Asian Zombie films on DVD(NTSC) ever?

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Asian Zombie films on DVD(NTSC) ever?

Post by razorbackattack » Wed Oct 24, 2001 4:11 pm

Does anyone know if any North American companies will ever release movies like JUNK, WILD ZERO, VERSUS, etc. on region 0 or region 1 NTSC? I bought one of those Sampo players with the loophole menu and it was a total piece of crap. All the best DVD's these days are coming out in the PAL format or region 2 so I'm out of luck and stuck buying movies like SLUGS!


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Post by ROBERT » Wed Oct 24, 2001 5:44 pm

For an inexpensive free region player, stick with the Shinco 860,Razor. Or Malata N996 if you want the best. As for the movies you mentioned,if there's North American demand, you'll see them picked up. It just takes awhile.

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Post by Latte Thunder » Thu Oct 25, 2001 4:09 am

I'm in the same boat, Razor. I never got a player with the loophole menu and the first oppotunity I get to buy a region free player, I'm going to take it.

It would be nice if someone like Mediablasters would buy the rights to some of these movies and put them out on Region 1 discs but that's pretty expensive and complicated.
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Post by razorbackattack » Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:21 am

Thanks for the info Robert, I'll look into those players! I guess I just have to be more patient with these films. I mean, it's not like I'll be able to afford all of them at once anyway. I still really want to see Audition also and many other newer films I've been reading about so much lately.

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Post by I am 138 » Sat Oct 27, 2001 12:14 pm

Actually, a lot of Asian horror gets released in Asia on Region free DVD. I know Versus has a region free disc, and I would expect that a lot of the others do too. It's just a matter of finding them.

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Post by Chris Slack » Sat Oct 27, 2001 6:37 pm

I've looked all over for a region-free DVD of "Versus" to no avail. If you happen to run across one for a reasonable price ("Wild Zero" is too spendy for me at $50+) let me know.

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Post by I am 138 » Sat Oct 27, 2001 11:08 pm

I've only seen Versus at $50 plus so far too. It's supposedly a bootleg, though, so an offical Asian release will hopefully crop up and lower the price. I can't pay $50 for any DVD, really...no, I guess I payed close to that for my signed Nekromantik DVD, but that's SIGNED, so it's a little different.

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Post by DylanDog » Sun Oct 28, 2001 7:04 pm

Well, I rented Versus today and I thought it was crap so I certainly can't recommend dropping $50 on a dvd of it. I didn't even finish watching the movie. I guess if you're an action/martial arts fan, you may like it, but I found it to be rather boring and very stupid. It tries to be way too hip, like a guy at a party hitting on all the girls, but everyone can see how desperate he is, y'know? Kinda sad...Anyway, that's the impression I got from it.

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Post by Latte Thunder » Mon Oct 29, 2001 4:22 am

Chris,

you can buy the region free Verus at www.adrenafilm.de -- I think they're in Denmark as the URL would suggest so all the prices are in Deutchmarks and I'm not sure what the going exchange rate is. I do know that the disc is the bootleg and I've also heard that it has some problems playing on ALL DVD players... but that was an issue the company was aware of a while back and they may have fixed it. If you're really interested in it, drop a line over to them and ask what's up with it.

Also worth noting, that site sells a lot of great movies, mostly asian, but they always have a ton of worthwhile movies. They're advertising the Brotherhood of the Wolves DVD right now.
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Post by I am 138 » Tue Oct 30, 2001 9:07 pm

I didn't see Versus there. I believe DM are worth about 50 cents to the dollar, so half the listed price (though who knows what they'd charge for international shipping). They had Junk, but it was only in PAL.

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Post by Muncher666 » Wed Oct 31, 2001 2:56 am

They also had Wild Zero there, yet another flick I've been searching for. But the DM is only about 5 cents less than the Australian dollar, and it's pretty fucking expensive, particularly WZ which was like 120 DM. Can't you get Junk and WZ from any nice, cheap Asian stores that stock these? Image

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Post by I am 138 » Wed Oct 31, 2001 9:48 am

If your in Aus, I'd look to e-bay, as many people don't have region free players in America, and so don't bid on PAL discs as much. Don't know how much they go for there, though.

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Post by Muncher666 » Thu Nov 01, 2001 3:02 am

I'm not too fussed about the Region of it, it's the price! Some of the DVD's I want to get are RIDICULOUS, including Wild Zero which is about $110 Australian. Yowch.

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Post by ROBERT » Thu Nov 01, 2001 12:51 pm

Christ, and I thought some DVD prices in Canada were a raw deal! Not even close. Wild Zero is going for $29.95 Cnd at Asian stores here.Too bad they're sold out most of the time.Won't have any copies in till December,so I've been told. Ring and Battle Royale are available for 22.95-24.95.CND All region 3 discs. But Ring is like wise very difficult to find, anymore. Collectors pick up multiple copies and sell them on Ebay.ca for 60 bucks or more.

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Post by Chris Slack » Thu Nov 01, 2001 12:59 pm

I bought my region 3 "Battle Royale" DVD at yesasia.com for 10 bucks.

Robert- If you manage to get one of those "wild Zero" DVDs hook me up! I'll give you $29.95 US for it Image
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Post by ROBERT » Thu Nov 01, 2001 1:10 pm

Chris, I've been trying for a month to snag a copy!(I'll look into more copies,for you) It's just a matter of time.(and availability)These Asian stores,never seem to order enough copies. Guess they think the demand isn't there.

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