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Old 06-24-2009, 09:37 AM
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I received the Japanese Geneon Universal release of The Crow today (on release day).

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B001WAAAGQ

The disc is region free.

Specs:
BD-50
Video: MPEG-4 / AVC 1.85:1 (OAR) 1080p / 23.976 fps
Audio:
1) English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
2) Japanese Dolby Stereo
3) English Stereo Commentary by Director & Writer
Subtitles: Japanese (main feature) & Japanese (commentary)
Extras (67 min, 480i):
- Behind the scenes featurette (16 min)
- A Profile on James O'Barr (32 min)
- Extended scenes
- Deleted footage montage
- Japanese theatrical trailer
- The Crow: Wicker Prayer original theatrical trailer

There's a third Japanese subtitle set also but I'm not sure what it is as it's not in the menu but available through manual selection. No English subs.

The menu is bilingual English / Japanese, the texts are shown in English but when focused on, the in-focus text turns to Japanese. Works nicely

BD Info scan:

Code:
                                                                                                                Total   Video                                             
Title                                                           Codec   Length  Movie Size      Disc Size       Bitrate Bitrate Main Audio Track                          Secondary Audio Track
-----                                                           ------  ------- --------------  --------------  ------- ------- ------------------                        ---------------------
(JP) The Crow                                                   AVC     1:41:39 32,317,931,520  38,229,061,318  42.39   36.47   Dolby TrueHD 5.1 1659Kbps (48kHz/16-bit)
Code:
DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     BDROM
Disc Size:      38,229,061,318 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.2

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00000.MPLS
Size:                   32,317,931,520 bytes
Length:                 1:41:39 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          42.39 Mbps
Description:            

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
MPEG-4 AVC Video        36471 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Dolby TrueHD Audio              English         1659 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1659 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio             Japanese        384 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps / Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           Japanese        62.318 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Japanese        11.054 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Japanese        255.404 kbps                    

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00000.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:41:39.093     32,317,931,520  42,390          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
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9               0:59:32.986     0:01:27.587     37,158 kbps     38,655 kbps     01:00:40.720    37,414 kbps     01:00:00.972    37,308 kbps     01:00:45.767    193,723 bytes   274,395 bytes   01:00:02.098    
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14              1:09:18.904     0:08:28.549     36,722 kbps     41,221 kbps     01:14:21.540    37,651 kbps     01:11:50.973    37,390 kbps     01:11:46.010    191,454 bytes   402,852 bytes   01:14:48.734    
15              1:17:47.454     0:03:16.154     36,752 kbps     40,013 kbps     01:20:35.956    37,634 kbps     01:20:31.952    37,437 kbps     01:20:26.947    191,608 bytes   323,884 bytes   01:19:32.142    
16              1:21:03.608     0:11:41.158     36,642 kbps     43,041 kbps     01:28:41.232    38,058 kbps     01:27:45.051    37,395 kbps     01:27:40.046    191,035 bytes   445,671 bytes   01:29:49.384    
17              1:32:44.767     0:01:25.335     36,749 kbps     39,912 kbps     01:34:08.351    37,886 kbps     01:34:04.347    37,543 kbps     01:33:59.342    191,591 bytes   335,048 bytes   01:33:41.198    
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19              1:41:37.091     0:00:02.002     5,537 kbps      5,646 kbps      01:41:38.050    0 kbps          00:00:00.000    0 kbps          00:00:00.000    29,479 bytes    76,295 bytes    01:41:39.051    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00000.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0x1B            AVC                                     6098.926                36,472                  27,804,726,586  151,197,277     
00000.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x83            TrueHD          eng (English)           6098.926                2,107                   1,606,685,464   12,851,477      
00000.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x81            AC3             jpn (Japanese)          6098.926                384                     292,756,992     1,715,373       
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00000.M2TS      4610 (0x1202)   0x90            PGS             jpn (Japanese)          6098.926                255                     194,716,950     1,084,581


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Old 06-24-2009, 09:41 AM
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Some screencaps. The movie is quite gritty looking, with fairly grainy image. Doesn't look like any DNR would have been used. A good level of detail as well.



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Thanks for posting this. Now I'm REALLY excited to see it.
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This is a great movie. I hope that City Of Angels comes out soon as well as I enjoyed that.
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Wow! Looks very nice, I can now sell the UK version.

Now what the hell is this?
http://www.yesasia.com/global/crow-v...0-en/info.html

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Wow! Looks very nice, I can now sell the UK version.

Now what the hell is this?
http://www.yesasia.com/global/crow-v...0-en/info.html
The one and only season of the TV show.
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thanks!! i'm gonna look for one next week. anyone here know where i can find a copy besides amazon???
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:37 PM
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HMV Japan:
http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/product/detail/3563205

YesAsia:
http://www.yesasia.com/global/the-cr...0-en/info.html
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:30 AM
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Most definitely be looking into this, love this movie and I have the DVD but I want HD. At least this is region free unlike the U.K. version. Though I would prefer not to import anything but if the U.S. won't get these great titles at the same as other regions, then why not.
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