Re:ZERO's Video Quality in UK/US discs Discussion

Professor Who

Student Council President
#84
Re:Zero Part 2 got delayed by FUNimation for the US release, from 18 September to 30 October.

It could be for various reasons, but I hope it means better PQ. If it does feature better video, then half of the show would look acceptable while half is unwatchable, unless they decide to re-encode it (which I highly doubt they will).

I wouldn't get my hopes up. This is FUNimation, the company who licenses and dubs everything they can for money rather than quality.
 
#86
Re:Zero Part 2 got delayed by FUNimation for the US release, from 18 September to 30 October.

It could be for various reasons, but I hope it means better PQ. If it does feature better video, then half of the show would look acceptable while half is unwatchable, unless they decide to re-encode it (which I highly doubt they will).

I wouldn't get my hopes up. This is FUNimation, the company who licenses and dubs everything they can for money rather than quality.
They did go back and redo S2 of code Geass to fix the mono audio, so it's not entirely out of the question.
 

Professor Who

Student Council President
#88
I won't ever shut up about how bad Re:Zero looks. I found a lossless clip of the FUNimation Blu-ray. No additional compression whatsoever, just converted to MP4.

Here

It looks terrible!
 

Professor Who

Student Council President
#91
I'm sure as you all know now, but Madman in Australia is releasing Re:Zero Part I in April, and on their forums, they said they were using a new master. I PM'd them on Twitter and they said the following:
We are using new masters that have improvements on the original US release.
So yes, it's a different encode. I'd take an average encode with some minor (emphasis on minor) banding over FUNi's garbage.
 

AlexTenshi

Completely Average High School Student
#92
Madman's release is a Funimation distribution title, so they're sourcing their master from Funimation. Which is to say, Funimation are fixing the discs, so don't expect a great encode, just a fixed one.
 
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