Unboxing: InuYasha – The Complete Movie Collection (Blu-ray) [USA]
15/12/2014 Leave a comment
Having never seen ‘any’ of the TV Series I took bit of a gamble in purchasing this InuYasha Movie Collection; but while the films may leave me feeling confused as to ‘whose who’ – that’s when I get round to watching it- this Blu-ray release by VIZ Media US leaves much to be desired.
For starters this 2-Disc Blu-ray set contains all four films of the InuYasha franchise, with two films per disc, and while visual qualities are good, especially for a series that’s considered relatively old by today’s standards, they are only available in 1080i HD – which is of course the lower quality HD Resolution. That’s not all either as the menu layout is pretty basic and downright depressing. Basically upon inserting the disc you’ll be taken to a basic menu with two logos, one logo for each movie, and upon choosing that logo the film will start. There are no ‘sub-menus’ so if you wish to change the audio, subtitle or access the extras menu you have to use the Pop-Up menu.
Moving away from the ‘on-disc’ quality the news doesn’t get any better; as while the outer packaging looks nice, which sees all four movie covers on the front and a basic silver template on the back, the inside artwork is clear white while the discs themselves just have the two movie logos per disc. Considering the length of the series, and that four movies are available, some impressive inside artwork would have been nice but alas this is not to be.
It’s also worth mentioning that while this set is REGION A it can be playable on REGION B players (and consoles) by simply pressing the title menu on the region lock screen. In short the InuYasha Movie collection is exactly what it says it is; a collection of the four movies available in High Definition and in English or Japanese audio. Mind you there is some bonus features, such as an artwork gallery, but nothing more. If you like InuYasha, or are interested in the films, then it’s worth picking up otherwise it’s not exactly a set you desperately need for your collection.