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NEWS: Otomo's Live-Action Mushishi Heads to UK on DVD




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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:04 am Reply with quote
More stuff for people to pirate then if no R1 release...

And they wonder why piracy exists...

Get rid of the region encoding...
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Jarm



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:56 am Reply with quote
kokuryu wrote:
More stuff for people to pirate then if no R1 release...

And they wonder why piracy exists...

Get rid of the region encoding...


Wait til the blu-ray version comes out!
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CitizenGeek



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:59 am Reply with quote
Heh, this is old news in the UK by this stage!

I'm rather looking forward to this movie, actually. I love Katsuhiro Otomo and I'm really enjoying Revelation's Mushi Shi releases, so this movie should be good, right?
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Astraea



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:01 am Reply with quote
kokuryu wrote:
More stuff for people to pirate then if no R1 release...

And they wonder why piracy exists...

Get rid of the region encoding...


Well, it's not as though it wouldn't get pirated were it R1 originally. Confused And, seriously, how many anime-related releases in the West come to anywhere other than the US first (official ones, I mean)?

Oh, and to put something actually on topic, I'm looking forward to this release. Should be interesting.
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Lucca_Ashtear



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:13 am Reply with quote
Being a fan of the manga and anime, I would love to see this. I'm being cautiously optimistic about this UK release, perhaps if it sells well enough there, we'll see a wider release.
CitizenGeek wrote:
I love Katsuhiro Otomo and I'm really enjoying Revelation's Mushi Shi releases, so this movie should be good, right?

That's how I see it, unfortunately however the reviews I've seen were mixed. Fans of the source material were generally more favorable towards it, but it sounds like the film deviates a considerable amount.
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hentai4me



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:29 am Reply with quote
kokuryu wrote:
More stuff for people to pirate then if no R1 release...

And they wonder why piracy exists...

Get rid of the region encoding...


It's in English...If there's a show I want to see and it's only got an R1 English release I'm told by everyone and his dog to import it and get a multi region DVD player. Why should it be any different for you or anyone else? (to be fair the only show I've done this for is Stellvia...)
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Gundam Junkie



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:23 pm Reply with quote
Yay... we got in first! Very Happy

Admitedly this isn't my kind of show, but I'll bet my brother would be VERY interested.

(Please forgive poor spelling. no dictionary to hand Anime catgrin + sweatdrop ).
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Roy9076



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:28 pm Reply with quote
Quite interesting...
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Time and Space



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:59 pm Reply with quote
Gundam Junkie wrote:

(Please forgive poor spelling. no dictionary to hand Anime catgrin + sweatdrop ).

Dictionary.com? It's American, but it should suffice. Or subscribe to oed.com: a real online dictionary.

I'm thinking this isn't going to sell, as much as I want to see and buy it, your average consumer is never going to be aware of its existence. Still, pretty good... Cool
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Moomintroll



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:06 pm Reply with quote
Time and Space wrote:
I'm thinking this isn't going to sell, as much as I want to see and buy it, your average consumer is never going to be aware of its existence.


It'll do all right in the arthouse / world cinema market and that's who it's being aimed at, judging by the film company handling it. If a few anime fans happen to pick it up as well, that's just icing on the cake as far as the distributor is concerned.
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d.yaro



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:24 am Reply with quote
Lucky for the folks in the UK. I've imported the R2 DVD and enjoyed the movie. But I really miss not having had a chance to see it on the big screen. (Or I may have missed it...don't know if it was shown at our local international film festival.) Watching it on a TV screen just doesn't do justice to this movie.
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Master_M2K



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:00 am Reply with quote
Yay! I'm glad I live in the UK because after watching the trailers I just can't wait to waste my money on this. Anime smile
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Highway Star



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:39 pm Reply with quote
This makes me glad I live on the R2 side of the world. Smile
Mushishi is one of the greatest mangas/anime series of recent times, and under the direction of the incomparable Otomo-sensei, it's right up my alley. Now if I can find the darn thing outside of the internet...
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