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    Re: Collection Updates

    Post  LaFong on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:11 am

    The original laserdisc releases of Dario Argentos pictures in Japan were some of the most sought after back in the day; simply because they were practically impossible to obtain uncut anywhere else.
    The Creepers version of Phenomena, for example, was already missing almost 30 minutes of story and then it was cut for violence after that. Argento enthusiasts, like myself, did unusual things to get hold of a version closer to the uncut original. I obtained a dupe VHS from the assistant director/fx guy on Phenomena and that was sweet, BUT it was all dubbed in Italian; not so sweet when everybody knew that Jennifer's dialogue was recorded synch.
    Then, years later, Roan Group released the uncut Phenomena version on laserdisc. I was first in line at the local LD store in Oslo with expectations through the roof. -And sure enough, it was a beauty. Long, uncut, commentaries, even letterbox.
    Yes... letterbox. Too much letterbox, in fact. The mattes crept well into the frame at the top and bottom. Nobody commented on this (it goes for both Tenebre and Phenomena from Roan) as this was meant to be THE release, but I cringe every time the lower matte nearly cuts out Fiore's stab in the stomach during the opening sequence. Even my Danish VHS of Creepers has more image at the top and bottom.
    Well... Friday I found this: the original Japanese laserdisc of Phenomena. Sides are slightly cropped, but the headroom is as lensed and the bottom frame intact. PLUS; well, it's legendary, isn't it!?




    The next release I'll look for now will be the so called "Integral Hard" version (also from Japan).

    The search for Phenomena continues.
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    Post  DGTWoodward on Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:24 am

    [Thinks Muppets]Phenomena...DooDoo-Dee-DooDoo[/Thinks Mupppets]


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    Post  bullruckle on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:57 pm

    Hey LaFong nice pick up. That integral hard version comes up occasionally on yahoo auction. I'll keep a look out for you dude.


    Heres a video of the DTS laserdiscs I have in my collection for those that are interested:

    http://youtu.be/-E7w2RjjZso

    p.s. DGTW muppets call was funny. good stuff Laughing
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    Post  LaFong on Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:44 pm

    Thanks a million for caring.
    I wonder how the Integral Hard version is matted. I also remember reading an article (in Video Watchdog, perhaps) about different wording of certain lines of dialogue and use of alternate takes in some release versions, but I have yet to come across any. Perhaps the Integral hard version is the missing link.
    ...du-DU-du-du-du...
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    Post  IrlingLegorm on Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:57 pm

    One of the earliest appearances of Stevie Wonder. Concert Sounds of Motown in 1965 (Analog Edition to LD, the Japanese edition, 1985, Mono)





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    Post  DGTWoodward on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:24 pm

    IrlingLegorm wrote:One of the earliest appearances of Stevie Wonder. Concert Sound of Motown in 1965 (Analog Edition to LD, the Japanese edition, 1985, Mono)


    Spoiler:


    Some great sounds there, that's a fantastic find.


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    Post  IrlingLegorm on Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:32 pm

    The concert is beautiful. Was it a continuation of the live show (in the credits appeared the inscription: vol. 1, 2, 3)?
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    She Devil Japanese release

    Post  icecapuk10 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:58 pm

    Just recieved this today all for a sum of £1.20. Smile
    Sealed and not showing on LDDB. Will have to submit to Julien me thinks.

    Also got Sammo Hung's -- The Millionaires Express( aka Foo gwai lit che) on the way too. Smile

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    New Arrivals Over The Passed Two Days....

    Post  DGTWoodward on Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:10 pm

    These arrived, half yesterday, half today...blimey, seems like I haven't posted for ages!!

    The comedy classic
    The Magic Of Morecambe & Wise
    Another great double act!
    Silver Streak
    Harvey Keitel before he was HARVEY FRIKKIN' KEITEL!
    Saturn Three
    A Philips In-Store 'Promo-advert/loop' disc. One side is played in store and has some really bad early 80's graphics - with the B side as a store-staff orientation video...so they know what they are (in theory) talking about when they sell one!
    A Beginning - Laservision
    That Important spoof/sequel/tribute...
    The Return Of The Living Dead
    A bit of a blind buy as it's a DTS title...
    Firestorm
    A little bit of King...
    The Langoliers
    And the gorgeous Matilda (mostly naked) May...
    Life Force - Extended International Version.


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    Post  Jinha on Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:37 pm

    received these HK beauties over the last month or two Smile

    The Green Hornet (lam ching ying's last film Sad )
    Mission of Justice (moon + yukari)
    The Story of the Gun (yukari)
    Marked for Murder
    Shanghai Blues
    Angel Hunter (anthony wong)
    Fury in Red (conan lee)
    Edge of Darkness (chin siu ho)
    Bloody Revenge (kara hui, dick wei)
    To Catch a Thief (moon)
    Fun and Fury (leon lai, frankie chan)
    Run (leon lai remake/ripoff of El Mariachi)
    Cyprus Tigers (conan lee, simon yam)
    The Good The Bad and the Bandit
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    Post  icecapuk10 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:00 pm

    Just got today delivered today,

    Unforgettable,
    Rosewood,
    Sammo Hung's The Millionaires express,
    The Nutt House,
    Red Corner,
    Soldier,
    Bowfinger,
    The Haunting perfect Japanese edition with obi,
    Entrapment perfect Japanese edition with obi,
    Prince of Egypt,
    Wild Wild West
    The Assignment
    One Million Years BC
    Dark City
    Six Days Seven Nights
    War of the Roses Box set
    Notting Hill
    Chaplin(NTSC version)

    Now which one to watch first. Very Happy

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    Post  DGTWoodward on Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:57 pm

    icecapuk10 wrote:
    Sammo Hung's The Millionaires

    ...if it was me.... Very Happy


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    Post  bullruckle on Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:53 pm

    Great pick ups Ice!
    Where did you get those bad boys? Some great late releases. I love Notting Hill and the audio commentary on the War of the Roses is a great listen!


    Just found this for $12.50 Shocked

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    Post  icecapuk10 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:00 am

    Hi bullruckle :- Whoah i am envious Mad its the only bond title i`m after as i have got all of the others on laserdisc. Awesome pick up for the cost. Smile

    I got The haunting and Entrapment from urabanchou, The others i picked up from ebid Smile except soldier and bowfinger they were from the US along with another nice little title I didnt mention, Austin powers The spy who shagged me still SEALED Very Happy
    I love the movie War of the Roses, one of my all time fav's and I will take a listen to the audio comentary cheers for that Smile

    Its a shame about The Assignment all 3 sides showing snowing pictures with interuptions to the AC-3 soundtrack. Updated LDDB with these findings. So sad as the movie and its soundtrack are awesome Sad

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    Post  My Name is Anonymous on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:39 pm

    Hey guys

    I have recently picked up a few gems.

    Jurassic Park LTD Edition PAL
    City War NTSC, Hong Kong release
    Creepshow NTSC
    Castle Freak(Uncut)NTSC
    Prom Night PAL
    Clive Barker's Nightbreed NTSC
    Clive Barker's Lord Of Illusions Unrated Director's Cut NTSC
    Highlander (10th Anniversary Directors Cut) NTSC
    Forbidden World (AKA Mutant)
    Hardware NTSC
    Relic NTSC

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    Post  HAD0KEN on Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:36 pm

    Lol, making my collection look awful! I only own Timecop, and even that I'm waiting for delivery, haha. But after Christmas I'm hoping to build a large collection Very Happy
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    Everyone's Got To Start Somewhere...

    Post  DGTWoodward on Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:20 am

    HAD0KEN wrote:Lol, making my collection look awful! I only own Timecop, and even that I'm waiting for delivery, haha. But after Christmas I'm hoping to build a large collection Very Happy

    At least you did yours the right way round... I had my STAR WARS Definitive Boxed Set before I had even completed on my player...I was bidding on two CLD-D925s but neither had finished yet!

    From you enthusiastic writing...it wont be 'I only own Timecop' for very long! lol!


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    Post  icecapuk10 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:40 am

    DGTWoodward wrote:HAD0KEN
    From your enthusiastic writing...it wont be 'I only own Timecop' for very long! lol!

    My first laserdisc was The Three Musketeers and vowed only to get the discs I liked until they took over the living room Very Happy. Now I am hitting nearly 4 figures.
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    Post  icecapuk10 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:27 pm

    Hi All, Just returned from a 400 mile round trip to Northampton, to pick up a Pioneer CLD 925 laserdisc player and 80 discs for my brother. I came out with these for my collection.

    Cinderella boxed set

    Snow White boxed set

    Set It Off

    Apocalypse Now AC3

    The Craft

    Super Mario Brothers

    The Preachers Wife

    Bambi

    Eraser

    The Quest

    Extreme Measures

    The Running Man

    Striking Distance

    The Aristocats



    The only thing is he had a cheek to hawk some of my Dupes Shocked

    Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post  Sam on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:26 am

    Some good looking hauls here. I've probably sold about 700+ discs since the turn of the millennium and only bought about 25 titles in the last 11 years. I plan to change that soon and pick up some titles that either disappoint me on dvd or don't have a HD release. However, I keep getting sidetracked since there are currently so many Blu Rays I want. Sad
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    Post  IrlingLegorm on Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:28 pm

    The Collector's Edition Mike Oldfield. Includes concert 1980, music video to 1988 inclusive. + Discography and videography in 1993. Japanese edition of 1993.
    Clips of the TV shows (Formel Eins and Peter's Pop Show) were not included in this edition, unfortunately.



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    Post  DGTWoodward on Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:33 pm

    Ooooh, Nice.

    I have always liked Mike Oldfield's music. The repetitive structure of some of his riffs take on a certain 'musical chant' quality, and his use of vary-speed recording of different instruments to create different sounds was truly innovative.


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    Post  DGTWoodward on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:22 am

    icecapuk10 wrote:
    DGTWoodward wrote:HAD0KEN
    From your enthusiastic writing...it wont be 'I only own Timecop' for very long! lol!

    My first laserdisc was The Three Musketeers and vowed only to get the discs I liked until they took over the living room Very Happy. Now I am hitting nearly 4 figures.

    Please remind me Icy, how long have you been a fan/collector of the big shiny silver things? How long has it taken you to reach the 'near four figure' heights?


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    Post  IrlingLegorm on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:30 pm

    DGTWoodward wrote:Ooooh, Nice.

    I have always liked Mike Oldfield's music. The repetitive structure of some of his riffs take on a certain 'musical chant' quality, and his use of vary-speed recording of different instruments to create different sounds was truly innovative.

    Good evening DGTWoodward.
    Mike Oldfield talented composer and musician. I hope to collect his albums and video albums 80s and 90s. The Wind Chimes stunning beauty of the clip, a wonderful combination of electronic instruments and ethnic, oriental dance and traditions. While The Wind Chimes (video) slightly tightened over time.

    Published his other videos (after 1988) on the LD?
    Or, in the late '80s and early '90s on the LD out only concerts (Tubular Bells II and III)?
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    Will this work..?

    Post  DGTWoodward on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:35 am

    Let me try this....

    http://www.lddb.com/search.php?search=mike+oldfield&sort=title

    Hope this helps you out in your search


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