Elfen Lied Added to Netflix UK Streaming Catalogue

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Netflix UK continues to be a dominant player in the video-on-demand sector for Anime streaming as the subscription based service have now added ‘Arms’ anime adaptation of Lynn Okamoto’s ultra-violent series Elfen Lied to the service.

As far as we can understand all tweleve episodes of the original series are available to Stream on the service; but what exactly does Elfen Lied entail? Well you can find out for yourself from the synopsis. Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: Elfen Lied – The Complete Collection

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Elfen Lied is a series that has been released multiple times over the past decade; but how does this Blu-ray instalment from 101 Films fare? Find out in our reivew of Elfen Lied – The Complete Collection.

Synopsis:

A strange girl washes up on shore naked, unable to communicate, scared and alone. Another, a powerful mutant, uses her inhuman telekinetic powers to escape from her prison and leaves a trail of death and destruction behind her. These two couldn t be more opposite…except for the fact that they are both the same person. When two cousins give the strange girl shelter, will they come to realise the deadly secret that lies inside the mind of this horrible monster? Read more of this post

Unboxing: Elfen Lied – The Complete Collection (Limited Edition Blu-ray) [UK]

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101 Anime will soon be releasing the controversal, and bloody brutal, anime series Elfen Lied onto Blu-ray next week; but what exactly makes this particular release special? Well for starters it’s the distributors debut anime blu-ray release but more importantly is that it comes housed within a metal-case; either way today we will be unboxing it and exploring what it offers. Read more of this post

Collectors Edition Blu-ray Packaging for Elfen Lied Revealed

Following on from Elfen Lied’s rather surprise Blu-ray reveal on Amazon UK a few months back 101 Anime have now surprised us again by unveiling the it’s packaging design; and it’s pretty impressive.

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Currently viewable on Amazon UK this Collectors Edition Blu-ray release will arrive in a Metal Tin, as opposed to a steelbook, and include a booklet featuring artwork and information about the show. The discs themselves on the otherhand will feature the entire series (and its bonus OVA episode) in High Definition ; with the episodes themselves being available in English and Japanese Audio. Read more of this post

101 Films To Release Elfen Lied on Blu-ray as a Special Collectors Edition within the UK

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Although an official announcement has yet to be made by 101 Films a listing on Amazon UK reveals that this UK distirbutor will be releasing Elfen Lied on Blu-ray within the UK as a Special Collectors Edition set.

According to the listing this ‘Collectors Edition’ set will be released on the 27th July 2015 and contain the entire thirteen episode TV series along with the ‘missing’ OVA episodes; all of which will be presented in 1080p High Definition. In addition this set on-disc extras, such as production artwork and textless songs, and it will include a 36-page booklet, which we assume will contain bios and character artwork. All of the content, such as the Blu-ray Discs and 36-Page booklet, will come housed inside a unique metal case.

The current listing price for this set is £59.99, which we assume to be the RRP Price, and isn’t too bad considering Anime Limited’s Collectors Edition sets have been priced at around the same margin.

101 Films, who release anime titles as 101 Anime, have previously released Elfen Lied on DVD; other anime titles of theirs include Lady Death and RahXephon; both of which were pretty solid releases so we have high expectations of their debut anime blu-ray release.

 

DVD Review: Lady Death – The Motion Picture

lady_death_screenshot_5Is 101 Films DVD Release of Lady Death’s animated movie adaptation any good or should it remain in hell? Find out in our DVD Review of Lady Death – The Motion Picture.

Synopsis:

Her legend begins in the 15th Century, stripped of her innocence through her father’s betrayal, a pious, young woman, Hope, is sentenced to a trial by fire. She reluctantly accepts Lucifer’s offer of life in hell over a hideous painful death. Lucifer’s offer takes a diabolical twist as she discovers her true origins and the existing fate of her lost love and departed mother.

Unable to corrupt a soul of such purity, Lucifer banishes Hope to the horrors of hell, where she must find the strength and courage to survive and ultimately return to free the souls of the ones she loves. Together with the valiant outcast, Cremator and her trusted companions, Vassago and the Nameless Wolves, she is transformed into the powerful warrior LADY DEATH and challenges the Lord of Lies for control of Hell itself. Read more of this post

DVD Review: RahXephon – The Complete Collection

rahxephon_review_screenshot_8101 Films second Anime release is RahXephon – The Complete Collection on DVD and as we mentioned in our unboxing video it features both the TV Series and Movie, but what do we think of it? Find out in our DVD Review of RahXephon – The Complete Collection.

Synopsis:

It is a new reality. For 15 years, the remnants of the human race have fought against the alien Mu and their unstoppable giant Dolem; a battle mankind seems destined to lose. But deep within the captured city of Tokyo, where time flows on a different path and mind-wiped citizens do not even know that they have been conquered, there is something that the Mu fears more than all of mankind’s weapons.

To find that secret, one young woman must penetrate the domed walls of Tokyo Jupiter and find a single young man, a young man upon whom the fate of all humanity depends… for in his heart lies the power of RahXephon, and with it all the worlds can be remade. Read more of this post

101 Films to Release RahXephon and Lady Death on DVD

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File this under slightly ‘old news’  but 101 Films, the distributor who released Elfen Lied earlier in the year, will shortly be releasing Lady Death and RahXephon later this year.

Both titles were originally released into the UK by ADV Films but now 101 Films will be re-releasing them into the UK, with both titles set to arrive on the 26th August 2013. Futhermore RahXephon will be released as a ‘complete collection’ with both the TV Series and Movie bundled into one box.

Lady Death:

Since Lady Death is a feature-length-movie based upon the US Comic Book, it will be presented on a single DVD Disc.

lady_death_boxart_smallHer legend begins in the 15th Century, stripped of her innocence through her father’s betrayal, a pious, young woman, Hope, is sentenced to a trial by fire. She reluctantly accepts Lucifer’s offer of life in hell over a hideous painful death. Lucifer’s offer takes a diabolical twist as she discovers her true origins and the existing fate of her lost love and departed mother.

Unable to corrupt a soul of such purity, Lucifer banishes Hope to the horrors of hell, where she must find the strength and courage to survive and ultimately return to free the souls of the ones she loves. Together with the valiant outcast, Cremator and her trusted companions, Vassago and the Nameless Wolves, she is transformed into the powerful warrior LADY DEATH and challenges the Lord of Lies for control of Hell itself.

RahXephon:

This 101 Films release of RahXephon will feature the entire series along with its feature length movie across a variety of DVD Discs.

RahXephon_boxart_smallIt is a new reality. For 15 years, the remnants of the human race have fought against the alien Mu and their unstoppable giant Dolem; a battle mankind seems destined to lose. But deep within the captured city of Tokyo, where time flows on a different path and mind-wiped citizens do not even know that they have been conquered, there is something that the Mu fears more than all of mankind’s weapons.

To find that secret, one young woman must penetrate the domed walls of Tokyo Jupiter and find a single young man, a young man upon whom the fate of all humanity depends… for in his heart lies the power of RahXephon, and with it all the worlds can be remade.

Lady Death and RahXephon are currently listed for release on the 26th August 2013 and both are currently available to pre-order from Anime-On-Line.