Universal Century 0079. Amuro Ray finds himself caught up in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. He unwillingly becomes the pilot of a prototype Mobile Suit called the Gundam. Now he and the crew of the White Base will have to fight for their very lives as the enemy attempts to destroy this new weapon at all costs. Combatants will face triumph and turmoil as they battle their way through space to get to their final destination on Earth. The outcome of the war lies in the hands of the Newtype in the anime series that started it all. Contains the entire Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy on 3 DVDs. From original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino and production from Sunrise (Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Dirty Pair). Audio: Japanese (5.1); Subtitles: English.
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Following RightStuf's release of Mobile Suit Gundam on Bluray and DVD, we also get the Mobile Suit Gundam movies. Collecting Mobile Suit Gundam I, Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow, and Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, these 3 discs cover the three theatrical Gundam releases. Each movie is a condensed version of the show. For example, the first movie covers the attack on Amuro's colony up until Operation Odessa. The second covering from there up to the return to space after the Jaburo assault; and so on. The movie's hold up a lot better than the actual show due to the improved visuals. There is new footage added but it was only shortly after the TV show had come out so its not as jarring a difference as the Zeta Gundam movies new footage was.
Otherwise, this is an excellent release. It is subbed only like the previous Bandai release and only available on DVD but to have it rereleased is awesome!
It was a surprise to find the original series of the Gundam's as I had thought never to see it, be it in its original form or other format, so finding the three movies it had become who could resist grabbing it while the grabbing was good? Politics, adventure and the odd romantic moment all rolled up into a grand adventure.
I'll admit I had a ball picking amidst the movies and finding the forerunners of the Wing Seed and 00 Universes. And they are there, easy enough to find if you look and believe me, I looked and I enjoyed. If there is one thing the Gundam genre has kept continuity with its a decent story line with characters that have some depth to them. You get the shallower characters but then you get the gems and for me its usually the grey characters that I enjoy the most.
If you watch a Gundam series you should expect to see more than giant mecha running around shooting each other... and I for one am damn glad it is so much more than that...
Some may look at this rating of four stars and think, "What? He doesn't think that the Gundam Trilogy is well-nigh perfect? What in Zeon's name is WRONG with him?" But don't worry, I'm not giving the MOVIES four stars (for the record I love these movies - to me they make a better space movie trilogy than Star Wars - let the flaming commence!) Let me clarify: I'm not going to review the actual movies here (at least, not that much) seeing as how they have already been reviewed in depth by better writers than myself. Rather, I will review this movie set as a *product*. Meaning I am going to review the DVDs themselves. And the DVDs are perfectly adequate. The video and audio are good (especially for almost-thirty year old films that have been made from a 1979 TV show). Unlike other reviewers I am not completely incensed by the new Dolby 5.1 remix of the movies' soundtracks (apparently these discs have the same audio as the previous collectors edition box set)...
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