Question about different versions of Lain . . .

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  1. Jason Goodmanso

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    My wife really wants this collection of Anime, and the cheapest I can find the US versions is about $90 for the boxset.

    While searching Ebay, I found a number of auctions for a two-disc OVA set of Lain. The set appears to be legit, Region 0, lacking a good chunk of the features the Pioneer release has. The majority of the sellers are in Asia.

    Any one full of good information about the legitamacy of the two-disc OVA set? Any suggestion for reputable on-line retailers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brendan Brown

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    I'm not aware Lain had an OVA, it was a thirteen episode TV series IIRC.

    Smells Boot-y.
     
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    I don't believe that there is an OVA of Lain. Accoring to Anime News Network there is no related anime for Lain.
     
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    Anime News Network is not just about American releases. They have Gundam Seed and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex in their database, which haven't been released in America.
     
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    Trust me, there is no Lain OVA

    I bet you dollars to doughnuts that those listings are bootlegs.
     
  8. Brian E

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    Chinese & English subs.
    None of the legit dealers in HK I checked have it.
    Region 0

    Looks very suspect to me.
     
  9. Rob Lutter

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    Anything less than 4-discs of Lain is a BOOT!
    There are two versions that have English subs that are Legal...
    The Region 1 Version (from Pioneer)
    The Region 3 Version (from Odex in Singapore)

    FYI, any DVD that is
    A) From Asian Origin
    and
    B) Region 0 w/ English subs
    IS BOOTLEG UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE
     
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    The Odex version is region 0, so will play on North American players. It does not have a dub. dOc's review of the set is here .

    Any other version is a bootleg. There is no Lain OVA.
     
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    Damn. Now I suppose you tell me that those Raiders DVDs I bought were bootlegs [​IMG]
     
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    Philip, LOL!!!! Great joke. Jason, it should be clear, don't get it.
     
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