Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:06 pm

I just wonder what the video quality of the episodes on these is like, if it's a bootleg i can imagine them looking like crap and compressed to hell compared to FUNi's official versions of the Blue Bricks. Now that said, the packaging is indeed nice looking for something that isn't legit.

Funny how they make these things look so close to the original, authentic versions.
Compare that with bootleg DVD's of the series from over a decade ago that had some of the most terrible and amateurish cover artwork i had ever seen

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by bernhard90 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:56 am

Oops! I forgot to post the screenshots I made from these fake blue bricks! ASAP. They are not on my PC so thats the reason it took a little longer :oops:

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:03 am

bernhard90 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:56 am
Oops! I forgot to post the screenshots I made from these fake blue bricks! ASAP. They are not on my PC so thats the reason it took a little longer :oops:
I am curious if the video footage was taken from the Dragon Box. That wouldn't be too bad.

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by Char Aznable » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:35 am

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:03 am
bernhard90 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:56 am
Oops! I forgot to post the screenshots I made from these fake blue bricks! ASAP. They are not on my PC so thats the reason it took a little longer :oops:
I am curious if the video footage was taken from the Dragon Box. That wouldn't be too bad.
In the unlikely event that's the case, someone's going to have to point me in the direction of these bootlegs!

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:46 am

I'd be really surprised if that were indeed the case, but i'm not convinced until screenshots are posted to verify the quality of the transfers themselves whatever they happen to be.

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:17 am

This is currently on auction at eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Dragon-B ... 3727065800

Good looking bootleg but still a bootleg. Not gonna risk trying to buy this as the quality is probably badly compressed.

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Re: Are these blue-bricks real or bootleg?

Post by Lance Freeman » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 am

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 pm
bernhard90 wrote:And what should I see on my PC ?
The DVD size and also worth checking if you see any compression (pixelated picture).
What does "DVD size" mean, exactly? I have a suspect copy of Berserk Remastered I'd like to confirm.

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Re: Are these blue-bricks real or bootleg?

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:43 pm

Lance Freeman wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 am
JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 pm
bernhard90 wrote:And what should I see on my PC ?
The DVD size and also worth checking if you see any compression (pixelated picture).
What does "DVD size" mean, exactly? I have a suspect copy of Berserk Remastered I'd like to confirm.
DVD size can either mean DVD5 or DVD9.

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Re: Are these blue-bricks real or bootleg?

Post by Lance Freeman » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:45 pm

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Lance Freeman wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 am
JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:51 pm

The DVD size and also worth checking if you see any compression (pixelated picture).
What does "DVD size" mean, exactly? I have a suspect copy of Berserk Remastered I'd like to confirm.
DVD size can either mean DVD5 or DVD9.
So if it's a dual-layer DVD, it's probably good?

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Re: Are these blue-bricks real or bootleg?

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:35 am

Lance Freeman wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:45 pm
JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Lance Freeman wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:31 am


What does "DVD size" mean, exactly? I have a suspect copy of Berserk Remastered I'd like to confirm.
DVD size can either mean DVD5 or DVD9.
So if it's a dual-layer DVD, it's probably good?
Maybe. But bootleggers try to always use the cheapest options available.

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by SaintEvolution » Sun May 05, 2019 3:53 pm

JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:17 am
This is currently on auction at eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Dragon-B ... 3727065800

Good looking bootleg but still a bootleg. Not gonna risk trying to buy this as the quality is probably badly compressed.
This really looks good. If wasn't for reading news and know information from internet, I would not call this as bootleg, because it really doesn't seems like it on the first view.

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by Chilly » Tue May 21, 2019 3:40 pm

I erroneously made another topic dealing with bootleg DB Super Blu-rays. Did not realize this topic was here. In any case, I wanted to advise anyone purchasing the Super Part(s) BDs online to be cautious. There are counterfeits that look so close to the official product it's insane. This video I found better explains the differences between the Funi product and the bootlegs:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... 7tnZONIXmT

What's more is that some 3rd party Amazon sellers (who use Amazon's own shipping service) are selling these as official, when they're not. I see some of the season sets have run into this issue as well, but I think these look even more deceiving. :shifty:

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by bernhard90 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:37 pm

Here are the screen shots!

Imagedb 1 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

Imagedb 2 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

Imagedb 3 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

Imagedb 4 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:46 pm

bernhard90 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Here are the screen shots!


That looks just about like the Blue Bricks themselves, albeit a tiny bit more compressed compared to the real deals. I must say judging by those screenshots these certainly don't seem quite as bad as some of the cheaply made bootlegs of the series especially of DBZ that i've seen which cram a butt load of episodes per disc and over compress them to the max.

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Re: Bootleg topic! Real vs fake

Post by eledoremassis02 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:25 pm

bernhard90 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Here are the screen shots!

Imagedb 1 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

Imagedb 2 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

Imagedb 3 by Bernhard I, on Flickr

Imagedb 4 by Bernhard I, on Flickr
these are about on par to the quality of the bootleg super DVDs. Wonder if its the same people

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