robotech_master: (chop stamp)
So I now seem to have three different editions of the Shadow Chronicles DVDs. I was curious how their special features stacked up against each other, so I went in and did some comparisons.

Lots of screen caps, ahoy! )

Too long/didn't view version: the new movie's disc has one more featurette and several more deleted scenes and animatics than the two-disc set. So if you're inclined to care about extras like deleted scenes, the 2-disc version might just be worth getting. My only concern is how the video quality stacks up. Did they have to compress the video further to make everything fit on one disc?

While I don't have the expertise to do a file-by-file comparison, I did notice when I put the discs in my BD-ROM drive that the original feature film disc weighed in at 6.04 GB (it had both Shadow Chronicles and the making-of documentary on it), the 2-disc Collector's edition at 4.42 GB for disc 1 + 3.83 GB for disc 2, and the two-movie set's version was 6.84 GB. So I guess they might have found a way to cram everything in at equivalent quality in the one disc by eliminating redundancies between the two.

My only regret is I don't have the Blu-ray version, too, so I can see how its extras stack up. Oh well, some other time.


Aug. 2nd, 2006 05:36 pm
robotech_master: (unicorn-dancer)

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles comes to DVD on November 21st.

That is all.

Edit: Oops, pasted in the wrong URL. The right one is this link.

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