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

SpaceDandy

Kiznaiver
The french set is kinda bright. Can anyone compare those shots using a third, good source (Crunchyroll or japanese BD)?
 

Mangaranga

Za Warudo
The french set is kinda bright. Can anyone compare those shots using a third, good source (Crunchyroll or japanese BD)?
I noticed the brightness issue a few days ago when the French caps appeared online. The Funimation BD has the correct gamma/brightness.
 

Professor Who

School Idol
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.
 

Rosencrantz

Dragon Knight
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

School Idol
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

School Idol
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
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.
 

blinx01

Kiznaiver
Surely they must be provided crap masters to work with, considering the backlash from part 1...
I just don't see how part 2 could be almost as bad when the Japanese Blu-rays are rather impressive.
 
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