Unboxing: Sengoku Basara – Complete Collection: Season 1 & 2 + The Movie (Blu-ray) [AUS]
12/01/2015 Leave a comment
Shortly after Sengoku Basra – The Last Party was released onto Blu-ray and DVD within Australia Madman Entertainment, the australian distributor for the series, released a Complete Collection package whereby Season 1, Season 2 and The Last Party film were bundled into a single set; well today i’ll be taking a quick look at it.
As mentioned this Complete Collection combines Season 1, Season 2 and the feature-length-film The Last Party however whats amusing about this collection is the way it has been presented. The outer packaging has the usual Sengoku Basara traits, whereby the main characters are on the front and plenty of information on the back, however its the discs themselves that make this set amusing. Season 1, which is on two blu-ray discs, uses discs that have been authored in-house by Madman Entertainment with full colour artwork and design similar to that of the UK releases; Season 2 and The Last Party on the otherhand, which make-up the remaining three blu-ray discs, are the American Blu-ray discs and as such feature that bland simplistic artwork that FUNimation tend to use on all of their releases.
Put simply its a bit of a hashjob as the discs have been taken from different sets (and different countries) and have been thrown together; It feels a bit pathetic. I like artwork to match-up and have consistenacy but sadly you won’t find it here. Artwork aside its actually the disc content thats most important and as you’d expect all of it is presented in its natural 1080p resolution and since, for Season 2 and the film at least, its the American discs being used we are also treated to all of the bonus content including FUNimation trailers – a simple addition which is usually cut from Australian and UK releases.
Overall Sengoku Basara – The Complete Collection is a bit of a hashjob and cash-in; its a nice idea of combining all of the titles into a single collection but with a third season available in Japan it makes this set a bit redudent. Furthermore if you prefer some consistenacy in artwork then you may wish to avoid this although it is a nice way of having everything together in single set as opposed to having blu-rays of different orgins on your shelf. Sengoku Basara – The Complete Collection is now available on Blu-ray within Australia.