How to Spot a Bootleg

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Postby Odinsdragondaughter » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:11 pm

I would too. I don't know of any attempts to try such a movement for anime though. I do know that letter campaigns did work - sort of - for American network TV shows that were scheduled to be cancelled a few times. Since we're also dealing with the policies of multiple countries, we're probably just pissing in the ocean with impossible wishes to legally obtain our favorite animes if they aren't overwhelmingly popular.
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:25 pm

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Odinsdragondaughter wrote:petitions or mass letter writing campaigns would work.
If you can provide 1 example of online petitioning/mass letters working, I will personally sign every petition you throw at me.

How did they do it in the case of The Big-O! ?
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Postby The Origonal Head Hunter » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:28 pm

Scintilla wrote:
The Origonal Head Hunter wrote:
Odinsdragondaughter wrote:petitions or mass letter writing campaigns would work.
If you can provide 1 example of online petitioning/mass letters working, I will personally sign every petition you throw at me.

How did they do it in the case of The Big-O! ?
I have no idea what you're talking about. What Holocaust? :uhoh:
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Postby guardiansoulblade » Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:09 am

I accidentally bought a bootleg once, nearly had me fooled until I checked the subtitles. It had typos! LOL! I'm never buying one of those again, I'm sticking to Amazon, WalMart or Best Buy where I know the real stuff is.
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Postby LivingFlame » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:19 am

Amazon has bootlegs too, just so you know. (Well, some of the sellers on Amazon, anyway.)
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Postby AaronAMV » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:27 am

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Postby LivingFlame » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:31 am

Dr. AaronAMV wrote:
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby Chaobunny12 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:18 pm

Just thought I'd add my input, I almost bought a bootleg recently, so nobody ever buy from foxanime. It's an evil site >_>

Sometimes I hate the internet. I don't understand how sites like that are still in operation and haven't been reported and taken down yet. Curse dishonest people. :(
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby EmmanuelC » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi guys. This is my first post here.


I found this thread when google-ing on how to spot bootleg cds etc. I bought a cd on ebay last December and it turned out to be a bootleg from K-O records. http://www.k-ocd.com/

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0248521185

When I saw the price of that CD I immediately went to click buy then after I won the item. I was wondering if it could be a bootleg due to the rather cheap pricing.

When the cd arrived I saw that it was indeed a counterfeit cd. So if you guys were in my situation, what would you do? I do not like to support piracy. I have not opened the cd and I do not intend to keep it. I have asked the seller if he would refund me if I sent it back and he said yes, but some people told me to keep the cd for 'evidence' that he is selling pirated stuff. I don't know what for though. And I have filed a claim with paypal but not escalated it (2 days left to escalate it). But it has been quite some time since I had this cd with me because I was thinking of what to do...

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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby AaronAMV » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:27 am

Hey guys, this isn't really a bootleg case here, but both of these DVDs say that they're digitally remastered...

http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalo ... 8242/4/0/0

http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalo ... 1293/4/0/0

Which would be the better choice to go for?
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby Willen » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:52 am

AaronAMV wrote:Hey guys, this isn't really a bootleg case here, but both of these DVDs say that they're digitally remastered...

http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalo ... 8242/4/0/0

http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalo ... 1293/4/0/0

Which would be the better choice to go for?

I believe that the video is nearly identical for the two versions. I'd have to have both versions to compare, but I only have the Special Edition which came out at the same time and has the same the same movie disc as the Regular Edition (which was re-released as the Signature Series version later) but came with a second DVD with extras. As far as I can tell, the only difference is that the DTS version has a DTS 5.1 Japanese language soundtrack replacing the SE and RE version's Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo Japanese track.

Personally, between the two, I'd go for the DTS version over the Signature Series version. Unfortunately for me, when I purchased my copy I wanted the extras of the Special Edition and the DTS version doesn't include the second disc so I had to settle for 2.0 JP audio. :( (The upside is that when I eventually get the Blu-ray version, it will have a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track for both languages and although the extras on it are pretty slim, I still have the DVD SE for that.)
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby AaronAMV » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:49 pm

Okay, thanks.
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby mokulen22 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:35 pm

I got burned purchasing a bootlegged copy of 3X3 Eyes recently. I bought a real copy way back when (VHS) of the first season...but wanted to upgrade to DVD quality. I found it on Ebay and just assumed it was the real thing (as it had the correct cover)...but when actually got it it was a printed cover and when I watched the voices were completely different on the Eng dubbed. :-(. I was so used to my copy I couldn't stand it...It is in my closet now collecting dust.
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby anthonypokemon » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:21 am

If your looking for Yu-Gi-Oh! DM DVDs if there cheaper than 100 dollars along with crappy subs then u will have a bootleg


i got my naruto DVDs through viz media cuz there cheaper than regular stuff ^^
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Re: How to Spot a Bootleg

Postby Dar » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:26 am

Also - A box set with the words "perfect collection" is another indicator of a bootleg
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