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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:19 am 
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I think I'm going to wait until Madman releases Sailor Moon Crystal on Blu-Ray and DVD. I'm not going to purchase Viz Media's sets until I know how the PQ is. The last thing I want is to spend almost a lifetime trying to sell their sets on eBay and Gumtree...


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:13 pm 
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jPod wrote:
I think I'm going to wait until Madman releases Sailor Moon Crystal on Blu-Ray and DVD. I'm not going to purchase Viz Media's sets until I know how the PQ is. The last thing I want is to spend almost a lifetime trying to sell their sets on eBay and Gumtree...


It shouldn't look as bad as the 90s anime but as mentioned before, Subatomic's track record with HD shows is not that great either.

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Example 1: Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

JP [2012] | Media Blasters (US) [2011] | Viz (US) [2014]
JP [2012] | Media Blasters (US) [2011] | Viz (US) [2014]
JP [2012] | Media Blasters (US) [2011] | Viz (US) [2014]
JP [2012] | Media Blasters (US) [2011] | Viz (US) [2014]
JP [2012] | Media Blasters (US) [2011] | Viz (US) [2014]
JP [2012] | Media Blasters (US) [2011] | Viz (US) [2014]

More screencaps here.

In addition to being released before Japan, Media Blasters' release was also in 1080i which is why their discs look worse (and their video guy at the time tried to defend it) so Viz's release is slightly better in comparison but still not great as there was also a report of ghosting too (see here).

Example 2: Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/93849
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/108249 - 9 sets of images in this link

There were also reports of problems with the audio on both English & Japanese versions (see here, here & here)

There's also Ranma ½ but the only know video problem there, in addition to the new DVDs being pillarboxed, was ghosting present on the first opening but that was only on the first disc of set 1 and was gone in later discs.

Subatomic's only decent authoring job imo was recently with Death Note's Blu-ray because despite being an upscale, they fixed some problems that were in the DVDs (no green tint, no overlays and the Japanese openings & endings are restored along with the sponsor cards). For a comparison see here.


Hopefully whoever gets the set first can post comparisons of the Japanese & Viz discs and as for Madman, here's hoping they actually include whatever extras Viz has planned for Crystal this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 7:20 pm 
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Don't you guys think the dub version of crystal looks darker than thew sub version?


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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I've had pretty good experiences with receiving madman packages- everything is well packed and not damaged (but I live locally in Australia so maybe its different...?)
I actually can't believe Vizmedia have yet to release Sailor Moon S, considering Madman started releasing Sailor Moon way after, but now have pretty much caught up.

I wrote up a review/unboxing of the DVDs so far if anyone is interested :)
http://dearchibi.com/2016/06/04/sailor- ... n-release/

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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Sailor Moon Crystal Part 1 in September

LE includes:
DVD & Blu-ray Combo Pack
Limited Edition Collector's Box
Art Cards
Art Booklet
Textless Opening & Closing

http://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catalo ... seId=37266

Standard

http://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catalo ... seId=37265


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:53 pm 
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^There's already a thread for Crystal in that section.

http://www.sailormoonforum.com/viewtopi ... 46&t=28345

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Im surprised that nobody mentioned the r dvds haves the previews back to being swithed.


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:45 pm 
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Apparently in episode 89 it plays the opening twice it plays the regular Sailor Moon R opening then it plays the special opening with all intros from season 1 and 2 after episode preview I dont think thats how its supposed to be or maybe its just my copy that does this? :shocked: :?


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:52 pm 
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moonman13 wrote:
Apparently in episode 89 it plays the opening twice it plays the regular Sailor Moon R opening then it plays the special opening with all intros from season 1 and 2 after episode preview I dont think thats how its supposed to be or maybe its just my copy that does this? :shocked: :?


I saw the same thing with my copy, it is odd it would be like that when in the original Jap version it only played the four split screen version.

Maybe Madman wanted us to hear Moonlight Densetsu twice for that episode! ^_^' :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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Have just ordered the 4 SM sets from Madman, pretty excited!

I did ask them about SMC and they confirmed that it was the VIZ version, not a Madman remaster.


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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Im surprised that nobody mentioned the r dvds haves the previews back to being swithed.

Yeah, I noticed that and was disappointed. If anyone has a Twitter account, could you possibly tweet Madman about the pre-episode clips being out of order, so they can correct their error on future sets? Also, if there are any more erroneous subs in the Viz sets, it would be a good idea to tweet about those as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:45 pm 
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Finally! The first part of Sailor Moon S is now settled for February 8th 2017.

http://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?method=view&releaseId=35185

http://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?method=view&releaseId=35187

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:17 pm 
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The heck? It sure isn't final because that artwork still has that logo of the Brazilian company who released that DVD. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:47 am 
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The heck? It sure isn't final because that artwork still has that logo of the Brazilian company who released that DVD. :lol:


But I do love how they are using artwork from all over the world =D


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:21 am 
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Does anyone know if the individual volume releases have identical discs to the box sets? The disc artwork seems to be identical. My disc 1 from the Sailor Moon R part 1 limited edition set got cracked around the hub ring and I don't want to pay $50 for a replacement set. I'd rather just buy the single volume once it's released.

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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Box art for S

https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35187/35187-1358438.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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Normally I prefer Madman's covers, but I don't like their S one as much. It feels like a step down compared to the first two seasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:53 am 
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https://www.jbhifi.com.au/movies-tv-sho ... -1/333366/ Sailor Moon S version done by madman is up for preorder and the release date is February 8.


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:20 am 
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The Blizzard Prince wrote:
Normally I prefer Madman's covers, but I don't like their S one as much. It feels like a step down compared to the first two seasons.

Same here. This one feels a little bit like fan-made wallpaper from 2003

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:52 pm 
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I hope they have a limited edition release for s part 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:02 pm 
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I hope they have a limited edition release for s part 1.


There's a link to the box art a few posts up..... :mischief:

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:09 pm 
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snowmint wrote:
I hope they have a limited edition release for s part 1.

here you go https://www.madman.com.au/catalogue/vie ... ed-edition


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:07 am 
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https://twitter.com/MadFest/status/824784948628295680

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We’re extremely thrilled to reveal that #SailorMoonR: The Movie will premiere exclusively at #MadFest Perth~!


http://www.animefestival.com.au/events/ ... the-movie/

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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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I just received my Sailor Moon S Part 1 set from Madman and the box is absolutely hideous... it sticks out like a sore thumb against the previous two pink sets and the background design is pretty horrendous too and not as pretty as the first two sets. But the video quality is so good!! :confused: mixed feelings...

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Feel like vomiting? Checkout the iTunes artwork


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 Post subject: Re: Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ
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ChibiBoi wrote:
I just received my Sailor Moon S Part 1 set from Madman and the box is absolutely hideous... it sticks out like a sore thumb against the previous two pink sets and the background design is pretty horrendous too and not as pretty as the first two sets. But the video quality is so good!! :confused: mixed feelings...


Pics pls.

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I think the one that doesn't match most is Sailor Moon R Part 1 (of the standard DVD cases)

S Part 1 Limited Edition DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35187/35187-1358438.jpg

S Part 1 Standard DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35185/35185-1358419.jpg

S Part 1 iTunes - All the extra text makes this look bad
http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music111/v4/df/55/5c/df555c7c-fe18-4814-3726-f55ac4cf78df/source/100000x100000-999.jpg

R Part 1 Standard DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35132/35132-1185468.jpg


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How is the video quality for the S dvds compared to the Viz DVD/blu rays?


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West wrote:


Is there a pic of all 3 side by side?

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ChibiBoi wrote:
I just received my Sailor Moon S Part 1 set from Madman and the box is absolutely hideous... it sticks out like a sore thumb against the previous two pink sets and the background design is pretty horrendous too and not as pretty as the first two sets. But the video quality is so good!! :confused: mixed feelings...


I thought the same thing when I received mine the other day, The blue sticks out SO MUCH compared to the pink! I don't know why they went with blue.


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