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It’s Heeere!!

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The Handmaiden Special Edition (UK)

I can’t believe it’s already August! Just like that, even before I expected it I came home and this is what greeted me and I was like…Oooh!

But I gotta say, out of all the Special Editions I have got, this is the most lackster of them all! I guess I have to look to the US and see if they have something more…I don’t know, appealing! Seriously, how long can you all glish-speaking persons under-play this movie?!

Like, you did not need to include the two separate cases! There is nothing inside those space-eating things other than a simple disc! Not even a piece of paper can be found in there! Do something damn it!

Well on the bright side, I got re-embossed 9 pounds since the retail is cheaper than the pre-order was. They probably had plans for something grand and got dropped! Seriously, I have a feeling too that the special features are not even subtitled! They had better be because if they are not, why the hell did we have to wait a whole year for the Bluray then?!!

Anyway, replacing the German and French rips with the UK ones now. Will find out soon if there are subs for the extra material (which are also lackster!) Like, they did not even put any effort into this Bluray!

Like, I am disappoint!

Please Plain Archive, save us!


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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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Germany Ain’t Playing Around!

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So, I mentioned that a certain version of The Handmaiden was on the way, well, it’s here and dear Readers, is it grande!!!

Germany went all commando on this one! Not only did they pack a full 5 Discs into the box (BD and DVD versions of the Theatrical and Extended cuts of the movie, and an Extras DVD), but they also managed to pack in the condensed version of the photobook that got released first all those months ago last year! In addition to all that goodness, they also included some cards!

For now, they are the winners but the only reason that they won over Korea was because they had the Blurays, which the Korean version did not have. But that means that Korea will be releasing a Blu-ray version and are probably leaving it up to Plain Archive! You know that release is gonna be bananas!

The Germany version did not win because of the extras because I already own a bigger version of the PB while Korea gave us a completely different PB with their Boxset. France too has a win though, for being the first one to give us a Blu-ray of the Extended Version!

Up next is the English Blu-ray coming in two months! Sadly I do not think that is going to be winning any awards, only if it has extras that are translated. Be it only the Commentary of the Extended Version or the making ofs, whatever they have translated will see a win for them. Really, they better have them translated, otherwise I am giving them a minus for taking so long to release the BDs when they aren’t doing anything productive for it!

Any way, that’s that. Jump over for more photos of this lovely Boxset of The Handmaiden from Germany…

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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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It’s The Age of Yuri II

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53rd Baeksang Arts Awards WINNERS!!

First of all, I have not been active because DIVA (My PC) is fucked! I am in the middle of purchasing parts to upgrade so I won’t be up and running until two weeks out! So these days, when I am desperate, I hit the cafes (didn’t even think they still existed!) but mostly I am on twitter and tumblr on my also old phone (also to be upgraded this weekend).

So yeah, do not worry, if you were ^_^. I am alive and kicking and trying not to die from not having a PC!!

Anyway, this being about Ahgassi, I just had to write about it! The 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards (AKA Korean Golden Globes) just happened and there was not one, or two, but THREE yuri movies that won during the ceremony!

These movies are listed above and as if making up for the shenanigans of the actual Golden Globes, in that they did not even bother to nominate The Handmaiden, my all time favourite movie ever took the night by winning the GRAND PRIZE! That’s right, every other movie ate Ahgassi’s dust!

Looks like Wonder Woman will be a tad bit late to the party because Justice has already been served!

I am so happy that I am not even going to try to think of how Kim Tae-ri did not win Best New Actress this time around after winning everything since The Handmaiden came out, nor the fact that Kim Min-hee did not take the Leading Actress prize! Then again, there would have been complaints I am sure since she is no stranger to winning Best Actress in these Korean Golden Globes! She has in fact won twice already, the first time being for yet another yuri movie – Hellcats AKA I Like It Hot!

Interestingly, and thus making me care even less is that fact that the person that stole Kim Tae-ri’s awards is actually in our next film – Our Love Story! Lee Sang-hee II won the prize for Best New Actress for her role as Yoon-joo in Our Love Story! So really, no reason to complain! Also The Handmaiden basically won the overall prize which you can take as it winning every category!

As for the third and final film, the movie that made me cry and sign in awe at the awesome story progression and surprising performances from such young leads, The World Of Us won Best Screenplay totally validating my fan-gasming over its brilliance or story telling!

See this the rest of the world? Get to it already! Japan, France, Thailand, everyone else, give us our yuri movies, good yuri movies, that have good endings! No more beating around the bush and getting cold feet…

See you in a few…