Unboxing: Is This a Zombie? – The Complete Series (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [USA]

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It’s time for another unboxing video and this time we take a look at the American Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack release of Is this a Zombie? – The Complete Series which, as you’d expect, looks fantastic in High Definition and comes with a few surprises.

To start with this American Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is REGION LOCKED, as we posted earlier, so for those hoping to get a Region B compatible version of the series then you are out of luck. Secondly the Blu-ray contains episodes 1 to 12, while the DVD contains episodes 1 to 12 plus the OVA episode. I’m not entirely sure why this OVA episode wasn’t included on the Blu-ray disc, but I can only assume it has something to do with Kadokawa Pictures, as they are very strict with their license requirements.

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Anyway what you see is what you get, the entire first season (which we reviewed on DVD last year) on both Blu-ray and DVD. In terms of physical content the Blu-ray Discs contain the same content as their DVD counterparts (excluding the OVA of course) but its presented in High Definition. So all of the extra content contained on the old DVD release is still included on it’s Blu-ray counterpart, with only minor differences being the trailers.  Amusingly I wasn’t expecting the HD quality to ‘that good’ on this release, but upon closer inspection there is a notable difference, especially when it comes to fast moving fight scenes or Ayumu Aikawa multi-coloured daydreams.

The packaging and layout also has some notable design as well, such as the clean front and back cover as well as the interesting information on the inside sleeve. Basically the inside artwork sleeve lists off the episodes contained on each format, but to make it more unique the DVD episode listing is on the left-hand side with the Blu-ray listing on the right-hand side. Furthermore to make it even easier to tell the difference between the DVD & Blu-ray Discs each have been coloured differently, with DVD discs being in ‘bright pink’ with the Blu-rays in an ‘Bright Aqua’ colour design, each of which have been styled over the original Is This a Zombie American box art, which used the skull and chainsaws.

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Basically this Combo Pack release of Is This a Zombie? is exactly what you’d expect it to be, a re-release of the series in high definition but disappointingly its missing the OVA episode so it’s not as “complete” as you might have been expecting.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at 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 PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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