Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 12:57:30 -0700


>> This is the first time Gundam was released on DVD. I hope
>> this doesn't
>> mean the end of LDs for Gundams...
>>
>
>
>LD is all but dead in US. I supposed that Japanese LD makers also see that
>as well. LD's install base in Japan is still strong and kicking.

I wonder if they will phase out LDs in Japan in the near future. For all
intents and purposes the LD remains a viable medium for anime, especially
OVA episodes. LD died in the US because you have to flip sides halfway
into a movie (not like the DVD doesn't flip either, it's just automated but
if the authoriing is lame, you will still notice a mood-ruining pause in
the flow of action). Not to mention the ridiculous territorial lockouts
on DVD players piss me off. That did not help anyone but the people who
modify DVD players to make them "all-territory" no MacroVision protection
players!

Eddie

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