tri. Part 1 Delay in UK, Update- Confirmed, Due to US release, S1 DVD Out Soon

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So there may be a delay for Digimon Adventure tri. Part 1 in the UK.

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Many of the below details are from the prior thread, simply updated with new stuff.



Digimon Adventure tri. part 1 on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK was originally announced by Manga UK for a release on December 19th. The date for the DVD has been changed on Amazon UK to March 20th, 2017. The BD still shows December 19th at Amazon (at the time of this posting), while HMV shows the Blu-ray as March 20th, 2017.


Update- Manga UK has confirmed that both the Blu-ray and DVD are delayed to March for reasons out of their control.

Manga UK from their Twitter:
A few announcements this morning: due to circumstances beyond our control, Digimon Tri will unfortunately now be released in March 2017

Update- Manga UK has confirmed on their Twitter the reason for the delay: Contractually, to have the English dub on the disk, it can't be released before a US release.

So while not an announcement, we should likely assume an American release March or earlier, hopefully with an announcement soon. Thanks to omegalucas for the heads up on this.



On the plus side, we have a few new angled images for both BD and DVD (we already saw the BD like this in the image of all the stuff coming with the Collector's Edition, but nice to see it on it's own also.)

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Information from Manga UK has confirmed both English and Japanese audio.

The Blu-ray will cost £24.99 and the DVD will be £19.99.


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The Blu-ray will be labeled as a Collector's Edition and will include a slip-cover, the insert/sleeve will be reversible, it will include a booklet, and it will also include art cards.

The packaging image doesn't clearly show a booklet, but does show a poster using the tri. part 1 theatrical art.



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The DVD version will be a standard UK DVD with PAL video.


Amazon UK pages for Pre-Orders (not affiliate links)
Digimon Adventure tri. Part 1 BD
Digimon Adventure tri. Part 1 DVD



And while not tri. news, Digimon fans in the UK have waited for a full release of season 1 for a very long time (with half a dozen shuttered partway through releases over the years.)

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That's still scheduled for Monday October 3rd, just a few days away. Just above is finalized artwork with a few unique touches from the prior stand-in art (which was the USA cover with a few new logos.)


Season 2 is still scheduled for November 14th

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Amazon UK pages for Pre-Orders (not affiliate links)
Digimon Season 1 (Adventure)
Digimon Season 2 (Zero-Two)


The prior thread for the home release of tri. part 1 in the UK can be found here.


Thanks to wildwing64 for the Amazon info and Crazy_Tai for the HMV info.
 

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It was bad enough that we didn't get it in cinemas. This will depress me immensely if true. :(
 

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I am little bit disappointed in the delay as March is ages away. I did mange to speak to someone at Amazon as they're told me it is out in December still. I suppose we will have to wait and see. Oh well at least Amazon delivered season 1 a few days before release.
 

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Wait... why didn't they have a theatrical release for UK?
 

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Wait... why didn't they have a theatrical release for UK?
Numbers mainly. The UK just doesn't have a big enough population to compete with the USA. Take Spirited Away for example, one of the most well known anime films of all time. In the USA the film grossed over $10 million whereas in the UK it barely made over $1 million.

It's the same with DVD/Blu-Ray really. This article goes in depth if you're interested. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-09-07/.106168
 

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There's no booklet included, just the poster. I asked Manga UK on Facebook (because of the picture and the fact that one store listed the poster instead of the booklet) and they said it was a listing error, which has been corrected by now.
 

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Wait... why didn't they have a theatrical release for UK?
Numbers mainly. The UK just doesn't have a big enough population to compete with the USA. Take Spirited Away for example, one of the most well known anime films of all time. In the USA the film grossed over $10 million whereas in the UK it barely made over $1 million.

It's the same with DVD/Blu-Ray really. This article goes in depth if you're interested. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-09-07/.106168
if that was the case, why don't they have a bluray release of tri yet in the US?
 

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if that was the case, why don't they have a bluray release of tri yet in the US?
I can't say with certainty, but it's possible that the distributors very early announced the Blu-Ray release as a way of saying "Sorry we weren't able to get a theater for you guys, so here's a per-order link".
 

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Updated the news with confirmation of the delay.
 

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*Sigh* Nothing can be done I guess.

Still sucks though. :(
 

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According to their twitter it's a contractual requirenent: to get the English dub they have to release the film AFTER the US version is on DVD/Blu-Ray.
 

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According to their twitter it's a contractual requirenent: to get the English dub they have to release the film AFTER the US version is on DVD/Blu-Ray.
Which has been in line with previous releases. Should have expected that to happen. I did pick up Season 1 today though.
 

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Which has been in line with previous releases. Should have expected that to happen. I did pick up Season 1 today though.
May I ask if it has dual audio? I checked both Amazon and Manga UK's site on the product but could not find any info on the matter.
 

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Added the reason for the delay in the news.
 
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