FLCL to be re-released

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:30 pm

The trailer doesn´t look too good, IMO

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Postby NAveryW » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:15 pm

The HD version downloadable from iTunes is stretched to 16:9. I really hope the Blu-ray isn't the same way... also, that it's possible to adjust the aspect ratio in iTunes. Can I do that?
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Postby Hyper Shinchan » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:57 pm

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:The HD version downloadable from iTunes is stretched to 16:9. I really hope the Blu-ray isn't the same way... also, that it's possible to adjust the aspect ratio in iTunes. Can I do that?

I dunno about stretching the video (I don't even have ITunes installed), if it's a regular MP4, renamed to M4V like Apple likes to do, then it's possible to stretch it in MPC-HC and other players, and you can adjust the AR with MP4Box; if it's copyprotected then I really don't know what you can do.
Anyway it seems that they uploaded a video with the wrong AR, it won't be stretched (it'd be ugly if it wasn't the case) in the DVD/BD.
Anyway I'm interested in the BD since it's quite cheap from Amazon preorder (and I have a 15$ discount that Amazon gave me for the delay with FLCL's novels that haven't showed up after two months), does anyone know if it'll be region free or region A/B like other Funi's release (it seems that at least Eva 1.11 was region A/B from what I've heard)? It wouldn't be funny if I can't play the disc with my PS3.
I don't really care about the quality of the upscale, I already have the WORST release ever made (it's a terrible mess of blended fields, a terrible NTSC>PAL conversion and one of the reason that I don't purchase PAL DVDs any more), it'd always be an improvement.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:01 pm

The FLCL re-release is now out on DVD and BD. Has anyone checked it out yet?
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Postby DevRei17 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:09 pm

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:The FLCL re-release is now out on DVD and BD. Has anyone checked it out yet?

I'm getting it next week. The reviews so far have been saying the BD is average and is only slightly better the Japanese release. Oh well I might still get it. It can't be any better than the DVD version, can it?
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:22 pm

I plan to buy it once I get my new pay check next week. I hope the blu-ray release is worth the wait.
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Postby NAveryW » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:19 pm

View Original PostDevRei17 wrote:It can't be any better than the DVD version, can it?
You'd be surprised how much DVD compression can lower the quality of something even at the same resolution.
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Postby drinian » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:33 pm

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:You'd be surprised how much DVD compression can lower the quality of something even at the same resolution.

Specifically because
1) MPEG-2 doesn't deal well with animation; Blu-Ray uses H.264 which is far, far better.
2) High-bitrate MPEG-2 was often eschewed in favor of packing more episodes onto each disc.
3) Many digitally produced shows were delivered to R1 licensors on high-end videotape formats, meaning that there was some inherent tape noise when they were re-compressed. That's still happening today, if my Sentai copy of He is My Master is any indicator.

Although the original R1 FLCL release was 2 episodes per disc, so bitrate wasn't an issue.
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Postby RMZX » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:13 pm

Purchased the FLCL Blu-Ray just now.

I had the option of picking the DVD Version up, but they're the same price on RightStuf so I just chose Blu-Ray.
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Postby schismatics » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:03 pm

My copy just came in! It's a lot better quality than I thought it was going to be actually. Colors are crisp, audio's great, there's a few occasional artifacts but I only really notice them when there's some effects going on that were probably done SD.

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Postby RMZX » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:55 pm

Quality is wonderful, Odd how for a special feature they have the show in its 480i SD Version.
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Postby DevRei17 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:22 pm

I got the DVD version today because that's all my Best Buy had. Oh well, it looks and sounds good so I'm happy.
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Postby drinian » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:22 pm

View Original PostRMZX wrote:Quality is wonderful, Odd how for a special feature they have the show in its 480i SD Version.

Odd, but the remastered video is still 4:3, right?
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Postby RMZX » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:57 pm

yep.

Stuff on the back says Main Feature is 1080p High Definition 4X3 (SD Remaster)....

Oh wait... I think i misread that.

Yep, the special features are in Standard Def, not the Episodes in Standard Def as well. Boy that would be pointless.
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