I just noticed this and may be cancelling my preorder. So far they have done a horrible hack jobs with DBZ releases and re-releases, and re-re-releases. Does anyone know what the real aspect ratio of this show is? If this is handled like the Dragon Box's it should be fine, but if they botch it like most of their releases than this will be bad.
I was also wondering whether they just sticking the DVD versions on a Blu-Ray disc and calling it a day or whether they are remastering it and adding some behind the scenes content or something. I dont see how the aspect ratio could change etc as it was original drawn in 4:3 right?
I hope it will be a true 1080p transfer of the original animation. It also better have a true Dolby Digital 5.1 remasters audio track as the music was so vital to the feel of this show.
Bebop will be 4:3, no question. FLCL looked bad on blu ray in Japan, and Funimation did a better upscale. Cowboy bebop looks really good in HD, except for the CGI elements which were made at 480p. Anyway, it should look amazing
Well funimation's M.O. is to take 4:3 animation and chop its top and bottom and stretch its sides; making it widescreen and calling it "better". Fans have contested this with them for years and they do not care.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I'm aware the only series that they actually decided to zoom the image in to fill a 16:9 screen was with the recent DBZ releases. Also, if you look at the product description it states "Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1" which is 4:3. As others have mentioned, I'm fairly confident that they'll simply reuse the Japanese blu-ray release and call it a day... aside from possibly changing up the extras. I'm still curious about what makes this Amazon Exclusive Edition, exclusive.
@but if they botch it like most of their releases than this will be bad.
Besides DBZ, pretty much every Funimation show released in the past few years has been fine. I buy a lot of Funimation releases and haven't had any problems. To say most of Funimations releases are botched is a gross exaggeration.