Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

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cowboydan
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#376 Post by cowboydan » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:43 pm


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DeprongMori
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#377 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:13 am

So, what’s the longest anyone has had to wait for a delivery from Hong Kong Rescue? I’ve only ordered once before, and I think it was delivered in about 2-3 months (no pre-orders),

This time it will be five months next week — again, no pre-orders — and no delivery and no response to email queries to either his personal email or the support email. Although I’m not in a rush, five months with no response seems a bit extreme. As I was happy with the results of the first two titles I ordered, this time I ordered four. Probably a mistake.

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feihong
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#378 Post by feihong » Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:20 am

All the e-mails the guy has sent in the last 6 months have mentioned shortages of materials he uses, like the cases for the discs. The last few messages have been about making discs and shipping them, so something is probably moving, and I imagine that might have been the reason for the longer-than-usual delay.

I have not received The Killer, and I was on it right when it debuted. Luckily, the download option proved to be pretty helpful there. But in terms of the delay, I think that's a pretty common experience right now.

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Adam X
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#379 Post by Adam X » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:53 am

I placed a similar order at the start of May with the same result. Recently sent a second email asking after my order, but as feihong said, I imagine he’ll get to them eventually. This is the problem when it’s essentially one person doing everything on the production end. I’m guessing the postal situation was in no way aided by finally releasing The Killer while (or just before?) he had supply issues.

Hopefully all backorders get dealt with before too long.

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The Elegant Dandy Fop
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#380 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:15 am

Adam X wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:53 am
Recently sent a second email asking after my order, but as feihong said, I imagine he’ll get to them eventually
He will never respond to your e-mail. I’ve sent upwards of five e-mails to this guy with zero response.

I know sharing movies here, even ones out of circulation, is a big no-no here, but I wonder why supporting this bootlegger is okay? Most of the films he continues to sell have been issued elsewhere at this point. I understand they have more special features, but he’s still selling films he doesn’t own. Considering that he’s selling BD-Rs at $16 and needs to order cases by the thousands, he’s collecting a handsome profit while not being able to fulfill any orders on time. Seeing as his personal information is all over his e-mails, I’m surprised Fortune Star hasn’t come down on him yet.

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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#381 Post by pistolwink » Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:30 pm

If you file a complaint w/ PayPal you will probably either get your money back (if he doesn't respond) or light a fire under his butt so he actually sends you what you ordered.

But, yeah, I've had it w/ this dude.

cowboydan
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#382 Post by cowboydan » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:02 pm

Don't give up hope. I ordered 2 copies of the Killer in May, and I just got the shipping confirmation today.

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feihong
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#383 Post by feihong » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:04 am

I've waited longer intervals when I've purchased items from official sources. My French DVD of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors took almost 9 months to ship to me back in the day.

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Lemmy Caution
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Re: Hong Kong Cinema: A Guide

#384 Post by Lemmy Caution » Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:55 pm

cowboydan wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:43 pm
https://hongkongfp.com/2021/09/22/iron- ... mand-cuts/

The censoring has begun.
More.

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