Looks like the last few copies of CJ Entertainment’s Korean Blu-ray Disc releases of Bong Joon-Ho’s Memories of Murder und Kim Ji-Woon’s The Good, The Bad and the Weird went OOP. YesAsia (and other retailers) are now listing re-releases of both films that come in standard Blu-ray Disc amaray cases instead of those nice digipaks (see here and here) like the previous special editions. But at least the prices remain the same…
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Looks like once again Japan will get the biggest and sweetest piece of the Blu-ray disc release cake.
While Kim Ji-Woon’s oriental western The Good, The Bad and the Weird has already been released on Blu-ray Disc in several countries, all these releases have some kind of small drawback. The British release by Icon Home Entertainment offers the International version (and the Korean ending as an bonus feature) but suffers from several small cuts that were made because of animal cruelty (falling horses) during the showdown.
The Korean release (looking great in the digipak and sleeve) is fully uncut in this department but only includes the shorter International cut (just like the French release), a fact that has only been announced a few days before the release.
Now Warner Japan announced to bring a release that includes the Korean and International cut (both with falling horses) and English subtitles on February 10, 2010. The only setback could be the price of currently 5,905 Yen (~45 € or 66 US$) without shipping…
[thanks to AnimeOnBlu for the heads up!]
Region: All Disc: BD50 Audio: Korean (DTS HD MA 7.1 (48kHz 24Bit)) Subtitles: English, Korean (Main Feature only) Runtime: ~130 Minutes
YesAsia has listed the first “real” picture of the upcoming (September 17th or 30th, depending on the retailer) Korean Blu-ray Disc release of Kim Ji-Woon’s oriental western The Good, The Bad and the Weird:
Looks quite good, just as expected from a Korean release. But I’m a bit worried about the part in the article description that says that the Blu-ray Disc will include the shorter international cut while the Korean DVD Special Edition released back in March included both cuts.
I’ve contacted the K2DVD support about this, they seem to be pretty reliable when it comes to things like this.
Update: K2DD cofirmed that the Blu-ray Disc release will only include the International cut and will b delayed to September 24th.
Good news for our British friends or rather their hungry Blu-ray disc players. Play.com has listed a fine selection of Asian Blu-ray releases that will hit the british shelves starting in late May. According to the listing Noboru Iguchi’s cult classic Machine Girl will be released on May 18th, followed by the Korean smash hit, The Good, the Bad and the Weird from director Kim Ji-Woon on June 1st, 2009. Stay tuned for more details.
Big thanks to r3d-3agl3 for sending me the links!
Well, about friggin’ time! Almost nine months after Kim Ji-Woon’s The Good, The Bad and the Weird conquered the Korean cinemas, a official DVD release has been announced. And since it’s a Korean release, there will also a limited edition with three DVD available on March 11th, 2009. The three discs include the Korean cut, the slightly shorter international cut and a bunch of extra material. Sadly there’s no word of a Blu-ray Disc, looks like KD Media went back to hibernation after releasing only three titles.
YesAsia lists English subtitles, which should make most of us pretty happy. Korean DVD site MadMad.co.kr also shows a wooden toy gun, but according to a crude Google translation this gimmick won’t be available in all stores.