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Old 10-05-2017, 09:20 PM   #41
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Interestingly, said release has a lossless 5.1 mix (actually 2- DTS and TrueHD versions) compared to the Dolby Digital on every other release. That’s nice, but it’s an up mix. It would be nice to have it on the Ghibli and Discotek releases.
I own that disc, and FWIW, I seem to recall there is no net gain from that 5.1. It's not worth preserving. You're better off with the mono LPCM track that is on either Japanese disc.

The 5.1 that IS on there, while using lossy compression, is ACTUALLY in surround sound, with pretty discrete voice and SFX. The bitrate on the Discotek disc are packed to the gills, so we had to be a little selective about what to include.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:27 PM   #42
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I own that disc, and FWIW, I seem to recall there is no net gain from that 5.1. It's not worth preserving. You're better off with the mono LPCM track that is on either Japanese disc.

The 5.1 that IS on there, while using lossy compression, is ACTUALLY in surround sound, with pretty discrete voice and SFX. The bitrate on the Discotek disc are packed to the gills, so we had to be a little selective about what to include.
Yeah, echoing what Reed says here. We chose to keep the ORIGINAL audio sources - the english 1.0 and 2.0, the japanese 1.0 - lossless, while for the bonus stuff, like the 5.1 mix, we included compressed. We couldn't fit it otherwise.

The 5.1 mix we included was only provided to us already compressed ANYWAY, and it is a much better mix than the old '08 disc which is a fake 5.1 with no discrete dialogue. So it kind of worked out.

To clarify more stuff:

-The SD BDs we do are 480p so long as we have a 480p/23.98 source - encoded with pulldown like mentioned previously. There is a bug in the PS4 firmware which causes that bad judder though. We've been trying to get Sony to fix it from every angle, but it's falling on deaf ears so far.

-I don't imagine the video for FOTNS looks a hell of a lot different than the DVDs other than the slightly higher bitrate.

-The red jacket series on Bluray are upscales, and really aren't worth putting out in HD. We're using this master for the new DVDs, and they look fine in SD. HD they're not worth it though.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:08 PM   #43
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Thanks for the clarifications, I definitely agree the original tracks are of top priority. I don't said discs, so I couldn't speak as to their qualities.

The red jacket series- I agree as well. Upscales of film content are of no gain. (LOTGH has this problem as well... Hopefully Sentai has a good workaround...) An SD BD along the line would be fantastic, though. (Most likely after all the sets are released)

As for FOTNS, the pulldown makes sense, and the Sony issue is unfortunate (seeing as the PS4 is what I watch Blu-rays on), but I'm still going to get the release.

Thanks for all the answers!
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:15 PM   #44
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I'd happily buy Lupin TV and all the specials on Blu-Ray. Just shut the **** up and take my money!
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:40 PM   #45
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It's always something with Sony and their PlayStation Blu Ray functions. I don't get it! They were the creators of Blu Ray and yet their flagship consoles have more playback issues than early build DVD players! What's the likelihood of Sony correcting the problem prior to FOTNS's release date? It would suck to have to buy a standalone Blu Ray player but at this point it seems like an inevitable event.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:08 PM   #46
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Same here. Even if it's still standard definition, I appreciate having more episodes on fewer discs as well as being on a more durable (as in scratches) format. That being said, I've never seen anything having to do with Fist of the North Star and I'm intrigued by this release. Skimmed a few episodes on Crunchyroll and it looks really interesting.
Check out the anime movie. If you like the movie, then you'll like the series. It's dated, but still a great action series.
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The needed shelf space alone is worth selling my DVD copies and getting this new set! lol
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:59 AM   #48
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It's always something with Sony and their PlayStation Blu Ray functions. I don't get it! They were the creators of Blu Ray and yet their flagship consoles have more playback issues than early build DVD players! What's the likelihood of Sony correcting the problem prior to FOTNS's release date? It would suck to have to buy a standalone Blu Ray player but at this point it seems like an inevitable event.
The Blu-ray issues with the PS4 are especially infuriating considering the PS3 is such an excellent player.
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The Blu-ray issues with the PS4 are especially infuriating considering the PS3 is such an excellent player.
The PS3 is a great player. The only time I ever had a problem was watching "Street Fighter 2". Other than one out of my 274 titles, no problems.
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The PS3 is a great player. The only time I ever had a problem was watching "Street Fighter 2". Other than one out of my 274 titles, no problems.
I wish I had the same luck with PS3. My PS3 stopped reading Blu Ray discs a while ago so I traded it in and got a PS4. I was hoping the PS4 would be a better Blu Ray player.
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Dumb question: Will the video quality on this be the same as the Crunchyroll app or better?

That's been my only exposure to the series and I was curious.

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Old 10-14-2017, 03:55 PM   #52
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Dumb question: Will the video quality on this be the same as the Crunchyroll app or better?

That's been my only exposure to the series and I was curious.
I've never used Crunchyroll but of I've had experience with streaming, it's most definitely going to be better on a disc; especially if it's SD material.
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:50 PM   #53
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Dumb question: Will the video quality on this be the same as the Crunchyroll app or better?

That's been my only exposure to the series and I was curious.
The Crunchyroll stream is horrible. The Blu Ray is going to be head and shoulders above it in terms of quality. The DVDs are better than Crunchyroll too.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:56 PM   #54
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How does the anime compare to the manga? I've read the manga and loved it but all the clips I've seen are goofy as **** with all the kung fu screaming.
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Thou shalt not say bad words about Ken's hyperactive Bruce Lee sounds! The anime just wouldn't be as great without them.

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Old 10-20-2017, 06:34 PM   #56
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The anime needs more Bruce Lee noises not less.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #57
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The anime needs an actual blu ray release.
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The anime needs more Bruce Lee noises not less.
Also needs more Shigeru Chiba, the most hot blooded narrator ever. By the end of HnK1 he's screaming his lungs out in the episode previews.


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Oh wow I hope the NEP are on this set now
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Oh wow I hope the NEP are on this set now
The NEPs were on the Discotek DVDs, probably on the BD too.
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