First created on 4th Aug 2003.
29th Nov 2003: use CSS for most elements.
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The R1 version is the remastered audio version. It has chapter stops, which comes in handy when skipping the recaps that take place at the beginning of each episode. I like the story, but found the video very soft, so I bought the R2, but..
The R2 DVD version of Slayers is way below expectation, regardless of its price (4300 yen in Jun 2003; ~US$36 for 4 episodes). It was released in Jun 1999, what can I say? Luckily, I bought only one disc. Next time, I will be wary of DVD releases before the year 2001.
|Bitrate||~8.96 Mbps||7.8 Mbps|
|Language tracks||Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0, 384 kbps)||
English (Dolby Digital 2.0, 192 kbps)
Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0, 192 kbps)
|Others||Interlaced (analog telecine); soft; slight EE; some jittering||Interlaced (analog telecine); soft; slight EE; some jittering|
|Time||R1 DVD||R2 DVD|
|ep 1, 0:11:08||
Where our journey begins. Gourry meets Lina for the first time.
|ep 1, 0:20:52||Our heroes on the run after doing a good deed. :-)|
|ep 5, 1:32:01||
A night shot.
Lina is imprisoned here in one of her vulnerable periods, so to speak. ;-)
|ep 12, 0:02:40||The R1 and R2 are equally soft. In addition, the R2 has marginally stronger EE.||ep 12, 0:02:28|
|ep 14, 0:16:31||Despite the higher bitrate, I feel the R2 has slightly worse video quality.||ep 14, 0:16:19|
|ep 14, 0:20:30||The R2 is a shade darker.||ep 14, 0:20:17|
PowerDVD 4.0 is used; no hardware acceleration; original video profile. Bob mode is used. No resizing or sharpening is done. They are converted from BMP to JPEG (quality 9) using Photoshop 6.0.