Blu-ray Special #3

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ALOHA everyone!  After an unplanned hiatus of a few weeks due to travel and…ugh…stuff, I finally managed to get some time to edit some of the previously recorded content.  I had planned to do a bunch of this over the course of the past week while I was in Hawaii…then of course I got to Hawaii and all those plans went right out the window (as one might expect).  Needless to say I have some catch-up work to do.  Episode 49 of ES/WS should be up a bit later in the week, with episode 50 not too far behind.  Until then Mahalo and good viewing.

Blu-ray:

ONCE A THIEF [縱橫四海]

This is arguably my favorite John Woo film.  I know I am in the minority and HARD BOILED is the likely favorite, but I always preferred Chow Yun-Fat in comedies.  I loved the chemistry of all the leads in the film, though watching the film now comes with a bit of sadness with the loss of Leslie and his talents.  As discussed the blu-ray is a Fortune Star transfer, so it does not offer much in terms of features.  Once can likely get just as much with the DVD version and an upscale DVD player.

Blu-ray:

SUMMER WARS

Kevin discusses the Taiwan (all region) release of the hit anime.  As mentioned the Blu-ray will be hitting the US market in early 2011.  I have heard nothing but praise for the film, and dot having seen the film as yet, I am more than anxious to finally get my hands on it.

2 thoughts on “Blu-ray Special #3”

    1. Hey Gary,

      Yes, Kevin and I did discuss it, but it was a rather serious and dark conversation I never felt it was really appropriate for the tone of ES/WS. I do have the raw recording in my backup files, but after I was asked to go on The Phileas Club podcast to talk about it (episode #28), I found that the conversation there somewhat parroted the conversation between Kevin and myself. Once I get caught up on ES/WS for the year, I might just put it on the site as an independent segment if there is enough interest.

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