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Fan-girl-ness continues

Does anyone know where I can get my grubby paws on a copy of the Japanese film "Gohatto" (or "Taboo" in english), with english subs? Any DVD region is okay. It was on SBS last night, and my GOD it was ace. I want it. Want it, I say. Any ideas? Is it possible that niki_chan could nab me a copy before she heads home?

Green fan-girl Becka needs bishi, badly.

the bishi in question


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Apr. 30th, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC)
Try Initial D
There's a store on Russell St in the city named Initial D, between Lonsdale and Little Bourke, called Initial D that specialises in importing Asian DVDs of all sort - anima, movies, music vids, karaoke. If it's on DVD they'll have it or can get it, and prices are pretty reasonable (about the same as local releases)
Apr. 30th, 2003 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Try Initial D
Excellent - I had completely forgotten about Initial D. Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
Apr. 30th, 2003 07:19 pm (UTC)
You were on my "I wonder if 'x' is watching this" list. I caught the tail end of it after usual RP'ing session. Looked good. Had Beat Takeshi, which can only be a good thing. :)
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
Any excuse to see really, really bishi guys waving swords around. That, and the Shinsen-gumi kick ass. Ah, who the hell am I kidding, it's all about the bishi.
Apr. 30th, 2003 08:35 pm (UTC)
Maybe they're born with it, maybe it's bishounen.
Didn't quite get what the shinsen-gumi were, kinda military police?
May. 1st, 2003 12:18 am (UTC)
I watched it with a bunch of Nova teachers. One of them bought it on Amazon thinking it was a swashbuckling samurai movie. Then they started taking their clothes off. It was all a little embarrassing, because most Nova teachers are pretty damn normal and hence pretty damn homophobic.

But! it had three of my favourite actors in it so I'm not complaining.

Lemme know if you still want me to buy it for you.
May. 1st, 2003 02:24 am (UTC)

approximately A$52

in stock now, PAL, R2, Widescreen, Japanese with English subtitles

I have an account with Blackstar if it helps, it usually takes about 2-4 weeks for a shippment to arrive
May. 1st, 2003 04:29 pm (UTC)
Today I'm going to swing by Initial D to see if they have a copy on shelf. If not, I will probably use Jye's credit-card-fu to nab me a copy over the magic of the internet. We'll see how things go. Because my fan-girl-ness knows no bounds, and bishi guys rock my world.
May. 2nd, 2003 01:15 am (UTC)
Gohatto - go!
Becka! If you find it let me know, as I have *not* been able to stop raving about that since it was on. Awesome film, and I *need* a copy. NEED. ONE. I liked it as much as Sanjuro, which is really saying something. Mostly for crap Japanese art-geek reasons. (It followed a lot of the same rules of story-telling as 12th-century emaki scrolls - text then image, always dwelling on the moment before climactic action, more so than the moment itself, all sorts of lovely framing techniques I recognised from 800 years ago, set in the period when the 12thC technique was resurrected. I was agog and drooling). And a cherry tree wreathed in glowy Asian-cinema light. Hurrah! Oh, also, young Matsuda Ryuhei was *awf'lly* nice - the first person I've ever seen who looks literally and unrealistically as if Amano drew him. Even his hair. I'm so glad you saw the film too. Now we have something else to gush about when we manage to catch up.:)
May. 2nd, 2003 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: Gohatto - go!
Blarg. Reading the review, just found out that the music I'd been raving about in Gohatto was by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Another reason to love the film. Did I ever tell you how I met him?
May. 4th, 2003 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Gohatto - go!
No you didn't, but I'd like to hear it. I managed to pick up a copy of the ST from JB a few months ago (because I am one of those sad, pathetic folk who buys STs to movies they have not yet seen).

Initial D didn't have a copy, so I am planning on importing one in the next few weeks (along with some other stuff with Jye and his credit-card-fu). You're most welcome to borrow/pir... I mean, privateer a copy of mine if and when I get it.
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