Originally Posted by Pepperidge
Why on earth is this release spread across three discs? 16 episodes with two PCM audio tracks should fit more than comfortably on two BD-50s. Are they only using single layered discs?
Regardless, I'm likely going to pick this up, not only because I love Baccano!, but to support Aniplex's strategy of adjusting prices on their BD releases in respect to expected volume of sales. Let's hope that certain other Japanese companies trying to maintain their foothold in the North American market are taking notes!
Your talking 125 to 150 mins of content... you can squeeze more in if you cut back on the bit rate... but this is basically a repackage of the JP release and JP releases seem to value quality over quanity. 1080i vid with 2 uncompressed audio streams... that sounds about right when movies take up 1 disc at max bit rate... movies over 3 hours get spread onto 2 discs ala Seven Samurai or LOTR Trilogy.