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    MOTU/POP Filmation Blu-Ray coming from PLAION Productions in 2023 (Germany)

    THE ETERNIA COLLECTION coming from PLAION Productions! ORDER HERE!
    Release date: December 8th, 2022.

    • A German company is upscaling the PAL masters and restoring them to NTSC
    • Region free bluray discs (20 disc Collection)
    • Full 130 episodes He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    • Full 93 episodes She-Ra Princess of Power series
    • Secret of the Sword
    • A Christmas Special
    • Specials: The Greatest Adventures of All + Skeletor's Revenge
    • German VHS-Synchro dub included
    • English audio available and subtitles
    • Commentary tracks from BCI DVDs included
    • Filmation 12+ documentary series by BCI included
    • He-Man intial first 18 episodes will include the original Filmation logo
    • She-Ra final 28 episodes will include the original Filmation logo
    • The Power of Grayskull -documentary
    • The Tales of He-Man documentary
    • The Tales of She-Ra documentary
    • Music Video
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • Trailers, Commercials and Promotions
    • 2 Posters
    • 4 Art Cards with production cels
    • 100-page booklet and episode guide
    • Comic Book (roughly 20 pages. Reprinted story from MOTU 01/1988 Ehapa's "Eine Falle für He-Man" which was translated in London Editions issue 63 from 88 as "The Spells of Skeletor". Story recently also released by German RETROFABRIK in their Hardcover collection volume 3. Cover from said hardcover release by Simon Eckert.












    It appears James Eatock has made some public posts on his facebook page, hinting about working again officially on MOTU, doing commentaries and shown us image comparisons.





    #1 (1980s) - This was the quality we all pretty much enjoyed on VHS (zoomed in here to match the resolution of the other images)

    #2 (2003) - The first DVDs released were in the UK and used Hallmark's original Digital Masters (as can be seen in the his image)
    - US releases utilized Entertainment Rights' digital masters, which were created from Hallmark's PAL ones, but were bizarrely NOT adjusted to NTSC, opting to use interpolation, which lead to frame ghosting and a few other visual inconsistencies.

    #3 (2017) - The current digital masters still utilize Hallmark's transfers, however this time around with more quality issues than ever before - These episodes contain field issues (jagged lines), frame ghosting, and even aspect ration issues(!), plus, on occasion, forced fades to black for commercial blocks when streamed.

    #4 (2022-) - A certain company went back and sourced PAL digital masters - The episodes were upscaled (in what I can only describe as the best upscaling I've ever seen) and the speed of the episodes was finally restored to their original NTSC speed (as Filmation had created). Thus ends today's history lesson!






    LEFT: 2003 Contender DVD screengrab of Battlecat - RIGHT: Blu-ray screengrab from upcoming official release







    Here is James' VHS comparison on left versus the new blu-ray quality






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    Filmation Masters of the Universe cartoons in Blu-Ray format? That's good news!
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    But the worldwide rights are with Dreamworks, right ?

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    I sincerely hope they put it at the correct speed this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nate View Post
    I sincerely hope they put it at the correct speed this time
    The 2019/2021 DVD's still have this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ek79 View Post
    The 2019/2021 DVD's still have this problem?
    I think all DVDs released by NBCUniversal still have that issue (among few added ones)...
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    I just wish they would put the rest of Netflix She-Ra and both the CGI and Revelation series on DVD/Blu-Ray. I love Netflix, but a physical release for these shows would rock even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    I just wish they would put the rest of Netflix She-Ra and both the CGI and Revelation series on DVD/Blu-Ray.
    There will be the physical release for both MOTU Netflix series and Revelation by Mill Creek. They just haven't announced the date itself.


    Dreamworks She-Ra on the other hand... no clue if the remaining two seasons will get a release.
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    It's coming !

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    This makes me very excited!
    Please, James, please, please, don't let this "small company" smear all these beautiful restored screens with aggressive DNR all over the place, pretty please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    There will be the physical release for both MOTU Netflix series and Revelation by Mill Creek. They just haven't announced the date itself.


    Dreamworks She-Ra on the other hand... no clue if the remaining two seasons will get a release.
    Thanks Jukka, you always give me hope!
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    Accordingly they will even re-encode the proper Filmation logos to the blu-ray releases.




    [source: James Eatock's facebook feed]
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    ”ETERNIA COLLECTION” coming next year from PLAION Pictures!!






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    Do you think there's a chance for more FILMATION toons being restored in HD such as Bravestarr?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Triklops 1 View Post
    is it official?
    Yes. It is an official release.




    Here are couple more bluray screenshots by James






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    Anybody know if this will be region locked or not (Region 0)? I'm guessing it is probably Region 2. I have a few Region 0 regular Blu-Ray releases from overseas that work fine on my Region 1 Blu-Ray player. It won't play anything outside of Region 1 or 0 and won't play BD-Rs for some reason.

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    Sad news for non EU fans e.g. US, Canada, UK etc.

    Due to licensing agreements, Plaion Pictures do not ship to non EU countries.

    So unless you have an EU family member, friend etc., you'll have to pray for a wider release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForTheHonour86 View Post
    Sad news for non EU fans e.g. US, Canada, UK etc.

    Due to licensing agreements, Plaion Pictures do not ship to EU countries.

    So unless you have an EU family member, friend etc., you'll have to pray for a wider release.
    They do ship to European countries.
    But not to other continents.

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    Jame's was on the Midnight's Edge show earlier on discussing this, interesting chat.

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    Well, enjoy you’re Blu Ray, EU. I doubt they will ever release this in the US because of ignorant licensing agreements.

    I’m also wondering if we’ll ever get an update on Faking Filmation.

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    You could always use a forwarding service to get it shipped to North America...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durendal View Post
    You could always use a forwarding service to get it shipped to North America...
    I tried that once and the cost was astronomical and I never received the item. Probably a singular issue but, it didn’t give me confidence in the service. Also, I don’t have a region free Blu-Ray player, unfortunately. And, is it dubbed in another language? I don’t speak German and I can’t find any info other than cryptic posts by James.

    It’s just really unfortunate that this couldn’t have had a worldwide release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstor View Post
    I tried that once and the cost was astronomical and I never received the item. Probably a singular issue but, it didn’t give me confidence in the service. Also, I don’t have a region free Blu-Ray player, unfortunately. And, is it dubbed in another language? I don’t speak German and I can’t find any info other than cryptic posts by James.
    I have gathered the info (we know so far) at the very top of this thread.
    English audio included
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