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  Topic: What anime are you watching right now?
UncaBou

Replies: 13625
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PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:30 am   Subject: What anime are you watching right now?
I haven't visited these Madboards for ages.
A long time ago, in a Borders Bookshop sale now far far away, I bought a multitude of anime. I've been slowly working my way through that back log, some go ...
  Topic: Disc or Download?
UncaBou

Replies: 17
Views: 4816

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:33 am   Subject: Disc or Download?
What Willis' daughter said was untrue was that he was taking legal action, not the main isssue over ownership rights.
  Topic: Disc or Download?
UncaBou

Replies: 17
Views: 4816

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:42 am   Subject: Disc or Download?
I'm not aware of an existing thread on this subject so apologies if there is.
I have a strong preference for my entertainment to be on disc media. I just came across a story that may be of interest t ...
  Topic: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
UncaBou

Replies: 1562
Views: 416605

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:24 am   Subject: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
Picked up the FMA:B OVA & Collectors box on Blu-ray yesterday.
So glad to finally have a box to hold all of the series!

So am I and I understand the box is unique to Madman.
  Topic: When should we expect Part 5?
UncaBou

Replies: 59
Views: 44750

PostForum: Fullmetal Alchemist / Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:39 pm   Subject: When should we expect Part 5?
Brotherhood Box and OVA arrived today (Blu-ray). The OVA has the foil slick and I'm well pleased.
  Topic: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
UncaBou

Replies: 1562
Views: 416605

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:55 pm   Subject: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
I love it. Depending on the age and tastes of the particular viewer, I think it could be an excellent first anime.
  Topic: The Final Act
UncaBou

Replies: 5
Views: 9483

PostForum: InuYasha   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:50 pm   Subject: The Final Act
Like Andy_ubio, I also prefer Blu-ray (BD). When Samurai Girls was released I went looking only to learn Madman was not releasing it on BD. I much prefer to buy local, even when the import specials ar ...
  Topic: The Final Act
UncaBou

Replies: 5
Views: 9483

PostForum: InuYasha   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:07 pm   Subject: The Final Act
Would it be possible to get an update / current status posted here please?
  Topic: When should we expect Part 5?
UncaBou

Replies: 59
Views: 44750

PostForum: Fullmetal Alchemist / Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:33 pm   Subject: When should we expect Part 5?
And the shiny Gold Star goes to Madman Entertainment!!
Well done Sly!
  Topic: When should we expect Part 5?
UncaBou

Replies: 59
Views: 44750

PostForum: Fullmetal Alchemist / Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:10 am   Subject: When should we expect Part 5?
Yeah, that's right. I should have mentioned in-store. A shop assistant actually looked up the BD on their computer system and said it didn't have it listed.
Anyway, the movie arrived from Madman yest ...
  Topic: When should we expect Part 5?
UncaBou

Replies: 59
Views: 44750

PostForum: Fullmetal Alchemist / Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:10 pm   Subject: When should we expect Part 5?
I've placed an order with Madman for both the Movie and the OVA+Box on Blu-ray after finding JB had the DVD of the movie but no BD.
  Topic: Last Exile - Fam the Silver Wing
UncaBou

Replies: 29
Views: 13261

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:04 am   Subject: Last Exile - Fam the Silver Wing
I'm happy to know it's coming. I'll now view the full series via Madman's stream and pick it up when released. I generally review my favorites about every 12 months anyway.
I love the detail and deco ...
  Topic: Last Exile - Fam the Silver Wing
UncaBou

Replies: 29
Views: 13261

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:55 pm   Subject: Last Exile - Fam the Silver Wing
What is the latest in regard to this series:
English Audio?
DVD/BD release dates?

I'm a fan of the original and enjoyed Madman's stream of episode one (of the new series) last night.
  Topic: July 2012 releases
UncaBou

Replies: 24
Views: 10034

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:41 am   Subject: July 2012 releases
Yee-Ha! The FMA Box at last!
  Topic: New Title Acquisitions
UncaBou

Replies: 19
Views: 11076

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:39 am   Subject: New Title Acquisitions
Oreimo will be an instant grab for me. Good work Madman.

I second this. It's a cracker of an anime. Will this include the full 16 episodes?
I understand a second season has been commissioned.

...
  Topic: Gillard still PM, nothing to see here, move along.
UncaBou

Replies: 46
Views: 9991

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:01 am   Subject: Gillard still PM, nothing to see here, move along.
So will Rudd quit politics now?
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:51 pm   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
I'm expanding my 16mm capability having bought a projector equiped with Xenon Arc lamp. I now look out for decent 16mm prints of titles that would interest me.
  Topic: Gillard still PM, nothing to see here, move along.
UncaBou

Replies: 46
Views: 9991

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:52 am   Subject: Gillard still PM, nothing to see here, move along.
I'm not going to debate politics here, just sating my view on the current Labor leadership crisis.
I think Rudd will win on Monday. It is in my view the best opportunity for Labor to retain as many s ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:53 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
Sorry for the double post but it's been months and I believe followers will get Email notification.

I've just come across this short video which has JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg and other film maker ...
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:03 am   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
Thanks Timesplitter 01.I couldn't find the DVD today so it's one for the future.
UB
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:36 am   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
May have already been asked. Is Samurai Girls getting a BD release?
From my mobil and out shopping otherwise would check posts. Thanks.
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:48 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
I was inserting an edit above and somehow re posted. Sorry about that. Anyway the point of clarification is below FYI.

@ S S3 Son Goku.
You raised certain points on Super 8 as a home movie format. ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:46 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
I did the same video the projection thing. In the late 1980s I was working for channel 10 in Sydney, came in one weekend when not much was happening, set up my projector and used a Marconi studio ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:36 pm   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
Jaden1,
those old Standard 8 movies and slides are a treasure. I'm in a similar position except your films are probably older than mine. You should make sure they are kept in a ventilated, cool dry ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:23 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
Be sure to check out the Star Wars link, It's very good on all this.
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:44 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
A trailer or two is fine but it begins to jar beyond that. Mixed with a heap of advertising it's not good in my book.

@ S S3 Son Goku.
I welcome your comments in your first post because a lot of p ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:20 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
@ S S3 Son Goku: I'll respond later today as time permits.

For anyone interested in preserving your old filmed home movies, Pro8mm (A long time Super 8 services provider based in Burbank California ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:51 pm   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
Yeah that's true. I hardly ever go to the movies these days but you're right. I think the last movie I saw was Avatar and we sat through 30minutes of advertising, including trailers before the movie s ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:28 pm   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
That's appreciated HeDanny, it's great to get the positive feedback.
Metropolis is one I would have expected to see on Super 8, although I can't confirm it. There's a lot of silent era titles some of ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:02 am   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
No X rated stuff for my home cinema Tachikoma, but I'd expect it's available.
Thanks Mangaman! I was hesitant in starting this thread being unsure how much interest there'd be. I think your brother w ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:34 pm   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
I remember when VHS titles first began to become available to outright purchase asking prices for movies was $80+ and that was back then! As with most things there's pros and cons. For example:
1) Pi ...
  Topic: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
UncaBou

Replies: 32
Views: 18205

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:59 pm   Subject: The Projecting Film Thread...Super 8 and the like
Long before VHS enabled the establishment of the mass Home Video market, home entertainment enthusiasts were able to access commercial film releases either by rental or purchase. I collected Super 8 r ...
  Topic: When should we expect Part 5?
UncaBou

Replies: 59
Views: 44750

PostForum: Fullmetal Alchemist / Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:22 am   Subject: When should we expect Part 5?
What is the current ststus of the FMA-B box?
  Topic: Bitrate on DVDs
UncaBou

Replies: 38
Views: 15610

PostForum: Madman Production & Technical   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:01 am   Subject: Bitrate on DVDs
Where there is a high quality master that was created for DVD production and no master for Blu-ray is available, is there any technical reason why that could not be used to produce a Blu-ray version? ...
  Topic: Blood+
UncaBou

Replies: 115
Views: 49500

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:46 pm   Subject: Blood+
Somehow I was dropped off for notifications on this topic so I've only just got the news. With my huge backloge of 'Yet To View' anime, I hadn't done anything, just as well it seems.
  Topic: November 2011 releases
UncaBou

Replies: 27
Views: 11116

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:08 pm   Subject: November 2011 releases
With a tight money situation and a big backlog of un-viewed discs I can only justify stretching out for:
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Blu-ray)
and if I'm lucky;
K-On! Vol. 03 (Blu-Ray)
A ...
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:21 am   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray


Thanks for this T Man. Sorry I haven't replied earlier, I thought I'd wait till I had a chance to see the whole TOEI videos but Part one still won't play for me.

Anyway it's interesting to see ...
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:58 pm   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
Of course in reality almost all TV anime is upscaled in one way or another, considering a majority of it is now animated at 720p.

I guess it's only a matter of time before that stage of the process ...
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:51 pm   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray


Wow! Fascinating story. All I can say is that in looking at Brotherhood BD on my system I'm really impressed and very happy with them. Perhaps my system isn't high end enough to show the artifacts ...
  Topic: Siren Visual Entertainment still licensing anime titles
UncaBou

Replies: 732
Views: 237891

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:25 pm   Subject: Siren Visual Entertainment still licensing anime titles
I picked up "Welcome to the NHK" on Friday. It took a while to get through JB as a special order. I think I would have done better just to mail order it direct from Siren.
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:45 pm   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
@ Stormin Norman:
I accept your point about the inferority of upscaling tech in domestic application however I would not have my system set to upscale if I obsevred degradation of the image, although ...
  Topic: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
UncaBou

Replies: 1562
Views: 416605

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:29 pm   Subject: R4 and B Orders: What Are You Getting?
Bought K-On! Vol 1 with box on blu-ray.
I've decided to do the same as soon as I can set aside the moola, hopefully before these run out.
  Topic: The Blu-ray & home theatre discussion thread
UncaBou

Replies: 1747
Views: 423528

PostForum: The Madhouse   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:26 pm   Subject: The Blu-ray & home theatre discussion thread
i love my plasma. however when in a rental situation.
moving a 50" plasma is a pain in the ass. its so damn heavy and awkward and you have to keep them upright.

i try not to move house very o ...
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:14 pm   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray


Thank you for this. I'll make good use of it.
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:12 pm   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
Claymore is the Madman title and I think you may have already guessed the other is an import; Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit.
I don't usually import. In fact I'm fast approaching 1000 titles in m ...
  Topic: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
UncaBou

Replies: 766
Views: 246554

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:05 pm   Subject: Anime and HD/Blu Ray
Sorry if this has already been discussed here or elsewhere:
I don't understand why the powers that be don't release titles at the originally produced resolution on Blu-ray. I'm now aware of two serie ...
  Topic: A Case for a better Box
UncaBou

Replies: 26
Views: 13565

PostForum: Madman Suggestions & Feedback   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:37 pm   Subject: A Case for a better Box
I picked up the BD Lord of the Rings Extended cut set this weekend. The slipcase is really nice. It employs a magnetic wrap over flap which seals the package. I'd love to see Madman do something like ...
  Topic: September Anime Releases
UncaBou

Replies: 29
Views: 15300

PostForum: General Anime   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:22 am   Subject: September Anime Releases
FMA-B Blu-ray....Others such as K-On! will come later.
  Topic: A Case for a better Box
UncaBou

Replies: 26
Views: 13565

PostForum: Madman Suggestions & Feedback   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:08 pm   Subject: A Case for a better Box
Could someone please describe what a digipak is?
  Topic: Supanova Sydney 2011
UncaBou

Replies: 76
Views: 50723

PostForum: Australian Anime Cons, Cosplay, Clubs & Events   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:39 pm   Subject: Supanova Sydney 2011
As would I but things are againg working against me. Don't think I'm going to make it...again.
 
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