Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Oni-Con Spook Show



UPDATE: Discotek has updated their website. They've gotten a distro deal with Ryko and actually street dates for their upcoming DVDs. Lotsa good stuff on that list, too.

15 comments:

Tohoscope said...

What, no comments about that?
-d!

Milas Fox said...

That was a hilarious show, I truely enjoyed myself. Y'all managed to make me laugh enough to the point my face began to hurt. I'll make a thread on every anime (and a few others) con site, asking for y'all to do a show.

Tohoscope said...

Thanks, we do our best. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. With any luck we'll be back for next year's Oni-Con.
-d!

Chris Sobieniak said...

Well here's copy comment on DiscoTek's aquistions!

The "Animal Treasure Island" disc will greatly replace my copy I got from Dave if it holds up to my expectations, though I haven't admit to anyone at all that I actually knew these guys had it for a year, and had submitted Dave's recording to them as they were looking for an English dub track to use, as Toei doesn't have it themselves. I only wish I had this on 16mm or I'd give them that print to use if they don't bother telecining it to extract the audio or whatever.

Tohoscope said...

Discotek release schedule looks better and better every time I check it. They got my money. I just may put one of their banners up on the front page.
-d!

Chris Sobieniak said...

Cool to hear that! I outta as well, but don't have much time or effort to do so. They wanted me last year to write the linear notes or back-section of the Treasure Island disc but I kinda insisted they go with Ben Ettinger on this, as he's well-more versed on Toei's classic past and could probably do a better job on summarizing their history for DiscoTek's release. I'm only glad someone out there has the right idea to release these classics, some like Puss 'n Boots and Taro the Dragon Boy which had been released on VHS previously in the '80s but now on DVD with both languages covered.

Also glad they got the live-action Lupin III flick as well. My Houston friend loves that film once he downloaded a copy from WinMX. DiscoTek also now has the lincenes to two animated Lupin III flicks that AnimEigo once had as well, and will create an English dub of those according to what they've said someplace.

Also would be neat if they do acquire some more in the future like "The Flying Ghost Ship". and the Puss 'n Boots sequels.

gavv said...

definitely will look to see how they do with the Lupin material, and it's good to see more dubs that time forgot material getting out on disc...speaking of say T.L.A. stuff on disc, anyone else pick up the $1 DVDs of really lame anime that are in the walmart toy sections that Neil pointed us to? ^^

Tohoscope said...

Oh yeah, as soon as Chris hipped me to them I was at Walmart looking for trouble. I even bought doubles, which I gave away at HELL...

Chris Sobieniak said...

Glad to see I was of service!

A few nights back me and my friend were watching "Space Thunder Kids" and we can MST3K that easy! That video in particulare is really bad and makes no sense whatsoever. I sorta had to say it made "Robotech the Movie" look credible!

By the way, I just noticed someting Adult Swim found time to throw on at 5:30AM. GIGANTOR!

I'm still amused they would air this, and on cable no less! Still, a lot better than the repeats of the same 50-some episodes of Lupin III (2nd Series) and Case Closed (Detective Conan) they didn't bother to renew for more. Though I wish they brought back "The Popeye Show". :(

Still not interested in that Boomdocks cartoon they got coming out soon, namely since I still can't read the strip in my local paper (I know there's books out there and online someplace, but I'd rather spend my time reading something else more stimulating). :)

Tohoscope said...

The Popeye Show was good, but it needed to be a full hour. There's just too much Popeye that needs to be shown to the world. I'm glad that CN was showing the Tom and Jerry shorts in an hour block, it's probablly the only time I laugh out loud while watching cartoons these days.

And I'm pretty sure I won't be laughing at Bloomdocks either. But I'm gonna tape it for the ol' archive.
-d!

Chris Sobieniak said...

About the Popeye show...
That's definately true! Especially to see the classic B&W episodes like they should be. Growing up, I was stuck on the usual Famous Studios crop and the '60s TV crap that passed of as Popeye as well, but the Fleischer orginals was gold, and nothing like the Korean redrawn trash Turner put money up for.

Speaking of which, Here's a link to a Popeye pachinko machine!
www.sammy.co.jp/product/pachinko/popeye/

At least some country's got the right idea, and nothing like what we've seen in recent years over here.

About Tom & Jerry...
I still think of the days when I did that too! I only wish they showed the Mammy Two-Shoes episodes without that overdubbed voiceover. Had to get episodes from a friend of the black maid as she had been seen and heard before the recent PC trends.

And the archiving of Boondocks...
Wished I bother taping stuff for an archive. Just got bored out of the whole mess after a while.

Just today I bought "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3", and couldn't help but notice the disclaimer on the back stating "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3 is intended for the adult collector and may not be suitable for children." Children must have it better than most of us that have seen these cartoons growing up.

Tohoscope said...

"Looney Tunes may not be suitable for children"???

Better to show 'em those classic shorts then to expose 'em to LOONATICS UNLEASHED! http://kidswb.warnerbros.com/web/stuff/stuff_display.jsp?id=LON

What a world, what a world...
-d!

Chris Sobieniak said...

Yep. I also don't want my kids to sit there watching "Baby Looney Tunes" when they're 4!

Tohoscope said...

Mike Toole has posted a review for ZERO WOMAN RED HANDCUFFS over at http://www.animejump.com and it sounds like a well put together DVD. Now I'm really looking forward to ANIMAL TREASURE ISLAND.
-d!

Chris Sobieniak said...

At 8:53 AM, Tohoscope said…
Mike Toole has posted a review for ZERO WOMAN RED HANDCUFFS over at http://www.animejump.com and it sounds like a well put together DVD. Now I'm really looking forward to ANIMAL TREASURE ISLAND.
-d!


That's cool to hear. I hope I can save up enough cash to get the disc too.

 
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