Summer Wars Blu-ray (Taiwan version) [English Subtitled] Unboxing

I actually received this a week ago, but since I do not have lecture tomorrow, I figured I would finally do a post on a recent arrival. This is something I have been greatly anticipating for a very long time. This is the absolutely brilliant Summer Wars, in Blu-ray form. I recieved this from YesAsia.

Once again, the product has been wrapped in a good layer of bubble wrap to protect it.

The front of the Blu-ray case. The case has a nice printed cardboard sleeve with a small paper sleeve wrapped around that. I can not read Chinese characters so I am unsure of what this says.

The back of the case with a different printing on both the cardboard and paper sleeve, with the paper sleeve showing the various specifications of the Blu-ray.

A close-up of the paper sleeve. One of the subtitle languages is English, rest assured.

The un-obscured carboard sleeve. The front has a nice, pink textured printing of Natsuki.

The back depicts Kenji in a pleasing blue. It seems to be following the traditional ‘Boy-Girl’ color scheme.

The spine also follows the color scheme.

A close-up of the paragraph that is printed on the cardboard sleeve.

Without the sleeve, the front of the Blu-ray case displays a beautiful picture of the many characters in the film.

The spine of the Blu-ray case. Tako-Luka has been a big help, today.

The back of the case with the assortment of screenshots from the film, as well as the synopsis in Chinese.

The specs, once again.

Now for the main attraction: The Blu-ray disc itself. It’s in the blue color scheme we saw earlier.

In addition to the Blu-ray, a extras DVD is included that contains various Behind-the-Scenes and all those things. As you can see, the DVD is done in the pink color. However, the DVD is Region 3 coded, so you will need an appropriate DVD player to watch it.

Will it play? Yes, as long as you have a Blu-ray player that will play Region A Blu-ray discs (All American players and PS3s will, as well as Canada), you will be fine. Here, you can see the subtitles. The subtitles are fine for the most part. However, there are some slight translation errors, but nothing that will take away from understanding what is going on.  Also, the subtitles do not distinguish when two people are talking with a “-” mark. For example:

– How are you?

– Great! Thanks for asking!

Instead, it is:

How are you?

Great! Thanks for asking!

It’s not too big of a deal, but it is a minor annoyance.

Overall, I am completely satisfied with my purchase. The quality is outstanding, the case is nice, and the movie is phenomenally good. It has become my favorite film thus far. The film is to be released in February 2011 in the USA, but if you can not wait to get your hands on it, this is a very worthwhile purchase. I will be posting a review soon (Hopefully) on Summer Wars. Look forward to it!

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