Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series

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For the first time ever, the buck wild samurais of the Champloo crew are carving up the competition on Blu-ray…catch the action now before the game passes you by. Let’s break it down. Mugen’s a reckless sword-slinger with a style that’s more b-boy than Shaolin. He’s got a nasty streak that makes people want to stick a knife in his throat. Then there’s Jin, a deadbeat ronin who speaks softly but carries a big blade. He runs game old-school style, but he can make … More >>

Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series

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  1. The sound quality is awesome on this blu-ray version, which really makes the series come alive. If you liked Cowboy Bebop you will love this!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This series is excellent and i recommend it to any anime fan. I saw it originally on Cartoon networks adult swim and it was good but this blu ray release was amazing. The colors and picture quality was not in full use on my 1080i tv but they were still pretty good. What made it great was that it was all uncut and unedited. There is a little bit of filler and stuff but its not too bad. It was awesome seeing it uncut because there is so much violence that adult swim did not show. One of the main characters Mugen..i guess thats how you spell it…his voice is a little different i think and he is not edited what so ever so he seems more of a bad ass because he doesnt care what anyone thinks of him and he uses very vulger language. This is definatly worth the price. The only problem i found was the picture quality but it probably looks better in 1080p.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. This is not so much a review, just making others aware that even though most Blu Ray Discs have a specific zone and still play on any zone player, this disc will NOT play on anything but a zone A Blu Ray player.


    I had an import PS3 on order from Hong Kong which has now arrived and plays zone A BD so I can give a few more words regarding the actual BD itself rather than the zone issue.

    As has already been mentioned, it’s an upscale. My previous viewing experience had been my Champloo DVDs via my PC so when it was on fullscreen the quality was never as good as a TV. This version is much better via the PC monitor (mostly due to the resolution).

    I think the quality complaints here and on other sites, aside from the artifacting, are caused by what looks like filters and effects used in the original. I kept seeing what looked like sun glare whenever the sun/sky was in shot but then noticed that it appeared at other times when the sun/sky wasn’t on screen. It was appearing when any light source or suggested light source was on screen and emanated from that source. My thoughts were it was a bad transfer but when compared with the DVD it was the same so I’m putting it down to some lighting filter/effect.

    For perfectionists, the only ‘error’ I’ve yet to see is a quite noticeable red dot that appears on the cowardly samurai’s chin during the hot spring scene on Redeye Reprisal (Ep.2) at 32:38. An annoyance similar to the error at the end of the first episode of the UK Gundam Wing box-set released by Bees.

    Some time was spent debating whether this would be a worthwhile purchase as I own the DVDs already. Never-the-less, I pre-ordered but only afterward read about the upscaling and the problems it could pose. After that I cancelled the order then went back a week later and saved it in my basket umm-ing and ahh-ing on what to do. I decided to wait and read the reviews post-release which were no different than expected, so I bit the bullet and took the plunge and I’m glad I did.

    In my opinion it’s definitely worth buying even if you already own the DVDs, especially at the price it’s going for now ($44.99). As TeamReveal stated, this is probably the best we will ever get.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. If you don’t have the DVD Boxset of Samurai Champloo, this is a must have. The picture is great considering it’s just upscaled.

    The audio is perfect. Sound great on surround sound. It contains a lot of the same feature the DVD Boxset have.

    If you have don’t have a Bluray player, definitely get the dvd because the quality difference is not at all very increased from the bluray since it’s upscaled.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. As pointed out in several reviews, FunAnimation has pulled a bait and switch and passed off what is basically upscaled dvd’s in a blu ray box. I find it insulting to pay premium prices for something that is marginally better than the dvd counterpart. This is not why consumers invest in blu ray, and efforts such as these should not be supported.

    At a minimum, please read the following two reviews before making your purchase decision.

    Rating: 1 / 5

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