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Rathael
04-19-10, 10:31 AM
i have been looking on these forums a bit and i haven't seen anyone ask this question..., is there any news or rumblings about Viz Media finally joining the blu-ray format? I would like me some Death Note, or even Bleach and Naruto on blu-ray to be honest, and now they seem to be almost odd man out with even media blasters joining the format...

WTK
04-19-10, 08:55 PM
It's not happening anytime soon...
Interview with Viz’s Gonzalo Ferreyra, Part 2 (http://icv2.com/articles/news/16703.html)

Published: 01/21/2010 02:06am

[...]One of the things that’s happening in the DVD or home video business at large is the impact of Blu-ray. Where’s Viz on releasing Blu-ray versions of its titles?

Again, we’re in the early stages of examining it in terms of the U.S. market potential. As you know we’re distributed by Warner Brothers. It has a very active and successful Blu-ray program. One of the challenges with Blu-ray is that it’s region-free. We really need to do our homework in terms of coordinating releases with Japan, with the licensors to get this right. New conversations are happening...

Anubis2005X
04-19-10, 10:27 PM
I'd rebuy Death Note on Blu-ray in a heartbeat...

Cardiac161
04-19-10, 10:57 PM
Get the Taiwan versions of both. I have them and found the PQ/AQ quite outstanding. It has English subs and, from what I've read, are direct ports from the Japanese BDs.

Anubis2005X
04-20-10, 12:05 AM
Get the Taiwan versions of both. I have them and found the PQ/AQ quite outstanding. It has English subs and, from what I've read, are direct ports from the Japanese BDs.

Are you referring to the movies, or the anime series? I have the movies on DVD, but only really care about upgrading the series.

WTK
04-20-10, 01:11 AM
Get the Taiwan versions of both. I have them and found the PQ/AQ quite outstanding. It has English subs and, from what I've read, are direct ports from the Japanese BDs.
Are you referring to the movies, or the anime series? I have the movies on DVD, but only really care about upgrading the series.
The anime is licensed by Mighty Media in Taiwan. It has no English subs (with 13 separate DVD volume releases). It only has Traditional Chinese subs.

zombeaner
04-20-10, 10:41 AM
I've always heard that Taiwanese BDs are atrocious.

Cardiac161
04-20-10, 02:33 PM
I meant the movies (sorry, I should have been more specific).

Nevertheless, the Death Note movies in Taiwan BDs were released by Pony which is more reliable than other companies (like BitWel) which are releases upconverted dvds to BD.

fujishig
04-21-10, 08:03 PM
I didn't even realize that Blu-rays are region free. I wonder how Funimation and others (like Bandai with the Eureka 7 movie) got around that with licensors (since reverse importation is usually the big issue)

davidh777
05-15-10, 02:15 AM
They aren't region free, but the key for this market is that Japan and the U.S. are both region A.

davidh777
05-15-10, 02:16 AM
VIZ just announced the Death Note movies for Blu