CJ's note: this piece was an update originally appended to the end of the original article. For archival purposes I've split them into two updates.
Well, I figured I'd be safe buying
DVDs in lieu of VCDs. I figured WRONG!
I bid and won another anime movie (Jigoku Sensei Nube)
and was ecstatic when it arrived. You see, several years ago, I used
to buy prerecorded VHS tapes from a guy in the US. He had a friend
in Japan who would tape anime shows off the TV, and send them to him to
watch. Well, he had a racket going for a while, selling copies of
these tapes. They were fun to watch, as ALL the commercials were
intact, as well as the station identification stuff, weather reports, etc.
I mean, even without the anime, the tapes woulda been fun to watch, especially
for a dyed-in-the-wool Japanophile like me! After buying these tapes,
I ended up getting several complete series on tape (untranslated, of course),
and one of my favourites was Jigoku Sensei Nube (Hell Teacher Nube).
So I jumped at the chance to own a "legitimate" copy of Nube first cinematic
Man, was I ever pissed!
For one thing, the DVD wasn't an original, it was a mass-produced
HK bootleg (Not that that bothers me). But what REALLY pissed me
off was the fact that, inside the clearly marked Jigoku Sensei Nube DVD
case was NOT the Nube DVD, but in fact a DRAGONBALL DVD.
While I don't mind Dragonball, I am NOT the show's biggest
I complained quite loudly, and suffice it to say, the seller is no longer on eBay.
And I will NEVER buy another movie (DVD or otherwise)
from questionable sources again!