Voltron comes to blu-ray!

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  1. Gaastra

    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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    Tvshowsondvd has announced voltron fleet of doom (plus an episode of both voltron shows) is heading to blu-ray. I can't link right now on the wii browser so can someone please post a link?

    Anyone think it funny that g.i.joe and voltron are getting a blu-ray release but not transformers?
     
  2. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Fleet of Doom is a wasted HD release. I could almost see the TV series getting one... but it wasn't all that good either (at least in regaurds to wanting it in HD).

    I only watched the DVD version once, back when it was first released as a website only sale.... and as I recall it looked like shit. Not looking much better than VHS. So I guess there should be some jump in quality with the Blu Ray version.

    If you're looking to get Transformers the Movie in HD.... track down the UK Blu Ray release. It's not region locked, meaning it plays on all BD machines. It looks fantastic. Honestly it's beautiful.
     
  3. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Thanks for the news, but this is a BD release I don’t understand at all.
    If they had like an entire season at DVD resolution on one BD disc it would be worth it.
    The BD player would just upconvert it –which is the best its ever gonna look anyway.

    Even the excellent Justice League looks no better on an actual BD than it does on an upconverted DVD.
     
  4. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    I don't think that's true at all. Go Lion was recently remastered from film stock, so that would give you full HD quality. CPM took that remaster and recut it to make the Voltron episodes (an impressive task) for the DVD release. Now the question is did they cut the Voltron eps at 480p or 1080p? If they did them in 1080p they would have everything ready to go for a Blu-ray version. If not, and they only worked with what they needed for dvd, 480p; CPM would have to start the process all over again. :( 

    Any media taken from film stock in HD will look so much better than an upconversion.

    Then there is at least one other reason Blu-ray looks better than upconverted DVDs. Compression. With almost every DVD you will have compression artifacts, up scaled they are very much still apparent.

    Plus, the industry has much better equipment to up scale 480p resolution material.... so they can sqeeze out more detail than we can with our modest home players. Example : Yukikaze Blu-ray was up scaled from a 480p source, and it looks a lot better than an upconverted DVD.... but not as good as a full HD from film stock would have. (then you have to consider what kind of film the material is on, cheap film equals more grain, less detail). This is why so many older films look so damn good in HD..... and why in the world of animation... older cartoons/films stand a better chance at full HD because they were created on film, not on the computer at a 480P resolution.

    Unfortunatly we are talking about Voltron... so only the most die hard fans will even care.
     
  5. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Media Blasters are the folks releasing Voltron and its Japanese victims, CPM went bust ages ago.
     
  6. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Yes, right; thanks. My mistake. :D 
     

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