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The Fanciful Norwegian
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Re: AnimEigo

#151 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:42 pm

I picked up a supposedly new copy of Big Bang Love, Juvenile A but have suspicions about it. Is this supposed to come with a booklet? Animeigo's website has some liner notes for the title, so it seems like it should.

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#152 Post by Titus » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:26 pm

I don't think so. I picked up my copy from Deep Discount, I believe, shortly after it was released, and I don't have one. Those liner notes that are posted on the website are on the special features disc (in the "Notes" section).

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Re: AnimEigo

#153 Post by dwk » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:28 pm

According to DVD Aficionado, a Complete Lone Wolf and Cub Blu-ray box set is being released on September 25

Ugh, excitement nearly dead thanks to this post at the Blu-ray forums
We are working on it and that is our target date. Not sure if we're going to make it.

We took the HD transfers and temporally noise-reduced them (4 days processing per movie!) and now I'm revising the subtitles for HD -- the higher resolution and ability to anti-alias and blend subtitles provides new options we want to take advantage of.

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Re: AnimEigo

#154 Post by feihong » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:41 pm

They have to apply some amount of noise reduction, don't they? It may not be applied in excess. Or am I wrong about that?

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#155 Post by captveg » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:09 am

No, you're correct. Pretty much every BD release is noise reduced to some degree. Just look at almost any Criterion "about the transfer" notes and you'll see "Image Systems' DVNR was used for small dirt, grain and noise reduction", or something similar. Specifically, I took that phrasing from Tokyo Drifter, and just checked Harakiri and it has the same note. A good comparison since they're both Japanese films.

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Re: AnimEigo

#156 Post by Finch » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:24 am

Release of the Year for me as long as they haven't DNR'ed those films to death. Holding on to Eureka's beautiful set though.

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Re: AnimEigo

#157 Post by manicsounds » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:01 am

BD.com review of "Shogun Assassin Boxset", disc 1 is the same as the previous standalone, while disc 2 holds the other 4 films.

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Re: AnimEigo

#158 Post by dwk » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:50 pm

If those screencaps are indicative of what the Lone Wolf set is going to look like, then I'm out.

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Re: AnimEigo

#159 Post by dwk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:01 pm

AnimEigo tweeted that their Zatoichi DVDs are going OOP on September 18th. It'd be nice if Criterion would pick up the license so all but the last Zatoichi would be under one roof.

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Re: AnimEigo

#160 Post by Caligula » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:18 am

The Lone Wolf & Cub Set are six films on two discs, and according to Rock! Shock! Pop! a DNR-disaster. Looks like I'll be cancelling my pre-order.

Quite a disappointment. Wonder what are the chances of Eureka doing a proper BD-job on these great films?

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Re: AnimEigo

#161 Post by Finch » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:41 pm

Shame about this. Might be worth shooting Eureka an email to express interest. I have no idea if the DVD set sold well.

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Re: AnimEigo

#162 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:01 pm

AnimEigo has put in a defense to the effect that they were only able to get ancient analog (Hi-Vision?) masters, and that it was a choice between terrible video noise and terrible DNR. These are presumably the same masters they described as "pristine" when they used them for the Shogun Assassin BD. Yeah, I know, marketing hyperbole and all that, but this is awfully brazen.

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Re: AnimEigo

#163 Post by peerpee » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:33 pm

I relied on AnimEigo's SHOGUN HD master when I oversaw the Eureka BD. If their "undickedwith" masters look like SHOGUN, then it's possible, but it doesn't sound that simple. Not a clue.

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Re: AnimEigo

#164 Post by manicsounds » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:10 am

What about the Eureka DVD masters? Were they the same analog masters as Animeigo used from 2005 or were these newly minted stuff from Toho?

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#165 Post by peerpee » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:49 am

The DVD masters came from Toho, but they were SD.

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Re: AnimEigo

#166 Post by Ashirg » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:40 pm

Sleepy Eyes of Death - Collector's Set Volume 3 is scheduled for February 12, 2013

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Re: AnimEigo

#167 Post by dwk » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:27 pm

According to their website, The Lone Wolf and Cub DVD and Blu-ray set, Shogun Assassin DVDs and Blu-rays, and The Geisha DVD are going OOP later this year. All these titles, along with The Sleepy Eyes of Death box sets(which are NOT going OOP), are on sale.

Hopefully this means that a company that will give the Lone Wolf and Cub films a proper Blu-ray has picked up the rights from Toho.

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