X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

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FZeroOne
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby FZeroOne » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:51 pm

Some of the anime-inclined may already be aware of this, but theres recently been an interesting experiment in anime licensing that might suggest a possibility of an official X-Bomber/Star Fleet release.Imaginasiantv and TMS Entertainment have recently teamed up to release a number of well known but commercially difficult-to-market older anime titles by using minimal packaging (the first volume has a case, other volumes are sent in little plastic packets), "print on demand" techniques and recording onto DVD-Rs. This has enabled them to get out series like Cats Eye and Orguss, titles which if you'd asked me a couple of years ago I'd have probably said would never see a Western release.The biggest problem is, of course, rights, but if those could be obtained and if the the other titles prove successful this approach might offer some hope for future releases of other slightly obscure things from the past - anyone got a suggestion for things they could look into?
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby Shane » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:01 pm

Who has the rights now for X Bomber? The Boxset that came out a few years ago in Japan was a Pioneer release.It's a great model though. Low cost production values mean less risk for the company involved, esspecially when were talking cult shows like X Bomber. Just as long as people arent greedy with how much they charge for the rights.Actually, the last X Bomber release was a missed opportunity for many because it was a limited release and suffered the usual Japanese overpricing and import shenanigans that mean only the hardcore or the mad have a chance of getting hold of it. I'm sure that at the right price a lot more people would have taken the plunge.Star Fleet on the other hand has been bootlegged to death. If I were a company, and even if I could get the rights, I wouldn't touch it now.
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby Crash » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:01 pm

Ahh yes, but the quality stinks. I think people would still be willing to pay a second time for a decent release.Tell them to get on with it!
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby FZeroOne » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:20 pm

Just to let everyone know, I've e-mailed ImaginasianTV just to see what sort of response I might get. Will let you know what develops!
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby Crash » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:18 pm

Hoorah! I might just get a decent quality DVD yet.
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby FZeroOne » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:31 pm

No reply so far... oh, well...



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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby Crash » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:38 pm

I dislike it when companies do that. Perhaps emailing the other company might be more productive. I think I'll send an enquiry myself.
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby dwanyewest » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:09 pm

I have done some research i about x bomber a dvd set is coming out soon the people you wanna contact are at http://www.fabulousfilms.co.uk/

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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby djdust » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:05 pm

Er, yep, we've known for weeks!! http://www.sfxb.co.uk/cgi-bin....;t=1001
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X-Bomber on DVD - another way?

Postby Crash » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:43 am

Damn, I was gonna say "strong first post" but you've got 4.
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