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#1 Post by preciouswhile » Fri May 04, 2007 7:40 pm

My girlfriend gave me both of these for my birthday yesterday. I know it's been brought up in other threads how vastly superior they are as compared to the US versions, but I don't recall seeing any images or details.

I haven't had a whole lot of time to go through them yet but here's a quick run down:

The dvd comes with an insert with the chapter titles and such, but the best thing about it is a "location map" that shows where certain major scenes happened on a small map of Tokyo (from Shinjuku to Shibuya basically). Fantastic.

On the dvd itself, the special features include everything on the US version (the trailers are swapped for the japanese counterparts), as well as four short interviews with Scarlett, Giovanni, Sofia, and Ross Katz.

The CD comes with two inserts, the first being a 13 page book of pictures, some from the movie, others of scenes in the movie at different angles, and others not in the film. The other insert is mostly in Japanese but it includes the lyrics to Too Young and Just Like Honey in English.

Also in the CD case is a small card that resembles a hotel room key card with a URL on the back that leads you to a small site that is mostly out of date. It had links to a calendar and posters you could buy (must be out of stock because there is no way to get more info), as well as some wallpapers and the dead links to the City Girl video.

I'll post some more stuff from it as I get access to a scanner or camera, but I'm just amazed at how much better it is...and not just an improvement over the terrible US DVD cover.

Here is the title menu from the DVD itself; faint clouds move across the screen (you can see some in the lower left corner) and Girls is playing the background:

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#2 Post by preciouswhile » Fri May 04, 2007 8:43 pm

And here's a link to the location map. Warning, it's a large image: 1800x1300.

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#3 Post by Pockets » Fri May 04, 2007 10:30 pm

Nice presents! Where did she get those versions from? I'm jealous.

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#4 Post by Bob_san » Sat May 05, 2007 2:10 am

Thanks for letting us know and posting the cool location map!

I would love to get that dvd!

Is it in English with Japanese subtitles or is it overdubbed?

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#5 Post by Bren » Sat May 05, 2007 4:55 am

Thanks for telling us about that! It sounds a lot better than the version I have! :lol:
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#6 Post by preciouswhile » Sat May 05, 2007 4:56 am

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-langu ... ge=en%5FJP

and

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/mus ... lation.htm


Note that if you get the DVD it is a Region 2 DVD and will not play in most US DVD players.

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#7 Post by preciouswhile » Sat May 05, 2007 5:01 am

Bob_san wrote:Is it in English with Japanese subtitles or is it overdubbed?
Both. You can select the audio and subtitle tracks just like any other DVD.

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#8 Post by Tombo » Sat May 05, 2007 5:16 pm

God help me,I've just bought both items. Why,oh why am I so easily led? :wink:

I'll never be rich,that's for sure. 8)

Tom xx

p.s. How much is 8,500 Japenese Yen in real money?

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#9 Post by Pockets » Sat May 05, 2007 6:17 pm

Tombo wrote:p.s. How much is 8,500 Japenese Yen in real money?
According to the xe.com currency calculator:

8,500.00 JPY = 70.7714 USD

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#10 Post by Tombo » Sun May 06, 2007 8:29 am

Thanks,Pockets!

That's about 35 of our English pounds sterling...a bargain! I do tend to panic,though, when I see I've just paid for something in thousands of whatever currency... :shock:

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#11 Post by Bob_san » Mon May 07, 2007 12:55 am

I don't know if anyone noticed but the import CD has an extra bonus track. This was mentioned by another member here last year.

By the way Tombo congrats and too funny, I think I'll have to follow you!
A lot of modern dvd players now play all regions or are region free.

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#12 Post by Tombo » Mon May 07, 2007 3:39 pm

I'm just wondering if the import cd has the 'hidden' Bill Murray karaoke track right at the very end,a la our western version...it should be delivered into my sweaty mitts in the next coupla days,so I'll let y'all know!

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#13 Post by preciouswhile » Mon May 07, 2007 7:45 pm

Tombo wrote:I'm just wondering if the import cd has the 'hidden' Bill Murray karaoke track right at the very end,a la our western version...it should be delivered into my sweaty mitts in the next coupla days,so I'll let y'all know!

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It does. Just Like Honey is normal length, and then 50 Floors Up (the bonus track at the end) is 12 minutes long. About 3-4 minutes of song, 7 minutes of silence, and then "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Bob Harris"

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#14 Post by TokyoGirl » Thu May 10, 2007 5:28 am

I've been dying to get the Japanese DVD for so long, I love the menu, and I love the white cover, could you tell me if the white cover is a card slipcase or just a normal case with white cover? I currently have the Hong Kong version which has a green slipcover but the white one looks so much nicer :D
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#15 Post by preciouswhile » Fri May 11, 2007 1:00 am

It's a slipcover.

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#16 Post by Tombo » Mon May 14, 2007 2:52 pm

Just got my hands on both the dvd and cd from amazon japan...and they both look so cool that I don't wanna take them out of the cellophane! :D

Uh-oh...does this mean I'm turning into a LIT memorabilia geek? :shock:

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#17 Post by Pockets » Mon May 14, 2007 4:11 pm

Tombo wrote:Uh-oh...does this mean I'm turning into a LIT memorabilia geek? :shock:

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Only if you buy TWO copies of the Japanese versions to keep one set in permanently in cellophane for your LiT shrine. You would also need one of those Monseuil Owls and a framed LiT poster signed by both Bill and Scarlett. :P

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#18 Post by Tombo » Mon May 14, 2007 5:52 pm

Pockets wrote:
Tombo wrote:Uh-oh...does this mean I'm turning into a LIT memorabilia geek? :shock:

Tom xx
Only if you buy TWO copies of the Japanese versions to keep one set in permanently in cellophane for your LiT shrine. You would also need one of those Monseuil Owls and a framed LiT poster signed by both Bill and Scarlett. :P
Um...I'm almost afraid to actually admit this...I got a poster of the film signed by Bill,Scarlett,Sofia,Giovanni Ribisi and Anna Faris from ebay... :oops:

More money than sense,as my Dad used to say... :wink:

The funny thing is,I don't plan on actually putting the poster up...I mean,people might think I'm obsessed or something... :shock: :D

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#19 Post by TokyoGirl » Tue May 15, 2007 6:17 am

I just ordered the DVD and CD as well :oops: it looks like us LIT fans are easily lead :D

Other than that I only own a Japanese pressbook and some chirashi posters.
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#20 Post by Tombo » Tue May 15, 2007 11:58 am

Hello TG,

What's a chirashi poster?

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