dvd update

Stefan Nutz / Nuzumakifilms nuzumaki at gmx.net
Wed Feb 23 09:20:56 EST 2005

but the same problem goes with R1 dvds. not many use the japanese discs as master, which is obviously the best possible source. for example ARTSMAGIC's BIRDPEOPLE OF CHINA. 
i simply dont see the point in mastering a DVD which will look worse that the R2 version... and its much more expensive. 

the recently released panorama discs are quite good, lets say average. 
but i cant remember that there was an anamorphic release ever, at least in this CENTURY OF JAPANESE CINEMA series. 

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Miles Wood 
  To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 2:54 PM
  Subject: Re: dvd update 


  i just checked the JF2 dvd by panorama and it is 16:9 (1.85 widescreen), but not anamorphic. 

  In DVD-speak 16:9 = anamorphic. Yes, I know it's letterboxed, but that doesn't explain why they didn't use the Japanese DVD as a source...like the Mainland China bootleg did!

  you are right, mostly the HK dvds are in all aspects worse compared to the japanese releases, but they simply cost 1/4 of the region 2 version, in that case
  they are quite a good option.

  Not when the quality is of many of the Panorama discs. I've had a couple that I switched off after 5 minutes because the quality was sooo bad! Also many Universe discs will freeze up in some players.

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