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Old vs. New DVDs 
26th-Apr-2017 06:19 am
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I've got some questions about the new DVDs that Viz is releasing of the original Sailor Moon anime.

See, I own the old DVDs from back in the day. And I wanted to know, are these new DVDs remastered, or improved in any way? (Like better video or audio quality) Or are they just a simple re-release? Because if the quality is much better than the old ones, I might be interested in picking them up. But if it's the same quality, then there's no point. (Yeah, I heard they did a new dub, but I prefer the sub, so that's not a selling point for me.)

So, does anyone own both the old and new DVDs? Or have any other input about the quality of the new ones? Are they worth buying, even though I already own the series? Any thoughts would be appreciated!
26th-Apr-2017 02:03 pm (UTC)
I'm no expert on image or sound quality, so I can't say that I notice anything truly different in those areas when it comes to the ADV/Cloverway releases vs the Viz Blu-Ray/DVD releases. Actually, now that I think about it, the sound of the ADV releases was quite poor, so I feel pretty comfortable in saying that the Viz releases improve on that, at least.

What I can say for sure is that Viz sub changed some of the content (not to the detriment of the story or anything, really). The most obvious case that I've seen, thus far, is the episode where Usagi gets drunk at the waltz party. In the Cloverway DVDs, the sub had Usagi say something along the lines of if you forget to put the lid on the pudding you're no good as a woman. This scene amused the hell out of me and I have such fond memories of it... but in the Viz dub, it's flan instead of pudding (no big deal), and they make no mention of failing as a woman. I was very sad. Again, that doesn't fundamentally change the story at all, and it isn't like I'm an expert in Japanese so maybe the new sub is actually more authentic, but yeah.

7th-May-2017 10:23 am (UTC)
Aww, I remember the pudding line! That was hilarious.

Better video was what I was hoping for, honestly. I don't remember the sound being that bad, though maybe it was. I mostly just remember how awful the video looked, especially on the 1st season and R sets.
27th-Apr-2017 06:00 am (UTC)
The old ADV/Geneon DVDs used the masters that Toei sent to DiC and Cloverway in the 90s.
Viz used the newer remastered copies that Toei used for the R2 DVDs in the early 2000's.

Viz has the eps that the ADV sets cut.
7th-May-2017 10:31 am (UTC)
So, the video does look better, then? Because on the old 1st season and R sets especially, it was super dark. I think the later seasons were a little better, but it's been a while since I watched them.

Yeah, I remember that they skipped an episode of R, but it was only one, I think. Normally, I wouldn't buy a whole set just for one episode. But maybe I'll just pickup that one half of R, and then I can compare the video. That way, I'll get the 'lost' episode, and I can see how good the video looks. If it's a lot better, I'll see about getting the rest. If not, then I won't bother.

Thanks for the info!
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3rd-May-2018 09:28 pm (UTC) - Re: header and background
Photobucket happened. They stopped allowing people to embed images unless you pay them a ridiculous amount.
3rd-May-2018 09:38 pm (UTC) - Re: header and background
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4th-May-2018 04:56 am (UTC) - Re: header and background
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Cause tinypic urls eventually expire
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That happened at tinypics.com once then the pics started working again.
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