Thursday, February 19, 2009

Land of the Rising Sun

Thought today I would share a few Japanese Limited Edition DVD's. In Japan, they treat DVD very different to the western ways...the first release is usually a limited edition and comes with all manner of goodies or special features on a bonus second disc...then after the first batch are sold a standard version is released. Generally you will never see a re-release of the first batch so it makes them very difficult to track down if you miss them.

Here are a few First Press editions I have collected along the way...

Tomb Raider 1 & 2 (First Press includes full bit rate DTS sound and a second disc of features)

The Cell (First press includes full bit rate DTS and a second disc of extras)

Ronin (Ultimate Edition 2 discs and DTS sound in special packaging)

I am a bit conflicted as to wether or not I will hold onto these editions...I am slowly moving over to Blu-ray and both Tomb Raider and Ronin have been released, but void of any of the extra features present on these is a tough call (especially with the bastardisation of DVD pricing the way it is...)

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