Skip to comments.(Vanity) Dreamworks messes up Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence DVD release.
Posted on 12/31/2004 8:26:57 AM PST by Paul C. Jesup
For those fans of the Ghost in the Shell anime/manga sagas, I should warn you, DO NOT buy the new Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocences DVD released by Dreamworks.
The DVD is messed up. Not only did Dreamwork not included a English dub to it, but the English subtitle to the movie itself is in 'closed caption' ONLY (white text in black bars) and instead if it being in the at the bottom of the screen in the bottom black bar (GitS2:I is widescreen) it is near the center in the animation picture itself in large font no less.
Plus from what I have read from fans who bought the DVD (from the reviews on Amazon.com), Dreamworks even screwed up parts of the translation to the movie.
Anyway, it is a bad deal and you might want to wait on the a second edition DVD release for it.
For more informationm, you need to check out the reviews on Amazon.com of the GitS2:I DVD, all 38 of them, a lot of them get into be details of the problems with this DVD release.
I hope you have a nice day.
And this is why I have created this thread. On a side note, there are some DVD errors on the GitS:Stand Alone Complex DVD Bandai has released, but they are not as serious and Bandai has offered to replace them, so that is not are serious a problem. Also, Bandia did an excellent job on the translation and English dub of the GitS:SAComplex series as seen on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
Ping, since you are a GitS fan.
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Well considering anime DVD, including boxsets, have come down in price in the U.S. to the point where buying domestic is a pretty good deal. My problem is that Dreamworks has released an inferior quality DVD of a excellent movie.
Happens all the time, especially among foreign films (especially Hong Kong action films) although it happens to domestic films too.
There are sites that compare releases (video/audio transfer plus supplements). Sometimes letterboxing may even be set to different ratios.
I buy the copy of the film that I want. The marketplace will determine which releases are superior; the creators get paid all the same.
Personally, I'll wait until a re-release or a better imported (non-bootleg) re-release of the movie, in the meantime, I just plan to save and spend my money on other things like the English graphic novel translation of Ghost in the Shell: Man-Machine Interface manga that Dark Horse is releasing in a couple of weeks.
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