Posts Tagged ‘Blu-ray’

Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]

Review “Gotham” Season 1 Blu-ray – Rotten, but Not Where It Should Be

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2015
I find precious little of value in the first season of Gotham, now available in a complete season Blu-ray set. The visual design of the show is terrific; many in the ensemble and guest-starring cast turn in impressive performances; some of the episodes make for gripping, entertaining television; and… …and I’m already out of nice […]

Star Wars Rebels Out of Darkness

Review: “Star Wars Rebels” Season One Blu-ray – Return of the Force

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
Star Wars fans disillusioned with the property in the wake of the prequel movies and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show can take some solace in hard economic fact: Disney didn’t pay more than $4 billion to Lucasfilm to leave it on a shelf or screw it up. Exhibit A in the anecdotal […]
Space Dandy

Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]


Review: “Adventure Time” Season 5 Grows Up And Stays Fun

by Todd DuBoison July 31, 2015
Adventure Time has never been a show afraid to push its limits, and season 5 is arguably where Cartoon Network’s landmark series experiments with narratives the most. The substantial 52-episode season more takes more opportunities than ever before to wade into serious territory and explore the background of its characters and its world, while our central […]

Review: “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” – Mostly Harmless

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2015
Take one part Alan Davis’ Justice League: The Nail, one part Doug Moench and Kelley Jones’ Batman: Red Rain, one part Jack Kirby’s The New Gods; add a dash of Watchmen murder mystery, shake well with a twist of lemon, and you’ll get something like Justice League: Gods and Monsters. The latest direct-to-video movie from […]


Anime Limited Announce Return Of “Mobile Suit Gundam” Franchise To UK With Blu-ray Releases

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2015
UK Anime Network News have provided round ups of announcements for both Anime Limited and Manga Entertainment/Animatsu at this past weekend’s MCM Manchester Comic Con. Chief among these is that Anime Limited will be bringing Gundam back to the UK in an arrangement similar to that of Right Stuf in America. The first title planned […]

Ranma 1/2

Review: “Ranma 1/2 Vol. 4” Can’t Learn New Moves

by Chad Boninon July 22, 2015
By the fourth volume of Ranma ½, there’s a certain precedent set. The cast and crew have their techniques down pat, but any sort of growth of a martial artist involves learning new skills. Ranma Saotome and his father have been living at the Tendo Dojo for a while now, but the goal to get […]

Review: “Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (UK Edition)”: This Summer’s Surprise Superhero Hit

by Grant Whiteon July 20, 2015
Last year I reviewed Anime Limited’s release of Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, a compilation lead in movie to the popular superhero anime. It left a strong impression on me and I commented it had increased my desire to finally watch the full show. I have to confess that’s an ambition I haven’t fulfilled in […]