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post #421 of 491
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Originally Posted by Vracer111 View Post

U.S release of Redline is tomorrow 1/17, along with First Squad.

Redline is the top anime Blu-Ray experience, kind of parallel to that of Tron Legacy where the reference visuals and audio combine to form a symbiotic relationship that is the movie, and oh what a movie it is! Instant classic near masterpiece...

Thanks for the update. I will have to add it to the list.
post #422 of 491
I just ordered Trigun Badlands Rumble from Amazon, but because of some other things I ordered it won't arrive until February. I'll post my findings then. Anyone else buy this?
post #423 of 491
Had it since release. Great movie and above average PQ.
post #424 of 491
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Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON View Post

Had it since release. Great movie and above average PQ.

Good to hear. I watched a crappy streaming version of it last summer, so I can't wait to see it and hear it in HD. I was waiting and waiting for the Blu-ray to come out and then got tired of waiting... then I find out it's been out since October or something. Better late than never, I suppose. I hope enough people buy this to push the series on to Blu-ray soon.

Last I heard, Funimation partnered with Flying Dog to release the series on Blu-ray, but not a whisper since.
post #425 of 491
Enjoy the series better, but Trigun: Badlands Rumble is still a good movie and the Blu-Ray is of really good quality.
post #426 of 491
It is hard for a spinoff movie to top such an increadible series, but it was nice to see Vash back in trouble again.

Too bad Vash's VA is the only one to return for the dub of this movie. Wolfwood just doesn't have the same impact with his new voice...
post #427 of 491
Bought Redline. The video and audio are reference quality. Seriously, this is my new demo disc. Anchor Bay and Manga Entertainment really went all out on all this and it's totally worth it.

Doesn't hurt that this movie is awesome too.
post #428 of 491
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Originally Posted by Foxarwing42 View Post

Bought Redline. The video and audio are reference quality. Seriously, this is my new demo disc. Anchor Bay and Manga Entertainment really went all out on all this and it's totally worth it.

Doesn't hurt that this movie is awesome too.

I think I may have to go ahead and order this today and see what its all about.
post #429 of 491
Has anyone got the UK Whisper of the Heart release? Is it a good transfer or has it been DNRed like the other Ghibli releases?
post #430 of 491
How many Ghibli releases are out on blu-ray now? And how many of them are coming to the US soon? I'm getting ready to replace the majority of my lost Ghibli collection but I will hold off on any of them coming soon to blu.
post #431 of 491
The only ones out in the US currently are Ponyo and Nausicaa. There are no announcements yet for what else is coming over.
post #432 of 491
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Originally Posted by jala12 View Post

The only ones out in the US currently are Ponyo and Nausicaa. There are no announcements yet for what else is coming over.

I'm tired and frankly puzzled at the slow pace of releases and lack of news on US Ghibli movies. Disney let their Princess Mononoke license expire recently, so who knows when that will be out on blu. And why was Earthsea only released on DVD over here?
post #433 of 491
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Originally Posted by eapleitez View Post

I'm tired and frankly puzzled at the slow pace of releases and lack of news on US Ghibli movies. Disney let their Princess Mononoke license expire recently, so who knows when that will be out on blu. And why was Earthsea only released on DVD over here?

I know Miramax put it out in theaters but I thought MGM had the Mononoke license for some reason. Am I hallucinating? Can't think of why they wouldn't retain it if they had it since I know they wanted the complete Ghibli catalog under their control.

Laputa really ought to be out over here by now. Definitely frustrating.
post #434 of 491
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Originally Posted by eapleitez View Post

I'm tired and frankly puzzled at the slow pace of releases and lack of news on US Ghibli movies. Disney let their Princess Mononoke license expire recently, so who knows when that will be out on blu. And why was Earthsea only released on DVD over here?

Cause for some reason it seems that they have to wait until Japan releases their BDs before they're brought over here.

So far, Japan has these that we don't:

Laputa
The Yamadas
Whisper of the Heart
Arrietty
Tales From Earthsea
Howl's Moving Castle
post #435 of 491
How many does Europe have?
post #436 of 491
I know that Mononoke-Hime is no longer licensed to Miramax division, and the DVD has been out of print for a while, but I doubt Disney didn't re-license it themselves (under their own banner) since they have all the other Ghibli films under their belt in the states (With the exceptions of Grave of the Fireflies and Castle of Caliostro, though that last one doesn't technically count). And there's no way Disney will release it until well after Japan's blu-ray. And I mean WELL after.

See, I'm pretty sure Ghibli doesn't want to repeat the same mistake. When Mononoke-Hime (or Princess Mononoke here in the states) was released on DVD, it's MSRP was $25, while in Japan that DVD went for $50 (or rather the equivalent in Yen) which resulted in massive reverse-importing. Especially now that the US and Japan are in the same region (A) their going to take their sweet time with it. I hope that helps.
post #437 of 491
Mononoke is still in print. The copy I just got a few months back was in a flimsy eco dvd case. My old copy had a much thicker case.

Just replaced Porco Rosso and have Yamada's, The Cat Returns, and Cagliostro on the way and have almost every movie I am missing ready to order, but I want bluray if possible... I see that a Hong Kong version is out for several of the Japanese releases, but I don't see English dialog listed at all on them.
post #438 of 491
Mononoke-Hime has been out of print for months here. And apparently Disney doesn't have the rights either. According to this thread Lionsgate might actually have it, which is pretty surprising to me.

http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthread.php?t=108146

News source in thread:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...na-vista-title
post #439 of 491
Does anyone have any idea which version of GITS2 Innocence is the definitive release, between the original JP release and the JP Absolute Edition? Some sources say that the original is better, some say that the Absolute is better, and I can't find any uncompressed screenshots to do a real comparison. :\\
post #440 of 491
As I recall the difference between them was minuscule. Personally I'd go with the AVC one just to avoid any mpeg2 macroblocks.
post #441 of 491
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Originally Posted by paku View Post

As I recall the difference between them was minuscule. Personally I'd go with the AVC one just to avoid any mpeg2 macroblocks.

The MPEG2 version actually showed less blockiness in the screenshots. It was an extremely minor difference though.

But the MPEG2 version also has discreet 7.1 LPCM, while I believe the rereleases are only 6.1 TrueHD.
post #442 of 491
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Originally Posted by jd213 View Post

The MPEG2 version actually showed less blockiness in the screenshots. It was an extremely minor difference though.

But the MPEG2 version also has discreet 7.1 LPCM, while I believe the rereleases are only 6.1 TrueHD.

Are there any lossless screenshots that show this? I'm so confused

Also I've read that the Absolute Edition has a different, better sounding mix despite having less channels.
post #443 of 491
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Originally Posted by jawwstin View Post

Are there any lossless screenshots that show this? I'm so confused

Here they are (AVC/MPEG2 BD comparisons are toward the bottom of the first post):
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/foru...pic.php?t=4787

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Also I've read that the Absolute Edition has a different, better sounding mix despite having less channels.

Hmm, you may be right about that, some Japanese reviews on amazon.co.jp say the same thing. One of the reviews also say it isn't worth upgrading if you have the MPEG2 BD though, so I guess I'll be keeping mine.
post #444 of 491
New JP Boxset of Berserk looks pretty nice, hopefully the US will get a similar release: http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost....4&postcount=27
post #445 of 491
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Originally Posted by jd213 View Post

Here they are (AVC/MPEG2 BD comparisons are toward the bottom of the first post):
http://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/foru...pic.php?t=4787

Ah, thanks.

Difference looks rather negligible to me. I can't tell whether the AVC is more blocky or is just doing a better job of compressing/preserving the digital noise that Oshii had poured on to the movie. I'll just get the Absolute Edition since it's cheaper.
post #446 of 491
Just finished watching the japanese reissue of the first ghost in the shell; it was not pristine and I didn't expect it to look like it was shot yesterday, but it was definitely hd and the best I have ever seen it look. I was not interested in the 2.0 thing they released here. So even though it cost a pretty penny I am quite pleased with it.it also comes with a nice booklet, but unfortunately I don't read japanese. I also bought GITS 2 absolute version, which I will watch tomorrow.
post #447 of 491
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Originally Posted by eapleitez View Post

I'm tired and frankly puzzled at the slow pace of releases and lack of news on US Ghibli movies. Disney let their Princess Mononoke license expire recently, so who knows when that will be out on blu. And why was Earthsea only released on DVD over here?

Waiting this long to release Totoro and Spirited Away is pretty hard to figure out. I could understand if it were just Disney wanting to orchestrate theatrical re-releases for maximum exposure in the US, but why they're not out in Japan is a mystery to me.
post #448 of 491
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Originally Posted by Vracer111 View Post

where the reference visuals and audio combine to form a symbiotic relationship that is the movie, and oh what a movie it is!

Redline feels like being 10 years old on a Saturday morning, after snorting a pixie stick laced with cocaine. Also, it has cussing, and boobs.
post #449 of 491
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Originally Posted by Greg_R_STL View Post

Redline feels like being 10 years old on a Saturday morning, after snorting a pixie stick laced with cocaine. Also, it has cussing, and boobs.

Sold!
post #450 of 491
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Originally Posted by Greg_R_STL View Post

Waiting this long to release Totoro and Spirited Away is pretty hard to figure out. I could understand if it were just Disney wanting to orchestrate theatrical re-releases for maximum exposure in the US, but why they're not out in Japan is a mystery to me.

agreed... where the ef is S.A.?
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