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Old 12-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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United Kingdom Perfect Blue: Collector's Edition - Dec 2, 2013

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CDKFQO0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5 A1OLE
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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watched it yesterday. dont expect a restoration like you get with Akira.
the videoquality was OK, im sure the movie never looked this good.
saw it the last time over 10 years ago on TV (with german dub ), the japanese audio track is good. bonus features are OK but not that interessting.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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Overall it's a disappointing release and Anime Ltd. ought to be ashamed of themselves, charging this much for something you really can't call a collectors edition, unless you're referring to the packaging.

The image quality has always been rough for this and the quality is a slight improvement but not a big one. Extras are majorly lacking and the English dub is only in lossy. Most people won't care because the Japanese track is lossless but it's a bit of a shame. I always liked the English dub. That said, the difference in quality between both lossy tracks and the upgraded Japanese audio is amazing. Sounds so much better in lossless. That's the only real redeeming quality in this set I'm sorry to say.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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probably they thought sales wont be to good for a movie like this , so they did a collectors edition to get more attention of collectors that would by it anyway even if they dont want the movhe THAT much.

i can imagine if they did a normal amaray release people would wait till the price drops to something like 5-7 GBP.

my sony projektor has 8 levels of gamma corrections, with level 3 the bluray locked much better in my opinion. stronger colors at least.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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charging this much for something you really can't call a collectors edition, unless you're referring to the packaging.
It is obviously referring to the packaging since they are releasing a standard edition down the road.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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I think I'll stick with my Korean DVD for now. It's anamorphic and includes English subs (and a pretty cool menu screen).

Movie has always looked a bit rough. The decision to turn it into a movie wasn't made until well into production. It started out as an OVA which is why the animation looks a bit cheap in some scenes.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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while watching the anime i thougt alot about the japanese movie "helter skelter".. would love to see a real life movie of perfect blue with erika sawajiri
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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Watched this for the first time yesterday and it was superb. Tokyo Godfathers is my favourite Kon film, but this runs it close. The video quality is lacking at times, but that's more to do with the Japanese masters than anything AL did as when I looked in to the Japanese BD it looked equal to that. The japanese dub and the overall soundtrack are stellar.

Superb packaging, exceptional film. AL continues to get my hard earned cash.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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This was a one watch film for me, so if anyone wants the collectors edition for a trade or sell i'm up for it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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Pricing in general on anime blu rays is totally putting me off buying them - I get there are costs involved and risks, but discounting on all but a few titles is near non existant, not many places stock them, content is poor compared to other niche product and generally just bad value. I'd love this Perfect Blue set but 20 ? Sub 15 maybe.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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well compare the prices here with the ones in japan or HK i think we still have good prices here in the EU / UK. the UK has really a lot of great animes for a reasonable price same for the US...


people "here" are just way to used to this offers of the big retailers..there are probably just not to many copys sold in the UK of such movies to be able to sell them for cheap.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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I thought it looked as good as it's ever going to look and the film itself is one of the greatest achievements in Anime. I'm extremely happy to have it subtitled and in HD. Price wasn't an issue for me, like it is for some of you.



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while watching the anime i thougt alot about the japanese movie "helter skelter".. would love to see a real life movie of perfect blue with erika sawajiri
You could always watch Black Swan, a complete rip off. The director wanted to make Perfect Blue but was declined so made Black Swan instead.
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Why the large "FILM" and floppy disc (?) on the cover? It just looks odd and takes away from the package which looks good otherwise.
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As mentioned in the general anime thread there's so much they could have done to make this better, but instead it seems like they put all the effort into packaging and none into the actual content.
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Why the large "FILM" and floppy disc (?) on the cover? It just looks odd and takes away from the package which looks good otherwise.
The "floppy disc" is Anime Limited's logo. I'm asssuming the Film banner is there so this is recognized as being an actual feature, rather than an animated series. I don't think it's needed, but I don't feel like it really takes away that much from the packaging since it's fairly dark. The Anime Limited logo is pretty terrible though, and it's even bigger on the spine

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How mine arrived from amazon.
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Why the large "FILM" and floppy disc (?) on the cover? It just looks odd and takes away from the package which looks good otherwise.
Agreed. Graphic design is certainly not their forte. That dreadful logo and the pointless 'film' label is more prominent than the actual film title. Not to mention making the BBFC rating part of the 'design'.

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You could always watch Black Swan, a complete rip off. The director wanted to make Perfect Blue but was declined so made Black Swan instead.
Wow. I never noticed this, and love both films. It's been a long time since I last saw Perfect Blue. Seems that Darren bought the US rights for PB to film the bathtub scene in Requiem (another of my favourite films) and I didn't even notice that!

I'm like a frigging hawk...

I much prefer the idea of Black Swan being influenced by PB rather than Darren doing a live action PB, although he could have done an excellent job.
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There IS a live action Perfect Blue movie, of sorts anyway. It apparently follows the novel the anime is based on much more closely although since the novel hasn't been translated i dunno if that's completely true, but it is pretty detached from the anime since Satoshi opted to use very little of the novel. It's called Perfect Blue Yume Nara Samete and it's weird, written and directed by folks better known for doing soft corn porn, it's not the best movie out there but i've seen worse.
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