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spider-moose



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:43 pm Reply with quote
w00t and the funny thing is I was just going to order the animego dvd sets too

glad I waited Very Happy

edit: noticed I didn't see a release date, does anyone know when it will get released?


I wish we could get Macross 7 over here and Zero

I love macross Smile

*goes back to watching Southern Cross*
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Pat Payne



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:58 pm Reply with quote
Well, bugger me with a fish fork. Shocked I was of the opinion that once AnimEigo lost the license, that was the last that we were going to see of the Macross discs. I wonder though, are these just the last lingering backstock from AnimEigo, or is HG going to restart production of the discs?
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noriko-takaya



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:45 pm Reply with quote
Figures HG would pull the license from AnimEigo sooner or later. I'm hoping that Harmony Gold will give AnimEigo the credit for the restoration process as most of the money from this process came out of their pockets.
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one3rd



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:48 pm Reply with quote
Well, AnimEigo licensed the original Japanese version from the main licensor, Harmony Gold. AnimEigo's license likely did expire. It is also likely that Harmony Gold paid AnimEigo some amount to purchase rights to the subtitling, remastering, and whatever other work AnimEigo did to make it presentable for a U.S. audience.
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spider-moose



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:55 pm Reply with quote
they gave credit to Animego's dvds and said they took their restortation and did it even better by totally remastering them with the technogly they had
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BlaqNumbr9



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:57 pm Reply with quote
Harmony Gold are a bunch of communists. They try to control EVERYTHING Macross. I can understand protecting a license but they are crazy!
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Advent_Nebula



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:53 pm Reply with quote
In some respect I am glad I wated tell now to get Macross Subtitled, but in another way I am pissed.
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:51 am Reply with quote
BTW: Straight from the Horses Mouth:

Steve Yun of Harmony Gold wrote:
Hi everyone, Steve Yun from Harmony Gold chiming in here...

The DVD's are the same, the cases are the same, the liner notes are the same and they all still credit AnimEigo. The only thing that's different about this set is the outer box. AnimEigo's license term ended, so we bought all their remaining overstock and we're making it available for a new lower price.
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one3rd



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:05 am Reply with quote
Advent_Nebula wrote:
In some respect I am glad I wated tell now to get Macross Subtitled, but in another way I am pissed.


Robotech.com's new Macross release: $124.99
Current Right Stuf price (that they've had for the last...six months or so?): $113.97 (each set of 3DVDs at $37.99 each)
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:46 am Reply with quote
Robotech.com is basing is on the SRP of $68.99. So $68.99x3=$206.97
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Wyvern



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:02 am Reply with quote
BlaqNumbr9 wrote:
Harmony Gold are a bunch of communists. They try to control EVERYTHING Macross. I can understand protecting a license but they are crazy!


I think that would make them a bunch of CAPITALISTS, actually. If they were communists, they'd have long ago handed the rights to Macross over to the state. Wink

Hm. Same DVD's, lower SRP, and a prettier box! Who'd a thunk it?
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:21 pm Reply with quote
Personally, I feel that the reason Harmony Gold didn't want to let Animeigo renew the series is that they took too long to put it out on dvd, and probably didn't make much profit out of the production costs before the license expired. I mean the online-exclusive business model might help for a niche show like UY or KOR, but it's disappointing for a more-established franchise like Macross which made less money than Robotech.
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:09 am Reply with quote
BTW, Harmony Gold wanted to make these sets available during AnimeExpo but couldn't, so they'll be out right after AnimExpo.

Here's SteveYun's posts about it:
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Pat Payne



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:29 am Reply with quote
Of course, with ADV's "surprise" announcment today, It all makes sense.
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parabellum



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:13 pm Reply with quote
is ADV oly going to dub the SDFM? or SDCSC and GCM and others too?

I heard even SDFM is iffy.
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