Discussion in 'Anime Industry Discussion' started by Capuchin, Sep 13, 2004.
Black Jack the Movie Blu Ray on eBay Auction for a steal
Might have been already mentioned but tomorrow MVM starts 12 days of Christmas campaign. New DVD/blueray deal every day.
Will that sale be listed on AOL, or do they have another website for that?
It's on AOL
Is mvm's sale actually on? Their website makes it pretty hard to tell.
Starts the 8th. Just watch their twitter. It will link to their daily deals
Thanks but I don't do social networking ^_^; I hate all that invasive stuff lol.
You dont need an account to view their page...
Use code LATE8 on wordery to get 8% off everything up until 23:59 on 7/12/17
Takemeout entertainment have transformers complete collection cheap
Browse new releases in Deal of the Day on
Don't those DVDs have the same video and audio problems as the Rhino release?
To be honest I'm not sure I've never watched them myself so don't know what quality is like...take it that's it's bad?
Only season 1 iirc. This was caused by Rhino using incomplete materials instead of the broadcast masters.
Reviewers on Amazon have mentioned the 5.1 audio, so I assume these are the old discs with the Rhino masters.
Rhino sourced the episodes from pre-broadcast prints with unfinished animation and errors. They also had a new 5.1 soundtrack made with terrible sound effects. I believe the original audio was also included on the Rhino DVDs, but not on every episode. The Shout Factory DVDs is also sourced from the same master, but with inserts from the broadcast tape and the original mono audio is present on every episode.
Here's a video showing the difference between the pre-broadcast and broadcast version of the episode S.O.S. Dinobots:
Rhino also sourced S2 from pre-broadcast prints. Don't know about S3 and Rebirth.
I was perfectly happy with the UK Metrodome DVDs based off the Rhino source - The increased clarity of the picture more than makes up for any of the errors imo (and I didn't notice the 5.1 sound since I only have stereo speakers). Transformers was always a QUALITY show anyway. I'd say for £12.85 (which is about what I paid for the singles in HMV - £2.99 each for four or £29.99 for the box. Hmm. Tough decision) it's fine. I probably wouldn't have paid £30 though, you can import the fixed US set for about that.
The problem with the 5.1 track is that many new inappropriate sound effects have been added. The 2.0 tracks on many episodes are downmixed from 5.1.
Even the sound effects in the opening theme have been altered:
Original season 1 opening:
Rhino season 1 opening:
Zavvi have a 10% off code for selected products 'FLASH10' one of said products is Your Name (deluxe edition) so £44.99
JB Hi-Fi are doing the 20% off all DVDs and Blu-rays thing for the next 5 days.
MVM's Christmas deals, Chobits, Fate Stay Night, Serial Experiments Lain and Ergo Proxy. DVD's £9.99, Blurays £19.99.
UK Anime Store
MVM deal of the week is Canaan for £9.99
Canaan Complete Collection (15) DVD
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