First created on 12th Aug 2003.
29th Nov 2003: use CSS for most elements.
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Like Slayers, the R2 DVD version of Slayers Next is way below expectation, regardless of its price (4300 yen in Jun 2003; ~US$36 for 4 episodes). Unfortunately, I bought two discs (together with one disc of Slayers). It was released in Oct 1999. Next time, I will be wary of DVD releases before the year 2001.
The R1 version has no chapter stops, which is rather inconvenient when you want to skip the opening song.
|Bitrate||~9.7 Mbps||6.37 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||Interlaced (analog telecine); soft; slight EE|
|Time||R1 DVD||R2 DVD|
|ep 1, 0:15:21||
Lina, the thief. :-)
The R1 is very slightly softer.
|ep 1, 0:20:03||
Lina fires off her Dragon Slave.
|ep 2, 0:32:28||Lina and gang discussing whether Xellos is trustworthy; interrupted by Xellos.|
|ep 2, 0:42:10||
You don't want to upset Zelagdis.
No motion artifacting. The R2 is marginally better.
|ep 2, 0:42:55|
|ep 2, 0:43:51||Our heroes after a hard day.|
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.