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Old 05-17-2008, 08:30 AM
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Default Afro Samurai being released Stateside on 8/26/2008

Hello. I've been a huge fan of HDD, and just saw this over at AnimeonDVD.com. Funimation has put out it's solicitations for Aug, and it has Afro Samurai listed for a 8/26/08 release. The price is $29.99. I'm glad I waited for this release rather than import it. Hope that it's uncensored, and in movie form like the JP release, rather than episode form.
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:43 PM
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Very very cool. Great series.
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Got the confirm on Friday from FUNmation for the 8/26 date.

Tech specs include 1080 video and standard DD 5.1 audio, plus all the extras from the previous DVD.

No MSRP yet, but we should have it soon.
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amazon is showing the msrp at either 28.95 or 29.95, making it a 20.95 title. not too shabby!
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Tech specs include 1080 video and standard DD 5.1 audio, plus all the extras from the previous DVD.
Standard DD audio? I hopes thats preliminary specs. FUNimation was quite good by giving Shinobi Heart Under Blade a Dolby TrueHD 6.1 track.
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:33 PM
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Can't wait to see this on Blu-ray. A must have for my collection.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:09 PM
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The Japanese import has both Dolby TrueHD 5.1 & 5.1 DTS HD MA options. They better give our domestic release at least one of those or an uncompressed pcm track.
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The Japanese import has both Dolby TrueHD 5.1 & 5.1 DTS HD MA options. They better give our domestic release at least one of those or an uncompressed pcm track.
Email them with your requests... Can't hurt.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:20 PM
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Guess that leaves Region B users out in the cold, given that Funimation automatically crippled sales of Shinobi outside of the U.S. by coding it.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:34 PM
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The US version of Afro Samurai seem quite different from the Japanese release. Amazon says it's 170 minutes, the Japanese release is only 112 minutes. Also this is the series not the movie?
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