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Beautiful DVD: Thirst (Korean 3-Disc Director’s Cut)
September 12, 2010, 8:38 pm
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The disc booklet out of the outer case.

The disc booklet folded out.

Theatrical version, director's cut, and bonus features discs.

Kim Ok-bin on the theatrical version disc.

Song Kang-ho on the bonus features disc.

Some lobby card sized poster and promotional photos.

A cast listing mostly in Korean.

A comparison of the Korean DVD and the US DVD. Notice the bust size difference and lack of legs on the American release. Also notice the lack of cheesy blurb on the Korean cover.


Chinatown DVD Haul
September 1, 2010, 6:11 am
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So I was in New York for two days to see the William Castle retrospective (writing up a review on that) and to enjoy some improvised avant garde music from Ikue Mori and guests. The main reason of the trip though was to visit Chinatown and a Japanese DVD rental/store called Midnight Sun.
This is the stuff I wasted money on:

At Midnight Sun they had a section in the corner dedicated to films directed by Kitano Takeshi. I picked up Achilles and the Tortoise; his last film in his self-deprecation trilogy.

I also found Matsumoto Hitoshi’s Symbol which did not have English subtitles. I had already seen it twice without so it was fine.

At two different stores I found some Studio Ghibli movies. Only Yesterday and Whisper of the Heart the former of the two Disney owns the US distribution rights to but refuses to release it.

Caught up on my Hong Kong movies with two Category III films and a more “serious film”.
Erotic Ghost Story, Peking Opera Blues, and Robotrix.

One of these films is not like the others.

Two films from Kore-eda Hirokazu. Still looking for a copy of After Life that’s under fifty bucks.

Distance and Still Walking

And finally the DVD that gave me the biggest look from the cashier; even more so than buying a movie called Erotic Ghost Story.
Girls’ Generation!

The mousepad I had bought earlier online.

Beautiful DVD: Air Doll (Japanese Limited Edition)
August 24, 2010, 8:04 am
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The set with a nice wrap around the bottom.

This disc case, photo book and liner notes out of the set.

The cute but a little plastic looking Bae Du-na.

Illustrations from the liner notes.

An alternate take on one of the best shots from the film and above you can kind of see the heart photo.

The two discs (with english subtitiles on the film at least).

City map from the liner notes.

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