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- Age Rating: All
- Region: 2 - Japan
- Released By: Nippon Columbia
- MSRP: Ą4700
- Running time: 91
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Mospeada, Genesis Climber Box Set
Genesis Climber Mospeada Volume 2
Genesis Climber Mospeada Volume 2
What They SayThe Review!
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Mospeada?s release on DVD continues with four more episodes, covering the group?s development and provides a look at some of the group?s background.
Episode 5 ?Live In Scorched Earth Policy? builds on the group?s development in the last episode. Low on fuel for their mecha, our heroes come up with a detailed plan to steal some HBT cells from a heavily guarded castle while Yellow Belmont gives a concert to provide a distraction, each member required to pull their weight for it to succeed. All seems to go well, until the infiltrators run into ancient trap not listed in the plan, just as Yellow is about to end his show.
Episode 6 ?Support Girl Blues? centers on tough as nails biker chick Houquet Emrose. Houquet is distant as the group travels close to her hometown. A concerned Rey follows as Houquet sneaks away from the group and confronts the events and people who caused her to leave and close herself off from others.
Episode 7 ?Fallen Hero?s Ragtime? shows Jim Austin?s efforts to honor a promise he made to a dead friend. Unfortunately to succeed he has to confront a dark secret that a town will do anything to keep quiet.
Episode 8 ?Johnson?s Elegy? sees the group arrive in a town of happy and carefree soldiers, oblivious to the threat of the Inbit. The reason is a famed war hero, Colonel Johnson, commander of the deadly Angel Fangs, who appears to be keeping the town safe single-handed. The chance to fight side by side with his childhood hero is too much for Stick, but the group is concerned when only Colonel Johnson comes back?
The actual technical side of this disc is at the same standard as the rest of the Mospeada discs. A good transfer is marred slightly by film artifacts on the aged source materials, rounded off by a clear 2 channel Japanese stereo track.
The disc has the default Mospeada menu with the classic group looking skyward image as a background. For the most part, the menus are fast and easy to navigate for the non-Japanese speaker, though rather static and dull, with just the option to play each episode, view the image gallery or go to the scene selection page.
The image gallery on this discs is devoted to the primary big good guy mecha, the Legioss Armo-Fighter, with twenty five model sheet images of the three main models covered from various angles, before finishing up with a five images of the bulky Tread Armo-Bomber.
Mospeada is good series with a great deal of mecha action that should appeal to 80s mecha fans and those brought up on Robotech. Robotech fans will be find this of interest to see the differences between Mospeada and it?s Robotech counterpart, the New Generation. Without the certainty of an English subbed release in the foreseeable future, at present this is the only option to experience the real Mospeada, and these DVDs are more than up to the task of showcasing it.
Video Rating: +B
Audio Rating: B
Content Rating: A
Package Rating: A
Menu Rating: C
Japanese Language,30 image picture gallery,8-page insert booklet
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