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[Amazon.ca] Preorder: Akira 4k + Blu-ray $22.99

I have been watching for a price drop on the other "limited edition version" but it did not include HDR and you had to reach out to get a new disc sent to you.

I can only assume this version has been corrected as it does not come out until January 18, 2022

I own a DVD and Blu-ray version of this movie, if you like Anime in any way shape or form do yourself a favour and watch this!
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Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
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Samwfive wrote: Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
Huh? Why would any 4k be overkill? Looks like trolling.
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Ah I forgot about this movie. Thanks, OP! Now going to look it up on Dognzb.
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Wtf is that cover. It's blasphemous! Looks like a kid's drawing.
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one of the creepiest cartoons ever, especially the part when that blob expands/explodes

agree cover looks like pos
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That's because the cover art is taken directly from the manga, from the author himself. It's a very 1980s style. The film is only an adaptation of the original work, it's just that it was the most popular medium in the West at the time.
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I was looking to pick this up earlier as well, but too expensive. I haven't bought a physical disc in years but have the 4k TV and PS5 now. Thanks OP.
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simonchretien wrote: Huh? Why would any 4k be overkill? Looks like trolling.
What was the source material resolution? Probably not 4k. Upscaling and colour touch-up would probably see minor improvements, but just not the same.
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gotglint wrote: the original theatrical release would have been on 35mm film
A 35mm film released in 1903 and one released in 1967 is going to quite different despite the same medium. Unless the film is converted digitally, it's going to degrade over time. 35mm is supposed to be around 4k, but if it's left in storage for decades, we can't expect the original quality.
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Samwfive wrote: Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
simonchretien wrote: Huh? Why would any 4k be overkill? Looks like trolling.
recordman wrote: What was the source material resolution? Probably not 4k. Upscaling and colour touch-up would probably see minor improvements, but just not the same.
I would agree with the first comment for this title. 4K version was a scan from the film. I would think the Blu-ray and UHD would be very similar. Sound is also the same formats between the two.

This would not be an upgrade if you already have it but you might as well great the UHD version if you do not already own.
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I wish there was a good price for a 4k disc player.
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recordman wrote: A 35mm film released in 1903 and one released in 1967 is going to quite different despite the same medium. Unless the film is converted digitally, it's going to degrade over time. 35mm is supposed to be around 4k, but if it's left in storage for decades, we can't expect the original quality.
agreed, the film has to be properly stored.

Akira is from 1988.

not 1903 nor 1967.
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this is where the motionflow, or whatever the manufacturers are doing with TV interpolation, is useful. Watching any type of animation is now super smooth.

As much as I love Akira, I'm skipping 4K and waiting for the inevitable 16K in 5 years.
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Totally forgot about akira release on 4K. I'm going to find and watch a 4K source on Kodi before I buy this.
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Samwfive wrote: Respectfully asking: isn't 4K an overkill on anime....cartoons...?
In some cases, they could just go vector and have unlimited native resolution.

Otherwise anime is too rich to lean on that hack, in many cases.

Ageless art, this one.
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