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  • [US BD] Discotek Media licenses Digimon: Digital Monsters

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    Digimon: Digital Monsters Blu-ray | 2022
    - Upscale to sparkling 1080p high definition - brought to you by AstroRes https://astrores.io/
    - Two separate releases: original Fox Kids dubbed version first, then the uncut Japanese version will follow later



    Last edited by WTK; 03-14-2022, 11:45 PM.

  • #2
    Great to see the Japanese version of the original series coming out. I wonder if they are looking into getting the remake as well.
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    • #3
      That AstroRes upscaling is insane. Looks like how my nostalgia from over 20 years ago imagines that it looked back then. Honestly somewhat tempted by both the English and Japanese versions, even more than Shaman King.
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      • #4
        That upscale looks great. I had forgotten about the JP-BDs for a while there but that reminded me they have that same awful smeary look all Q-Tec upscales of SD material do.

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        • #5
          This was the best announcement of the entire stream, made my day and then some!

          Fingers crossed they can eventually also release Seasons 2-8 and Adventure 2020.

          (I do count App Monsters and Ghost Game as regular seasons)
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          • #6
            Looking forward to the sub set.
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            • #7
              Amazing. I never thought an uncut Japanese version would ever be released. This is like as unbelievable as something like Pocket Monsters or Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters getting an uncut release. I'm not really a Digimon fan outside the Mamoru Hosoda films, but I may buy this just for curiosity's sake and to support similar licenses.

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              • #8
                All in on both versions of this with the hopes that it opens the gateways for the rest of the series and for shows like Yu-Gi-Oh! to follow.
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                • #9
                  For Kazemon15 since I remembered we were chatting about this in the other thread.

                  https://twitter.com/worldofcrap/stat...60920179654657

                  Today is Digimon Day at MediaOCD. Time to line up all the restored footage and recut to make everything match and line up. Then we get to format the closed captions and encode for BD.
                  Then to see how to make the Japanese version progressive.
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                  • #10
                    https://twitter.com/worldofcrap/stat...21905880256515
                    Digimon update: First pass of QC is complete and now I'm slowly trudging through all the places where the upscale needs manual fixing. Most are interlacing problems from the master. @astro_res fixed the vast majority, but occasionally you get this.
                    https://twitter.com/worldofcrap/stat...22745395392517
                    Five episodes – 7, 8, 10, 11 and 27 – had to be completely re-cut from the Japanese masters. @CaribouCoon took care of most of that. But then we had to font-match the English title screens. This usually involves @BradyHartel's help. Anyway, I think we got it fairly close.
                    https://twitter.com/worldofcrap/stat...24396927750148
                    There are a few places – mostly in the recaps at the beginning of each ep, where Saban tinkered with speed, reversed shots, or freeze-framed, and this almost always resulted in a single-field, half-resolution cut. These have to be recut from the previous ep, or the JPN master.
                    https://twitter.com/worldofcrap/stat...25318881849344
                    Half-field shots look gnarly on 4K displays. Look closely at the linework here. Every line item MarcFBR found on his QC report is a heart-attack avoided on my end.
                    https://twitter.com/worldofcrap/stat...26280619159555
                    Since we're doing the IVTC on the Japanese master, should have few of these problems (although we've already spotted a handful of cuts in ep12 that were just ANIMATED at half-resolution for no apparent reason). Hoping that once subs are done, that'll go much faster.

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                    • #11
                      Hmm, I can see why they censored this from American TV. “And thus, the children mourned as they buried their friends.”

                      Uhhh OH WAIT IT'S STILL HERE! Wow, ballsy, Saban! (See AstroRes'ed version below)

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                      • #12
                        That's a good comparison to show a worst case scenario. Astro Res kind of is struggling with some of the distant line work.(See Mimi's eyelashes, Sora's face. But I bet if we saw the original cels we'd see that they really were just that lazy lol) But it looks leagues better than Q-Tec upscaling. https://www.screenshotcomparison.com...1269/picture:3

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                        • #13
                          Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 1 BD:

                          Long-promised, but not quite ready...yet!

                          https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/st...45004019449857
                          Last edited by WTK; 05-28-2022, 01:56 PM.

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