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Transformers Japanese Collection Replacement Discs from Shout Factory

Posted on 02-01-2012 at 01:02 PM by Deefuzz under Japanese Transformers
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An email has just gone out minutes ago to customers who have ordered the Transformers Japanese Collection DVD set from the Shout Factory website. This fix is in regards to subtitling errors in a few episodes in the set (though no specific errors were cited). The replacement discs will be sent out automatically to those who have purchased from Shout Factory, no special requests need to be made. The entire message from Shout Factory is as follows:

A few of you have written in to us about errors in the subtitling on a couple episodes in your Transformers Japanese Collection set. We are moving quickly to fix those errors and manufacture two replacement discs for your set and will ship them to you in about two weeks. They will ship automatically to anyone who has purchased the set from ShoutFactory -- you do not have to make any special requests or respond to this email. In the event you’re planning future purchases for friends or recommending the title, please know that our entire inventory in the warehouse and all future runs are also being corrected simultaneously.

So those that have not yet purchased need not fret, the warehouse inventory will be updated accordingly. Those of you who already have the set in your possession let us know what subtitling fixes are needed in our forums! Also make sure to let us know when your replacement discs arrive!
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tfprime32
not that im aware of!!!! im keeping mine and buying a new one! that one is a rare thing to happend!
RavageBeak1000
Will this set ever go to Amazon!!!!???!!

I need some discount pricing....
juxtapose519
You'd think there'd have to be some seriously glaring errors for them to go to this much trouble.
RubberChicken
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Originally Posted by juxtapose519 View Post
You'd think there'd have to be some seriously glaring errors for them to go to this much trouble.
Yeah, we're talking like a whole episode with another episode's subs. This isn't a one-word typo or anything.

From the shout factory message board:

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on the victory set disc 3 in the episode : battle to death at the south pole! the episode don't have the right subtitles, they are from the episode a deadly battle. Masterforce disc 4 the episode: god ginrai into the sky starting at 6:12 all subtitles are a sentence off .
Bigbot3030
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Originally Posted by CyclonuS_ZerO View Post
Just got an email regarding my Japanese Collection. Apparently there has been a problem (that I'm not aware of) with subtitles on two discs that come with the collection. Anyone know which ones?
I noticed some subtitles being off in Masterforce, I think around the second disc or so. i didn't see anything wrong with headmasters, and have yet to get to Victory. These errors were kinda minor, and only kinda annoying. you get the idea, it's just the timing is a little off, or a line is switched.
The fact that they are addressing this issue and just replacing everyone's disc just shows off how awesome Shout factory is.

Shout Factory, when I see you at the next Botcon I can attend, you're getting a high five for customer service.

Randy!

EDIT: ^guess I was wrong. which series/discs were they?
Backpack
The problem areas are on a single discs ... 1 of Masterforce, and 1 of Victory.
Details :

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...eased-dvd.html

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Houston we have a problem! on the victory set disc 3 in the episode : battle to death at the south pole! the episode don't have the right subtitles, they are from the episode a deadly battle. Masterforce disc 4 the episode: god ginrai into the sky starting at 6:12 all subtitles are a sentence off . Thanks to 80sgeek at the seibertron.com forum for the info. Hope we get replacement discs.
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Originally Posted by bourdon View Post
Got this message from shout about the replacement discs: A few have written in to us about errors in the subtitling on a couple episodes in your Transformers Japanese Collection set. We are moving quickly to fix those errors and manufacture two replacement discs for your set and will ship them to you in about two weeks. They will ship automatically to anyone who has purchased the set from ShoutFactory -- you do not have to make any special requests or respond to this email. In the event you’re planning future purchases for friends or recommending the title, please know that our entire inventory in the warehouse and all future runs are also being corrected simultaneously.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.


Sincerely,

Shout Factory
This really should get a news credit.

One piece of good news during the FE crazyness.
fiveironfr3nzy
reminds me..... I need to order this
Tux Chaos X
I don't suppose there's a chance of undoing Hasbro's insistance of shoe-horning IDW and Aligned terminology into these discs ("Phase Six Officer" and "Deployers", to name a few)? I mean, I've got no qualms about them... in their respective universes. But this is a whole-sale changing of what was said, and that's not cool in my book (I could care less about whether or not they use Convoy or Optimus Prime, Autobots or Cybertrons etc, so long as a note is attached explaining what they did).
NormanB
They need to quit being dicks and release Masterforce and Victory as separate sets already.
matrixprime
Fan subs are good enough for me. No IDW references in those.
SouthtownKid
The fansubs have their own annoying things going on. Like when the subtitler has learned a Japanese word and decides to show off by using it within the English subtitles rather than doing the subtitler's job, which is to capture the feeling of what's being said in English without drawing attention to himself. Things like "That yatsu!" don't make grammatical sense in any language. It's like saying, "That that guy!" And stuff like, "That yarou!" is just lazy.
Tux Chaos X
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Originally Posted by SouthtownKid View Post
The fansubs have their own annoying things going on. Like when the subtitler has learned a Japanese word and decides to show off by using it within the English subtitles rather than doing the subtitler's job, which is to capture the feeling of what's being said in English without drawing attention to himself. Things like "That yatsu!" don't make grammatical sense in any language. It's like saying, "That that guy!" And stuff like, "That yarou!" is just lazy.
Ayup. TV-Nihon was NOTORIOUS for this, and it turned me off of finishing their version of Headmasters ("Soundwave-aniki!" No, dammit. Just use "boss"; we get the message just fine)
Predakwon
Awesome. I was waiting on purchasing this till this was fixed. But I still have hope that this will be on Amazon since I bought Headmasters already.
Backscatter
I got my email, and I'm looking forward for the replacement discs.
FAKER II
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Originally Posted by SouthtownKid View Post
The fansubs have their own annoying things going on. Like when the subtitler has learned a Japanese word and decides to show off by using it within the English subtitles rather than doing the subtitler's job, which is to capture the feeling of what's being said in English without drawing attention to himself. Things like "That yatsu!" don't make grammatical sense in any language. It's like saying, "That that guy!" And stuff like, "That yarou!" is just lazy.
I'll admit that this got annoying for certain random words where they could have just given us a close equivalent and left it at that. But I will say that it did help in defining and differentiating the different types of energy.
Matty
I bought Headmasters already and don't want to drop another $80 or $90 on the entire set. So I echo the hopes of this coming to Amazon with the corrected subtitles.
jmc2915
i wish they could get the original cast to dub the audio
CyclonuS_ZerO
I can has news credit?
DJW107PRIME
Smooth moves Shout.
matrixprime
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Originally Posted by FAKER II View Post
I'll admit that this got annoying for certain random words where they could have just given us a close equivalent and left it at that. But I will say that it did help in defining and differentiating the different types of energy.
I personally disnt feel it detracted from the experience and I can already stream them to my tv so I see no point in buying them. Now if it included Zone maybe. Shout Factory call me when you do BWII or BWNEO
SouthtownKid
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Originally Posted by matrixprime View Post
I personally disnt feel it detracted from the experience and I can already stream them to my tv so I see no point in buying them. Now if it included Zone maybe.
So you don't want to buy the set because you can find it fansubbed, but you might have felt differently if they had included the ONE EPISODE of Zone, which can also be easily found fansubbed? I have to tell you I find that difficult to believe.
matrixprime
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Originally Posted by SouthtownKid View Post
So you don't want to buy the set because you can find it fansubbed, but you might have felt differently if they had included the ONE EPISODE of Zone, which can also be easily found fansubbed? I have to tell you I find that difficult to believe.
I've yet to find a decent quality copy of zone. I guess I should have been more clear. Zone, more special features maybe even a HD option even though it's so old. Just those things would interest me enough to think about purchasing. But until that happens I'm happy with the fan subs.
FAKER II
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I've yet to find a decent quality copy of zone. I guess I should have been more clear. Zone, more special features maybe even a HD option even though it's so old. Just those things would interest me enough to think about purchasing. But until that happens I'm happy with the fan subs.
About 11-12 years ago, a guy made a pretty good quality fansubbed VCD that contained Scramble City and Zone. The same guy also made decent VCD’s of the Headmasters series by splicing the video from the laser discs and the English dub audio from the Star TV VHS bootleg copies. Someone made an unofficial DVD, pressed (not DVDR) with a cover and everything, containing Scramble City and Zone using the VCD as the source. It actually looks a hair better than the VCD. So it looks far better than VHS but not quite full DVD quality. It's still very watchable and about the only way to view those episodes on R1 NTSC DVD.
knightmare6
I caved and got this, as much as I like the bad dubbing in English, I'd like to lay in bed and watch these at times without sitting on my computer running the region-blocking program I use, LOL.

Just hoping we eventually see "Beast Wars II" and "Beast Wars Neo" on DVD, so I can then have them all.
Trans4mers
Any ideas if Shout Factory will be at Botcon? I'd like to pick up a set at Botcon
SouthtownKid
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Originally Posted by matrixprime View Post
I've yet to find a decent quality copy of zone. I guess I should have been more clear. Zone, more special features maybe even a HD option even though it's so old. Just those things would interest me enough to think about purchasing. But until that happens I'm happy with the fan subs.
I've seen Zone, and honestly, I don't think it's worth any of that effort.
O.Supreme
They were at BC last year, and are at all the larger Cons (SDCC NYCC etc...) I'm sure they will be at BC again this year especially since they have TF: Prime season 1 coming out in spring, and who knows what by summer?? I do know last year they had the Headmasters set and Beast wars complte series avialable to prhcxase at the Con , which was a bout a month before they were even available on Shout! slect site. If I wasn't holding out for ther complete Takara collection, I would have picked up HM right away at the con.
bourdon
I have received my replacements discs today
Backpack
I got mine too. Yay Shout!.
FAKER II
I got my discs as well. My life is so busy that I haven't even gotten halfway through Headmasters yet. Though I have seen all of these episode many years ago.
SouthtownKid
I hope someone goes through these replacement disc episodes soon, because these are no doubt the ones that will be shipping in the single series release sets, and it would be nice to know everything is fixed right and no new problems have cropped up.
FAKER II
I checked out the episodes in question on disc #4 of Masterforce and disc #3 of Victory and Shout definitely fixed those episodes. But I haven't watched the entire discs. Like I said above, I haven't even gotten through Headmasters yet. Hopefully, someone with way more time on their hands than I currently have can verify that the entire discs are OK.

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