Rodrick Su (rsu@tigana.com)
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 21:39:43 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@ml.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@ml.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of phil_abramowitz
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 8:44 PM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Slightly OT:There is no Japanese Mononoke DVD
>
>
>
> The real reason that Mononoke will not be subtitled is because
> there is not
> yet a Japanese Region 2 DVD, and everyone is afraid the Region 1 version
> would be imported to Japan if it had a Japanese language track (Source:
> animeondvd.com)
>

This is mostly due to the fact that Japanese DVD market didn't get its
jumpstart until PSX2, which is amazingly easy to bypass the region code
protection. Since Japanese DVD cost 2x to 3x of their American counterpart
(got to love that markup), reverse import can seriously erode their (Buena
Vista Japan) profit. Thus Buena Vista Japan ask Buena Vista US to hold off
on Japanese track...

[ Rodrick Su [ ]
[ rsu@tigana.com [ I might be crazier than you think. ]

[ Rodrick Su [ ]
[ rsu@tigana.com [ I might be crazier than you think. ]

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