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Old 08-29-2008, 01:19 AM
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Default 'Afro Samurai: Season 1' - High-Def Digest Review

Kenneth has reviewed 'Afro Samurai: Season 1.' He says it had him grinning from ear to ear. Unfortunately, he was very disappointed by the video on this Blu-ray. Sound, story, and supplements are all great though, so it's worth a look.

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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/afrosamurai_s1.html
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:31 AM
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As anyone who read my thread earlier will know Im in love with this disc. Watched all of season one today, and will do soagain tomorrow. Although I was impressed by the video itself I feel anyone who has the slightest interest in anime owes it to themselves to own this disc.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:33 AM
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I'm surprised by just a 3 star rating for the video, thought it was worthy of at least a 3.5-4 especially since HDD gave Freedom:6 in HD DVD a 4.5 rating and I thought that was only maybe a 3.5-4. Afro is still an excellent disc to own especially at a low price point.
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Im usually not into this stuff but everyone is praising it so I mines well give it a rent!
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I guess I'm the eagle-eyed Best Buy guy. I agree with all scores in the review, except for the video. I still think this is a sharp transfer, definitely a 4 or 4.5 out of 5. Not on the same level as Tekkonkinkreet, but still great.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:50 AM
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Hello,

Is High-Def sure about the region ?

"Technical Specs

* BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
* Region Free
?

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Has this actually been compared to the so called "problematic" japanese BD. I have the japanese BD and reviewed it at DTVForum (http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?a...&showentry=308) and other than only being 1080i and some banding issues, was not problematic. If this has in actuality been compared and is better I would like to know so I can pick up a better copy. If no comparison has been done, then it's not fair to assume this is better.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:16 AM
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In general I agree with the review completely Kenneth (although I think I'd give it 3.5 for the video myself, but.... that banding does get annoying...)

Only issue I have with the review honestly, you should REALLY remove the (potential) spoiler about Ninja Ninja for those who read the review and haven't seen Afro Samurai all the way through.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:23 AM
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Samuel Jackson, Ron Perlman and Yuri Lowenthal. Wow. I might have to blind buy this.

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Region locked... *sigh*

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Hello,

Is High-Def sure about the region ?

"Technical Specs

* BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
* Region Free
?

Thanks
Nobody knows ?
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