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dugan
04-20-12, 08:02 PM
Is the Akira Blu-Ray out of print?

Not carried by hmv.ca
Not carried by rightstuf.com
$60 and "ships in 1 to 2 months" at amazon.ca

UPDATE: I guess it is:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=930143

Isny
04-22-12, 04:49 AM
It's cheap from Amazon.co.uk if you have a multi region Blu Ray player, or a PC Blu Ray drive.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akira-Collectors-Edition-Steelbook-Blu-ray/dp/B004QOT098/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1335084504&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akira-Blu-ray-Katsuhiro-%C3%94tomo/dp/B004O2AZHI/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1335084504&sr=1-3

WTK
04-22-12, 10:13 PM
Bandai Visual (JP) re-released Akira last summer. English sub and dub are included.

Amazon Japan link (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004UID0NW) | YesAsia link (about $50.25) (http://www.yesasia.com/us/akira-blu-ray-reduced-price-edition-english-subtitled-japan-version/1024318035-0-0-0-en/info.html)

http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C5xjfgjeL.jpg

dugan
04-23-12, 02:11 PM
or a PC Blu Ray drive.

I'm sorry to have to ask an off-topic question, but I'm actually thinking of buying a PC Blu-Ray drive for this purpose. Is watching disks from other regions a trivial process? I'd rather not have to purchase third party software or (God forbid) rip the disk to my hard drive just to do so.

If third party software is recommended, then what do you recommend?

flansered
04-23-12, 03:19 PM
Wouldn't it just be easier to get a cheap Insignia player that's region free? I know Best Buy has one that's $60 and just requires an older firmware to be installed.

OutRun2
04-23-12, 08:31 PM
Bandai Visual (JP) re-released Akira last summer. English sub and dub are included.

Amazon Japan link (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004UID0NW) | YesAsia link (about $50.25) (http://www.yesasia.com/us/akira-blu-ray-reduced-price-edition-english-subtitled-japan-version/1024318035-0-0-0-en/info.html)

http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C5xjfgjeL.jpg

Just curious but have you compared this one with the original American release? If so, are there any significant difference s in picture quality and fidelity?

Isny
04-24-12, 10:27 PM
I'm sorry to have to ask an off-topic question, but I'm actually thinking of buying a PC Blu-Ray drive for this purpose. Is watching disks from other regions a trivial process? I'd rather not have to purchase third party software or (God forbid) rip the disk to my hard drive just to do so.

If third party software is recommended, then what do you recommend?

It's VERY simple. BDRegionTray is the name of the program. You download it, run it on startup, and just right click on it to choose the region prior to loading up your preferred Blu Ray playback software. (I think it works with Power DVD and Total Media Theatre)

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=149191

WTK
04-25-12, 12:24 AM
Just curious but have you compared this one with the original American release? If so, are there any significant difference s in picture quality and fidelity?
Nope. Some details can be found here (http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/showthread.php?935-Akira).

Giles
04-25-12, 02:47 PM
Nope. Some details can be found here (http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/showthread.php?935-Akira).

the 24bit/192kHz sound is outstanding!

chrisc31
07-28-12, 07:42 PM
Via Ann (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-28/funi-adds-seikishi-yamato/r-one-piece/strong-world-fairy-tail-film-akira)

Funimation revealed it has acquired the home entertainment rights to Katsuhiro Otomo's film Akira. Bandai Entertainment had previously reissued the film on DVD in February of this year, and the most recent U.S. reissue before that was a Blu-ray Disc in February 2009 by Bandai Visual USA. Streamline Pictures and Geneon Entertainment released the film in the past.

We can expect a Blu-ray release!

xage
08-06-12, 03:42 PM
Via Ann (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-28/funi-adds-seikishi-yamato/r-one-piece/strong-world-fairy-tail-film-akira)



We can expect a Blu-ray release!


That means Higher "Collectible Value" for:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3033/akirabd.jpg

Arpeggi
11-11-12, 08:44 PM
That means Higher "Collectible Value" for:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3033/akirabd.jpg

I have a sealed copy of that blu ray. What's the value of it now?