Japanese Films on DVD/Blu-ray

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Moshrom
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Re: Japanese Films on DVD/Blu-ray

#201 Post by Moshrom » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:48 pm

artfilmfan wrote:Did you check the audio track on the Shochiku Blu-ray of Late Spring to see whether the higher frequencies were cut off in a similar manner as on the Early Summer track? I went back to watch a couple early sequences in the film and now realized how poor it sounded.
I did, and they have been. The BFI sounds much, much better, unfortunately...

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#202 Post by kwippleton » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:11 am

I'm assuming not, but does anyone know if the JP blu ray releases of BURST CITY and CRAZY THUNDER ROAD have subtitles? I've only seen the former and can see that subtitles aren't really even necessary it for it, but what about the latter?

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#203 Post by L.A. » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:32 am

L.A. wrote:Regarding Isao Takahata's The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun, I understand Discotek Media had plans to release this on Blu-ray. Any word if this is still happening?
Finally. :D

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#204 Post by Calvin » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:41 pm

I believe it's the same master as the Japanese disc though, which looks terrible and in need of a new scan and restoration (like the other Toei Doga films).

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#205 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Doesn't seem all that different from the (now rather aged) DVD.

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#206 Post by Orlac » Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 pm

Is the OAR 2.35:1? The discs are not that ratio.

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#207 Post by L.A. » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:56 pm

Anime Ltd is bringing Momotaro, Sacred Sailors + The Spider and the Tulip to the market on October 9th (hopefully). Their edition of Belladonna of Sadness came out in late June.

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#208 Post by htdm » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 pm

Other than the 120page book by Clements, I'm curious to see what is different from the Japanese and US editions.

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#209 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:43 am

Shochiku will release three more films by Yasujirō Ozu on July 4th, 2018: The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952), Early Spring (1956) and Tokyo Twilight (1957).

All three films have been given 4K restorations, and will include both Japanese and English subtitles:

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) (Amazon)

Early Spring (1956) (Amazon)

Tokyo Twilight (1957) (Amazon)

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