Akira Coming To Blu-ray!

Topic started by GMan on Dec. 19, 2008. Last post by Death_Flame 5 years, 11 months ago.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I'm a big fan of Blu-ray movies and it's fitting that Akira will be getting the high-def treatment it deserves.  Bandai Entertainment has announced that Akira will be released on February 24, 2009.  This will be a worldwide release that will contain the Japanese  and English subtitles with the English dubbed track along with the original Japanese track.

The first printings will include a slipcase and 32 page booklet with a retail price of 49.98 (you should be able to find it cheaper).

What extras will appear?  So far it looks like the teasers and tv commercial have been included.  Katsuhiro Otomo's complete storyboards for the movie will be included as well.
Post by Bertmasta (151 posts) See mini bio Level 6
good for people woth blu-ray players however this does not include me :(
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Awesome for anyone who wants it but i`m already happy with my collector`s edition DVD so i dont really care :)
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I have the collectors edition too (are we talking about the one in the tin case?).  Still, I've become picky since I got an HD-TV and our local theatre has digital projectors.  It gets hard to go back. 
Post by Count_Zero (344 posts) See mini bio Level 20
I presume the soundtrack is going to be re-mixed (for both the Japanese and English versions) to Dolby DTS and 5.1. Hopefully, with the recent changes to the Blu-Ray version (BD-Live) we'll be able to, say, watch with movie with the storyboards playing as a picture-in-picture.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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192 kHz 24bit Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1 language track and 5.1 English.  Not sure about the picture in picture for the storyboards but it'd be crazy if they didn't do that.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@GMan yes that one ^^
Post by yuetheguardian (93 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Akira goes blu-ray I really care for neither unless they are free, akira was not only kinda boring its the first anime to put me to sleep, sorry, the visuelks are pretty but the story was wretched to me.
Post by Resonate (625 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I never saw Akira, but I only hear positive things from it
Post by MrPopo (11 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I enjoyed Akira.  It was one of those that everyone would say "you have to see this movie."  I liked it but don't think it's the greatest movie of all time.  And yes it did have some sweet visuals.
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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G-Man and I just watched Akira again last night and It's still awesome.  Watch this movie and then compare it to live action movies from the 80s and you will see what I mean. Akira is to anime as The Watchmen are to comic books.
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
It'll probably be cheaper at best buy, I know Gun Vs Die Buster was. SO WANTING.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I do think it was ahead of its time.  Compare it to the other dribble that was put out at the time.  I get that the story might not be for everyone but it's worth seeing.  Whether you spring for an HD version, that just depends on your personal tastes and if you have a Blu-ray player (they are going down in price).
Post by Lemegeton300 (300 posts) See mini bio Level 10
i already have Akira on DVD so i will only get this if there are some really good extras.
Post by Resonate (625 posts) See mini bio Level 7
ethan said:
"G-Man and I just watched Akira again last night and It's still awesome.  Watch this movie and then compare it to live action movies from the 80s and you will see what I mean. Akira is to anime as The Watchmen are to comic books."
O___O

Must watch
Post by Death_Flame (318 posts) See mini bio Level 3
I'm almost picked this up once. Is it pretty good?
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