Author Topic: "Episode Zero: First Contact" DVD now available from Discotek/Eastern Star!  (Read 63861 times)

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First Contact, according to AOD.

Source: http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?p=28
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Re: Discotek picks up new Lupin special
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 10:26:02 pm »
Details, man. we need details.

I mean, you didn't even provide a link this time. Why drop this tantalizing tidbit just in a vacuum? I for one am already foaming at the mouth at the idea of being able to get a nice clean commercial-level copy of Episode 0 ... and now I may have to go bite something or someone in frustration. ArrrrrroooOOOOO!!!  :P

Edited to add: Okay, so I did some Google magic and found the essential link: this is the blog posting on Discotek Media's website announcing that Episode 0: First Contact is going to be one of their 2010 releases, along with such other goodies as Fist of the North Star TV Series 1-152.

http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?p=28

I was not previously familiar with Discotek, but they sound like a hell of an interesting outfit -- quoting from their "About Us" page:

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Discotek Media was started by two diehard cult, Asian, and anime film fans with the intent to license and distribute some of the titles that are in desperate need of a good release, along with some of the latest films from Japan and elsewhere. We will be licensing and releasing titles for all of North America.

Right on!
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Re: Discotek picks up new Lupin special
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 10:39:29 pm »
The official site says it's out in 2010.

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Re: Discotek picks up new Lupin special
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 10:42:37 pm »
The official site says it's out in 2010.
Ummmm ... see my edited post above for the kind of detail I was craving, and which I supplied.   ;D

Might I be so bold as to suggest to this board that folks go follow the above link to Discotek's blog, and express their gratitude for this Lupin release. (I just did so, but they moderate their blog comments so my comment isn't live yet.)
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Re: Discotek picks up new Lupin special
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 11:23:00 pm »

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Re: Discotek picks up new Lupin special
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 11:38:57 pm »
Made a post on the front page about the news.

Didn't know about this one in advance, guys. Renaming and stickying thread.
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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 11:51:08 pm »
I wonder if those alleged Conan European licensing issues will apply here. Considering FUNi's still releasing movies of the latter anime, they might pick that one, just to be consistent. But this makes me think how expensive Babylon can really be, if a more recent title like FC ends up getting released in its place.
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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009, 12:01:41 am »
Wow, this is awesome news! One of my favorite specials, this is great. 'Bout time.

I hope this means they will release some more Lupin specials later on. Give me an inch and I want more Lupin, as they say. ;D

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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009, 12:46:52 am »
Let's see...they don't release Babylon, but instead will release First Contact... Damn. Talk about an upgrade! I didn't expect anymore TV specials/films released after the relative failure of the series in the U.S., so any release is a nice surprise - this is a MASSIVELY pleasing one. I also like that this news came out mere days after the newest Lupin the Show - perfect timing!
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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2009, 01:41:13 am »
Lemme guess, though. Sub-only release, right? 

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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2009, 02:33:25 am »
Lemme guess, though. Sub-only release, right? 

I think First Contact will probably have a dub, their release of Fuma had one.

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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 06:05:54 am »
Their Fuma dub was made back in 1994 by another company.
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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009, 06:09:21 am »
Their Fuma dub was made back in 1994 by another company.

Ah, that explains that, I haven't listened to the dub. I have the Animeigo DVD too, so it's weird that I didn't know that. ;D I know Discotek is a smaller company, but it would seem odd not to dub this. It's a shiny newish anime and all, it would probably go down more smoothly with the mainstream.

I'll buy it either way though, naturally. Great news.
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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2009, 06:39:44 pm »
f they are going to dub this, I wonder what cast they're going to scrape together for it? Or do you think it'll be a sub-only release like Animego and Babylon when that came out on laser disc?
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Re: Discotek licenses "Episode Zero: First Contact"!
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009, 06:46:54 pm »
My very strong suspicion is that this is going to be sub-only. To judge from the "About Us" page for Discotek, this is a little labor-of-love company that apparently buys up licenses for properties that haven't been brought to North America yet. I can't imagine they have any budget for hiring a bunch of voice-actors and dub-script writers and engineer and director and studio time and etc.

Besides, listening to the Japanese voice-actors is fun!  ;D
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