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Renaisance Otaku



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:48 am Reply with quote
Great to hear. It's an awesome film.
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Pepperidge



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:58 am Reply with quote
I really don't like it. It's entire execution is more toned down and "Hollywood-ized" than I think even Hollywood is capable of. Not to mention that trying to turn a comic that is so inherently serialized into a story spanning 90 minutes is just a bad idea. The entire thing is a novelty at best.

Since it takes the best chapters and arranges them in an order that flows well, I would say that the anime is still the best version of the series in any medium. Why has nobody licensed it yet?
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GloriousMaximus



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:12 pm Reply with quote
I haven't seen the movie but I love the manga. I'm glad there is more live-action stuff being licensed Smile Can't wait to see it!
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xScar



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:14 pm Reply with quote
Finally! When they licensed 20CB back a year or so ago, I was sure they'd pick up DMC at the same time... but they didn't.

I really laughed my way through this whole movie. DMC is a comedy. You aren't supposed to take it seriously. You laugh at the jokes, you laugh at the awkward/bad acting... it all adds to the comedy.

Can't wait to pick this up and add beside my manga volumes Very Happy
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Kyaa the Catlord



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:20 pm Reply with quote
Such a fashionable license.
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skafreak51



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:30 pm Reply with quote
I kind of really enjoyed the movie. It's only good if you've read the series, so, I'll prolly be buying this Smile
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:44 pm Reply with quote
I just hope they didn't lose an arm and a leg over the music rights.
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slickwataris



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:16 pm Reply with quote
Day one purchase!
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BeanBandit



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:37 pm Reply with quote
I wish they would just release the anime of DMC instead. Not interested in the live action film in the slightest.
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Brilliant. I'm surprised it took them so long to get it. Personally I find the film is better than the anime, they cut out some of the tiresome material and boil it down to the nitty-gritty, Negishi/Krauser's personality conflict, and leads up to the duel with Jack Ill Dark.

Ken'ichi Matsuyama plays the roles of Negishi and Krauser perfectly.

It's one of the best live-action versions of manga/anime that I've ever seen.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:15 pm Reply with quote
Dop: I'm guessing it took so long because Gene and Marty are probably not cheap, even for cameos.
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Otaku Teahouse



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:24 pm Reply with quote
Now if only Viz would release it on bluray, or at least give it a decent dvd release, since all their other asian films have gotten half-assed releases you can only buy online.
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xScar



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:34 pm Reply with quote
Otaku Teahouse wrote:
Now if only Viz would release it on bluray, or at least give it a decent dvd release, since all their other asian films have gotten half-assed releases you can only buy online.

It was only released on DVD in Japan, so I doubt we'll get a BD.

(Plus, even if it did, 20CB didn't get a US BD release, so I doubt anything else from their Pictures line will either -- though Death Note is (but that is in a category of its own))

The 20CB DVDs weren't bad :S

Now let's see them pick up BECK in the coming months and I'll be a happy lad.
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:13 pm Reply with quote
I'm still hoping for a BD release.
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omnistry



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:40 pm Reply with quote
Yes! Truly one of the funniest films from Japan in a long time. I'm so glad it's getting released in America.

Now let's hope the OVA gets a release ASAP.
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