|Originally posted by jeroen:
My favorite though is a japanese region 2: APRIL STORY. Film was shot with soft focus so any ee would have totally killed the experience. This disc looks just stunning.
Yes, the April Story DVD is excellent. Besides the great picture, the DTS soundtrack is very nice too.
I saw your location said from Yen Town and I know you like the film Swallowtail. I was to warn you NOT to buy the R2 (Japanese) DVD. Then I saw your HT picture link and it's too late! IMO, the R2 DVD picture is very ugly! I bought it and sold it. The Laserdisc version is WAY WAY better. Too BAD! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif
Of course, the film is just wonderful. I think I still rate it THE best Japanese movie I've seen.
Btw, if you like Shunji Iwai's work, checkout his first movie http://us.imdb.com/Title?0217862
The story is about a group of elementary school students just before graduation. The movie has the same great feeling like the Swallowtail and April Story. The R2 DVD is quite nice too. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif