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"Gilgamesh" Vol. 1: Anime or Insomnia Cure?

You know, post-Eva and post-Lain, it seems like everyone and their grandma in the anime industry has this idea that dramatic anime needs to move at a snail’s pace. Now, in the hands of the right directors, storyboarders and writers, that ambient, pastoral pacing can make some really classic series. However, in all too many […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" Vol. 2: It's Here, It's Hilarious, Get Used To It.

Wolfram: “Don’t be so shy, I’m your fiancee!” Yuri: “I don’t care! That doesn’t mean you have to try and do the naked pretzel!” -Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.2. When we last left Kyo Kara Maoh, Yuri Shibuya, teenage amateur baseball player and newly minted demon king of another dimension, was on a quest to find […]

"Electric Company" Coming to DVD

A brief article in the Los Angeles Times notes that a DVD release of PBS’s The Electric Company is in the works (free registration required). Airing from 1971 to 1977, The Electric Company featured Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, and the earliest work of actor Morgan Freeman, as well as assorted animated features and live-action Spider-Man […]

"Sin City": Sexy Movie, Impotent DVD

The Film There are a great many movies which come out of seemingly nowhere to surprise and delight us. On the other hand, there are also a great many movies which carry with them tremendous baggage in getting to the screen. Guess which kind Sin City is? That’s right, being a comic book adaptation, Sin […]

Original "Sin": A "Sin City" Primer

One of the latest in a long line of comic book adaptations, Sin City, hit DVD last month. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and Quentin Tarantino, and boasting an incredible cast ranging from Mickey Rourke to Jessica Alba to Elijah Wood, it’s one of the year’s most talked-about movies. Right from the start, it […]

"Thundercats" DVD to get Disc Replacement

People who bought Season 1, Volume 1 of Thundercats will get the chance to call for a replacement disc since one of the episodes was released without background music. Source: Warner Bros.

Animated Films New and Old Come to DVD

Cover art for the Ferngully: The Last Rainforest and Madagascar DVDs has been posted at DVD Answers, while The Digital Bits reports Rock-A-Doodle will be re-released to DVD this November 8th. The 1992 film about a rooster who achieves an Elvis-like status, was previously released to DVD on February 3, 2004. Thanks to Animated News […]

DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Yumeria" Coming to DVD in October

ADV Films will release Yumeria: Into the Dreamscape on October 11, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes one through four in anamorphic video and both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include reverse cover artwork, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will retail for $29.98.   [Source: […]

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