Akira - Blu Ray+DVD Steelbook £9.99 @ Play
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Akira - Blu Ray+DVD Steelbook £9.99 @ Play

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Found 12th Aug 2011
BIG price cut for all you steelbook and anime colectors out there

The genre defining anime as you've never seen it before! On Blu-ray for the first time. Digitally restored in full HD with super dynamic hypersonic audio.

The definitive anime masterpiece! Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop outs, stumble on a secret government project to develop new weapons - telekinetic humans. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer', Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...

This super limited Collector's Edition pack comes with the new remastered edition of Akira on Blu-ray, beautifully restored in full high definition, with an incredible True HD soundtrack, plus the Akira feature DVD disc along with a specially produced 40-page booklet exclusive to the UK and packaged inside a gorgeous steelbook case.
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Bargain.

I hope Amazon price match this, I flatly refuse to buy anything from Play anymore as their CS is terrible these days.
Thanks OP, ordered.
megalomaniac

Bargain.I hope Amazon price match this, I flatly refuse to buy anything … Bargain.I hope Amazon price match this, I flatly refuse to buy anything from Play anymore as their CS is terrible these days.




+1
I never really got to grips with this film ....
Fantastic deal. Been after this at a cheaper price for ages. Heat added
Typical! I bought this from play last week for £18!
Bargain indeed
Good post and awesome anime!
good price HOT, Really tempted but with now 6 pages of play.com history with 50 items a page on my account... i need to calm down.
Very tempting.
megalomaniac

Bargain.I hope Amazon price match this, I flatly refuse to buy anything … Bargain.I hope Amazon price match this, I flatly refuse to buy anything from Play anymore as their CS is terrible these days.



Agreed but can't be bothered to wait.

Heat added.
An absolute steal at that price - classic film, a great transfer and a couple of the best lossless audio tracks you'll hear on a BD.
Excellent - hope this comes with the undubbed version. Hate that American dub, too cheesy and too much dialogue dumbed down and shortened to fit the lip sync. With the Japanese version you get a better feeling for the characters - just my opinion.
Edited by: "daBluone" 12th Aug 2011
Got pre-order at about 14 with vouchers. I thought that was good.
Nice, went for it, Thanks.
ordered, thanks!
daBluone

Excellent - hope this comes with the undubbed version. Hate that American … Excellent - hope this comes with the undubbed version. Hate that American dub, too cheesy and too much dialogue dumbed down and shortened to fit the lip sync. With the Japanese version you get a better feeling for the characters - just my opinion.


One of the reviewers has pointed out it has "Jap Dolby True HD" as well as the English Dolby True HD plus subtitles for each.
Edited by: "MintMouse" 12th Aug 2011
daBluone

Excellent - hope this comes with the undubbed version. Hate that American … Excellent - hope this comes with the undubbed version. Hate that American dub, too cheesy and too much dialogue dumbed down and shortened to fit the lip sync. With the Japanese version you get a better feeling for the characters - just my opinion.



Two lossless original language tracks to choose from and a further English dub if you so choose.
Ordered!
Only real negatives with this release is the subtitles are dubtitles, as in not a direct translation and they are using the newer english dub audio which many wont mind but I grew up watching the original dub and prefer it, shame they didnt include both!
love the bike chase scene!!!
i loved the first part of the movie all the way upto the accident. then it gets weird with all that psychic stuff & that ugly little kid keeps shouting "akira"
Really hoping somewhere else pricematches this. Been bitten too many times ordering from Play Still a hot deal and voted so! =)
Awesome, thanks OP! £9.99 for this is amazing.
Good grief! That's an astonishing price!
great film... not dated abit!
Banned
Ordered, cannot wait to watch it again, cheers OP
The blu-ray has dubtitles.

I'm gonna stick with my dvd u.s. capsule edition me thinks!
montana78

love the bike chase scene!!!i loved the first part of the movie all the … love the bike chase scene!!!i loved the first part of the movie all the way upto the accident. then it gets weird with all that psychic stuff & that ugly little kid keeps shouting "akira"


Agreed - I saw this for the first time a few weeks ago when it was on TV. I'd heard it was meant to be really good - genre defining etc. and I really enjoy scifi.

But this just went all a bit too weird towards the end. This is a film that unless you know what the story is about before you watch it probably won't make a lot of sense.
DeejaySF

The blu-ray has dubtitles.I'm gonna stick with my dvd u.s. capsule … The blu-ray has dubtitles.I'm gonna stick with my dvd u.s. capsule edition me thinks!



Agreed with you there....load excellent extras on US DVD....here blu ray got nothing....wait till under fiver to justify the cost...
DeejaySF

The blu-ray has dubtitles.I'm gonna stick with my dvd u.s. capsule … The blu-ray has dubtitles.I'm gonna stick with my dvd u.s. capsule edition me thinks!



Agreed with you there....load excellent extras on US DVD....here blu ray got nothing....wait till under fiver to justify the cost...
Been wanting to rewatch this for years.

Not so impressed with "sually dispatched within 10 days." but I'm in no hurry so have ordered it.

Great find - have some heat.
Bought one, Normally £17.99 everywhere else and too tempting at this price. Cheers OP.,
Excellent price!
Ordered - many thanks OP =)
Never had any issues with Play personally, bought the PS3 Homefront £9.99 the other day and received it in speedy time.

Time to see if my budget will miss this extra £10 - although since I say that at least 3 times a month and always buy whatever it is I think I know the answer.

Heat added!
Ordered thanks, but awaiting stock now i hope they get them in quick and get them sent out.
Amazing movie. One of my favorite manga movies and considering this was made in 1988 is a true classic.
I bought (not at this price though!) it's a great film and on blu-ray it's gorgeous - what made it even better was the sound which was really clear. A good review is at:

reghardware.com/201…ay/
Avenger1324

But this just went all a bit too weird towards the end.


It's Japanese what did you expect
Yeah i got this when it came out. Its the first blu-ray to use Hypersonic sound! 192khz/24bit for the geeks out there, It really does sound fantastic. Hot
Cheers ordered 2 copies.
Does anyone know which subtitles they use on this? Is it the old DVD's subtitles for the hard of hearing or the old NHS version? (a better translation)
great price, i thought this was super limited and would be sold out so i preordered. never seen the film,. probably never will either lol.

i dont get the play.com hate - not had any issues with them, ok their CS is rubbish but when would you ever need it? most stuff comes very quickly.

i do have a problem where they sent me a poster and its not the one i ordered, but ive just asked them to send it again. and since the poster didnt have an invoice inside it like usual, i cant only assume its a freebie, so they still need to send the poster i bought.

but yeah other than that, all my orders come swiftly. their CS team is irish based though, so there is your reason for the problems.
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