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Giant Robo DVD Question


#1 SOLDIER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   791 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:29 PM

This is really more of a DVD question than a cheapass request. But it still warrants a thread since I'm trying to save money by getting the cheapest version available.

I'm interested in buying Giant Robo on DVD. There are two packages I can purchase, a Premium Eye Collection...

http://www.amazon.co....099144?ie=UTF8

Or the cheapter Economy Pack

http://www.amazon.co....099144?ie=UTF8

My question is: Does anyone know if the Economy Pack contains the original Manga Entertainment dub along with the new dub and original japanese? I know the Eye Collection has both dubs, but I'm not sure about the Economy Pack.

Also, what is your opinion on the new dub versus the original? I've been too hesitant to check out the DVDs on account of all the voices being replaced (not even Steven Blum? this was his best work!), so that's why I want to have the original available. Please help me out.

#2 Alien Spider   #SQUIRTLESQUAD CAGiversary!   1419 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Alien Spider

Posted 28 August 2006 - 01:59 AM

I actually bought this recently, I haven't even opened it yet. But I checked the box, and it lists "Orig. Dub" as one of the audio tracks. It also list Eng. 5.1 and Eng. 2.0, so the Orig. Dub track sounds like what you're looking for. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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#3 SOLDIER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   791 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:21 AM

Excellent, thanks for clearing it up. I guess I'll order the Economy Pack, as the Eye isn't really worth the extra cash.

#4 HiHoKid   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:16 PM

I've watched the first 2 episodes of the new dub. Halfway into the 3rd episode I switched to the Manga dub. The new dub is ok. The translation is much better but the voice acting kind of bland. I'll watch the rest of the new dub someday. But for me I'd stick with the japanese and the Manga dub.

#5 Alien Spider   #SQUIRTLESQUAD CAGiversary!   1419 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Alien Spider

Posted 29 August 2006 - 02:22 AM

Excellent, thanks for clearing it up. I guess I'll order the Economy Pack, as the Eye isn't really worth the extra cash.


No problem! And yeah, with a coupon you can get the Economy Pack at Overstock for around $17. Way better than +$70. ;)

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