Now I admit, I may have lost my shit over a release I don't actually have yet... and, yeah, in the scheme of things, that's a little unfair. That's not to say that a 1:1 screenshot isn't a perfectly valid and useful tool in discussing what a particular transfer may (or may not) have done right or that it can help viewers make an informed judgment on whether or not they want to support a release due to whatever materials and encoding methods have been used, just that until you've watched that disc from end to end... well, you're basically taking a couple random moments in time that may or may not tell the whole story. Screenshots aren't invalid as a medium for exploring this sort of thing, but they're just a single moment in time, and there may be more than you can see with just a small sampling of them.
To that end, I probably should have taken a goddamn chill pill over Re-Animator. Oh yes, I still think the caps look like garbage, and it'll be with gritted teeth and lowered as hell expectations that I pick that up later in the week.
All that said, I'm not going to talk about the new Lone Wolf and Cub set until I've gotten my hands on it. In the meantime, however, this is what those comparisons have wrought:
2012 LONE WOLF AND CUB (SUBTITLED 2-DISC SET)
2010 SHOGUN ASSASSINS (ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION)
*Deep, calming breaths and a slow sip of camomille tea with lemon. Mmm, I taste honey...*
AnimEigo themselves bragged about how long the DVNR process was going to take for their Lone Wolf and Cub transfers, so I don't think it's unfair t say that the above image is exactly what we should expect from the actual release, which unceremoniously crammed about 4.5 hours on each disc. I'll give Synapse a pass for that nonsense when they're doing 80 beat-up trailers or whatever, but this kind of bullshi-
Nope. Not going to talk shit about a release I don't have. Not this week. Let's all just read Ian's lovely, LESS THAN POSITIVE REVIEW and then... I don't even fucking know. "Commit seppuku" seems a little over the top, but, you understand my current sentiments I'm sure.