Kochira Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo The Movie - Mania.com



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  • Audio Rating: A+
  • Video Rating: A+
  • Packaging Rating: C+
  • Menus Rating: B+
  • Extras Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: 2 - Japan
  • Released By: Pony Canyon
  • MSRP: �4700
  • Running time: 95
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Kochira Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo

Kochira Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo The Movie

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Kochira Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo The Movie
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The Review!
Before I start reviewing this movie, I got state that this one of the most "whacked" (I want say the F word, but I doubt Chris will allow it.. ^_^) movie I have ever seen. If you combine Fair Princess Rane and Patlabor 1: The Movie then you got this movie.
Anyways, back to review. When I first got the movie, I was very disappointed with the packaging, I thought they should least keep it in some kind of keep case, but it is a CD case, and there are nothing else in the case other than the regular insert for chapters.

Once you get that out of the way, the important part comes in to play, which is the DVD and show itself. The audio is surprisingly 5.1 and one damn good transfer. I didn't have a chance to watch the DVD in whole on a 5.1 system, from what I heard so far, the transfer is right on the spot, no sudden blow up sounds or anything like that. Even a regular speaker on my computer, the sound is really nice and clear.

The picture transfer is also very clear and crisp, no glitches at all, the Menu is a pretty good expect I don't under a word what the heck are they saying. After a few trying, there are TV and Theater Ads for this movie and well as a character profiles for the characters in the Movie and TV/OAV series from before. That's about all I can figure out.

Of course there is always the magic word 16 x 9 enhanced or Anamorphic for this show, I didn't get any kick of this feature expect my screen is wider. However Chris is getting his HDTV this week, another show to try on the TV.

As for the actually show, the story is pretty simple, someone keeps giving warnings to the police station to blow up certain buildings, now it is up this crazy cop and a FBI bomb expert to stop the person, however at the end... a rocket start to....

I wouldn't go any further to spoil the show, but the conclusion I have for this show is: it is entirely screwed up. You got rocket lose in the city; a guy sink the entire city; some cross dresser giu running all over from Hong Kong.... this show just unbelievable.

One thing I found very interesting with this show, I don't know if this is a production error or it is a joke on the side of the director, at one point, the credits has already started rolling, I thought the show ended and suddenly the credits disappears and show start up again. It is kind of funny, because it felt like "the show has ended, time to...", "What the...??"

Overall, this show is a must buy for people who liked Patlabor series, movie and like crazy wacky stuff. If you liked Princess Rane and Patlabor series, movies then this movie is a must see, on top of that, it has English subtitles, for a price of 50 dollars for a Region 2, what else can go wrong?

On top of all of those, it got one heck of soundtrack, especially the end song, I think I will pick up the OST next time I order anything with CDJapan. ^_^ ( This is a bit off topic, for a person who came from a small town in China, the song reminds me so much of my own home town, the song almost made me cry for reason )

Features
Japanese Language 5.1,Japanese Subtitles,English Subtitles,TV Ads,Character Info ( In Japanese ),Making of the Movie,Interview with the Director
Voice actor/actor Profile

Review Equipment
Samsung 5X DVD ROM with PowerDVD

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