Coming Soon: Complete Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic Megaset DVD Box with Reauthored DiscsMay 17, 2014 at 9:17 am | Posted in Bonds Beyond Time, Capsule Monsters, Duel Monsters, English dubbed, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 14 Comments
Get ready — the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! anime will soon get the “Megaset” treatment from Cinedigm! This summer, Cinedigm will re-release the entire English-dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh! series in one massive collection. Mirroring the completeness and collectibility of its other Megaset video products, Cinedigm’s 32-disc Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic Megaset will include all five seasons of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series (as well as Capsule Monsters in season 5) along with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time movie together in one package.
For fans who haven’t yet purchased any of the season box sets, or for anyone who wants to get a Yu-Gi-Oh! anime lover the perfect gift, the Megaset is for you.
The exact contents, price, and release date of the Megaset will be confirmed by 4K Media (Konami) at a later date. Stay tuned!
Reauthored DVDs: What They Are and How to Get Them
Of special note, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic Megaset will include three reauthored DVDs that contain fixes to an assortment of audio/video problems present in some episodes of seasons 2 and 3.
In an email, Cinedigm’s Marketing Manager Vanessa Varous explained that the following discs have been reauthored and will be included in the Megaset and in new printings of the individual seasons:
- Season 2 Volume 2: Disc 1
- Season 2 Volume 2: Disc 3
- Season 3 Volume 2: Disc 2
Yu-Gi-Oh! fans who already own the original releases and who will not be purchasing the Megaset can still have their discs replaced.
To request a replacement, please contact:
Unfortunately, the new printings of the individual seasons will not be labeled any differently than the original printings, said Varous, so there will be no way to determine whether a product contains the old or new DVDs by visually examining the packaging. If a customer notices any A/V issues in any of the listed discs, contact the email address above for a replacement.
Other oddities found in the series, like the inconsistent appearance of the DDM dice between episodes (described at the end of my season 1 overview’s video contents section), will not be fixed. Such visual quirks are the result of the masters provided by 4K Media and were not authoring errors.