Anime Limited To Re-Author & Re-Release Durarara Blu-ray Set, DVD Release Delayed Until Further Notice


It seems Anime Limited have decided to take action against all of the complaint’s received regarding their Durarara Blu-ray release as the UK Distributor have announced that they will re-author and re-release the Durarara Blu-ray set while the DVD version of the series will be delayed until further notice.

We’ve taken the decision to re-author the discs for fans in the UK! We don’t want anyone feeling unhappy and anyone who orders it will get replacement discs per show from us that needs them as soon as it’s done.

Nobody likes a broken product on the market and we’re not happy about that, nor is Siren in Australia for that matter.

This whole issue started when reviewers (such as ourselves) informed Anime Limited that their Blu-ray release of the series had missing sign track subtitles and a few subtitling issues, such as subtitles disappearing from the screen (if you read our review then you may already be aware of these issues).

The response from Anime Limited regarding these issues was predictable, as they can only work with what has been supplied, however seeing as regular customers have started complaining about the issues the distributor has decided to take action, and that action is to create their own subtitle tracks, discs and re-release it under as a brand new product in the near future.

While Anime Limited are hard at work trying to rectify the issue many people are asking “How did this happen?” well the answer is pretty simple, Anime Limited were using the Australian (Siren Visual) produced masters and seeing as no problems were detected during their Quality Control check, Anime Limited just opted to release it as is.

As many of you know – the discs for this release were authored in Australia by the distributor there for their release and we piggy-backed on it for this project. By the time they were delivered to us, the project had been completed for some time with no reports of errors reaching us from there. So we went ahead to press discs – which is when we receive final checks usually (as stock is being made).

To defend Australia – how most studios (even small ones) work is that they pay the authoring house to QC the work and they normally flag any problems. This works 95% of the time and is pretty understandable as a full QC takes 2 x the run of the show.

For materials too – you have to keep in mind you can only work with what you have and as the project was so old, they had to source the materials again. Now some studios will only accept subtitles in the correct file formats – which also explains the lack of signs track.

Basically due to Siren Visual’s poor QC Check, Anime Limited will now have to create their own sign subtitles track (for the English Dub), create a better subtitle for the Japanese audio and create their own discs. Once this is completed Anime Limited will release the series again, in the meantime those who have the current Blu-ray set are able to request replacement discs when they become available.

In regards to the DVD release, which was expected later this year, Anime Limited have decided to postpone it until the Blu-ray edition has been fixed – this way they can use the subtitle materials from the Blu-ray version on the DVD version, so that both versions have the same (and correct) subtitles.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

2 Responses to Anime Limited To Re-Author & Re-Release Durarara Blu-ray Set, DVD Release Delayed Until Further Notice

  1. Gustav says:

    Will it be possible to get replacement disks from let’s say that u got it from Amazon? And im not even from the Uk im from Swe, soo I hope that doesnt get me into any trouble.

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