real or bootleg?

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  1. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep thats real.
     
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    A bootleg company wouldn't create an elaborate website and upload preview videos of their products :D 

    Madman is Australia's premiere distributor of anime and alternative movies, and they do excellent Transformers DVDs.

    However, their Headmasters and Victory DVDs are essentially the same as the UK Metrodome releases. Madman's Masterforce DVD is has some of the (appalling) english dub's audio tracks as an extra.
     
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    And what incredibly entertaining extras they are. :) 
     
  5. MilkManX

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    And if you live in the USA you have to get these imported and have a DVD played that will read them. :( 
     
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    As I recall, for some reason Metrodome's Masterforce set didn't have the dubs at all. And for no apparent reason Madman only had some of the dubs.
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Yeah, I was kinda disappointed to miss out on the Masterforce dubs.
     
  8. Darkwing48

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    Not to mention a matching video output format.
    US uses NTSC. Ot5her DVD formats may output PAL.

    You can change some DVD ROM regional codes.
     
  9. kllrwlf

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    Some DVD Players can play both NTSC and PAL DVDs and output to a NTSC TV.

    Or you can play it on your computer and output it from there... there are ways. :D 
     
  10. Funky Munky

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    Okay, which format is best for U.S. DVDs and where is the best place to get them?

    Thanks.:) 
     
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    Metrodome's is Region 2 and Madman's is Region 4, and both use PAL. North America is Region 1 and uses NTSC. You'd need a region free DVD player and a TV that supports PAL. Or just play it on your PC's DVD rom with AnyDVD so you don't use up the region changes on your DVD rom drive.


    Honestly I don't bloody know why region free DVD players are apparently so difficult to find in the US, or why modern American televisions evidently don't support PAL in addition to NTSC by default. Seems primitive to ignore the other standards.
     
  13. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Sound like a cool game show "Real or Bootleg"
     
  14. Funky Munky

    Funky Munky G.I. Formers & Trans-Joe TFW2005 Supporter

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    What about Macintosh?
     
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    AnyDVD is Windows-only.

    I would not be sure if your DVD drive is region locked or not. I would say so, since Macs are made from PC hardware these days.
     
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    So is there anyway I can get Headmasters in Canada?
     
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    Holding off until next year - in the hopes that there will be word of those series coming to the U.S.

    It seems every time I track down that hard-to-find import, some company brings a better version to the States some months later. Almost without fail.
     
  18. Hoolagrin

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    Actually, it's quite American to ignore everyone else. We like to think we are the most advanced, while clinging onto old things desperately. The whole change to HD TV signals had made quite a lot of people upset. Europe and Asia have been doing it for what, a decade or two?

    On topic, I love this quote on the Madman website: "The Transformers were simply the epitome of cool." - DVDFILE.COM

    I wonder if they post here. :wink:  Anyone who thinks TFs are the epitome of cool must be one of us.
     
  19. Tigran

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    Apperantly spreading false information is also a thing most americans cannot get over.


    We are not changing to HD TV signals. We are changing to Digital. There is a diffrence.

    All HD singals are Digital, but not all digital signals are HD.


    Please stop spreading false information like that.
     
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    Thank you for correcting me. I know lives have been saved.
     

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