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Right Stuf to Release "Dirty Pair" Films on May 1, 2012

by Classic Speedyon January 26, 2012
On 5/1/12, Right Stuf will release the remaining Dirty Pair properties to DVD: “Project Eden” (1987 theatrical film), “Affair of Nolandia” (1985 OAV) and “Flight 005 Conspiracy” (1990 OAV). As with their other Dirty Pair releases, this set, called “Dirty Pair: Features Collection”, will contain remastered video from the Japanese DVDs, and three audio tracks […]

"Rosario+Vampire" Seasons 1 & 2: Not a Brain in Its Pretty Head

by Classic Speedyon January 23, 2012
Watching Rosario+Vampire is the equivalent of a date with a really hot, uninhibited girl who is dumb as a brick. Oh sure, she’s easy on the eyes, she may even sleep with you, but in the end, what does it matter if she doesn’t stimulate you emotionally or intellectually, or offer anything besides her body? […]

PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Motto To Love Ru"

by Classic Speedyon January 11, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “MOTTO TO LOVE Ru” HOUSTON, January 11, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce the acquisition of MOTTO TO LOVE RU, the sequel series to the company’s previous hit TO LOVE RU. Based as before on the manga by Kintaro Yabuki (BLACK CAT) and Saki Hasemi (MOETAN,) the new […]

Two Looney Tunes DVDs Coming in March

by Classic Speedyon January 11, 2012
Two new Looney Tunes DVDs will debut on 3/6/12: “Looney Tunes Unleashed”, which contains the following shorts: * “Apes of Wrath” (1959, Freleng) * “Stork Naked” (1955, Freleng) * “Bad Ol’ Putty Tat” (1949, Freleng) and “Looney Tunes: The Best of Bugs Bunny”, which contains: * “The Million Hare” (1963, McKimson) * “Napoleon Bunny-Part” (1956, […]

PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Familiar of Zero F"

by Classic Speedyon January 11, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “FAMILIAR OF ZERO F” HOUSTON, January 10, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks waves its magic wandand announces the acquisition of yet another eagerly awaited new anime series: FAMILIAR OF ZERO F. Continuing the story introduced in the previous hit anime and manga series created by Noboru Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi himself handles […]

Media Blasters Downsizes; Releases Still Planned

by Classic Speedyon January 10, 2012
Media Blasters, the New York-based DVD company which releases anime through its Anime Works label, announced Tuesday that it has laid off 60% of its workforce, leaving five or six employees. John Sirabella, the CEO of Media Blasters, said they still anticipate releasing the DVDs/Blu-rays they had planned, including the first season of Squid Girl. […]

"The Simpsons" Season 14 (Blu-ray): Not a Disaster, But Not Groin-Grabbingly Good

by Classic Speedyon December 19, 2011
Ah, what a powerful thing peer pressure can be. This is especially true when it comes to The Simpsons. If you want to be part of the “cool” crowd, will say that there are literally no good moments after a certain point in the series (usually season 8 or 9, depending on the individual), and […]

RIP Bruno Bianchi (1955-2011)

by Classic Speedyon December 7, 2011
Bruno Bianchi, a French animation director, passed away on December 2nd at the age of 56. Arguably his biggest claim to fame was co-creating the TV series Inspector Gadget with Andy Heyward and Jean Chalopin, of which he also provided character designs and directed. He also worked on MASK, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Heathcliff, […]

"Oreimo" Complete Collection: This Show Shouldn't Be This Good

by Classic Speedyon November 21, 2011
Once in a while, a show comes along that really connects with you for whatever reason. For me, Oreimo is one of those, even if I haven’t personally experienced everything that occurs in the show. The plot: Kirino Kousaka, a 14-year old A-student (who’s also a budding track-and-field star and part-time model), and her 17-year […]

"Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 1": Double Dips, But What Good Looking Double Dips!

by Classic Speedyon November 15, 2011
Looney Tunes has had a few rough years on home video lately. The annual Golden Collections ceased coming in 2008 after the sixth volume, and the only new releases in 2009 were a couple of theatrical compilation films, both of which were mostly made up of cartoons already on DVD. Things improved a tad in […]