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H’ya Everyone. Been a while

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Hi all, it’s been so long! Reason? Well, if you were following me on twitter, you know but the reason is that I was avoiding anything that would have taken my enjoyment of Wonder Woman away and also I had probs with my PC. Yes, I am talking about the new movie that just came out last weekend.

It’s been covert but most of you probably can tell I am a huge DCEU fan. After what happened with the first three movies, even though I enjoyed them all, I can’t deny that my first viewings were ruined by what was going on through my mind, as a result of me reading all the reviews, reactions and posts about said movies before  I got the chance to watch them myself.

It took me three viewings to finally start enjoying BvS on my own terms because all I saw were the flaws that people had pointed out and that took a lot out of it. Eventually of course I got over it but the sour taste still remains. I wanted to enjoy those movies the first time with the rest but alas.

And so for Wonder Woman, I decided to hide away from the interwebs as much as I could. It was hard but I managed it and I have never been so glad! Yesterday was my 5th and final viewing of Wonder Woman but as for what I thought about it, that is for another post.

For now I am just letting you know I am back and sharing some of the SWAG I got in these past few weeks while away. Other than this, a lot of other great things happened in this period. My birthday happened, a 7 year old ship finally delivered the good for all involved, making my forever happy I stuck with them all through these challenging seasons, yuri is everywhere, seriously, a lot of things happened while I was in hiding. Hopefully I get to write about all of them!

Anyway, jump over for pics of the interesting of SWAG I got. As for DIVA, I just replaced the parts that died but I am planning on a full upgrade soon. I also grabbed a new camera (see twitter) that I used to grab these pics. Yes, my S8 camera is not bad but come on! A phone camera is still a phone camera. Or maybe it was because I got hooked on cameras after re-watching the Pang brothers’ ‘Ab-normal Beauty’ (We need to talk about this BTW)? I don’t know.

The collection includes my very first Plain Archive purchase The Silenced Blu-ray, The special 2disc French Handmaiden Blu-ray, the Korean 3Disc Handmaiden DVD, and the Netherlands 2Disc Fingersmith DVD. The Germany version of Handmaiden is on the way and the English version of the Special Extended Blu-ray coming in Aug is already on pre-order.

You all know what this means, right? Why I have all medium of The Handmaiden? Well, you will soon find out!

For now, it is great to be back. So jump over for the pics of what comes in these lovely boxsets…
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[Ahgassi] God is in Heaven, All is Right With the World!

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Oh God, the happiness! The happinessssss! I am so very happy dear Readers! Oh my Lord! I love this movie so very much! I love everything about it! Nothing, and I mean nothing, has been a let down for me when it comes to The Handmaiden! Everything is just so perfect! So perfect I decided to but everything related to this movie! I don’t care that I don’t understand the language the good are in (I am looking at you Script Book), and I don’t care how much I need to dish out (bought four versions of the OST just to get the two above posters), this movie deserves everything after making me so damn happy!

And so today here comes the second swag of Ahgassi (the first being the Photobook). And my God, I feel like I just upgraded to  higher plane of happiness than the one I was in before. And I thought I wouldn’t be more happier when it came to this movie! I was so wrong.

I had my doubts! Actually, as I opened up the box, my happiness plummeted quite a bit because there was only one poster holder. I was like – A_ah, I knew it! They would only give me one poster per purchase, doesn’t matter if I bought both the Hideo and Sook-hee version of the CD. It never even occurred to me that there might be more than one poster inside!

There were two posters inside! And you already know which ones!!! Like, how even?!! Let me tell you now, I am never lucky in things like this that require chance! I bought four version (other two from YesAsia) because I wanted to increase my chances! Well dear Readers, it looks like I don’t even need the YesAsia CDs anymore! In one hit, I got all the posters I wanted! In one hit…I don’t believe it!

I can only think this is because of The Handmaiden! This movie has been so good to me that it has even now increased my luck! Like, how am I supposed to love Ahgassi even more?! I already love it like no other!

With the posters, of course came the two CDs – The Hideo ver (with Sook-hee on the Disc) and the Sook-hee version (with Hideko on the Disc). The version sold on itunes store is of course the Hideko ver (as seen by the Sook-hee image used).

The other good that came with is the Script Book for the movie. As expected it is in the original languages only. By that I mean Japanese and Korean of course. But I am pretty sure that we will be seeing an English ver later on, especially after the movie hits English theatres from September and more hearts are stolen by The Handmaiden! For now I can only guess scenes from the Japanese, like the scene I took the photo of. That is the Scene where Sook-hee barfs at The Count’s attempt at seducing Hideko during the fruit painting lessons in the living room.

As for the OSTs, you already know what I am going to say in regards to the music – perfection! I have had the CD (Sook-hee vers since I have Hideko ver on Digital) playing all the day non-stop since I got the goods! It is oh so good! So good that I did not even bother skipping those lewd tracks as well even with other people in the house, because IIDGAF!

Ah, those tracks I am talking about are the ones with the sounds of Hideko and Sook-hee during that last sex scene with the bells! Yep, that is a track on the OST! Just pure sexy sounds that maybe anyone who hasn’t seen the movie would not know what they are doing! I mean, they are hearing bells, what could they possibly be doing with bells? (heh)

The music is just so good! And continuing on the awesomeness that this movie already is, they gave musicians a present out there by including sheet music for some of the songs so they can play themselves! Like, how not to love that!

To the less educated, there are lyrics (in Korean of course) and some pics in the booklet! They have everyone covered!

As for differences, I am sure there is something different from the Hideko ver as opposed to the Sook-hee version (other than the visible of course) so I will just keep on searching for them.

Meanwhile, I am still listening to this soundtrack and have already found my favourites, while I decide what to do with the yesAsia purchase. I don’t need it but the orders (yes, two of them) are already on their way here. I wonder if I can return them and get a refund? I will maybe wait and see what posters I get. If I got the 3P one, I will keep them. Otherwise, they are returning!

As for my favourite tracks:

  1. My Tamako, My Sook-hee (Track 31)
  2. The Footsteps of My Dear Love / Imi Oneun Sori (Track 38)
  3. Wedding (Track 18)
  4. The Tree From Mount Fuji (Track 01)
  5. You’re My Baby Miss (Track 07)
  6. Four Small Silver Balls (Track 36) <- DON’T SAY A WORD!!!!

I love The Handmaiden. I love Ahgassi!

My Ahgassi, My Handmaiden!

Good night!


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[Ahgassi] A Huge Round of Applause!!

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For Winning Best Actress and Best Female New Comer of the Year!
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Like, I don’t mean to brag but I so saw that coming!

Kim Min-hee was the one who won Best Actress and Tae-ri Best New Comer, in case anyone was remotely confused.

Sadly, Park Chan-wook couldn’t join them in winnings as best Director (That went to the director of The Wailing). The Handmaiden already snabbed the Cannes Prize for Technical Design (A first in its category I hear) and I am pretty sure the Music Score will win something too.

Could the movie win Best Movie sometime this year or next? I am sure it will, even though Park Chan-wook not taking Best Director is kind of discouraging. But really, what we have got is cause for much celebration! An R rated movie taking awards with both our lead Ladies winning is nothing to sneeze at!!

I haven’t felt this great since the 2008 CBS Drama awards when Moon Geun-young and Moon Chae-won shocked the world by winning Best Couple for their roles as Yun-bok and  Jeong-hyang in my favourite drama of all time – Painter of The Wind!

Now then, to wait for the Director’s Cut, that should be out by the end of today, if all goes according to plan! Not that I am ready for it. I still can’t handle the ‘normal’ version. There is no way I can handle the Director’s Cut!

Any way, night!


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[Ahgassi] No Mercy From this Movie!!!

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  • 10th – The Handmaiden Director’s Cut unleashed on demand!
  • 13th – The Handmaiden Script Book on sale!
  • 30th – The Handmaiden OST on sale!
  • **** – The Handmaiden Heavenly Edition Bluray/DVD on sale!
  • Dec – The Handmaiden Making Of Book on sale!

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The dates might be off by a bit, or so the source (that shan’t be named due to NDA) said. Like, I don’t even! What do?! I haven’t even reached to half-way through the theatrical release and now this?!!

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On the bright side, my wallet is ready for this. It was the day I was born! Nay, it was created for this very moment! Here is to hoping I survive this!

See ya

 


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[Ahgassi] That Soundtrack Tho!!

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We have been focusing on the yuri aspect of this all this time but haven’t really gotten around to appreciating the other great things about this movie, like designs, cinematography or even the music!!! The music for this movie, dear Lord!

Okay Korea I am disappoint! Where is the soundtrack for this movie!?! Soundtracks are supposed to be released on the day the movie hits cinemas and The Handmaiden has ben out for two months already now and yet no CDs listed anywhere! What gives?!!

Thankfully the internet exists and where there is internet there is everything so of course we have some songs of the soundtrack either leaked or re-created by the hard-core fans of this movie.

I have gotten a chance to come across a few and I love them all so much. The favourite of course being the theme that plays during ‘The Escape’. This is titled ‘Teaser2’ and has another, clearer variation in  ‘Teaser4’. It is so soothing to the point of reducing me to tears. it caresses my very soul! I love it so much.

The next is the one you have probably heard in that official video by Gain and Min-seo. Actually if play-count was the basis of favourite this song would be my favourite because the play count on both my phone and PC amounts in the hundreds already. Once I play it I can’t help rewinding right away. it is just soo good!!

Where is my full soundtrack South Korea?!! I want it!! I want to listen to the other great tracks in this movie. Come on, do it! This is already looking to take over Whispering Corridors 4 ~ Voice Letter’s OST as my favourite yuri Soundtrack.


[Ahgassi] To Our Friends in the US

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Be happy, be very happy. You are getting to watch The Handmaiden in theatres from October 14th thanks to magnolia studios. You will get to experience this movie in all its 100% quality glory with the best English subtitles possible so I am feeling kind of jealous here. You better go and watch it and let us know what the big screen experience feels like.

The official trailer is out (still the stylish one) and to those who have managed to resist watching the online leaks, a word of warning before going into the cinema…

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Buy very little popcorn because as soon as the movie starts, you will probably forget about it. Also make sure that you are ‘dressed for the occasion’ otherwise…hehehe…


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[Ahgassi] REJOICE!!!!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to direct your attention to

ENGLISH SUBS FOR AHGASSI

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God is in Heaven and all is right with the world and one of the Lord’s messengers is you Marcelle. Thank you again for sharing the subs. Thank you!

That’s right, we have subtitles for The Handmaiden! Now sure from a quick test they are not perfect but we are beggars when it comes to this movie and we take whatever is given to us and in a few months we will have subtitles from over 175 countries so really, we are covered either way!

And I already said this on twitter but I am going to buy all Eng versions of this movie! Every country that releases a Bluray of Ahgassi, I am getting that Bluray! So if anyone will still want the greatest subs, I will have them!

I mean it, okay? If all 175 countries release Blurays of Ahgassi and I can buy them and get them shipped to Ireland, I am getting all 175 Blurays! I am serious! I will post the journey with pics here. You just wait! I am gonna have a shelf filled with all kinds of Ahgassi Blurays!

That’s how much this movie means to me!

Now, if you will excuse me, time to re-start once again and let’s see how far I can get in a day now that I will understand almost everything.

Till then…