If you've followed this blog a while you'll know that I've tried to get Global in South Africa to send me their (his) DVD release of the ultra rare Filipino movie GAMES OF DEATH (aka Dragon's Mission). However, it's taken a looong while because of various reasons;
First he had to wait to see if anybody wanted the film, then he had to wait to have it printed, then he had to wait to get more copies printed (while the first batch for some reason wasn't being sent out), then he had to wait for what ever unknown reason, and now it seems he's not gonna send them out to the people who ordered them anyway!!!
The initial price was $15 per disc (he was going to release two more film, old kung fu films) plus postage. Well, apparently, someone on Kung Fu Cinema forum has been in contact with Global and if this someone can secure 60 (!!) people to buy all three films at a price of 60 (!!!) then... we can have them. Huh? I mean, just... H-U-H???
It's including postage to Europe ($70 to the US/Canada) but still!! There's a long way from being able to just buy one at 15 bucks to having to buy all three at $60!!! I have no interest in the two other films! And on top of this he's been selling copies on auctions on eBay with a start price of $20. This is just very, very weird. To quote someone from KFC forum: "fishy".
If it wasn't because this guy owns the only print (a 35mm print apparently) in the world, including bootleggers, I would just walk away from it. But he is the only one. I just don't understand why it has to be so fucken complicated. Global, send me you PayPal address, then I pay you. Easy. Not difficult!!!
Info from his eBay page:
DRAGON'S MISSION AKA "GAMES OF DEATH"
STARRING RAMON ZAMORA
IN THE TRADITION OF "ENTER THE DRAGON"
FIRST TIME AVAILABLE WITH ENG DUB
FULL SCREEN VERSION
FACTORY PRESSED DISC NOT A BOOTLEG OR DVD R
REGION 2 PAL ,PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MACHINE IS COMPATIBLE AS NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR INCOMPATIBILITY
TRANSFERRED FROM 35MM .SOME ROPE LINES ARE VISIBLE
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: PLEASE ALLOW MIN 21 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SHIPPING
ADDITIONAL COST FOR REGISTERED MAIL
SHIPPING IS NOT FREE AS STATED
THIS IS A LIMTED EDITION DVD