I wanted to get a blu-ray copy of this but the reviews said it sucked. Is there a better version out there?
This. It's basically GiTS given the Star Wars Special Edition treatment, taking random effects and replacing them with bad CGI versions.
>getting gender wrong
They probably mean with the Puppetmaster. There's a new Japanese audio track where they replaced the original male VA with a woman for some fucking reason.
Tell me what do you want to know, i own it
Blu-ray com says the 25th anniversary edition isn't scaled to fill the screen, as evident in >>152459216
If you get the 2.0 release it comes with the unaltered original as an extra, I don't think you'll get the same problem.
The best version is of an HDTV broadcast, you can find it on BakaBT. It's an ancient encode in WMV, but it's miles better than any Blu-ray offering. The group that added subs to that version (Judgement) is planning a V2 release. Judgement's done a lot of impressive composite releases, worth looking at what else they've done.
Go on BT and get Judgement's version, newfags. The BD is so terrible even a tv rip is better than it.
lying fuck, I own the blu-ray and have judgement rip, the blu-ray is perfect in terms of visuals, it all comes down to dubs/subs choices, it had the german original dub (not the shitty redub) so it's good to me
You're a hopeless fucktard, the BD is awful, there are lots of sources on the net about the issues, go to the BT page of the encode I posted and you can see direct comparisons and read an in deep explanation in the comments.
Who fucking cares about dubs anyway, they're never a problem.
Refrain from posting if you don't know shit next time, stupid fuck.
and here the ''judgement release''
>show me the sources
Nigger have you , like, even seen the movie? They used a different ratio, cutting part of the picture, and it looks like shit.
This is the first comment on BT by the uploader.
>just some general comments. niizk v2 preserves a lot more details from the source than the v1 and it should replace our current torrent.
the benefits of my release compared to the BD should be rather obvious, it has better cropping, preserves more of the original grain, is sharper and preserves more details, the same benefits like our 720p torrent. it also has its share of problems too, most noticeable in very fast scenes (example screen 6).
so why should this be accepted alongside the current HDTV rip. my release preserves the original aspect ratio, the 720p release is fucked up. it has a lot less blocking and artifacts and bit less haloing. i suspect that the 720p release might just be a reencode of the RAW i used.
Look at how shit this faithful BD encode is compared to Judgement's encode.
Lmao you're a stupid nigger alright.
That's the only scene in the movie that's inferior, simply because a HDTV rip is bitstarved in high action scenes compared to a BD but that's about it, all the rest of the movie is worse.
Compare this still image to get a clear picture of how bad the BD actually is.
I have to admit I didn't know about the 4 pixel smaller bullshit but still that ''judgment'' encode is pretty shit too considering the low bitrate, ffs is one true is one true definition too much to ask?
You might get a chance to pick one of these up in March
>first time I watched GitS was the 2.0 version because I didn't know better.
>can't bring myself to watch original version because 2.0 is what I know
I feel so dirty but the audio track is so good
You're the dumb one, kid, we already explained why the BD is shit, what do you think THORA's source is?
I can't fucking believe how stupid some people are.
Well you chose wrong.
This is what a quick search returned.
The 25th anniversary edition does indeed have the original cut of the movie and not the 2.0 with all the CGI and yellow filter crap but it's letterboxed and the video quality is still similar to the old BD making it shit.
Can you people please fuck off with your "there's nothing wrong with the BD!" bullshit? Next we'll have retards defending abominations like this.
Yeah, this one is better than the old one but it's still worse than the fucking HDTV rip, except in action scenes that require more bitrate than usual.
It bugs me very much to find out that formats older than blu-ray have better quality
The problem is the source. They didn't bother to restore the source and added all kind of filters and shit to the encode.
The source for the HDTV was far better.
I'm not an expert, though.