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I guess the Highlander thread got lost in the database meltdown last month? ...snip... The OP noted the 2-disc and DC info but not that it supposedly includes the theatrical version.

And most likely the French theatrical version which basically amounts to being the US theatrical but removes the Bedsoe stakeout scene (where he spills coffee on himself) and adds the WWII scene. The running time for this version is 1:47:51 (25fps) compared to the 1:51:25 (25fps) of the European theatrical.

The latest DVD box set of Highlander in France contained the French theatrical (contains French dub only) and the European theatrical. They have never before used the D.C. version on any release and I'm doubtful they're going to use this version of it. We'll know for sure when this is released next month exactly what's on this BD-release.
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Any infos on Sky Blue (UK Blu ray) if it is region free ?
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Any infos on Sky Blue (UK Blu ray) if it is region free ?

All Regions.

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Thanks . So how about the sound? Does it have the original Korean language and in lossless format ?
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It does not have the original Korean language track.

I do feel they did a very good job with the English dub voice actors.

Dolby True HD, and DTS HD Master Audio, along with Dolby Digital are your choices.

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It does not have the original Korean language track.

I do feel they did a very good job with the English dub voice actors.

Dolby True HD, and DTS HD Master Audio, along with Dolby Digital are your choices.

Really thanks . Had a hard time searching for the infos How about Freedomland UK version . I read it is region free , is it true
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Does anyone have any information on the Japanese Saw Collection from Sony?

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BD%E3...1581898&sr=1-1

I'd like to know whether they're region-free or not and what version of each movie is included (theatrical vs. DC).

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Does anyone have any information on the Japanese Saw Collection from Sony?

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BD%E3...1581898&sr=1-1

I'd like to know whether they're region-free or not and what version of each movie is included (theatrical vs. DC).

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http://blurayblog.blog79.fc2.com/?q=saw

Thanks for that. So they're all the theatrical versions? What a waste! Otherwise they look like fantastic discs. And TrueHD 7.1 on Saw IV? Has there ever been a TrueHD 7.1 track before?
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Tin Man is not region locked. Just received it yesterday and plays on my PS3. Looks pretty nice, AVC encoded ave. of 24mbs, with DTS Hi-Res Audio, 2.6 mbs.

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Amazon.co.uk is showing an upcoming (10/08) "House of Flying Daggers" release. Is this, hopefully, a different version (in quality) than the one Sony put out, and would it be viewable in the states? Any info would be appreciated.
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"Studio: Pathe Distribution" and without Sony-style cover art. Could be different, but that company has released direct ports of Fox discs I believe.
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If it's Pathe, it's region-locked.

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Amazon.co.uk is showing an upcoming (10/08) "House of Flying Daggers" release. Is this, hopefully, a different version (in quality) than the one Sony put out, and would it be viewable in the states? Any info would be appreciated.

Regardless of quality, you should be aware the UK version was cut to remove three instances of animal cruelty (in this case, the deliberate tripping of horses in a manner that could lead to serious injury). It's only 18 seconds of screen time and, frankly, this material shouldn't have been in the film in the first place, but you ought to be aware of it before deciding which version you want to buy.
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Regardless of quality, you should be aware the UK version was cut to remove three instances of animal cruelty (in this case, the deliberate tripping of horses in a manner that could lead to serious injury). It's only 18 seconds of screen time and, frankly, this material shouldn't have been in the film in the first place, but you ought to be aware of it before deciding which version you want to buy.

In that case it must be a different encode (possibly from the same master of course). Are you sure the UK BD won't have the cut material though?
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yeah, and as i see on PTU.

wtf, i want Red Cliff, but not watermarked. will wait then (((

Red Cliff also got watermarked
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In that case it must be a different encode (possibly from the same master of course). Are you sure the UK BD won't have the cut material though?

To be honest, I very much doubt it. The BBFC's rulings are legally binding, and they're bound by a 1937 Act of Parliament which compels them to remove animal cruelty from movies where abuse has been engineered by the filmmakers themselves. HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS clearly falls foul of this Act, so the BBFC had no choice but to order the removal of offending imagery from the theatrical and DVD versions. As such, it would be illegal under British law for the distributor to reinstate those cuts for the BR edition.
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To be honest, I very much doubt it. The BBFC's rulings are legally binding, and they're bound by a 1937 Act of Parliament which compels them to remove animal cruelty from movies where abuse has been engineered by the filmmakers themselves. HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS clearly falls foul of this Act, so the BBFC had no choice but to order the removal of offending imagery from the theatrical and DVD versions.

Having a trained stunt horse perform a stunt hardly seems like an engineered act of abuse. Are all Westerns outlawed in the UK?

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Having a trained stunt horse perform a stunt hardly seems like an engineered act of abuse. Are all Westerns outlawed in the UK?

That seems like a rather closed-minded statement. You don't honestly believe that all animals in movies are "trained stunt animals", do you? Especially in China, where even human rights are below average, you think they took special consideration for the health of the horses?
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Having a trained stunt horse perform a stunt hardly seems like an engineered act of abuse. Are all Westerns outlawed in the UK?

The BBFC knows what it's doing when it comes to images of horses being tripped - they've been cutting such material for decades. They understand the difference between an animal which has been trained to perform a particular manoeuvre, and an animal which has been deliberately run into a wire to make them fall over, regardless of the injuries such a stupid trick might cause.

Where there's doubt, they'll either ask the distributor to outline how such material was achieved without harming the animal, or they'll take advice from a representative of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In other words, they'll take all reasonable steps to ensure they're cutting material (or allowing it to pass unscathed) within the framework of British law.

The horses in HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS were deliberately tripped without regard to their welfare, therefore that footage had to be removed.
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The BBFC knows what it's doing when it comes to images of horses being tripped - they've been cutting such material for decades.

They've also been cutting all images of actors pretending to head-butt one another, and any appearance of nunchuks on screen. You'll forgive me for not putting a whole lot of faith in the rationality of the BBFC's notoriously heavy-handed censorship.

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Whatever happened to "no animals were harmed in the making of this production"? I thought that was standard fare.
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That would depend on the country the movie was made in, and its animal cruelty laws.

Hey, Tinman being region free is the best news I've had all day.
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They've also been cutting all images of actors pretending to head-butt one another, and any appearance of nunchuks on screen. You'll forgive me for not putting a whole lot of faith in the rationality of the BBFC's notoriously heavy-handed censorship.

Head-butts are only cut from films aimed at a primarily young audience, and can be reinstated if the distributor agrees to a more restrictive rating. Sounds like common sense to me.

The prohibition on 'exotic weaponry' - including nunchakus - ended in 2000 following the retirement of head honcho James Ferman. It was his secretive regime which maintained this prohibition, and the fact it was abandoned almost as soon as he left the building speaks volumes about his tenure and the way it was perceived by those who took his place.

In fact, Ferman's retirement put an end to the BBFC's 'notoriously heavy-handed censorship'. Nowadays, they're one of the most open and liberal censor boards in the world (they just passed the complete hardcore version of CALIGULA on DVD, for example). Sure, they still make mistakes - their policy on sexual violence is still entirely subjective, for example - but most of the cuts they apply these days are based around an interpretation of the law, which means very few films are cut or banned. Animal cruelty and hardcore films which combine sex with violence are the two major areas of concern - virtually everything else is allowed within the appropriate ratings. Times have changed, and so have the BBFC.

And given that they have no choice but to abide by the 1937 Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act, the BBFC's rationale for cutting HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS was entirely sound.
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...err...excuse me but, I was trying to find the best version of House Of Flying Daggers...I realize the debate going on, but would still like to know if any version(s) are better than the Sony issue?

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Nowadays, they're one of the most open and liberal censor boards in the world

Talk about an oxymoron!

We've side-tracked this thread enough, Vincent. We'll have to agree to disagree.


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...err...excuse me but, I was trying to find the best version of House Of Flying Daggers...I realize the debate going on, but would still like to know if any version(s) are better than the Sony issue?

Not so far. We're still waiting for conclusive answers on some of these upcoming foreign releases.

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Talk about an oxymoron!

Point taken. I should have said 'classification board' (which is what the BBFC has become, in effect, given the massive reduction in cuts and bans since the year 2000).

You're also right to suggest this discussion has taken the thread off-topic. So, moving on...
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Talk about an oxymoron!

We've side-tracked this thread enough, Vincent. We'll have to agree to disagree.

I'm sorry to continue this, but it will strongly change my opinion of you if you honestly believe that no animals could have been hurt during the filming of this movie. I've been reading your reviews and posts for a long time and you seem like a generally smart guy, but your "stunt horses" comment was just so ridiculous that I couldn't believe it came from you.

I just need to know if it stemmed from your disliking of the BBFC, or if you really don't believe animal cruelty could be committed on a movie set.
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I'm sorry to continue this, but it will strongly change my opinion of you if you honestly believe that no animals could have been hurt during the filming of this movie. I've been reading your reviews and posts for a long time and you seem like a generally smart guy, but your "stunt horses" comment was just so ridiculous that I couldn't believe it came from you.

I just need to know if it stemmed from your disliking of the BBFC, or if you really don't believe animal cruelty could be committed on a movie set.

I wasn't on set during the filming. I have no idea how the scene was shot. I've watched many Westerns where horses fall down and rarely hear much uproar about that.

I don't like the idea that some anonymous BBFC censor (and it is censorship, not "classification") would cut footage from the movie without the filmmakers' participation based on an assumption of what he thinks happened on set in a completely different country.

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