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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful.
WILL Play on US Players...
By T. Gephart
It was actually kind of hard to find out certain information about this release (the Korean Studio Canal Blu-ray release), but I took a chance because this is such a great movie...
I figured it be nice to let people know...
It WILL play on US Players (presumably Canadian players, as well).
It is also the 151 minute Director's Cut, not the theatrical version, which is not an option. It is ONLY the director's cut.
The picture quality is quite good, and miles above the 2 Disc DVD set from Universal, which is the only version I have to compare it to.
The only audio presented is the original French track, which I know bothers some people, but not me in the least....the English dub of this film was so bad, it almost made the movie into a comedy.
The subtitles presented are English, Korean and Japanese. They are optional and can be turned off completely.
This Blu-ray is well worth the purchase and I am very happy I took the chance on it.
With that said, I would like to invite anybody that is a true collector of movies and seeks out good imports, to PLEASE post product information of any films you have bought on here (on their review page) and let people know about the product details, whether they are ALL region and will play in the US, as well as both audio and subtitle options.
When I find time, I am going to do the same with other successful imports I have gotten here, but here are a few IMPORTS that I have gotten that are not available in the US, but WILL play on US Players and do have their original English track, all of which can be found on Amazon:
A BRONX TALE
1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
THE MOSQUITO COAST
STREETS OF FIRE
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF A SPOTLESS MIND
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Only region 1-compatible Blu-ray version available.
By Brent Fremming
This film does not have any major HD or HDX streaming release. Meaning (apart from hacker sites) you cannot watch this film on Amazon, or any UVVU network (Flixster, VUDU, etc.).
This film, when released in its first HD version (D-VHS, in the Unites States), only included horribly dubbed, English version. Other has bemoaned that this film release only contains the Director's version. However, to my knowledge, it is the only HD, region 1 compatible blu-ray release. If you own a region-free playback deck (such as an OPPO) you may prefer purchasing the German version, otherwise, this is an excellent choice.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful. See all 24 customer reviews...
Two Thumbs Up!
This Bluray is the Korean version but is in French, as is the original movie, and has English subtitles. I won't spoil the movie, just know that it is well done. Cool story and the Director and Actors do an amazing job.