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Post by Sevvie » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:47 am

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. If I find auctions for the ADV boxsets that say "Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles" does that mean they're fake? From the best of my knowledge, I though that the ADV sets had both Japanese and English audio tracks. Feel free to correct me.

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Post by Starscream » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:42 am

The ADV boxsets of the first two seasons are in Japanese language only with English subtitles. Nevertheless, be sure that the discs and boxes look like what ADV released; since they've been out of print for so long, there might be a chance that those are bootlegs, if that's your worry ^^.
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Post by kingofgames » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:14 pm

This is a really good find

Now that I have the guides from SMU plus this from youtube, I can see where DIC messed up at

Also, I'm not sure if this will will stay up for long, since This is unliscended (on youtube, and I dont know how Youtube works)
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Post by Alexclow345 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:37 pm

kingofgames wrote:This is a really good find

Now that I have the guides from SMU plus this from youtube, I can see where DIC messed up at

Also, I'm not sure if this will will stay up for long, since This is unliscended (on youtube, and I dont know how Youtube works)

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Post by Giant2005 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:57 pm

Hi
I'm obviously new here (pretty much signed up solely for this question).
After reading a few editorials, namely "Uncut Sailor Moon: Worth the Wait?" it got me a little paranoid about purchasing the DVDs.
So I was wondering, has anyone made a purchase from this site: http://www.sailor-moon-stars.com/smcollection.html, I was planning on purchasing the perfect collection from there but I'm now concerned about the quality.

If anyone has any experience making purchases from there, could you please let me know your opinions on those disks... any positive or negative opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Slrjoecool » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:18 pm

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These disc are obviously bootlegs, but if you don't care about that, they'll probably be fine. I own Stars bootlegged, and it's great.
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Post by kingofgames » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:59 pm

Alexclow345 wrote:
kingofgames wrote:This is a really good find

Now that I have the guides from SMU plus this from youtube, I can see where DIC messed up at

Also, I'm not sure if this will will stay up for long, since This is unliscended (on youtube, and I dont know how Youtube works)

Did you click the wrong topic?
>< I clicked the wrong topic
Could someone please move my previous post to that youtube Sailor Moon topic?
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Post by Starry Eyes » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:33 pm

How do you know whether the dvds you bought are bootlegs or originals i guess?

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Post by Tempest » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:10 am

Starry Eyes wrote:How do you know whether the dvds you bought are bootlegs or originals i guess?
There was a thread dedicated to identifying bootlegs from the officials. Here you go.
http://www.smuncensored.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1879

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Post by Starry Eyes » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:46 pm

daaaamn definitely ahve the bootlegs! Are the actual episodes the same though? cause thats the most importantt par.

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Post by Tempest » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:03 pm

Bootlegs are direct rips of the official sets, so yes. They should be exactly the same except they are compressed to fit more on fewer discs. Everyone says the quality is bad on bootlegs, but I honestly don't have a problem with it. The audio and video masters were crappy even on the official release and since I don't watch my Sailormoon dvds all the time whatever compression imperfections the sets have don't really bother me.
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Post by Starry Eyes » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:06 pm

ya i've never noticed them to be bad. On my season 1 english version sailor moon dvds the sound was a bit quieter but all the rest including the japanese ones are perfectly fine. The only thing I have ever noticed was the fact that it skips chapters and doesn't go in order, which is the result of putting too many episodes on one dvd. But thanks for solving that mystery for me, i was wondering why the heck it did that hehe.

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Post by Starry Eyes » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:09 pm

sorry to double post but i have a question. My sailor stars dvd is obviously japapense with english subtitles. Only the subtitles dont always appear, character will talk but no subtitles will come up. Is this just with bootlegs? Or does this happen with the originals as well?
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Post by Neon Heart » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:29 pm

Starry Eyes wrote:sorry to double post but i have a question. My sailor stars dvd is obviously japapense with english subtitles. Only the subtitles dont always appear, character will talk but no subtitles will come up. Is this just with bootlegs? Or does this happen with the originals as well?
It was probably the person who put the subs on there, being lazy.

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Post by Starry Eyes » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:32 pm

thanks for the heads up.

So is there a better versionto buy so that I dont have this problem? Where would I buy a better version?
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Post by Sailor V » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:22 pm

My suggestion would probably be looking on EBay if you wanted those versions. You can by almost anything on EBay that it is not even funny. So yeah, that would probably be your best bet.
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Post by Benderx » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:24 pm

Does anyone know if the stars boxsets sold through AMzon are okay? I already got one that had subtitle issues which didn't show up in some places...

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Post by Starry Eyes » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:50 pm

sounds like you have the same problem as I do.. so ya does anyone know where I can get a better stars version?
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Post by Aya Reiko » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:46 pm

Starry Eyes wrote:sounds like you have the same problem as I do.. so ya does anyone know where I can get a better stars version?
Unless it's Amazon.co.jp, they're bootlegs. And I doubt that a boxset even exists.

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Post by sailor53 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:38 am

If you want a good subtitled version of Sailor Stars on DVD try this site. They use the Region 2 DVDs as their video source and have removable subtitles. The only season they don't have available at the moment is SuperS.
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