Slayers: The Motion Picture (Mania.com)

By:Ivan Oro
Review Date: Monday, February 18, 2002
Release Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2000



The Review!
Where should I start? It's quite simple: I love small packages even when it comes in the form of Lina Inverse (a flat chested girl and somehow short-tempered sometimes. Don't mention any word about money or her bust and you will be safe for a while) and her partner, Nahga, the white serpent (too busty for you guys!!! Warning: Do not melt for her or you will catch a cold). Since I've watched the three full seasons (Slayers, Next and Try), this movie helped me to solve some mysteries behind Lina and his partner Gourry. I'm not gonna tell you where's Mypross or the mystery behind scenes since I don't want to spoil the movie. Listen, this movie is a must for every Slayers fan and YOU SHOULD BUY IT AT THE COST OF YOUR LIFE. The menu was well designed and it starts playing a track of the Slayers' music: Latin Lingo OVA Mix. I'm just excited waiting for more Slayers stuff in DVD. Hoping the Slayers Dragon Slave Picture DVD will arrive soon at my door. O.K., thanks for reading this tasteless review (I know guys, you're bored because of me but shut up or I will punish you with my Dragon Slave attack). I want to complain again against those "keepcases". It was hard to pull it out. I thought I was bending the DVD with my bare hands but it didn't break up so I was lucky. You, ADV Film guys, listen, listen or you will be punished: Don't use that kind of keepcase. Why don't you copy the Central Park Media or Bandai keepcases? Cheating in this case is not good for the health of customers (look Utena DVD and Gundam keepcases as examples. Just press down and the keepcase will release the DVD in an easy way) It was a torture pulling out those DVD's (I'm talking about Neon Genesis Evangelion and Slayers the Motion Picture keepcases from hell!!!)I can forgive you since the movie content was so good but next time I will punish you in the name of the Moon (Sorry, Usagi for borrowing your lines!!!) I found no errors in sound (I have a stereo TV output so I don't care so much about 5.1 channels) and no errors in video. But something is driving me crazy: the Spanish subtitles. Yes, the Spanish translation was so poor compared to the English subtitles. I don't know if ADV films hired a child from kindergarten to handle this task (I'm so sorry I've been so rude to you but it's true: Spanish subtitles on this DVD sucks. You should start taking your Spanish subject at your respective U again) So if I should rate the Spanish subtitles, I will give it a D. Thanks for reading this short review and hoping you will take your respective measures in this case. Hmmph, God bless you but bless me first since I have exams tomorrow!!! Sayonara!



Review Equipment
ORITRON DVD200 Player, 21" KTV TV set



Mania Grade: A
Audio Rating: A
Video Rating: A
Packaging Rating: F+
Menus Rating: D+
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: 12 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: ADV Films
MSRP: 29.99
Running time: 75
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Non-Anamorphic Widescreen
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Slayers