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Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Post by KillerCory » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am

3015 / 3000

Well... here we go....
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Post by Tylerman29 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:28 am

Wonder if they will make a new blog post announcing the goal being met and how they plan to move forward.
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Post by Forte224 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:31 am

KillerCory wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am
3015 / 3000

Well... here we go....
That was quite a jump. Welp, hold on to your butts.

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Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Post by AnimeMaakuo » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:36 am

MetaMoss wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:06 am
JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:47 am
Won't be that great. DNR'd and muffled audio, plus no NEPs. This is remaster is being done by FUNimation which should be clear for those who have read their blog post.
I am fully aware of what I'm going to get here. I don't need NEPs, I already said my piece about being able to tolerate the DNR, and even the Dragon Boxes have muffled audio. At least somebody at Funimation (Sabat) has broadcast audio available, because Toei sure doesn't. Fat chance it'll be used on this, but that opportunity is technically there.
You’re able to tolerate missing detail and lines from the picture? Wow, I give you major props. I can’t do that. It goes against everything I’ve stood for. Definitely won’t be wasting $350 on this atrocious mess, unless FUNimation fixes the issues (which I doubt).
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Post by Daimo-Rukiri » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:37 am

Happy and sad at the same time, still going thru with my pre-order tho.
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Post by DBZ_Lee » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:45 am

So they've surpassed the 3K, and I thought they'd offer the rest to retail. Appears not.

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:48 am

AnimeMaakuo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:36 am
MetaMoss wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:06 am
JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:47 am
Won't be that great. DNR'd and muffled audio, plus no NEPs. This is remaster is being done by FUNimation which should be clear for those who have read their blog post.
I am fully aware of what I'm going to get here. I don't need NEPs, I already said my piece about being able to tolerate the DNR, and even the Dragon Boxes have muffled audio. At least somebody at Funimation (Sabat) has broadcast audio available, because Toei sure doesn't. Fat chance it'll be used on this, but that opportunity is technically there.
You’re able to tolerate missing detail and lines from the picture? Wow, I give you major props. I can’t do that. It goes against everything I’ve stood for. Definitely won’t be wasting $350 on this atrocious mess, unless FUNimation fixes the issues (which I doubt).
I'm definitely sticking with my Dragon Boxes at this point, it's true that they have flaws themselves but overall for the most part they are personally my definitive release not just in the aspect ratio and video quality department but also with having the complete proper presentation of the Japanese version. This new set definitely doesn't cut the mustard in my eyes with the bits we have seen so far, and even if they do take fans' complaints into account and correct the DNR/smearing problems i really don't see myself buying it even then.

Besides, i just recently bought Dragon Box 7 (the discs themselves at least) on eBay which now only leaves volume 4 for me to get before at long last i'll own 291 episodes in Dragon Box quality. :D
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Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Post by Robo4900 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:07 am

Tylerman29 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 am
Is there a release that doesn't have muffled Japanese audio?
No.

But there should be.

Chris Sabat has the broadcast audio now; if Funimation wanted to use it, they easily could.

No way they will, at least not for this release.
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KillerCory wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am
3015 / 3000

Well... here we go....
And away we go....
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Post by JohnnyCashKami » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:13 am

MadSpecialist wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:57 am
JohnnyCashKami wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:13 am
I would've liked to own the Taiwan release of GT but don't know where to buy it.
If I'm not mistaken, the same set was available at YesAsia but I can only now find it at Taiwanese retailers. A proxy would probably be your best bet and it could always turn up on eBay or Yahoo! Auctions. As far as I know, although it does contain the broadcast audio, it's completely in mono rather than stereo.

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned but it's encouraging to see sites picking up the reaction:

https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/04/10/ ... rsy-anime/
https://geektyrant.com/news/funimation- ... rs-edition
That's really, REALLY cheap. Gotta see if I find someone that can buy me this. Thank you~!
Robo4900 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:07 am
Tylerman29 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 am
Is there a release that doesn't have muffled Japanese audio?
No.

But there should be.

Chris Sabat has the broadcast audio now; if Funimation wanted to use it, they easily could.

No way they will, at least not for this release.
Saying "no" is kind of misleading. For the Movies and GT? There is. For Z? Well, no. Unless you'd count music cassettes.

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Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Post by sangofe » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:16 am

Daimo-Rukiri wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:37 am
Happy and sad at the same time, still going thru with my pre-order tho.
You couldn't have cancelled the pre order anyway.

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Post by KBABZ » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:23 am

KillerCory wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am
3015 / 3000

Well... here we go....
Remember, we still have the leverage that Funi can sell EVEN MORE than they already have if they leave the footage untouched after cropping it.

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Post by superfan2024 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:29 am

Robo4900 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:07 am
Tylerman29 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 am
Is there a release that doesn't have muffled Japanese audio?
No.

But there should be.

Chris Sabat has the broadcast audio now; if Funimation wanted to use it, they easily could.

No way they will, at least not for this release.
I'm pretty sure that's Toei's call.

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Post by JohnnyCashKami » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:35 am

Certain uers at GeekTyrant (never heard of this website but that doesn't matter) are trying to defend FUNimation's shitty remaster and call us "whinny babies" but they themselves have no argument either. One just says that ("whining needlessly") and another confesses to want the episodes on his pirated media server.

Smh. I'm guessing these folks love the Ultra 8K Dragon Ball Z "remasters" on YouTube then. :|

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Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Post by Robo4900 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 am

superfan2024 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:29 am
Robo4900 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:07 am
Tylerman29 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 am
Is there a release that doesn't have muffled Japanese audio?
No.

But there should be.

Chris Sabat has the broadcast audio now; if Funimation wanted to use it, they easily could.

No way they will, at least not for this release.
I'm pretty sure that's Toei's call.
It isn't.* They don't care.

*Technically, like everything Funi does to Dragon Ball, Toei could veto it. But they don't care.
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Post by VegettoEX » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:40 am

I... just... what?

I'm not sure how it is you think that a licensee can just use whatever materials they want on an American home video anime release — independent of how they received said materials, what condition they're in, what format they're in, etc. — without approval from the original rights-holder, but that's just not true.

Some companies are far more giving and open than others in terms of entertaining new ideas and supplemental materials that may have not originated with them, but there's not a single example I'm aware of where an American company just threw something on there without approval.
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Post by gokaiblue » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:47 am

Seems they met their goal and then some. Despite this, I hope our words haven't fallen on deaf ears.
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Post by SqueakyBoots » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:51 am

professorwho wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 pm
FUNi probably has their remaster 90% complete at this point- internally, they're most likely starting work on the Blu-ray compression and authoring phase- if the timeline between authoring and release with other anime distributors also applies to FUNi, if they aren't they'd probably be behind schedule on a project this big.

Essentially, they can't go back to fix the DNR'd mess if they wanted to unless they delay it and re-start the video compression and BD authoring phase as a result.
If having to switch over to a better quality transfer means delaying the sets by a few months or more, so be it. I will gladly wait however long it takes for them to put together a good quality definitive release as long as they do it right.

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Post by gokaiblue » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:01 am

SqueakyBoots wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:51 am
professorwho wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:04 pm
FUNi probably has their remaster 90% complete at this point- internally, they're most likely starting work on the Blu-ray compression and authoring phase- if the timeline between authoring and release with other anime distributors also applies to FUNi, if they aren't they'd probably be behind schedule on a project this big.

Essentially, they can't go back to fix the DNR'd mess if they wanted to unless they delay it and re-start the video compression and BD authoring phase as a result.
If having to switch over to a better quality transfer means delaying the sets by a few months or more, so be it. I will gladly wait however long it takes for them to put together a good quality definitive release as long as they do it right.
I'd even wait a year for them to do it right. Hell, we've waited nearly 10 or more.
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Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:07 am

KillerCory wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am
3015 / 3000

Well... here we go....
Damn people really want to waste 350 bucks for a cheaply remastered set

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