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Old 03-20-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Just wondering why there isn't a blu-ray of this in the U.S. yet? The director has a pretty big fan base and just wondering why this hasn't been released yet?
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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There's a lot of classics that haven't hit blu-ray yet that many people are waiting for.
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:43 PM   #3
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It's one of those lost Manga Entertainment titles, so that's why it hasn't been released. It's kinda unclear who has the US license at this point, since nothing is known of the terms and as Manga Entertainment US technically no longer exists, it may be up for grabs.
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:56 PM   #4
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If you’re up for importing, get the UK disc. PQ isn’t the best, but it’s a huge upgrade over the DVD.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:35 PM   #5
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I seem to remember someone on Twitter hinting that one company recently bought rights just didn't announce it yet.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:56 PM   #6
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If you’re up for importing, get the UK disc. PQ isn’t the best, but it’s a huge upgrade over the DVD.
It's Region B locked though right?
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:13 PM   #7
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It's Region B locked though right?
Yes. But, everyone should get a Region Free player, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:22 PM   #8
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I seem to remember someone on Twitter hinting that one company recently bought rights just didn't announce it yet.
Someone asked Gkids to release it on twitter and they said it wasn't available to license.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:26 PM   #9
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Would be a great film for Criterion to release in the US.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:32 PM   #10
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^This. I wish Criterion would distribute all of Satoshi Kon's work. So far all we have is Paprika from Sony, Perfect Blue from AL and Tokyo Godfathers from Umbrella. The Tokyo Godfathers release is pretty terrible IMO. How is windowboxing the frame still acceptable in 2018?

Also, I NEED MILLENNIUM ACTRESS! I'd import, but no subs.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:33 PM   #11
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Would be a great film for Criterion to release in the US.
It would be their first anime, right? That would be cool.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:34 PM   #12
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It would be their first anime, right? That would be cool.
Technically, it would be their second. They released Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo) way back when on Laserdisc before they lost the rights.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:36 PM   #13
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I'd be there day one for good releases of Satoshi Kon's works. All of them! I only have Paprika on blu-ray and I'd double-dip for sure if they would rerelease it with a new, non-window-boxed transfer.
But yeah, a Criterion box set with Kon's entire filmography would be to die for!
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:35 PM   #14
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Including this, there's a good amount of anime that desperately need bluray releases. I wonder how/if those guys that do Kickstarter releases could get a hold of the rights to do something proper...
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:12 AM   #15
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Someone asked Gkids to release it on twitter and they said it wasn't available to license.
Wasn't it the case that Darren Aronofsky bought the rights in order to use the tub scene from Perfect Blue in Requiem for a Dream, and this is what's preventing anyone else from using the movie's rights?

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If there's a single anime filmmaker that is worthy of a Criterion box set, is Satoshi Kon.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:38 AM   #16
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Last time I checked, you didn't need to buy the rights to something just so you could make an homage to it in your own work.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:01 AM   #17
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Technically, it would be their second. They released Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo) way back when on Laserdisc before they lost the rights.
I used to have that. It cost $125 and they misspelled “manga” as “magna” throughout the special features. Those were dark times. Still, they included the entire first issue of the “magna” on the disc, which was pretty cool.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:23 PM   #18
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It does seem like a no-brainer for Criterion to grab some of the more important classic anime. Anime has always carried a heftier price tag, so it seems safe that fans would shell out that extra cash for full-priced criterions.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:33 PM   #19
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It does seem like a no-brainer for Criterion to grab some of the more important classic anime. Anime has always carried a heftier price tag, so it seems safe that fans would shell out that extra cash for full-priced criterions.
I would like to see a release of Angel's Egg from them, but it's probably complicated by the existence of In the Aftermath a live action film that uses footage from it (and already has a Blu-ray release).
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:30 AM   #20
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They're waiting so that they can release the Perfect Blu.
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