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[Pics] Ahgassi PB GET!

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Okay, firstly, I wish to thank the lovely readers who have been keeping me up to date with this movie. I am really very grateful. Please do not hesitate to share if you find something. If I haven’t posted about it, chances are 0.9999998 that I have not come across it yet.

Another thing I wish to say, as I get this question a lot so i decided to add it in a post, if you are wondering what episode it is that I have blogged about, please look at the caps. I always name the images so that you can see what episode the caps are from. Simply hovering your mouse over an image, opening it in a different browser and looking at the address bar or page title will tell you the image name.

The image names have the episode numbers and/or dates.

Now with that out of the way, about the Photobook. Un-fortunately, or fortunately, the PB is just that – a Photobook for the movie. Therefore it doesn’t do Fan-service and as such, the only images in there with Kim Min-hee and Kim Tae-ri alone together are just those two you see up there.

Maybe it’s because this was Park Chan-wook’s own images? But he did say in the book before hand that it would contain images that were not specifically from the movie. Images from post production all the way back in 2013 (Yes, this movie has been in development for over three years!) and so most images are about scenery and stuff like that.

Oh well, I am not disappointed because I did not have high hopes for this. But it is connected to Ahgassi, so of course I am going to collect it.

First battle is won with this. The other two are going to be torture! Next is the OST and then in my old age (feels like I am going to wait for forever) that Blu-ray will be mine!

Kekekeke!

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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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[Ahgassi] So, This is What Faith Is!

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If you will excuse me, I would like to say a prayer from the Holy Book that I just bought. Literally, today!

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“Believe and Thau Shall Be Enlightened”

That’s right! I just bought yet another copy of Fingersmith, only this time it is the Hardcover version! Why? Well…Today I sat two finals and I was feeling pretty great so I decided to drop into the cinema to see Civil War. The thing is, the movie was a ways off for the IMAX version and I didn’t feel like going home and then coming back to the cinema so I figured that I could spend the time reading something. But then I found out that I had left my Fingersmith copy at home!

What do? Well, I have money and lots of time going shopping so to the nearest Bookstore I went. Looked around, went into the gifts section and there I found a Hardcover version of Fingersmith! All plans for a different book went out the window, because not only was this a hard cover, but it was also the old and best cover with those lovely signature Maud’s gloves!

So happy was I that in the cinema I went right back to the first page! only got to Gentleman just arriving to Lant Street (Sue’s home) then I had to go to the movie! The feeling that I felt seeing this cover, on a hard back made me think that this was my Book of Faith now.

So imagine my shock when I get home to find that there is another video! a video much longer than the ones that have come before. A video that introduces us to the characters. A video that gives us scenes we have not seen before!

Yeah~

This week, these past few days have been heavenly! Awesome things are happening to Yukirin, FINALLY! And then there is this – A movie that is promising to be my favourite movie of all time until the end of time (my time)!

These days are just too good to be true! And what’s even weirder is the fact that I don’t have any bad feelings about that fact. Usually when things are too good to be true, I get a fore bonding feeling and it always comes true (See early last year and the year before that) but not this time! And I don’t think my yuri-powers are failing me.I can’t explain it but believe me on this one, please.

I have included MF zip for the combined videos we have so far in glorious Full HD obviously, because anyone who still deals in SD in this day and age deserves to be executed!!

In those vids BTW, there is a subbed trailer and I better warn you that I completely ignored the names they decided on the characters! I don’t know if they are real or if it is a translation error but ‘Hideko’?! NO, Just NO! I will stick with the original character names, thank you very much!

Anyway, about those new scenes…(PS: Thank you so much for the heads up whatever)

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[Ahgassi] Dear Readers, See U At The Crossroad

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An English Trailer just dropped and OMFG, I just can’t right now!

This scene is of course straight out of the pages of the book. Look at that fake innocence (Not a spoiler since the trailers now give things away) on Maud’s face!! Totally screams that incredible scene in the book! You know which it is. It was the____ and the ____ that they _____ _____.

From what I am gathering in the trailers, Mr Park is just going to fill in the blanks that the book left out due to their intensity. We were told only that Maud ‘entertained’ her Uncle’s Gentlemen friends, but apart from reading books, we were pretty kept in the dark. We never knew what RFR was up to while we were with the girls at Briar seeing as the story was told from their POVs. So I understand that this movie overs those POVs we never got to know in the book, and I love it!

I mean this means that we get to enjoy Maud and Sue’s story from yet another perspective! How cool is that?! A love story told from three different perspectives! Never in the history of fiction and entertainment has that ever happened!

And I thought Fingersmith was legendary from just two perspectives!

And hopefully, this will shave off some worry most people seem to have thinking that The Handmaid/Ahgassi/The Handmaiden (How many titles does this movie have!?!) will not have yuri! Yeah, I don’t know why they think that despite what evidence we have in trailers and other promo material. All the director said was that he would focus more on RFR! He was the third most important character and I have to agree (even if it pains me to) that he was kinda, given the boot in the book. I mean I was happy he was not around but still, thinking of how he was essentially the one responsible for bringing Sue and Maud together, a little more screen time wouldn’t hurt. Anyway, his fate still awaits him so…

Buuuuut back to this new Alternate English Cannes version of the trailer…

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[Pics] Dear Awesome One Up There

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Please oh please save me!!!!!

I just can’t handle this anymore! Waiting for this movie is going to be the worst torture I will ever go through. I know this for a fact! A Girl at My Door wait? Irrelevant!

I am also glad to mention that the award for the Best Reader Of The Year, has already been given away to Marcello, for bringing these new images release to my attention. Have been focusing on my project and since I did just check the usual sites for more about this movie just last weekend, well, I did not think new things would drop so soon.

I was awesomely mistaken. Leave it to Fingersmith to do this!

So, I went hunting and I found the other images with the other characters (after the jump) and when I calmed down enough to contain my ecstasy (no other word for this), I was even more blown away by the simple fact that from the posters alone, every character is already 100% spot on! To those who read the books these images are very spoilery to tell the truth because of how perfect the actors portray each characters’ traits just simply from the images!

It’s MADNESS!

You have that bastard Gentleman looking just like the ass that he is. Then you have the Uncle who is very possessive of his niece Maud despite the way he treats her (or treated her in her younger life). Then there the complex characters that are our two lovely leads in Maud and Sue! Seriously, even from the covers one still can’t place them and that includes me too! Seeing as I am one that has read the book countless times already and will soon after my project, this is a real testament to how spectacular this story and the two’s relationship is!

Just…

And yes, if you were here years back when I posted about the Reads of the Shelf, you might remember that the Fingersmith copy I have had all these years was the one with the Gloves. The one above is obvious different. This new edition is the UK version. In the US I think they still have the gloves, albeit with different design.

So, why the different book? Well, I am hopeless when it comes to Fingersmith so I decided to go out and just buy another copy, to make the experience some what fresh in waiting for this movie!

Yes, this is a book that was released in 2002 and yet it costs almost 30% more than it did about five years ago (when I bought the second Hard Cover copy). But do I give a tic? Let’s just say I would have bought it even if it cost 100 more!

Fingersmith and this movie I tell you dear Readers…

Any who, jump over for a few more pics…

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