dvd update

Stefan Nutz / Nuzumakifilms nuzumaki at gmx.net
Wed Feb 23 08:23:45 EST 2005


i just checked the JF2 dvd by panorama and it is 16:9 (1.85 widescreen), but not anamorphic. 
you are right, mostly the HK dvds are in all aspects worse compared to the japanese releases, but they simply cost 1/4 of the region 2 version, in that case
they are quite a good option. I cant say anything about the across a gold prairie and tokyo lullaby DVD as i didnt read any review of it yet. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Miles Wood 
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  Subject: Re: dvd update 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Stefan Nutz / Nuzumakifilms 
  To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 8:37 PM
  Subject: dvd update 

  some interesting titles have been released in HK by PANORAMA Entertainment and UNIVERSE: 
  (all DVDs feature english subtitels and original aspect ratio)

  1.)  Ah-Haru (Waint and see): Shinji Somai (eng. sub.)
  2.)  Life is a Journey: Seiichi Tanabe
  3.)  Jam Films 2: Various 
  4.)  119 (Quiet days of firemen): Naoto Takenaka 
  5.)  Tokyo yakyoku (Tokyo Lullaby): Jun Ichikawa   

  1.)  Kinpatsu no sogen (Across a gold Prairie): Ishhin Inudo
  2.)  Casshern: Kazuaki Kiriya

  But "how is the quality" is a major question when Panorama are concerned as they often employ old VHS masters. 
  The Jam Films 2 DVD is not 16:9; I don't know why as they could have just duped it from the Japanese release; but as only one of the 4 shorts is even watchable...
  The Japanese DVD of the wonderful Across a Gold Prairie has Engish subs, so I've not sampled the HK release, which will interest some as it is a fraction of the price of Japanese release. As for Casshern...

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