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Added on: 20/09/2002
Latest update: 03/10/2016
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Showgirls (1995) [PILH-7003]

Country  Japan  
Released  21/03/1997
Publisher  Towa Video
Price  25000 JPY

UPC  4988102384210UPC=4988102384210
Category  Drama

Color  Color
Length  131 min.
Sides  3
Chapters  25
Size  12"
Picture  Hi-Vision 16:9
Ratio  ???
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Box Set
Rot status  None reported
Manufactured by  Pioneer Japan



 MUSE Encoding  Analog Tracks  EFM Tracks 
 B-Mode 2.0ch none*none*
 Spoken Language  Subtitles 
(in picture)

 Additional Information by takou (288)   09/04/2013 

Both discs have their own sleeve. Disc one sleeve has the same artwork as the box, disc two sleeve has the same artwork as the US release [ML105525]. Detailed information about cast and crew is printed on the back of each sleeve, therefore no insert.

 Additional Information by disclord    04/02/2014 

Showgirls was one of the two or three last Hi-Vision LD's released and was mastered using the NHK's improved and highly sophisticated MUSE-II encoder which reduced ringing and aliasing in the image as well as increasing resolution in moving areas of the picture and improving diagonal resolution, eliminating artifacts on certain diagonal angles. MUSE-II had increased color resolution in moving areas of the image too, providing several hundred more lines of chroma resolution during pans and within individual moving areas of the image. While MUSE-II looked its best when decoded with a MUSE-II decoder (which could be added, via an adapter, to existing MUSE decoders) the MUSE-II format was fully backwards compatible with the original MUSE standard and showed great picture improvement even on existing decoders without the MUSE-II adapter.

It's not known if MUSE-II adapters were ever released or if the NHK figured the improvement without the adapter was so great they were not needed at the time.

 Additional Information by admin (418)   19/11/2015 

Was initially planned for a December 1996 release.