thezeppo1138 wrote:They have never come out with a good print of EOE in America. If they released a blu-ray that looked as good as the one from Japans Renewal set, it would be brilliant. It also sucks that we can't get it distributed in the US anymore cause it hinders the fanbase from expanding very much. I bought it back in the early 2000s on a whim during an anime sale at Best Buy or something and now its one of my favorite things ever. That can't happen to anybody these days which sucks for would be fans who now can't randomly come across it.
The last time I saw a new NGE box set on store shelves was in 2010 in a Best Buy and EOE, the same year in an FYE. NGEs release doesn't really need any improvement, but EOEs release was so bad, Manga was basically baiting English speakers to pirate a better release of the film.
Actually, that sparks an interesting thought: If you already bought a release of a particular film, does that entitle you to all enhanced versions of the exact same content? I kinda think it does, and with a release as botched as Manga's EOE, I think it warrants a closer examination of how our copyright and purchasing laws can be applied. Why should one region of the world pay their money and get stuck with a version that is as ridiculously shitty as ours is?