Friday, January 13, 2012

Mail Call : The Joy Of Hong Kong Laserdiscs


The contents of todays mail call may not look like much, as these laserdiscs are missing their multicoloured sleeves but it was like Christmas all over again this afternoon as I tore into the box to get at them. This package of awesome was sent to me by my good buddy Kingwho? who runs the Bullets over Chinatown blog and co-hosts the This Week In Sleaze podcast. I'd like to take a minute to thank him for his overwhelming generosity in helping me out, without going into too much detail, I'll just say Kingwho?, I salute you.

Now onto the contents of the box, first up is Jacky Cheung in Eddie Fong's The Private Eye Blues.


Next is one of Kingwho?'s own personal favourite movies, Billy Tang's Street of Fury.


Next is another Billy Tang movie, this time Sexy and Dangerous. I'm really looking forward to seeing Francis Ng in this one.


Last but certainly not least, the only movie I've seen before out of the four and a film I've been trying to pick up legitimately since first seeing it, Bosco Lam's The Underground Banker. Now I have the laserdisc it makes me feel all tingly.

2 comments:

Wes M said...

Nice one Mart, a good haul. Just a quick question - what is the image quality of these lasers like? And how would the best looking laser compare with a DVD ?I have a few lasers myself, but I never had a player. I got 'em cos they just look cool...

A hero never dies said...

Wes, In their day nothing could touch them for quality but the video is still analogue, so prone to similar kinds of problems to VHS but at a higher resolution, for example serious problems with the colour red. However a decent laserdisc still looks really good, particularly on a CRT TV, the analogue formats struggle on flat screen TVs. As ever it all depends on the transfer quality of the film. Many audiophiles still insist Lasers have better sound quality than dvds though and yes they are cool!

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