Is this shit ever getting a rerelease?
Maybe a Blu Ray release in the future?
How can one of the most popular anime series be completely and utterly out of print?
And how about a proper English master of End of Evangelion since our DVD release looked like ass compared to the renewal version.
Of course they can, it was mastered on film. Film from the 1930's scanned in HD looks great on Blu Ray.
The only type of anime that we may never see in HD is late 90's/early 2000's DIGITALLY produced anime for which there are now only 480p masters since there was no physical film ever made (think early Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, etc.)
>I'm not sure if it's even possible to make such an old series blu-ray
because i'm a newfriend and was too young and ignorant when it was still cheap
Can't have a blu ray if the original copy was burned up in a fire. Enjoy your DVD and be glad that you have that.
They can shovel it onto a Blu-Ray but it's not gonna look good cause it will just be the DVD collection's quality.
Most of the animation cells are lost so they would have to almost completely re-draw the series and there's no way they're gonna do it.
The fuck you talking about, old anime looks great on bluray if it is sourced from the original cells.
The real reason we don't have Eva blurays is probably because the licensing is a nightmare. Even if Khara owns the Evangelion franchise, they might not have rights to produce the TV series.
Or maybe Gainax lost/destroyed the cells a long time ago so there is nothing worth doing a remaster of.
If they have the 16mm film print masters they used for the DVD collection, they can do a proper bluray master.
16mm transfers can look better at 720p than 480p easily.
They don't need the animation cells, unless they were planning on re filming the series on 35mm or digitally.
Oh sure, I mean there has to be at LEAST a couple 16mm's arund somewhere but using the original cells would give it the best possible look.
Scanning the the film and doing it the old fashioned way would look nice remastered but not the best it could be.
Are the subs bad or something?
I dont think Ive actually watched the DVD as it's a click away on my computer.
>Are the subs bad or something?
They're not completely horrible, but people have pointed out some mistakes.
The release is letter boxed and DNR'ed to hell. It just looks really bad. It's not sourced from the Renewal release in Japan, like the Platinum boxset is.
But would they still be in good enough condition to use for a remaster? There is a reason why funis releases of DBZ have gotten progressively shittier, and its because they have been using the same source film for over a decade. An with Eva being such a landmark anime, I'd imagine a lot of those reels have also been stolen, cut up, and sold over the years.
Well, the Renewal release was done 11 years ago.
As long as they followed proper film preserving procedures, it should still be in perfectly good shape.
Criterion does an amazing job of restoring much older film prints, so as long as the people doing it are competent, it'll look great.
Ya, the Manga dubtitles are awful. They mistranslated important lines, ignored other lines, rewrote scenes, and changed some of the SFX.
Not to mention the video quality looks like a VHS rip.
I have also wondered whom the fuck owns the rights. I remember being a young pleb of 16 and thinking the platinum collection wouldn't be worth it and I'd just get a regular box set. Mind you, you still can't get Haruhi S1 in bBongland either, but season 2 is plentiful.
>I have also wondered whom the fuck owns the rights
I think ADV still has them.
They didn't sell them to Funimation here.
Also ADV weirdly released an Elfen Lied bluray in 2013 after they shut down in 2009, which makes me think the company is still alive and holding onto the rights in some form.
The most hilarious part about the Manga Entertainment release is that it isn't anamorphic widescreen, they just put black bars on the top and bottom. So if you try and play it on a widescreen TV, you end up with black bars on all four sides. Absolutely disgusting.
Out of the 4 companies that ADV sold their holdings to in 2009, I can't find any information on two of them.
The other two have lists of what properties they acquired.
I guess it's possible that the rights went to one of those two companies.
The problem with this is that there is no real reporting on this stuff. ANN's coverage was really lacking, since they basically just parrot press releases.
The Platinum release is pretty good. It's not quite at the level of the Renewal release (probably because of the space needed for the English dub track), but it's not garbage at all.
The English End of Eva release on the other hand, is shit.
It looks better.
There's just less stuff on the Japanese disc, so more space for the actual show.
I remember seeing some comparisons around the time the [Bloat] release came out, so I'm just going off of memory from then.
>>I'm not sure if it's even possible to make such an old series blu-ray.
Gainax did an HD remaster of the TV series and the two movies like 10 years ago (Renewal of Evangelion, ADV called it the Platinum Edition) so it'd be pretty easy to spit out a Blu Ray set.
>>And how about a proper English master of End of Evangelion since our DVD release looked like ass compared to the renewal version.
Fucking Japan. The shittiness of video on the US End of Eva release is some seriously pussyass anti-reverse-importation bullshit.
The fact that Japan gave Manga such a shitty master after Manga paid 3 million dollars for the EoE license is a real slap to the face.