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Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 Blu-ray

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The Television Series Maiden Japan | 1989-1990 | Season 1 | 300 min | Rated TV-14 | Jul 16, 2013

Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0


50GB Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BDs)

Region A (B, C untested)

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Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 1.0 of 51.0
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Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1

 (TV) (1989-1990)

Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Giant Robots, sociopaths, madmen waving guns: these arenĺt just the problems the Mobile Police have to deal with every day, these ARE the Mobile Police. But in a world where giant robots called Labors are frequently used for criminal purposes, the boys and girls in blue have to face things that are even bigger and scarier.

For more about Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 and the Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 Blu-ray release, see Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Miina Tominaga, Toshio Furukawa

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Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Patlabor The Mobile Police is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Maiden Japan with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.33:1. Maiden Japan is trumpeting the fact that this is sourced from remastered elements (see the blurb in the audio section below), and the results are really nice looking, with a painterly, old school style that lovers of vintage anime should love. Colors are bold and nicely saturated and line detail is generally quite sharp and well detailed. There's a tendency for some lackluster animation at times, especially in establishing shots, but the action elements are uniformly well done.

Patlabor The Mobile Police : Collection 1 Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Patlabor The Mobile Police contains the following text in an insert included inside the keepcase:
In order to provide the most satisfactory viewing experience for both old and new fans of Mobile Police Patlabor TV, Maiden Japan's production team has secured both the very latest Japanese high-definition video remaster of this iconic series, as well [as] the original audio masters produced for the classic English language dubbed edition. However, when the time came to marry the two versions of the TV series together, it became clear that attempting to sync all of the language options to the same video stream would have required making significant compromises in the quality of at least one of the two versions. Therefore, to preserve the best possible quality and presentation for each version, Maiden Japan's DVD and Blu-ray releases of Mobile Police Patlabor TV include the Japanese and English language editions as separate entities. Although you will only see each episode listed once on the menu of your disc, your player will be directed to the correct version of each episode based on your current language settings. Please be sure to the disc menu to select the language of your choice as you will be unable to do so via your remote.
This might seem on its face to be a really odd disclaimer. What possible problem could there be "marrying" audio to video, whether or not that video is remastered? All becomes clear with the realization that the English dub of Patlabor the Mobile Police featured edited versions of the original Japanese language versions. For example, the first episode in this set runs 25:12 in its original Japanese language version but clocks in at only 24:28 in the English dub. (Some of the edits are really kind of strange, but that's a separate issue entirely.) This also explains why it appears that only four episodes are included on each BD-50, for in reality there are eight.

In terms of actual audio quality, both languages are delivered via lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 tracks which sport excellent fidelity and wide dynamic range. There are quite notable differences in the voice actors between the languages which fans will want to check out. In fact, it's a rather interesting exercise to watch the different versions of each episode just to note what was edited out and to speculate why.

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