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> First Stage Blu-ray BOX set to release in Feb 2014
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Posted: Nov 5 2013, 09:31 PM


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Premium Box 1:

Initial D: First Stage (26 eps) [1998]
Initial D: Second Stage (13 eps) [19992000]
Premium Box 2:

Initial D: Extra Stage (OVA; 2 eps) [2000]
Initial D: Third Stage (Movie) [2001]
Initial D: Battle Stage (OVA; 1 eps) [2002]
Initial D: Fourth Stage (24 eps) [20042006]
Initial D to the Next Stage Project D e Mukete (Special; 1 eps)
Initial D: Battle Stage 2 (OVA; 1 eps) [2007]
Initial D: Extra Stage 2 (OVA; 1 eps) [2008]

The sets do not contain the Fifth Stage.

The releases are planned to have a special book for it and a luxury storage box of some kind associated with it. Radio programs and more material from the drama CD sides are also expected to be included.


Via Chris Beveridge on FandomPost.com

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Posted: Nov 6 2013, 07:34 PM


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What Chris doesn't bother to mention is that Amazon also lists information that says all the Anime were remastered in-house with some new proprietary remastering equipment Avex is quite proud of. Now there's still the question of what source they went with to start the remaster, but at least it confirms they've put some effort into the blurays.
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May I ask where the blu-ray box set for first stage is? Looking for HD Initial D!
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Posted: Mar 15 2014, 11:25 PM


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QUOTE (geokilla @ 2 hours, 34 minutes ago)
May I ask where the blu-ray box set for first stage is? Looking for HD Initial D!

On Amazon Japan, amongst plenty of other online stores. Go buy it.
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Posted: Mar 17 2014, 11:54 AM


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Do we have any screens for First Stage's CG?

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Posted: Mar 17 2014, 04:20 PM


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QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 4 hours, 25 minutes ago)
Do we have any screens for First Stage's CG?

None that I'm aware of. They won't look any more improved than the other sequences, anyway.
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Posted: Mar 17 2014, 10:46 PM


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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 6 hours, 26 minutes ago)
None that I'm aware of. They won't look any more improved than the other sequences, anyway.

This. They didn't magically find the original CG work and rescale it. They didn't re-render everything. They simply took whatever master composite they had access to and upscaled it.
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Posted: Apr 9 2014, 07:56 AM


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No rips yet? Strange blink.gif
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Posted: Apr 20 2014, 11:38 PM


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This was released the day before yesterday :-)

[YYDM-11FANS][Initial_D_First_Stage][BDRIP][1-26][960x720][X264-10bit_AAC][MP4]

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Posted: Apr 21 2014, 01:16 PM


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QUOTE (hackgrid @ Today, 2:38 AM)
This was released the day before yesterday :-)

[YYDM-11FANS][Initial_D_First_Stage][BDRIP][1-26][960x720][X264-10bit_AAC][MP4]

>MP4

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Why.
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Posted: Apr 21 2014, 03:57 PM


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QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 2 hours, 41 minutes ago)
>MP4

http://i.minus.com/iCZpz4jh4k6BE.jpg

Why.

Damn, that must be the smallest size for a full season of anything in Blu Ray... wow... I can just imagine what the quality must be like...
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Posted: Apr 22 2014, 08:01 PM


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So, all the music Funi used to replace the missing music is still in, among other things.

Looks like the masters really were lost/destroyed.

The CG is really good looking, in my opinion, though.

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Posted: Apr 23 2014, 11:58 AM


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QUOTE (Miura Seri @ Yesterday, 11:01 PM)
The CG is really good looking, in my opinion, though.

If you think filters are good, maybe.

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Posted: Apr 23 2014, 02:29 PM


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I meant the cars.

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Posted: Apr 29 2014, 05:32 PM


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Here's a comparison of CG and cel shots from the TokyoPop DVD (left) and the remastered Blu-ray (right):

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Despite not having been sourced from the masters, the Blu-ray does look visibly better in the non-CG scenes. The CG scenes' improvements are negligible.
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Posted: Apr 29 2014, 07:59 PM


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I would say it's marginally better. It's more like the warpsharp tool being abused to its limit, something that some fansub groups or AMV creators will do with subpar source material. It creates a similar edge artifact to what's seen both here and in, for instance, the blurays for All-Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku.

Disappointing. I really hope that they do a proper job of the other stages but after seeing this complete waste of effort after the joke that was Fifth Stage I'm not holding my breath.
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Posted: May 1 2014, 12:10 PM


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Second Stage BDRIP is now smile.gif It looks nice wink2.gif
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Just wanna reiterate now that I've had a chance to look at them myself that the BDs for First Stage...
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...are horrendously upscaled crap...
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...with artifacts from incorrect de-telecining.

Whoever did the conversion from DVD -> BD was a n00b at video encoding. I can make the DVDs look better than this, jeez. derp.gif
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^ HOLY SHIT. That is some horrendous quality. Disgusting!
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First Stage, classic anime, why?
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Posted: May 2 2014, 06:07 AM


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And why people convert to MP4 not MKV or AVI, my samsung smart tv not opened this dry.gif
Second Stage in HD look better but have small blur. First Stage my favorite have more blur sad.gif Dragon Ball is older than Initial D , and looks better in HD. They made ​​no effort with remaster. Maybe 3rd,4th,Extra and Battle It will look nice wink2.gif
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And why people convert to MP4 not MKV or AVI, my samsung smart tv not opened this dry.gif

Those are containers. If you take an MP4 file and drop it into MKVmerge, voila! It's MKV! MAGIC!

No one converts HD content to AVI unless they're retarded. You can't (properly) contain AVC streams in an AVI container.

The reason your smart TV cannot play these files is not because of what container they're using, it's because whoever encoded them used 10-bit h.264 to do so. You will have to reencode to an 8-bit format in order to view them on your TV.....which has nothing to do with what container they're in. wink2.gif

THE MORE YOU KNOW.
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Posted: May 2 2014, 07:39 AM


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I always know must be in MKV not AVI but thank you for info happy.gif We are waiting for rest Initial D BDrip's smile.gif

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