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  • Audio Rating: A+
  • Video Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Menus Rating: A
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Manga Entertainment
  • MSRP: 29.99
  • Running time: 90
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Macross Plus

Macross Plus Vol. #1 (2nd Pressing)

By Chris Beveridge     June 01, 2000
Release Date: June 01, 2000

Macross Plus Vol. #1 (2nd Pressing)
© Manga Entertainment

What They Say
You can tell the second pressing by the white label at the top of the DVD case. The second pressing says "Macross Plus/ Volume 2 Parts 3 & 4"

Macross Plus scores with its triple-play of dynamic mecha action, dramatic characters and rock music elements creating a visual spectacle with whirlwind air combat scenes that will leave you mesmerized.

Part 3: Adventures ignites a firestorm of emotion When the Dangerous Rivalry between Isamu and Guld Bowman reaches boiling point amid the pressure of the Super Nova test program. After an investigation into the so-called "accident" that left Dyson hospitalized, the UN Government in charge of the test program unveils its hidden agenda. Myung is torn between her feelings for the two men as her memories of days gone by on Planet Eden are shattered by harsh reality.

Part 4: Angered by the news that the Stealth Valkyrie trails have been abruptly stopped. Isamu and Yang head toward Earth to get even with the pilot-less Ghost X-9 and Guld goes after them for a final battle. The two fighters clash amidst interceptor missiles being fired from Earth. During this fight to the death, Guld recalls the fateful event that had been sealed in his memory. Meanwhile, in Macross City, Sharon Apple absorbs Myung's thoughts and now has full control over the city and its citizens.

The Review!
Let's jump right into things here. The audio on this disc is just gorgeous for the English side. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is very well done. There are lots of directional sounds used in addition to a now fuller sounding front soundstage. The Japanese track, while not nearly as strong as the English track, is well done as well. Dialogue in both languages is clear and undistorted.

The video on this second disc is excellent, though there is more shimmering line noise on this one than the first volume, partially due to several more complicated city sequences with lots of drawn lines. For the most part though, this is a great looking disc.

Packaging is similar to the first and is well done. No issues here. The menu is also identical to the first volume (talk about a cost saving item) but it's definitely a neat menu and plays well when you leave it alone for awhile.

The subtitles for this pressing are also timed correctly, which was something that bothered a lot of fans of the Japanese language track. Have no fear of the subtitles with this new pressing.

As for the show, I covered a lot of that in my first volume review so there's not whole heck of a lot to comment on with this one. If you've enjoyed the first volume, the second disc is a no brainer.

Japanese 2.0 Language Track,English 5.1 Language Track,English Subtitles,English SDH subtitles,Previews for each episode,Photo Gallery,Japanese production team credit menus

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