out copies of the Rurouni Kenshin TV Vol. #1 are finally
making it both into retailer and customer hands these
days, and it looks like there's some interesting changes
with it. The first change is one way that you can
tell which version you have, but only if you actually
open the package. The new version is produced on a
DVD-9, or dual layered, disc. This means that the
bottom side of it will be gold-reflective as opposed
to the silver-reflective DVD-5 single layer disc.
phase inversion of the audio tracks has been fixed,
but the first episode is still reversed (as opposed
to the original disc where all four episodes were
reversed). The subtitles have been tweaked in terms
of spelling mistakes and the main menu now has music.
The layout of the disc is also similar to more recent
ones from Media Blasters, which means the branched
openings/endings are gone and one straight video track
is laid out instead.
noted is that with it now being dual layered, video
quality is much improved over the original release.
The one seeming downside is that the image gallery
is short many of the pictures that were on the original