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Postby -Nick- » 6 years ago

"Tetsuwan Penguin" wrote:At $200 per box set, plus $500 for an Oppo digital BD player, this is going to get expensive....


You won't need a new player, the disks are region free.

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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 6 years ago

"-Nick-" wrote:[QUOTE=Tetsuwan Penguin;223678]At $200 per box set, plus $500 for an Oppo digital BD player, this is going to get expensive....


You won't need a new player, the disks are region free.[/QUOTE]

Well I don't own a BD player at this moment, so if I want those disks I will have to buy one!

The Oppo player I mentioned can be hacked to be region free for DVD's, and will also upscale DVD's, and play super-audio CD's, MP3's, DVD-Audio, and a few other format disks. I think it will also play various kinds of computer video files burned onto DVD-R or CD-R disks.
Finally, it has discrete 7+1 channel analog decoded sound output so I don't have to buy a new AV receiver to decode the new Dolby surround formats used on BD disks.

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Postby -Nick- » 6 years ago

Ah ok, makes sense then. I want to get an Oppo eventually too!

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Postby Kirben » 6 years ago

The two Blu-Ray sets just arrived, and I have only browsed the episodes so far. But I'm rather disappointed in the video quality in motion, as there are constant small flecks (black or white) throughout the episodes, which I assume are dust and dirt from the original film masters. It seems like they failed to clean up the film print enough, before making use of them for the Blu-Rays.

The level of detail is very good as shown in the screenshots, and I don't mind film grain. But these flecks can be distracting on my 27" monitor, and I expect even worse on a large screen.

So if you are planning on buying these sets, don't expect perfect video quality. Also the episodes can be a little shaky at time too.

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Postby -Nick- » 4 years ago

Sorry for the bump.

Recently the 1980 Blu Rays have gone out of print, I had put off buying them and now have missed out on Part 1. Does anyone know of anywhere still selling it? I'm going to Japan soon, good chances I could find them there easily?

Thanks.

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Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

"-Nick-" wrote:Sorry for the bump.

Recently the 1980 Blu Rays have gone out of print, I had put off buying them and now have missed out on Part 1. Does anyone know of anywhere still selling it? I'm going to Japan soon, good chances I could find them there easily?

Thanks.


Amazon Japan is still listing a few retailers selling the 1980 Blu-rays, though the prices are a bit steep:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%AA%E3%83%AA%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8A%E3%83%AB-%E9%89%84%E8%85%95%E3%82%A2%E3%83%88%E3%83%A0-Blu-ray-Special-%E6%9C%9F%E9%96%93%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E7%94%9F%E7%94%A3%E7%89%88/dp/B00EI6R9YC

I also found a couple other sites still selling the 1980 Blu-rays:

http://www.play-asia.com/astro-boy-original-color-edition-blu-ray-special-box-last-part-l/13/707gfn
https://solarisjapan.com/products/astro-boy-tetsuwan-atom-original-color-edition-blu-ray-special-box-first-part-limited-pressing
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Postby gokaiblue » 4 years ago

I do wonder why they haven't brought the BluRays to America or any other English speaking country, as it alreasy has the English dub. All they need is the English subs (which I would love to be changed to show Atom instead of Astro, but it's fine either way).

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Postby -Nick- » 4 years ago

Thanks.

Yeah sold out on Play Asia and super expensive via Solaris. Oh well.. Maybe some English company will eventually release it with subs too..

Let's hope.

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Postby F-Man » 4 years ago

I'd suggest getting multiple copies if you find any in Japan.
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Postby -Nick- » 4 years ago

We went to the Tezuka Museum and I picked up Box 1. Pricey, but who knows if we will ever get an English release.


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