UK Anime Distributor MVM Entertainment Discussion Thread

BlackCondor93

School Idol
Stock doesn't usually arrive until the afternoon so I only had a limited time to get so many out, but all GoS orders have now shipped and orders marked as completed.
I've just checked my e-mails, and got the dispatch e-mail. Thanks! I'll be looking forward to it arriving.
 

thedoctor2016

Shinigami
Will it be three discs, I wonder?
As I am sick of the madman menus that if you press “pop up” takes you back to main menu.
 
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AironicallyHuman

Time-Traveller
£126 is a lot of cash for me to part on something I haven't watched before; although I possess most of Ufotable's other works on Blu-ray. At £70 - 90 I could take a punt on it. Maybe they will have some left in stock after Xmas.
It's a pity that the price had to be raised. Not sure what the circumstances were - less of an incentive to reverse import? - but for £60-70 it'd be fair enough. Pre-ordered it for around £68, aided by MVM's 20% off code, before the price hike. £90 at cheapest from Zavvi to probably package badly is much less enticing, and 20% off £120 on MVM's store if there's another code ain't gonna entice many, either. Going on how overpriced ufotable titles have been before in the US, and that MVM were initially willing to sell cheaper, gonna go out on a limb and assume it isn't their fault, regardless,.

I'm just happy to finally have the 5th movie, in the best quality I can. Unfortunately though, it turns out like many of my favu 2000's anime - Gankutsuou, Bloodlust, etc - it was created digitally at 720p, and upscaled to 1080p. I didn't know this and was hoping the 5th at least being made in 2008 might look sharp. Noticed it looked a little 'fuzzy' straight away, and a quick Google confirmed it: https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/aguqhc .

The other bummer about KnK in general is that the first movie is the the worst of the lot, with still-panning exposition. It isn't even chronologically the first - that being #2 - and for me the movies only worked as standalones, focused on that-movie-exclusive protagonists. That's why the 3rd and 5th in particular excelled; the 5th also having some wonderful 'show, dun tell' direction with its mindfuck structure and was the first to be proper movie length. But how many people would wait for, or skip to the 3rd and/or 5th movies?. I imagine the vast majority would quit early on, and in doing so miss out on one of very few modern anime film masterpieces in the process... bleugh.
 

NormanicGrav

Yume no Shima Shinen Kōen
AUKN Staff
My Aniplex Bunny Girl set just shipped today from RightStuf, so I will receive it probably by Wednesday of next week - that one cost $99.98, or about £78, so £48 for the MVM release isn't so bad...
Worth noting that for us Brits, it would be either $99.98 + $12.73 shipping + 20% VAT + £8 fee or $130.98 + $12.38 shipping depending on whether we go for Rightstuf [£111.60] or United Publications [£113].

So yeah, having MVM pretty much clone the Aniplex (well technically Madman) release helps.
 

Jaysgba

Death Scythe
Worth noting that for us Brits, it would be either $99.98 + $12.73 shipping + 20% VAT + £8 fee or $130.98 + $12.38 shipping depending on whether we go for Rightstuf [£111.60] or United Publications [£113].

So yeah, having MVM pretty much clone the Aniplex (well technically Madman) release helps.
The MVM release is a no-brainer, unless you’re my brother and need the Weiss Schwarz card.
 

Professor Who

School Idol
Unfortunately though, it turns out like many of my favu 2000's anime - Gankutsuou, Bloodlust, etc - it was created digitally at 720p, and upscaled to 1080p. I didn't know this and was hoping the 5th at least being made in 2008 might look sharp. Noticed it looked a little 'fuzzy' straight away, and a quick Google confirmed it:
You do realise that almost all of the current anime are not composited at 1080p, right? Most now are composited at resolutions at 720p or higher, and rarely at full 1080. Actually, Garden of Sinners was composited not at 720p, but around 540p which is half that of 1080, exactly like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Gankutusou was composited at 480p, and Bloodlust (if you're talking about Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust) as composited digitally at some resolution I don't know, but as the original files no longer exist (or something to that degree), a 35mm print was scanned at 2K for Discotek's BD (which AL replicated).
 

Captaaainuniverse

Guild Member
You do realise that almost all of the current anime are not composited at 1080p, right? Most now are composited at resolutions at 720p or higher, and rarely at full 1080. Actually, Garden of Sinners was composited not at 720p, but around 540p which is half that of 1080, exactly like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Gankutusou was composited at 480p, and Bloodlust (if you're talking about Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust) as composited digitally at some resolution I don't know, but as the original files no longer exist (or something to that degree), a 35mm print was scanned at 2K for Discotek's BD (which AL replicated).
Absaloutly true. I think it's only the theatrical kind of stuff they'll ever do at 1080... virtually everything else is 720. The japanese have a social code to socialise more, hence, not many in japan actually spend on expensive home cinemas or even consoles
 

cyborg 002

Student Council President
You do realise that almost all of the current anime are not composited at 1080p, right? Most now are composited at resolutions at 720p or higher, and rarely at full 1080. Actually, Garden of Sinners was composited not at 720p, but around 540p which is half that of 1080, exactly like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Gankutusou was composited at 480p, and Bloodlust (if you're talking about Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust) as composited digitally at some resolution I don't know, but as the original files no longer exist (or something to that degree), a 35mm print was scanned at 2K for Discotek's BD (which AL replicated).
This is why I am content, with the DVD release. If Recalled Out Summer were included in the BD box, it would have been interesting since I don't have that one.
 

thedoctor2016

Shinigami
It’s going OOP in America so soon Recalled out summer will not be licensed in the west. I assume MVM would have got it if they could so I do wonder why AoA block it.
 

cyborg 002

Student Council President
I am sure MVM have done what they could to get Recalled Out Summer, it's more than likely Aniplex that are being odd about it.

It could perhaps get a single release down the line in the UK.

Does MVM have a December sale kinda like AL have their 12 Days? If so, do MVM sell intl. during their sale, or is it UK and IE only as AL?
 

Badej

Dandy Guy, in Space
I am sure MVM have done what they could to get Recalled Out Summer, it's more than likely Aniplex that are being odd about it.

It could perhaps get a single release down the line in the UK.

Does MVM have a December sale kinda like AL have their 12 Days? If so, do MVM sell intl. during their sale, or is it UK and IE only as AL?
If I remember correctly they did have a sale last year, and yes they did ship internationally.

Edit: Not sure about this year, but I hope they do have a sale.
 

WMD

Hunter
I would expect them to, though if I remember rightly they dont always start on the same day as AL.

I think last yr AL started on the 1st and MVM on the first Friday of december.
 
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