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Old 07-18-01, 09:35 PM
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Akira:SE dvd review with lots of screen grabs.

This dvd win's for best dvd SE package ever....ever. This is what Anchor Bay should be doing. This is the dvd you will whip out to show off dvd to a friend who thinks VHS is allmost the same.

Picture quallity is stunning, no, amazing. High Definition Anamorphic 16:9 widescreen (1.78:1).You will put the disc in and your mouth will hit the floor. Sound, did I hear a new, yes!!! new!, English DD5.1 Sourround track. Oh! my. Or if you choose there is still the orginal japanese Dolby Surround with optinal english subtitles.

There is also a second disc of bonus Material.
-Production Repot
-Sound clip by Geiinoh Yamashiro Gumi
-Interview of Director Katsuhiro Otomo
-Over 4,500 stills of production materials
-Over 100 stills of Akira glossary
-Original teasers and trailers
-Interviews of restoration staff

Here are pictures I took from the dvd
http://members.home.net/silverwhat/akira/

So if you have one choice for a dvd for the next little while, make it this dvd.
Old 07-18-01, 11:19 PM
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Thanks for posting the screenshots. They look great. Can't wait until next week for my copy.
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A little off topic, but how do you take a screengrab and have the picture remain in a 16:9 format?

It seems every time I try with PowerDVD or WinDVD it ends up in a distorted 4:3 image.
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What version of PowerDVD are you using? I haven't upgraded in about a year, and my caps are always in the correct aspect ratio. I did have some trouble with one of the other players -- I don't remember which one offhand, but everything I captured was squashed to 1.55:1.
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I am useing version 3.0 the latest version.
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The package is VERY nice, but it is not perfect. Due to the fact that it is a tin, it is pretty damn fragile. My copy has a dent on the spine, which was obscured by the cardboard insert they package in retail. I'm not super anal-retentive like some, but I think this will piss some others off if they have the same thing happen.

Still, this is about the only negative I can think of for the ENTIRE DVD. It was worth every penny I paid.
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Originally posted by Electric2k
The package is VERY nice, but it is not perfect. Due to the fact that it is a tin, it is pretty damn fragile. My copy has a dent on the spine, which was obscured by the cardboard insert they package in retail. I'm not super anal-retentive like some, but I think this will piss some others off if they have the same thing happen.

Still, this is about the only negative I can think of for the ENTIRE DVD. It was worth every penny I paid.
How many pennies was that?
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