Eko Eko Azarak (Wizard of Darkness)

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  1. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    OK, now that we got The Ring out of our system (it seems ) for now, what I want to know is if Eko Eko Azarak is on DVD in some form or another (I don't care for part 3)... I know I've seen the TV series listed on DVD before, but I can't find anything regarding the films. Anyone? This is my favorite Japanese horror, I just saw Ringu the other night and it can't hold a candle to this (sorry)
     
  2. Bods

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    It sucks that I have to inform you that only the inferior parts III & IV and as you say the TV series are out on DVD.

    The film series goes as follows...

    Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard Of Darkness
    Eko Eko Azarak: Birth of A Wizard
    Eko Eko Azarak: Misa The Dark Angel (out in R1 & R2 JPN)
    Eko Eko Azarak (R2 JPN)

    Very silly move calling the latest entry just "EEA" imo. I love the first two films, both directed by Shimako Sato (also directed the Julian Sands flick Tale Of A Vampire) and starring Kimika Yoshino as Misa.

    Since they released the third one, a number of people quizzed Media Blasters about the possibility of releasing parts 1&2, and now the generally accepted reason why they haven't is that they cost too much license.

    I hold out hope for Japanese DVDs WOD & BOAW one day.
     
  3. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    I didn't even know about part IV, I dunno about that.
     
  4. Gnaghi

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    well we almost had 1&2, but media blasters came in at the end with a bigger offer :fire: :)(we were so close). oh well. the movies still rock. the reason they weren't picked up before was due to them being held up in court for music rights.
     
  5. Bods

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    So Media Blasters *do* have them now? Ah, that both rocks and sucks. Would love to own these on DVD, but MB tend to treat their live-action Japanese titles like crap...
     
  6. Gnaghi

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    well not do, but almost... unless someone bids above them.
     
  7. mcchrist

    mcchrist A new breed of pervert!

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    Well, as long as somebody releases them, they'll get my money. Sorry you couldn't snag em Gnaghi
     
  8. Blade

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    I have seen Eko Eko Azarak on DVD-R, and I'm still deciding if I'm gonna buy it or not. The movie sounds very promising to me.
     
  9. Deaddevilman

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    Gnaghi I've been doing business in Japan since 1987. If you guys ever need a couple of tips or something, let me know. The Japanese are not always in it for the larger bid, a long term relationship is more important to them. Do you guys deal with them face to face or over the telephone? They view someone coming to Japan and speaking with them much more important then a phone call or email. Most deals are hashed out at the local bar. Even something as simple as asking their opinion on what image they would like on the cover, not that you have to use it, but just so they feel they're part of the process.
     
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  10. Gnaghi

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    we have a connection that lives there.
     
  11. Blade

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    Yes! I just read that Wizard of Darkness will be released on dvd by Media Blasters on November 18! I can't wait, I am really exited!
     
  12. mcchrist

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    Oh fuck me!!!!!! I'll be all over that shit!!!
     


  13. Cool, where did you read that news from? Anymore info about this release out there?
     
  14. Blade

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    I read that news on some dvd website, but it's too long ago so I don't know which one.
     
  15. Blade

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    So does anybody have this dvd yet? I just ordered mine, so I'm very anxious.
     
  16. Deaddevilman

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    The movie is okay, but not the best in the series.
     
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    Just an update for those who are interested. MondoDigital has Wizard of Darkness scheduled for a 12/16 release.
     
  18. Blade

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    Do you know how their DVD is different from the Media Blasters release?
     
  19. Blade

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    Which one do you think is best?
     
  20. mcchrist

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    I haven't seen Part 4 or the TV series, but out of the first three movies only the first one was really any good, not just good: spectacular! When Lucifer shows up, oh yes!
     

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