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Postby Dima » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:49 am

More precisely at 7/20. In 3 discs, it will include the films Love & Pop, Shiki-Jitsu and Cutie Honey. Also, it will include two short films (google translate calls it 'ultraman-something'' and the other film got released in 2002 so who knows what is that), a video called ''27th Tokyo International Film Festival Special'' and a talk event with Anno. This was just announced in Japan, so we will have to wait for a better translation (unless an other member translates the link). In the following link you can see the boxart along with more info (in Japanese though).

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201604/27104513.html
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Postby robersora » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:21 pm

Awesome! Finally Jiki Jitsu will be available again in the quality it deserves... Super happy about this announcement.
Then again, I'm really curious, how Love&Pop ends hup which really relishes in the lo-fi atmosphere.

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:44 pm

Well this is downright cruel irony, for i just received my copy of Shiki Jitsu
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Postby BlueBasilisk » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:54 pm

View Original PostDima wrote:Also, it will include two short films (google translate calls it 'ultraman-something''

Would that be the short where Anno plays an Ultraman?
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Postby robersora » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:36 pm

View Original PostBlueBasilisk wrote:Would that be the short where Anno plays an Ultraman?


Yep.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:28 pm

:woohoo:

View Original Postrobersora wrote:Then again, I'm really curious, how Love&Pop ends hup which really relishes in the lo-fi atmosphere.

That one's going to be interesting to watch. There are a few shots or scenes photographed using 16 or 35mm film, and will translate beautifully into an HD format, while the standard definition Mini DV shots will probably still look the way they do. If this film was ever given a theatrical release, it'll probably look closer (if not better) than the theatrical release of the film. I can't wait to see how the different cameras contrast with one another.

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:25 am

Since this is being released by VAP I really wouldn't get your hopes up that it's all properly remastered to the highest standard possible.

They have a horrible, horrible history of just upscaling whatever old existing masters they have lying around for Blu-ray releases, even if it's atrocious analog video masters. The times they've actually gone back and rescanned the master film are disgustingly few.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:30 am

Oh, poop. If that's the case then I'll just order the Director's Cut version of Love & Pop on DVD instead.

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Postby robersora » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:49 am

View Original PostTMBounty_Hunter wrote:Since this is being released by VAP I really wouldn't get your hopes up that it's all properly remastered to the highest standard possible.

They have a horrible, horrible history of just upscaling whatever old existing masters they have lying around for Blu-ray releases, even if it's atrocious analog video masters. The times they've actually gone back and rescanned the master film are disgustingly few.


Maybe we're in luck this time and get decent treatments, considering all of those movies have been played for Anno's retrospective quite recently.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:33 pm

So this is out today in Japan right? Cool

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:54 pm

Any word on if these are merely upscales of SD sources?

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Postby robersora » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:56 pm

So I still can't find Shiki Jitsu in HD quality, which makes me sad. By now there should have been rips. According to amazon.co.jp reviews the image quality is really good for this one too, so...
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Postby ApolloIVtv » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:33 am

Has anyone gotten around to buying one of these yet? I've been thinking about getting it but the specific details of the set are kinda vague.
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Postby Qaiz » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:26 pm

I actually own this set, I could shed some light on the specifics.

In terms of contents:

DISC 1:
Love & Pop - HD Upscale, English Subtitles, No Audio Settings.
Daicon Film's Return of Ultraman (1983, 28 min Hideaki Anno Directed fan-made short film) - No Subtitles
Love & Pop Trailers and TV Spots - No Subtitles

DISC 2:
Shiki-Jitsu - 4K digital remaster, English Subtitles, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0, Linear PCM 2.0
The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival screening "World of Anno Hideaki" Talk - No Subtitles
Shiki-Jitsu Trailers, TV Spots - No Subtitles

DISC 3:
Cutie Honey - HD master version, English Subtitles, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Linear PCM 2.0
Ryusei-kacho (2001, 14 mins Short Film Drected by Hideaki Anno) - English Subtitles
Shin Godzilla Trailer - No Subtitles
Cutie Honey Trailers, TV Spots, Unpublished Scenes. - No Subtitles

+ 72 Page Booklet


Love & Pop looked really good. A vast majority of the film is shot in 4:3 but a few scenes change aspect ratio, this of course is intentional. It still retains that "low-fi" look whilst still looking discernible and better than it ever has. The Trailers and such look fine too, Return of Ultraman however looks pretty bad but that's the way the source material is, it has no subtitles but was still a fun watch.

Shiki-Jitsu looked amazing, Cutie Honey looks really sharp too, to a degree that you can see the makeup on the characters faces, an effect that inadvertently adds to it. Ryusei-kacho is the only extra to have subtitles but most of it is TV Spots and Music videos anyways, I'd have loved subtitles for the World of Anno video however which is over an hour. Sorry for the haphazard overview.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:07 pm

Alright, I'm buying this collection.

Also, which version of Love & Pop is on the disc? There's the original version that Kino Video released to the US, and then there's an extended de-interlaced version on DVD in Japan.

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Postby Qaiz » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:41 pm

I'm inclined to say that it's the same version as the SR Ban DVD (KIBF-180) due to the run-time on the BD being 112 mins which would signal it being the extended version.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:28 am

SWEET! I can kill two birds with one stone with this purchase!

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Postby FrDougal9000 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:12 am

What region is it, or is it region-free? Cuz the fact that it's got English subtitles is seriously enticing...
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Postby robersora » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:28 pm

What region is it, or is it region-free?

If it is region locked, your player should play it just fine, if you're American. If you're European, like me, though - your out of luck.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:13 pm

Once I found out this baby had English subtitles I went to go buy a set but could only find it for minimum $170 (plus shipping & handling so really it would cost more than $200). A bit pricy for a Blu-ray. Has anyone seen the set online for a lesser price?


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