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[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…


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[Pics/Ahgassi]Anyone Know Where to Buy a Tardis?

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Because I need it to travel through time and space right to the Cannes Screening (Because it was the first and has subs, hello!). And then I would travel right back to the beginning of the film over and over and over and I wouldn’t even care what effects I would make to the stupid Universe!

Homura taught me what the words ‘do whatever it takes’ mean!

But since I don’t have a Tardis, I am reduced to sitting here and feeling all levels of jellies almost as equal to our protag’s own…

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Sook-hee’s jellies could feed the whole India, for centuries!

Seriously, if you are there great One, please snap your fingers so that when I wake up tomorrow and have  look at the Cineworld App I will find ‘The Handmaiden’ in the listings. Please…

While I wait for miracles, here are 500 or so pics (Sadly no time to nicely present so…sorry about that)…

A Huge ‘thank you’ to all those who created the fan art, gave us the screening pics of our girls Kim Min-hee and Kim Tae-ri and spent time to edit some of the official pics.

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[Ahgassi]It’s Confirmed – God Is On My Side!

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Dear Readers, what is happening?! Please, someone tell me! Is this all the luck that was missing the latter half of last year? Is it all accumulating to this one focal point in my entire existence? This is the moment! This right here, this very year, is going down in my history as the moment that I shall never forget, along with the very moment that I get to own this movie and watch it for the very first time! Those moments are never ever going to be forgotten! I am going to take a photo of me tomorrow, sign it with this movie’s title, frame it, and put it in my will to be buried alongside me when I go!

Has anybody ever been this crazy about something? I think not! So please, do bear with me with all this Ahgassi related posts! I won’t be mad at you if you decide to leave and never come back until a year later when I have finally watched the movie! That is how much this movie means to be! That is how much Fingersmith means to me!

Where to even begin, as far as the subject of this post is concerned? Anyhow, I was out getting from work, on the bus, too tired my eyes gluing the eyelids together from lack of energy, when I see a notif about a comment from another of my lovely, lovely, Readers – Jennyshinvi (you Goddess!)letting me know that there might just be a new video that I have not watched!

I visited the youtube link…This was six hour ago! I feel like I just woke up! I have literally watched the new preview of the Official Music Video of the Ahgassi, more than 45 times since then!!!

OMG! It’s so good! The MV! The Music! Everything is Oh So Good! I am not just being a fangirl! This is legit and you will see after the jump when you watch the video yourselves (if you have not already!)!

I don’t believe this but this movie might actually beat the actual book! From the very little I have seen, especially of Sue’s view, the book’s only let-down was how un-romantic Sue’s (the first arc) POV was! You had to be a deep thinker, looking beyond the layers and with some experience in the power of goggles to catch the feelings in certain scenes in the book and this was intentional because Sue was innocent that way, in that though she grew up in London, she was real pure at the core. They had sheltered her from the worst of the world so she lacked expression of her feelings. This was part of her character as we see when we get to Maud’s Arc and POV!

The movie wins in that department because now we get to actually see what happened and clearly catch the Sue’s emotions from her actions, physical expressions and that is almost tens of times better than the book in that regard! I have already seen this in the movie and it is already a winner! Mr Park Chan-Wook was the perfect pick to adapt this challenging book and he pulled it off!

Other than that, I am not attacking anyone but I find it funny that while almost every one was flipping their hats when the movie was announced thinking that the gay was in jeopardy, the exact opposite seems to be happening! The Director actually added in more gayness! That’s right, Fingersmith is gayer in this movie than in the book! I have already seen multiple scenes that were altered from the book, only in the positive light, in that they were made gayer!

Examples include, from this very video, the boat scene – In the book, Sue wanted so bad to hold Maud but she dared not because of what awaited them and because of RFR. Here instead, and with a twist, Maud reaches out to intertwine their fingers (Heart-rate Intensifies!)! it is Maud, the last person you expected to do it, doing it here! Oh My Goodness gracious!

The other example is THAT FRIKKIN BATH SCENE! Jesus! And here I thought I had seen all there was to see about that scene, and that only what was left was Maud’s POV! OMG is this it? That tooth scene was not that at all gay in the book! Not even close! First of all Sue was not aware at all what was going on! Maud too was not truly comprehending the feelings within her at that moment. There was no Sue holding Maud’s head like that! it was not in the bath, as I said before, a bath that Sue seems to be joining in one of the trailers! Sue and Maud never, ever shared a bath in the book!!!! But that is not even the point! The point is about that moment where Maud caresses Sue’s elbow! That is so not in the book! And that is so so GAY! So is Sue’s reaction to the caress!

Oh Jesus dear Readers, I think this movie is going to be the end all be all for me! From now on, every movie to cross my path will be judged based on this movie!

And another last but most definitely not least example of scene changes, is that last shot we see in this Music Video with the two running off into the distance! that did so not happen in the book! Could it be the actual ending or perhaps one of Maud’s dreams?

Someone please give me this movie now! I will do anything! You hear me? I will do anything!

God is so good to me right now! And the reason why I decided on that title is because of the Soundtrack! The OST cover to be precise! It was just a day ago, literally a day ago, that I wished that the DVD covers would be based on those two posters of Maud and Sue (Hideko and Sook-hee) and now…Look at it! Look at that OST cover! If experience has taught me anything it is that OST and DVD covers are never that hugely different! We have Sue on the OST Cover taking front so is it really that un-fathomable to think that the DVD (Oh God please make it Blu-ray) cover will be the Maud version? No it isn’t!!

Literally, my wish just got (semi) granted!

THANK YOU LORD!

Speaking of the OST, I have had the song on full repeat as I write this post! That’s right, a full version of the song is already online (Blessed Internetz) and my God! I haven’t wanted a Korean Soundtrack this bad since Voice Letter! What are you slacking off for Korea, get to selling this already! Let us have something to keep us going until the movie comes to us!

Seriously, the song is so good, so perfect for the movie’s story that I cried. I literally cried watching this video the first few times. I listened to the song, thought of the story of Fingersmith and I just cried! I don’t understand a word in the lyrics but the music just fits the story so perfectly that I just felt it in my bones! The power of music dear Readers, the power of music!

What is going to happen to me when I finally know what the lyrics mean? I better prepare the bed to watch this while I am laying down because I know I am going to need my comfortable blankets to protect my poor being!

It’s like, 4 in the morning so I better leg it. Jump over for the gifs galore and the video…

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[Ahgassi / Pics] Praised be to Everything!

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And to you too my lovely Readers, today especially to Anon Korean, who just gave me possibly, the greatest news for the next couple of months! And that is…

There’s gonna be a Blu-Ray and it is over 3hrs long!

Dear Readers, my life’s mission is complete! I have read a couple of home-base reviews (via google translate) and those under 8/10 think the movie is worth awards…They gave it a 7 or less yet think it is still worth awards! Other casual viewers were 10/10 – 8. Let me know of more about this dear Anon Korean but it is safe to say that Mr Park Chan-Wook might just have done the book justice!

The words justice in the context of adaptation and Fingersmith should not be uttered within the same space and yet, here I am!

Over 3 hours of Blu-Ray (Hopefully 4K) Fingersmith goodness! Please slap me and wake me up from this too-good-to-be-true dream! If I remember correctly the theatrical cut is 2h45m meaning there is gonna be 18 minutes of extra cream and strawberry goodness on top of that already heavenly delicious cake!

Someone please freeze me and wake me up when this Blu-Ray is out! Dear Mr Freeze, if you can hear me, I volunteer to be used in your experiments to save your wife!

Oh Lord, my shelf is going to be so precious in the near future with all these great movies on it. Now if Taiwan would release a re-mastered version of Spider Lilies in Blu-Ray, I would sacrifice the rest of my life to do the Lord’s work, for I don’t need no-thing more in this world!

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I hope they use these images for the DVD/Blu-Ray covers. They totally remind me of the covers for the Taiwanese version of ‘Painter of the Wind’ TV series Box set which looked something like this…

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Once again thank you very much Anonymous Korean. Please do share more info in the future about this movie (Like where Blu-rays are listed or like where Blu-rays are listed, or like where the Blu-rays are listed!).

Good night dear Readers, but before I leave, some pics…

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