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Monday, July 02, 2007

Raise the Red Lantern: Redux

A while back I lamented the fact that Zhang Yimou's brilliant, Raise the Red Lantern, had yet to be remastered, transfered, and released on a DVD worth owning. That was regarding the region 1 version distributed by Razor entertainment. Well now MGM world classics has one on deck that seems promising. The set date for US release is July ...

The newest MGM region 1 version is far superior to the Razor release. Better color and subtitles. The exceptional folks over at DVD Beaver review it here, and conclude that it's probably the best version of this film available on DVD (although, like me, lament the lack of a commentary or production featurettes). The over done airbrushing on the cover is also slightly annoying, but...

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