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Discussion in 'Asian Horror and Other Pleasures' started by Crystal Plumage, Aug 15, 2009.
Which are the best DVDs to buy? Any difference between them?
I see several Asian DVD releases of this: 1 disc, 2 disc, 3 disc or 4 disc. Which are the best A/V wise?
This is the best version you can get in US is this
Next best option is to get Hong Kong editions/versions of movies (never get China discs)
What's wrong with China discs?
Is the US version the integral version? Doesn't seem to be.
Those HK releases might be the ones to look out for. Thanks.
Probably the safest bet are the Hong Kong editions.
I'm not sure if the US version is the integral/abridged version, but I think it's the same as the HK release.
I can't recommend China releases over the Hong Kong releases in general because they often are of poorer A/V quality, occasionally censored and often omit original soundtracks (Cantonese, International, etc.), in favor of a Mandarin dub only, with incoherent English subs. But in this case, the film's original soundtrack is in Mandarin, so the soundtrack issue is not a problem with this film.
The USA version that was mentioned earlier is the 2 part full version:
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The Extended US release is definitely the best version to get. I think many of you are confused as there were two releases in the US, the shorter theatrical version released in 2 parts, and the full extended version, labeled the international version I believe.
The picture quality is about the same as the Hong Kong version but it has way better extras (Including a 2.5 hour documentary) and is WAY cheaper.
The UK version is the extended version but for some reason they cut out all the shots of the horses falling so it is slightly cut, and I don't think its extras are as good as the US version either.
So go with the US Extended Cut, as it is the best version and cheapest to get.
- The Making of Red Cliff: The Long Road (2.5 Hour)
- Storyboarding Red Cliff from Script to Screen with John Woo
- HDNet: A Look at Red Cliff
- A Conversation with John Woo: The Journey of Red Cliff
- Photo Gallery
- Beijing Press Conference
- Hong Kong Press Conference
- Hong Kong Premiere & Press Conference
- Director and Star interview
- Promotion Shot
* EXTRAS HAVE NO SUBTITLES, PART 1 IS WATERMARKED
280 mins. (Horse falls Edited out)
- Behind the Scenes
- Jonn Woo Interview
The US version that you posted is the Blu-Ray edition because the extras on the DVD edition are more light in comparison.
In the UK they have to cut scenes that involve injury to animals because that?s a law of the country.