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Super Junior Vol. 5 Mr. Simple (Repackage) - A-CHA(6)Our Price: US$16.99List: US$22.99Save: US$6.00 (26%)1 people found this review helpful
October 9, 2011 better than best!
I loved the A version, B was well.. nothing special.. then they released this C version.
I'm in love again! I love the songs on this re-pack.
A-cha keepon playing in my mind.. I love both music and lyrics! However I missed both Siwon and Heechul during the promotion!
Haru-e is a soft yet beautiful ballad... As well as Leeteuk's Adante. I love the lyrics.
Oops feat lable mate F(x) is a fun song, it kind of remind me of a cheerleading song, but it's catchy!! this re-pack is DAEBAK!! Well done Suju.. hope to see you perform all these songs on SuJu Super show 4!
Ghost (2010) (DVD) (Korea Version)September 27, 2011 EDIT: Kor version = NO ENG SUB
I have to take back my earlier statement. However the Korean sites still says it has ENG sub. When I went to Korea I passed a dvd store and checked it. on the back it says Korean and Japanese. I have no idea why all the Korean site still state that it comes with eng sub.
Anyway... I managed to get the SINGAPORIAN version in Singapore (of course ^^) and it has ENG sub.. so you who wants it maybe you can ask YA to get it... ;)
The movie is very touching and if you can get it.. you won't regret it!!
Super Junior Vol. 5 - Mr. Simple (Type A) + Poster in Tube (Type A)(5)Our Price: US$29.99List: US$38.99Save: US$9.00 (23%)September 1, 2011 Wow!
This is the first time I've bought an A version of Suju, I normally wait until C version.
However for the first time I fell for it at once! In Korea the cd has been sold out and it was really difficult to get a hold of. I was lucky enough to get my fave member Siwon!
The cd is huge and it comes with photos of every single member, around the same size as the cd cover.
I love the colours they use for this album!!
Mr. Simple is a song, at least for me, that I had to listen to for a few times before I like it, I actually liked other songs much more. However after hearing it in Korea alot I started to like it.
My fave song is the KRY song: My Love, My Kiss, My Heart.
Great comeback however a bit sad that Heechul is off to army and Siwon is busy with his drama so only 8 members will continue the promotion of this album. Still SUJU Fighting!!
Arashi - Arashi 10-11TOUR "Scene" - Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei - DOME+ (DVD) (3-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
Arashi - Arashi 10-11TOUR "Scene" - Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei - DOME+ (DVD) (3-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3(1)Our Price: US$39.99List: US$51.99Save: US$12.00 (23%)3 people found this review helpful
August 1, 2011 Amazing!
I usually buy the Japanese version however I changed my mind this time and bought the Korean version since I was short of money.
The Korean version comes with Korean subtitle, when they are speaking (Not lyrics). If you don't want sub you can turn it off! (however for me who knows Korean it's very good ^^)
Anyway I was surprised BUT happy when they announced the release of this dvd.
The first "half" of this con was from Kokuritsu and this is from Yahoo Dome in Fukuoka. It's the first time they have used that venue for a dvd.
Just as the other "Kimi to.." concert it's amazing, all Arashi fans should have a copy. The feeling of joy while watching made me warm and happy.
As a bonus we got all singles that was released in 2010 (incl. Hatenai Sora and Dear Snow) + タイムカプセル (Time Capsule).
However they also took away a few songs like Yurase Ima Wo,mukae ni ikkuyo, Gift, Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi...
I have to say I do miss A.RA.SHI and truth!! I still can't understand why they didn't use those songs!! It felt strange to see this tour without their A.RA.SHI + truth is one of my fave songs and it was the first one to reach over 500 000 copies!!
Anyway it's worth to have both the Kokuritsu version and Dome version, the concerts are similar yet different.
The Dome version also comes with interviews with all members, music video for this latest single Mada Minu Sekai e, the boys also went on a training camp together.. I so want to go to that locations with my friends, it seemed to be so much fun!!
The boys are soon 30 and still they seem to be 17 ^^
I hope this year's tour will be as awsome as last year!!
Ghost (2010) (DVD) (Korea Version)June 1, 2011 KOREAN VERSION has ENGLISH SUB!!
I have been looking forward to this movie alot..ever since they announced it to be honest! Lately I like Song Seung Hun alot!! as well as I LOVE Matsushima Nanako!!
It's a great movie.
And I don't know why yesasia says it has Korean and Japanese sub...
looking at the dvd and Korean sites it has Korean and English sub, No Japanese...!!
So for you who really wants it..it comes with Eng sub!!! :)
At least far as I know it's only 1 Korean version!
Girls' Generation (ALBUM+DVD+SPECIAL MINI BAG + POSTER)(Deluxe First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
Girls' Generation (ALBUM+DVD+SPECIAL MINI BAG + POSTER)(Deluxe First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) DVD Region All(47)Our Price: US$83.493 people found this review helpful
May 31, 2011 Wow..all in Japanese!
it's here... SNSDs official JP album! It's much better than their last Korean album in my opinion!
However I have to say I hate the Japanese version of "Hoot" therefore 1 star is falling off! I don't know why but it doesnt seem as catchy as the Korean version!!
I do like the mix of the album...but I prefere the ballads the most, "Let it rain" and "Born to be a lady" are my fave new songs!!
As for "you-aholic", "I'm in love with a HERO" and "The Great Escape" were a surprise they are more techno, disco styled and not as "cute" as many other SNSD songs. Also "Bad girl" is new, in a way it reminds me of RDR but it's a bit more fierce. And I don't know why but "Beautiful Stranger" would be a good song for a car CF in my opinion! (^^;;)
I think many fans will be thrilled over this album, and I have to say even though I'm not a huge fan.. they have convinced me!! Good work Girls' Generation!
HELLO - Paradise Kiss - (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$18.991 people found this review helpful
May 29, 2011 Great start of summer 2011
I have been waiting for this songs since it was annouced!
I really both songs, Hello makes me happy and "genki", I love the up-tempo beat! It's a perfect summer song!!!
YOU is a more soft ballad, which is really nice listening to!! I really like the music and lyrics :)
This is a single I'll play alot this summer!!! and of all her songs this year I like this single the most!!
The PV is simple and nice, I like YUI dress up in many various outfits!
Lim Jeong Hee Mini Album Vol. 1May 25, 2011 Great comeback album!!
I'm a bit slow for writing this now.. since over 6 months has passed since it was released.
However Lim Jeong Hee is a great artist and I had been waiting for her comeback!
It's is really a great album, I do love the "power"ballad "진짜 일리 없어/It can't be real", the lyrics are sad yet her way of singing it is so wonderful, I was taken when I saw her on various Korean music shows.
The song "헤어지러 가는 길/On the way to break up" feat. 조권/Jo Kwon from 2AM, is also a great ballad. Yet another sad song however it's very nice.
As for the other songs:
내가 미워/I hate myself - has more RnB sound with some pop.
재/Ashes feat.방탄소년단/Bulletproof boy scout - is more pop-ish, I do like the rapping part by 방탄소년단!
아직 내 남자야/Still my man - it reminds me of an old European song for some reason. It's more up tempo and makes you dance!
In all great comeback album! She has been missed and her voice is amazing!! Thanks J Lim for a great comeback!!! :)
I Saw the Devil (DVD) (3-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)(4)Our Price: US$38.99List: US$50.99Save: US$12.00 (23%)2 people found this review helpful
May 1, 2011 Bonus/Extra material
Also.. I forgot to write... The Bonus/Extra material does NOT have English subtitle, only the movies havs Eng subtitle...
So for you who doesn't speak Korean..it's a shame, because the bonus was very interesting to watch. Still the movie itself is great so maybe you will be pleased by just watching it... :)
Lee Seung Chul - 25th Anniversary Concert (DVD + CD) (Korea Version)(1)Our Price: US$24.99List: US$32.99Save: US$8.00 (24%)1 people found this review helpful
April 18, 2011 WOW!!!!
I love Lee Seung Chul's voice and this live concert is amazing, I was so pissed off when I couldn't get a ticket however I'm so happy for the dvd.
The concert also includes a 61-person Orchestra and there are 50 000 people in the arena! He does not only perform some of his most popular songs, you also get a see a real show, the orchestra get to play their solo and dancers are also performing. I was captured and I so wished I could have had been there.. because the sound of the dvd is amazing so I wonder how it would have had been to listen and see it live.
The live cd is also included which is great, I keepon playing the songs on my mp3!! :)
My fave songs on this dvd/cd are:
02. 안녕이라고 말하지마 (His first solo song.. so of course I liked it..)
05. 사랑 참 어렵다 (From his latest album, it's a nice song)
07. 마지막 콘서트
10. 듣고 있나요 (East of Eden pops up in my head!!)
12. 그런사람 또 없습니다 (Sadder than Sadness and East of Eden..LOVE this song it's so beautiful - both music and lyrics)
16. 소녀시대 (Given.. I liked his version way back and was surprised when SNSD did the cover)
But my absolute fave of them all are of course: 17. 소리쳐 (I have loved this song and can play it whenever, I just love the lyrics)
I was also really impressed of the Band & Orchestra solo (no.14)
You won't be disappointed!! He might not be an idol, but he sure can sing!!!!
Kimi ni Todoke (DVD) (Premium Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)April 18, 2011 Cute story
This movie is really cute, It's a high school love story.
It talks about high school life and that it's not always as bright and wonderful.
However there are people who can make the day much brighter. Even though others may turn their back on you.
How can the most good looking guy even look at the girl everyone keepon bullying.
I really like Miura Haruma and Tabe Mikako in this movie, they really match each other well!! Miura Haruma is always handsome in a school uniform..haha
The Lady Shogun and Her Men (DVD) (Deluxe Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
The Lady Shogun and Her Men (DVD) (Deluxe Edition) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2(1)Our Price: US$64.25April 18, 2011 Different - sad yet beautiful
Finally I was able to see Õoku, And is set in 1715.
The locations, outfits are really beautiful and they really captured Japan in a new way I haven't seen before.
It's a movie filled with love, sadness, sacrifice, lies and beautiful men living a life they seem to regret, at least some of them. And who will be standing last at the side of the Shogun?
Many popular Japanese actors and actresses are starring in this movie, and some of them I saw a whole new side of!!
It was really different from what I thought it would be however in the end it all made sense. Now I want to read the manga :)
Iris (DVD) (8-Disc) (English Subtitled) (KBS TV Drama) (Premium Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
Iris (DVD) (8-Disc) (English Subtitled) (KBS TV Drama) (Premium Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3(5)Our Price: US$121.99List: US$158.99Save: US$37.00 (23%)April 17, 2011 So many things in one tv-drama!
I was hooked when this was airing in Korea, my roomates all knew that the days IRIS was on, no-one touched the tv nor talked to me while watching! This drama had it all - love, action, sadness, evil, excitement!
This drama was the most expensive one in Korean history, and while watching it's understandable!!
I have to say that I'm not a fan of Kim Tae-Hee, she is beautiful but her acting is really bad..!! But thanks to the rest of the actors - Lee Byung-Hun, Kim Seung-woo, Jung Jun-Ho, Kim So-Yeon, TOP, it was a great drama to watch!
It started off as a crush, cute love story between to people but soon it all went dark, sacrifice your friends, lovers and family and for what? for work, the path they chosed. Lies piles up and soon you don't know which side you should stand on or whom you should believe. Also soon you will find out something you never knew about yourself or about others around you.
The drama use difficult language and I had to think alot while watching since politcal words is not daily words I use..haha
Normally it's the US against Russia, however this time it's South Korea against North Korea, and South against South and North against North.. Much is happening!!
They had really nice settings, in Hungary, Japan and of course around S.Korea. Also a great storyline throughout the drama. And I pre-ordered when I saw it was coming out on dvd. I loved all bonus material and photobook!
Lotus (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$17.99April 17, 2011 Nice!!
First single of 2011. LOTUS, theme song for Aiba-chan's drama Bartender.
The beat is nice, I don't know how to describe it..it's something mysterious and exciting about it. Also the lyrics really fits! I'm in love, Arashi keeps on growing by each day and I'm so happy for their success.
The PV reminds me a bit of last years Monster with dances moves etc, however this time they are wearing white!!Also Matsujun cut of his hair right before, so it feels like a new beginning! I like when Riida and Nino reaches the higher notes!
As for the "b-side" tracks "ever" and "boom-boom", not too much to say... "ever" - it's an arashi song..sounds like a mix of old "ballads"
Boom-Boom is a bit more up-tempo, and has a "Euro-style" to it. Sho-chan style I'd say ^^
MR.TAXI / Run Devil Run (SINGLE+DVD)(Deluxe First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
MR.TAXI / Run Devil Run (SINGLE+DVD)(Deluxe First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) DVD Region 2(9)Our Price: US$22.252 people found this review helpful
April 17, 2011 Girls' Generation going Woman generation?!
This single is their first Japanese single, I mean the song MR TAXI has never been released in Korea before, and I have to say it sounds different from previous songs. A bit more adult?! or maybe a bit more westernized if there is any word that can fit.
I like the song and hope it will be a Korean version. Also.. since I'm used to the Korean songs I haven't been too happy with the previous songs, the Japanese sound quite fun too ^^
RDR is well.. not bad, it sounds better than Genie and Gee.. however I still like the Korean version better.
The Promotion video for RDR is more fierce than the Korean one and it really fit them. I like the new style and think that Girls' generation is on their second stage now and excited to see what will come next!
The Man From Nowhere (DVD) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)(5)Our Price: US$36.99List: US$48.99Save: US$12.00 (24%)1 people found this review helpful
April 4, 2011 Wow!!!
I saw this at the movies in Korea same day as it came out. And I have to say it is a great movie. Won Bin really took it to another level!
The story is sad yet wonderful, and easy to follow...when you see it you will understand what I mean!
It has a mix of intensity, thriller and melo! It is really one of the best movies of 2010! and even though it is very violent in many ways it is still very good! However if you don't like blood and fights you should stay away but if you like action then here you go!
I'd like to try the blu-ray version next time ;)
Chonmage Purin (DVD) (Normal Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$47.49April 4, 2011 sweet
I wanted to see this for quite some time since Nishikido Ryo is starring in it! He's one of my fave JE boys!
the story is easy to follow and quite sweet, I think Nishikido acts well and he really have mixed temper and it's odd to see him cooking!!
The whole movie is a sweet one and the story is not too heavy which makes it easy to watch. And it also made me crave for desserts!!
Reason for 1 missing star - It's a movie that's enough to watch once, at least for me.. but worth watching!
I Saw the Devil (DVD) (3-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)(4)Our Price: US$38.99List: US$50.99Save: US$12.00 (23%)2 people found this review helpful
April 3, 2011 Best Korean movie of 2010!!
I saw this last summer in Korea, what can I say, it's a cruel movie! All girls (except me) were crying and shouting and wanted to leave because it was so cruel. Me and all the boys on the other hand had a blast!
I'm not a psycho.. however it was a really long time ago since I saw this kind of movie and it was really a great movie!!
Lee Byung Hun and Choi Min Sik shows, as usual, great acting skills!!
Some times when I have seen movies similar to this one I have felt, omg this is too much, it could never be real, however this movie went straight to me, OK..some things are a bit too much but in a way if you look at the whole picture it is done really well!
People can really become psychos and do horrible things to each others and the title says it all "I saw the devil", the movie is also sad, in many ways.. but I won't spoil it for you!
If you are not into blood, thriller.. don't watch it, HOWEVER if you like excitement and intense movies then this is something for you! I couldn't eat my popcorn or drink anything, because I kept on looking at the screen with big eyes! ^^
Not a single movie in Hollywood could beat this one..!!!!
CNBLUE Vol. 1 - First Step4 people found this review helpful
March 23, 2011 Finally a FULL Album!!
I have been waiting for so long, I've been tired of all mini albums and now it's here.
I have to say, most songs or at least many I have heard in Japanese, HOWEVER.. now they are in Korean and since I know Korean better than Japanese I'm happy! Some of the songs in Japanese are very good and I'm so pleased that I'm able to hear them in Korean!
The music is so great and I'm in totally in love with this album!!!
It's a typical CN Blue album, a mix with uptempo and "slow" songs.
My fave songs are: Lie, 사랑은 비를 타고, Ready & Go, 고마워요! However over all I like all songs and it's not common that an album have that! Normally I'm just into a few but this time I have to say I like most of them!!
First time I heard it I was thinking of the time when I saw them live in Korea..!!Hope I'll be able to do it again soon!
Go CN BLUE!!!!A great start on 2011 :) :)
ARASHI 10-11TOUR "Scene" - Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei - STADIUM (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
ARASHI 10-11TOUR "Scene" - Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei - STADIUM (Normal Edition)(Japan Version) DVD Region 2(1)March 1, 2011 Great but missing some songs!!
I bought the First press one, I was so excited and was so happy when I finally got the dvd in my hands!
I have to say the boys, or Matsujun knows how to put on a show for the fans, I'm still bumped I couldnt go this year but hope I can make it for the next.
Anyway.. the cover is quite different but it has its style. I love the booklet with all the photos of the boys!
The concert start of with Movin' on a song that make you get a bit hype then it continue with Yurase Ima wo and Troublemaker, Happiness and Attack it. All songs are up tempo, fresh and fun.
Then Everything kicks in..a more slow song and nice touch.
Nino is first out to do his solo!
There are many songs from the latest album on this tour and they also mixed it with various singles and tunes from older times.
I love Riidas solo - as always his solo is the one I look forward to the most, however Sakurai Sho is my fave member.. shame on me ^^;;
Not to forget, Riida also puts on his Kaibutsu-kun outfit and sings ユカイツーカイ怪物くん!!
The song むかえに行くよ for some reason makes me cry? could it be because it's a beautiful song?
Matsujun never seems to surprise me anymore, I do wonder where he gets all his ideas from! The intro to his solo is awsome!!!!!!!
I still love Believe but this year compare to last feels a bit different since 2 of the guys run of stage to prepare for the next song.. therefore the Believe dance looks a bit empty, however Sho-chan does a great job and I do love his saku-rap!!!
Circus, OMG it's really a circus, Matsujun once again shows his magic!! and he also get some help from X, I dont want to spoil the fun, you better watch it yourself!!
To be free was a song I played alot last summer, since it has a nice summer feeling to it.
Fight song always makes me happy and it also makes the Arashi members happy!
The whole concert ends with Love Rainbow. it was released during the time of the tour and it's amazing!!
As much as I do love this concert I do feel like some songs were missing, NO ARSHI!!! Has there ever been a concert without it before??!?!?!
Or Ashita no Kiouku, truth, wish or Yes No?
Okay Yes No is a personal fave.. and hasnt been a single. But I have to say at least truth and ANK should have been there...in my opinion!! I could have switched them with "Oh yeah" and "lucky man"...haha
Anyway a great concert with many surprises!! I LOVE it!!!