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Old 01-20-2009, 06:47 AM   #21
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Love me some Akira. When's this coming out??
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:50 AM   #22
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Love me some Akira. When's this coming out??
Feb 24, 2009 in the U.S.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:50 AM   #23
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Currently, watching it right now. I'll have a review typed up on it soon.

Noticed when you select Japanese or English menu, if you select Japanese, you get four choices of audio. English has 3 choices of audio. The fourth not included if you select English is Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch.

Japanese and English audio is Dolby TrueHD but my player shows 2ch lossless, English is multi-ch, lossless.

Note: Disregard the audio situation of the Japanese. I was using my Magnavox BD player at the time and I realize which doesn't decode Dolby TrueHD so it defaulted on the 2ch track

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:55 AM   #24
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Currently, watching it right now. I'll have a review typed up on it soon.

Noticed when you select Japanese or English menu, if you select Japanese, you get four choices of audio. English has 3 choices of audio. The fourth not included if you select English is Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch.

Japanese and English audio is Dolby TrueHD but my player shows 2ch lossless, English is multi-ch, lossless.
Awesome!
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:35 AM   #25
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Currently, watching it right now. I'll have a review typed up on it soon.
Biting my nails waiting.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:50 AM   #26
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I can't wait for this, I skipped owning the DVD but still have an old VHS copy (which is, unfortunately, in English dubs.. so really I have only seen half the film).
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:53 AM   #27
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Oh, and if you want Japanese digital 5.1, you need to select the Japanese menu in the beginning and not the English.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:04 AM   #28
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Some sales associate in Future Shop told me there will barely be a difference between the DVD version and Blu ray version of Akira. I should of told him to watch a Blu ray version of Sleeping Beauty and try to repeat that sentence to me again after he finishes watching. Seriously, the ignorance of big box store employees is astounding.
he may be right but most not all employes at Future Shop are idiots. It astounds me how I know more about some of the stuff there talking about than they do! Are some of these people dumb, yes, knowing a lot about this stuff should be part of ther job. But most of the employees look like their fresh out of high school and are just looking for a job not a carreer.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:10 AM   #29
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All I'm going to say about "AKIRA" right now on Blu-ray.

YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!!

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:23 AM   #30
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Probably stick with my akira tin
I have that too.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:22 AM   #31
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I have that too.
I'm keeping that Akira tin as well just to keep. It's too cool to let go. I remember getting it during that K-Mart pricing glitch when it first came out and they accidentally had it for $17.99 or was it $12.99. Forgot... But overall its a keeper.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:47 AM   #32
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Currently, watching it right now. I'll have a review typed up on it soon.

Noticed when you select Japanese or English menu, if you select Japanese, you get four choices of audio. English has 3 choices of audio. The fourth not included if you select English is Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch.

Japanese and English audio is Dolby TrueHD but my player shows 2ch lossless, English is multi-ch, lossless.

Note: Disregard the audio situation of the Japanese. I was using my Magnavox BD player at the time and I realize which doesn't decode Dolby TrueHD so it defaulted on the 2ch track

Do you have any way of checking the region status of it?
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:21 AM   #33
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I'm keeping that Akira tin as well just to keep. It's too cool to let go.
I feel the same way. Normally I hate non-standard packaging and want to get rid of any standard def discs when a blu version comes along. But not that Akira collector's tin!


Edit: I just went and checked if a standard size blu case would fit inside the old collectors tin. Unfortunately not, and its only a couple of mm too small.

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:33 PM   #34
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Do you have any way of checking the region status of it?
The case does not mention anything in regards to region status. But I prefer to get the answer from the source, so I put an e-mail to the rep to find out.

I was also asked if similar to other Bandai Blu-ray releases if there is a booklet and yes, there is 32-page booklet inside. The booklet goes into taking "Akira" to Blu-ray and how it is offered at 192 khz/24-bit (the upper limit of the Blu-ray format) and other terms like Hypersonic" and other technical jargon that fans of the process will enjoy.

Also, there is an interview with Otomo included and a section on the effects used in the film.

For those who are hardcore technical fans of video and sound and transferring. You'll enjoy the booklet.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #35
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All Bandai Visual titles are region free
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:39 PM   #36
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This brings up a good question...

What do you do if something comes out in BD when the last DVD release of that title was so bad-ass? Tin case, extra discs, etc. I mean, I believe this movie and every other movie will get re-released around 3-5 more times but can you really wait for it?
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KNDY....... what audio equipment do you have??? Curious, as Jeff K. states the audio should be phenomenal, and I want to know your thoughts on that, in regards to what you're using to listen/view it with.

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:48 PM   #38
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Well...the Japanese audio anyway; us English dub fans are apparently getting screwed again.
According to Amazon

Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), Japanese (PCM Stereo), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)

Which version of the English dub, no idea.

I first saw this with the english dub, but once I watched it in Japanese, I never went back that much. The more recent English dub was decent though.
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I feel the same way. Normally I hate non-standard packaging and want to get rid of any standard def discs when a blu version comes along. But not that Akira collector's tin!


Edit: I just went and checked if a standard size blu case would fit inside the old collectors tin. Unfortunately not, and its only a couple of mm too small.
uh

Couldn't you just toss the DVD and put the BD in its place? Hell, give it to some neighborhood kid who needs to be schooled in the ways of classic anime.
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Currently, watching it right now. I'll have a review typed up on it soon.

Noticed when you select Japanese or English menu, if you select Japanese, you get four choices of audio. English has 3 choices of audio. The fourth not included if you select English is Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch.

Japanese and English audio is Dolby TrueHD but my player shows 2ch lossless, English is multi-ch, lossless.

Note: Disregard the audio situation of the Japanese. I was using my Magnavox BD player at the time and I realize which doesn't decode Dolby TrueHD so it defaulted on the 2ch track
Does it include the original english Dub as one of those 3 choices?
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