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The Handmaiden Bluray [PA Ver]

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Took them only about a month to arrive but hey, all good things are worth waiting for, right?

So then, how is the best ever version of the Blurays you will ever get for the Handmaiden? Well, it could have been better, way better, by first of all including an English version of the storyboard and finally adding in the script too. But really, it is still the best version of The Handmaiden you will ever get…until Plain Archive does the thing it does with big titles where they keep releasing better versions that is!

Kind of hurts though that the storyboard, the COMPLETE storyboard, was only in Korean! It’s kind of like a cave man being given 2 billion bucks! He has it but it is kind of no value to him! Okay, maybe crude comparison and while I don’t understand a lick of written Korean, there are still illustrations that tell the story anyway and I great value in it!

Kind of surprised though that almost every scene in the storyboard is in the movie – the extended version of course. I guess there really was no 3 hour version of the movie. 

Anyway, I bought the mega pack which contained all three variations of the release! The first one is this one that contains the holy bible of the movie, aka, the complete storyboard! The discs are encased in a really awesome looking steel-book! The outer cover of which has Hideko chasing Sook-hee out of her room (after slapping her).

The second one also has the discs enclosed in the same styled steel-book but instead of the storyboard, it has a collection of covers and posters from all corners of the world. There is really some creative covers in there!

The last one of the pack is a fold-in casing which is also not to sneeze at! These pictures do not do the actual products justice as I took them at night inside with unnatural light. It has a small booklet with photos and a review from Time Magazine by Stephanie. The cover of the booklet looks really elegant with its golden patterns!

As for the data itself, there are three discs in each version; The Theatrical Cut, The Extended Cut and The Extra Features! The extras are a cool 141 minutes, which is almost the same length of the movie itself, and I am of course talking about The Extended Cut! Best believe it I am about to watch it and see what more I can get from this already bestest lesbian movie in existence!

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Ja

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So, You Think You Love THE HANDMAIDEN

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That’s Cute…

And I am not even done yet!

There’s still a lot missing from my collection including the Japanese Version, Taiwan Version, the American Version and so many others from the looks of that special arts book that came with my #PlainArchive purchase, which showcases all the covers and posters of The HANDMAIDEN from around the world!

I gotta catch’em all!

Now dear Reader, that is love for THE HANDMAIDEN!

Ja


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Vid – Gravity of Love [Hideko/Sook-hee]

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Sorry to keep you waiting!

It begins…

Seeing as this song is one of the Top 3 lesbian video songs (seriously, you can’t call yourself a yuri video maker if you haven’t used either of these songs: Gravity of Love, Everything She Said and Bring Me To Life!)

Obviously, if I was going to use one of them, especially Enigma’s Gravity of Love, then it had to be for a special fandom! And really, The HANDMAIDEN is the holy grail of Lesbian movies!

It is THE lesbian Movie!

Which made it nigh impossible to try and make a somewhat PG video of it >.<

Anyway, enjoy!


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A Welcome back present?

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Took its sweet time but my Plain Archive DVD of MOON YOUNG just arrived, right when I was about to contact them telling them that my purchase is taking a unusually long time to arrive.

This was shipped weeks ago, even the Bluray I bought after it, the SIFF 2016 one already arrived but this was nowhere to be seen. Oh well, not like I would have been able to do anything with it. My DIVA was down for the count and just recently got fixed so it is almost like someone up there was saving me the pain of having the DVD but not being able to watch it. Needless to say after this I am totally watching it.

And since every time I see Kim Tae-ri I want to re-watch The Handmaiden, you know what is going down tonight! And with that I say bye to thee…

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MOON YOUNG Out For Pre-order

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I can already hear those who do not know about this movie asking: Yes, yes, we know it is Kim Tae-ri and that is all well and good but IS IT YURI? Well dear kind Reader, Kim Tae-ri DOES KISS A WOMAN in the movie and there is jellies thrown around so…

Oops, spoilers? Sorry about that. But really, this movie is way too old now. I knew about it before I even knew about Kim Tae-ri or even The Handmaiden! That’s right, way back in 2015 I watched this movie, or tried to but I never finished it and thus did not see KISS that definitely would have won it a blog post.

yeah, before she blew up with her role as Sook-hee, Kim was already out and about kissing older women and we did not even know about it!

For shame really.

You betcha though that I immediately went looking for that movie and it was hard because what I found available was shit quality. The video got funky towards the end so I had to hunt down the original that was released way back then and thankfully I found it.

And now that there are English subtitles coming out way, you can bet it is going to be written about. Makes sense to do this before The Handmaiden.

Seriously though, just look at her. She was so young then. I wonder when this short movie was actually shot. I don’t think it was in 2015.

Anyway, already got my copy so thank you Plain Archive. Though, A Blu-ray would have been much more appreciated!

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[Ahgassi] Nothing is Impossible

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2016 Critics Poll

Best Film. Best Director. Best Screenplay. Best Soundtrack. Best Cinematography. Best Editing. Best…

Best, best, best!!!

All won by The Handmaiden!

This movie does wonders for me! Making me see eye to eye with the critics for the very first (and probably last time) is one such wonder!

The Oscars sure were lucky this year. They were lucky The Handmaiden wasn’t in the running! That would have been one unfair fight!

I love this movie!


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[Pics] Ahgassi KR Sp PB

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So, the Korean version of The Handmaiden released as the 3Disc DVD set had a special photobook that was completely different from the one that was sold separately and released Q3 last year.

Though I guess the last one was less about was we would expect from a PB because it was more like some tid-bit info on locations and such about the movie from the director himself. This one is the one you would expect and while I was a little disappointed with the first one, this was took all my disappointments away because it is so good. It has both photos of scenes from the movie and those you haven’t seen too.

And don’t get me started on that cover! Just when you thought this movie couldn’t possibly get any gayer!!! And as such, while I would have a bunch of pics here before the jump, this time the cover deserves all the attention because it is that grand! But even with that awesomeness, even as they did not have to, the back cover even goes a step farther by zooming out and showing us the faces of our girls, like anyone had any doubt as to who were these two people holding hands!

Anywho, you can just download the zip from MF or jump ahead and get the ones you want…But before I go, I wish to express the unfairness of it all that Kim Min-hee did not get all the awards possible for her lead role in The Handmaiden! Seriously, she was beyond acting in this movie. if you have seen her previous roles and know her true personality, you have to realise what an incredible job she did as Izumi Hideko! Seriously, so sad and so unfair!

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