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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Infinite: BTD Single (Type B) Review

This is my first time buying a used album (besides the unfortunate Over the Top mishap). Usually I like buying new albums to support album sales and for the thrill of finding out which photocard I received, but this case was different. I bought BTD Version B used, because buying a new one costs well over $100 and this used one came with L's photocard and an exterior bonus group postcard that came with albums sold through main Japanese online retailers, which is even more rare than Version B itself! I can't believe I managed to find amazing deals for all three BTD versions within a month. You can see my reviews for the normal edition here and Version A here.
Version B has a black theme, with the members looking cool in their suits. The side says "CD + DVD" to indicate how this version differs with the others (seen in the first photo). The backside has the CD and DVD tracklist. The CD contains three versions of "BTD" and the original remake of "Can You Smile."
This album is in a tri-fold format, with a mysterious and eerie Infinite logo design. The left includes a mini booklet, the center contains the CD and the right is the DVD.
The booklet is six pages long and contains the tracklist, Korean and Japanese lyrics to both songs, and the credits. The first two and last two pages include group shots of Infinite in both concept outfits.
Here is a closeup of the CD and DVD tracklist, printed on the back cover. The DVD is in region 2 and has Japanese subtitles. Included is the "Japan 1st Showcase Live & Offshots," which shows 10 minutes of footage of Infinite's Japanese showcase event. It begins with Infinite performing the Korean version of "BTD," then behind-the-scenes shots of the process put into this event, such as the practice, interacting with press, and the moment offstage just before entering the stage. Infinite also performed the Korean version of "She's Back". Throughout the two stages and during the behind-the-scenes, Infinite used a few Japanese sayings. There are also the original and dance versions of the "BTD" music video. Next are the behind-the-scenes of the music video, which are in Korean with Japanese subtitles. "WooHyun vs L," which is a four minute segment that focuses on the action scenes of the music video. Woohyun and Myungsoo acted out the dramatic scenes, and this section shows the behind-the-scenes of them practicing. It's really cool seeing them linked to cables and flying through the air! Lastly is "Dance & Lip," another making of film that focuses on the group's dancing for the music video. The title sounds a bit weird, but I think it's meant to focus on the dancing and lip syncing for the music video. The choreographer from "Destiny" is also shown here, which is really cool. This is mostly just footage with the "BTD" audio track playing, so you don't actually hear what's going on.
All of Infinite's Japanese album releases were bound with a limited promotion where a purchase from certain main Japanese online retailers also came with designated exterior postcards, with a different design from each retailer. This postcard is the white version (I've also seen a black version, but I don't know how many variations there are). The front is a group photo that's different from the photobooks and states "not for sale" on both sides. It's a bit flimsier than general photocards. The other card is L's photocard. Versions A and B contain one random member photocard, and the backside has all the members' names.

Overall, the DVD features are all very short and, though interesting, I'm not sure if it's worth owning a copy. Of course I'm still happy I have a copy, because mine came with two beautiful cards.

6 comments:

  1. :D i REALLY LIKE YOUR BLOG! ITS GREAT!

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    1. Thank you, that means so much to me :)

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  2. Will you be reviewing SIE+ Kor version? I want to purchase it but I don't have a region free dvd ;-; Woollim always come out with redgion 1+3, but this time it's just 3.

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    1. I really wanted to get this, but I don't really have a region free dvd player either (the one I have glitches all the time) :( I really wanted to have a concert dvd of Infinite singing in Japanese and thought Woollim would make it with region 1 and 3!

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  3. Hii~ May I know where you bought this B ver? You're so lucky to get L's and group pc :)

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    1. Hi! I bought it used from a Japanese seller on eBay and I'm so happy it came with both photocards! I think there are still a few BTD B ver around on eBay too for not too crazy prices

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