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Madman DVDs

Postby TokyoVigilante » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:57 am

I got my Madman of Godzilla vs. Megalon a month or so ago and it's almost a cruel irony that it's the best DVD I own (as far as video quality goes). Is this consistent with their releases? I'm very tempted to just ditch all of my Sony DVDs for Hedorah-Mechagodzilla and just getting the Boxset with those movies. Probably for the nineties films also at some point.

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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Rockzilla » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:16 am

I have the heisei box set from them and the video quality is great. It actually looks just as good as those HD TV rips I got from demonoid. Granted the HD rips were compressed, but still the Madman DVDs are superb in video quality.

I'm not sure how the other DVDs hold up, so I can't vouch for those.

Theoretically everything from Madman should look better than our region 1 dvds since PAL is a higher resolution format than NTSC.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby ZigraDude » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:07 pm

I have their Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S DVDs, as well as their Godzilla Showa Classics Vol. 2 and Heisei Godzilla Set. The quality is great for the DVDs and they do use a similar print from the Toho DVDs (Except Megaguirus, which is the International print found on the Sony DVD but it still has good quality), so the overall video and audio quality is great. I'd definitely recommended getting these if you don't want Sony's DVDs or ADV's DAM release (And I strongly recommend the latter). They're worth the money.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Emperor5353 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:17 am

I know this post is a year old but I did start getting my Madman Showa box sets and I am pleasantly surprised by the overall picture quality....I haven't seen Godzilla VS The Sea Monster in years..(actually had forgotten about it)..brought back a flood of memories
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby tymon » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:41 pm

Does anyone know how the picture quality of these DVDs compare to their R1 counterparts (particularly Sony's excellent Showa releases?)?
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Goji » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:28 pm

These all use bland R2 transfers..meaning they don't look nearly as nice as the Sony DVD's. They also feature the exact same subs as those releases. There isn't really any point in owning them.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Wataru » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:32 pm

Goji wrote:These all use bland R2 transfers..meaning they don't look nearly as nice as the Sony DVD's. They also feature the exact same subs as those releases. There isn't really any point in owning them.


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Theyre legit releases!
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Goji » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:35 pm

The Showa releases are completely pointless for anyone that already has all the R1's. The Heisei set on the other hand, is worth getting.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Tamura » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:00 pm

Rockzilla wrote:Theoretically everything from Madman should look better than our region 1 dvds since PAL is a higher resolution format than NTSC.


They are upscales of Toho Video's mediocre NTSC versions, so no.

TokyoVigilante wrote:I got my Madman of Godzilla vs. Megalon a month or so ago and it's almost a cruel irony that it's the best DVD I own (as far as video quality goes).


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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Goji » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:04 pm

If people want to see the Japanese title screens/credits of Showa films (that Sony released) that badly, then sure. It's definitely a more attractive option compared to an expensive R2 with no subs..but I just can't recommend the Showa releases to people that already own the R1's.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby TheXFilter » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:09 am

I'm thinkink on buy the first pack of madman Showa. Can anyone upload some screencaps, from, for example, Godzilla vs Mothra (1964)?

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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Goji » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:03 am

As stated earlier, they use the same transfers as the Japanese R2 DVD's.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Emperor5353 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:50 am

TheXFilter wrote:I'm thinkink on buy the first pack of madman Showa. Can anyone upload some screencaps, from, for example, Godzilla vs Mothra (1964)?

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I can upload some caps for you later today
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby TheXFilter » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:33 am

Perfect!! Thanks a lot!!
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Emperor5353 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:07 pm

Here is some screen captures from Godzilla VS Mothra...these are from the Madman dvd's








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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Wataru » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:25 pm

Those arent bad.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Tamura » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:28 pm

Looks exactly like the Toho transfer that has monopolized the market.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Emperor5353 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:58 pm

I am extremely pleased with the picture quality of these dvds
I have the Showa Vol 2 coming this week....
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby Rockzilla » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:31 pm

Tamura wrote:
Rockzilla wrote:Theoretically everything from Madman should look better than our region 1 dvds since PAL is a higher resolution format than NTSC.


They are upscales of Toho Video's mediocre NTSC versions, so no.




I was unaware that Madman used Toho's transfers for the Showa films since I don't have any of those. I figured they used them for the heisei series, but they still look better than those compressed "hd" rips floating around. Although I think for some reason the Heisei peroid films will never look as clean as the Showa or Millenium films.
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Re: Madman DVDs

Postby TheXFilter » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:15 pm

Thanks Emperor5353 for the captures!! looks great!
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