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Buatan Malaysia: Initial d

Friday, July 29, 2005

It's the weekends again! One downside about being in Brisbane is that there are no Chinese cinemas' around (unlike Sydney and Melbourne). Thus most of the time, we resort to renting tapes from video stores in Chinatown to watch the latest HK movies.

A couple of days ago, my gf's brother managed to rent Initial d. Since I don't mind watching the movie again and the video quality was above average, I sat down and watch. At first I didn't noticed anything different and suddenly, it felt wierd. Then it hit me... there's malay subtitles on the bottom of the screen! Nope it's not bahasa Indonesia. I guess watching so many programs in Malaysia, subtitles seems subliminal now.

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For the first time, I am actually quite impressed with a buatan Malaysia (made-in Malaysia) product. Those pirates back home do know how manage exports and market the goods. Cool, I guess these guys know about globalization... something our government-owned corporation should learn from these guys.

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posted by Ivan, 2:12 pm


I dont think malaysian pirates are that smart to export the vcd to australia. Such movies can be easily downloaded via internet. I think the vcd rental shop somehow downloaded the malaysian pirated copy of the movie...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7/29/2005 08:04:00 pm


[panda] yeah true... but 'somehow' seem too coincidental. Probably the pirates 'distribute' it via the internet.
commented by Blogger Ivan, 7/30/2005 04:33:00 pm


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