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As for latest greatest purchase;

Just bought off a friend the Special Edition Box Sets (dvd) of Blood+ for $120usd total !!!!

Considering the Ist ed box is going for absolutely hysterical money right now, don't think a better deal could be possible.

They are minty fresh with all the 'naff accompanying the boxed releases still sealed (hat, T-shirt, Manga and posters etc...).

I already own ALL the other BLOOD releases so this fills a HUGE gaping hole in the collection...?

For those not familiar with these releases, see attached pics.

Cheers!

 

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On 10/30/2018 at 1:37 AM, DarthEd said:

Anyone have the Gatchaman: Complete Collection? I was a fan of Battle of the Planets as a kid, so I've been thinking of picking this up for the sake of nostalgia.

 @DarthEd, This is what I've discovered so far:

 

Title: GATCHAMAN COMPLETE BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 2770 min.
Street Date: 10/29/2013
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese language with English Subtitles
SRP: $ ?

14 discs (in 3 amaray cases) housed inside a sturdy slipcase (not chipboard)
Special Features: Interviews; Commentaries; Profiles; Sketches; Audition Footage; Music; Galleries

Disc 1 (225 min) eps. 1-9
Disc 2 (225 min) eps. 10-18
Disc 3 (225 min) eps. 19-27
Disc 4 (225 min) eps. 28-36
Disc 5 (225 min) eps. 37-44
Disc 6 (225 min) eps. 46-54
Disc 7 (225 min) eps. 55-63
Disc 8 (225 min) eps. 64-72
Disc 9 (225 min) eps. 73-81
Disc 10 (225 min) eps. 82-90
Disc 11 (225 min) eps. 91-99
Disc 12 (150 min) eps. 100-105
Disc 13 (145 min) OVA's
Disc 14 Extras Disc

 

Note: The Sandy Frank dubs are titled "Battle of the Planets" and "G-Force" and they've edited the 105 original episodes of Gatchaman into 85 episodes. Back in 2005, ADV before turning into Sentai Filmworks, redubbed all 105 unedited episodes with their voice cast and is the most accurate dub of the bunch, so since all 105 episodes are included unedited, it will be the new ADV Films dub. The original Sandy Frank dubs are currently in licencing hell after Sandy Frank lost the rights to those dubs.

 

I may grab this as well...?

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Thank you, @Grendel, for the information on the Gatchman Collection. If you get it or come across any in-depth reviews, let me know. :)

 

Have you seen any of the versions (Battle of the Planets, G-Force, or Gatchaman)? 

 

So... Funny story (I hope): I finally got the Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis steelbook in the mail from Amazon. It was left out in the rain overnight, but, fortunately, Amazon shipped it in a plastic padded envelope that was sealed very well. After extracting it from the padded envelope, it appeared to me that there was mold underneath the O-ring plastic slip! :o I've heard of mold getting in transoceanic shipping containers, but I'd never seen it myself. Or did it get moldy from being in the rain overnight? Anyway I remove the shrinkwrap, expecting to have to clean the steelbook and plastic slip, and I discover that it's not mold! Just some weird painting effect on the steelbook. There are splotches of paint on the steelbook and on the inside of the O-ring slip. I think it's intentionally designed that way, but it really looked like spots of mold to me! I was happy to be wrong about that. :D

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^^Amazon.ca has been playing silly fool with me for the past week.

First, I get an email that my order for the "Patlabor Ultimate" set has been cancelled because they can't seem to locate a copy of the damn thing THEY'VE BEEN ADVERTISING FOR 5 MONTHS!

Same day, I get an email from them saying they can't locate a copy of "Metropolis" they've been advertising FOR 5 MONTHS!

Today, I get an email from them saying they can't seem to get a copy of Star Blazers" Vol 2 they've been advertising for at least 4 months!

I re-ordered Patlabor via Amazon.com and hopefully, I get it.

Today, I received an email from Amazon.ca stating, ooh! look! we found a copy of Metropolis Steelbook after all and it's on the way!

Here's hoping that Star Blazers Vol 2 gets shipped as well, sigh.

Now, I've heard that this issue is widespread and Right Stuf, Best Buy, Amazon and others are ALL having grief getting stock of these titles.

They're not all Funimation (aka: Failmation) either, so I have no idea what is the issue.

Hopefully we see our stuff before 2019!

Oh, btw, glad your Steel turned out OK @DarthEd. At least something went right from retailers this week! ?

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So, I received a nice, fat box today of some lovely titles from a Yankee friend;

- Fist of the North Star TV series ( 4 sets of 5 discs ea. on dvd) - $10 usd

- Fist of the North Star Movie (dvd) - $3 usd

- Samurai Champloo TV series ( 7 vols on dvd) - $10 usd

- Ninja Scroll (deluxe box set on dvd, gorgeous!) - $10 usd ( already have it on Blu, x3 copies; Steel, Kimchi Lenti and Kimchi FS)

- a few other collector edition fliks, not anime (on Blu).

Yes, I can afford the Blus for those dvds but honestly, for that price? Who would say no????

Last, I signed up for "TOM's" annual membership (vice 4 months) and for the additional $60usd I received;

- $75usd TOM points for future purchases ( which puts me at $325+ usd)

- free shipping on next purchase

- additional 125% cash-back TOM points on my next purchases for 1 year.

With the Holiday Season sales approaching, I think this is gonna come in handy...?

 

Cheers my friends! ?

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@Grendel looks like you will get everything for free soon with all your Tom points ?

 

I had a similar case on amazon.co.uk where they send me a mail that my 2001 4K BR SB order was cancelled (still showed in my account), so I waited and a few days after release it was shipped after all. Very strange.

 

Enjoy catching up on all your new stuff ?

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I have Ninja Scroll on DVD. It was one of the first anime I ever bought on DVD! I should pick up a nice Blu-ray edition someday. Same goes for Samurai Champloo, one of my favorite series.

 

I've never seen Fist of the North Star. Is it good, @Grendel? I remember reading a few issues of the manga when it was first published in English by Viz....

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Hey @DarthEd!

Yeah, "Fist of the North Star" is beyond good, it is excellent!

More gore than you could shake a Freddy Kruger at, most kick-butt OP (over-powered) hero you've ever seen (Ken) and LOTS of bad guys being relentlessly pummeled, all in a dystopian future a bit akin to the setting for "Akira". You can check out a few clips on You-tube to give you a taste for it. ?

The Blus for both the series and the movie are not too expensive either. Since I was able to get the whole series plus Movie for $13usd, I wasn't turning it down though!

If I end up sending the dvds to my Son-in-Law, I'll pick up the Blus. ?

Cheers!

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Also @DarthEd, If you are looking for a Premium Edition of "Ninja Scroll" both Kimchi and Nova have the best ones available  (A Full Slip with an accompanying book and a Lenti Slip without the book) but note: both sites  refer to it as "Wind Ninja" for some reason, so type that into their search bar..

Zavvi also gets in a Steel for it (called Ninja Scroll) on occasion  (for cheap!) which I also grabbed, it sells out fast but I've seen it come back in stock 3 times!

Cheers!

 

Note: once I buy my new digital camera (hopefully this week-end!) I'll finally be able to start contributing pictures of my collections on this site!!!

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47 minutes ago, Grendel said:

Also @DarthEd, If you are looking for a Premium Edition of "Ninja Scroll" both Kimchi and Nova have the best ones available  (A Full Slip with an accompanying book and a Lenti Slip without the book) but note: both sites  refer to it as "Wind Ninja" for some reason, so type that into their search bar..

Zavvi also gets in a Steel for it (called Ninja Scroll) on occasion  (for cheap!) which I also grabbed, it sells out fast but I've seen it come back in stock 3 times!

 

Is the Zavvi edition Region B? Most every anime Zavvi releases is usually locked to Region B, and I need Region A. I've seen the Wind Ninja edition on Nova... The title being "wrong" turned me off, honestly. I could be persuaded by some sweet pics though.... ;)

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Hi @DarthEd. So, I first went to Zavvi's site and checked both the amaray edition and Steel edition (which has both Blu &DVD).

It says Region B.

BUT...

I was a bit suspicious so went down to the Theatre room and physically checked.

The back of the J-card says;

- DVD - Region 2

- Blu-ray... no region specified!

I have not opened and/or watched my Steel yet as I had already opened and watched the Kimchi Full Slip (Region A) so I could also see the beautiful book.

So, short answer, I cannot swear one way or the other regarding the Zavvi Steel (or even their amaray for that matter, since I don't have it) but anytime I've purchased a Blu from Zavvi (and I have almost 100) it usually states on the package if it is region locked and this one does not.

As for the "Wind Ninja" releases (Lenti & FS) at Kimchi and Nova, the titles are in Japanese, so I don't think it would matter!!! ?

Sorry I couldn't confirm for you my friend but if I get an urge to unwrap that Zavvi Steel, I'll let ya know!

Cheers!

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