Goodbye Space Battleship Yamato -

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  • Audio Rating: A
  • Video Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Menus Rating: D+
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: 2 - Japan
  • Released By: Bandai Visual
  • MSRP: ¥7800
  • Running time: 155
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Starblazers / Yamato

Goodbye Space Battleship Yamato


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The Review!
With the exception of the menu, which though no bugs, is very lame, and overall lack of "software extras" that are on the disc, this disc exceeds all of my expectations from a movie as old as the Yamato movie. This is especially true with the superb audio and video clarity that this DVD outputs. Watching this movie on my 10 feet progressived scanned commercial projector is amazing, which, unlike the old LD version, is bright and crisp when played on my modified Toshiba player. By the way, the audio had been redone to be stereo even though standard MONO audio option is also available. LD version of this movie simply can not compare at all. The LD sized box packaging and the free poster are equally impressive for this Bandai first release.

The history and the story of the movie, Goodbye Space Battle Ship Yamato, requires no explanation at all. It is simply one of the best works by Itsumi Matsumoto and this movie, in my view, is the best story of the entire Yamato series. If you like SCIFI Drama with a deep seeded storyline like Galaxy Express 999, this movie is a must.

As for the audience, if you do not know Japanese, do not like to follow shows from a script, or do not have a region 2 capable player, this disc is probably not for you. The reason is because this DVD is a Japanese region only (Region 2 NTSC) disc and therefore does not have any English subtitles, or any subtitles for that matter. And unlike many other Japanese Animation, the story of the Space Battle Ship Yamato is not a child's story where the audience can understand without knowing fully what is actually spoken. What good is money spend on a movie that you can not understand or can not watch or enjoy?

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