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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:17 pm Reply with quote
I noticed that Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi got a re-release, but I also noticed that it says the aspect ratio is 16:9 but I'm pretty sure I remember the show being originally 4:3.

So how does that work? Is the image stretched or cropped? And if so is there the option to play it in the original aspect ratio?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:39 pm Reply with quote
I have the ADV litebox version. It also says it is 16:9. Perhaps you misremember the show.
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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:31 pm Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
I have the ADV litebox version. It also says it is 16:9. Perhaps you misremember the show.


Very possible, it has been over 5 years since I last saw it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:09 pm Reply with quote
I'm pretty sure the original ADV release on DVD is in 4:3. I assume any 16:9 version must be "panned-and-scanned." The version that ADV showed on its now-defunct cable service was also 4:3. The entry at bluray.com also says it is in 4:3.

The only version of this I see out there costs about $250! Is there a newer one at a reasonable price?
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Touma



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:19 pm Reply with quote
The ADV singles of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi are 16:9 anamorphic widescreen.
I just checked mine to confirm that.

Also, a new collection was released earlier this month.
Right Stuf has it for $26 right now.
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Joe Carpenter



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:42 pm Reply with quote
It looks like the show is indeed in widescreen, thanks for the answers.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:28 am Reply with quote
Wonder if the Japanese blu-ray is any better than the DVD. Probably doesn't have English sub-titles.
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