Saturday, April 23, 2011
Japanese in the mail
In the mail this morning: AKIRA!!! On blu-ray you ask? Nope!!! The double mammoth vhs case from the UK that I couldn't afford in '93. I found a seller with a brand new copy on Amazon UK. "Fuck it", I thought, I wanna finally scratch off that tape from my early 1990s wants-list!!! Muhahahahahaha...
Tape #1 contains the film itself, fully letterboxed, in Japanese w/English subs. Tape #2 is a 50 min production report. I'm not a manga geek so I have no idea if that one has even been released on dvd (but it probably has).
Btw, I've recently discovered that there's no less than three different English dubs! Imagine that. Why bother with any dubs!? Watch the damn film the way it was meant to, in Japanese. :D