaolin temple(dub at times makes more sense than subtitled IVL, rare case), chinatown kid - ultimate edition and avenging eagle(uncut). Black Butterfly and sword mates don`t dare to dream of...

Of horror, "haunted tales" would be amazing.

Criminals serie also welcomed.

First things first=masked avengers:smile

In future going to get all Shaws feel I need directly from 88 free shipping or not, for Italian titles may use amazon.

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Just picked up 5 of the new 88 Films BDs - wow, they are just incredible!  Bravo!

And thanks for the heads-up: I may very well start ordering from 88 Films themselves!

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43 minutes ago, Karlos said:

Just picked up 5 of the new 88 Films BDs - wow, they are just incredible!  Bravo!

And thanks for the heads-up: I may very well start ordering from 88 Films themselves!

Awesome!!!!

So far I already bought 6 of their BD.

I already ordered 5 so yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and get the other 2. However, "Seeding of a Ghost" is currently out of stock (great - that means that they must be selling).
So "Mighty" was ordered yesterday, "Hex", "HoT", "BM" & "5EN" have already been delivered, "Killer Constable" should be delivered within the next day or so & I will get "Seeding" when it gets back in stock.

And then "Masked Avenger" when it is released.

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Just watched Seeding of a Ghost.  As KillerMeteor says back on page 1 of this thread, the dub is Mandarin and not, as stated on the sleeve and the menu, the Cantonese one.

Overall, PQ is really nice, apart from the occasional scene where it seems to have been shot in soft-focus (and if so, then nothing can be done about that).

Also, in regard to the subtitles, I found the general lack of grammar irritating (i.e. very few "!", "?" and periods/full stops - but maybe that's just me).

There also appears to be a line of dialogue missing around the 27:30 mark (maybe my BD player is to blame?)

The doc/interview with Calum Waddell was OK, but no great shakes.

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The pre-order have been up for a little while on Amazon UK, I had it in my basket. However, I will wait and buy it directly from 88 Films.

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7 hours ago, thekfc said:

The pre-order have been up for a little while on Amazon UK, I had it in my basket. However, I will wait and buy it directly from 88 Films.

That is place where preorders if shipped most likely happens in prior of official release day...(Y)

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Received my copy of "Killer Constable" yesterday. That was 9 days from the UK to NYC - much quicker than Amazon UK.  I am still waiting on an order that I placed with Amazon UK 2 days prior than when I placed my order with 88 Films..

It did come with the slip cover.

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15 hours ago, thekfc said:

Received my copy of "Killer Constable" yesterday. That was 9 days from the UK to NYC - much quicker than Amazon UK.  I am still waiting on an order that I placed with Amazon UK 2 days prior than when I placed my order with 88 Films..

It did come with the slip cover.

 

Mine took around 11 days, but 5 days of that was just pre-order time. I received my shipping notice on the 10th and it was here on the 16th. If I was waiting on Amazon, it probably would not be here until early to mid April. :smile

Glad yours has the slip. 

I am glad they are offering such a great deal for the fans.

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8 hours ago, reason108 said:

 

Mine took around 11 days, but 5 days of that was just pre-order time. I received my shipping notice on the 10th and it was here on the 16th. If I was waiting on Amazon, it probably would not be here until early to mid April. :smile

Glad yours has the slip. 

I am glad they are offering such a great deal for the fans.

Just got my Amazon order a few minutes ago - that would be 4 days longer than 8 Films. According to email notifications, the Amazon order was shipped before I placed the 88 films order.On a separate not, I usually get my Amazon US orders within a day or two.

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