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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:06 am 

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Wow! Great find. Thanks for the report. Been looking for Banana Paradise for years. Let us know if you find more.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:44 am 
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New DVD/BD set dedicated to Chang Yi. Includes Kuei-mei, a Woman (1985) and This Love of Mine (1986).


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:40 pm 
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New DVD/BD set dedicated to Chang Yi. Includes Kuei-mei, a Woman (1985) and This Love of Mine (1986).

Now offered at JSDVD Mall. Hopefully the cast and crew details get corrected.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:53 pm 
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L.A. wrote:
L.A. wrote:
New DVD/BD set dedicated to Chang Yi. Includes Kuei-mei, a Woman (1985) and This Love of Mine (1986).

Now offered at JSDVD Mall. Hopefully the cast and crew details get corrected.

You mean Samuel L Jackson and Vin Diesel aren't actually in these films? Does anyone know how JSDVD is regarding refunds?


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:04 am 
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Taiwanese edition of A Brighter Summer Day (1991) upcoming.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:12 am 
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Taiwanese edition of A Brighter Summer Day (1991) upcoming.

I love how the box design is based on the title card. I might have to add this to my collection.

Hopefully a That Day, on the Beach release isn't too far off.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:14 pm 
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I spoke with the CMPC recently about That Day, on the Beach and it's stuck in rights hell. Specifically, there's an ownership dispute with a company in Hong Kong (Orange Sky Golden Harvest IIRC) and they haven't been able to resolve the situation. I'm guessing this is the same dispute that forced Lincoln Center to use a domestically-sourced 16mm print and charge no admission when they screened it as part of their Yang retrospective in 2011. It's a particular shame, since the CMPC has already gone to the trouble and expense of doing a DCP, meaning it would presumably take little work to ready it for Blu. (As far as I can tell the DCP was only shown once, at the Golden Horse Festival.)

In other news, while it's not a CMPC title, this thread is probably the best place to mention it: the outstanding Super Citizen Ko has just received a dual-format release in Taiwan. This is especially exciting because I think it's the first Taiwan Film Institute restoration to get a release there—the others available on video (Dragon Inn, A Touch of Zen, Daughter of the Nile) have been released abroad, but there's a bunch of TFI restorations (this one included) that have little to no prospect of getting picked up by foreign distributors. Hopefully this is the first of many to come.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:50 pm 

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In other news, while it's not a CMPC title, this thread is probably the best place to mention it: the outstanding Super Citizen Ko has just received a dual-format release in Taiwan. This is especially exciting because I think it's the first Taiwan Film Institute restoration to get a release there—the others available on video (Dragon Inn, A Touch of Zen, Daughter of the Nile) have been released abroad, but there's a bunch of TFI restorations (this one included) that have little to no prospect of getting picked up by foreign distributors. Hopefully this is the first of many to come.


I registered for this forum in order to thank you for recommending Super Citizen Ko; I bought it blind since I was picking up the Chang Yi box from YesAsia and it absolutely leveled me. The way it moves through time is downright elegant - using music to transition into reverie, the way eras look different, etc. And YOW that is a movie absolutely jam-packed with beautifully-composed shots. Super glad I took the plunge!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:28 am 
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The Terrorizers and 30th Anniversary Edition.

JSDVD Mall listing. The price isn’t bad if I may say so. The first BD edition that came out in 2011, did it have any extras?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:24 pm 
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The 2011 edition had some interviews with people who worked with Edward Yang, but were all DVD only. My complaint about the 2011 edition was the terrible packaging which used the same type of cardboard material that gets warn real fast that you see with original pressings of Neil Young's Harvest. Is this a new transfer or simply a reissue? The disc art is identical to the 2011 edition which already has a gorgeous transfer.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:40 pm 
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The subtitles weren't great on it though. And unlike a few years ago, I would think there is a real possibility now of Criterion putting this out eventually.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:55 pm 
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The CMPC Facebook page refers to the new release as "revised packaging especially for last year's 30th anniversary" (no attempt to explain why they're releasing it this year). That and the identical disc art very strongly implies to me that the content isn't changing. The previous release has become a little hard to find so this isn't completely unwelcome, but I doubt anyone was hoping for this over That Day, on the Beach (which appears to have just finished its theatrical run in Taiwan).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Thanks for your replies. Have to think again whether to purchase that 30th Anniversary Edition or not. :-k


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:55 am 
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Does anyone know of a good place to shop for these discs in Taiwan?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Some years ago I bought a couple at a small bookshop in Liberty Square in Taipei, but I don't remember the name and looking around on Google I'm not sure it exists anymore. It might've been the Theater Cafe in the National Theater building, which includes a performing arts bookstore, but if it was then they've completely remodeled it or sold it to someone else, since the photos online don't look like the place I visited.

The Eslite website says that their Taipei flagship store (245 Dunhua South Road Section 1) could have these titles, but unfortunately the website doesn't give a definitive answer on in-store stock—it just says whether a given location might stock the item or definitely doesn't. But if any Eslite store has them, it would be that one.

Also, the two Hou Hsiao-hsien-founded SPOT cinemas at 18 Zhongshan North Road Section 2 (the former residence of the U.S. ambassador) and 1 Bade Road Section 1 have attached gift shops that sell movies alongside other assorted arts and crafts.

If you're going to be in Kaohsiung, JSDVD has a physical location at 219 Guanghua 3rd Road. I'm not sure if the Kaohsiung Film Archive (80 Hexiu Road) has a shop, but it's worth visiting anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:18 pm 
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That Day, on the Beach (1983) dual coming soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:15 pm 
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Fantastic! Two more films to go and we'll have Yang's entire filmography in HD. Who'd have thought?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:13 am 
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FYSA, the title of this thread is off- the company goes by Central Motion Picture Corporation.

And Fanciful Norwegian, thanks for the recommendations. I found JSDVD in Kaohsiung, and although the language barrier kept me from getting recommendations from the gentleman who worked there, I was able to grab a couple of titles I knew by name. The SPOT Huashan was great, though- they had a decent DVD selection, and the lady there told me that each one had been hand selected by a staff member for sale.


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