Straw Hat Pirate
I have the Criterion release of Seven Samurai, so I can't comment on the BFI release other than that I've heard the PQ is inferior. If you're willing to accept that, then I'd probably go for the whole Kurosawa Samurai Collection. Kurosawa's Ran is also available on Blu-Ray.Didn't notice there was a Asian Cinema thread here! I though I might get in on it, some of you may have noticed I like Jackie Chan and Hong Kong movies. But I do have som questions. I recently got into older Japanese movies, I've watched about an hour of Seven Samurai, and want to watch the rest on blu-ray.
Is the UK version okay to get? - I don't watch extras, so the Criterion version seems a bit unnecessary to me, since it's has just a bit better PQ.
And there are some others I want to get, but don't know if they are must haves:
A Touch of Zen (not JP)
Dragon Inn (not JP)
What are your thoughts on those? - I would like to get the UK versions, as it seems a few of them have better PQ than Criterion.
Also my brother is actually making custom Asian Cinema Collection blu-ray covers, let me know if you would like to see them!
Those four films are all must haves. As are quite a lot of the Asian films released by Masters of Cinema and Arrow to be honest.