AKIRA – Behind the Bluray Remaster

You start off wit information like this:

Even at a running time of only 124 minutes, AKIRA pushes the boundaries of what can be compressed to a Blu-ray Disc. The root of this challenge lies in the 192khz/24-bit 5.1 track. Uncompressed linear PCM at this resolution needs an astonishing 28 megabits per second (mbps) of transfer rate. To give a point of reference, this is 30% greater than the video bitrate on the well- regarded Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest Blu-ray, and 8mbps over the maximum allowable combined audio bitrate in the Blu-ray spec.

and then this:

Naturally, there is a price to be paid for quality, and that comes in the form of bonus material. The disc is so full with the movie and its soundtrack that neither the “AKIRA Production Report” or the previous restoration documentaries were able to fit on the disc.

It’s kind of odd, why go for the 30th Anniversary release on Bluray and go half assed after making so much noise about the transfer of the audio and video? If Blade Runner can get 5 discs then whe not 2 or 3 Blu-ray’s for Akira?

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