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Old 01-12-2021, 08:04 PM   #22541
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I decided to do curbside pick-up at Best Buy for this bad boy. The SteelBook version is currently going for $22.99 and I highly recommend it, because itís absolutely gorgeous.



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Old 01-12-2021, 10:20 PM   #22542
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It's finally here, but the SteelBook was damaged in a serious way;



(The plastic tab holding the disc tray broke)

I'm already in contact with Zavvi about this, but had Anime Limited not used them for this release in original exclusivity, it would've never happened. If you think what I got was bad, Jeo got it FAR worse;
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Oh well. If I can hit an agreement, I'll be happy.

Also, another anime item arrived today, but I'll post it tomorrow, as it's HUGE and I'd need to clear off space to take images of it, because I haven't seen many images of it online.
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^^ I'm sad to see your lovely Steel damaged like that PW (and Jeo!!!). I do certainly hope that Zavvi makes good on your item (and Jeo's).

As for your particular issue, wrt the plastic tab, I know that there are many folk that are well practiced in removing the plastic keeper trays from their Steels in order to add their own internal artwork.
I believe there's a few vids on Youtube on how to.

So, if worse comes to worse and you are able to sacrifice an old less desirable shows keeper tray, you could do a swap out for your Weathering Steel.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-12-2021, 11:15 PM   #22544
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Today's arrivals from Amazon and RightStuf

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Managed to have a lovely parcel from RS arrive today;

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I've had the Lupin steelbook pre-ordered for a few months now but for some reason Rightstuf has been holding a lot of my stuff, probably waiting until more of my orders come in stock. I just made another order so hopefully they'll throw it in with it.
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I decided to do curbside pick-up at Best Buy for this bad boy. The SteelBook version is currently going for $22.99 and I highly recommend it, because it’s absolutely gorgeous.

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Wow! It looks even better than I thought it would. Why can't the other GKIDS SteelBooks look that good?
I've already ordered it from Amazon.ca, but it's not currently in-stock, so it won't arrive for a week or two.

I have a question though, does the Lupin SteelBook have a glossy or matte finish?
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I have a question though, does the Lupin SteelBook have a glossy or matte finish?
Itís a glossy finish.
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Itís a glossy finish.
Sweet! Hopefully, my copy arrives without any dents or scratches.
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Went for the Discotek BD with the Manga UK dub because Manga UK didn't include their own dub with the UK BD lol

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I picked up both the Manga UK box set with both series in it and also the individual US releases - I think I may just replace the UK discs in the box set with the US ones.
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I've had the Lupin steelbook pre-ordered for a few months now but for some reason Rightstuf has been holding a lot of my stuff, probably waiting until more of my orders come in stock. I just made another order so hopefully they'll throw it in with it.
I just got a pre-authorization my CC for combining multiple orders of in-stock items today. They hadn't been doing this with my last few orders, so it is good to see. I hope yours is on its way soon.
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How much did you pay for those two?
Goblin Slayer $76.39 CDN
DanMachi $320 CDN it's bundled with Sword Oratoria LE and some other stuff which should be here later this week.

I wasn't expecting to see Goblin Slayer LE still on Amazon. Thought it would be OOP by now.
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I wasn't expecting to see Goblin Slayer LE still on Amazon. Thought it would be OOP by now.
Every now and then you can find OOP Funimation LE box sets on Amazon. More often than not, theyíll be through third party sellers, but itís how I managed to cop both My Hero Academia: Season 3 and Star Blazers 2199 LE boxes long after they were thought to be sold out.
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Goblin Slayer $76.39 CDN
DanMachi $320 CDN it's bundled with Sword Oratoria LE and some other stuff which should be here later this week.

I wasn't expecting to see Goblin Slayer LE still on Amazon. Thought it would be OOP by now.
Last Summer almost every OOP Funimation LE went up on Amazon for like $20-$30. It happens.
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I posted that and a bunch of other Funi LEs in the deal thread when a lot of them were also 18% off last month.
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Royal Space Force: The Wings of HonnÍamise/Oritsu Uchugun: Oneamisu no Tsubasa Memorial Box
(Laserdisc, Bandai Visual, 1990)



Since most people here never had Laserdiscs, nor Japanese collector's editions at that, I figured I'd go SUPER in-depth on the most recent LD pickup of mine. Normally I don't take a lot of images of my hauls, but since this is a very important release, you'll see why I did.

So, this is the 1990 CAV Memorial Box set for Wings of HonnÍamise. This Japanese Laserdisc release was released on 22 November, 1990 at a price of •14800. It includes:
-The film on full CAV format (CAV allows for perfect frame-by-frame playback that no other format since Laserdisc can even replicate perfectly. CAV is 30 minutes per side of a disc, while CLV is 60 minutes per side. Unless doing freeze frames, the difference between CAV and CLV is minimal, but for those who want the best LD experience, CAV pressings are optimal)
-The Pilot film in CAV format
-A deleted scene in CAV format
-The full soundtrack of the film set to concept images* (more on that later)
-2 huge booklets



The first booklet is a small manga, actually. I'm sure somebody has made scans of it at some point, but here's a small sample.





The second booklet is the real deal- something akin to what Criterion and Arrow do for their Blu-rays, featuring a combination of artwork, storyboards, interviews and cast/crew listings. If you know Japanese, it is a damn good read.



Here is Disc 1 (full CAV), which features the pilot film, the deleted scene, and the first 50 or so minutes of the film. Remember that while CAV is 30 minutes per side at most for NTSC, you can't just fit 1 hour on the disc as a whole, you have to find a good scene to end each side with, and the disc change as well. As such, it's rare to see a CAV disc with 29 minutes and 50+ seconds on it, or a CLV disc with 59 minutes and 50+ seconds on its side.

While we're here just look at that beautiful artwork. While I've made it clear that I hate Digipaks because of how they're constructed, and that I don't really like elaborate collector's editions, with Laserdisc, it's kind of essential, as it is a format limitation, so any film over 2 hours would need to be on 2 discs minimum. Even the most basic studio releases have great artwork that is often framable due to the size.



Disc 2. On it is just the film on both sides in full CAV.



Disc 3. Side 1 is CAV and features the ending to the movie, along with some of the music from the film set to concept artwork. Side 2 is CLV and features the rest of the soundtrack and concept art.

So, why is this Laserdisc historically significant? The soundtrack. About 1 hour and 16 minutes of music were made for the movie, but only 38 minutes of it were ever put on the movie's OSTs. The movie has a 1991 "complete" release, but all it has is the 38-min OST + the movie's whole audio track on two CDs. The OST hasn't been re-issued on any format since 1991... enter this Laserdisc. The movie's full 1 hour & 16 minute score was included as a bonus, but only on the Laserdisc itself. Since then, there has been no other re-issue of the soundtrack on CD, Vinyl, digital or anything.

There is also a 1998 Laserdisc release, featuring a newer transfer, and a Dolby Digital 5.1 remix. I went with the 1990 release, as I got it for cheap, and it carries the original Dolby Stereo theatrical mix in PCM 2.0 Dolby Surround (the same thing). The '98 LD does have a Dolby Surround track, but I have no clue if it is this original mix, or a downmix of the 5.1 remix (which itself isn't very good, IIRC).

As for the movie itself, it's a classic one scene short of a masterpiece (anyone who has seen the film will know what I mean- that scene really has no reason to be there). All NA BDs are OOP now, and Maiden Japan's releases only have the Japanese 5.1 mix which is a real shame, but if anyone can pick up the film on any format, you'll most likely enjoy it. It really is a film that could never be made in this current decade and century- the production values are astronomical and put almost all modern anime films to shame with the level of detail in its artwork and fluidity of its animation.

Sorry it's long for a "haul" post, but where else would I post it?
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