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    Default If You Are the One (HEC - China)

    I got If You Are the One from Amazon China for 79 yuan, about $11.5 and 20 yuan for shipping. This was apparently released quite recently (1st of May or so). Separate U.S. and Hong Kong releases seem to have been available for over a year already though.

    It's a Chinese movie about an "one time inventor" who's a long way into his forties and sets out to find a woman through an internet matchmaking site by placing an ad. He starts meeting women who have responded to his ad and finds out that mostly they have some kind of side agendas or problems. It's a humorous film but also a bit sad and dramatic, and with some great performances. It takes places in various locations in China and in Hokkaido / Japan. I just put it on to check the PQ and ended up watching the first half of the film already as it was so captivating. PQ and AQ are very fine too.

    The director Xiaogang Feng has directed quite different types of films before, including Assembly and The Banquet.

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    Basic specs:
    - Region free BD25
    - Video: MPEG-4 / AVC 1080p / 23.976 fps / 2.35:1
    - Audio: Mandarin DTS-HD MA 5.1 & DD 5.1
    - Subtitles: Optional English and 2 types of Chinese
    - Extras: Behind the Scenes, Director & Cast interviews, "The Iron Triangle"

    Extras are in 480i (SD NTSC) and mostly in Chinese with only Chinese subtitles, much of the behind the scenes footage doesn't have much dialogue at all though. "The Iron Triangle" seems like a small bit of additional behind the scenes footage...

    BD Info scan:
    Code:
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    Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
    -----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
    (CN) If You Are the One                                         AVC     2:07:22 20,600,795,136  24,233,136,294  21.57   17.92   DTS-HD Master 5.1 1830Kbps (48kHz/16-bit) DD AC3 5.1 448Kbps
    Code:
    DISC INFO:
    
    Disc Title:     FEICWR
    Disc Size:      24,233,136,294 bytes
    Protection:     AACS
    BD-Java:        No
    BDInfo:         0.5.3
    
    PLAYLIST REPORT:
    
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    Length:                 2:07:22 (h:m:s)
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    Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
    -----                   -------             -----------     
    MPEG-4 AVC Video        17925 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
    
    AUDIO:
    
    Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
    -----                           --------        -------         -----------     
    DTS-HD Master Audio             Chinese         1830 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1830 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
    Dolby Digital Audio             Chinese         448 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
    
    SUBTITLES:
    
    Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
    -----                           --------        -------         -----------     
    Presentation Graphics           English         33.434 kbps                     
    Presentation Graphics           Chinese         26.538 kbps                     
    Presentation Graphics           Chinese         27.254 kbps                     
    
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    I'll add some more info and screencaps here later, I'll need to finish watching the movie first too.

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    I'll have to check it out. I'm so stuck on the title though. It sounds as if it's a title for a Drama series.
    Nice to hear about the price and the picture being good.
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    I have been looking for a good bargain for this film allready for months. Amazon China seems to have one of the best prices for this film. But the reason why I haven't before checked Amazon China is that the site does not allow me to log in with my Amazon account credentials that works in all other Amazon sites across the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leterface View Post
    I have been looking for a good bargain for this film allready for months. Amazon China seems to have one of the best prices for this film. But the reason why I haven't before checked Amazon China is that the site does not allow me to log in with my Amazon account credentials that works in all other Amazon sites across the world?
    Yep, you need a whole new account at Amazon China, and in Amazon Japan as well, with those two stores you can't use an Amazon.com account. I guess one reason is the different structure used for Chinese and Japanese addresses and Amazon China has some differences to other Amazon stores. After an order is created there's a kind of "Pay now" button that needs to be used to handle the payment and that goes to some credit card verification site and I think the payment is charged at that point before shipping.

    The main difficulty is that the site is available only in Chinese, but searches with some English keywords like blu-ray do work and e.g. this movie could be found by searching with the English title etc. The account creation procedure was a bit tricky but it worked out well with the help of some web-translation tools. Once there is an account, making new orders is not so difficult.

    When I made my previous order I had forgotten my password there but I managed to get that changed too Haven't had any need to contact their customer service yet, not sure how that works.

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    I finished watching this and it was a very good film overall. The mood changes quite a bit on the last hour of the movie that takes place mostly in Hokkaido, the first half was more humorous and light-hearted and the movie is somewhat more melancholic and less fun on the 2nd half, but it was also very interesting in a different way and I enjoyed seeing the Hokkaido sights. The latter half included a couple of scenes that didn't work very well I think but mostly it was also good.

    This comes highly recommended

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