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Old 10-15-2011, 10:27 PM   #41
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It's only $14 here in Canada, I will be getting it soon. I don't care about the reviews, I just love Daft Punk.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #42
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How come the review from the site is so high? Is it not as bad as some people said?
The reviews on Amazon right now seem more trustworthy. All the reviews say the blu-ray is like a DVD with almost everyone ejecting the blu-ray to check if they didn't just put the DVD in.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:41 PM   #43
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The reviews on Amazon right now seem more trustworthy. All the reviews say the blu-ray is like a DVD with almost everyone ejecting the blu-ray to check if they didn't just put the DVD in.
Wow that sucks.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:27 PM   #44
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I think the Blu-ray is probably worth getting if you don't already own the dvd. The movie itself is worth owning. But it doesn't look like it's worth upgrading.

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:56 PM   #45
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As far as I can tell, Toei animated this at 24fps to the music, and then converted it to 25fps for EMI using an old-fashioned NTSC>PAL converter box. The French release is basically this master upscaled, while the US release is that master converted back to 24fps, complete with dropped frames and deinterlacing artifacts.

Sadly, it's not ever going to look better. Not unless EMI gets Toei to re-animate the whole thing from scratch, anyway.

Make no mistake, the R1 DVD has some awful compression and no lossless, so the Blu-ray isn't worse... it just isn't much better, either.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:59 AM   #46
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As far as I can tell, Toei animated this at 24fps to the music, and then converted it to 25fps for EMI using an old-fashioned NTSC>PAL converter box. The French release is basically this master upscaled, while the US release is that master converted back to 24fps, complete with dropped frames and deinterlacing artifacts.

Sadly, it's not ever going to look better. Not unless EMI gets Toei to re-animate the whole thing from scratch, anyway.

Make no mistake, the R1 DVD has some awful compression and no lossless, so the Blu-ray isn't worse... it just isn't much better, either.
I love it when smart people talk . It makes me happy.

This makes so much sense. So. Much. Sense.

I agree, the video wasn't perfect. But if you are right, then there was little to nothing that could be done to make this any better. So, technically, they didn't screw up, they just couldn't do any better...

That said, the lossless audio is so beautiful, it blows me away. Simply stunning. I posted a review on Amazon to try and balance things out a bit, as the video quality may not be amazing, it's sure not enough to use the disc as a coaster.

And hell, in Canada I paid $13 for it

If I take everything else away and leave only the audio, it's well worth $13. Heck, $30.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:20 AM   #47
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Hello. Could someone tell me the UPC Code for the USA release? Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #48
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You can use 5099967851591 to find it.

To find product codes on this site, you can go to its page, click "Edit movie" and then you'll see them:

https://www.blu-ray.com/products/?p=...on=editproduct
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:38 PM   #49
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The real question is: what was the source material?

The thing is.... FOOLY COOLY on blu looks better than this does, and that was essentially an upconvert. Am I to believe that the only master out there for INTERSTELLA 5555 is video tape?
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #50
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You can use 5099967851591 to find it.

To find product codes on this site, you can go to its page, click "Edit movie" and then you'll see them:

https://www.blu-ray.com/products/?p=...on=editproduct
Thanks! I knew I saw UPC codes somewhere on this site before...
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:48 PM   #51
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Well, the first link (the cheaper one) appears to be French version... I ordered it there and just got it today and the back looks like the pics someone else posted in this thread previously. The video format is 1080i/25. So the more expensive US version is 1080p? Does it actually look better, at least better enough to justify paying $10 more?
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:12 PM   #52
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The US version is the same thing, except the frames have been deinterlaced (poorly) and then dropped 1-in-25 of them to run at 24fps. Don't bother wasting your money twice.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #53
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Shame about this flick. Guess I'll stick to my US DVD. :(
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:05 PM   #54
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Shame about this flick. Guess I'll stick to my US DVD.
If you can get it cheap enough, I cannot stress how amazing the audio is on it.

Sure, picture is important - but for this, I bought it specifically for the audio content.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #55
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Ok so this French disc doesn't even work on my PS3, so I will be shipping this back to DD, and I appreciate them wasn't my time sending me an import disc that won't work on most US BD players.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:51 AM   #56
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so basically i won't be able to play the UK/German release on my U.S. blu-ray player? i just bought it and put it in and it didn't play OMG! i'm so pissed off, it said it didn't have a region, i figured that was all to it, i know nothing about the other stuff!
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #57
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^ so how much would you like to sell those unplayable puppies off at??
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #58
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^ so how much would you like to sell those unplayable puppies off at??
well i wanted to know if there was a way to play it, i own a Sony BDP-BX37, is there a model (cheap) of another brand that would play this Blu-Ray Disc in the U.S.?
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:50 AM   #59
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Ok so we've established the picture sucks but if the audio is good then I'm in.... Anyone?
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #60
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So does the audio on the French release have a pitch problem? I see that Deep Discount has the French Blu-ray for around $12. I can sell my DVD for about that much and I am Region Free ready... but I'd only be buying it to hear one of my favorite albums with a higher resolution audio presentation (considering how there's almost no video upgrade).

Anyone know? I heard someone in this thread mention that and I wouldn't want to order the release if that's the case.
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