To compliment the recent acquisition of the new laserdisc player (Read about it here) I've been picking up a few discs to play on it. The first arrivals are a couple of Hong Kong LDs, a real favourite in Herman Yau's Taxi Hunter (Read my review here) and the Donnie Yen starring Heroes among heroes which I've never seen before.
There is something special about laserdiscs, it's so much more fun receiving them rather than a dvd. The covers can be awesome and this is certainly the case with Taxi Hunter. The downside being the fact they are so expensive, both in terms of the cost of the disc and the horrendous shipping charges due to the size and weight of them. Still some things are worth paying for and while they may no longer be cutting edge in terms of picture quality as they once were, in many instances they are still the best available option for Hong Kong movies.
I have a really special package on it's way from France, with a laserdisc I never knew even existed until last week. I really can't wait for it to arrive and pray that it gets here safely!