Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Postmen in the Mountains|
Actors: Hao Chen, Ye Liu, Rujun Ten
Director: Jianqi Huo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
POSTMEN IN THE MOUNTAINS
ARTIST7ARTIST | OKLAHOMA USA | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL AND SENSITIVE FILM. THERE IS NO VIOLENCE, NO GRATUITOUS SEX, NO PREDICTABLE PLOT TWISTS; IN FACT IT IS TOTALLY LACKING IN WHAT CRASS COMMERCIAL FILMMAKERS CONSIDER TO BE THE NECESSARY (AND EXTREMELY MEDIOCRE) FORMULAS.
AN AGING MAN, HIS SON, AND THEIR WONDERFUL DOG TRAVEL BY FOOT, UPON A MOUNTAINOUS, THREE-DAY POSTAL ROUTE IN RURAL CHINA. THE COUNTRYSIDE IS SPECTACULAR AND BREATHTAKING.
ALONG THE WAY, THEY LEARN MUCH MORE ABOUT THEIR FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, THE CULTURAL WAYS OF MOUNTAIN DWELLERS, AND VERY IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF LIFE IN GENERAL. THERE IS GREAT BEAUTY WITHIN THE SIMPLEST THINGS.
SLOW DOWN AND WATCH THIS FILM. IN A WORLD WHERE THE GREEDY DESTRUCTIVE NATURE OF HUMANS IS RAPIDLY ACCELERATING THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PLANET, THIS IS AN AMAZING LURE TO PAUSE AND REFLECT. THE CHARACTERS ARE NOT ALONE, YET THEY ARE QUITE INTROSPECTIVE.
Poor transfer spoils film
GSE | Columbus, OH | 05/18/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has seen 'Postmen in the Mountains' in the theatre knows what a beautiful film this is. Unfortunately, one could never tell that from this video transfer. There have been two previous editions of this film on DVD, both abysmal in quality. Razor Digital has a well-earned reputation for poor transfers, but I figured if the quality were merely bad, it would be a significant improvement over the previous editions. Unfortunately, the Razor Digital edition ranks with the two previous editions as unwatchable. In this case, the colors are extremely over-saturated and unrepresentative of those in the film, distorting its look. The resolution is also quite fuzzy, like a poor third-generation VHS copy. And needless to say, it is non-anamorphic, although it hardly matters with a transfer this poor. I hope that someday this film will get the transfer it deserves. It is not only visually beautiful, but also very touching,"