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Old 10-24-2020, 09:16 PM   #3101
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Just keep them all mate. There's always something one disc doesn't have that another does have. I have multiple copies of things due to that very reason.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:58 AM   #3102
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ok i only watch the English dub (Mary McGlynn) period which Blu-ray release is uncut uncensored. also if it is only the Japan and Korea editions which are way over priced then are the itunes episodes uncut uncensored?
As far as I know, none of the releases are edited, however, the U.S. Blu-ray has a lot of issues (dubtitles only, English dub switches to Japanese at random points, video is at the wrong frame rate), so if you can swing it, grab the Japanese or Korean releases. If not, iTunes doesn't have the dub audio problems.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:24 AM   #3103
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As far as I know, none of the releases are edited, however, the U.S. Blu-ray has a lot of issues (dubtitles only, English dub switches to Japanese at random points, video is at the wrong frame rate), so if you can swing it, grab the Japanese or Korean releases.
I'm in the same boat. I started my anime collecting hobby WAAAAY too late in the game to get the Korean BD sets that were released way back in 2014. They never pop up on eBay anyway, just about everyone that bought those Korean sets are hanging on to them... (Yeah I'm looking at you, Girls With Guns )

As for the JP sets, those can still be had - but for about $325. ($650 for both seasons) I want Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. but not quite that badly.

I'll probably get the U.K. release some time next year. It's the next best thing.
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Old 10-28-2020, 12:42 AM   #3104
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I'm in the same boat. I started my anime collecting hobby WAAAAY too late in the game to get the Korean BD sets that were released way back in 2014. They never pop up on eBay anyway, just about everyone that bought those Korean sets are hanging on to them... (Yeah I'm looking at you, Girls With Guns )

As for the JP sets, those can still be had - but for about $325. ($650 for both seasons) I want Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. but not quite that badly.
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Old 11-13-2020, 07:44 PM   #3105
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Hey, I just ordered the UK BD for SAC and 2nd GIG, and I have the Japanese release as well.

Has anyone tried to take the Japanese release and the UK release and running them through DVDFab to make a great version with the best video, audio, and subs?

Also think I will use professorwho's list of versions to hunt down what I am missing.

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Old 11-13-2020, 08:15 PM   #3106
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Hey, I just ordered the UK BD for SAC and 2nd GIG, and I have the Japanese release as well.

Has anyone tried to take the Japanese release and the UK release and running them through DVDFab to make a great version with the best video, audio, and subs?

Also think I will use professorwho's list of versions to hunt down what I am missing.

-JCL
The problem there is that the episodes of the Japanese/Korean discs are all in one big ts file, whereas the UK/FR encodes are all separate. Some of the episodes on the UK/FR discs also have the mastering cards at the start of each episode which creates a further void in timing, so it'd take a fair amount of time and effort to sync everything up. I assume it's part of the reason why nobody has created a version of SAC utilising the dub audio from the UK BD.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:37 PM   #3107
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Those problems are minor. Video can be split in mkvtoolnix and if the only difference is the mastering cards, then all that is need is a delay.
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Old 11-13-2020, 10:35 PM   #3108
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Have there been any comparisons to the UK set? I'm curious what has happened with the chroma ghosting/interlacing issue in 1080p. Was there a progressive master for the show that didn't have it (just remembered the PAL DVDs were 25p), did they manage to somehow fix it in the IVTC, or is the ghosting baked in?
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:27 PM   #3109
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The problem there is that the episodes of the Japanese/Korean discs are all in one big ts file, whereas the UK/FR encodes are all separate. Some of the episodes on the UK/FR discs also have the mastering cards at the start of each episode which creates a further void in timing, so it'd take a fair amount of time and effort to sync everything up. I assume it's part of the reason why nobody has created a version of SAC utilising the dub audio from the UK BD.
So, I agree with you, or rather I don't want to disagree because I thought the same thing. But, just for S&G I install the trial version of DVDFab and it sees all the audio, video, and subtitle tracks. It almost looks as easy as just cut and paste, although I would be surprised if the timing didn't need to be adjusted.

My UK disks will be here for a few days, so just thought I would try it.

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Old 11-13-2020, 11:29 PM   #3110
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Have there been any comparisons to the UK set? I'm curious what has happened with the chroma ghosting/interlacing issue in 1080p. Was there a progressive master for the show that didn't have it (just remembered the PAL DVDs were 25p), did they manage to somehow fix it in the IVTC, or is the ghosting baked in?
From what I have read they are just not as bad as the US release, but not as good as the Japanese or Korean releases.

I just got a new Panasonic DP-UB9000 BD player, loaded the region free firmware, so I will give the UK discs a try first to see how they look compared to the Japanese one's.

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Old 01-10-2021, 07:52 PM   #3111
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How are these editions when it comes to PQ? Anything to dislike about them?
Im glad they come with the Jap2.0 audio.
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:44 AM   #3112
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2nd Gig is only $4.99 on Amazon for some reason. I know the US releases from Anchor Bay suck, but does anyone know if Lionsgate at least fixed the English audio error on recent pressings (not expecting that to be the case, but you never know).
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:46 AM   #3113
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Sorry for asking but can’t seem to find the answer and there are a lot of pages to go through but what’s wrong with the UK Blu-ray Disc/s? I was thinking of getting the to replace my DVD Sets.

Is it just that there not actually HD, I did hear they still look better than the DVDs just not a proper HD transfer (Or something like that)
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:55 AM   #3114
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Sorry for asking but can’t seem to find the answer and there are a lot of pages to go through but what’s wrong with the UK Blu-ray Disc/s? I was thinking of getting the to replace my DVD Sets.

Is it just that there not actually HD, I did hear they still look better than the DVDs just not a proper HD transfer (Or something like that)
Encoded at the incorrect frame rate. It's a constant 1080p 23.976 fps instead of the 1080i encode it should be, as SAC is VFR (variable frame rate), with some sections being 30i, thus by forcing a progressive encode via a hard 1080p rather than a 60i with progressive frames, you have dropped frames in sections, appearing jerky and less fluid than intended.

That's the big issue.
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Encoded at the incorrect frame rate. It's a constant 1080p 23.976 fps instead of the 1080i encode it should be, as SAC is VFR (variable frame rate), with some sections being 30i, thus by forcing a progressive encode via a hard 1080p rather than a 60i with progressive frames, you have dropped frames in sections, appearing jerky and less fluid than intended.

That's the big issue.
Thank you. I think Iíll leave it then. Manga Ent have really messed up GitS releases. The movie has some sound missing iirc.
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:49 AM   #3116
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I don't have either version. I have the Manga blu's on the way in the mail, I simply can't afford to drop $500 for the two JP season releases. It's a step up from the North American release at the very least. I'd love to own the Korean BD's but those never appear on eBay...
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Encoded at the incorrect frame rate. It's a constant 1080p 23.976 fps instead of the 1080i encode it should be, as SAC is VFR (variable frame rate), with some sections being 30i, thus by forcing a progressive encode via a hard 1080p rather than a 60i with progressive frames, you have dropped frames in sections, appearing jerky and less fluid than intended.

That's the big issue.
I might be wrong, but as far as I remember the only thing in SAC that requires interlacing is the 30fps CG opening, which I think you could live with being chopped down or interpolated to 24fps if the rest was properly progressive. Of course it could be worse in other aspects as well.
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:32 PM   #3118
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I bought the GBR pack of Stand Alone Complex time ago, but now checking this thread I wonder about if JPN would offer a better watching experience. I also noticed that KOR ones come with Eng. subs so feels tempting. But does JPN and KOR use the same video and audio source?
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I bought the GBR pack of Stand Alone Complex time ago, but now checking this thread I wonder about if JPN would offer a better watching experience. I also noticed that KOR ones come with Eng. subs so feels tempting. But does JPN and KOR use the same video and audio source?
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It'll be JPN sets or bust because the Korean sets never pop up on eBay.
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:12 AM   #3120
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It'll be JPN sets or bust because the Korean sets never pop up on eBay.
Then I guess then that they're the same with the only difference being the Eng. subtitles?
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I might be wrong, but as far as I remember the only thing in SAC that requires interlacing is the 30fps CG opening, which I think you could live with being chopped down or interpolated to 24fps if the rest was properly progressive. Of course it could be worse in other aspects as well.
Also if someone could confirm this I think that my GBR one would be the one to stick with.

Thanks again for sharing you knowledge.
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