Strike Witches – The Movie (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION LOCKED

Strike Witches – The Movie (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A (NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A only

DVD Region: 1 (NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 1 only

Price: $27.99 / £22.65 (Excludes postage)

Episodes: 1 feature-length-movie (Blu-ray & DVD)

Plot: The Neuroi, a large and dangerous alien race, still roam parts of the world leaving destruction in their path. The Strike Witches—a group of girls with extraordinary powers, formidable weapons, and advanced aircraft appendages—have made great strides against the Neuroi.

But the war against them still rages on. Yoshika Miyafuji was once a member of the Strike Witches and sacrificed the ability to use her powers in a major fight against the Neuroi. Unable to fight, she now wishes to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor and continue to help people.

When new soldier and witch Shizuka Hattori comes to escort her to a prestigious European medical school, their journey becomes far more dangerous than originally planned. The Neuroi have changed, and their abilities are far stronger than before. Can the Strike Witches comes together once again to face their enemy? Or will they be able to without Yoshika’s abilities?

—-NOTE—-

The film has been released on Blu-ray in Australia, which is of course Region B compatible; and its expected to feature the same content as this American release.

Viewster Expands Anime Content with Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Oreimo and Much More

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If you’ve been looking for some ‘free’ legal anime then Viewster is probably worth checking out, as in the past few weeks the US Based streaming site have begun to show a variety of anime titles including the ever popular Monogatari franchise (Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari) and the comical Oreimo.

This is ‘in addition’ to the limited anime content that they had previously, such as Dance in the Vampire Bund, Strike Witches Season 2 and Ouran Highschool Host Club. All of the Anime is available in Japanese with English subtitles, or in English (where available), but more importantly they are free to watch and do not requrie a subscription (although adverts do appear at regular intervals).

As it currently stands Viewstar has sixteen different anime titles to stream from, with more being added in the coming weeks; so if you are looking for English Dubbed anime then viewster is definately worth checking out. Alternatively if you are looking for ‘new’ anime then their are also a variety of other services to choose from, such as Animax UK, Crunchyroll and Wakanim.

Strike Witches – Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) (S.A.V.E Edition) – REGION FREE

Strike Witches – Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) (S.A.V.E Edition)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

DVD Region: 1 & 2 (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 2 Compatible

Price: $19.48 / £12.08  (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: The lovely ladies of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing are back to battle a new breed of alien invader! The extraterrestrial menace known as the Neuroi have returned to Earth, and even a direct hit won’t stop these monsters.

The Strike Witches are Earth’s last line of defense, but they’ll have to learn some new tricks to survive this dogfight – and win the war on pants once and for all!

Strike Witches – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) (S.A.V.E Edition) – REGION FREE

Strike Witches – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) (S.A.V.E Edition)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 1 Only

Price: $19.48 / £12.08 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs.

Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!

Strike Witches – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Strike Witches – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only
— Tested Blu-ray Disc(s) are both played perfectly fine on UK Blu-ray Player

DVD Region: 1 (Confirmed NOT Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 1 Only

Price: $39.99 / £25.61 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs.

Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!

Unboxing: Strike Witches – Season 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) [USA]

strike_witches_season1_unboxingFile this under ‘extremely late’ but after hearing conflicting reports of the US Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack of Strike Witches being Region Free (after initial reports of it being Region Locked) I decided to pick it up and test it for myself, but before that lets unbox it.

This Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack of Strike Witches features all 12 Episodes of Season 1 over 2 Blu-ray Discs and 2 DVD Discs, in addition to the episodes there is an Episode 12 English Cast Commentary, Textless Opening and Closing Songs as well as a variety of trailers for other FUNimation releases – most of which are DVD Only releases. Since this release of Strike Witches is a SD (Standard Definition) Remaster and not a dedicated HD (High Definition) release the picture quality isn’t as great as other Blu-rays, however the quality is still far superior to that of the standard DVD.

In terms of the Region, Strike Witches is indeed Region Free, with the Blu-ray being compatible with UK Blu-ray Players and Playstation 3 consoles, however the DVD themselves are only Region 1, thus they will only play on Region 1 or Multi-regional DVD players. Either way you can check out the unboxing video below:

Strike Witches – Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack) – REGION FREE

Strike Witches – Season 2 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack)

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

DVD Region: 1 & 2(Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region 2 Compatible

Price: £36.66  (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Blu-ray & 2 DVD)

Plot: The lovely ladies of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing are back to battle a new breed of alien invader!

The extraterrestrial menace known as the Neuroi have returned to Earth, and even a direct hit won’t stop these monsters.

The Strike Witches are Earth’s last line of defense, but they’ll have to learn some new tricks to survive this dogfight – and win the war on pants once and for all!