Akira DTS coming. New mix? Bitrate?

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  1. Michael St. Clair

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    http://www.pioneeranimation.com/titles.php?id=403
    I'd love to know more details about this. I wonder if this is the exact same mix as the DD5.1 track.
    If this is full bitrate, I actually might pick it up.
    I'd love to see a separate release, full bitrate DTS trend.
     
  2. Jay Sylvester

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    Dual releases with one being full-bitrate DTS would be a great trend--provided we know the DTS release is coming. I'm kind of miffed that I'll be buying Akira again, but I'll do it because I love the movie.

    DTS used to be an option on receivers, but it's everywhere now. Even the cheapest HTIB systems have DTS decoders built in. I don't think it's a big risk for studios to release DTS-only DVDs.
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    I noticed that it said Japenese DTS 5.1. I don't know if it significant or not but on Metropolis I believe the english version is DD 5.1 and Japanese version DTS 5.1. It would be great to have a DTS version of this movie.
     
  4. StevenA

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    If this means there will be a 5.1 Japanese track on the disc, it will be a must-buy for me, as there is only a 2.0 Japanese track on the original Region 1 release (which I am glad to have as it is the original track, but it would be very nice to have the souped up 5.1 track as an option).
     
  5. Alex Spindler

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    I'm with Steve. The only thing marring the current release is that they only remixed the English track. I've been in the habit of swapping to the English mix during heavy action scenes just because of the excellent sound.

    I'll pick it up and pass the current one on to a friend.
     
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    I agree with Steve and Alex. Akira would be PERFECT if it has a 5.1 Japanese track like Metropolis does.

    Chris.
     
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  8. Michael St. Clair

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    I had forgotten that the Japanese track was 2.0.

    Has this already been released in R2?
     
  9. StevenA

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    The R2 has a Japanese 5.1 track, but I'm not sure if it has a DTS track or a DD track only.
     
  10. John Berggren

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    It's unfortunate that the first AKIRA release didn't have the DTS track on it.
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    There was no room for it

    The Japanese DTS release is coming out 3-4 months before the US one

    I'll be picking it up for 5.1 OSL

    Given that this is probably going to be a virtual direct port of the J disc, my guess would be full bitrate DTS
     
  12. Michael St. Clair

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    Jeff,

    Are R2 anime DTS discs typically full bitrate?

    I noticed the R2 version is a full 2-disc set, not a movie-only release.
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, the R2 anime discs I have seen are all full bitrate, hence my assumption

    If you have the first Akira 2disc, you have what's on the Japanese 2 disc.
     
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    Yes, most likely, the DTS R2 DVD of this movie (being sold for 3800 Yen, about $31 USD) will have only Japanese on it, and the Japanese studio will most likely try to full max bitrate the audio for DTS. The R2 already has Japanese 5.1 DD, but a DTS 5.1 or 6.1 (not sure, since the announcement is not clear) would be just awesome.
    Me, I'm investing in the R2 because, damn, I want full max bitrate. [​IMG]
     
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    Do we know if the Japanese R2 will have English subs?
     
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    Will the R1 release also have the original Japanese or the newly made one?
     
  17. Jeff Kleist

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    If you mean will it have Japanese stereo, Akira did have a 70mm 6-track release, which is most likely the source of the 5.1 Japanese.

    The R1 DTS DVD will have Japanese DTS and a DD5.1 English dub. Unknown at this time if it's full or half bitrate, but signs are pointing to full.
     
  18. Gabe Oppenheim

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    Add me to the list of those that will purchase this (a double-dip, as I bought the original tin) if it has any sort of OSL 5.1 track on it (though the "O" in OSL and the fact that the remix is 5.1 sort of contradict each other).

    DTS at 1509 would be just terrific.
     
  19. Jeff Kleist

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    Gabe, as I just said, Akira had a 6-track 70mm release during its original run, which is likely the basis for the 5.1 track

    I personally have always wanted to see it in 70, given that all of the backgrounds and cels were 2.20:1, but 1:85:1 is the preferred AR by the direcor.
     
  20. Gabe Oppenheim

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    Jeff,

    A little late, but we posted at the same time, so I wasn't able to read your response.

    Gabe
     

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