Sunday, March 27, 2016

Japanese Blu-Ray Haul and Quick review

MIGHTY PEKING MAN on Japanese blu-ray has a nifty booklet with some production art. On the disc is an  hour long program on the making of the film with the Japanese FX crew that worked on the film. There's some cool behind the scenes footage featuring what appears to be an alternate version of the Peking Man design.
Also included is a vintage trailer that features Evelyne Kraft topless in a shot that does not appear in the film.
The film looks great in HD, downside: NO ENGLISH SUBS and NO ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUB

So the Paramount release of this on DVD is cut pretty badly. I grabbed this Japanese blu-ray for 1000yen(approx 10USD) used and it was well worth it. The package says 1080i HD, but it's an improvement over the DVD and it's nearly UNCUT. With some fast checking it appears it's a lot more complete that the US release but not as complete as the rare German DVD that has a few extra seconds of gore. This disc is good for those without a region free blu-ray player and it's cheaper than the recent UK region B release.

This release can be had for about $15. It appears to be identical to the the Studio Canal European release of the film. If you chose Japanese when the disc first boots up you will have access to deleted scenes(SD) and a making of featurette(SD).

Haven't had a chance to watch this but the picture did look decent. For $15 I took the chance on a blind buy.

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