Unboxing: Cardcaptor Sakura – The Movie (Blu-Ray) [USA]

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When Discotek Media announced that they had acquired the distribution rights to Cardcaptor Sakura – The Movie and that they would be releasing it on Blu-ray i was quite surprised; not because it’s from a relatively unknown distributor but because NIS America had previously secured the TV Series and done a fine job with it. So with an ‘underdog’ of a distributor releasing the film on Blu-ray what can you expect from it? Well lets take a look. Read more of this post

Time of EVE: The Movie – REGION FREE

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BD Region: A & B (Confirmed playable in the UK)
– Tested on Region A PS3 and Region B Blu-ray players

Price: Deluxe $59.95 / £38.17 (Excludes Postage)
Standard $34.95 / £22.25 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1x Feature Length Film (Blu-ray) & 1x Soundtrack (CD)

Plot: Influenced by the Robot Ethics Committee, it’s become common sense for people to treat androids like household appliances. Their appearance – indistinguishable from humans except for the ring over each android’s head – has led some people to empathize unnecessarily with androids. Known as “android-holics”, such people have become a social problem.

Rikuo, a high school student, has been taught from childhood that androids are not to be viewed as humans, and has always used them as convenient tools. One day Rikuo discovers some strange data in the behavior records of his family’s household android, Sammy. Rikuo and his friend Masaki trace Sammy’s movements, only to discover a mysterious cafe that features a house rule that “humans and robots are to be treated the same”…

Note: Deluxe Edition includes a 56 page booklet detailing all sorts of interesting information about the film.

Blu-ray Review: Time of EVE – The Movie

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You’ve seen, and possibly read, our thoughts on the Time of EVE – The Movie Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition versions of the film but what did we think of the movie and it’s disc content? Find out in our Blu-ray Review of Time of EVE – The Movie.

Synopsis:

Influenced by the Robot Ethics Committee, it’s become common sense for people to treat androids like household appliances. Their appearance – indistinguishable from humans except for the ring over each android’s head – has led some people to empathize unnecessarily with androids. Known as “android-holics”, such people have become a social problem.

Rikuo, a high school student, has been taught from childhood that androids are not to be viewed as humans, and has always used them as convenient tools. One day Rikuo discovers some strange data in the behavior records of his family’s household android, Sammy. Rikuo and his friend Masaki trace Sammy’s movements, only to discover a mysterious cafe that features a house rule that “humans and robots are to be treated the same”… Read more of this post

Competition: Win the Time of Eve – The Movie on Blu-ray

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To celebrate the upcoming release of Time of Eve – The Movie on Blu-ray, which was made possible through the power of Kickstarter and crowd-funding, we have teamed up with Pied Piper & Directions to offer two lucky readers the chance of winning a copy.

Now before i get to the competition details i’d like to point out that Time of Eve: The Movie is currently available to purchase from the official Time of Eve Shop and by using the DISCOUNT CODE: EVE2014 you will receive a 25% Discount (voucher valid until 31st December 2014). The film is also available to purchase directly from Anime Limited as well as Pre-order from Amazon UK. Read more of this post

Unboxing: Time of Eve – The Movie (Deluxe Edition Blu-ray) [UK]

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It’s been over a year since Pied Piper’s / Directions / Studio Rikka’s Kickstarter campaign of turning the Time of Eve ONA (Original-Net-Animation) Series into a feature-length-film and releasing it as a Deluxe Editon Blu-ray; but here it is and today we are going to open it up and see exactly what it offers.

Available to purchase from the official Time of Eve Shop, Anime Limited’s online store and Amazon UK, this Deluxe Edition of the project contains a copy of the film, which is presented in High Definition on a Blu-ray disc, a 33-Track Soundtrack CD and 56-page booklet all housed inside a special carded sleeve digipack packaging design. Read more of this post

Unboxing: Time of Eve – The Movie (Standard Blu-ray) [UK]

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After Pied Piper’s successful Kickstarter campaign in turning the ONA (Original-Net-Animation) Series Time of Eve into a movie and releasing it as a ‘Deluxe Edition’ Blu-ray set, which we will be unboxing next week, the company have now turned their attention to creating a more affordable standard edition version of the film; and today that’s what we are going to take a look. Read more of this post

Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie – REGION LOCKED

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

Price: $18.29 / £11.67 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 1x Feature-Length-Film

Plot: Across stormy waters, a forgotten love still burns. It’s a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange women?

There’s no time to enjoy her vacation, however. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. But is this spirit as malicious as she seems, or does she burn with a desire for revenge?

Blu-ray Review: HAL – The Movie

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It seems All The Anime are starting to bring out ‘one-release-after-another’ and today we will be looking at their Blu-ray release of HAL – The Movie; but what we did think of the film and it’s release? Find out in our review.

Synopsis:

Kurumi‘s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back.

By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal’s place and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed. Read more of this post

Interview: A Q&A Session with Blue Exorcist Movie Director Atsushi Takahashi and Producer Takamitsu Inoue

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During the London May 2014 MCM Comic-con weekend we managed to have a quick Q&A Session with the director (Atsushi Takahashi) and the producer (Takamitsu Inoue) of the Blue Exorcist Movie, so we decided to find out first hand what it was like to direct and produce one of the biggest animated films of last year. Read more of this post

Blu-ray Review: Blue Exorcist – The Movie

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Curious as to where the Blue Exorcist film ties into the storyline of series or even what the film has to? well find out as we take a look at Manga Entertainment UK’s release in our Blu-ray review of the film.

Synopsis:

When his adopted father, Shiro Fujimoto was killed by his biological father, Satan, Rin Okumura swore to become an exorcist to avenge Shiro’s death declaring war on his own blood-relatives of the underworld…

Everyone is in the midst of preparing for a festival which is celebrated once every 11 years in True Cross Academy Town. However behind the scenes in the shadows, a “Phantom Train” goes berserk while the barriers protecting the town from demon intrusions were under repair. Rin, Yukio, and Shiemi are sent to exorcise the Phantom Train, but as usual Rin complicates the situation.

Among all of the chaos, Rin meets a demon in the form of a young boy. Meanwhile, Cheng-Long Liu, a Senior Exorcist First Class from the Taiwan Branch joins Shura in the repair operation and the story takes an unexpected turn as all their fates cross. Read more of this post