September '14 - Purchasing What You Already
thinking about this recently when I purchased
a movie on Blu-ray recently. I've got
lots of DVDs I've collected over the years
but only recently started purchasing items on
ago, in 1996 to be exact, I bought an anime
movie called Ghost In The Shell on video tape.
It was dubbed into English and I loved it and
thought it a fantastic movie. It was one of
the first anime movies I saw and still one of
time later it was released as a double video
pack consisting of the movie in widescreen in
Japanese with subtitles, while the second
tape was a making-of video called Ghost In
The Shell Production Report which was
interesting but not very re-watchable.
later it came out on DVD with the option of
watching it dubbed into English or the
original Japanese with subtitles. There was a
problem with it however due to the English
dubbing being slightly out of sync with their
lips, but it didn't really bother me.
years later and it was re-released on DVD as
a digitally remastered version with the
sound placed back in sync again. It also came
with a small poster.
later again it was released as a totally
remastered version with some scenes
completely reanimated known as Ghost In The
Shell 2.0 The strange title
implied it was a sequel which it isn't. It
also comes with the original version too for
people who prefer that version. It also has
Japanese end credits unlike the previous DVDs
I purchased Ghost In The Shell 2.0 again on
Blu-ray so I can watch it in high-def. Even
though it's an anime it was originally made
for the cinema in Japan so the visuals look
so much better in high-def with the rain at
the beginning looking impressive.
point I'm making in this blog entry is that I've
purchased the same movie six times. I've also
bought a DVD called the Masamune Shirow
collection which also contains the original
version of the movie so technically I've
bought it seven times. I wonder if I'll buy
another version when Blu-ray eventually get
replaced by something new.
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